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December, 1980
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.......in 1980, the ill-fated GRUMMANS were "the new kids on the block" in the "Em-Tee-Ay'" bus fleet; Fishbowls and New looks, of course, still ruled the streets (as did the once-commonplace CHECKER cabs!)

Despite the scourge of graffiti and deferred maintenance, the subways were still a SMEE-lover's paradise; such now-classic vintage equipment, such as the R10's/12's/14's/15's were still in service.

Some of the cars on the #7 Flushing line still wore their original World's Fair "Bluebird" paint, under all the garish scrawlings.

Many stations still had old-fashioned token booths and wooden turnstiles; incandescent lighting could still be found at certain stations.

Tokens were still in use; Metrocards were still in the distant future.

The "Amazins" were still playing at the hallowed Shea.

Steam ferries could still be ridden on the Staten Island Ferry; the new BARBERI-class boats would, soon enough, force the steamers of the "MERRELL" class into retirement.

The original "PA" PATH cars were still in service, as were the 1958 "joint service" K-class cars, which were the last rapid transit cars in New York to have incandescent lighting and single panel doors.

In New Jersey, the Jersey City-area "indy" companies still had some Old Looks in their fleets at that time.

Ahhh, the memories....... Wink

"NYO"
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