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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
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 subscriber. Sadly, it's behind a paywall.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

Strange...

I'm not a subscriber, but I can view the page.

More internet "quirks".....ah, me......

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

Here's sort of a "consolation"prize...... Wink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoreboard
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who today would know of the ancient "Playograph"*......? Rolling Eyes

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

*Note 1911 photo taken at Herald Square, showing a "Playograph" keeping score of the World Series......
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roller curtains/electronic signage.....

I always thought it odd that while the last "Em-Tee-Ay" buses to have roller curtains (as delivered) were final orders of Fishbowls and "Dangerfields"; under ground, however, the R-68 "Hippos" of the late 1980's came equipped with roller curtains, the very last new "Noo Yawk" subway cars to be equipped with roller curtains, as delivered.

Given this (also, recall the R-62's originally having roller signs) I wonder why the "Em-Tee-Yay" did not go with roller curtains for the "Borough Bombers" and the RTS...........

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The concept of "automatic" signage inside of rapid transit cars is, by no means, a new one.

As early as 1910, the H&M (today's PATH) was experimenting with chain-driven "station indicator" signs in the cars; this experiment was not repeated.

On the BMT, the "Multi-Section" cars of the later 1930's had similar interior station indication signs, also operated by a chain drive......

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the interior of a BMT "Multi"; the small station indicator sign can be seen just above the gangway leading into the next unit......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?132282

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MACK front sign comparisons.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156970

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
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

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Not just them. On 'Tee-Yay' (and to a degree, Surface) Old Looks as well. But yeah, you'd think . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SURFACE Mack #3001.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154548

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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/perl/show?153835

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prewar TWIN, postwar "Costello", and "Tee-Yay" Old Looks with "side slot" front signs.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156481

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156603

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154650

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154956

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154826

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brooklyn's postwar trolleybuses also featured "side slot" front signs.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153281

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