NY City has a cool program where they bring out old busses and subway trains for the holidays. I’ve included a link to the MTA’s web page about the program.
This bus was stopped right in front of my office, you can see the Spider Man Broadway show across the street. It turns out it broke down here, which gave me a good opportunity to snap a photo with my iPhone. Here’s the info on this particular bus and then the link to the web site. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Bus No. 2969 – Manufactured by General Motors, this Model TDH 5101 was specifically designed for New York City in 1949, which featured the double-width front door to expedite the loading and unloading of customers. This bus is known as the Jackie Gleason bus, which the comedian portrayed as the bus driver “Ralph Kramden” in the classic television show “The Honeymooners.”