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LOTS of Bus Photos (NYCT's 8565 mostly)

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A while ago on the Straphangers Campaign forum, I located the elusive 8565 and took a picture of it.

 

Yesterday, as I walked through Times Square to explore the new closed-down streets and the rerouted buses, I located the same bus! I took it to the last stop and took DOZENS of photos of the bus, the majority of them from different angles.

 

Because I took so many and because they're quite large (1028 x 768), I'll upload anywhere between ten to fifteen pictures per post.

 

Here they are:

 

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More to come very soon.

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what is so popluar about #8565. (1993 RTS TMC model)

at Manhattanville depot? wasn't #8565 was spotted

at West Farms depot last month?

West Farms depot have #8550 - #8561.

so come on bring #8565 to West Farms depot.

where #8565 can be popular at in the bronx.

When manhattan become ( no RTS zone)?

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I like 8565 for a lot of reasons, one of them being that this bus is the first one to have the tailpipe exiting the top of the roof. The 1990 8000-8398 RTSs and 1993 8401-8564 RTSs are repowers.

 

I also like this bus for having characteristics of the former PBLs and CNGs, as this bus is the only one now on the NYCT roster to have the double-rear vents. The other NYCT RTSs have one rear vent. 8565's pair, 8566, has been retired.

 

But I'm nowhere near done with the photos. There are many more to go. :P

 

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The next two photos are 1999 Novas on the M42.

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I'll be back with more 8565 photos very soon. ^^

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To Kawasaki, I don't know the condition of this bus. The last time I saw it, the back didn't have any crack. It must've been recent.

 

Anyway, here are more photos of the bus, this time from 41st street.

 

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iirc, the first RTS buses that had the rooftop pipe had a the wheel design like the ones in the picture below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MTA_Long_Island_Bus_Orion_V_CNG_1400.jpg

 

they also had black doors instead of white ones. anyone know why (NYCT) got rid of that wheel design? i have not seen one of those buses since 2004. also, have all the RTS buses without the rooftop pipe been retired?

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Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you like my photos.

 

And, yeah, I remember the silver Alcoa wheels, too. I first saw them on the RTS 8600s, and they continued until 1999 when MTA returned to their usual wheels, whatever they're called.

 

The 8600s and 8567 also introduced their new LED signs, which have an interesting and expanded font that was first seen in 1990 on the 8000s...one that I've been trying to identify for years.

 

But as for photos, I'm not done yet! :P Here are more!

 

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Even more to come!

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Nice photos 5226 is lookin real nice! When those 52XX RTS were at ENY they looked horrorble. Nice to see there being taken care of at Quill.

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Thanks for the compliments.

 

Now we move on to the second-to-last batch of the 90-plus photos from yesterday.

 

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This concludes the photos of NYCT's 8565, but I have one last batch remaining.

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And here's the final batch of photos. None of them have the 8565, but there are some older RTSs in here.

 

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And I'll give you some bonus pics, too.

 

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That's it! It's been a wonderful ride, but it must come to an end. I hope you enjoy viewing my pics as much as I did when I took the pictures. See you soon!

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Nice RTSs and pics. But you didnt need to duplicate some of the shots. Plus there is a rule on shots over 800x600. You need to set em by that size or the staff replaces with URLs~

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Plus there is a rule on shots over 800x600. You need to set em by that size or the staff replaces with URLs~
I heard about this rule when I first joined, but the forum does allow photos at 1024x768 photos now. Here's the thread explaining the updated photography rule: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=121268#post121268

 

As for the "duplicates," it's just me and the angling of the camera that way, but all the photos are genuine. I like to try to take more than one photo from the same angle because my hands twitch a lot when I hold the camera, and the resulting shot can get out of focus sometimes. So I always take another one as a backup if I can. Thanks for the advice and warning, though, and I'm glad you like the photos. :)

 

8477 looks damn good!!!! I thought ENY had that bus? I know a depot where those RTSs can come in handy.
8477 does look good. And it sounded good, too, if I remember correctly. As for the depot, I'd like to hear it. :P

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i remember taken 8565, 8566 and 8567* buses when they were back at Jackie Gleason.

 

8565 on the B63, then switched to Flatbush Depot and took it on the B49, then switched back to Jackie Gleason Depot and took it on the B37 and B63. Then switched to Fresh Pond Depot and took it on the B38, B52 and Q54. Then Switched to Castleton Depot and took it on the S51 and S53, then switched to Kingsbridge Depot and took it on the Bx3, then switched to Manhattanville Depot and took it on the M4 and M5.

 

8566 on the B35, then it switched to Flatbush Depot and took it on the B41, then switched back to Jackie Gleason Depot and took it on the B35 again, B16, B67, B77 and B9, switched to Fresh Pond Depot and took it on the B54 and B57, switched to Castleton Depot and took it on the S40, S46, S48, S51, S52, S53, S54, S57 and S78.

 

8567* on the B35 and B67, then (MTA) sold it to Command Bus Company, and now (MTA) Bus 754 (i think its retired cuz i havent seen it since it was last an (MTA) Bus 754.)

 

*8567=RTS CNG Bus.

 

Those were some good memories.

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I heard about this rule when I first joined, but the forum does allow photos at 1024x768 photos now. Here's the thread explaining the updated photography rule: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=121268#post121268

 

As for the "duplicates," it's just me and the angling of the camera that way, but all the photos are genuine. I like to try to take more than one photo from the same angle because my hands twitch a lot when I hold the camera, and the resulting shot can get out of focus sometimes. So I always take another one as a backup if I can. Thanks for the advice and warning, though, and I'm glad you like the photos. :)

 

8477 does look good. And it sounded good, too, if I remember correctly. As for the depot, I'd like to hear it. -_-

 

what depot is that?

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