St.-Petersburg Tram Collection (General Motors 51's "Old Look" bus)

GENERAL MOTORS 51 Series  "OLD LOOK BUS"  St.-Petersburg Tram
The GM 51's were one of the best-built and most reliable buses even to roll off an assembly line came from GM in the 1950s. The whole decade might be regarded as GM's high point in the bus field. The first of the "standardized" GM 51-passenger diesels went into production in 1950. This was the TDH-5103 model and it was 102" wide. 950 TDH-5103 buses were built between July 1950 and June 1953 for 13 properties, the biggest Customer was Pacific Electric Lines Co. with 190 coaches. Also, 37 TDM-5103 buses with manual transmission were built for Pacific Greyhound Lines. The TDH-5103 model was replaced in the middle of 1953 by the TDH-5105 which had air suspension but was otherwise identical to the 5103. It became the standard big-city transit bus of the 1950s. Hundreds of streetcars and trolley coaches were replaced by 5105s, at total, 3,631 coaches were built by GM between May 1953 and June 1959.

The first GM TDH-5105 buses were exported to Canada in September 1955 (to Edmonton Transit System), the largest customers were Ottawa Transportation Commission (107 buses), Toronto Transit Commission (80 buses) and Montreal Transportation Commission (75 buses).

GM Coach TDH-5103 demonstrator, produced in July 1950, was sent to the New York area during the next month and was tested by most of the NYC operators. Buses wider than 96 inches were not allowed in the state, so the narrower model TDH-5104 was produced by GM. 162 buses were built between September 1952 and September 1953. Air-suspension model TDH-5106 was introduced in August 1953; 1,727 buses were built at total.

The St.-Petersburg Tram Collection models are very limited handbuilt products. The regular production models are available in fully finished form (assembled, painted and decorated, but you can purchase these models also in kit form. The St.-Petersburg Tram Collection models are not motorized.

