BusTalk Forum Index BusTalk
A Community Discussing Buses and Bus Operations Worldwide!
 
 BusTalk MainBusTalk Main FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups BusTalk GalleriesBusTalk Galleries   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 39, 40, 41 ... 43, 44, 45  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> New York City Buses
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
W.B. Fishbowl



Age: 55
Joined: 02 Oct 2014
Posts: 1210
Location: New York, New York, USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
12th Avenue & W. 42nd St., 1972.

When these photos were snapped, the old West Shore (NYCRR) Ferry had been gone 13 years; SURFACE, of course, was now MaBSTOA.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154190

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154198

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

But so, too, was Fifth Avenue Coach Lines (which, up to 1962, operated #16 via its "NYCO Division").
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

By the time that the DAY LINE (then operated by CIRCLE LINE) faded into oblivion, only the CIRCLE LINE remained at the foot of W. 42nd St.; the NYCRR ferry to Weehawken was long forgotten, and, the DAY LINE, with its new "motor vessel", the diesel-powered "DAYLINER" remained, for a time, as a fading vestige of another era.

When the CIRCLE LINE purchased the DAY LINE in 1962, the steamer PETER SUYVESENT" had been retired; this meant that the veteran sidewheeler "ALEXANDER HAMILITON" was the only ex-DAY LINE vessel operated by CIRCLE LINE.

With the waterfront then in steady decline, fewer bus passengers were traveling to (or boarding) at the W. 42nd St. end of the line......

"NYO"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

On the previous page, I posted a link to a photo of #8852 at St. George, in 1973; any clue as to the odd "display" on the rear offside roller curtain?

"NYO"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing I noticed, in going through numerous "batwing" photos (both MaBSTOA and "Tee-Yay") that there were many buses that were operating with blank rear signs (both sides), especially as th 70's progressed; too, a number of photos show buses with empty rear sign boxes.

Was this a sort of a prelude, if you will, to the general falling out of favor regarding the batwing signs?

I'm wondering if some drivers disliked the added chore of setting two additional sign boxes.......

"NYO"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's several buses with blank/empty rear sign boxes (starting with this 1978 view)........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156198

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5th Avenue & 50th St., 1975......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155980

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wards Island, 1974............

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154072

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"SPOT ON" (Gardner Ave. loop, 1978).........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154671

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5th Avenue & 41st St., 1975......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154700

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
W.B. Fishbowl



Age: 55
Joined: 02 Oct 2014
Posts: 1210
Location: New York, New York, USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
W.B.:

On the previous page, I posted a link to a photo of #8852 at St. George, in 1973; any clue as to the odd "display" on the rear offside roller curtain?

"NYO"

From the Ulmer Park depot in Brooklyn. '6 to COZINE & ASHFORD ST', it said.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
W.B. Fishbowl



Age: 55
Joined: 02 Oct 2014
Posts: 1210
Location: New York, New York, USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Another thing I noticed, in going through numerous "batwing" photos (both MaBSTOA and "Tee-Yay") that there were many buses that were operating with blank rear signs (both sides), especially as th 70's progressed; too, a number of photos show buses with empty rear sign boxes.

Was this a sort of a prelude, if you will, to the general falling out of favor regarding the batwing signs?

I'm wondering if some drivers disliked the added chore of setting two additional sign boxes.......

"NYO"

As I said, very few add-ons to batwinged roll signs were effected in 1974. Again, I counted only two - one for the M41 Culture Loop, the other for the Waterside branch of M16. But they seemed to be inserted into existing roll signs, no new roll signs struck up.

But yeah, the absence of roll signs (or in some cases, only showing the top or bottom 'blank' part of same) as the '70's wore on, did seem a forerunner of abandoning that whole concept and extending ads to that area.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castleton Garage, 1978......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154663

(courtey: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"CULTURE LOOP" (888), 1974, employng MAN artic demo......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153628

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155709

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1974 "CULTURE BUS" map.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/img/maps/bus-1974cult1.jpg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 15024
Location: NEW JOISEY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"CULTURE LOOP" (a la batwing), 1973.......

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155847

(courtesy: nysubway.org)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> New York City Buses All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 39, 40, 41 ... 43, 44, 45  Next
Page 40 of 45

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group