NATIONAL CITY LINES

ROSTER (MOST BUSES)

Does not include buses of smaller manufacturers, early buses, or buses from subsidiaries wholly owned by National City Lines, including Pacific City Lines. Also does not include buses inherited upon acquisition of many transit properties.

Indicated are National City Lines properties originally receiving the newly delivered buses. Many buses were subsequently reassigned to different National City Lines properties.



Numbers    Builder       Built  Model    Original Assignment

1075-1076  Yellow        1939  TG-2401   Beaumont
1077-1078  Yellow        1939  TG-2401   Aurora
1079-1084  Yellow        1939  TG-2401   Joliet

1600-1603  Yellow        1940  TG-2701   Pontiac
1604-1607  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Pontiac
1608-1612  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Terre Haute
1614-1627  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Terre Haute
1628-1634  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Decatur
1635-1638  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Joliet
1639-1642  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Lincoln
1643-1650  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Beaumont
1651-1690  Yellow        1941  TG-2701   Illinois various
1691-1695  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Kalamazoo
1696-1700  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1701-1704  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   East St. Louis
1705       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1706-1712  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Decatur
1714-1716  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Decatur
1717-1719  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1720       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Aurora-Elgin
1721-1729  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1730-1731  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Bloomington
1732-1733  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Champaign
1734-1735  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Bloomington
1736-1743  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1744       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Bloomington
1745-1746  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1747       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Danville
1748-1749  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Quincy
1750       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Decatur
1751-1752  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1753       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Elgin
1754-1755  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   East St. Louis
1756       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Bloomington
1757-1758  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   Joliet
1759       Yellow        1941  TG-2706   East St. Louis
1760-1761  Yellow        1941  TG-2706   unknown
1762-1763  Yellow        1942  TG-2706   Pontiac
1764-1765  Yellow        1942  TG-2706   Saginaw
1766       Yellow        1942  TG-2706   Decatur
1767-1769  Yellow        1942  TG-2706   Canton
1770-1772  Yellow        1942  TG-2706   Decatur
1773-1779  Yellow        1942  TG-2706   unknown

1800-1801  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Bloomington
1802-1804  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Cedar Rapids
1805-1812  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Joliet
1814-1818  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Montgomery
1819-1820  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Danville
1821-1824  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Decatur
1825-1828  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Saginaw
1829-1832  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Port Arthur
1833-1837  Yellow        1944  TG-3608   Terre Haute
1838-1849  Yellow        1944  TG-3609   Beaumont
1850-1854  Yellow        1944  TG-3609   Montgomery
1855-1857  Yellow        1944  TG-3609   Portsmouth
1858-1859  Yellow        1944  TG-3609   Aurora-Elgin
1860-1863  Yellow        1944  TG-3609   Quincy
1864-1867  Yellow        1944  TG-3609   Pontiac
1868-1875  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Pontiac
1876-1885  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Lincoln
1886-1891  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Aurora
1892-1895  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Decatur

1900-1912  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   East St. Louis
1914-1920  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   East St. Louis
1921-1940  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Tulsa
1941-1943  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Aurora-Elgin
1944-1948  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Canton
1949-1956  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Mobile
1957-1962  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Jackson (MS)
1963-1967  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Tampa
1968-1979  Yellow        1944  TG-4006   Mobile
1980-1981  Yellow        1945  TG-4007   Aurora-Elgin
1982-1997  Yellow        1945  TG-4007   Canton
1998       Yellow        1945  TG-4007   East St. Louis
1999-2010  Yellow        1945  TG-4007   El Paso
2011-2012  Yellow        1945  TG-4007   Mobile
2014-2026  Yellow        1945  TD-4007   El Paso
2027-2036  Yellow        1945  TD-4007   East St. Louis
2037-2039  Yellow        1945  TD-4007   Aurora-Elgin
2040-2044  Yellow        1945  TD-4007   Tampa

2116-2125  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Canton
2126-2143  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Montgomery
2144-2153  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Mobile
2154-2161  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Jackson (MS)
2162-2176  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Canton
2177-2186  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Tulsa
2187-2192  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Kalamazoo
2193-2196  Yellow        1945  TG-3609   Cedar Rapids

2291-2294  GM            1947  TGH-3207  Jackson (MI)
2295-2299  GM            1947  TGH-3207  East St. Louis

2400-2412  Yellow        1946  TG-3609   Tampa
2414-2455  Yellow        1946  TG-3609   Tampa
2456-2465  Twin          1947  34-S      Tulsa
2466-2495  ACF-Brill     1947  C-36      East St. Louis

