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Triboro Coach 2144 & Command 487 (ex-NYBS 1314)
Triboro Coach #2144 & Command #487 at the Varsity storage yard. Photograph taken June 3, 2001 by Michael Pompili.
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Album name:ripta42 / Pioneer, Command, & Varsity
Keywords:Triboro Command Varsity NYBS TMC RTS06 Methanol GMC Fishbowl T6H5308A Garage Scrap Pompili
Date:June 3, 2001
Location:Varsity Garage
Year, Make, Model:1993 TMC RTS T80206 Methanol & 1972 GMC T6H5308A
Photographer:Michael Pompili
File Size:129 KB
Date added:Jan 23, 2008
Dimensions:1024 x 682 pixels
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mcorivervsaf  [Jan 23, 2008 at 06:36 PM]
I think that the Command bus is actually #487 and not #437. Command acquired 15 GMC Fishbowl buses from New York Bus Service which were repainted & re-numbered #482-496 (had to be around 1988-89) More than likely, NYBS did this to make way for the MCI Classics which ran in service around that time.
ripta42  [Jan 23, 2008 at 07:22 PM]
Yes, 437 was a typo. Do you have the original NYBS numbers for all 15?
mcorivervsaf  [Jan 24, 2008 at 08:14 AM]
Sorry, ripta42! I wish I did! The original site that had pictures of some of these buses (transitworld.org) didn't have the roster information for all of these buses. (I'm still trying to find the origin of Command Bus #490!) I know for sure that Command GMC Fishbowls #482-486 were ex-NYBS #1308-1312 respectively. The other buses, I don't have the other roster numbers for the remaining buses, with the exception of #492 which was NYBS #1337. If I find out, I'll let you know.
ripta42  [Jan 24, 2008 at 02:33 PM]
Thanks! I've updated the roster with this info.