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  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:31 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
"........the first SOUTHWESTERN PD-4104 entered service during 1953; PD-4104 serials 001 and 002 were shipped to Cuba and Mexico as demonstrators........"

".......in 1954, #S-100 was ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:24 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
".....allocated just 35 of the 100 SILVERSIDES planned to be built in 1947, SWG put 5 ACF-BRILL IC-41's in service on its Dallas-Fort Worth-San Antonio-Corpus Christi route early that year......& ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:18 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
"........in 1950, MISSOURI PACIFIC secured a Houston-Corpus Christi- intrastate certificate to close a gap in its operation, and instituted a pool service with SGL between Dallas and Brownsville, ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:13 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
"......'SILVERSIDES' began to roll on GREYHOUND routes in 1940, and 'SOUTHWESTERN' had the first ones built....."

".......YELLOW could not turn out buses fast enough as war-related t ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:58 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
"Joint Services".......

"...........bus traffic in the Southwest did not develop to the levels that GREYHOUND considered sufficiently profitable, except on a few major lines. During ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:47 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
"......."LEE WAY STAGES" operated an Oklahoma City-Amarillo route that was leased from GREYHOUND, and also ran west from Amarillo to Albuquerque and Raton over its own routes......" ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:38 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
"......in May, 1936, SOUTHWESTERN GREYHOUND LINES signed an agreement with R. W. Lee of Oklahoma City, doing business as LEE WAY STAGES, for the purchase of LEE WAY's Amarillo-Albuquerque route. ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:23 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
Further on "SOUTHWSTERN"........"

".......SOUTHWESTERN GREYHOUND LINES began to modernize and standardize the fleet during 1934, by adding 17 new YELLOW streamliners....." ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:11 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
(continuing from previous post):

".......conversion of the Z-250's involved design and installation of lavatories, pilots, sandboxes, and auxiliary water tanks, adding 2500 pounds of addition ...
  Topic: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:01 am   Subject: Southwestern Greyhound's Railbuses/SWG history
(The following excerpts are from an old issue of "MOTOR COACH AGE", covering the history of SOUTHWESTERN GREYHOUND; as the cover is missing, I cannot credit the author of this article, nor g ...
  Topic: PSNJ: the last years........
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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:31 am   Subject: PSNJ: the last years........
"ROSEVILLE" (Newark).......

This important and huge facility was also equipped with a waiting room and a luncheonette, both of which survived long into the bus era.

Located on the Newa ...
  Topic: PSNJ: the last years........
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:09 am   Subject: PSNJ: the last years........
PSNJ car houses........

PSNJ's car houses were more or less of the same general type that you would find in other cities of that era.

Though some PSNJ car houses were of modern brick and steel c ...
  Topic: .....and leave the driving to us......
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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:53 am   Subject: .....and leave the driving to us......
Dateline, 1936:

1:

ATLANTIC GREYHOUND Corporation merged into itself the ATLANTIC GREYHOUND LINES, EAST COACH STAGES, and SAFEWAY TRANSIT LINES.

2:

GOLDEN EAGLE SOUTHERN LINES was brought ...
  Topic: .....and leave the driving to us......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:00 am   Subject: .....and leave the driving to us......
More "trivia" from the aforementioned book (the following information dates to 1941):

On April 1, 1941, the corporation acquired all the capital stock of EASTERN MICHIGAN MOTORBUSES, and ...
  Topic: .....and leave the driving to us......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:33 am   Subject: .....and leave the driving to us......
In 1933, the Greyhound Corporation included fourteen major companies that controlled its various subsidiaries.

Some were completely owned by the parent corporation; others were affiliates.

They ...
 
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