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M1 Double Decker Bus


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Somebody explain this for me please lol

 

There were 8 of those buses, numbered D1-D8, given to NYC in 1976 as a gift from the British government. D1-D4 were painted in "two-tone blue"while D5-D8 were red/white/blue. There were initially assigned to the 132nd Street Depot for the M4 and M5. At the time, I lived along Riverside Drive and rode them on the M5 to and from junior high school (which gives a sense of my age!).

 

Unfortunately, they quickly fell into disrepair because the Irish-born maintainers refused to touch British-made buses. They were moved to 146th Street Depot and used exclusively on the M1.

 

After a few years, the buses were sold to Grey Line of San Francisco.

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There were 8 of those buses, numbered D1-D8, given to NYC in 1976 as a gift from the British government. D1-D4 were painted in "two-tone blue"while D5-D8 were red/white/blue. There were initially assigned to the 132nd Street Depot for the M4 and M5. At the time, I lived along Riverside Drive and rode them on the M5 to and from junior high school (which gives a sense of my age!).

 

Unfortunately, they quickly fell into disrepair because the Irish-born maintainers refused to touch British-made buses. They were moved to 146th Street Depot and used exclusively on the M1.

 

After a few years, the buses were sold to Grey Line of San Francisco.

wow the irish and british really to their feud to that level?
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My mom told me that days after I was born, we rode one of these to see my Grandmother when she worked in Lower Manhattan. Mom told me that this was my very first bus ride. What a way to start! LOL

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Way back in the Fifth Avenue Coach days, they had plenty of double deckers running (built by GM - Yellow Coach Division). There is a survivor in the TA's museum fleet. They are probably a bit lower than the Leylands. If you were 6 feet tall, you had to duck your head a bit inside.

If I recall, they ran up until the early 1950's.

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