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Glacier National Park Transportation 77

Click for larger imageThe museum’s Flxible Visicoach was originally delivered new in 1955 to the Utah National Parks Company as #50. The popular Flxible "Clippers" were used wherever a smaller capacity coach was required. They were well suited for traversing the scenic, winding roads found in many parks and wilderness areas and most National parks operated them. Later, #50 was acquired by to Glacier National Park Transportation Inc. where it ran as their #77 along with two other Flxibles (#75-76) until 1987. Avid bus enthusiast and past PBM President, Richard Twinning, acquired the coach to add to his historic bus collection. In 1996 the #77 was donated along with the five other buses from Richard’s collection to the PBM. In need of mechanical attention, the PBM has since restored the bus to operating condition. The coach is displayed frequently at events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Specifications

Manufacturer: The Flxible Company, Loudonville, Ohio

Model: 218-FA1-55, Serial # 30839, Built 1955

Powertrain: Rear mounted, 6 Cylinder Fageol (Hercules) gasoline engine, w/5speed mechanical  transmission.

Body: Steel body, capacity 29 passengers, reclining seats

Length 33 ft. - Width 96 in.

Current Status

77 is operable and in good mechanical condition with the body and interior in good physical condition. Minor electrical work remains incl. repairs to the speedometer.

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 #77 on your contribution.

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

 

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