All American Bus Lines, Inc.

All American Bus Lines, Inc.
Item# 4414

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All American Bus Lines was incorporated in September of 1935 in Delaware, but the company’s operations were located in Chicago. With $1,000,000 capital, the company operated some 30 day coaches within a year. The new sleepers, built in Los Angeles by Crown Body Works and Columbia Coach Works, were among the best in the country. They had four compartments on each side, each compartment seating or sleeping three persons and containing a lavatory. The unit’s air conditioning was based on a new system. Previous sleepers had cooling apparatus which never succeeded because they was too heavy. The new lightweight system, installed by Dry-Ice Appliance Corporation of Mount Vernon, IL, consisted of a chemical refrigerant piped around the girth of the bus after passing over carbon dioxide. A 12-hour run in 100° temperature required 100 lbs of dry ice, at a cost of about $2 at the time.

The company was renamed the American Buslines in 1946 and joined Trailways that same year. In 1953, the company was sold to Transcontinental Bus System/Continental Trailways.

All American Bus Lines was the first coast-to-coast single ownership bus line company in the United States. While Greyhound offered coast-to-coast service earlier, it was provided through a number of independent franchisees.IL-Illinois Rapid Transit Bus and Taxi Companies Bird Featured Eagle Featured

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