EARLY BUS AND AUTO STAGE LINES

NORTH CAROLINA


EARLY CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Beginning in 1925, intrastate bus service was regulated by the North Carolina Corporation Commission. These bus companies and lines were listed in the 1934-1935 and 1936-1937 Biannual Reports. Listed in the 1934-1935 report are the companies and their headquarters, but unfortunately not the routes.


Name                                 Headquarters

Atlantic Greyhound Lines             Charleston WV
Bethel-Columbia Bus Line             Tarboro           (ceased operations mid 1930's)
Carolina Coach Co.                   Raleigh
Carolina Scenic Coach Lines          Spartanburg SC
City Coach Co.
Coastal Coach                        Norfolk VA        (ceased operations mid 1930's)
Cox & Eggleston Bus Line             Spray
Dayton Bros. Bus Line
East Coast Stages                    Charleston WV     (1936 to Atlantic Greyhound Lines)
East TN & West NC Motor Trans. Co.   Johnson City TN
Engelhard-Washington Bus Co.         Swan Water
Greensboro-Fayetteville Bus Line     Asheboro
Independence Bus Co.                 Independence VA
Leaksville-Danville Bus Line         Leaksville
Lincolnton Bus Co.
Mount Airy Trans. Co.
Norfolk Southern Bus Corp.           Norfolk VA
Old South Lines                      Charlotte         (1936 to Atlantic Greyhound Lines)
Oteen Bus Line
Queen City Coach Co.                 Charlotte
Seashore Transportation Co.          New Bern
Southerland Bros.                    Goldsboro
Smoky Mountain Stages                Asheville
Southern Passenger Motor Lines       Lynchburg VA      (1934 to Virginia Stage Lines)
Virginia-Carolina Coach Co.
Virginia Dare Trans. Co.             Manteo
Virginia Southern Coach Co.          Richmond VA
Virginia Stage Lines
Wilmington Bus Co.                   Wilmington        (ceased operations mid 1930's)
Wilmington Bruns. & So. Ry.          Southport
Yadkin Coach Co.                     Salisbury


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