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Steve Souza

Pages on this site about Steve Souza

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: January/February 2024

Line 33, Run 1

  • Cover Photo: Southern Pacific Railroad at Mission Bay yard
  • PBM Has Two New Items For Sale Soon – a T-shirt of our 1947 Silversides and a license plate frame
  • President’s Message by Lorne Thompson
  • Former PBM Member Norm Spaulding Passes Away
  • The 2024 PBM Election coming in early June
  • 01/06/24 Work Day Report
  • 01/20/24 Work Day Report
  • PBM Member Vickie Cole Passes Away Unexpectedly
  • Back Issues Of The Paddle Donated
  • 2738 In Movie Shoot In Vallejo On 01/28/24
  • 1826 On Display In San Rafael On 1/31 & 2/1
  • 02/03/24 Work Day Report
  • 02/17/24 Work Day Report
  • Where “The Paddle” Name Came From?
  • Royal Coach Tours Sold To TCS
  • PBM Member William D. Bourne Passes Away At 92
  • Greyhound bus stops are valuable assets. Here’s who’s cashing in on them By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN
  • Southwestern Greyhound Lines Dr. D.B. “Doc” Rushing

American Stage Tours, Amtravel, Atlanta Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Continental Trailways, Eastern Greyhound Lines, Eastshore Lines, General Motors, Gillig, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Key System, Marmon-Herrington, Megabus, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Pacific Coachways (Garden Grove CA), Prevost, Royal Coach Tours, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Transit Authority (Sacramento TA), Saint Louis Car Company, Santa Clara County Valley Transit Authority (VTA), Transportation Charter Services (TCS) Orange CA, Transportation Manufacturing Company (TMC), Western Greyhound Lines


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: 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: July/August 2001

Line 10, Run 4

  • A PERSONAL APPEAL TO THE MEMBERSHIP from JIM HUSING, PRESIDENT
  • from the editor Ron Medaglia
  • New Members
  • Extra Board Assignments
  • PBM Santa Monica Excursion
  • Dick Meguire Seriously Ill
  • Busy Summer For Bus Displays
  • New tires for #1214
  • . Rent Increased for PBM’s Buses
  • Members Page on Web Site
  • Summary of PBM Board Meeting
  • PBM Garage
  • New Feature in The Paddle
  • Members Making News
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Back Issues of The Paddle Now Available
  • Help the PBM Find a Home- Contribute to the Building Fund

from Transit Topics – May 1947

SunLine Transit Agency, Super Sightseening Tours


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: March/April 2001

Line 10, Run 2

  • Bob Burrowes Bus Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • New Members
  • Extra Board Assignments
  • Election of Officers
  • New AC Transit Excursion!
  • MST Fixible Donated to PBM
  • MCI MCSC Donation Withdrawn
  • NCTD #806 Finally Registered
  • PBM Attends the Pacific Coast Dream Machine
  • Summary of PBM Board Meeting
  • Valley of the Moon Stages from Bob Burrowes Collection
  • PBM Garage
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • Members Making News
  • MEHVA Motor Bus Excursions
  • Buses In the Suburbs By David Pardo

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Chicago Sightseeing Co, Dayton City Transit, Flxible, Flyer, Ford, Golden Gate Transit, Marmon-Herrington, Monterey Peninsula Transit (MPT), Monterey-Salinas Transit, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), North County Transit District (NCTD), San Francisco SF MUNI, Skoda, Sonoma County Transit, Valley of the Moon Stage Lines, Western Railway Museum


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: September/October 2000

Line 9, Run 5

  • Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • New Members
  • PBM at the 2000 APTA National Roadeo
  • AC Transit #100 Excursion Report
  • US Navy Bus Acquired
  • #3270 Readied for APTA Display
  • The PBM Garage – by Steve Souza
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • More Bus Photos
  • San Diego Transit “Mans’ See Their Last Day
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), California Bus Lines, Eastshore Lines, Flxible, Flyer, Fontana Transit Lines, Ford, Gibson Lines, Gillig, Golden Gate Transit, Gray Line, Greyhound, Hemet Bus Lines, Highland-Patton Bus Line, Key System, Lee's Auto Stages, McKinley Avenue Transit Authority (MATA), Motor Bus Society, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Orion, Pacific Electric, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Riverside City Lines, Sacramento Regional Transit, Saint Louis Car Company, SamTrans, San Bernardino Valley Transit Co, San Francisco SF MUNI, White Motors, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: July/August 2000

Line 9, Run 4

  • Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • Newly Elected Members Take Office
  • Niles Canyon Railway Bus Update
  • Contribute to the Building Fund
  • Summary of PBM Board Meeting
  • The PBM on the Roadeo Circuit
  • Bus Gallery Added to Website
  • The PBM Garage
  • Michael’s American Memories
  • PBM Excursions & Events
  • Members Making News
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • President Attends Political Convention
  • San Diego Transit Still Operating GM “new look’s”

