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RTS

GMC RTS-II

There were a number of different configurations in each of the series and the model numbers designated the following equipment: T Transit Coach H 8V71

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Prevost

XL

Introduced in 1983 as the Marathon XL, this was the first 102-inch-wide Prevost. Passenger windows are higher and wider than on the Champion which it

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Prevost

LeMirage

The LeMirage was modified from the Prestige by adding a full-height windshield and eliminating the roof step. The large side windows are the same size

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Prevost

Prestige

Prevost, of Sainte Claire, Quebec, produced the Prestige 1973 through 1981. It is mechanically and structurally identical to the Champion with the notable exception of

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Prevost

Champion

Prevost, of Sainte Claire, Quebec, produced the Champion 1967 through 1982. The first Prevost coach to be marketed in the United States, it was a

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Neoplan

Jetliner

Jetliners AN235 and AN240 are intercity coaches for general line haul and airport transfer service. The first 102-inch, U.S.-built Jetliner was exhibited at the UBOA

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Neoplan

Cityliner

The Cityliner is a high-deck, deluxe intercity bus. The three-axle, 102 inch coach uses a 400 horsepower Detroit Diesel 8V92TA engine wit an Allison HTB748

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MCI

MCI 96A3, MC 102A3

The 102A3 was the first production 102-inch MCI bus available to all buyers (first delivery in October 1985) and quickly became more popular than the

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MCI

MCI 96, 102A2

This is the first 40-foot MCI coach to be produced with no tag axle. For proper weight distribution, the drive axle was moved rearward 25

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MCI

MC-9

The structure, engine and driveline were unchanged from the MC-8. Window size was increased and the windshield got taller as the roof-dip over the driver

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MCI

MC-8

The MC-8 was the first model assembled at the new Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) plant established at Roswell, New Mexico in 1974. TMC became primarily

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MCI

MC-7

The MC-7, based on the shorter MC-5, was designed to replace Greyhound’s Scenicruiser fleet which was averaging nearly 14 years old in 1968. The MC-7

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MCI

MC-6

The MC-6 was MCI’s and Greyhound’s first experiment with a 102-inch wide intercity bus. Two prototypes were built in 1967 and production began in 1969

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MCI

MC-5C

The MC-5C featured a modernized front end to match the 40-foot MC-8 which was in simultaneous production. In 1979, over 200 special MC-5C buses were

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MCI

MCI MC-5

The Fort Garry Motor Body Company was founded in 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Greyhound Lines affiliates operating in Canada began buying buses from Fort Garry

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GMC

GMC-5310

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5309

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5308

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5307

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5306

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5305

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5303

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5304

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5302

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5301

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

GMC-5108

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

GMC-5106

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

5105

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

4801

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

4523

Notes: 1. Wide units, TDH-4616 and 4518,totaled 273 2. Mechanical, 4-speed transmissions, TDM-4517 and -4519, totaled 14 The new-looks, first delivered in September 1959, were

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GMC

4521

Notes: 1. Wide units, TDH-4616 and 4518,totaled 273 2. Mechanical, 4-speed transmissions, TDM-4517 and -4519, totaled 14 The new-looks, first delivered in September 1959, were

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GMC

4519

Notes: 1. Wide units, TDH-4616 and 4518,totaled 273 2. Mechanical, 4-speed transmissions, TDM-4517 and -4519, totaled 14 The new-looks, first delivered in September 1959, were

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GMC

4518

Notes: 1. Wide units, TDH-4616 and 4518,totaled 273 2. Mechanical, 4-speed transmissions, TDM-4517 and -4519, totaled 14 The new-looks, first delivered in September 1959, were

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GMC

4517

Notes: 1. Wide units, TDH-4616 and 4518,totaled 273 2. Mechanical, 4-speed transmissions, TDM-4517 and -4519, totaled 14 The new-looks, first delivered in September 1959, were

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GMC

4516

Notes: 1. Wide units, TDH-4616 and 4518,totaled 273 2. Mechanical, 4-speed transmissions, TDM-4517 and -4519, totaled 14 The new-looks, first delivered in September 1959, were

