Jamaica Buses

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History

[1]

  • Jamaica Central Railways began operating buses on September 15, 1930.
  • Incorporated as Jamaica Buses, Inc. on April 14, 1931.
  • Acquired by MTA Bus on January 30, 2006.

All-Time Roster

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Pre-War Buses

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1 (1st) 1930 Mack AB
1 (2nd) 1940 Twin Coach 41G
2-3 (1st) 1930 Mack 4AB-3S
2-3 (2nd), 4-6 1940 Twin Coach 41G
7-16 1942 Twin Coach 44G
20-40 (1st) 1938 White 788 Ex-Triboro Coach Corporation 1030-1034, 1036-1037, 1039-1050; bought in 1953.
20-24 (2nd) 1939 Mack CM-3G Ex-Green Bus Lines 803, 808, 811, 816 & 823; bought in 1957.
41-45 1943 Twin Coach 41G Continental Ex-Schenck Transportation Company 153, 161, 152, 160 & 158; bought in 1957.
50 ACF 511-3-H7
100 (1st) White 54A
100 (2nd), 101-102 (1st) 1938 ACF H-16-S
101-102 (2nd) 1937 Mack 6CT-3S Ex-Green Bus Lines same numbers; bought in 1951.
103-104 (1st) 1937 Mack 6CT-3S Ex-Green Bus Lines same numbers; bought in 1951.
106, 108-109, 111-114,
116-117, 119, 121,
123, 126-127, 130
1937 Mack 6CT-3S Ex-Green Bus Lines same numbers; bought in 1951.
200 1931 Twin Coach Model 40
201-237 (1st) 1933 Twin Coach Model 40
238 1931 Twin Coach Model 40 Ex-North Shore Bus Company 575; bought in 1935.
300 1932 Twin Coach 30A
301-312 (1st) 1934 Twin Coach 30A
313-316 1936 Twin Coach 30A

Buses Built in 1945-1959

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-102 (3rd) 1958 GMC TDM-5108
103-104 (2nd), 105 1958 GMC TDM-5108
221-223 (2nd) 1946 GMC TD-4506 Ex-Green Bus Lines 920, 925 & 923; bought in 1962.
224-230 (2nd) 1947 GMC TDH-4507 Ex-Green Bus Lines 934, 937-938, 950, 943, 939 & 946; bought in 1962.
201-220 (2nd) 1946 GMC TD-4506 Ex-Green Bus Lines 201-209, 901, 903, 905-906, 908-913 & 915; bought in 1960.
207 (3rd) 1947 GMC TDH-4507
400-414 (1st) 1947 Mack C-45-GT 401-404 & 406-414 were converted to Diesel and renumbered to 511-514 & 516-524 in 1957.
401-410 (2nd) 1950 GMC TDH-4509 Ex-Green Bus Lines 311-312, 314, 317, 321-322, 327, 334, 338 & 340; bought in 1968.
411-420 (2nd) 1950 GMC TDH-4509 Ex-Green Bus Lines 313, 316, 318-319, 325, 329-330, 335-336 & 342; bought in 1970.
425-434 (1st) 1947 Mack C-41-GT Ex-Miami Transit Company 449-450, 462, 454, 461, 443, 460, 442, 440 & 456; bought in 1955.
500-509 (1st) 1949 Mack C-45-DT
511-514, 516-524 (1st) 1947 Mack C-45-GT
  • C-45-GTs converted to Diesel in 1957.
  • Ex #401-404, 406-414.
550-559 (1st) 1950 Mack C-45-DT
601-602 (1st) 1953 GMC TDH-5106
603-608 (1st) 1955 GMC TDH-5106
609-612 1955 GMC TDH-5106
651-655 1958 GMC TDH-5106

"New Look" Era Buses (1960-1976)

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
111-115 1964 Flxible FD6V-401-7
151-155 1971 GMC S8H-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
155 (2nd) 1964 GMDD SDM-5302 Ex-Murray Hill 6408; bought in 1981.
156 1965 GMDD SDM-5302 Ex-Murray Hill 6411; bought in 1981.
157-158 1974 GMC S8H-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
159-160 1974 GMC T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Ex-Domenico Bus Service 520 & 526; bought in 1984.
201-206 (3rd) 1971 Flxible 111CC-D5-1
207 (4th), 208-215 (3rd) 1971 Flxible 111CC-D5-1
216-220 (3rd) 1972 Flxible 111CC-D05-1
301-302 (2nd) 1960 GMC PD-4104
310-311 (2nd) 1962 GMC PD-4106
701-710 1960 GMC TDH-5302
751-760 1963 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
771-780 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
801-810 1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
821-830 1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
851-860 1968 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N
871-880 1969 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N
901-915 1970 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N
951-960 1974 GMC T6H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N
971-980 1976 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
3001 Jamaica Buses 3001-a.jpg 1972 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N

"ADB" and Newer Era Buses (1979-2006)

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
301-302 (3rd), 303-309 (2nd) 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 Owned by the City of New York.
310 (3rd) 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 Owned by the City of New York.
401-410 (3rd) 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
411-420 (3rd), 421-424 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
425 (2nd) 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
501-509 (2nd), 510 1985 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
511-529 (2nd) Jamaica Buses 529-a.jpg 1985 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Owned by the City of New York.
  • 521-515, 517-523, 525-529 inherited by MTA Bus as 1120-1136 in 2006.
530 1985 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
531 1980 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
551-567 (2nd) 1986 GMC RTS-06
(T8J-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
571-580 Jamaica Buses 573-a.jpg 1986 GMC RTS-06
(T8J-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
581-583 1985 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
601-602 (2nd) Jamaica Buses 601-a.jpg 1989 MCI Classic Suburban
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Owned by the City of New York.
  • Single door
  • Inherited by MTA Bus as 1164-1165 in 2006.
603-607 (2nd) 1989 MCI Classic Suburban
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Owned by the City of New York.
  • Single door
  • 604-607 inherited by MTA Bus as 1167-1170 in 2006.
608 (2nd) 1989 MCI Classic
(TC40-102A)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Owned by the City of New York.
  • Inherited by MTA Bus as 1171 in 2006.
3701 Jamaica Buses 3701-a.jpg 1987 GMC RTS-06 Methanol
(T8J-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
3830-3848 Jamaica Buses 3835-a.jpg 1994 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731
  • 1993 models.
  • Owned by the City of New York.
  • Inherited by MTA Bus as 1172-1190 in 2006.
3849-3853 1994 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731
3854-3865 Jamaica Buses 3857-a.jpg 1993 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Motor Coach Age (July-September 2012)