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#77 – Glacier National Park Transportation

Initial Service

This Flxible Visicoach was one of four (#48-51) delivered new in 1955 to the Utah Parks Company as #50.

Service History

Initially, #50 was one of 22 small Flxibles that ran for the Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary. They operated in Bryce and Zion National Parks and to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Later, #50 was acquired by the Glacier Transport Company where it ran as their #77 along with two other Flxibles (#75-76) until 1987.

Pathway to PBM 

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 

Its picture windows and roof lights made it well suited for traversing the scenic, winding roads of the parks and wilderness areas. Almost every major National Park operated them. 

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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 #77 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #77 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #77. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #77!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #77.

Support Bus #77

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

#77 is operable and in good mechanical condition with the body and interior in good physical condition. Minor electrical work remains including repairs to the speedometer.

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Utah Parks Co. #50

Acquired From: Richard Twining’s historical bus collection

Current Livery: Glacier Park Transportation Co. #77

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1955

Manufacturer: The Flxible Company, Loudonville, Ohio

Model: 218FA1-55-29IC Visicoach

Serial#: 30839

Powertrain: Rear mounted, 6 Cylinder Fageol (Not Hercules) gasoline engine, with 5-speed mechanical transmission

Body: Steel body

Length: 33 ft

Width: 96 in

Seating: 29 passengers, reclining seats

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