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Larry Birch

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PBM – The Paddle: May/June/July/August 2003

Line 12, Run 3 & 4

  • In Memory of Loring C. Jensen
  • President’s Message
  • New Members
  • Future Excursion
  • Election Results
  • Editor’s Message – Combined Paddle 3 & 4
  • Work Parties
  • New Scenicruiser Pin
  • Photos: Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT) #825, Key System Transit Lines (KSTL) #1913, Western Greyhound Lines (WGL) #P2530

Flxible, Grumman, Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT), Key System Transit Lines (KSTL), National City Lines, Orange County Transit District, Western Greyhound Lines


PBM – The Paddle: March/April 2003

Line 12, Run 2

  • Photo: PBM’s x-North County Transit District (Oceanside, CA) #806
  • President’s Message
  • New Members
  • Scenicruiser Report
  • T.A.M. Transportation Company by Bob Burrowes
  • New Website by Dave Childs
  • Building Fund
  • Buses up For Disposal
  • Work Parties
  • Photos: PBM’s ex-SF Muni #3270, Bob Burrowes’ Greyhound Depot in San Jose, CA

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Brill IC, Key System, Melni Bus Service, North County Transit District (NCTD), T.A.M. Transportation Company, Twin Coach


PBM – The Paddle: January/February 2003

Line 12, Run 1

  • Photo: ex-Unitrans #4507 & Monterey-Salinas Transit #1214
  • President’s Message
  • Sale of Modesto TDH3501
  • Superbowl Buses and Trains
  • Photos: 1953 Oakland Greyhound storage yard & Gillig Phanotm #160
  • Scenicruiser Update
  • Photo: Bayshore Transit Lines (BTL) #652
  • Work Parties
  • Photo: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) #2340

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Bayshore Transit Lines (BTL), Flxible, Flyer, Gillig, Greyhound, Hesselgrave Charter Bus Company, Los Angeles Motor Coach, Modesto Motor Bus, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Transit Authority (Sacramento TA), SamTrans, San Diego Transit (SDT), San Diego Trolley, Santa Clara County Valley Transit Authority (VTA), Union City Transit, Unitrans UC Davis, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: November/December 2002

Line 11, Run 6

  • Photo: North County Transit District (NCTD) Flxible #905
  • President’s Message
  • New Members
  • SamTrans Gillig #9895 Mystery Solved
  • Photos: Western Greyhound Lines (WGL) #9658, San Francisco Municipal Railway White #0268, Western Greyhound Lines (WGL) #P1111 (four aces), California Parlor Car Tours (CPCT) #63, SamTrans #341, London Transit (London, Ontario, Canada) #104, Hamilton Street Railway #842, Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency #102

AM General, Antelope Valley Lines, California Parlor Car Tours (CPCT), Flyer, Gillig, Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency, London Transit (London, Ontario, Canada), Motor Coach Industries (MCI), North County Transit District (NCTD), Pacific Coast Bus Service, SamTrans, San Francisco SF MUNI, Western Greyhound Lines, White Motors, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: September/October 2002

Line 11, Run 5

  • Photo: Ex-SF Muni #3210 & #3270
  • President’s Message
  • SDT #916 Moves from San Diego to Modesto
  • History of SDT #916
  • Donations
  • Mailing Label
  • Sacramento Excursion Report
  • Photos: PBM booth set up at the Regional Bus Roadeo at Candlestick Park, Royal Coach Tours #587, SamTrans Gillig #9895

Antelope Valley Lines, General Motors Diesel Division of Canada (GMDD), Gillig, MV Transportation, Royal Coach Tours, Sacramento Regional Transit, SamTrans, San Diego Transit (SDT), San Diego Trolley, San Francisco SF MUNI


PBM – The Paddle: July/August 2002

Line 11, Run 4

  • Photo: Ex-Key System Transit Lines/AC Transit #2103
  • President’s Message
  • Donations
  • New Members
  • San Diego #916 donated to the PBM
  • Election Results
  • Photos: SamTrans #9815 is ex-Greyhound #9615, Las Vegas Transit #5377, Metropolitan Transit Commission #209, Hawaii “The Shuttle” #278, Quodling Brothers White 798, Express Tours N-122 Skyliner

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Express Tours, Greyhound, Grumman, Key System Transit Lines (KSTL), Las Vegas Transit, Neoplan, Saab-Scania, SamTrans, San Diego Transit (SDT), San Francisco SF MUNI, White Motors