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Contra Costa Area Transit Service (C.A.T.S.), Flyer, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Guiton Charter, Key System, Long Beach Transit, Mack, Motor Bus Society, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Niles Canyon Railway, Omaha Transit Company, Peerless Stages, Royal Coach Tours, San Diego Transit (SDT), San Francisco SF MUNI, Twin Coach, Unitrans UC Davis, White Motors


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: September/October 1999

Line 8, Run 5

  • Bus Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • Welcome Aboard New Members
  • New PBM Website Address!!! – Update Your Bookmarks”
  • PBM Secretary, John McKane Resigns
  • New Appointments Made to Handle Increased PBM Activities
  • New PBM Merchandise Planned
  • Recent PBM Activities
  • PBM Attends GGRM Raildays!!!
  • Members Making News
  • Recent Donations to the PBM
  • PBM Members and Their Buses
  • Photos of PBM Members Buses
  • . and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier

AirporTransit, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), ATC Vancom, Chicago Transit Authority, Crown Coach, Fageol, Falcon Charter Service, Fitzjohn, Flxible, Ford, Gray Line, Greyhound, Highland Transit (HT), Inglewood City Lines, Key System Transit Lines (KSTL), Long Beach Motor Bus Co, Los Angeles Railway, Mack, Marmon-Herrington, Metro Coach Lines, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Pacific Electric, Royal Coach Tours, San Diego Transit (SDT), San Pedro Motor Bus Association, Sunset Stages, Unitrans UC Davis, Wayne, West Valley Charter Lines, Western Greyhound Lines, White Motors



PBM – The Paddle: May/June 1999

Line 8, Run 3

  • Photos
  • Presidents Message
  • New Members
  • PBM Election Results
  • New PBM Committees Forming
  • The PBM’s Website Updated – Check it Out!
  • New Acquisitions for the PBM
  • 1948 “Glass Top” Flxible
  • Greyhound Mack C49DM transit
  • PBM Bus Becomes a TV Star
  • Ongoing Repairs to Bus #3270
  • Work Parties at Fremont
  • After Lunch Jaunt With PBM Buses Creates a Stir
  • PBM at the Great American Dream Machine
  • PBM Attends Union City, CA Car Show
  • PBM attends Centerville Depot Opening
  • PBM Members Making News

Emperor Norton Tours, Flxible, Greyhound, Mack, Oklahoma Transportation Company, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Peninsula Charter Lines, San Francisco SF MUNI, West Valley Charter Lines, White Motors, Yellow Coach builder


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: 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: 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


PBM – The Paddle: March/April 1997

Line 6, Run 2

  • The Original Golden Eagle buses
  • Key System Transit Lines Twin Coach, model 44D
  • Plans Being Finalized for the Upcoming PBM Bus Meet
  • Recent Work Parties at Fremont
  • The Rohr/Flxible High Value Bus
  • Airport Charter Lines Aerocoach 37Ps
  • Bruce Maher Collection Memorabilia Donated to the PBM
  • PBM Bus Proposed for the Niles Canyon Railway
  • Cantos Collection Moves to Fontana, CA
  • PBM Attends the Great American Dream Machine
  • and that’s the way things were by Jerry Squier
  • President’s Message by Jim Husing

Aerocoach, Airport Charter Lines, AM General, Bakersfield & Kern Electric Railway, Bakersfield Transit Company, Continental Trailways, Flxible, Fresno City Lines, Key System, Mack, Metropolitan Coach Lines, Niles Canyon Railway, Pacific City Lines, Rohr Corporation, Royal Coach Tours, Setra Coaches, Twin Coach, Western Railway Museum, Western Transit Systems


PBM – The Paddle: January/February 1997

Line 6, Run 1

  • Photos Yellow Coach Z-250’s, NYC BOT #646, Yellow Coach model 1204, Pacific Greyhound Lines #447
  • PBM to Host The Pacific Motorcoach Meet!
  • New Arrival at Fremont
  • PBM Board of Directors Meeting Highlights
  • Electricity Installed in Fremont
  • Bruce Maher Memorabilia Collection
  • Electing PBM Officers
  • Excursions for 1997
  • and that’s the way things were. by Jerry Squier
  • Just Released! ‘White Widow’, a new novel by (PBM Member) Jim Lehrer
  • President’s Message

Fresno City Lines, New York City Board of Transportation, Niles Canyon Railway, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Royal Coach Tours, San Francisco SF MUNI, Twin Coach, White Motors, Yellow Coach builder


PBM – The Paddle: May 1994 DRAFT

Line 3, Run 5

  • Excursions to Resume
  • New Yard Rules for Industry Location
  • “Great American Dream Machine” Exhibit Report
  • A Request for Further Work Party Assistance
  • Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

Eastshore Lines, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, SamTrans


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