Historic Preservation

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Our mission is to educate, promote interest in, and advocate for preservation in the transportation and motorcoach industry. To achieve our mission, we at Phoenix Coach Global encourage the preservation and restoration of historic documents as well as coaches. Encourage responsible design for new construction of all Phoenix Coaches products and make available relevant materials to support and promote historic preservation. We also support individuals and organizations that are actively engaged in historic preservation, especially for educational purposes. These activities include historic restoration, the maintenance of archives with the development of a growing collection of historical items, the protection of historic coaches, and an awards program honoring the owners who have demonstrated their attention to preserving the historic fabric of those coaches.  Our team members also participate in varied motorcoach activities and events each year.

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AACA Museum

Cars - Buses - Motorcycles - More

The AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of motor vehicle history in a manner that provides for the education and entertainment of our guests.

Our goal is to deliver a world-class automotive experience through innovative and interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages and illustrate the historical evolution and potential future impacts of one of the most culturally defining innovations of modern times.

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

1901 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, 21211

FOUNDED IN 1966, THE BALTIMORE STREETCAR MUSEUM (BSM) IS AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO SHARING THE STORY OF BALTIMORE’S PUBLIC TRANSIT PAST, ESPECIALLY THAT OF THE CITY’S STREET RAILWAYS.

Bus Boys Collection

Vintage Bus Collectors - Minnesota

Busboys Collection is the classic bus preservation endeavor of the Holter family, headed by brothers Dan and Stan, a.k.a. the Bus Boys. (the American Bus Pickers). With a history of owning and running multiple bus operations since 1959 as solely a family operation, our experience in the transportation industry has given us an appreciation for preserving our industry’s heritage. Our Busboys Collection endeavors provide the public with hands-on experience to enjoy the history of transportation with various buses of all makes and models, along with many antique artifacts, memorabilia, and a library of paper material. Busboys is committed to keeping our industry’s heritage alive by sharing our collections with the public for generations to come.

Phoenix Coach Global celebrates its relationship with the Bus Boys Collection by offering products that help fund the collection.

Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum

The Official Transit Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia

The purpose of the Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum, Inc. is to educate Virginians about the history, use, and efficiency of public transit, all while serving non-profit organizations and public events. Examples of the service are shuttles for Virginia’s Explore Park, Center in the Square, the National D Day Memorial, Mill Mountain Zoo, the Heart Association, Lions Conventions, the Rescue Mission, the statewide neighborhood conference, local churches, and the National EMS Memorial Service among others. All personnel who drive and maintain the fleet are non paid and the museum only asks for donations for fuel and maintenance if an organization is capable of assisting.

Greyhound Bus Museum

Greyhound Birthplace - Hibbing, Minnesota

Hibbing is recognized as the birthplace of the bus industry in the United States. 

Visitors can now see and hear the story at Hibbing’s newest attraction which includes seventeen historical buses.

To start the tour, visitors pass through a tunnel that comes alive with auto sounds of 1914 and the Hupmobile that could not be sold. 

Illinois Railway Museum

History in Motion

The mission of the Illinois Railway Museum is to educate the public as to our nation’s railroad and railway history by collecting, preserving, and restoring rolling stock, artifacts, structures, and related transportation equipment for a display to the public; exhibiting and operating restored rolling stock and equipment on a demonstration rail line; and collecting, preserving, and maintaining a reference library of publications, technical information, and other materials regarding railroads, railways, and related forms of transportation for research and other purposes.

The Midwest Bus Museum

Preserving transportation history one bus at a time

The Midwest Bus Museum was incorporated in January of 2020 with the purpose of preserving bus transportation history with an emphasis on North American school buses.

Phoenix Coach Global celebrates its relationship with the Midwest Bus Museum by offering products that help fund them.

Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center

For over 25 years, the Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (“Friends NJTHC”) has been dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of New Jersey’s transportation artifacts. Headquartered in the historic Phillipsburg Union Station, Friends NJTHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the State of New Jersey (FEIN 22-3010096).

Friends NJTHC publishes Transport Heritage. This full-color publication is mailed quarterly to members in good standing. The newsletter has articles on what the organization is doing or has done recently, articles on transportation history, and other items of interest to members.

Pacific Bus Museum

A resource for the history of buses and bus companies from the California and the western United States.

The Pacific Bus Museum welcomes you to learn about our organization and our activities and see photographs of our historic, vintage, and classic bus collection. We are a resource for the history of buses and bus companies from California and the western United States.

The Pacific Bus Museum is currently located in Fremont, California and is open monthly during most of the year (see schedule below).
We schedule monthly workdays and also attend events where you can see our buses on display.

Route 66 Car Museum

A large collection of over 70 American and European automobiles located on Historic Route 66.

A 20,000 sq. ft. museum with 75 early 20th-century classic and vintage sports cars. A large gift shop with automobilia and Route 66 items are for sale. The museum is filled with a large assortment of old signs and gas pumps. Located on Route 66 in the center of Springfield, Missouri, it is an ideal stop for RV’s, motor coaches, and tour busses.

Seashore Trolley Museum

The first and largest Electric Railway Museum in the world

New England Electric Railway Historical Society shares powerful connections between the past and present. We preserve knowledge, context, and resources for future generations by collecting, restoring, operating, and exhibiting significant public transit vehicles and artifacts.
New England Electric Railway Historical Society was established in 1939 in Kennebunkport, ME.

Shore Line Trolley Museum

A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings!

THE SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM, operated by the Branford Electric Railway Association, Inc., strives to educate the public about the story of the trolley and related forms of mass transit in their historic context. The Museum operates the Branford Electric Railway, opened in 1900, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as the oldest continuously-operated suburban trolley line in the United States.  The museum’s line and equipment are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Branford Electric Railway Historic District.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum maintains several diverse collections of equipment, photographs, documents and artifacts which preserve the history and heritage of the Trolley Era. The Museum owns nearly 100 vintage transit vehicles, and the archives contain nearly 51,000 photographic images, over 4,000 books and documents, and about 1,000 small artifacts such as tokens, hat badges and ticket punches. The vehicle collection is among the most diverse in North America both in terms of geographic reach and chronological spread.