PBM – The Paddle: September/October 2001

Line 10, Run 5

  • Current Mailing Label
  • President’s Message From Jim Husing
  • Passing of Dick Maguire
  • Recent Donations
  • Work Party Report
  • Future of the Paddle
  • Santa Monica Excursion Report by Jim Husing
  • NCTD #806 Has a New Home
  • Status of San Diego Transit #916
  • Trolley Topics comic

Minutes of Board Meeting September 15, 2001

Capitol Trailways, Flxible, Museum of Bus Transportation, North County Transit District (NCTD), San Diego Transit (SDT), Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (SMMBL)


PBM – The Paddle: May/June 2001

Line 10, Run 3

  • Jerry Graham Photos
  • . Presidents Message
  • New Members
  • Extra Board Assignments
  • PBM Election Results
  • Rent Increase for PBM Buses Eminent
  • AC Transit Excursion Report
  • AC Transit #100 Excursion Photos
  • IN HONOR OF A GOOD FRIEND Marcel Sales
  • Bus Driver Uniforms Donated
  • 1946 Flxible Acquired
  • PBM Invited to Western Railway Museum
  • PBM Garage
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Now Available – Back Issues of The Paddle

Did you Know? by Andy Goddard

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Boston Elevated Railway, Cummins, Flxible, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Interurban Electric Railway (Southern Pacific), Key System Transit Lines (KSTL), Marmon-Herrington, Saint Louis Car Company, San Francisco SF MUNI, Seashore Trolley Museum, Southern California RTD (SCRTD)


PBM – The Paddle: January/February 2001

Line 10, Run 1

  • Bus Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • Extra Board Assignments
  • PBM Election Announcement
  • Summary of PBM Annual Board Meeting
  • PBM Acquires a GM RTS – It’s First ADB Bus
  • Another Donation Made to PBM Building Fund
  • Vaca Valley Bus Lines Photos from the Bob Burrowes Collection
  • PBM Hosts Visit by Japanese Hino Motors Group
  • MATA Trolley – Update from Dallas
  • San Diego Transit MAN’s See Their Last Day

ACF Brill, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Allison, AM General, C.D. Beck Co., Chicago Sightseeing Co, Cummins, Flxible, Gibson Lines, Greyhound, Mack, MAN, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Napa Transit Co, North County Transit District (NCTD), Prevost, Queen City Coach Company, Sacramento Transit Authority (Sacramento TA), San Diego Transit (SDT), Southern California RTD (SCRTD), Stockton City Lines, Vaca Valley Bus Lines, Watson and Ash Transportation Company Ltd, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: November/December 2000

Line 9, Run 6

  • Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • New Members
  • Donation Building Fund
  • New Work Party Chairman
  • The PBM Loses a Friend
  • Bus Acquisitions on the Horizon
  • The Year in Review – The PBM in 2000
  • Summary of PBM Board Meeting
  • The PBM Garage
  • The Extra Board
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Book Review – by Jim Husing
  • MATA Trolley Adds Buses
  • Pacific Bus Museum Equipment Roster – December 2000

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Alaska Hiway Tours (Gray Line), Chicago Sightseeing Co, Golden Gate Transit, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Niles Canyon Railway, North County Transit District (NCTD), Richfield Bus Company, Royal Coach Tours, Southern California RTD (SCRTD), Western Greyhound Lines, Westours


PBM – The Paddle: May/June 2000

Line 9, Run 3

  • Photo – Chicago Surface Lines #121, this 1931 Westinghouse powered Brill 40-DMT!
  • Photo – Metropolitan Transit Corp. #2468, a 1954 GM PD 4104 (orig. Overland Greyhound 0-1533) seen in Seattle, WA in 1967!
  • President’s Message
  • Help the PBM Find a Home
  • Niles Canyon Bus Update
  • New PBM Merchandise Items
  • The PBM’s Monterey Excursion – May 2000
  • PBM Sponsored Excursions From 1989 To Present
  • GGRM Spring Raildays
  • The “Bus Garage”
  • AC Transit Excursion This Fall
  • Upcoming Displays and Conventions
  • Members Making News
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier

ACF Brill, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), American Transit Corp, Bay Rapid Transit, Chevrolet, Chicago Surface Lines, Chicago Transit Authority, Citrus Belt Lines, Edgewood Transit Lines, Fageol, Flxible, Ford, Foster Transportation Co, Gillig, Golden Gate Transit, Marmon-Herrington, Metropolitan Transit Corp, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Motor Bus Society, National Cities Lines, Niles Canyon Railway, Overland Greyhound Lines, Peerless Stages, Peninsula Charter Lines, Pomona Bus Lines, Pullman, Royal Coach Tours, St Louis Car Co, Twin Coach, Valley Transit Lines, Western Greyhound Lines, White Motors, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: March/April 2000

