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Transit Museum’s Vintage Bus Festival comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend

October 5, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Bridge Park. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

The New York Transit Museum will be holding its 25th annual vintage bus festival on Sunday, Oct. 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In the past the festival was held near Atlantic Avenue at the same time as the Atlantic Antic, but this year’s festival will be held at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bridge Plaza, 11 Water St.

The buses on display will represent about 80 years of surface transit history, according to Curbed. The oldest bus at the festival, Bus 1263, is a double-decker bus that was purchased by the Fifth Avenue Bus Company in 1930.

Other buses of note that will be shown at the festival include Bus 3100, manufactured in 1956 and one of the first air-conditioned buses to go into service; and Bus 2185, which was parked near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and was badly damaged by falling debris.

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Visitors will also get to talk to bus drivers from the city’s existing fleet, Curbed said.


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