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The MTA & Gillig Phantoms....


dmouse

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When The MTA had the Gillig Phantom hybrid demo (5770) how did they feel about its performance, and reliability? (basically was it good or bad)

http://www.ttmg.org/photos/tlogan/NYCB_Gillig_5770c.jpg

*note-not my photo property of Trevor Logan

Also found this- LIB Gillig Phantom 545

http://www.ttmg.org/photos/tlogan/LIB_Gillig_545.jpg

*Note-not mine. also property of Trevor Logan

What's the (MTA)'s history with Gillig

and why does the (MTA) hate (G)i(L)(L)i(G) buses?

 

(Other than the wierd Voith Transmission... :P)

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Interesting specimen.

 

You know, i find it hilarious that (MTA) has so few actual type models of busses, even the emaciatedly funded :septa: has more models in service. :o

 

That AOL ad on the front is more insulting than needs to be. :P

 

Gimme a sleepies anyday over aol. :confused:

 

- A

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Interesting specimen.

 

 

 

That AOL ad on the front is more insulting than needs to be. :)

 

Gimme a sleepies anyday over aol. :confused:

 

- A

 

lol that looks like its from the early 2000s,

but yeah thats insulting on the front. I don't mind rear but not the front

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Its weird how NYC doesn't have any Gilligs while SJRTD(the bus company here in Stockton CA)has ONLY Gilligs!
20 years ago, Gilligs were something you'd only see out west. The first ones I ever saw were in San Diego, Long Beach and the short ones on LA DASH, and I did not know what they were. (Had to ask a driver, and I could not make out the word she said that sounded like "gilly". then, I saw "Phantom" on the rear AC grille). Even school buses had Gilligs (the sleek, boxy futuristic looking alternatives to the California Crowns; both using Detroit engines!)

 

Now, they're everywhere, but NYC has stuck by it's own regional-based mfr, Orion. (But back then, you did not see those in NYC either. You did see the Orion 1's in Albany, then Command got the two CNG prototypes).

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