Line 9, Run 2

  • Photos – West meets East!
  • Establishment of Building Fund – Help the PBM Find a Permanent Home
  • The “Bus Garage”
  • PBM Attends the Pacific Coast Dream Machine
  • PBM Member William J. Goodall
  • PBM Members and Their Buses
  • Photos – U.S. Down Under
  • PBM Website Update!
  • Members Making News

Recent Donations

Continental Trailways, Eagle Bus, Flxible, Greyhound, Greyhound Lines of Australia, Mack, Market Street Railway, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Peerless Stages, Royal Coach Tours, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Torrance Transit, Unitrans UC Davis, Western Greyhound Lines, Western Railway Museum


PBM – The Paddle: January/February 2000

Line 9, Run 1

  • Photos
  • President’s Message
  • New Members
  • Two Scenicruisers Evaluated
  • Peerless #246 Seats Repaired
  • Work Parties at Fremont
  • Updates to the PBM Website
  • PBM Excursions and Events in 2000
  • PBM Member Making News
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • “New Looks” By Andy Goddard

and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier

Aerocoach, Airport Charter Lines, Atkinson Transportation Co., C.D. Beck Co., Crosstown Bus Lines, Crown Coach, Eastern Cities Transit, Gray Line, Key System Transit Lines (KSTL), Landier Transit Lines, Mack, Marmon-Herrington, Montebello Municipal Bus Lines, Niles Canyon Railway, Pacific Electric, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Royal Coach Tours, San Diego Transit (SDT), Santa Catalina Island Company, Scenic Hyway Tours, South Los Angeles Transportation Co., Southern Cities Transit, West Coast Motor Coach Museum, Western Greyhound Lines, Whittier Bus Lines, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: November/December 1999

Line 8, Run 6

  • Photos
  • President’s Message
  • Welcome Aboard New Members
  • New PBM Secretary Appointed
  • PBM Holiday Gathering
  • PBM Website to be Updated
  • Summary of PBM General Membership Meeting
  • PBM Election Announcement
  • The Year in Review – The PBM in 1999
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Pacific Bus Museum Equipment Roster – December 1999
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Flxible, Ford, Greyhound, Mack, Marmon-Herrington, Oregon Motor Stages, San Pedro Transit Lines, Terminal Island Transit Co., Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Vaca Valley Bus Lines, Western Greyhound Lines, Wilmington Bus Co.



PBM – The Paddle: March/April 1999

Line 8, Run 2

  • Remember to Vote!
  • Bus Photos
  • President’s Message
  • Membership Renewal
  • Welcome Aboard New Members
  • Election of Officers
  • The PBM’s #7103 Repaired
  • Recent Activities at Fremont
  • Recent PBM Board Meeting Summaries
  • PBM Members Making News
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Hawaii Five-O Bus Sightings

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Cummins, Flxible, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT), Mack, Market Street Railway, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Niles Canyon Railway, Orange County Transit District, Royal Coach Tours, San Francisco SF MUNI, SunLine Transit Agency, Torrance Transit, West Valley Charter Lines, Western Greyhound Lines, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: January/February 1999

Line 8, Run 1

  • Welcome to the new Paddle!
  • Recalling bus activities from the past!
  • New Masthead
  • President’s Message from Jim Husing
  • Your Membership Renewal!
  • Welcome New Members
  • Photos
  • PBM Election Announcement
  • Update on the Niles Canyon Bus Service
  • Recent Activity With PBM Buses
  • Work Parties at Fremont
  • Recent donations to the PBM
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier

ACF Brill, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Barrett Transportation, Cummins, Flxible, Golden Gate Transit, Gray Line, Hall-Scott, Lang Transportation Co, Long Beach Motor Bus Co, Mack, Niles Canyon Railway, Niles Coach Lines, Orange County Transit District, Pacific City Lines, Pasadena City Lines, Peerless Stages, Royal Coach Tours, San Francisco SF MUNI, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, SunLine Transit Agency, White Motors, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: September/October 1998

Line 7, Run 5

  • Beck Mainliners operated by the Gray Line of San Francisco
  • Oahu Transit Services (TheBus) #330
  • PBM to Begin Vintage Bus Operation
  • PBM Receives Its First Corporate Membership
  • Twining Bus Memorabilia Auction To Be Held
  • Encouraging News on PBM Bus #7103
  • Recent Work Party at Fremont
  • Progress on the Fixible “Clipper” Project
  • PBM Member Mary Golden Dies
  • Bus Driver Apparel Donated To the PBM
  • Adopt – A -Bus Program Continued
  • Holiday Gift Ideas
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Welcome New Members
  • Honolulu Replaces Its Trolley Coach Fleet
  • President’s Message by Jim Husing

