||The only Mack bus in the
PBMs collection was recently acquired in1999. Pacific Greyhound Lines acquired 30
Mack C49DMs (#1670-1699) in 1956 for use on their extensive commuter operations in
the San Francisco Bay Area.
Built to Greyhounds
standard specs with transit seating, mechanical transmissions and single doors the Macks
were often seen on Greyhounds Marin County commute routes. Reductions in commute
service and incompatibility with other commute equipment enabled Greyhound to faze out the
Mack C49DMs in the early 1970s, selling them off to churches, bowling alleys or any
group that wanted a bus.
Manufacturer: Mack Trucks,
Inc., Allentown, PA
Model: C49DM, built 1956
Power train: Mack END 673 Diesel engine, four speed manual transmission
Length: 38 ft., Width 102 in.
Body: Aluminum and steel
body, transit seating
Seating: 51 passengers.
#P1683 is operable but needs new engine cooling fan and radiator cleaned. Interior is complete and in good condition. The exterior needs rebuilding of front door area, replacement of lower tailgate and many side panels and bodywork before complete repainting. Wheel rims need resurfacing and 6 road worthy tires are needed.
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the PBMs bus preservation efforts. Join the museums Adopt-A-Bus program. Adopt
this bus or any PBM bus of your choice by contributing to a special fund account reserved
for maintenance and or restoration of each bus. All of the PBMs buses have their own
special accounts and all funds donated to a particular account will be used only for that
donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate PGL #1683 on your
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