Acquired by the Pacific Bus Museum in 1994 bus 9706 was one of 10 TDH 5301s purchased new by Greyhound Lines in 1961 to serve a route between San Diego and San Ysidro, Ca.(at the border between the US and Mexico) Later acquired by the Santa Clara County Transit District (San Jose, CA) and renumbered to 4708.
Manufacturer: General Motors Truck and Coach Division, Pontiac MI
Model: TDH5301 Serial: 2203 Year: 1961
Powertrain: GM 6V-71 Diesel engine with a 2 speed V-Drive hydraulic transmission
Length: 40 ft., Width 102 in.
Body: Aluminum monocoque body construction
Seating: 51 passengers – transit seating.
9706 is operable and currently stored in Williams, Ca. It is in need of complete interior and exterior painting and 6 servicable tubeless tires.
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 WGL#9706 on your contribution.