Shasta College 7. Shasta College (Redding, CA) #7 was delivered in late December 1978, and was used by them for just under 40 years, and it was the last of many Gilligs purchased for their fleet.
Bus #7 was donated to the Pacific Bus Museum in Fall 2018 upon retirement from Shasta College service. Soon afterwards, it was then driven to its first meet, a Crown & Gillig Ride & Drive in Fresno, CA, where it was a popular bus to view and drive.
Many members have requested to drive this bus!
Manufacturer: Gillig Corporation, Hayward, CA
Model: 855-9 Serial#: E5080 Built: 1979
The bus was originally delivered with a midship-mounted 290 Cummins engine, but was upgraded to a very powerful 335 Cummins later on. It has a 10-speed Fuller Roadranger manual transmission, Jacobs Engine Brake, on-demand chain package, and many more options. It also has an unusual custom one-piece sedan door that no other Shasta College bus had. It has 41 reclining seats. Shasta College also donated many spare parts.
#7 is operable and in good mechanical condition with the body and interior in good physical condition.
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 #7 on your contribution.