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Digital Discussion: The Fifth Avenue Coach Company

July 17, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free Online Discussion

Long before subways transported straphangers across the city, street level transportation dominated. Throughout the 1800s, several omnibus and horsecar companies competed for line rights and access to technological innovations. Unique among them was the Fifth Avenue Coach Company, who, despite being barred from laying trolley tracks along the fashionable two-way thoroughfare it is named for, emerged as a leader in motorbus transportation.

Join Educator Sonya Ochshorn for a digital discussion that explores the history of the Fifth Avenue Coach Company from horse-drawn Omnibuses to early motorbuses. Discover how the Fifth Avenue Coach Company overcame financial and legal difficulties and eventually became well known for their double decker models.


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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

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Photo: “2-A” Type Bus Camouflaged – Woman’s Motor Corps of America, 1918, Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection, New York Transit Museum.


July 17, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free Online Discussion
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