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Richard Twining

Richard Twining was one of the 7 founders of the Pacific Bus Musem and was its first President serving from 1989-1994.

Richard Twining was the owner of Scenic Hyway Tours in San Francisco.

 

Scenic Hyway Tours #172 before it became PBM #172

Matt K Scenic Hyway Tours 1992 Safe-Driver-of-the-Year & Richard Twinning

 

Scenic Hway Tours #246 before it became PBM 246

Richard was borne February 1, 1943 and died in September of 1996. He donated 6 buses to the Pacific Bus Museum in 1996, 4 of which are still in the PBM Collection:

Two other buses were initially stored in Williams, CA, and are no longer part of the museum’s bus collection for various reasons.

  • Virginia Stage Lines #705, a Brill IC-41
  • Guiton Charter #300, a GM PD-3751

One final bus, which was also part of Richard’s collection, was donated to his mechanic and not to the Pacific Bus Museum:

  • An ex-Greyhound PD 4104

The Pacific Bus Museum has other buses stored in Williams, CA. This is Ted Campbell’s property, Coach Maintenance Company. Ted Campbell is the current owner of #705 and #290, both of which are in Williams.

Virginia Stage Lines 705 now owned by Ted Campbell

Bus 300 was traded to Phil Monte in Lodi, CA as part of the compensation for the museum’s GM PD 4501 Scenicruiser, 8005. 

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#172 – Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Lines

This General Motors PD-4106 was delivered new to Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno (LTR) Stage Line in 1964.

The bus was donated to the PBM in 1996 along with the five other buses of Richard Twining’s historical bus collection.

4-Speed Manual, General Motors, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Intercity Coach, Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno (LTR) Stage Line, Office of Defense Transportation, Oregon Coachways


#4708 – Santa Clara County Transit District

This GM TDH-5301 “New Look” was purchased new by Western Greyhound Lines in 1961.

It was later acquired by the Santa Clara County Transit District (San Jose, CA).

#4708 was was acquired by the Pacific Bus Museum in 1994.

2-Speed V-Drive Hydraulic, General Motors, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Greyhound, Intercity Coach, Santa Clara County Transit District (SCCTD), Western Greyhound Lines


#246 – Peerless Stages

Three General Motors TDM-4512’s (#244-246) were delivered to Peerless Stages, Inc. of Oakland, CA in April 1955.

In 1996 Richard donated #246 along with the five other buses in his historic bus collection to the Pacific Bus Museum. 

4-Speed Manual, General Motors, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Intercity Coach, Peerless Stages, West Coast Motor Coach Museum


#77 – Glacier National Park Transportation

This Flxible Visicoach was one of four (#48-51) delivered new in 1955 to the Utah Parks Company as #50.

The bus was donated to the PBM in 1996 along with the five other buses of Richard Twining’s historical bus collection.

Year Built: 1955
Manufacturer: The Flxible Company, Loudonville, Ohio
Model: 218FA1-55-29IC Visicoach
Serial#: 30839
Original Owner: Utah Parks Co. #50

5-Speed Manual, Fageol, Flxible, Glacier Transport Company, Hercules, Specialty, Union Pacific Railroad, Utah Parks Company


#1826 – Pacific Greyhound Lines

This GM PD 3302 coach was delivered to Missouri Pacific Stages in 1945 as #821.

The bus was donated to the PBM in 1996 along with the five other buses of Richard Twining’s historical bus collection.

4-Speed Manual, GM Truck & Coach Division, Missouri Pacific Stages, Office of Defense Transportation, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Parlor, Western Greyhound Lines


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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