INTERCITY BUS COMPANIES

SOUTHWESTERN GREYHOUND LINES


1948 MAP


Incorporated in 1933, evolving from the following companies:

Southland Red Ball Motor Bus Co.
Incorporated in 1926.

Operated from Dallas to San Antonio.

West Texas Coaches
Acquired by Southland Red Ball Motor Bus Co. in 1929.

Operated from Dallas to El Paso.

South Texas Coaches
Acquired by Southland Red Ball Motor Bus Co. in 1929.

Operated from Houston to San Antonio and Fort Worth.

Young's Bus Lines
Acquired by Southland Red Ball Motor Bus Co. in 1929.

Operated from Houston to Lake Charles LA.

In 1929, Southland Red Ball Motor Bus Co. acquired the above three companies, and reorganized as Southland Greyhound Lines.

Southwestern Transportation Co.
Formed in 1928 as a bus subsidiary of St. Louis Southwestern Railroad.

Operated from Memphis and Little Rock to Dallas and Waco.

Pickwick-Greyhound Lines
Formed in 1929 as a company jointly owned by Pickwick Stages and Greyhound. Pickwick Stages had been incorporated in 1912.

Operated from St. Louis to Amarillo via US Hwy. 66.

Purple Swan Safety Coach Lines
Incorporated in 1924. Renamed in 1926 to Greyhound Lines Inc. after acquisition as a subsidiary of Greyhound predecessor Motor Transit Corp. Renamed in 1928 to Illinois Greyhound Lines, route in Missouri transferred to Pickwick-Greyhound Lines.

Operated from St. Louis to Kansas City.

Yelloway
Formed in 1925 as a group of independent operators, in a failed attempt to operate a transcontinental bus system. Routes eventually assumed by various Greyhound companies, including by Pickwick-Greyhound Lines in 1929.

Operated from Kansas City to Denver and Albuquerque.

In 1932, Pickwick-Greyhound Lines was renamed Western Greyhound Lines. And in 1933, Southland Greyhound Lines, Southwestern Transportation Co., and Western Greyhound Lines were merged into Southwestern Greyhound Lines.

Southwestern Greyhound Lines subsequently acquired the following company:

Golden Eagle Southern Lines
Incorporated in 1935, acquired in 1936.

From 1933 to 1958, St. Louis Southwestern Railroad had partial ownership.

Southwestern Greyhound Lines consolidated in 1960 into Central Division of Greyhound.


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