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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assorted roller curtains......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155120

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153823

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153832

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155688

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155192

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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batwings/sans batwings (comparisons).......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154201

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154028

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155184

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

This was what I meant about the shifting to the left of such signs. Out there is a B&W photo from 1967 of MaBSTOA bus #5508, with 'VIA 7 AVE' after the '2A TO 8 ST' on the front roll sign, to the next lane of ex-FACCo "Queen Mary" #2124 (likewise courtesy nycsubway.org):

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155410
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

As always, greatly appreciate your information regarding rollsigns and their variations over the years; your input always adds a lot more "depth" to a given photo! Wink

I noticed the driver, with no cap, and no tie; I've always wondered why most bus drivers (in both "Noo Yawk" and "Joisey") began to "ditch" the full uniform look in the later 60's and 1970's.

Granted, it was a bit more comfortable when driving a non a/c bus during the hot, sticky summers, but, IMHO, I always felt that the "full uniform" always added its own bit of "professional class".

From many of the old photos we've seen and discussed here, you could tell what drivers were "old timers" and had no intention of "going casual", so to speak.

These were the old "die hards" that still remain clearly etched in my memory...... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Purist" that I am, I was never fond of lower-case roller curtains on older model buses......the same held true for older subway cars..... Razz

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155605

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Setting a 'Noo Yawk' batwinged Fishbowl to music", 1972 (this is one of the best "batwing" photos I've ever come across!) Wink

https://k-kao-shima.blogspot.com/2016/08/jackson-heights-1972-fifth-avenue-bus.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......there's a a Youtube vid on the page in the previous post: I have not tried it yet; I LOVE that "batwing" Fishbowl! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more rollsigns...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and a couple of more signs...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

REPEAT: MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How refreshing to see BUSES that LOOK like BUSES, instead of giant insects or oversized milk cartons!!!! Razz Razz Razz

THANK YOU for sharing these great pics!!!! Wink

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