New York City has one of the finest and largest transit systems in the country Beginning with early horse drawn omnibuses, followed by battery operated streetcars and electric street railway systems, finally by 1947 most of New York converted to buses After WWII bus manufacturers including General Motors and Mack developed modern, larger buses to the City of New York s exclusive specifications This book portrays each of the eleven bus companies private and city owned that provided service to patrons from post WWII era through the late 1970s A concise history for each company is provided along with route schematics and large format pictures of buses operating in New York City....
|Title||:||New York City Transit Buses 1945-1975 Photo Archive|
|Publisher||:||Enthusiast Books 1st edition October 16, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||967 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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New York City Transit Buses 1945-1975 Photo Archive Reviews
I grew up in the Borough of Queens, and lived there for 26 years. I rode the buses operated by what was then called Queens Transit Corp. (now operated by the MTA as New York City Bus), and I grew to know and love the buses and bus routes of Queens and New York City. For years, as a transit fan, I lamented that there were simply no books that documented the history of so important a transportation network, until now. The private bus lines of Queens and Brooklyn are being absorbed totally into the MTA,and their colorful histories are in danger of slipping into total obscurity. Happily for me (and other NYC bus fans)Mr. Martin's words and photos really capture a part of NYC transit history that rapidly is changing. If you love or just want to get to know Triboro Coach, Jamaica Buses, Avenue B & East Broadway, Green Bus Lines, or my beloved Queens Transit, you must get this book. If you are interested in the history of the predecessors of today's MTA New York City Transit Authority's Dept. of Buses, you must get this book. If you are a bus fan, the history of such transit bus "founding fathers" as Fifth Avenue Coach and New York City Omnibus are covered in detail.
Ordered a as gift. Book is very nice, too bad as the recipient already had one!!
If you are interested in the early history of The NYC Trainsit System, then this book is for you. Excellent photos and written history of all of the early bus companies that were eventually taken over by The MTA.
My husband is a fan of old buses. He lost all of his books during hurricane Sandy so I have re-ordered them for him. He says this book is one of the best and he reads it over and over!
NYC is the mecca for buses and this transit bus book gives a nice synopsis of some of its bus operators. I hope that in the future, there will be other bus books produced about this city's buses, especially from the more modern era, 1980s onward.
bought it for my partner. his uncle is in one of the pictures. we didn't know that. fast delivery too.cheers.
The Avenue B & E. Broadway Co. bus on the cover should have been a dead giveaway, but I nevertheless expected thorough coverage of the buses that ran for the Board of Transportation and NYCTA & MTA in this book. Therein lies my disappointment. This book spends at least half its pages on the smaller, private bus companies of NYC while failing to display many of the mainstays of the City-run fleet. The one photo of the 6000-series Macks from 1956 is a contemporary shot of the example in the historic fleet. Where are the 5000-5100-series Flxibles which ran for 19 years in Brooklyn and Staten Island? Or the 5600-5700-series Flxibles which ran in Queens and Brooklyn? Where are the 4000-4200-series or 4600-4700 series Flxibles from 1970? Several of the GM New Look series are not pictured nor discussed in detail. And why the dearth of interior views?
mostly BW pix