Buses Chicago Motor Coach Company USA

Buses Chicago Motor Coach Company USA

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Chicago Motor Bus 1919

This enterprise was created between 1920 and 1922 through the merger of three motorbus carriers, Chicago Motor Bus Co., the Chicago Stage Co., and the Depot Motor Bus Lines. In 1922, when it was the second-largest urban bus company in the United States, Chicago Motor Coach was purchased by John D. Hertz, a Chicago auto dealer and owner of the Yellow Cab Co. In 1924, Hertz merged Chicago Motor Coach and the Fifth Avenue Motor Coach Corp. of New York City, creating the Omnibus Corp. In 1952, when it owned nearly 600 buses, Chicago Motor Coach’s operations were taken over by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the city’s public mass-transit enterprise. With over 12,000 employees, the CTA at the beginning of the twenty-first century was one of the region’s largest employers.

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1913 Hexter gas-elec 02 Chicago MB

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1913 H.B. Weaver pat 01 Chicago MB

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1915 gas electric bus 01 Chicago MB

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CHICAGO MOTOR COACH DOUBLE DECK – 1926

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72 Passenger Double Deck Coach – Model 720 – Chicago Motor C

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CHICAGO Double Decker 72 pass. 1936 146

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Chicago Motor Bus Company – City Tour

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