Similar to the PBM’s East Bay Motor Coach Lines (Key System) #308 this larger 1933 Twin Coach model 30 was the only one of this model to be operated by the East Bay Motor Coach Lines. It was kept around long after its passenger carrying days as a Key System service coach.
Acquired by John (Jerry) Graham in the1950s, it along with several other vintage buses and trucks were stored on his property in Atherton, CA for many years.
The PBM acquired the #400 from the estate of the late Jerry Graham in 1996. This venerable bus shares its regional transit heritage with former Key System Twin Coach # 308 as being the oldest coaches in the Pacific Bus Museum fleet.
Manufacturer: Twin Coach, Kent, Ohio
Model: Model 30, Serial#25378, Built 1933
Powertrain: Forward mounted 6 cylinder Hercules WXO gasoline engine with 3 speed mechanical transmission
Body: Steel body on frame, seats 26 passengers, two passenger doors
wheelbase 140″, width 94 ½”
In need of a complete ground up restoration, the #400 is structurally sound with its body intact and most of its windows but minus it’s seats and has a deteriorating floor. The motor, which has not run for a number of years, turns freely. The coach is currently stored in Williams, CA
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 #400 on your contribution.