||A loyal Twin Coach customer, East Bay Motor Coach Lines (Key
System) acquired 11 (#301-311) model 15 "baby" Twins in 1932. Seating just 17
passengers and about the size of todays full size passenger vans, the small Twins
were used on lightly patronized lines feeding Key Systems streetcar network in the
1930s. The #308 survived into the post WWII era having been made into a work car by Key
System when John J. "Jerry" Graham acquired it in the late 1950s. It,
along with several other vintage buses and trucks, were stored on his property in
Atherton, CA for many years.
The PBM acquired the #308 from the estate of the late
Jerry Graham in 1996. This venerable bus shares its regional transit heritage with former
Key System Twin Coach #400 as being the oldest coaches in the Pacific Bus Museum fleet.
Manufacturer: Twin Coach, Kent, Ohio
Model: Model 15, Serial#60022, Built 1932
Powertrain: Forward mounted 6 cylinder Hercules JXC gasoline engine with 3 speed
Body: Steel body on frame, seats 17 passengers, single passenger door, wheelbase
132", width 69"
Undergoing restoration in 2015 at the San Jose History Park Restoration
Adopt This Bus
Support the PBMs bus preservation efforts. Join the museums
Adopt-A-Bus program. Adopt this bus or any PBM bus of your choice by contributing to a
special fund account reserved for maintenance and or restoration of each bus. All of the
PBMs buses have their own special accounts and all funds donated to a particular
account will be used only for that bus.
To donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate Bus
#308 on your contribution.
Click here to make a donation to the "Pacific Bus Museum" for this bus.