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#400 -East Bay Motor Coach Lines (Key System)

A 28-passenger bus, #400 was delivered in September 1933 along with 12 stretched 30-passenger model 30A buses.

Similar to the PBM’s East Bay Motor Coach Lines (Key System) #308 this larger 1933 Twin Coach model 30 was the only one of this model to be operated by the East Bay Motor Coach Lines. It was kept around long after its passenger-carrying days as a Key System service coach.

Acquired by John (Jerry) Graham in the 1950s, it, along with several other vintage buses and trucks, was stored on his property in Atherton, CA for many years.

The PBM acquired the #400 from the estate of the late Jerry Graham in 1996. This venerable bus shares its regional transit heritage with former Key System Twin Coach # 308 as one of the oldest coaches in the Pacific Bus Museum fleet.

 

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 #400 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #400 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #400. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #400!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #400.

Support Bus #400

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

In need of a complete ground-up restoration, the #400 is structurally sound with its body intact and most of its windows but minus its seats and has a deteriorating floor. The motor, which has not run for a number of years, turns freely. The coach is currently stored in Williams, CA

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: East Bay Motor Coach Lines

Acquired From: Jerry Graham estate in 1996

Current Livery: Key System Transit Lines

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1933

Manufacturer: Twin Coach, Kent, Ohio

Model: Model 30

Serial#: 25378

Powertrain: Forward-mounted 6-cylinder Hercules WXO gasoline engine with 3-speed mechanical transmission

Body: Steel body on frame

Length: wheelbase 140 in (11 ft 7 in)

Width: 94 ½ in

Seating: seats 26 passengers, two passenger doors

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