Tag Archives: buses

  • ROAD & RAIL BUS, Maspeth

    February 28, 2014

    In 1967 an experimental Road and Rail bus enters Long Island Rail Road tracks in Maspeth, Queens. These buses had an extra set of wheels that fit on rail tracks at the correct gauge and would enable the vehicles to travel on both roads and rail. These tracks comprise the so-called “Montauk” LIRR branch that […]

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  • BUS BOY. A day at the MTA Bus Fair

    May 16, 2011

    Given my er, ah, advanced age, I have ridden in virtually every bus make that has plied the streets of NYC for the Transit Authority and later, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, since 1960 or so, from the sinuous GM and boxy Macks from the 1950s, the fishbowl GMs of the 1960s and 1970s; the flimsy Flxibles […]

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    May 1, 1999

    Every summer/fall, the NYC Transit Museum takes over Schermerhorn Street, outside the Museum, for its annual Bus Festival, in which buses from decades ago, right up to the present, are on display. Below are a few of the buses exhibited at the 1999 Bus Festival.   66 Court Street, the 3rd tallest building in Brooklyn, […]

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