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  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:45 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
"Dangerfields" up to Yankee Stadium (WAMATA loans)

I know that MaBSTOA "Dangerfields" once served routes that went to Yankee Stadium.

Were any of the "bailout" WAMA ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:50 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Comparing "Borough Bomber" front signs (roller curtain/electronic); I am guessing that the size of the font used on these MSBA buses was the largest used on city buses......

https://www.n ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:52 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
At least the left-hand section of the roller sign box on retired Old Look (MaBSTOA) #3227 is indeed easily readable, and not relegated to a mere "slot".......

https://www.nycsubway.org/pe ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:06 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
To this day, I cannot figure out the logic behind the "side slot" front signs on certain MACKS........ Rolling Eyes

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156952

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:45 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B.:

Here's an interesting historical page (w/photos) I think you'll enjoy....

https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a34945366/history-of-the-scoreboard/
I would if I were a subscr ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:01 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Cadman Plaza & Montaque, 1972..........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155219

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)


That would be, on that bank sign, what Time-O-Matic called numeral style K ( ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:59 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
3rd Avenue & 34th St., 1975......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155044

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)


Lexington, actually, but . . . today, it's Santander Bank in thar' . . .
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:34 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
And, of course, in much, much later years, Brooklynites had to dodge "da buses"...... Wink

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154597

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154466

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  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 726
Views: 117744

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:33 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B.:

See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Times_Square (as danged ugly as the "improved" PABT)

Also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_ticker

Anyone reading your comments ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 263
Views: 41196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:45 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
.......sobering to think that, way back when the 2000 Subway Series was played, RTS buses and the iconic "Redbird" subway cars were still in service; the humble RTS indeed remained in servic ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 726
Views: 117744

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:41 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
And here's what many a MaBSTOA bus (M10, M104, M106, M6, M7) passed through over the years. This is how the Mk II zipper along One Times Square (or as it was at that juncture, the Allied Chemical Tow ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 726
Views: 117744

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:31 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B.:

In this 1972 Journal Square (Jersey City) scene (looking west on Kennedy Boulevard), at the extreme left, you can see a bit of the TIME/TEMPERATURE sign of HUDSON TRUST (TRUST COMPANY OF NEW ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 726
Views: 117744

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:34 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
PSNJ/TNJ/NJT Fishbowl X-381 displaying three small nearside ad frames, back in 1981 (32nd St., Union City, my old stomping grounds!).......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155378

(courtesy: ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 726
Views: 117744

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:25 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)

http://bustalk.info/forum/files/5270_2_154.jpg
A factory view of 5270 from the second batch of MaBSTOA's TDH-5303. Note the ad racks and destination signs were mounted at the factory.

Note that ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 726
Views: 117744

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:15 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Now, regarding the two small ad racks with the rear wheel between them...

Here we see samples of ex-Fifth Avenue Coach fishbowls.

http://bustalk.info/forum/files/3164_2_107.jpg
(#3164...still i ...
 
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