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#1826 – Pacific Greyhound Lines

Missouri Pacific Stages #821 restored as a Pacific Greyhound Lines

Initial Service

This GM PD 3302 coach was built by the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors in 1945 as #821 for Missouri Pacific Stages. Models built during WW II were made of steel. For years these small parlor types were commonly called “ODTs” for the Office of Defense Transportation which assigned them to bus companies during the war. 

Service History

Only 100 PD 3302s were built, all in 1945. Dr. Bob Martinique acquired the PD 3302, which had been partially converted to a motor home, in the 1980s. He restored the bus as a Pacific Greyhound Lines bus numbering it #1945 for the year built. Richard Twining acquired this coach in 1990 and used it in “specialized revenue service” for his Scenic Hyway Tours operation. This ultimately became part of Richards historic bus collection.

Rare Bullet Back Parlor Changes Ownership and Goes Into Service

Members Richard Twining and Dr. Robert Martinique consummated a deal by which Richard has bought the Doc’s G.M. parlor model PD 3302, built in 1945 with serial 016 as Missouri Pacific Trailways #821.

It had been refurbished as a Greyhound coach, with missing seats replaced. Richard has wasted no time in making this coach viable, as it is now in specialized revenue service, and only runs for requested tour or shuttle service within the San Francisco, California area. This and one other classic restored transit both operate for Scenic Hyway Tours which Richard owns and operates.”

– October 1991 edition of The Paddle, the Pacific Bus Museum’s monthly Membership newsletter

Pathway to PBM 

1826 sideview shows the streamline look of this bus.


1826 rear-engine back view

The bus was donated to the PBM in 1996 along with the five other buses of Richard Twining’s historical bus collection. The PBM is proud to have this coach as part of the museum’s historic bus fleet.

What People Love 

Even as a Greyhound “imposter“, this bus elicits much joy and many stories.

This bus is a must-see when you come to visit the Pacific Bus Museum.

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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 #1826 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #1826 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #1826. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #1826!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #1826.

Support Bus #1826

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.


Restoration Status

#1826 is operable and sound mechanically. The remaining tasks include:

  • Some side window frames need repair
  • New side window rubber sealing needed

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Missouri Pacific Stages #821

Acquired From: Richard Twining estate in 1996

Current Livery: Pacific Greyhound Lines #1826

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1945

Manufacturer: GM Truck & Coach Division, (Pontiac Motor Division

Model: PD-3302

Serial#: 016

Powertrain: GM 4-71 Diesel engine mounted straight in with a 4 speed mechanical transmission

Body: Steel body

Length: 33 ft

Width: 96 in

Seating: capacity 33 passengers, reclining seats, air-conditioning via a separate gasoline engine

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