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Re: History of Q18 Thirtieth Avenue

Posted by X-Astorian on Mon Dec 6 15:31:00 2021, in response to Re: History of Q18 Thirtieth Avenue, posted by Allen45 on Mon Dec 6 13:08:02 2021.

There was also a Q105 franchise for Astoria Boulevard that Steinway once had.

Yes, that was intended to replace the Steinway Lines Flushing Avenue (Astoria Blvd) route between the ferry and 49th Street which ended in December 1935 because of disruption due to construction of the Triborough Bridge Approach (aka GCP). Steinway Lines was in receivership and the receiver (president of the Third Avenue Railway System) didn't apply for the franchise for that route. Steinway Lines was sold to its bondholders in August 1938 which, to get out from under debt, converted the remaining five routes to bus in the fall of 1939 which were then operated by the Steinway Omnibus Corp.

Info mostly from MCA Motor Coach Age issue on Queens Surface, April-June 2007

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