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67 year old Perley A. Thomas Car Works School Bus

The Thomas Built brand already is familiar to the general public, due to its highly visible role in transporting Am...

What would your engine look like and how would it perform if it logged more than a million miles? That’s what representatives from Detroit Diesel’s MBE engines wanted to know when they disassembled a customer’s MBE 900 series engine at the National Association of Pupil Transportation show in Kansas City in November 2006. The engine had 1,648,000 miles on it.

“It looked great,” said Scott...

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.

“In these first inductees, we were looking for people who made significant inroads into the development of transpor...

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