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Encyclopedia > Twin Coach

Twin Coach was a new company formed by the Fageol brothers when they left the Fageol Motor Company in 1927. They established the company in Kent, Ohio, to manufacture and sell buses with a new concept design. The body structure of this new bus was unique in that the body also became the frame and two engines were used to allow for larger passenger loads. This concept was patented by William B. Fageol. Fageol was founded in 1922 and was the first company to build a bus from the ground up. ... Nickname: The Tree City Location within the state of Ohio County Portage Mayor John Fender Area    - City 22. ...


Over the years, Twin Coach made transit buses, Fageol 6 cylinder gasoline/propane bus engines, Fageol 44 Marine engines; aircraft, truck components. The bus operations were sold to Flxible in the mid-1950s. A 1987 Metro-B, owned by WMATA, serves as a roadblock in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. ...


See also

Twin Coach was later bought out my Highway Products in the 1960's. Fageol was founded in 1922 and was the first company to build a bus from the ground up. ... A 1987 Metro-B, owned by WMATA, serves as a roadblock in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. ...


External links

  • Fageol and Twin Coach

References

William B. Fageol lll

  • Georgano, G. N., Editor {1978). The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles. Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-024-6.

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Coachbult.com -Twin Coach (6516 words)
The Twin Coach plant at Kent was acquired from the Thomart Motor Co. by the Fageols in 1925.
The original Twin Coach, one-third larger than the biggest single-deckers then on the market, was a great success and resulted in all other large builders of U.S. buses enclosing their engines within the bodywork by 1933.
Although the Twin Coach name was retained, smaller buses added to the line beginning in 1929 had a single motor conventionally placed at the front (with forward control of course).
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