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Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:54 pm    Post subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators..... Reply with quote

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The late Jim Lehrer was indeed a great student of long-defunct American intercity bus companies.

His massive and priceless depot sign collection were silent testimonies of the glory days of American intercity bus travel; Jim, indeed, over the course of several decades, became a self-taught bus historian, as well as an avid collector of bus memorabilia.

As the years roll by ever steadily, the long-ago companies, sadly, will be forgotten even more than they are today, except by the most astute and dedicated bus historians.

Those of us today who read of the old days and the old companies, and collect memorabilia, vintage bus toys, etc., are indeed keeping Mr. Lehrer's legacy alive for future generations.

While the railroads indeed built this nation, in many ways, so did the early bus companies.

It was from these early companies that the once-great GREYHOUND and TRAILWAYS empires emerged and expanded through the decades.

Their legacies are far too rich to be relegated to the echoing corridors of time.......

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the "Days Of Olde"........

YELLOWAY

COLONIAL

GREAT EASTERN

ALL AMERICAN

TAMIAMI

ALAGA

ARKOMO

MKO COACHES

PICKWICK

BLUE RIDGE

GREAT FALLS

BOWEN

INDIANA MOTOR BUS

QUAKER CITY

QUEEN CITY..........


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More companies from "The Days Of Olde"........

SAFEWAY

SAFETY TRANSIT

MT. HOOD

NORTH STAR

NORTHLAND

OVERLAND

INTERSTATE

TRANS STATE

CAROLINA SCENIC.......
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who today recalls these long-vanished companies.......

HARMONY SHORT LINE

GULF TRANSPORT

BROOKS

SUNNYLAND

SUNSET

SUNSHINE

DIXIE

LAKE SHORE

ARROW

ZEPHYR

MISSOURI TRANSIT LINES

NORTHWESTERN STAGES

AMERICAN..........
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Legends Of Olden Times"......

JEFFERSON LINES

KG LINES

TNM&O

GULF TRANSPORT

NEW MEXICO TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

CROWN COACHES

INDIANA MOTOR BUS COMPANY

WACO-CISCO COACHES

CENTRAL TEXAS.........
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Obscure Reminders Of Decades Past"......

SOUTHLAND RED BALL MOTOR BUS COMPANY

R.C. BOWEN

LONE STAR STAGE LINE

TEXAS-OKLAHOMA

SOUTH TEXAS COACHES

OLD SPANISH TRAIL COACHES

CENTRAL TEXAS COACHES

UNION BUS COMPANY.......
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Fading Echoes From History's Highways".......

CARLSBAD CAVERNS COACHES

JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

RED STAR WAY

KERRVILLE BUS COMPANY

WHITE EAGLE LINES

SMOKY MOUNTAIN STAGES

ALAGA COACH LINES

SHORTWAY LINES

FOSTER BUS LINES........
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Forgotten Carriers Of Ye Olden Tymes".......

DAHRINGR

SMITH BUS LINES

FOSTER BUS LINES

INDIAN TRAILS

UNITED MOTOR WAYS

DAKOTA BUS LINES

LOGAN WILLIAMSON LINES

ORANGE LINE

ARKANSAS MOTOR COACHES.........
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Obscurities Of Decades Past".......

FLORIDA MOTOR LINES

BOWLING GREEN-HOPKINSVILLE BUS COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED BUS LINES

TRIANGLE LINES

ORANGE BELT STAGES

NORTHERN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

VERMONT TRANSIT

INDIANAPOLIS & SOUTHEASTERN LINES INC.

MOYERS STAGES

ARROW COACH LINES

JACKRABBIT LINES........
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"Faded Symbols Of A Lost Era"......

THE BAY LINE

PENINSULA LINES

EASTERN SHORE STAGES

SALT LAKE & TOOELE STAGES

PROST BUS LINE

RIVER AUTO STAGES

AIRLINE MOTOR COACHES

CRESCENT STAGES

BEE LINE COACHES COMPANY

L.A. NANCE BUS LINES.......



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"From Down The Echoing Halls Of Time"........

OKANOGAN VALLEY LINES

ZANE TRANSIT LINES

VALLEY BUS LINES

MAINE CENTRAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

COLONIAL COACH LINES

MAC KENZIE BUS LINES

OREGON MOTOR STAGES

UNITED MOTOR WAYS

RIVER TRAILS TRANSIT

WHITE MOTOR COMPANY........
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"The Olde & The Obscure".......

BOISE-WINEMUCCA STAGE LINES

EDWARDS LAKE-TO-SEA STAGES

BLUE RIDGE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

TENNESSEE COACH LINES

BLUE GOOSE LINES

NORTHERN PACIFIC TRANSPORT

WICHITA FALLS BUS COMPANY...........
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"Of Legends Past".......

BLUE & GRAY TRANSIT

PENN-OHIO COACH LINES

UNION BUS COMPANY

WEST RIDGE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

EGYPTIAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

CANNON BALL TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

TEXAS MOTORCOACHES INC.........
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Lines Of Long Ago"........

CAROLINA COACH COMPANY

NORFOLK SOUTHERN BUS COMPANY

QUAKER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

OWOSSO-FLINT BUS LINES

SHENANDOAH STAGES

SERVICE STAGES

EASTERN MICHIGAN MOTORBUSES.........
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Forgotten Symbols Of Yesterday's Open Road"......

AUTO INTERURBAN COMPANY

COLUMBIA GORGE MOTOR COACH SYSTEM

JEFFERSON HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

CITIZEN AUTO STAGE

PURPLE SWAN SAFETY COACH LINES

MESABA TRANSPORTATION COMPANY........
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