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Pioneer Alaska Bus Companies



Bus & Motorcoach History: Alaska, the Yukon, & Northern BC

    This is one of our pages that will be a work-in-progress forever, as new information about these and more bus companies is discovered.




Fairbanks Sunday Times, April 18, 1915

Sheldon Jitney Bus: operated by Bob Sheldon. See Sheldon Jitney Bus article




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, August 14, 1931

Richardson Highway Transportation Company

See more at the Richardson Highway Transportation Company article

See a photo of one of their buses.




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, September 10, 1940

Livengood Stage Co.: in 1938, operated by Bliss Harper. See Livengood Stage Co. article

in about 1938, bought from Bliss Harper by Ken O'Harra - see O'Harra Bus Lines




Chicago Tribune, February 19, 1946

O'Harra Bus Lines (1938-1948): owned by Kenneth F. "Ken" O'Harra. See O'Harra Bus Lines article




The Alaska Miner (Fairbanks), May 17, 1938

University Bus Line

Running to Whitehorse in 1949 - see the Daily Sitka Sentinel of April 11, 1949




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, August 23, 1940 (also see July 2, 1940 ad)

Pioneer Stage Line




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, August 1, 1940

Alaska Motor Stages

See more at the Alaska Motor Stages article.




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, August 23, 1940

Twin-R Stage




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, September 10, 1940

Northland Stages




Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, September 10, 1940

M. S. T. Company




Others:

- Alaska Overland Inc. - formed in 1953

- Alaska Hyway Tours - 1950s-1970s