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Offline mountain goat

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History of my GM bus?
« on: June 26, 2010, 06:34:13 PM »
Does anyone have any history on my (new to me) 1965 GM PD-4106 2963 ?
Thanks!
"We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle half way across Alabam'  ....  Well that Hound broke down and left us all stranded in downtown Birmingham"  ..... Elvis

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 06:50:45 PM »
From GMC to MK&O Lines Tulsa,OK 02/1965.
MK&O stands for Missouri Kansas&Oklahoma.
MK&O was a very old bus company it's was bought by Jefferson Lines some 20 years ago.
MK&O and Oklahoma Transportation Company was owned by the Allen Family in Tulsa,OK.
jlv ;D

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 07:20:12 PM »
Great info! Thanks!
Does anyone know what colors they ran or are there any old photos running around?

I bought the bus in Missouri and brought it to Kansas so it didn't wander far from home.
"We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle half way across Alabam'  ....  Well that Hound broke down and left us all stranded in downtown Birmingham"  ..... Elvis

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 07:29:49 PM »
I found these colors under a panel. Blue and white
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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 04:01:56 PM »
Hi, I have a color photo dated Nov1982 in OKC,OK of a MK&O PD4106 fleet number M-653 which is the sister to your coach M-652. ;D
Reply back to me at my email address in my profile and I will send the color photo to you in jpg form.
jlv. ;D

Offline desi arnaz

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 04:55:05 PM »
anyone have a photo of pd4106-2924
thomas f  Bethlehem n.h

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 11:08:50 PM »
From GMC to Gulf Transportation CO.
Mobile,Alabama.
Gulf Transportation was also bought by Jefferson Lines and the old ruts are no longer operated by Jefferson Lines.
If I recall the colors were a cream and a darker shade of green.
Sorry I do not have any photos of Gulf's equipment. :'(
jlv

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 12:22:30 AM »
Thank You Roadrunnertex! The wonderful color photograph you sent me verifies the original color scheme on my bus as a MK&O bus indeed. Now I just need to find out when they pulled it from service and where it's been from then until now. I'm working backwards from my end too.
"We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle half way across Alabam'  ....  Well that Hound broke down and left us all stranded in downtown Birmingham"  ..... Elvis

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 02:17:25 AM »
Hey! somebody post that picture! i love the history lessons.
we love our buses!!! NE Pa or LI NY, or somewhere in between!

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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 03:17:27 AM »
This is the picture roadrunnertex sent me.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2010, 05:27:38 AM by mountain goat »
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Re: History of my GM bus?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010, 08:16:14 PM »
Is anyone that good with MCI/TMC?  Serial #3063?
1980 TMC Crusader II