The only Mack bus in the PBM’s collection was recently acquired in1999. Pacific Greyhound Lines acquired 30 Mack C49DM’s (#1670-1699) in 1956 for use on their extensive commuter operations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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 faze out the Mack C49DMs in the early 1970’s, selling them off to churches, bowling alleys or any group that wanted a bus.
Manufacturer: Mack Trucks, Inc., Allentown, PA
Model: C49DM, built 1956
Power train: Mack END 673 Diesel engine, four speed manual transmission
Length: 38 ft., Width 102 in.
Body: Aluminum and steel body, transit seating
Seating: 51 passengers.
#P1683 is operable but needs new engine cooling fan and radiator cleaned. Interior is complete and in good condition. The exterior needs rebuilding of front door area, replacement of lower tailgate and many side panels and bodywork before complete repainting. Wheel rims need resurfacing and 6 road worthy tires are needed.
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 PGL #1683 on your contribution.