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Peerless Stages was a Northern California bus "pioneer" system. At one time Peerless had sole transportation rights between the Bay Area and Reno, Nevada. But Peerless abandoned the long distance routes to concentrate on serving points between the Bay Area and Santa Cruz, CA.

Here are a few photos from the "Peerless Album." Click on the images for larger views of the photos.

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Peerless Fares in 1931 Peerless Aerocoach #232 Aerocoach #225, P37, parked in Oakland CA - circa 1953 Fageol #177, 1931
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Owens #117, 1925 A station back in 1920 Yellow Coach #204, 1938 Yellow Coach #253, 1941
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GM PD4101 #237 "art deco" livery, complete with black roof. This may be a factory photo GM PD4107 #332 ex-Southern Greyhound in San Jose CA, 1990 MCI MC-8 #359, ex-Greyhound Lines Western in San Jose CA, 1990 #289, a GM PD4905 in San Jose CA
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GM PD4106 #345 in San Jose, CA (ex-Santa Cruz Transit Lines, ex-New Mexico Transportation) #305, a GM TDM5103 (ex-WGL). Thrifty EconoBus was the school and local charter division of Peerless in the late 70's

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#312 (ex-Gray Line of SF, ex-EGL) a GM PD4106 at Squaw Valley, CA

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#314, a GM SDM5301 (ex-Franciscan Lines, ex-DeCamp Bus Lines)

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#316, a GM SDM5301 (ex-Franciscan Lines, ex-DeCamp Bus Lines)

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Thrifty EconoBus #323, a GM TDM4801 (ex-WGL). in Oakland, CA

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#292, a GM PD4101 in Oakland, CA. The only parlor car in the Thrifty EconoBus fleet

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Peerless #292, a GM TDM4515 (ex-Falcon Charter Lines #75, ex-LAMTA) at the San Jose Greyhound depot

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This page updated on May 17, 2007

 

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