The most significant Trailways companies eventually became part of Transcontinental Bus System/Continental Trailways. And additional companies, while remaining corporately separate, nevertheless remained part of the Trailways system. And after the 1987 acquisition of Continental Trailways by Greyhound, the additional companies remained Trailways companies, continuing to participate in connecting with Greyhound.

In addition, there were numerous additional bus companies which eventually joined the Trailways system. But for various reasons they did not remain Trailways members. These companies generally resumed independent operation. A few of the companies eventually were acquired by Greyhound. Listed here are those bus companies which did not become part of the final Trailways system, prior to Greyhound's acquisition of Continental Trailways.


Apache Trailways               Apache Trailways               1948-1949
Arrow Trailways                R&H Bus Co.                    1959-1963
B & W Trailways                Boston & Worcester Street Ry.  1936-1936
Brooks Trailways               Brooks Bus Line                1946-1959
Carolina Motor Trailways       Carolina Motor Bus Lines       1938-1940's
Central Trailways              Peoria-Rockford Bus Co.        1937-1942
Cinc. & Lake Erie Trailways    Cincinnati & Lake Erie Bus Co. 1940-1944
Coastal Trailways              Coastal Stages                 1957-1966
Dahlonega-Atlanta Trailways    Dahlonega-Atlanta Stage        1946-1955
Denver & Interurban Trailways  Denver & Interurban Motor Co.  1938-1947
Dominion Trailways             Dominion Lines               1930's/1940's
Frisco Trailways               Frisco Transportation Co.      1945-1960
Georgia-Tennessee Trailways?   Georgia-Tennessee Coaches      1949-1952
Greenville-Dayton Trailways    Greenville-Dayton Transp.      1947-1948
Jacksonville Trailways         Jacksonville Bus Line          1937-1955
Kansas Trailways               Kansas Trails                  1944-1950
Kentucky Trailways             Kentucky Bus Lines             1952-1954
Lake Front Trailways           Lake Front Lines               1970-2009
Lincoln Trailways              Lincoln Trails System          1937-1940's
M. K. & O. Trailways           M. K. & O. Lines               1937-1953
Maine Central Trans. Co.       Maine Central Trans. Co.       1952-1955
Mathis Trailways               Mathis Bus Lines               1945-1950
Metropolitan Trailways         Emery's Motor Coach Lines      1947-1949
Mid-Continent Trailways        Mid-Continent Coaches          1946-1954
Midwest Trailways              Midwest Bus Lines              1957-1960
Missala Trailways?             Missala Stages                 1949-1951
Olympic Trailways              Port Townsend-Southern Stages  1949-1953
Ozark Trailways                Ozark Trails                   1945-1951
Pennsylvania Trailways         Blue & White Lines of VA       1949-1951
Pine Hill Trailways            Pine Hill-Kingston Bus         1966-now
Providence Trailways           Providence Trailways           1959-1962
Red Star Trailways             Red Star Motor Coaches         1939-1947
South Central Trailways        South Central Stages           1945-1954
Southeastern Trailways         Southeastern Motor Lines       1938-1940's
Southern Tier Trailways        Southern Tier Trailways        1965-1970
Sun Valley Trailways?          Sun Valley Bus Lines           1949-1954
Tennessee Trailways            Washington County Bus Line     1948-1950
Tri-State Trailways?           Tri-State Bus Lines            1948-1949
Virginia-Carolina Trailways    Virginia-Carolina Coach Co.    1940-1942

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