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.
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!
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