New York Fifth Avenue Coach Company 1885-1960 Oliver J. Ogden

ISBN: 9781583882498

Published: October 1st 2009

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112 pages


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New York Fifth Avenue Coach Company 1885-1960  by  Oliver J. Ogden

New York Fifth Avenue Coach Company 1885-1960 by Oliver J. Ogden
October 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781583882498 | 9.13 Mb

The Legendary Fifth Avenue Coach Company were famous for their double-deck buses and for being a leader for public transportation in New York City. They were the first bus company to run gasoline-powered buses and air-conditioning, and were the lastMoreThe Legendary Fifth Avenue Coach Company were famous for their double-deck buses and for being a leader for public transportation in New York City. They were the first bus company to run gasoline-powered buses and air-conditioning, and were the last company in the U.S.

to use double-deckers, which were also the last double-deck buses built in America. Fifth Avenue has always been one of New York’s more fashionable boulevards, and its bus line was regarded by many as a peg or two above the city’s other transit operators.

The distinguished “Queen Mary” double-deck buses were to New York as the cable car was to San Francisco. See all the various bus designs from the early horse-drawn omnibuses and buses brought over from England, early Brill’s built on French chassis, the buses that Fifth Ave Coach built in their own garage on 102nd Street using American-made chassis, and the later advancements to Yellow Coaches and GMCs, until the prestigious company finally got overtaken by the city’s own public transportation system.



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