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The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
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B53RICH




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a photo of MABSTOA 6873 with front and busorama ads announcing the exact fare change 51 years ago today:



MaBSTOA 6873 on route M101A at Park Row & Beekman Street. Photograph taken August 22, 1969 by Doug Grotjahn; collection of Joe Testagrose.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT PHOTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy (thanks for posting!)

Ahhh, to travel back 50 years to 1969! Very Happy

Though 1969 was, of course, a great year for the fans of the Amazin' New York Mets, it was, indeed, a sad year for transit buffs. Sad

The last of the fabled BMT "Standards" were retired, as were the last few prewar IRT cars, then running on the Bronx 3rd Avenue El.

That same year, the famed Myrtle Avenue El closed down forever, which spelled the end for the old wooden "Q" cars, which, at the time, had the distinction of being the last wooden rail cars in revenue service in the country.

But, at least, bus-wise, there was STILL a lot to keep our attention, and to bring a smile to our faces...... Very Happy
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