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  Topic: PSNJ: the last years........
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:10 pm   Subject: PSNJ: the last years........
The route number signs on Essex Division cars puzzle me. They were on the roof above the front entrance and faced both the curb and forward. The other divisions apparently did not use these angled dou ...
  Topic: Near Cork, Ireland, double-decker stuck under bridge
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Everywhere Else   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:58 am   Subject: Near Cork, Ireland, double-decker stuck under bridge
A double-decker on Bus Eireann Route 220 late at night October 9, 2020, got stuck under a bridge. The driver was supposed to go over the bridge, not under it. Nobody was hurt. The model is called VWD, ...
  Topic: PSNJ: the last years........
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 146
Views: 16102

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:18 pm   Subject: PSNJ: the last years........
Until September, 1938, "PALISADE" line cars ran between this terminal and the Park; during the off-season, the cars simply terminated at Palisades Junction, two blocks west.
Thirty years la ...
  Topic: PSNJ: the last years........
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 146
Views: 16102

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:28 pm   Subject: PSNJ: the last years........
Mom, Dad, my sister and I always walked the sidewalk from the Edgewater ferry to Palisades Amusement. Once, when I was twelve or so, a friendly family of five gave me a day at the park with them, and ...
  Topic: Farewell to Metro North West-of-Hudson rail service?
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:54 pm   Subject: Farewell to Metro North West-of-Hudson rail service?
Interesting a few posts back that you should have contrasted the cramped PATH cars with the CNJ coaches on the Raritan Valley line. I never thought of that real problem. It ended up preferable to ride ...
  Topic: #11 BUS LINE (CHRISTOPHER ST., 1952)
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:15 pm   Subject: #11 BUS LINE (CHRISTOPHER ST., 1952)
I recall when the D.C. Transit Arcticoolers arrived at the Avondale (Eastern & Michigan, N.E.) terminal, on I believe route E2 to Lafayette Square. I may have then complained that the moniker need ...
  Topic: #11 BUS LINE (CHRISTOPHER ST., 1952)
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 3628

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07 am   Subject: #11 BUS LINE (CHRISTOPHER ST., 1952)
This is a guess from Joe McMahon. If you work north from South Ferry, you can ask which buses met the ferries. South Ferry had an east side route (first and 2nd avenues, whatever chronology you wish) ...
  Topic: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:36 pm   Subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
Yes,it's quite a game to look at smaller intercity carriers. Because bus owners did not have to build a rail network, using public roads, they had two major expenses: buying or leasing buses, plus the ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:00 pm   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Remembering those distinctive and handsome convertibles.......



https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?116865



(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

Buses replaced streetcars on the 42nd Street Crosst ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 25785

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:25 pm   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Here's another page (w/photos) on the TARS cars that were sold for further service in South America........

www.donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr199.htm

(courtesy: donsdepot)

Many thanks for the ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 pm   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Joe:

Came across this 1930's photo showing two TARS deck roof cars working the "P" line; a NYW&B station (with its overhanging sign) is seen on the left.......

https://www.newdaves ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 364
Views: 25785

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:16 pm   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Just came across this quite interesting page "WESTCHESTER COUNTY INTERURBANS" (trolleys); there are maps/photos/dates/links, etc., here....

www.vizettes.com/kt/ne-interurbans/ny/westchest ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 364
Views: 25785

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:17 pm   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Vienna.......a long, long, way from former TARS territory.......

https://www.newdavesrailpix.com/tars/htm/tars146.htm

https://www.newdavesrailpix.com/tars/htm/tars148.htm

https://www.newdaves ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 364
Views: 25785

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:27 am   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Thanks for that excellent, informative list. Vincent Seyfried's books detail the history of some. After the war, Dad brought me on the full length of seven of the BMT lines then under threat of busti ...
  Topic: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 364
Views: 25785

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:57 pm   Subject: New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
Yes, Dad brought me on the Queensborough Bridge route when it had those 'TARS" cars. I recall being very excited when the New Bedford cars showed up, more modern. And I knew of New Bedford becaus ...
 
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