Evanston Bus Company

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The Evanston Bus Company existed twice in Evanston. First from 1924-1929, then revived in 1937 as a consolidation of Evanston Railways and Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company.

History

The company ceased operations in 1973 after a strike. After the strike ended the company focused on restarting as a charter company and was renamed Evanston Coach Company (1973-1977).

1924-1929 Roster

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
1-5 1924 Yellow Coach Z-L-210
6-12 1926 Yellow Coach Z-G-245 To Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 6-12 in 1929.
13-14 1927 Yellow Coach Z-M-284 To Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 13-14 in 1929.
15 1928 Yellow Coach Z-M-284 To Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 15 in 1929.
16 1926 Yellow Coach Z-AZ-290
17-22 1928 Yellow Coach Z-AAN-323 To Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 17-22 in 1929.
23-27 1929 Yellow Coach Z-AAAI-339 To Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 23-27 in 1929.

1937-1973 Roster

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
1-15 1935 Yellow Coach 728 Ex-Evanston Railways 1-15.
16-17 1936 Yellow Coach 728 Ex-Evanston Railways 16-17.
18-19 1937 Yellow Coach 728 Ex-Evanston Railways 18-19.
20-24 1939 Yellow Coach 728
23-27 1929 Yellow Coach Z-AAAI-339
28-35 1934 ACF H-12-S Ex-Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 28-35.
36-39 1936 ACF H-17-S Ex-Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 36-39.
40-41 1936 White 706M Ex-Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 40-41.
50-51 1926? Fageol Safety Coach? Ex-Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 50-51.
52-54 1928? Fageol Safety Coach? Ex-Evanston & Niles Center Transit Company 52-54.
51-55 1940 Yellow Coach TD-3602
56-60 1941 Yellow Coach TD-3606
61-70 1946 GMC TDH-3610
91-100 1945 GMC TG-3609
123-127 1929 Yellow Coach Z-AAAI-339 Ex-23-27
201-210 1948 GMC TDH-4507
211-215 1950 GMC TDH-4509 Sold in 1971 to Metro Transit (Kalamazoo).
216-220 1952 GMC TDH-4509 Sold in 1971 to Metro Transit (Kalamazoo).
221-225 1955 GMC TDH-4512 Sold in 1972 to United Motor Coach 173-177.
226-230 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Sold in 1973 to Janesville Municipal Bus System.
231-235 1958 GMC TDH-4512 Sold in 1973 to Janesville Municipal Bus System.
301-310 1960 GMC TDH-4517
311-315 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Sold in 1973 to Fox River Bus Lines.
316-320 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Sold in 1973 to Fox River Bus Lines.
321-325 1963 GMC TDH-4519
326-330 1964 GMC TDH-4519 Sold in 1973 to Lake Drive Transit.
331-335 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Sold in 1973 to Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority.
336-340 1966 GMC TDH-4519 Sold in 1973 to Sacramento Regional Transit District.
341-346 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Sold in 1973 to Sacramento Regional Transit District.
347-352 1968 GMC T6H-4521A Sold in 1973 to Sacramento Regional Transit District.
353-358 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Sold in 1973 to Sacramento Regional Transit District.
359-364 1970 GMC T6H-4521A To Evanston Coach Company 359-364 in 1973.
500 1962 GMC PD-4106
502, 504 1963 GMC PD-4106
506 1964 GMC PD-4106
3002, 3004, 3006, 3013-3016, 3018, 3024, 3026 1945 GMC TD-4007 Ex-St. Louis Public Service Company same #s; bought in 1959.
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