The 1960’s Bus Page

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GMC PD 4106

The 4106 was used by all over the road carriers.  It was powered by a Detroit Diesel 318hp 8V-71N with a 4 speed  transmission.  The coach pictured is still in use by Somerset Bus Lines a.k.a. DeBolt.  The coach on the right was an 1960 Lake Shore System, which I most likely had ridden between Pittsburgh and Columbus OH during the 1960’s    Lake Shore picture courtesy of The Museum of Bus Transportation

GMC PD 4107 and PD 4905

The 4107 and 4905 were identical except the 4905 was 40’ long and had two more rows of seats, and an extra compartment for luggage/express. The first 3 rows of seats were theatre style, each one higher than the one in front. The picture is of a 4905, courtesy of The Museum of Bus Transportation.





The Silver Eagle was Continental Trailways answer to the Greyhound Scenicruiser.  In the beginning the coaches were imported from Belgium.  They had 46 seats all on one level.  Instead of air-suspension they had torsion bars.  The doors were air operated.  This particular bus, an Eagle 05, was used by the “Oak Ridge Boys”  picture courtesy of






This facility on S. Antietnam Street in downtown Hagerstown was a base of operations for drivers heading to Baltimore, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh Express via Breezewood and the Turnpike, Pittsburgh via Cumberland, Washington DC and Winchester VA.  It now is the home of “Washington Spy”, a restaurant named after the 1800’s Hagerstown newspaper.


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