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Gotham Bus Company
225 River Street, NYC, NY
John J. Marshall (Pres.)
Mr. Butler (Claims Adjuster)
|Im sure all of you have seen the pictures taken
of The Cast (Mr. Gleason, Ms. Meadows, Mr. Carney and Ms. Randolph) in
and around an Old Look GM bus, photos taken in August of 1955 around Seventh
Avenue and West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan (prior to commencement
of production of the Classic 39), the one marked Fleet # 2969 and owned
by the New York City Omnibus Corporation (one of many companies whose routes,
in 1962, were acquired by the City for administration by the Manhattan
and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, or MaBSTOA). That particular
bus was the GM TDH-4509, serial # 1119, one of 75 buses manufactured for
N.Y.C. Omnibus (fleet #s 2947-3021 = serial #s 1097-1171) at the GM Truck
and Coach Division in Pontiac, Michigan, between November and December,
1950. This particular model was manufactured betweeen 1949 and 1953, and
on the link below, you can see the long list of other companies that purchased
fleets of this specific bus. Click
here for List.
Oh, and one other thing: If you look carefully the bus drivers hats Mr. Gleason wore as Ralph Kramden had a LaFollette Coach Lines pin on them.
Submitted by W.B.