Category: Buses


Buses of ACF Photo Archive: Including ACF-Brill and CCF-Brill

Product Description: American Car and Foundry (ACF), a pioneer transportation manufacturer, came into existence in 1899 as a result of the merger of 13 railroad-manufacturing companies. After a complicated transaction in the mid-20s, ACF had control of the Brill Corporation, Hall-Scott Motor Company, and Fageol Motors Company. From the beginning, both intercity and transit buses were built by ACF. ACF began to …

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Buses of Motor Coach Industries: 1932-2000 Photo Archive

Product Description: This is the first and only book to cover Motor Coach Industries, one of the largest producers of motor coaches today. The company got started manufacturing buses in the mid-1930s, and has been the primary supplier of buses to Greyhound as well as many intercity bus operators ever since. Motor Coach has even exported to South Africa, Australia, Taiwan, and South America. Also get a look at the …

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Buses of Western Flyer and New Flyer Industries Photo Archive

Product Description: Western Flyer Auto & Truck Body Works began producing buses in 1930 and through a number of name-changes continues today as New Flyer Industries. Because they served Canada and much of North America, the buses were built to stand up to the harsh winter climates they had to work in. This revered bus builder has become one of the dominant players in the transit bus manufacturing industry in North …

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Fageol & Twin Coach Buses 1922-1956 Photo Archive

Product Description: An innovator in the bus business, Fageol was the first company to build a bus from the ground up, and it was called the Safety Coach. Later in 1927 the Fageol brothers sold out and began Twin Coach. They then built the Model 40 Twin Coach – a twin engine city bus that began the city bus business. This bus operated for up to 20 years in many cities – a rarity at the time. In 1960 Twin Coach …

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Federal Trucks Photo Archive

Product Description: “Since 1910…Federal Trucks Have Been Known in Every Country—Sold on Every Continent.” One of the great “independents” from Detroit, Federal produced a “high quality truck at a good price.” In July 1910, Martin L. Plucher, vice president and general manager of the newly formed Federal Motor Truck Company, personally conducted the first Federal truck to Lynn, Massachusetts, for …

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GM Intercity Coaches 1944-1980 Photo Archive

Product Description: During 1943, General Motors purchased the minority interest in Yellow Truck & Coach Manufacturing Co., and effective October 1, 1943, Yellow became a division of GM under the name GM Truck & Coach Division. It is the coaches of this latter company that are discussed in this book. The first GM buses were built in 1943 when the War Production Board (WPB) authorized production of 1,340 transit …

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Museum Presents Motorcoach Milestones

Product Description: The Twentieth Century was a milestone in itself for transportation history, and buses played a major role in the transformation of America. The Museum of Bus Transportation presents this special book about the buses that made a difference, from the first Mack bus in America, the famous and few double-deckers, postwar sightseeing buses, and the various innovative designs that defined the modern …

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Old Look Buses: Yellow Coach and GM in the '40s and '50s

Product Description: Through vintage color and black and white pictures, William A. Luke portrays not only the various buses in his latest book, but also history about bus companies. The book also has vintage and bus company publicity. A list of buses built is also included.

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Prevost Buses: 1924-2002 Photo Archive

Product Description: Primarily a Canadian bus builder, Prevost began building buses in 1924 and went on to become the second largest highway style bus builder behind MCI. Prevost also built city buses, private buses and conversion buses. While Prevost built buses for the US market beginning in 1964, they were best known in Canada. Hand selected photos tell the story.

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Rapid Transit Series Buses: General Motors and Beyond (An Enthusiast's Reference)

Product Description: General Motors wanted to revolutionize transit bus design after having success with their New Look Bus through the 1960s. Being protagonists for progress, GM's engineers created a prototype coach that would address all of the New Look's shortcomings. This RTX (Rapid Transit Experimental) was a shock to the transit industry, and it wasn't until 1977 when the better-developed RTS bus became part of …

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Trailways Buses 1936-2001 Photo Archive

Product Description: This exciting Photo Archive portrays the powerful history of the Trailways bus organization, one of the largest systems of independent motorcoach operators in the world. Today there are over 2,500 coaches operating in the Trailway system serving 500 destinations in 27 states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Through these historic photographs you can experience the enormous variety of bus makes and …

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Welcome Aboard the GM New Look Bus (An Enthusiast's Reference)

Product Description: The General Motors Corporation will be remembered as one of the most important industrial organizations of the Twentieth Century. Although primarily known for its automotive products, it was best known in the surface passenger transportation industry for its intercity highway and urban transit buses. After the end of World War II, it improved its products and gained a virtual monopoly in the bus …

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White Trucks 1900-1937 Photo Archive: Photographs from the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public

Product Description: The White Company was one of America's earliest & most successful truck manufacturers. White trucks worked at a variety of applications; dump trucks, sedan deliveries, express, step vans, buses, tankers, & more. Beginning with the first White model through De Sakhnoffsky's ultrastreamlined designs of the late Thirties. Photographs from Detroit Pub. Library's Nat. Auto. History Col.

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