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  Topic: South, East, and all around the town.......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:15 am   Subject: South, East, and all around the town.......
In this timeless 1942 photo, we see a train of BMT convertible El cars (in Fulton line service) in the company of a sleek PCC, on Brooklyn Bridge trackage.

When the El trains stopped crossing the b ...
  Topic: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:09 am   Subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
"Vintage Brits Down Under"

Here is another excellent page featuring many excellent and colorful photos of the vintage British buses/coaches that once operated in Australia......

www.cl ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:02 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Recall, also, that, like London, even when enclosed "cabs" were introduced, the hardy conductor STILL had to brave the elements, except when he collected fares inside.

It would not be unt ...
  Topic: South, East, and all around the town.......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:27 pm   Subject: South, East, and all around the town.......
Recalling the long, long ago days of convertible "breeze cars" on Brooklyn's old El lines......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?112789

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6628

( ...
  Topic: South, East, and all around the town.......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:13 pm   Subject: South, East, and all around the town.......
Though Brooklyn's open streetcars vanished after the 1932 summer season, "open air" rides were still available through the B&QT's large fleet of convertibles, which lasted well into the ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:37 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Recall, the earliest FACCo buses had open "cabs" (as did the London double-deckers of that period)

Prior to 1910, the BRT was ordered to enclose the open platforms on its vast fleet of st ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:10 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B.:

As always, appreciate the always-detailed (and always interesting) historical info! Wink

Here in "Joisey", none of the major arteries were buses ran were changed, direction-wi ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:02 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
See also:

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155702

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154925

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153543

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:55 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Check out this "open-topper" scene from the 1930 Laurel & Hardy short, "HOG WILD" (bus is a 1928 YELLOW)........

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_26832-Yellow-Coach-Z-AAAM-354- ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:39 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
In a circa-1940 "OUR GANG" short, "Goin' Fishin' " (which prominently figures an ex-LAMCC open-topper*) the harried conductor (played by Paul Hurst) uses a buzzer to signal the dri ...
  Topic: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:22 am   Subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
Another interesting page......

https://www.tramscrolls.com.au/2010/11/a-short-history-of-buses-in-australia/

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  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:04 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
"Bells are a-ringin' "......

My curiousity is (again) aroused by this old book I've read too many times to count (the book centers on a Jewish family living on the Lower East Side, from 1 ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:21 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
"Signs of the (olden) times"......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154605

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155562

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154901

https://www.ny ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:10 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B.:

Thanks.

I've long wondered the same about PSNJ's "sign shops", back in the day.

In Newark (ESSEX Division), Plank Road was THE facility that handled virtually any and all work ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 620
Views: 101031

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:08 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Just thinking......

I think it goes without saying that today's modern, hi-tech (and inspit) transit rolling stock is built of far less sterner stuff that the equipment of long ago.

Imagine a MA ...
 
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