9049 was delivered new to Greyhound Lines West in 1985 and was the 6 from the last MC-9 Greyhound Lines West received. In 1991 bus 9049 was acquired from Greyhound by the Yosemite Community College District along with a second MC-9, GLW 9050. Both buses were renumbered 1502 and 1504 respectively. 9049 is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V92 engine and a Allison 740 Automatic transmission.
The college district reseated 9049 and 9050 from 47 to 43 passengers to improve the comfort for the district’s athletic teams. After operating for the college district for over 20 years 9049 was acquired by the Pacific Bus Museum in 2015 through the generosity of museum members who donated the funds to acquire the bus. The bus is operable and in good mechanical and physical condition with new front air bellows installed in 2015. Plans call for 9049 to be repainted into its original red, white and blue (hockey stick) Greyhound livery
Manufacturer: Transportation Manufacturing Company, Roswell, NM
Model: TMC MC-9 Built: 1985
Powertrain: Detroit Diesel 6V92 diesel engine with a 4 speed Allison 740 automatic transmission.
Body: Steel with Stainless steel framing, seating capacity 43 passengers, reclining seats, restroom and air-conditioning.
Bus 9049 is operable and sound mechanically and physically. Plans are to repaint the bus back to its original Greyhound livery and graphics.
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To donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate #9049 on your contribution.