CC Illustrations: GM Fishbowl Buses – Part 3

1966 GMC TDH-4519 TriMet

Last time we looked at some GM (later GMC) New Look “Fishbowl” buses from East Coast operators. This time around we are going to look at some random ones from the West Coast. I don’t know the exact year and model numbers of all of these, so think of these more as a look at liveries. There will be several more of these posts since there are a lot I have drawn up and want to draw up. The hard part is finding good references. We start in Portland, Oregon with TriMet.

1965 GMC TDH-4519-BCHBC Hydro provided transit service throughout the province of British Columbia.In 1983 BC Hydro’s transit operations were spun off from the power provider to form BC Transit.

1968 GMC TDH-4519 AC Transit

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, AC Transit for short, serves the San Fransisco Bay Area counties of Alameda and Contra Costa.

1971 GM T8H-5305A Golden Gate TransitGolden Gate Transit operates mainly commuter bus service in the Bay Area serving San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Contra Costa Counties.

1970 GMC T8H-5305 MUNIThe San Francisco Municipal Railway, MUNI, operates public transit in the Bay Area city. In 1975 famed designer Walter Landor designed this striking livery and logo. The livery was long lived and replaced in the 2000s with something boring, but they kept the iconic logo.

1969 GMC T8H-5305 MUNIA variation of the Landor livery was used by some buses to celebrate the American Bicentennial in 1976.
1969 T8H-5305 MUNI 3507 1963 TDH-5303 NYCTA 3816MUNI created this frankenbus that was damaged in an accident with the front end from a former New York City Transit Authority bus.

It was rolled out for service in this unique paint scheme.