The Greyhound Line started back in 1914 when Carl E. Wickman began transporting miners in Minnesota from the town of Hibbing to Alice, for fifteen cents. The regional transit line expanded rapidly and by 1918, it was operating close to twenty buses. The vehicles were soon dubbed Greyhounds after the Fageol Safety Coach came into use in the early twenties because of their gray paint and sleek appearance. The running dog was first used as the company’s logo starting in 1929.
This set of a dozen images courtesy of Greyhound Lines is laid out as a photo essay showing prewar buses, personal, riders and a couple of the Company’s facilities which we found thanks to Isabelle Bracquemond. If you can identify the makes and models of any of these machines, please send us a comment.
- The greyhound was first used as the company’s logo starting in 1929, note the Woodlite headlamp.