Well 6000 was scrapped so..... It's not just me saying/implying it......
And here's why:
100 (1959 TDH-5301): representative of NYC's first order of fishbowls
1059 (1961 TDH-5301): Representative of the NYCTA livery
2151 (1962 TDH-5301): No idea why they have this one. Largely identical to 100
3758 (1963 TDH-5303): Representative of the 5303 model
8466 (1966 TDH-5303): Representative of a Fishbowl with the batwings advertising
8928 (1968 TDH-5305A): Representative of the 5305A model
5227 (1971 T6H-5305A): Last Fishbowl to operate in NYC, representative of the Blitz rebuilds
236 (1979 T8H-5307A): Representative of Triboro Coach in the museum fleet
1502 (1982 T8H-5308A): Representative of NYBS in the museum fleet
So there's a *reason* why the MTA has all the fishbowls. It isn't some casual flippant thing of saying "Oh wouldn't it be nice to have [X] because i want it." All but 1 have a unique purpose and all are frankly easy to hold on to because of the parts availability on the market, as well as the parts donor they have in eastchester...
Furthermore, they *have* demonstrate that they realize they have too many of them. They sold of a Jamaica Lines bowl to Hershey, and scrapped a cutdown Bowl that served as a roadeo bus...
There are 3, and just like the Fishbowls, they all serve a unique purpose in the museum fleet...
same story for the flx new looks
1201: First RTS for NYCTA
10001: representative of green bus lines
275: representative of queens surface
3865: representative of jamaica bus lines
4904: " " command " "
1996 TBD: Served as part of the atlanta olympics bus shuttle
5249: last production RTS for NYCTA
So first of all, it's 6 (Explanations for whatever other ones you mention are at the bottom). Secondly, they all have a purpose to exist, just like the Bowls and old looks.
Oh I will. It doesn't make fiscal sense at all. Let me quote what you conveniently avoided, explaining why it makes no fiscal sense:
And furthermore, if the MTA cared about preserving their MSBA and LI Bus history, they would have held on to that MSBA Fishbowl instead of sending it off with the rest of the LI Bus fleet to NICE...
You can keep saying that "They have saved [X] number of [Y] bus model" but ultimately that means nothing in this context because:
*There's a reason they have so many.
*It's evident the MTA doesn't care about their Nassau County history
*The museum evidently has no interest in preserving CNG buses. Look at 4904. That bus didn't move at all from 2007 until 2018, and it only moved in 2018 to go up to Eastchester to get scrapped, and it WOULD have been scrapped along with 6000 and 1004/1000 had the appropriate people not stepped in. And even so, the museum has not put much effort into that bus, partially because of the significant investment it would take to restore it to legal and operational condition. It's not cheap to retank or recertify tanks on a CNG bus, and then they'dhave to continually invest in the tanks for decades, and that just costs too much.... Especially considering the fact that you'd put so much money in for so little payoff (Busfest, bus roadeo...). Even given the significance of the MTA's first c40LF order, they still haven't acted on saving one... They didn't set aside 7560 either...
*There's already an Orion 5 suburban, and I realized they have 2 Orion 5 transits purchased second hand from Bee Line... That covers all possible feasible bases of preserving MTA Orion 5s...
*And like i already said, why would they save an LIB Orion 5 CNG, when they declined to save an MTA Orion 5 CNG, which is much more relevant to the NYTM anyway
The museum has a budget to hold, and a lot of that is going to the subways in order to restore the majority of the cars before the mechanics who know how to maintain them retire. You have to approach this from a logical and fiscal standpoint as opposed to an emotional one. It would be cool to see a NICE Orion 5 CNG get preserved, but it won't happen on the dollar of any agency or museum...
Don't get your hopes up. 6326 was last marked as a maintenance trainer and such buses usually disappear.......
Very likely hybrid
That's a metrocard bus not a museum bus
Those are functional mobile command units, not museum buses