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#80 – Monterey-Salinas Transit

Monterey-Salinas Transit restored #80 with the locally-familiar Bay Rapid Transit livery

Initial Service

Twin built 824 model 34S Twin Co buses from 1946 to 1951. #86 was delivered, new, to Tacoma Transit Company in 1948 as part of an order of 13 buses numbered 81 to 93.

Service History

#86 was later sold to Bremerton-Charleston Transportation (BCT) in Washington state where it was still running in daily service in 1983 when it was acquired by Monterey-Salinas Transit.

Restoration of this bus by the MST Maintenance Department was begun after the bus arrived in Monterey and completed in September 1983. Bus#80 was used in special community service, parades, and as a mobile marketing center.

Pathway to PBM 

Bus 80 was donated to the PBM by Monterey-Salinas Transit in September 2017.

What People Love 

Some people are familiar with the name Bay Rapid Transit. That was the private operator whose lines were taken over by Monterey Peninsula Transit (MPT) in 1973. Monterey–Salinas Transit was formed in 1981. This was re-formed as the Monterey-Salinas Transit District on July 1, 2010.

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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 #80 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #80 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #80. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #80!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #80.

Support Bus #80

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

80 is operable and in good mechanical condition.

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Tacoma Transit Company #86

Acquired From: Monterey-Salinas Transit #80 in 2017

Current Livery: Bay Rapid Transit #80

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1948

Manufacturer: Twin Coach Co., built in Buffalo, NY (Formerly The Fageol Truck and Coach Co., which ceased manufacture in 1939.)

Model: 34S

Serial#: 669B

Powertrain: 6 cylinder 180 hp Fageol gasoline engine mounted midship underfloor with 2-speed torque converter transmission

Body: Steel and Aluminum

Length: 29 ft 2 1/2 in

Width: 96 in

Seating: 34 passengers, transit seating

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