The museum’s Flxible Visicoach was originally delivered new in 1955 to the Utah National Parks Company as #50. The popular Flxible “Clippers” were used wherever a smaller capacity coach was required. They were well suited for traversing the scenic, winding roads found in many parks and wilderness areas and most National parks operated them. Later, #50 was acquired by to Glacier National Park Transportation Inc. where it ran as their #77 along with two other Flxibles (#75-76) until 1987. Avid bus enthusiast and past PBM President, Richard Twinning, acquired the coach to add to his historic bus collection. In 1996 the #77 was donated along with the five other buses from Richard’s collection to the PBM. In need of mechanical attention, the PBM has since restored the bus to operating condition. The coach is displayed frequently at events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Manufacturer: The Flxible Company, Loudonville, Ohio
Model: 218-FA1-55, Serial # 30839, Built 1955
Powertrain: Rear mounted, 6 Cylinder Fageol (Hercules) gasoline engine, w/5speed mechanical transmission.
Body: Steel body, capacity 29 passengers, reclining seats
Length 33 ft. – Width 96 in.
77 is operable and in good mechanical condition with the body and interior in good physical condition. Minor electrical work remains incl. repairs to the speedometer.
Support the PBM’s bus preservation efforts. Join the museum’s Adopt-A-Bus program. Adopt this bus or any PBM bus of your choice by contributing to a special fund account reserved for maintenance and or restoration of each bus. All of the PBM’s buses have their own special accounts and all funds donated to a particular account will be used only for that bus.
To donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate Bus #77 on your contribution.