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Key System 400

Click for larger imageSimilar to the PBM’s East Bay Motor Coach Lines (Key System) #308 this larger1933 Twin Coach model 30 was the only one of this model to be operated by the East Bay Motor Coach Lines. It was kept around long after its passenger carrying days as a Key System service coach.

Acquired by John (Jerry) Graham in the1950s, it along with several other vintage buses and trucks were stored on his property in Atherton, CA for many years.

The PBM acquired the #400 from the estate of the late Jerry Graham in 1996. This venerable bus shares its regional transit heritage with former Key System Twin Coach # 308 as being the oldest coaches in the Pacific Bus Museum fleet.

Specifications

Manufacturer: Twin Coach, Kent, Ohio

Model: Model 30, Serial#25378, Built 1933

Powertrain: Forward mounted 6 cylinder Hercules WXO gasoline engine with 3 speed mechanical transmission

Body: Steel body on frame, seats 26 passengers, two passenger doors

wheelbase 140", width 94 "

Current Status

In need of a complete ground up restoration, the #400 is structurally sound with its body intact and most of its windows but minus it’s seats and has a deteriorating floor. The motor, which has not run for a number of years, turns freely. The coach is currently stored in Williams, CA

Adopt This Bus

Support the PBM’s bus preservation efforts. Join the museum’s 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 PBM’s buses have their own special accounts and all funds donated to a particular account will be used only for that bus.

To donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate Bus #400 on your contribution.

Click here to make a donation to the "Pacific Bus Museum" for this bus.

 

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