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About the Silversides

The prototype Yellow Coach model 1206 Silversides debuted in 1938 and was Greyhound’s primary exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair. Pre-World War Two deliveries in 1940-41 comprised 332 37-passenger buses and 259 41-passenger buses. Most of those (464) were diesel-powered.

Postwar deliveries to Greyhound in 1947 and 1948 totaled 2,000 Silversides, all diesel-powered. Major differences from the prewar buses included redesigned driver’s controls and instrument panel, two-rod mechanical shift replaced a single-rod air shift and the underfloor air conditioning moved aft one bay.

Pages on this site about Silversides

Meet Our ‘Hounds
#8005 - Western Greyhound

In this story, you will meet the Pacific Bus Museum’s various Greyhounds… and “honorary” Greyhound.

General Motors, Greyhound, Mack, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Parlor

#1947 – Pacific Greyhound Lines
1948 Greyhound Silverside

Originally this GM, PD-4151 “Silverside” was delivered new to Pacific Greyhound Lines in San Francisco in April 1948.

In early 1972 Greyhound sold its last group of Silversides to a bus company in Peru but the very last Silverside bound for Peru was never shipped. This bus became part of Greyhound’s Historic Bus Fleet.

The Pacific Bus Museum acquired #1947 in January 2023 from Greyhound.

4-Speed Manual, General Motors, General Motors, GM Truck & Coach Division, Greyhound, Greyhound Historic Bus Fleet, Intercity Coach, Pacific Greyhound Lines, Parlor, Unknown Peru, Western Greyhound Lines

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