Originally delivered new to the Sacramento Transit Authority (STA) in Sacramento, CA in 1958, #128 was part of a group of 5 TDH4512s (#126-130) with gearing for highway use. Unitrans, the campus transit system for the University of California, Davis acquired the #128 along with several other STA TDH4512s around 1980 where it became #4507 in the Unitrans fleet. The PBM acquired the bus from Unitrans in 1997 for a proposed PBM - Niles Canyon Railway bus service. Because of its good physical and mechanical condition the bus has needed only routine maintenance and some minor repairs.
Manufacturer: General Motors Truck & Coach Division, Pontiac, MI
Model: TDH4512, Serial # 2807, Built: 1958.
Powertrain: GM 6-71 Diesel engine w/ 2 speed
Body: Aluminum monocoque construction, two doors
Seating: 45 passengers - Transit
Length 35 ft. - Width 96 in.
#128 is operable and in very good mechanical and physical condition. It has recently been painted in a typical GM "old look" livery and currently is in operation carrying Niles Canyon Railway train passengers in the Niles area of Fremont, CA throughout the year. A public address system has also been installed. The interior needs the front dash area repainted.
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