INTERCITY BUS COMPANIES

TEXAS

Additional Bus Companies

Main routes generally still existed in 1976.

Abilene Northern Coaches - operated 1944-1961
Original route: Abilene-Childress

Carlsbad Cavern Coaches - operated until 1969 (to TNM&O Coaches)
Original route: El Paso-Carlsbad NM

Chisholm Trail Motor Coaches - operated 1942-1950
Original route: Vernon-Stephenville

Jordan Bus Co. - operated until 1981
Original route: Idabel OK-Hugo-Durant-Ardmore-Lawton-Vernon

Painter Bus Lines - operated until 1988 (to Kerrville Bus Co.)
Operated various directions from Uvalde

Southwest Coaches - operated until 1977 (to Oklahoma Transportation Co.)
Original route: Wichita Falls-Abilene
Affiliated with Mid-Continent Coaches until 1977
Trailways members until 1954
Both companies affiliated with Oklahoma Transportation Co. 1954-1977

Sun-Set Stages - operated until 2004
Original route: Abilene-San Angelo


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. This list is somewhat arbitrary and provides a general overview.

Abilene-View Bus - operated until 1945
Original route: Abilene-View-San Angelo

Bandera Bus Line - operated until 1944 (to Kerrville Bus Co./previous page)
Original route: San Antonio-Bandera-Medina City
1944-1946 service suspended

Bee Line Coaches - operated until 1946 (to Central Texas Bus Lines/previous page)
Original route: Henderson-Palestine-Waco-Brenham-Bellville

Border Bus Line - operated until 1945 (to Winter Garden Bus Line/previous page)
Original route: Del Rio-Eagle Pass

Cap Rock Bus Line - operated until 1955
Original route: Childress-Shamrock-Pampa

Coastal Coaches - operated until 1960 (to Texas Bus Lines/previous page)
Original route: Galveston-Beaumont

B.G. Creamer Stage Line - operated until 1945 (to Arrow Coach Lines/previous page)
Original route: Hearne-Temple-Lampasas-Brady
1944-1945 was Creamer Coaches

Henderson-Shreveport Motor Coaches - operated 1948-1954
Original route: Henderson to Shreveport LA

Hub Motor Coaches - operated until 1946
Original route: Mt. Pleasant-Atlanta TX

Hubbard Bus Line - operated until 1942 (to Sunshine Trailways)
Operated various directions from Greenville

Lufkin-Beaumont Motor Coaches - operated until 1973 (to Texas Bus Lines/above)
Original route: Lufkin-Beaumont
1956-1973 was Mack's Lufkin-Beaumont Coaches

Mack's Motor Coaches - operated until 1950
Original route: Bryan-Crockett-Woodville

Mooney Motor Coaches - operated 1930-1955
Operated various directions from Greenville

Nance Bus Line - operated until 1949 (to Jordan Bus Co./above)
Original route: Paris-Hugo OK
1949-1950 service suspended

O.S.T. Stages - operated until 1956 (to Oilfield Bus Line/below)
Original route: Del Rio-Sonora-San Angelo

Oilfield Bus Line - operated until 1976 (to Sun-Set Stages/above)
Original route: San Angelo-McCamey

Rainbow Coaches - operated until 1950
Original route: Wichita Falls-Brownwood
Affiliated with Mid-Continent Coaches

Ross Motor Coaches - operated until 1945 (to Arrow Coach Lines/previous page)
Original route: Abilene-Brownwood

Tyler Bus Lines - operated 1973-1977
Original route: Tyler-Mt. Pleasant
(acquired 1973 from Texas Bus Lines)
(above company acquired route 1960 from Greyhound)

Waco-Cisco Coaches - operated until 1943 (to Bee Line Coaches/above)
Original route: Waco-Cisco

West Texas Transportation Co. - operated 1946-1954
Original route: Sweetwater to Rotan

Waits Bus Line - operated 1946-1950 (to Mooney Motor Coaches/above)
Original route: Commerce-Sulphur Springs-Pittsburg-Marshall


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