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Question about Bidding/Some Info on Buses at Eastchester
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1988 MCI TC40-102A wrote:
Well I grew up on Liberty Lines Express and their MCI Classics so it's not just about the engine and its sound that takes me back into their era (80s/90s), it's also about the history I have with them and all that. I have memories of riding the Liberty Classics and I grew up with them so I want one of those instead of one of the others. Also I've actually never heard an 8V-71N before. The 6V-92TA is the most familiar sounding to me, nothing can beat it at least IMO..


I have the exact same passion for the NYBS Classics as I too rode on them when they were first delivered. I think it wasn't even a week before I took my first ride on the first one out from Drieser Loop. I practically rolled outta bed and into a Classic each morning.

Sheesh do I long to hear that haunting roar coming from her engine. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shortlineMCI wrote:
1988 MCI TC40-102A wrote:
Well I grew up on Liberty Lines Express and their MCI Classics so it's not just about the engine and its sound that takes me back into their era (80s/90s), it's also about the history I have with them and all that. I have memories of riding the Liberty Classics and I grew up with them so I want one of those instead of one of the others. Also I've actually never heard an 8V-71N before. The 6V-92TA is the most familiar sounding to me, nothing can beat it at least IMO..


I have the exact same passion for the NYBS Classics as I too rode on them when they were first delivered. I think it wasn't even a week before I took my first ride on the first one out from Drieser Loop. I practically rolled outta bed and into a Classic each morning.

Sheesh do I long to hear that haunting roar coming from her engine. Crying or Very sad


Well I hear there is a repainted ex NYBS classic still doing occasional training so you might have another chance.
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shortlineMCI



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. I was able to take a peak at Classics at the Eastchester garage and did see like 5 or 8 or something to that affect. So I'm assuming you are reffering to one of them.

I find it interesting though that they are using the Classic for training purposes as the drivers did require training to drive them because of their 102 inch wide body.

By the way. I was at NIMCO just today and they still had sitting there NYBS 1600-1602 and still looking very good and two MCI Classics, one excellent condition, and one that the step well is badly damaged due to moving around with a forklift.

As for the other Classics, they are completely decimated.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should take some pic of it at Nimco
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was there at NIMCO with him... 3 GM's and 2 MCI's. Both MCI's are NYBS. In the pile, I saw what appeared to be the remaining bits and pieces of several Green Classics.... Sad.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not worry too much about a Classic being saved.... One already is.... As a matter of fact, we went on a road trip with it last week. Here is a pic I took Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't they going to put the MTA logo's back and what number that classic has?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkW wrote:
I would not worry too much about a Classic being saved.... One already is.... As a matter of fact, we went on a road trip with it last week. Here is a pic I took Smile




You saved a classic ? Wow Shocked Nice! (if you did) Laughing Whats the bus number?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, 1481 now has a playmate.... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats GBL 701 brought back from the dead!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Its obviously not 5887 or any ex GBL, SC, JB, TCC or QS. Is it an ex NYBS or LLE? Thanks for saving another bus, it looks great.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No it's not 5887... All the remaining Green Classics were scrapped at NIMCO last month.

One more hint... It is originally from one of the Cooper companies Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkW wrote:
No it's not 5887... All the remaining Green Classics were scrapped at NIMCO last month.

One more hint... It is originally from one of the Cooper companies Smile


Coopers Co.? Wow I don't remember any Coopers Classics repainted except 5882 (front only) and 5887 unless this bus use to be in a Cooper company and was later transferred. Is it an ex NYBS classic that use to be a GBL or Command Classic. Man your killing me Mark Laughing I'm thinking the bus may have been NYBS 1695-1697 or NYBS 1711-1715. Okay Im done for now Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a 74xx classic?
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