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#P1683 – Pacific Greyhound Lines

Mack built 1410 C-49 buses from 1954 to 1960, 380 of those were C-49DTs for the San Francisco Muni. Only 39 were C-49DM’s. Pacific Greyhound Lines acquired 30 of those (#P1670-P1699) in 1957 for their extensive commuter operations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The only Mack bus in the PBM collection, #P1683 was acquired in 1999. 

Built to Greyhound’s standard specs with transit seating, mechanical transmissions, and single doors the Macks were often seen on Greyhound’s Marin County commute routes. Reductions in commute service and incompatibility with other commute equipment enabled Greyhound to phase out the Mack C49DM’s, selling them off in the early 1970s.

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 #P1683 are also needed at this time to complete this remaining work. All donations for bus #P1683 will be placed in a Special Fund account exclusively for the restoration and maintenance of bus #P1683. Please make a donation today to continue the restoration of bus #P1683!

Make a "Pacific Bus Museum" donation to the Special Funds account for for bus #P1683.

Support Bus #P1683

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

#P1683 is operable but needs a new engine cooling fan and radiator cleaned. Interior is complete and in good condition. The exterior needs rebuilding of the front door area, replacement of the lower tailgate, and many side panels and bodywork before complete repainting. Wheel rims need resurfacing and 6 road-worthy tires are needed.

Ownership Snapshot

Original Owner: Pacific Greyhound Lines P1683

Acquired From: acquired in 1999

Current Livery: Pacific Greyhound Lines

Technical Specs

Year Built: 1957

Manufacturer: Mack Trucks, Inc., Allentown, PA

Model: C-49DM

Serial#: 1938

Powertrain: Mack END 673 Diesel engine, four-speed manual transmission

Body: Aluminum and steel body

Length: 38 ft

Width: 102 in (wide format)

Seating: 51 passenger transit seating

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