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PD-4501

GM Bus Model Numbers Decoded

Using this great page from UtahRails.net as a reference tells us this about General Motors model PD-4501’s:

  • P = Parlor (Intercity)
  • D = Diesel (until 1968)
  • 45 = Number of Seats
  • 01 = Series 01

The model number does not tell us about the General Motors powertrain (engine/transmission).

 

Pages on this site about PD-4501

#8005 – Western Greyhound Lines
#8005 - Western Greyhound

This 1955 PD-4501 Scenicruiser was delivered, new, to Pacific Greyhound Lines in 1956.

In the mid-1960s Western Greyhound re-seated these “Travis” buses to 47 passengers to service route between San Francisco-Travis AFB in Fairfield, CA.

In Spring of 2003, the Pacific Bus Museum acquired this bus from the used equipment dealer.

4-Speed Manual, Detroit Diesel, Equipment Broker (Phil Monte), General Motors, General Motors, Greyhound, Marmon-Herrington, Melni Bus Service, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Parlor, Spicer, Western Greyhound Lines


PBM1 – Scenicruiser Party Bus
#PBM1 - Scenicruiser Party Bus

This 1955 PD-4501 Scenicruiser was delivered new to Southwestern Greyhound Lines in January 1956.

This Scenicruiser was customized for promotional use by the makers of Red Bull energy drink.

It was donated to the Pacific Bus Museum by Steven Hofmann in June 2023

4-Speed Manual, Allison, Automatic, Detroit Diesel, General Motors, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Greyhound, Parlor, Red Bull, Southwestern 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


Paddle Archives mentioning PD-4501

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