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#842 – Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District

Initial Service

The Santa Cruz Metro Transit District had a fleet of 20 GM T6H-4523 “New Look” buses built from 1972 to 1977. In 1976 it acquired 6 new T6H-4523N‘s, including bus #842.

Service History

The Santa Cruz MTD preserved # 842 as a historical bus, keeping it until 2010.

Pathway to PBM 

In 2010 Santa Cruz MTD donated # 842 to the Pacific Bus Museum along with a spare a spare VH transmission.

What People Love 

Drivers loved these New Look buses because the windshields were much bigger and allowed for better peripheral vision and situational awareness. These were quickly nicknamed the “Fishbowl”.

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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 #842 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #842 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #842. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #842!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #842.

Support Bus #842

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

Coach # 842 is complete, operable, and in good physical condition. Removal and cleaning of the fuel tank are needed to restore the fuel system to proper operating condition.

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District #842

Acquired From: Santa Cruz MTD in 2010

Current Livery: Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District #842

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1976

Manufacturer: General Motors Truck and Coach Division, Pontiac MI

Model: T6H-4523N

Serial#: 2341

Powertrain: GM 6V-71 Diesel engine with a 2-speed VH hydraulic transmission

Body: Aluminum

Length: 35 ft

Width: 96 in

Seating: 45 passengers – transit seating

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