1948 VINTAGE TRAILER GREYHOUND BUS MOTORHOME! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 637

1948 VINTAGE TRAILER GREYHOUND BUS MOTORHOME! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 637 – Fireball heads to the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard to watch the setup for their once-a-year Vintage Trailer Show. Spots a 1948 Greyhound Bus Motorhome, then gets caught behind a movie on the way back. Hm.

About GREYHOUND from WIKI… Greyhound Bus Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America.

The company’s first route began in Hibbing, Minnesota in 1914, and the company adopted the name The Greyhound Corporation in 1929. Since October 2007, Greyhound has been a subsidiary of British transportation company FirstGroup, but continues to be based in Dallas, Texas, where it has been headquartered since 1987.

Greyhound and sister companies in FirstGroup America are the largest motorcoach operators in the United States and Canada.

Carl Eric Wickman was born in Sweden in 1887. In 1905 he moved to the United States where he was working in a mine as a drill operator in Alice, Minnesota, until he was laid off in 1914. In the same year, he became a Hupmobile salesman in Hibbing, Minnesota.

He proved unable to sell the car. In 1914, using his remaining vehicle, a 7-passenger car, he began a bus service with Andy (Bus Andy) Anderson and C.A.A. (Arvid) Heed, by transporting iron ore miners from Hibbing to Alice (known for its saloons at 15 cents a ride.

In 1915 Wickman joined forces with Ralph Bogan, who was running a similar service from Hibbing to Duluth, Minnesota. The name of the new organization was the Mesaba Transportation Company, and it made $8,000 in profit in its first year.

By the end of World War I in 1918, Wickman owned 18 buses and was making an annual profit of $40,000. In 1922, Wickman joined forces with Orville Caesar, the owner of the Superior White Bus Lines.

Four years later, Wickman purchased two West Coast operations, the Pioneer Yelloway System (the operator of the nation’s first transcontinental bus) and the Pickwick Lines, creating a national intercity bus company.

The Greyhound name had its origins in the inaugural run of a route from Superior, Wisconsin to Wausau, Wisconsin.