INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

MARYLAND/DELAWARE/NEW JERSEY

Several Greyhound and Trailways companies served this area.


1976 MAP

Color coded map shows intercity bus routes in existence in 1976.

Blue indicates Greyhound, red indicates Trailways. Additional colors indicate significant independent bus companies, and are identified with labels. Black indicates smaller independent companies.

Thin blue or red lines indicate routes which were once part of Greyhound or Trailways, but later transferred to independent bus companies.

Maryland/Delaware

New Jersey




US    2005/1976     Cities    Greyhound or   Year     Original   Year     Consol-
Hwy.  Russell's     Served    Trailways      Intro-   Company    Consol-  idated
No.   Guide                   Company or     duced               idated   Company
      Table                   Division

  1  120  124  New York-Philadelphia     PGL     1925  ---------------  1925 PRT
  1      7902  Philadelphia-Baltimore    STS(T)  1928  Nevin Bus Lines  1935 STS
  1       135  Baltimore-Washington      PGL           Wash. Motor C.   1929 PRT
  9      2060  New York-Atlantic City          Public Service Coordinated Transp.
  9      2073B Atlantic City-Cape May          Public Service Coordinated Transp.
 13  122  132  Philadelphia-Wilmington   PGL     1925  ---------------  1925 PRT
 13  420  122  Wilmington-Norfolk        PGL     1929  ---------------  1929 PVGT
 13  420 7300  Philadelphia-Wilmington   CCC(T)  1932  ---------------  1932 RST
 13  420 7300  Wilmington-Salisbury      CCC(T)  1926  Blue Hen State   1928 RST
 13  420 7300  Salisbury-Norfolk         CCC(T)  1926  ---------------  1926 EST
 15      7140  Emmitsburg-Frederick      CBC(T)        Blue Ridge       1957 CBC
 22  202  275  New York-Easton           PGL     1928  ---------------  1928 GLIN
 22      7152  New York-Easton           FMC(T)  1927  ---------------  1927 FMC
 22 7138 7866  New York-Easton           EMT(T)  1930  ---------------  1930 EMT
 29  122  132  Baltimore-Washington      PGL     1925  ---------------  1925 PRT
 29      7903  Baltimore-Washington      STS(T)  1928  Nevin Bus Lines  1935 STS
 30      2061  Atlantic City-Philadelphia      Public Service Coordinated Transp.
 40      7916  Atlantic City-Baltimore   STS(T)
 40  122  132  Wilmington-Baltimore      PGL     1925  ---------------  1925 PRT
 40      7902  Wilmington-Baltimore      STS(T)  1928  Nevin Bus Lines  1935 STS
 40  208  330  Baltimore-Cumberland      BRL(G)  1920  Edgar V. Hull    1923 BRL
 40  208  330  Cumberland-Frostburg      BRL(G)        H. M. Bayer      1927 BRL
 46  200  264  New York-Stroudsburg      CGL     1928  ---------------  1928 EGNY
 46      7152  New York-Stroudsburg      FMC(T)  1927  ---------------  1927 FMC
 50  421 7301  Ocean City-Berlin         CCC(T)  1926  ---------------  1926 RST
 50  421 7301  Berlin-Salisbury          CCC(T)        Salisb.-Berlin   1926 RST
 50  421 7301  Salisbury-Cambridge       CCC(T)        Louis Slocum     1926 RST
 50  421 7301  Cambridge-Annapolis       CCC(T)        Harry White Bus  1926 RST
 50  421  138  Annapolis-Washington      CPG     1935  ---------------  1935 PTC
113            Dover-Pocomoke City             Short Line Of Pennsylvania
130      7904  New York-Philadelphia     STS(T)  1927  Nevin Bus Lines  1935 STS
140            Baltimore-Emmitsburg      BRL(G)  1942  ---------------  1942 BRL
140            Emmitsburg-Waynesboro     BRL(G)        Conway Motor     1929 BRL
213      7307  Elkton-Queenstown         CCC(T)  1946  ---------------  1946 RST
240  200  137  Washington-Frederick      BRL(G)
240      7140  Washington-Frederick      CBC(T)        Blue Ridge       1957 CBC
301       142  Baltimore-Waldorf         RGL     1916  Charles Semmes   1932 PTC
301       142  Waldorf-Colonial Beach    RGL     1920  ---------------  1925 PTC
  T  126  127  New York-Baltimore        PGL
  S       141  Washington-Waldorf        RGL     1916  Charles Semmes   1932 PTC
  S       141  Waldorf-Leonardtown       RGL     1925  Tidewater Lines  1928 PTC
  S       141  Leonardtown-Lexington P.  RGL     1941  ---------------  1941 RGL
  S      2522  Washington-Lexington P.   RGL     1942  ---------------  1942 RGL
  S            Waynesboro-Smithburg      BRL(G)  1925  ---------------  1925 BRL
  S            Smithburg-Hagerstown      BRL(G)  1920  Edgar V. Hull    1923 BRL
  S  421 7301  Annapolis-Baltimore       CCC(T)        Harry White Bus  1926 RST
  S      7301  Queenstown-Rehoboth Bea.  CCC(T)  1930  ---------------  1930 RST
  S  200 7810  Washington-Breezewood     ABI(T)        Nevin Transit    1937 ETR