2500-2512  Mack          1947  C-41-GT   Tampa
2514-2526  Mack          1947  C-41-GT   Tampa
2527-2546  Twin          1947  34-S      Tulsa
2547-2580  GM            1947  TDH-3610  El Paso
2581-2600  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Mobile
2605-2609  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Mobile
2610-2612  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Montgomery
2614-2630  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Montgomery
2631-2645  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Jackson (MS)
2646-2660  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Lincoln
2661-2685  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Canton
2686-2690  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Mobile
2691-2712  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Aurora
2714-2736  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Joliet
2737-2752  GM            1947  TDH-3610  Kalamazoo
2753-2762  GM            1947  TDH-4507  El Paso
2763-2767  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Joliet
2768-2797  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Tulsa
2798-2806  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Joliet
2807-2808  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Aurora-Elgin
2809-2812  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Kalamazoo
2814-2823  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Canton
2824-2833  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Mobile
2834-2848  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Montgomery
2849-2873  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Terre Haute
2874-2888  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Pontiac
2889-2893  GM            1948  TDH-3610  Jackson (MS)
2894-2898  GM            1948  TDH-3610  East St. Louis
2899-2908  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Beaumont
2909-2912  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Mobile
2914       GM            1949  TDH-3612  Mobile
2915-2919  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Lincoln
2920-2921  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Jackson (MS)
2922-2926  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Lincoln
2927-2936  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Tulsa
2937-2946  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Saginaw
2947-2949  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Jackson (MS)
2950-2961  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Lincoln
2962-2976  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Cedar Rapids
2977-2984  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Decatur
2985-2986  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Montgomery
2987-2991  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Canton
2992-2996  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Aurora-Elgin
2997-3001  GM            1949  TDH-3612  Montgomery
3002-3011  GM            1949  TDH-4509  Mobile
3012       GM            1949  TDH-4509  East St. Louis
3014-3022  GM            1949  TDH-4509  East St. Louis
3023       GM            1949  TGH-2708  Elgin
3024-3038  GM            1949  TGH-2708  Beaumont
3039-3043  GM            1949  TGH-2708  Port Arthur
3044-3048  GM            1949  TGH-2708  Burlington
3049-3052  GM            1949  TGH-2708  Elgin
3053-3054  Aero          1949  T-361C    East St. Louis
3055-3059  GM            1949  TDH-4509  El Paso

3075-3084  GM            1950  TDH-4509  East St. Louis

3222-3236  GM            1950  TDH-3612  Rock Island
3237-3241  GM            1950  TDH-3612  Mobile
3242-3256  GM            1950  TDH-3612  Tampa
3257-3261  GM            1950  TDH-3612  Cedar Rapids
3262-3271  GM            1950  TDH-3612  Davenport
3272-3273  GM            1950  TDH-3612  Decatur
3274-3276  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Decatur

3314-3323  GM            1951  TDH-4509  East St. Louis
3324-3333  GM            1951  TDH-4509  Mobile
3334-3343  GM            1951  TDH-4509  Canton
3344-3348  GM            1951  TDH-4509  El Paso

3351-3355  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Saginaw
3356-3360  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Kalamazoo
3361-3365  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Davenport
3366-3370  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Terre Haute
3371-3375  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Tampa
3376-3385  GM            1951  TDH-3612  Champaign

3405-3412  GM            1951  TDH-4509  Mobile
3414-3415  GM            1951  TDH-4509  Mobile

3667-3676  GM            1954  TDH-3714  Canton
3677-3686  GM            1954  TDH-3714  El Paso

3789-3798  GM            1958  TDH-4512  Salt Lake City

3820-3829  GM            1956  TDH-3714  Tulsa
3830-3844  GM            1958  TDH-4512  Tampa
3845-3848  GM            1959  TDH-4512  Tampa

3850-3859  GM            1958  TDH-3714  Canton
3860-3867  GM            1958  TGH-3102  Quincy
3868-3877  GM            1959  TDH-4512  El Paso
3878-3887  GM            1959  TDH-4512  Jackson (MS)
3888-3907  GM            1959  TDH-4512  Mobile
3908-3912  GM            1959  TDH-4512  Montgomery
3914-3918  GM            1959  TDH-4512  Montgomery
3919-3933  GM            1959  TDH-4512  Joliet
3934-3943  GM            1959  TDH-3714  Aurora
3944-3948  GM            1959  TGH-3102  Elgin
3949-3958  GM            1959  TGH-3102  Bloomington
3959-3963  GM            1960  TDH-4517  Spokane
3964-3983  GM            1960  TDH-4517  El Paso
3984-4003  GM            1960  TDH-4517  Mobile
4004-4012  GM            1960  TDH-4517  Tampa
4014-4024  GM            1960  TDH-4517  Tampa
4025-4034  GM            1960  TDH-4517  East St. Louis
4035-4039  GM            1961  TDH-4517  Salt Lake City
4040-4049  GM            1962  TDH-4517  Salt Lake City
4050-4059  GM            1962  TDH-4517  Spokane

4082-4086  GM            1964  TDH-3501  Lincoln

4117-4126  GM            1967  TDH-3501  Montgomery

4138-4147  GM            1967  TDH-3501  Tampa
4148-4158  GM            1967  TDH-3501  Davenport
4159-4162  GM            1967  TDH-3501  Lincoln

4189-4203  GM            1969  TDH-3301  Spokane

4214-4233  GM            1973  T8H-5307A El Paso

 301- 310  GM            1967  TDH-5303  Houston
 311- 324  GM            1968  T6H-5305A Houston
 325- 334  GM            1969  T6H-5305A Houston
 335- 344  GM            1971  T6H-5305A Houston


In addition, National City Lines acquired the following buses from various smaller manufacturers, numbers and assignments not yet available. Presumably, these numbers were within the "gaps" of numbers on the list.



Quantity   Builder       Built  Model

      5    Fitzjohn      1940  300
     46    Mack          1940  L-25
     28    Mack          1941  L-25
     30    Mack          1941  RC
     14    Fitzjohn      1942  300
     42    Mack          1942  RC
     20    Fitzjohn      1944  310
     15    Fitzjohn      1945  310
     30    Ford          1946  69-B
     65    Ford          1947  79-B


Except for properties not wholly owned by National City Lines, all buses of the various properties generally were consecutively numbered in a single series. Numbers ending in "13" were skipped, presumably for superstitious reasons. One exception is buses acquired for the Houston system, acquired later by National City Lines.

Most buses were built by General Motors, one of the companies controlling National City Lines. The GM Bus Division had previously been known as Yellow Coach, owned by GM.