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Perley A. Thomas Car Works School Bus from 1940

The Thomas Built Buses brand already is familiar to the general public, due to its highly visible role in transporting America’s children. But now there’s a new place where the average citizen is likely to encounter a Thomas Built bus: a museum.

Earlier this year, Thomas donated a 1940 school bus to the North Carolina Transportation…

Thomas Built Buses’ founder Perley A. Thomas and the Wright Brothers were among transportation innovators inducted into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame in November. John Thomas Jr., grandson of Perley Thomas, accepted the award on behalf of the Thomas family making school bus history.

“In these first inductees, we were looking for people who made significant inroads…

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