Russell's Guide Table Numbers

Greyhound tables had numbers below 700, while Trailways tables had numbers above 7000. Table numbers in between were independent bus companies. Although Greyhound Lines of Canada, not covered here, had tables numbered in the low 700's.

Where no table number is indicated, service had been discontinued by then.

Further clues on Greyhound or Trailways affiliations are the presence of a "G" or a "T" in a company abbreviation. Trailways company abbreviations are followed by a "(T)". While abbreviations of certain Greyhound companies not obviously "Greyhound" in name are followed by a "(G)".

Over the years, certain Greyhound or Trailways routes were sold to the following independent bus companies, identified by the following Russell's Guide table numbers.

One Greyhound route was eventually sold to Atwood's Transportation Lines, identified by Russell's Guide table number 2522.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Capitol Greyhound Lines (CPG) - incorporated 1930, consolidated 1955 into Eastern Division of Greyhound.

Central Greyhound Lines (CGL) - incorporated 1936 as merger of Eastern Greyhound Lines of New York (EGNY), Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines of New York, and Eastern Greyhound Lines of Michigan. Consolidated 1955 into Eastern Division of Greyhound. Eastern Greyhound Lines of New York was incorporated in 1925 as Colonial Motor Coach Corp., renamed in 1930 to Eastern Greyhound Lines of New York.

Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines (PGL) - incorporated 1930, consolidated in 1955 into Eastern Division of Greyhound. In 1936 acquired Peoples Rapid Transit Co. (PRT), Pennsylvania Greyhound Transit Co., and Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines of Virginia (PVGT). Peoples Rapid Transit Co. was incorporated in 1925, Pennsylvania Greyhound Transit Co. was incorporated in 1926 as Pennsylvania General Transit Co., and Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines of Virginia was incorporated in 1929 as Pennsylvania-Virginia General Transit Co. The two latter companies were given the "Greyhound" names in 1934. Two earlier Greyhound companies had been incorporated in 1926 in Indiana (GLIN) and Ohio (GLOH), with routes in 1930 reassigned to Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines, and the original Central Greyhound Lines which later became Great Lakes Greyhound Lines of Indiana.

Richmond Greyhound Lines (RGL) - incorporated 1936, acquiring Peninsula Transit Corp. (PTC), which had been incorporated in 1919. In 1938, route between Annapolis and Washington transferred to Capitol Greyhound Lines. Consolidated 1960 into Eastern Division of Greyhound.

In 1955, Eastern Greyhound Lines acquired Blue Ridge Transportation Co. (BRL), which had been formed in 1923 as a bus subsidiary of Potomac Edison, formerly Hagerstown & Frederick Railway.


TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Safeway Trails/Safeway Trailways (STS) - in 1938 joined Trailways, sold 1966 to Transcontinental Bus System/Continental Trailways.

American Buslines (ABI) - incorporated 1935 as All American Bus Lines, renamed 1946 to American Buslines and joined Trailways, sold 1953 to Transcontinental Bus System/Continental Trailways.

Carolina Coach Co./Carolina Trailways (CCC) - incorporated 1925 as Carolina Coach Co., in 1940 joined Trailways. In 1952 acquired Eastern Shore Transit Co. (EST), and Red Star Motor Coaches (RST), both incorporated 1926. From 1939 to 1947, Red Star Motor Coaches was a Trailways member under name Red Star Trailways.

Capitol Bus Co./Capitol Trailways (CBC) - incorporated 1934 as Capitol Bus Co., in 1948 joined Trailways.

Frank Martz Coach Co./Martz Trailways (FMC) - incorporated 1927, in 1936 joined Trailways.

In 1969, Continental Trailways acquired Edwards Lake To Sea System (EMT) which had been formed in 1918 as Curwensville Motor Transit Co., and incorporated 1921 as Edwards Motor Transit Co.

EARLIER TRAILWAYS COMPANIES

Some of the more obscure Trailways member companies, which eventually became part of the nationwide Trailways system.

Eastern Trails/Eastern Trailways (ETR) - formed 1937, in 1939 joined Trailways, sold 1946 to American Buslines, sold 1953 to Transcontinental Bus System.


INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Maps and further information on the significant independent bus companies, serving New Jersey.


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