General Motors TDM4512s (#244-246) were delivered to Peerless Stages, Inc. of
Oakland, CA in April 1955. All three coaches arrived in Peerless's art deco paint scheme
of black roof and red and yellow. The #246 along with her sisters spent the majority of
her revenue life based at Peerless's San Jose Division. There the coach worked local
routes between downtown San Jose and the surrounding areas. On an as needed basis, #246
also might be pressed into service on the mainline route operated by Peerless Stages
between Oakland, San Jose and Santa Cruz. The coach was also used in charter service up
March 1985 Pacific Bus Museum member, Marcel Sales bought #246 from Peerless and spent the
next three years, with the help of friends, restoring #246 to her original art deco paint
scheme. An engine overhaul was also completed during this time.
sold the coach in 1990 to Richard Twining, the owner of Scenic Hyway Tours, in San
Francisco who added #246 to his extensive private historic bus collection. In 1996 Richard
donated #246 along with the rest of his historic bus collection to the Pacific Bus Museum.
The coach is the pride of the Pacific Bus Museum's historic fleet. The venerable old coach
is routinely used for excursions, parades, bus rallies, and any special event where buses
Motors Truck & Coach Division, Pontiac, MI
4512, Serial # 126, Built: 1955.
6-71 Diesel engine w/ 4 speed mechanical transmission.
monocoque construction, single entry door
47 passengers - Transit seating
Length 35 ft. -
Width 96 in.
#246 is operable and in good mechanical condition with the body and interior in good physical condition.
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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
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