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#172 – Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Lines

Initial Service

This General Motors PD-4106 was delivered new to Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno (LTR) Stage Line in 1964. An intercity carrier, LTR’s main route extended from Reno through Las Vegas to Phoenix, AZ. The LTR fleet included 80 new and used PD-4106s.

Service History

In the 1960s LTR operated a US government contract using as many as 70 coaches daily transporting workers between Las Vegas and the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles north at Mercury, NV. The contract required no coach to be older than 5 years old and #172 was part of a group of eight coaches (#165-172) purchased for LTR’s commitment of new coaches for the contract that year. 

Scenic Hyway Tours #172 before it became PBM #172

In the early 1970s #172 was sold to Oregon Coachways in Eugene, Oregon. In need of a 35-foot  bus for special tour work, Richard Twining, owner of Scenic Hyway Tours in San Francisco, acquired #172 in 1986.

Pathway to PBM

The first modern intercity bus in the PBM’s museum fleet was Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Line’s #172. The bus was donated to the PBM in 1996 along with the five other buses of Richard Twining’s historical bus collection.

What People Love

This is a truly modern intercity bus with comfort features such as a restroom and air-conditioning.

Our General Motors PD 4106 was “dressed up” (livery wrap) to look like a Greyhound for the 2007 Zodiac movie with Jake Gyllenhaal.

 
 

 

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How You Can Help

As a volunteer orginization, we are always looking for as much help as we can get. If you've got skills and time, and want to get your hands dirty, consider becoming a member.

If you don't want to contribute "hands-on", financial donations for the restoration of bus #172 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #172 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #172. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #172!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #172.

Support Bus #172

The Pacific Bus Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer organization registered in the state of California. We were granted tax-exempt status as a non-profit corporation by the IRS under 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Tax ID # 1683391. Donations to the Pacific Bus Museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

Movie Star

Zodiac 2007 

#172 was “dressed up” (livery wrap) to look like a Greyhound for the 2007 Zodiac movie with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Restoration Status

The #172 is in very good mechanical condition. The exterior of the coach has recently been repainted to its original LTR livery of dark blue and white.

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Line (LTR)

Acquired From: Richard Twining in 1996

Current Livery: Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Line #172

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1964

Manufacturer: General Motors Truck & Coach Division, Pontiac, MI

Model: PD-4106

Serial#: 2810

Powertrain: Transverse mounted GM 8V-71 Diesel engine with a 4-speed mechanical transmission

Body: Aluminum monocoque body construction

Length: 35 ft

Width: 96 in

Seating: 39 passengers, reclining seats, w/restroom, and air-conditioning

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