INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

MISSISSIPPI

Dixie Greyhound Lines and Southern Trailways were the most significant bus companies in Mississippi.


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.




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

 11  431  216  Meridian-New Orleans      TGL     1929  Old South Coach  1930 TGL
 45            Tupelo-Columbus MS        DGL     1931  ---------------  1931 DGL
 45      8160  Corinth-Tupelo            SBL(T)  1936  ---------------  1936 TRI
 45      8160  Tupelo-Columbus MS        SBL(T)  1941  ---------------  1941 TRI
 45      8160  Columbus MS-Mobile        SBL(T)  1935  Magnolia Motor   1939 TRI
 49            Helena AR-Clarksdale            Helena Bus Line
 49       400  Clarksdale-Jackson        DGL     1928  ---------------  1928 PIG
 49  436 8154  Jackson-Biloxi            SBL(T)  1933  ---------------  1933 TRI
 51  435 8154  Memphis-Grenada           SBL(T)  1936  ---------------  1936 TRI
 51  435 8154  Grenada-Durant            SBL(T)  1935  ---------------  1935 TRI
 51  435 8154  Durant-Jackson            SBL(T)  1933  ---------------  1933 TRI
 51  435  400  Jackson-McComb            DGL     1928  ---------------  1928 PIG
 61  777  400  Memphis-Clarksdale        DGL     1928  ---------------  1928 PIG
 61  777  400  Clarksdale-Vicksburg      DGL     1929  ---------------  1929 PIG
 61  777 8178  Vicksburg-Natchez         SBL(T)        Motor Transp.         TRI
 72      7998  Florence AL-Memphis       ABI(T)        Mo.-Ark. Coach   1945 MAC
 78  433  217  Tupelo-Memphis            DGL     1929  ---------------  1929 PIG
 80  437 8184  Meridian-Vicksburg        SBL(T)        Motor Transp.         TRI
 82      8123  Columbus MS-Starkville    SBL(T)  1933  ---------------  1933 TRI
 82      8123  Starkville-Greenwood      SBL(T)  1936  ---------------  1936 TRI
 82  777 8123  Greenwood-Greenville      SBL(T)  1936  ---------------  1936 TRI
 84      8156  Waynesboro-Laurel         SBL(T)  1938  ---------------  1938 TRI
 84            Collins-Natchez           SBL(T)  1936  ---------------  1936 TRI
 90  418  420  Mobile-New Orleans        TGL     1927  ---------------  1927 TGL
 90      7700  Mobile-New Orleans        COT(T)  1950  ---------------  1950 COT
 98      3684  Mobile AL-Hattiesburg           Gulf Transport Co.
 98      3821  Hattiesburg-McComb              Moak's Bus Line/Arrow Coach Lines
  S      7960  Starkville-Durant         SBL(T)  1933  ---------------  1933 TRI
  S            Holly Springs-Oxford      SBL(T)  1935  ---------------  1935 TRI
  S      8154  Batesville-Oxford         SBL(T)  1935  ---------------  1935 TRI
  S      8154  Oxford-Grenada            SBL(T)  1935  ---------------  1935 TRI
  S      8154  Jackson-Bogalusa LA       SBL(T)        Varnado Bus      1939 TRI
  S      8156  Laurel-Jackson            SBL(T)  1938  ---------------  1938 TRI
  S      8160  Oxford-Tupelo             SBL(T)  1935  ---------------  1935 TRI
  S      8167  Philadelphia-Jackson      SBL(T)  1936  ---------------  1936 TRI
  S            Jackson-Port Gibson       SBL(T)  1932  ---------------  1932 TRI
  S            Macon-Louisville          SBL(T)  1942  ---------------  1942 TRI


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 Delta Bus Lines, identified by Russell's Guide table number 777.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Dixie Greyhound Lines (DGL) - incorporated 1931, consolidated 1954 into Southeastern Greyhound Lines, consolidated 1960 into Southern Division of Greyhound. Upon formation assumed operation of several routes from Pickwick-Greyhound Lines (PIG), which had been formed in 1928 as a company jointly owned by Pickwick Stages and Greyhound.

Teche Greyhound Lines (TGL) - incorporated 1920 as Teche Transfer Co., renamed 1930 to Teche Lines, in 1932 began operating under name Teche Greyhound Lines, officially renamed 1941 to Teche Greyhound Lines, consolidated 1960 into Southern Division of Greyhound.


TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Southern Bus Lines/Southern Trailways (SBL) - formed 1945 through merger of Bordelon Lines/Bordelon Trailways, Interurban Transportation Co./Interurban Trailways, and Tri-State Transit Co./Tri-State Trailways (TRI). Tri-State Transit Co. began operating in 1922 as Caddo Transfer & Warehouse Co., renamed 1923 to Tri-State Transit Co., in 1938 joined Trailways. Southern Bus Lines sold 1948 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.

Monroeville Bus Co./Colonial Trailways (COT) - incorporated 1935, in 1952 joined Trailways, remained independent of Continental Trailways.


INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

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


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