INTERCITY BUS COMPANIES

SOUTHEASTERN TRAILWAYS


1948 MAP


1948 MAP (Indiana Railroad)


Incorporated in 1945 as Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways, evolving from the following companies:

Indianapolis & Southeastern Railroad/Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways
Interurban line replaced trains with buses in 1932, joined Trailways in 1938 as Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways, reorganized in 1945 as Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways.

(Further information on the electric interurban railway predecessor.)

Yankee Coach Lines/Yankee Trailways
Formed in 1936, joined Trailways in 1938, becoming Yankee Trailways. In 1942 renamed Victory Coach Lines, operating as Victory Trailways. In 1947 merged into Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways.

Operated from Chicago to Indianapolis via Valparaiso.

Empire Trails/Empire Trailways
In 1947 merged into Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways.

Operated from Pittsburgh to Chicago via Columbus.

Service discontinued as All American Bus Lines also operated over the same route.

Indiana Railroad
Interurban line replaced trains with buses between 1938 and 1941. Company sold in 1942 to Wesson Co., and sold in 1950 to Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways.

(Further information on the electric interurban railway predecessor.)

In 1949, Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways extended service south from Cincinnati to Knoxville.

Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways renamed in 1954 to Southeastern Trailways.

Southeastern Trailways operated independently until 1998, with remaining service absorbed by Greyhound.


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