Brill IC, C.D. Beck Co., Cummins, General Motors, Gillig, Gray Line, Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT), International Harvester, Mack, Niles Canyon Railway, Oahu Transit Services


PBM – The Paddle: July/August 1998

Line 7, Run 4

  • AC Transit’s restored #2103
  • Chicago Surface Lines #3407
  • Twinning Bus Memorabilia Collection Donated to the PBM
  • Success With The FIxible “Clipper” Project
  • San Diego Excursion Report
  • PBM Attends Regional Bus Roadeo
  • Work Parties at Fremont
  • Summary of PBM Business Meeting
  • Ben Pangelinan Dies
  • Adopt-A-Bus program Continued
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Welcome New Members
  • Scenicruisers Rediscovered And Expanded Into A Fleet
  • President’s Message by Jim Husing

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), All West Coachlines, Chicago Surface Lines, Cummins, Fageol, Flxible, Glacier Transport Company, Key System, Melni Bus Service, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Niles Canyon Railway, Peerless Stages, Penninsula Charter Lines, Sacramento Regional Transit, Scenic Hyway Tours, Tacoma Transit, Twin Coach, Utah Parks Company, Valley Transit Authority


PBM – The Paddle: May/June 1998

Line 7, Run 3

  • SCRTD #7103 at an MTA bus roadeo
  • PBM’s Torrance Transit #341
  • PBM Election Results
  • PBM Attending Car Shows
  • Progress on Fixible “Clipper”
  • Dept. Of Corrections
  • Adopt-A-Bus Program Continued
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Welcome New Members… and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier
  • President’s Message by Jim Husing

All West Coachlines, Culver City Municipal Bus Lines, Flxible, Gardena Municipal Bus Lines, Montebello Municipal Bus Lines, Pacific Electric, Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (SMMBL), Southern California RTD (SCRTD), SunLine Transit Agency, Torrance Municipal Bus Lines, Torrance Transit, Torrence Municipal Bus Line


PBM – The Paddle: March/April 1998

Line 7, Run 2

  • Peerless Stages #246 at the San Francisco Zoo
  • PBM coach #126 in Southern California
  • Election of Officers
  • PBM “Culver City Cruise” Excursion Report
  • Work Parties At Fremont
  • Progress Report on Fixible “Clipper” Project
  • Summaries of Recent PBM Business Meetings
  • Adopt-A-Bus Program Continued
  • “PAC WEST BUS RALLY” Makes News In The United Kingdom
  • “Square Wheels On The Interstate” By Bob Beard
  • PBM Member Gets New Post
  • Recent Donations To The PBM
  • Welcome New Members
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier
  • LATL 6164  Yellow Coach
  • LATL 6324 GM TD-4506
  • President’s Message by Jim Husing

All West Coachlines, Antelope Valley Lines, Culver CityBus, Flxible, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Greyhound, Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL), Niles Canyon Railway, Oklahoma Transportation Company, Penninsula Charter Lines, Rapid Transit Society, Royal Coach Tours, San Francisco SF MUNI, Santa Clara County Transit District (SCCTD), Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (SMMBL), Virginia Stage Lines, Western Railway Museum, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: September/October 1997

Line 6, Run 5

  • Pacific Greyhound Lines depot sign
  • 1st Scenicruiser delivered new to Pacific Greyhound Lines
  • Vintage Depot Sign Donated to the PBM Archives
  • PBM Bus Display at the Mission City Classique Car Show
  • SunLine Transit Agency Celebrates 20th Anniversary With PBM Bus
  • Golden Gate Transit Excursion Report
  • Holiday Gift Idea, New PBM T-shirt
  • Donation Made In Memory of Stephen Schwarzwald
  • PBM Featured in Bus World Magazine
  • Donations to the PBM
  • Welcome New Members
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier
  • President’s Message by Jim Husing

East Bay Transit, Eastshore Lines, Flxible, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Golden Gate Transit, Key System, Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL), Marmon-Herrington, Missouri Pacific Stages, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Orange Empire Trolley Museum, Pacific City Lines, Pacific Electric, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Petaluma Transit, Pickwick Stages, Pickwick Stages, Pontiac Motor Division, Royal Coach Tours, Santa Rosa City Bus, Scenic Hyway Tours, Sonoma County Transit, SunLine Transit Agency, Unitrans UC Davis


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