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1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008

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Bedford Park:

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For those who wanted to see slope-backed RTS's in Westchester County, these are the best of the bunch:

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And finally, the bus system in Westport, Ct.:

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I apologize for the quality. These were instamatic shots from 27 years ago, plus I was a young inexperienced "whippersnapper" at the time, so please forgive me! :-)



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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by busdude2 on Sun Mar 23 16:12:33 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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Are you kidding those are great pics.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:15:54 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by busdude2 on Sun Mar 23 16:12:33 2008.

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Well, thanks. But I'm comparing them to the later years of more experience and better cameras. :-)

Thank you, though.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by busdude2 on Sun Mar 23 16:18:28 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:15:54 2008.

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I know but it is great that you got the shots. The slant backs and old flx's. And a bonus a ford granada taxi shot.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by roscoman1986 on Sun Mar 23 16:18:40 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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Nice pics! What ever happened to that "MaxiBus" and "Minnybus" service in Westport? Was it integrated into CT Transit? (BTW that 30-footer is not what I consider a "MaxiBus").

OTOH, where was the second picture taken? If that is the New Rochelle Macy's that is the FIRST department store that I ever went to. I didn't know that they had the "star" logo way back then. Too bad it closed in 1992 and the whole mall adjoining it was demolished.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:21:43 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by roscoman1986 on Sun Mar 23 16:18:40 2008.

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Both of the Westchester pics were taken in downtown White Plains. The Macy's was on Main Street, a few blocks east of The Galleria. The other shot was at Court St & Martine Avenue, i believe. I recall going to that pizza place many times before returning home on the 20 or 21 bus. Does anyone know if that pizza place is still there?

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by Mr Mabstoa on Sun Mar 23 19:11:54 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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Nice shots, that minny bus looks real crappy, probably very uncomfortable too.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 33rd Street on Sun Mar 23 19:12:42 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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Not bad for 27 year old photos. The slope-back RTS buses look weird.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 19:20:30 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by Mr Mabstoa on Sun Mar 23 19:11:54 2008.

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Yup, it was basically an invalid coach! :-)

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by Scrabbleship on Sun Mar 23 20:09:29 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by roscoman1986 on Sun Mar 23 16:18:40 2008.

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Minniybus/MaxiBus was absorbed by WHEELS in Norwalk in the early 90's.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by roscoman1986 on Mon Mar 24 00:24:20 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:21:43 2008.

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Ah. I went to that one too (I think I got confused with the New Rochelle one because the White Plains one had "Macy's White Plains" in a different font on the "front" of the building). IIRC it was closed around 1997 and moved to the Galleria. I think it has been demolished now.

As for the pizza place, I don't know as I haven't been to White Plains since 2001.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by Bill D on Mon Mar 24 09:59:48 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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Great pictures!

The two Westport Flxibles were sold to Connecticut DOT in the early 1980's, and were operated by North East Transportation as #4026 and 4027. They saw service in the Waterbury, Meriden and Wallingford divisions until 1995.

Bill



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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Mon Mar 24 13:09:08 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by roscoman1986 on Mon Mar 24 00:24:20 2008.

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I think it has been demolished now.

I could be wrong, but isn't that where the current Wal*Mart is located?


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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by JBar387 on Mon Mar 24 15:37:12 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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Great Pics! I'm assuming this was 110 film? I tried several of thoses back then.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by AMoreira81 on Mon Mar 24 15:40:17 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 19:20:30 2008.

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But what was the system called before Norwalk Transit took it over...or was that a Norwalk Transit operator?

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Mar 24 16:09:21 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by JBar387 on Mon Mar 24 15:37:12 2008.

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Great Pics! I'm assuming this was 110 film? I tried several of thoses back then.

Instamatic used 126 film.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by roscoman1986 on Mon Mar 24 23:29:41 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Mon Mar 24 13:09:08 2008.

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That is the oddest Wal-Mart that I have EVER seen. E.J. Conley Place-isn't that where Sears used to be? White Plains has changed so much over the years-the Macy's is gone actually and I believe there is a Target on top of there (I was reading an article and the same person who demolished the Macy's in White Plains demolished the Macy's in New Rochelle and made a White Plains verson of New Roc City).

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by G1Ravage on Tue Mar 25 03:04:58 2008, in response to 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Mar 23 16:03:49 2008.

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WOW!

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Tue Mar 25 03:38:40 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by AMoreira81 on Mon Mar 24 15:40:17 2008.

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I don't remember, sorry.

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Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Tue Mar 25 03:39:12 2008, in response to Re: 1981 Instamatic Photos, posted by JBar387 on Mon Mar 24 15:37:12 2008.

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I forget, it's been so long.

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