Jump to content


Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
EE Broadway Local

BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

Recommended Posts

Finally got my first Nova LFS ride yesterday. B6, 8049. Got it just after missing riding RTS 9090 by a few seconds. Interior was pretty interesting - especially that single seat right behind the driver. It was totally strange.

Would've taken more interior pics, but one woman was giving me strange looks, so i just took a few shots from the back and put the camera away before she went all psycho on me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know what the interiors of the city Orion V CNGs are like, but LI's Orion Vs have baby blue interiors with matching blue seats.. but the little partition by the door is normally white, while the operator's little area is black. A few buses have a black partition rather than a white one and it looks pretty damn cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't know what the interiors of the city Orion V CNGs are like, but LI's Orion Vs have baby blue interiors with matching blue seats.. but the little partition by the door is normally white, while the operator's little area is black. A few buses have a black partition rather than a white one and it looks pretty damn cool.

 

All black interior with the standard blue seats

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After I took my Torts final exam, I had lunch in Flushing. I then took the Q28 to Bayside. I was trying to take QM2A pics but that was an epic fail. One bus went by too fast. When I tried to take a pic of another bus, the driver made this gesture. A Caucasian woman who got off the bus looked at me funny. Since I was in a weird neighborhood and I didn't want any crap, I got out of there. I took the Q76 back to Jamaica. There were a few Bayside High School kids coming back from their track and football practice. Although the Q76 is along route, it is deceptively fast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I was waiting for the N25 today and a bus came up sooner than I thought. When the light turned green I raised my hand but the bus operator never even slowed down. I saw the destination sign and it read "N2" instead of N25.

 

I somewhat trolled myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As soon as I get off the (L) train, this is what I saw...

 

3966 on the B54

3967 on the B26 (my bus :mad:)

3970 deadheading from the Q55

 

I'm being stalked by these NGs :P

 

(and these 2 "questionable" ladies lol)

 

EDIT: my bus wasn't 3967, that was a deadhead...its 3971 -__-

Edited by Fresh Pond

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finally rode a bus in Manhattan this afternoon - M4 from 5th and 49th (or the nearest stop) to 5th and 34th. The O7 OG (do not want and never will)'s farebox kept giving me read errors until the third dip. As it went further into Midtown, a man wanting to get on a couple stops away from Penn Station got on and the bus operator said in a gruff voice, "This is New York, man, look at all the girls.. why didn't you just walk?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know LGA has some effed up maintaince but this one just takes the cake...

 

I'm on the Q39 now (8766), and the Q39 in front (9313) is late. But that's not the problem. On 9313, every time the left turn signal goes on on the front and side of the bus, the right one comes on in the back. Every time the right one comes on, the left one comes on in the back. I'm sitting here in the front (its empty on this one) just cracking up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, why do middle age woman change their seat so damn much during the course of one bus ride? There be like 3 to 4 times in one trip where a woman changes her seat on the bus... several woman do this... its so annoying. What makes it more annoying is they carry a shitload of bags with them, I mean WTF is in those bags that you have to bring all that ish with you to work everyday!?!

 

I'm riding on a SRO B8, I'm standing on the HF section of the bus (C40LF), person sitting in front of me gets off, I'm about to sit down and then this effing middle age black woman throws her dumbass bags in the seat in front of me and sits there! She already had a seat in the rear row, and I was standing front of the inward facing seats, she throws her bag there and sits there, I mean WTF? I posposely sat next to that broad just to annoy her rather than sit at the rear seat she just got out of.

 

I got burned this morning and was late to work due to the driver relief showing up late smh, with Original B/O calling supt and all that jazz.

 

Man I hate the B8 bus, I'm glad I got photos of it in my collection I can print them out and burn them lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know LGA has some effed up maintaince but this one just takes the cake...

 

I'm on the Q39 now (8766), and the Q39 in front (9313) is late. But that's not the problem. On 9313, every time the left turn signal goes on on the front and side of the bus, the right one comes on in the back. Every time the right one comes on, the left one comes on in the back. I'm sitting here in the front (its empty on this one) just cracking up

 

This post belongs in ....When you know your A foamer...I I mean lol addicted to buses,Hey pushcart ducky did you notice how 9313 has 5000lbs on one side and 45,000lbs on the other

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got my 2nd LFS ride today: 8035 on the B6. Unfortunately it is after 3pm and all the kids are out, so the bus was extra crowded. But I managed to get a seat in the last row and i didn't have a problem with the ceiling. I still think the '2-seaters' in front of the last row should be turned into single [interior facing] seats. Then you solve the problem of the lack of space. They should've had the 2x1 seats for the front like the NGs have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I don't know much about buses (I've rode them since I was a kid, not their history/type :/), I did some research, so now I can foam/rant =D

 

-I hate having Orion V's on the (Q76) (my school bus), because they're a horrible ride, not to mention so much crowding...

- I like RTS buses, and I'm happy they started running a few 5000 ones on the 76' now, they're quite a smooth ride :P

-I think the newer buses are OK, with their wider space, but they are quite repetitive to see after a while.

 

Hope I got all that right.... whew. :P

Edited by R1103
grammer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The (MTA) did right with putting those ISL Gs in the NG CNGs. I can only hope the New Flyers and C40s have the same powertrain. Those things have some strength...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just seen 9455 (Grand Ave) get caught by a red light camera on Jamaica & Pennsylvania/Bushwick Av

 

That driver gonna be mad lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone here that uses/lives by the FB routes like the B46 etc: Does anyone think 5128 sounds a bit different? I don't know how to say it, but it's almost like it has a different engine sound compared to the other 5000s there. It's as unique as 9644 - best way i can describe it.

I could be wrong as the bus passed by me too quickly for me to get a vid of it. I'm just curious on anyone else's thoughts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Although I don't know much about buses (I've rode them since I was a kid, not their history/type :/), I did some research, so now I can foam/rant =D

 

-I hate having Orion V's on the (Q76) (my school bus), because they're a horrible ride, not to mention so much crowding...

- I like RTS buses, and I'm happy they started running a few 5000 ones on the 76' now, they're quite a smooth ride :)

-I think the newer buses are OK, with their wider space, but they are quite repetitive to see after a while.

 

Hope I got all that right.... whew. :)

 

The NovaBuses on the Q76 are for school tripping. I first saw decal #6870 on the Q76 is my route.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I did some Bronx fanning. I spent 45 minutes at City Island, waiting for the BxM7A. At 6:50, I finally gave up. Two minutes later, the Bx29 back to Coop City was crossing the City Island Bridge when I saw the BxM7A heading to City Island. However, I did catch an Artic on the Bee Line 45 route. Pics will be posted on Friday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.