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37974 Shinn St, Fremont, CA 94536

Mailing Address P.O. Box 601105 Sacramento, CA 95860-1105

Bill Campbell

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PBM – The Paddle: March/April 2024

Line 33, Run 2

  • Prevost Car Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary At Their Mira Loma CA Facility On March 14th
  • Former PBM Member Dave Longa Passes Away
  • Work Day Reports: 03/16/24, 04/06/24 & 04/20/24
  • Mike Demeter Passes Away
  • Scenicruiser Mounted On Roof Of Nashville Hotel
  • Crown Archives Elicits Goodall’s Charter Bus Story By Tom Baker
  • Steam Powered Buses In CA In The Early 70’s
  • WWII Johnson Hand-Cranked Farebox For Sale
  • Members Needed To Exercise Our Buses

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Crown Coach, Fageol, Goodall's Charter Bus Service, Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, Museum of Bus Transportation, Penninsula Charter Lines, Prevost, Reo, San Francisco SF MUNI, Southern California RTD (SCRTD)


PBM – The Paddle: November/December 2023

Line 32, Run 6

  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • 246 At Car Show In San Jose On 11/04/23
  • 1947 At California Bus Association Convention
  • PBM Hosts Birthday Party on 11/11/23
  • 246 In Niles Festival Of Lights Parade On 11/24/23
  • Old Paddles Needed – Tom Baker is organizing the Archives
  • 12/17/23 Holiday Gathering
  • Improvement To Our Building’s Exterior

ACF Brill, Amador Stage Lines, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA), Metropolitan Coach Lines, Pacific Electric, SamTrans, Southern Pacific


PBM – The Paddle: September/October 2023

Line 32, Run 5

New PBM Member, Tom Baker, created a new PBM Banner to hang on the building… Unfortunately, he didn’t learn that the 1991 date was a misnomer until after the banner was printed. The PBM was founded in 1989.

  • LA’s first bus line got rolling 100 years ago today: here’s to a century of innovation and grit
  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • ODT Bus1826 received some overdue wiring repairs by PBM Member John Fenlon
  • Upcoming events
  • More Parts Donated By Royal Coach Tours
  • Public Transit Supporters Visit PBM On 09/09/23
  • Donated Forklift Delivered To PBM On 09/21/23 by Darren and Mike from Shasta College
  • Bus 3270 At Muni Roadeo At The Cow Palace On 10/28
  • Upcoming Annual Holiday Gathering And Membership Meeting
  • PBM Shirts for Sale

Gillig, Royal Coach Tours, Shasta College


PBM – The Paddle: July/August 2023

Line 32, Run 4

  • Open House Report
  • 1947 At Split Of ’45 On 08/12/23
  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • Member Ted Campbell in You Tube Video (below)
  • 128 And 2738 At Event In Fremont On 7/29/23
  • 07/30/23 Film Shoot At PBM Shinn Street Yard
  • 2738 In Film Shoot In Fremont On 07/31/23
  • PBM Acquires Another GM PD-4501 Scenicruiser (Our PBM1 Party Bus)

ACF Brill, American Stage Tours, Eastshore Lines, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Sierra Pacific Tours


PBM – The Paddle: March/April 2023

Line 32, Run 2

  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • Tree Work Done After March Storm Causes Damage
  • 9E At Dream Machines Show At Half Moon Bay
  • Additional Information About Muni Leasing Buses From SCRTD In 1881 By James Husing
  • Remembering PBM Member Emerson Chin Who Passed Away On 3/5
  • Now an underground rave venue, Oakland’s abandoned Greyhound station was once ‘magnificent

California Transit Company, Gray Line, Greyhound, MV Transportation, SamTrans, Santa Clara County Transit District (SCCTD), Santa Cruz Transit, Southern California RTD (SCRTD), Twin Coach, Western Transit Society (WTS)


PBM – The Paddle: January/February 2023

Line 32, Run 1

  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • 2738 Film Shoot In San Rafael
  • 2738’s Front Starting Problem Corrected
  • 842 Gets A Newer Set Of Batteries
  • PBM Gets A Sump Pump
  • 3 And 246 At License Plate Meet In Niles
  • 2023 Open House Date Announced
  • The Pacific Bus Museum’s Historic Greyhound Silversides Story and pictures by Ron Medaglia
  • Peter Newgard of the Bus History Association seeks Information Sought On Rare Bus In BC

Amtrak, Greyhound, Hall-Scott, Kenworth, Metropolitan Bus Lines (Seattle), Pacific Greyhound Lines, Southern Pacific, Southern Pacific Railroad, Western Greyhound Lines


PBM – The Paddle: November/December 2022

Line 31, Run 6

  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • 12/04/22 Bus 4 In Los Gatos Christmas/Holiday Parade
  • 12/10/22 Holiday Gathering In San Leandro
  • 9E, 2738, HPO In Movle Shoot
  • Donation Drive For 1947 Greyhound Lines Silversides
  • GM PD-4501 Scenicrulser Question (contnued)

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Detroit Diesel, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Marmon-Herrington, Southern California RTD (SCRTD), Southern Pacific, Spicer


PBM – The Paddle: September/October 2022

Line 31, Run 5

  • Cover Photo: Pacific Greyhound Lines Oakland Will bus built after consolidation at the Pioneer Stage plant in 1930 at 1919 Markey Street, Oakland.
  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • PBM Calendar
  • Tree Branches In New Parcel Trimmed on 09/01/22
  • 2103 And 3270 At Western Rallway Museum 9/3 & 9/4
  • 09/18/22 Movie Shoot At PBM Yard By Tom Shafer
  • Another Busy Period For 1828… Marin Civic Center in San Rafael… Vallecito Elementary School.
  • Phelan Ride And Drive Report By Tom Shafer
  • 3270 At Muni’s Bus Roadeo On 10/29/22
  • Donation Drive To Acquire Greyhound Silversides
  • Two Short Bus Stories… 
  • General Motors PD-4501 Scenicruiser Question… answers from Paul Von Fange’s book

Crown Coach, Fageol, Gillig, International Harvester, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Studebaker, Western Railway Museum, White Motors


PBM History

In 2017 PBM Member, Ron Medaglia, wrote this article on the history of the Pacific Bus Museum, entitled “The Pacific Bus Museum From Hobby to Formal Museum”, for the National Bus Trader magazine.

American Stage Tours, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Niles Canyon Railway, Niles Coach Lines, Royal Coach Tours, Scenic Hyway Tours, Twin Coach, UC Davis Transit System, Union Pacific Railroad, Unitrans UC Davis, West Coast Motor Coach Museum


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