Still have New York on my mind–and while I do, there is no greater vision of New York City buses then their beautiful Queen Marys which were nicknamed after the Queen Mary Oceanliner that was popular at the time. These were the double-deck buses that ran mostly up/down Fifth Avenue and into the borough of Queens. They were owned and operated by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company until it was taken over by NY City Transit. The Transit Authority still owns a “Queen Mary” in their historic fleet.
Board Member, Oliver Ogden, has written a book on the Fifth Avenue Coach which will be available October 1, 2009. They are now available for pre-order through Amazon.