A loyal Twin Coach customer, East Bay Motor Coach Lines (Key System) acquired 11 model 15 “baby” Twins starting with #301. This was the first of the 55 built, in January 1931, and the next ten (#321-311) for East Bay followed in 1932.
Seating just 17 passengers and about the size of today’s full-size passenger vans, the small Twins were used on lightly patronized lines feeding Key System’s streetcar network in the 1930s.
The #308 survived into the post-WWII era having been made into a work car by Key System when John J. “Jerry” Graham acquired it in the late 1950’s. It, along with several other vintage buses and trucks, was stored on his property in Atherton, CA for many years.
The PBM acquired the #308 from the estate of the late Jerry Graham in 1996. This venerable bus shares its regional transit heritage with former Key System Twin Coach #400, being the two oldest coaches in the Pacific Bus Museum fleet.
Almost everyone who sees this bus falls in love with it. Its connection to the Key System and East Bay Motor Coach Lines lines makes it an interesting part of Bay Area history.
This bus is a Movie Star. It was included in the filming of the movie “Oppenheimer”. It’s shown here, on set, being driven by Pacific Bus Museum Vice-President, Tom Shafer.
This bus is a must-see when you come to visit the Pacific Bus Museum.
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 #308 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #308 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #308. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #308!
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