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  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
B53RICH

Replies: 179
Views: 66498

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Broadway & 42nd, 1981.

This photo is interesting, in that the WAMATA Fishbowl is still wearing its original 1960's-era "DC TRANSIT" paint.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
B53RICH

Replies: 179
Views: 66498

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Broadway & 42nd, 1981.

This photo is interesting, in that the WAMATA Fishbowl is still wearing its original 1960's-era "DC TRANSIT" paint.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 211
Views: 63996

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:17 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Here is a photo of MABSTOA 6873 with front and busorama ads announcing the exact fare change 51 years ago today:



MaBSTOA 6873 on route M101A at Park Row & Beekman Street. Photograph taken A ...
  Topic: Rollsigns/batwings/readings/routes, etc.
B53RICH

Replies: 244
Views: 42972

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:25 pm   Subject: Rollsigns/batwings/readings/routes, etc.
While on the subject of "BUS-O-RAMA" bat wings, I'd love to see someone photoshop a picture of one of the "buses with the sign that sticks out in the front" and ad bat wing ads in ...
  Topic: Buses in "Honeymooners" movie
B53RICH

Replies: 28
Views: 10134

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:51 pm   Subject: Buses in "Honeymooners" movie
Here in the following clip, is the original Honeymooners opening 1954. Bus # 2739 is in the scene. According to the GM production list, this appears to be a 1949 TDH4509 NYC Omnibus Corp. vehicle.

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  Topic: The "Other" New Look
B53RICH

Replies: 230
Views: 51951

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:50 pm   Subject: The "Other" New Look
No info given on these latter day b/w photos.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1390

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1375 (note some sort of "patch up" on the dash, where an ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 136
Views: 30174

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
By the way, the photo credit goes to Doug Grotjahn; collection of Joe Testagrose. taken January 25, 1981 at Twelfth Avenue & West 42nd Street.
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 136
Views: 30174

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:26 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
That was a real Smirnoff ad. Here's another, this time with 7750.

http://gallery.bustalk.info/displayimage.php?pid=10962&fullsize=1
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 136
Views: 30174

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
I figured out the object above the bus which is not on the bus. The location is at Ulmer Park Depot on Harway Ave. at Cropsey. I went to Google Street View to observe the location. There is a high ri ...
  Topic: Unusual MaBSTOA Script
B53RICH

Replies: 4
Views: 3100

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:43 pm   Subject: Unusual MaBSTOA Script
The batwing ads on 5516-5525 were add-ons placed over the standee windows. The roofline MABSTOA script were covered up by the ad racks.
  Topic: NYCTA 4507's to NJ's "MOUNTAIN COACHES"
B53RICH

Replies: 22
Views: 11662

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:09 pm   Subject: NYCTA 4507's to NJ's "MOUNTAIN COACHES"
The operator of the second -hand old look # 7 was Green Bus Lines.
  Topic: What's up here?
B53RICH

Replies: 68
Views: 20696

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:58 am   Subject: What's up here?
That photo of bus #2 was posted on another forum or even Newsgroups several years ago. From what I read, it was an ex TA bus transferred to the Parks Dept. Originally as a TA bus, it had a different f ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
B53RICH

Replies: 72
Views: 29158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:25 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
[quote="NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629"]

GRUMMAN did FAR BETTER at designing SPACE CRAFT than it did designing BUSES!!/quote]

Actually Grumman wasn't the designer, they bought Flxible from Roh ...
  Topic: Dateline: 1969 (also, other assorted vintage scenes)
B53RICH

Replies: 420
Views: 101640

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:41 pm   Subject: Dateline: 1969 (also, other assorted vintage scenes)

Note that Flex #4676 has lost the "MaBSTOA" script over the windows, and now sports an MTA insignia; the bus just behind, however, still wears its original "MaBSTOA" script...... ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
B53RICH

Replies: 72
Views: 29158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
7656-7659 were at Jamaica.
 
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