Greyhound launches tour to celebrate 100 years
As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Greyhound will launch its nationwide Centennial Tour on two routes simultaneously across the U.S. beginning May 29, with stops in nearly 40 markets over the next six months.
The tours will feature two Greyhound Mobile Museums configured in refurbished buses to feature displays of Greyhound memorabilia, and will feature five restored classic coaches — the 1914 Hupmobile, 1931 Mack, 1937 Yellow Coach, 1947 Silversides, 1948 ACF Brill I-41, 1954 Scenicruiser, 1968 Scenicruiser and the 1984 Americruiser 2. As Greyhound is amid a complete transformation, the tour will also feature the new, modern coaches that are currently in service as well.
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The Mobile Museum Features Greyhound signage, driver uniforms and a historical timeline wall where guests will be able to view videos about Greyhound’s history via interactive touchscreen displays.
Greyhound was founded on May 9, 1914 as the Mesaba Transportation Company in Hibbing, MN. The company was renamed the Motor Transit Corporation (1922) and Northland Transportation Company (1926) before incorporating under the Greyhound name in 1930.
The current Greyhound Lines was organized in 1987 after it purchased the United States bus holdings of the former Greyhound Corporation (now known as Viad Corp.) Greyhound Lines was acquired by Laidlaw International, Inc. in 1999, which was subsequently acquired by FirstGroup plc in 2007.