Greyhound Celebrates Centennial In Oregon, Across US
Greyhound buses today are a far cry from the company's first coaches in the early 1900s, but next month, you'll be able see them side by side as a part of Greyhound's Centennial Tour to celebrate 100 years of service.
On Dec. 6, Greyhound will roll into Woodburn, Oregon with a mobile museum where people can view vintage signage, driver uniforms through the years and other memorabilia.
The northern tour will include a number of restored, classic buses: the 1937 Yellow Coach, 1948 ACF Brill 1-41, 1968 Scenicruiser and 1984 Americruiser.
“Greyhound has come a long way from one vehicle operating out of Hibbing, (Minnesota) to its current standing as one of the world’s most iconic brands,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO in a statement. “We’re proud of our rich heritage, and the changes we’ve made to improve the travel experience are what we’re highlighting during the Centennial Tour.”
— from transporting troops for World War II deployment in the 1940s to mobilizing the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and numerous cameos in books and movies.
Greyhound is the largest intercity bus transportation company in North America and serves more than 3,800 destinations, according to the press release. In all, the two museum tours will hit about 40 U.S. cities.
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