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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vanderbilt Avenue, back in the day.......

https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4006

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'twas indeed the era of the mighty GMC's.......

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"CHOMPIN' AT THE BIT"*.......

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*Even when standing still, MACKS looked FIERCE!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Surf's' Up" (1955).......

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remembering when FACCo. was still not a company only to be found in memory or books......

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Doo Wop Days".......

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's interesting that you posted two 1955 photos, one outside Grand Central Terminal with a Shelter sign, the other from Nostrand Avenue and Avenue R with two Macks and no Shelter sign. I prefer the Macks.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N4 Jamaica wrote:
It's interesting that you posted two 1955 photos, one outside Grand Central Terminal with a Shelter sign, the other from Nostrand Avenue and Avenue R with two Macks and no Shelter sign. I prefer the Macks.


Joe:

I always loved the Old Looks, but have always had a special place in my heart for MACKS.

In my area of New Jersey (only 15 minutes from Journal Square) MACKS were quite commonplace through the later 1960's, on the NHBL.

There were also MACKS on the SHBL, L&G, and CENTRAL AVENUE lines.

I can remember several different models in use back then; when Mom and I would take one of our many day trips to Staten Island (nearly 60 years ago!) I can remember seeing a lot of MACKS at the St. George terminal, as well as many Old Looks.

I can also remember Mom and I riding MACKS to South Beach (Mom remembered riding the SIRT to South Beach with her family, when she was growing up)

MACKS always reminded me of an old-time heavyweight fighter; they seemed to have a "swagger" that further accentuated their overall toughness.......I miss those old buses still!

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe:

Here's a few more MACK photos for you from 1955....... Wink

https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3964

https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3965

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3966

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N4 Jamaica wrote:
It's interesting that you posted two 1955 photos, one outside Grand Central Terminal with a Shelter sign,


That's actually the old Pennsylvania Station, looking west on 32nd Street towards the 7th Avenue entrance...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
N4 Jamaica wrote:
It's interesting that you posted two 1955 photos, one outside Grand Central Terminal with a Shelter sign,


That's actually the old Pennsylvania Station, looking west on 32nd Street towards the 7th Avenue entrance...


traildriver:

I had meant to make notice of this little error earlier myself, but forgot to.

Thanks for saving me the trouble! Rolling Eyes

At least, the majestic, elegant, and historic GCT is still with us today; today's Penn Station has all the ambience of an underground shopping mall....... Sad

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In more ways than one, this 1981 photo oozes nostalgia; note the building on the right (with several dormers); until 1937, this building was a NYW&B station.

The Fishbowl (#8401, running on the Bx34), huge autos, and store signage all wonderfully date this old photo, now nearly 40 years old.......

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Park Row in "glorious living color", late 1940's........

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one for both the bus and the streetcar enthusiast, taken at ENY, about 1940.......

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a film, a shot of FACL New Look #3151 in its original color scheme, traveling along Broadway heading towards Times Square (check what was then the Mutual Of New York building in the background) . . . notice the mylar Transign roll signs on each side . . .

This was the second wave of New Looks ordered for the company - and the last (outside of Surface Transits 3161-3210).



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