Maps and further information from major intercity bus companies, mostly from the February 1948 Russell's Official National Motor Coach Guide. These scanned images may take a while to download with a dial-up connection.
Crown Coach Co.
Des Moines Springfield & Southern
Great Southern Coaches
Jefferson Transportation Co.
Missouri Transit Co.
Southeast Missouri Bus Lines
ADDITIONAL BUS COMPANIES
Main routes generally still existed in 1976, shown on map at previous page.
Conner Bus Lines - operated until 1991
Original route: Poplar Bluff-Kennett
Prior to 1955 was Scofield Bus Lines
1955-1956 was Baxter Bus Line
(original route sold 1958 to Bootheel Stages/discontinued 1962)
Added route: Poplar Bluff-Cairo IL
(acquired 1957 from Missouri Pacific Bus Lines)
Added route: Poplar Bluff-Willow Springs
(acquired 1967 from Poplar Bluff-Willow Springs Bus Line)
(above company acquired route 1951 from Frisco Transportation Co./Frisco Trailways)
1974-1980 was Tri-State Bus Lines
1980-1988 was Marianna Trailways
1988-1989 was Reta's Trailways
1989-1990 was Reta's Charters
1990-1991 was Kentucky Transit
Northeastern Missouri Greyhound Lines - operated 1946-1977
Original route: Jefferson City-Mexico
1956-1972 was Northeastern Missouri Lines
1972-1977 was C&H Transit
St. Louis Cape Bus Line - operated 1944-1979
Original route: St. Louis-Cape Girardeau
1977-1979 was Central Ozark Bus Lines
Springfield-Mountain Home Bus Line - operated 1956-1987
Original route: Springfield-Mountain Home
(acquired from Des Moines Springfield & Southern)
(above company acquired route 1951 from Ozark Trails)
1956-1957 was South Central Stages
1957-1959 was Smitty's Bus Line
Trenton St. Joseph Coaches - operated 1954-1985
Original route: Trenton-St. Joseph
(acquired from Trailways)
Troy H. Stair Bus Line - operated 1947-1979
Original route: Rolla-West Plains
1964-1965 was Allison Bus Line
1965-1968 was Nickels Bus Line
1968-1976 was Williams Bus Line
1976-1979 by Central Ozark Bus Lines
Interurban railway companies with bus subsidiaries providing supplemental and/or replacement bus service, or separate bus companies providing service replacing the interurban railways.
ADDITIONAL EARLIER/SMALLER BUS COMPANIES
Bus companies generally listed in the July 1942 Russell's Guide or the 1952 Mass Transportation's Directory, and their predecessor and successor companies.