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Jackie Gleason buses to West Farms?!?!?!?

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i was on waiting for the Bx11 and i noticed that some of the west farm routes had the Jackie Gleason logo on them....... did some of the Jackie Gleason buses get transfered to the west farms depot?!?!? just curious

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Some buses got sent to West Farms back in January when Grand Ave. opened. I don't know why that bus still has Jackie Gleason logos.

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Yes they did. Alot of the 400-600 series from the Farms went to KB, and KBs RTSs went to Brooklyn and Queens. There was a huge swap of buses. By now the logos should of been off, but maybe Some of WF buses are going to Gleason, and some of Gleason is going there. Possible mileage swapping between the two depots.

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Do you by any chance remember the bus #, or the type of bus?

 

No.. i cant remember the Number, and i seen it twice today both on the Bx36 bus... maybe it was the same bus

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No.. i cant remember the Number, and i seen it twice today both on the Bx36 bus... maybe it was the same bus

Do u remember what make of bus it was? O5 or O7?

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If it was an Orion VII, then it was probably 7624- 7659. I have noticed some WF Orion VIIs with the Gleason sticker, and the flag at the "Gleason" position.

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Actually, theres more VII's transfered than that, there's 7623 on the Bx36.

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It wouldn't be an Orion V CNG, as WF is an Orion VII CNG depot. They try to keep same make in the depots. When I did work at WF, I did see JG's New Flyer CNG in there, on two occasions. They were in the shop though. I wondered if they were letting the GM of WF see those buses, so possibly when the swap happened, they could of gotten some of those instead. I prefer the NF CNG, over the Orion VII CNG.

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Yeah the NF isn't limited to 40MPH like the VII.

 

Those NF CNG's are 875, 911, and 912, they always run as not in service routes @ Throggs Neck/Tremont/White Plains Road (weekdays yes, I don't know about weekends, they do go towards West Farms it seems like).

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Yeah the NF isn't limited to 40MPH like the VII.

 

 

I've gotten a few Orion VII CNGs above 40mph. Across 181st bridge at night. Most only go 40mph max.

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7692 I remember did past 40, I still heard it being floored in the 6th gear.

 

(Oddly first and second gear is so close, it sounds like one gear usually, waste of a gear).

 

Off-Topic (not worth a thread): You know of any ZF Powered Orion VII CNG (7685-7819) that's getting new paint? There's one running right now on the Bx31 with NO ads, no blue stripe @ the rear, but the black part of the rear is still there. First time I've seen one like that, but it was too far to see the bus number.

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Off-Topic (not worth a thread): You know of any ZF Powered Orion VII CNG (7685-7819) that's getting new paint? There's one running right now on the Bx31 with NO ads, no blue stripe @ the rear, but the black part of the rear is still there. First time I've seen one like that, but it was too far to see the bus number.
Nevermind, I found out that it was 7700 today, the first ZF 7.501 CNG with the new paint scheme. It's not exactly finished.

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Nevermind, I found out that it was 7700 today, the first ZF 7.501 CNG with the new paint scheme. It's not exactly finished.

 

I take it there is no blue stripe in the back....

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I take it there is no blue stripe in the back....
All that was there was the MTA logo, most of the stripe, and 7700 on the front, and sides (not the top, just in the stripe) the rest was clear except the CNG logo.

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Do you by any chance remember the bus #, or the type of bus?

 

yo i seen the bus again. and i actually was on it... the bus number was 7649

now it still had the JG sticker on it, but the Computer near the fairbox said West Farms....

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yo i seen the bus again. and i actually was on it... the bus number was 7649

now it still had the JG sticker on it, but the Computer near the fairbox said West Farms....

 

 

Maybe it's just at WF on loan then.... I'll try to find out.

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Maybe it's just at WF on loan then.... I'll try to find out.

Ok.... I saw another Bus

Over here with a Jackie Gleason Sticker running on the Bx 36 this time . It was bus number 7639.

7649 was on the Bx11. Both had Gleason Stickers on it..

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7644 doesn't have NYCT Decal @ the back, wierd since it was never with MTA Bus, or was it? :confused:

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7644 doesn't have NYCT Decal @ the back, wierd since it was never with MTA Bus, or was it? :confused:

 

No it was never at MTAB, but they could be preparing it for repaint.

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