BusTalk U.S. Surface Transportation Galleries

Sharing photos of buses worldwide!

BusTalk Main :: Login/Register
World Photo Galleries :: Album list :: Last uploads :: Last comments :: Most viewed :: Top rated :: My Favorites :: Search

Home > New York > NYCTS, NYCTA, & MaBSTOA - 1921-1977 > GM "Old Look" Buses
Click to view full size image
NYCTA SF-12 (ex-?)
NYCTA Snow Fighter SF-12 awaiting scrap at Canarsie Yard. Photograph taken April 10, 1971 by Joe Testagrose.
NFTA2704_WashnClntn_090107_JDevlin.jpg NFTA.jpg TA-SF12atRockawayParkYard4-10-71.jpg SurtranTDM_DFW_1976PH.jpg MTA9620_rt8_1-2-09mp.jpg
File information
Album name:ripta42 / GM "Old Look" Buses
Keywords:NYCTA GMC Oldlook Work Scrap Garage Unknown
Date:April 10, 1971
Location:Canarsie Yard
Photographer:Joe Testagrose
File Size:257 KB
Date added:Jan 30, 2008
Dimensions:1024 x 680 pixels
Displayed:2476 times
Favorites:Add to Favorites
Rob  [Dec 23, 2010 at 01:52 AM]
This has my curiosity tweaked. Obviously there were 17 other snow fighters. What was their mission. I see no plows or sweeper brushes. Did they just drive around highly visible and keep the snow below bumper level?
ripta42  [Jan 03, 2011 at 06:33 PM]
From the Gotham Center discussion board - (...) "These former NYC Transit buses were used to clear bus stops. They carried crews of workers, who would pull up to a bus stop, and throw shovels full of salt out the side windows."