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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Manhattan Sightseeing Buses Reply with quote

Here are samples of at least three builders and operators showing the Big Apple's sights!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pix, MaBSTOA 15!!! Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the top photo, of Manhattan Sightseeing Bus Tours #88, the lines of the front door puzzle me. I presume it swings out, as was once described as a "parlor car door." However, I cannot see a vertical line either left or right of the door, and the bottom step would be very high.
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I vaguely recall Red & Tan running a sightseeing service, but this photo is still a puzzle. Is it a White?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N4 Jamaica wrote:
Regarding the top photo, of Manhattan Sightseeing Bus Tours #88, the lines of the front door puzzle me. I presume it swings out, as was once described as a "parlor car door." However, I cannot see a vertical line either left or right of the door, and the bottom step would be very high.



With the resolution a bit on the fuzzy side, you can assume that this is a sedan door. Suicide doors on a bus are never heard of.

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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:15 am    Post subject: White bus Reply with quote

The top photo is a White with roof-top windows for sightseeing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non double-decker Manhattan sightseeing buses, 2 White's


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a Mack and perhaps a Twin Coach?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked (!!!!!!!!)

Now, THESE are REAL buses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I have an old (laminated) postcard for the "TIMES SQUARE SIGHTSEEING CO., INC", showing a postwar REO with a sightseeing roof.

206 W. 43rd was the starting point (and ticket office) for this company; Telephone: LOngacre 4-8575/WIsconsin 7-4850

THANKS AGAIN for sharing these AWESOME old images of sightseeing buses of a long-lost era in "Noo Yawk" history!! Very Happy

"NYO"
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