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#3 – Natomas Unified School District

Initial Service

Crown #3 was delivered new to the Notamas Unified School District in Sacramento, California in 1968 and spent over 35 years transporting students for the school district.

Service History

After 2003, #3 was used occasionally as a spare bus. During this time the school district refurbished bus #3 inside and out and maintained it in like new condition.

Pathway to PBM 

Bus #3 was donated to the PBM in November 2014.

What People Love 

Who doesn’t love a classic school bus? This is a kid’s favorite!

Plan Your Visit

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 #3 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #3 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #3. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #3!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #3.

Support Bus #3

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

Natomas #3 is currently stored in Fremont, CA. It is complete and operable.

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Natomas Unified School District

Acquired From: Notamas USD in 2014

Current Livery: Natomas Unified School District #3

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1968

Manufacturer: Crown Coach Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Model: A-743-11

Serial#: 35581

Powertrain: 220 Cummins Diesel engine with a Fuller 5 speed manual transmission

Body: Steel structure with aluminum panels

Length: 35 ft

Width: 96 in

Seating: 79 students (3x3 seating) 53 adult passengers (2x2 searing)

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