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GMC

4515

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

4512

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

4504

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

4503

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

4502

Notes: 1. Narrow units, TDH/M-5302, TDH/M-5304, T6H/T8H-5306, -5306A, T6H/T8H-5308, -5308A, totaled 5,437 2. Mechanical transmissions, TDM-5301, -5302, -5303, -5304; T6M-5305A, -5306, -5306A, T8H-5307A, -5308A, totaled

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GMC

PD4501

The PD-4501 Scenicruiser, the most distinctive parlor bus design of the modern era, was the result of five years of effort based on a design

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GMC

4501

Suburban models have no standee windows, no rear door, all forward facing seats on a raised floor, full-length parcel racks and provision for underfloor luggage.

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GMC

PD4107, PD4108, P8M4108A

The PD-4107 introduced a higher passenger platform to provide more luggage capacity and the distinctive style informally known as the buffalo bus because of the

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GMC

4106

The PD-4104 was restyled with larger windows to create the PD-4106 which was first to use the new Detroit Diesel 8V-71 engine which developed 253

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GMC

4104

While Greyhound and GM continued to develop a unique parlor bus design which was to become the PD-4501 Scenicruiser, GM constructed a bus incorporating some

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GMC

4103

GM created the model PD-4102 by restyling its 41-passenger bus in 1950 using a distinctive new front end with the destination sign below the windshield

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GMC

4102

GM created the model PD-4102 by restyling its 41-passenger bus in 1950 using a distinctive new front end with the destination sign below the windshield

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GMC

4101

When operators other than Greyhound showed interest in 41-passenger diesels after the war, GM responded with its model PDA-4101. Mechanically similar to the PD-3751 and

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GMC

PD-3751, PD-4151

When Greyhound plans for a revolutionary postwar bus design did not materialize, 2,000 buses of the familiar prewar Silversides pattern were ordered from General Motors

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GMC

3714

After being replaced in 1959 by the modern buses which became known as new-looks, these wartime and postwar models became the “old-looks.” This basic design

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GMC

PD 3302

The PD-3302 was built in 1945. It is 33′ long and 96″ wide, with a wheelbase of 212″. It is powered by a 4-71 Detroit

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Flxible

Twin Level

Flxible built 208 of the split-level Vistaliner VL-100 in Loudenville, Ohio, from 1954 through 1958. Continental Trailways purchased 126 of these 39-passenger buses. They could

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Flxible

New Look

PRODUCTION HISTORY 1961 – 1978: 12,993 built Flxible acquired the production rights to the Twin Coach transit design and built its first transit bus in

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Flxible

Grumman

In 1970, Flxible was acquired by Rohr Industries, an aerospace company in Chula Vista, California. During Rohr ownership, Flxible built a prototype Transbus which did

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Flxible

Flxible Hi-Level

Produced from 1959 to 1962, the Hi-Level was similar to the Vistaliner except that the raised roof was pushed forward to about three feet back

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Flxible

Clipper

The Flxible Company was founded in 1912 to build a motorcycle sidecar with a flexible connection to the motorcycle. Originally the Flexible Side Car Company,

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Eagle

Eagle 20

Although the 102-inch Model 15 accounted for most Eagle sales, some demand continued for narrower coaches so the Model 10 was restyled to look like

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Eagle

Eagle 15

The first production 102-inch Eagle for general sales was introduced at the ABA meeting in Reno in October, 1985. Advertised as the Golden Eagle II,

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Eagle

Eagle 10

The most obvious spotting mark of the Model 10 is the sloping front end cap over the windshield, replacing the angular hatch of the Model

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Eagle

Eagle 05

The first Model 05 Eagles appeared very similar to the Model 01, including the rounded end cap over the windshield, but the defining difference was

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Eagle

Eagle 01

The first Eagles were built in Germany by Kassbohrer during 1956 and 1957 as ordered by Continental Trailways. Built with luxury features, these 51 buses

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