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 Previous Updates


  • May 2004

    No updates for May 2004.

  • April 2004

    No updates for April 2004.

  • March 2004 Update

    No updates for March 2004.

  • February 2004 Update

    January marked the release of a new sub-section of the Crown Coach Corporation section called 100 Years of Service.  A new factory photograph for the February 2004 Update has been added.

    www.gilligbus.com was also updated for February 2004 with seven new photos, six of which being interior photos, in the School District Gilligs section.

  • January 2004 Update

    Crown Coach Incorporated may have gone out of business in March of 1991, but the history and legacy that was left behind by Crown Coach Corporation lives on.

    It has been one-hundred years since Don M. Brockway founded Crown Carriage Company in central Los Angeles in 1904.  Because 2004 marks a century for Crown, this is a very special update.

    Starting with January, for each month in the year 2004, a rare Crown Coach Corporation factory photograph will be released in a new sub-section of the Crown Coach Corporation section called 100 Years of Service.

    On a more personal note, I am especially delighted that I have this opportunity to share some unqiue photographs in celebration of one century of Crown.  When I first started this website in 1999, I never thought this far ahead.  I am glad it has been this long, though, and that I am still able to provide this information for those who are interested.

  • December 2003 Update

    Apart from general maintenance and upkeep, there were no updates for December 2003.  For those who are interested, some slight changes were made to the section about my 1969 Crown Supercoach.

  • November 2003 Update

    Apart from general maintenance and upkeep, there were no updates for November 2003.

  • October 2003 Update

    There are two new photos in the following section:

  • September 2003 Update

    There are new photos in the following sections:

    www.gilligbus.com was also updated for September 2003 with a photo of a rough, but rare, 1948-1950 vintage Gillig Dodge Conventional.

  • August 2003 Update

    No updates for August 2003.

  • July 2003 Update

    No updates for July 2003.

    Continued note from April 2003: Because pop-up blockers have become more popular, the photo pages have been changed so that the photos open in a new browser window rather than a pop-up window.  This is how the photo pages were previous to the September 2002 update.

  • June 2003 Update

    Celebrating 21 years of being a bus nut!

    My birthday was on June 02, 2003.  To celebrate my twenty-first birthday, I have included four photos from my "home" school district of Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Mission Viejo, California, in the June 2003 update.  All of the photos are of buses I rode on.

    The photos of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District Crowns are some of the very first school bus photos that I took nearly five years ago.  They are also some of the very first photos that appeared on crownbus.com when it debuted in May 1999. 

    Continued note from April 2003: Because pop-up blockers have become more popular, the photo pages have been changed so that the photos open in a new browser window rather than a pop-up window.  This is how the photo pages were previous to the September 2002 update.

  • May 2003 Update

    Note from April 2003: Because pop-up blockers have become more popular, the photo pages have been changed so that the photos open in a new browser window rather than a pop-up window.  This is how the photo pages were previous to the September 2002 update.

    Only the photos on crownbus.com have been set to open in a new browser window.  The photos on gilligbus.com will be set the same way for the June 2003 update, if time allows.

    There are new photos in the following sections:

  • April 2003 Update

    Because pop-up blockers have become more popular, the photo pages have been changed so that the photos open in a new browser window rather than a pop-up window.  This is how the photo pages were previous to the September 2002 update.

    Only the photos on crownbus.com have been set to open in a new browser window.  The photos on gilligbus.com will be set the same way for the May 2003 update.

    There are new photos in the following sections:

    The Owners section was also updated with one new photo.

  • March 2003 Update

    The only update this month was the addition of a photo of "The Silver Slug" to the Owners section.

    Plans for the upcoming update include changing the photo pages so that the photos open in a new browser window rather than a pop-up window.  This is how the photo pages were previous to the September 2002 update.

  • February 2003 Update

    Three interior photos were added to the Certified Transportation section, and two interior photos were added the Rowland Unified School District section.

    The Links section was updated and organized.

    Crown fans, don't forget about the crownbus.com Online Forum.  We have new members — including the owner of tandem axle Crown school coach # 1, a 1955 Crown Supercoach that first served Victor Valley Union High School District as # 27 and later served as a Laidlaw bus.  Be sure to stop in sometime and introduce yourself.

  • January 2003 Update

    A new subsection was added to the Crown Coach Corporation History section.  It contains photos of examples of the different types of fire apparatus manufactured by Crown Coach Corporation between 1951 and 1985.

    Three interior photos were added to the Morgan Hill Unified School District section.

  • December 2002 Update

    No new Crown Supercoach photos for December 2002.

    One new advertisement photograph on the home page of the Gillig Bros. Built Buses section; www.gilligbus.com.

    Cleaned up overall appearance of website by removing unnecessary spaces between lines of text.

  • November 2002 Update

    This month's update is a little late, and I apologize for that.  I'm going to try something new here — I'm bringing back the interior photos.  I haven't featured interior photos for over a year now, and I think it's time to bring them back.  So, rather than adding more exterior shots, this month's update consists of all interior photos.

    Seven interior photos were added to the Certified Transportation section.  More interior photos will follow in future updates.

  • October 2002 Update

    Updates for October 2002 include new photos in the following sections:

  • Alhambra Unified School District

  • Capistrano Unified School District

  • Chino Unified School District

  • El Tejon Unified School Distric

  • Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

  • Faith Baptist Church

  • Garden Grove Unified School District

  • Pupil Transportation Cooperative

  • Ramona Unified School District

  • Valley Center School District

  • September 2002 Update

    crownbus.com has, once again, been given facelift to keep up with the times.  New features include the use of Java Script to showcase the photographs — which have all been re-scanned for better clarity — and an overall new look.

    * Currently, there may still be some features that are not available and some items that may not be working.  However, within the next week (August 26-September 1), everything that isn't working correctly will be fixed.

    Other mentionable updates include brand new photographs and the planned inclusion of interior photographs in future updates.

    * If you are having a specific problem with any of the new features on the web page, please e-mail me, and I will fix the problem as soon as possible.


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Updated: June 2004