Pacific Electric Railway 1947-49

These buses were GM two-stroke diesel powered "Yellow Coaches".  They had two speed semi-automatic transmissions, which a driver shifted by momentarily taken his foot off the accelerator pedal.  This one is at the downtown Subway Terminal.  It is headed for Santa Monica via Olympic Blvd, the Beverly Hills Station, and Santa Monica Blvd.  The seats were quite comfortable.  The area over the wheel well behind the driver was partially enclosed and reserved for passenger parcels, a feature which one does not see on most current transit buses.

circa 1947

PE Bus 1

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