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West Coast Motor Coach Museum

West Coast Motor Coach Society – The Paddle

The West Coast Motor Coach Museum is the predecessor to the Pacific Bus Museum. The name “West Coast Motor Coach Museum” was adopted in July 1986. Prior to that, it was called the “West Coast Motor Coach Society”.

#7103 became one of the first buses of the newly formed Pacific Bus Museum in 1989.

Additionally, both Peerless #246 (owned by Marcel Sales) and #126 – Antelope Valley Bus Lines (owned by WCMCM Director/VP Stephen Schwarzwald) were part of the WCMCM Coach Roster but were not transferred directly to the Pacific Bus Museum. Instead, both of these buses continued in private ownership until they were later donated to PBM.

In its Archive, the Pacific Bus Museum maintains copies of the WCMCM’s Membership Newsletter called The Paddle. This is the name the Pacific Bus Museum continues to call its Membership Newsletter.

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#7103 – Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD)

#7103 became one of the first buses of the newly formed Pacific Bus Museum in 1989 when it was split off from the West Coast Motor Coach Museum.

2-Speed Automatic, Automatic, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Flxible, Perkins, Southern California RTD (SCRTD), Spicer, Transit, West Coast Motor Coach Museum


#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


#126 – Antelope Valley Bus Lines

Stephen Schwarzwald acquired the bus from Antelope Valley Bus Lines in 1975. Stephen was the Vice President of the WCMCM and later was the Secretary of the PBM. He donated the bus to the PBM in 1992.

2-Speed Hydromatic, Antelope Valley Lines, General Motors, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA), Pacific Electric, Southern California RTD (SCRTD), Transit, West Coast Motor Coach Museum


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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