Hop On The Bus, Gus
Pacific Bus Museum Showing One Of Its Vintage Buses
A Special New Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Attraction
The Pacific Bus Museum will be displaying one of its vintage buses at this year’s year's Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Sunday, April 30 at Half Moon Bay Airport.
The Museum, which is located in Fremont, CA was established as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization in 1991. The museum’s mission is the preservation, restoration, operation and display of buses representing various eras of bus travel. Their focus is on buses that operated in California and the West from the 1930’s to the 1990’s and beyond. Their current collection is comprised of over 25 city transit buses, school buses and over-the-road-coaches.
Pacific Bus Museum will be displaying Bus 9E, manufactured by Flxible Corporation, which was originally delivered new to the San Joaquin Delta Junior College District in Stockton, CA in 1970
As a Dream Machines featured attraction, the museum will be displaying Bus 9E, manufactured by Flxible Corporation, which was originally delivered new to the San Joaquin Delta Junior College District in Stockton, CA in 1970 and spent 40 years (1970–2010) transporting the college’s sports teams to games and tournaments throughout the state.
At the time 9E was built, demand for Flxible intercity type buses was down to a trickle.
The Flxible model 223 DD “FlxiLiner” was the last intercity model that Flxible built and 9E was the eighth from the last “FlxiLiner” built before production ended in 1969.
9E was part of a small group of 223 DDs Flxible completed without an order in 1969. It was sold new in 1970.
Concurrent with production of the 223 DD by Flxible in Loudonville, OH, Flxible licensed the building of the 223 DD in Mexico by Dina. After 1969 Dina continued production of the 223 DD in Mexico with subsequent modifications until the 1980s.
Bus 9E is equipped with a separate 4 cylinder Perkins Diesel engine to power the coach’s air-conditioning system.
The museum acquired this coach in February 2011 and is pleased to have this fine example of Flxible’s last intercity coach model in the museum’s collection.
Museum docents will be on-hand at the Big Show to educate and interact with attendees.
Learn more at www.pacbus.org