1950 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Motor Coach Co. 601-650 series).
$534.00
1951 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Motor Coach Co. 651-700 series).
$534.00
1951 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Transit Authority 601-700 series; Everglades Green & Croydon Cream livery).
$534.00
1951 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Transit Authority 601-700 series; Mint Green & Alpine White livery).
$534.00
1951 GM TDH-5103 (Los Angeles Transit Lines 6401-6425 series).
$534.00
1951 GM TDH-5103 (Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority 6401-6425 series).
$534.00
1953/55 GM TDH-5105 (Detroit Department of Street Railways 1201-1330 series).
$534.00
1956/57 GM TDH-5105 (Detroit Department of Street Railways 1331-1555 series).
$534.00
1954/55 GM TDH-5105 (Connecticut Co. 1450-1499 series).
$534.00
1955 GM TDH-5106 (Philadelphia Transportation Co. 500-799; 2900-3249 series).
$534.00
1956/57 GM TDH-5105 (Philadelphia Transportation Co . 3500-3850 series).
$534.00
1955 GM TDH-5105 (Seattle Transit System 200-304 series).
$534.00
GM TDH-5105 (Seattle Transit System 200-304 series) - Seattle Transit System red and gray livery.
$514.00
1955 GM TDH-5105 (Seattle Transit System 200-304 series) - in post 1973 King County Metro white, yellow, ochre and brown paint scheme.
$534.00
1952 GM TDH-5103 (Twin Cities Rapid Transit Co. 900-1004 series) & 1953/54 GM TDH-5105 (Twin Cities Lines 1005-1399 series).
$534.00
1954/57 GM TDH-5105 (New Orleans Public Service 1785-1966 series).
$534.00
1956 GM TDH-5105 (Toronto Transit Commission 1540-1559 series).
$554.00
1956/57 GM TDH-5105 (Montreal Transportation Commission 2300-2324; 2350-2399 series).
$534.00
1950/53 GM TDH-5103 (Cleveland Transit System 3500-3630 series).
$534.00
1950/53 GM TDH-5103 (Cleveland Transit System 3500-3630 series) - in CTS post'59 livery.
$534.00
1953 GM TDH-5103 (Cleveland Transit System 400-449 series).
$534.00
1950/53 GM TDH-5105 Demonstrator to San Francisco Municipal Railway #5105.
$534.00
1950/51 GM TDH-5103 (AC Transit 2000-2049 series).
$534.00
1953/59 GM TDH-5105 (Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Co. 1320-1483 series).
$534.00
1953/59 GM TDH-5105 (Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Co. 1320-1483 series) - simplified livery.
$534.00
1955 GM TDH-5105 Dayton City Transit ex.- New Orleans Public Service
$534.00
1950/51 GM TDH-5103 (Pacific Electric Lines Co. 2701-2889 series).
$554.00
1950/51 GM TDH-5103 (Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority 2701-2889 series).
$534.00
1950/52 GM TDH-5103 (South Suburban Safeway Lines 501-516 series).
$514.00
1953/57 GM TDH-5105 (South Suburban Safeway Lines 517-538 series).
$534.00
1951 GM TDH-5103 (St.Louis Public Service 3600-3674 series).
$534.00
1958 GM TDH-5105 (D.C. Transit 5600-5666 series).
$534.00
1956 GM TDH-5105 (D.C. Transit 5325-5374 series, ex-Houston, acq. in 1961).
$534.00
1951 GM TDM-5103 (Pacific Greyhound Lines K1400-K1436 series).
$534.00
1954/55 GM TDH-5105 (Great Lakes Greyhound Lines G6963-G6992 series).
$534.00
1957 GM TDH-5106 (Public Service Coordinated Transport L300-L329 series).
$534.00
1952/54 GM TDH-5104/5106 (Metropolitan Transit Authority 2100-2141 series). NOW SHIPPING
$554.00
1952/54 GM TDH-5104/5106 (Metropolitan Bay Transit Authority 2100-2141 series). NOW SHIPPING
$554.00
1952/54 GM TDH-5104/5106 (Metropolitan Bay Transit Authority 2100-2141 series). NOW SHIPPING
$554.00
1959 GM TDH-5106 (Manhattan & Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority 2645-2694 series).
$534.00
1959 GM TDH-5106 (Surface Transit Inc. 3020-3059 series).
$534.00
1957 GM TDH-5106 (New York City Transit Authority 7000-7208 series).
$534.00
1957 GM TDH-5106 (New York City Transit Authority 7000-7208 series) - NYCTA two-tone green livery.
$534.00
1952 GM TDH-5104 (Fifth Avenue Coach Co. 2502-2551 series). NOW SHIPPING
$554.00
1956 GM TDH-5106 (Fifth Avenue Coach Lines #3100).
$554.00
1959 GM TDH-5106 (Fifth Avenue Coach Lines 2645-2694 series).
$534.00
1952 GM TDH-5104 (Queens-Nassau Transit Lines 801-820 series).
$534.00
1952 GM TDH-5104 (Green Bus Lines 351-365 series).
$534.00
1952 GM TDH-5104 (Triboro Coach Corp. 1181-1195 series).
$534.00
1958 GM TDM-5106 (Public Service Coordinated Transport M500-M521 series).
$554.00
1953/55 GM TDH-5106 (Jamaica Buses Inc. 601-612 series).
$534.00
1950/51 GM TDH-5103 (Key System Transit Lines 2000-2049 series).
$534.00
1957 GM TDH-5105 (Southeastern Trailways Lines 1098-1099 series).
$534.00
1959 GM TDH-5106 (Philadelphia Suburban Transp. Co. 250-252 series; ex-Green Bus Lines; acq. in 1966).
$534.00
1951/57 TDH-5103/5105 Cincinnati Street Railway/Cincinnati Transit Co. (101-225 & 301-358 series)
$514.00
1957 GM TDH-5105 (Honolulu Rapid Transit 800-874 series).
$514.00
1953 GM TDH-5104 (Surface Transportation Corp. 1090-1099 series).
$534.00