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It has been pointed out that this cannot be a Columbus bus. Indeed, it appears to be a Brill T40S. The caption is what I was given. 159, as pictured here, actually belonged to the Philadelphia Transportation Company and was ordered by PRT early in 1942. Ten coaches were ordered in early 1942 and delivered that same year.

Number 159 was demonstrating in Columbus before final delivery to PRT. All ten of these buses were equipped with GE propulsion and control, and numbered 151-160. Colors were: orangey tan below the belt rail, very dark brown belt rail, cream top and silver roof. The words at the center door read, "Enter Front." There is no PRT logo on the coach, presumably for insurance reasons.

Side note: Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company decided against ordering from Brill and chose to go to Pullman-Standard instead. Fifteen 44-passenger Pullmans were ordered from the Worcester, Mass plant but only a few were actually delivered before the Office of Defense Transportation (ODT) diverted them to Seattle.

Caption data from Bob Halperin; courtesy the Bill Volkmer collection

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