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Harrl Beatty Photograph Collection
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Transportation
General
Women in Buggy
Ox Team with Barrel Wagon
Purple Swan Bus
1937 Chevrolet & 1937 Plymouth
Trains & Depots
Photograph of Train
4 photographs of a train wreck
Illinois Southern Depot
Louisville & Nashville Depot
Missouri & Illinois Depot


 
 
Women in Buggy
Women in Buggy
West St. Louis Street
Nashville, Illinois
 


 
 
Ox Team with Barrel Wagon
Oxen Team with Barrel Wagon
1912
 


 
 
Purple Swan Bus
Purple Swan Safety Coach Lines, Inc.
1927 Fageol Bus

 
 

 
Fageol Bus
      The company was founded in 1916 to manufacture motor trucks, farm tractors and automobiles in Oakland, California.
      In 1921, Fageol became the first company to build a bus from the ground up. This new style bus was initially called "Safety Bus"
 
see also : Fageol & Twin Coach Buses 1922-1956 by William A. Luke ©2002
Purple Swan Safety Coach Lines, Inc. later became part of Western Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Excerpt from : Electric Railway Journal; Volume 69, January to June, 1927
                     McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc., Tenth Avenue at Thirty-sixth Street, New York City
 
      The Purple Swan Safety Coach Lines, Inc., operating in and around East St. Louis, Ill., has just been placed in temporary receivership. Circuit Judge Calhoun appointed William H. Schaumberg, an attorney, to the post. A hearing on a permanent receivership will be held on Jan. 6. Allegations were made that the company had outstanding debts of more than $250,000. The company has expanded rapidly since last June and now is carrying an average of 2,000 passengers a day. Its main lines emanate from St. Louis to Kansas City, Chicago and Indianapolis. The president is J. H. Darlington, Louisville, Ky. As indicated in the Electric Railway Journal, issue of Nov. 13, 1926, page 905, some of the Purple Swan lines were operated in competition with the Blue Goose line, owned and operated by the East St. Louis & Suburban Railway.
      Some of the Purple Swan lines were operated in competition with the Blue Goose line, run by the East St. Louis & Suburban Railway.
 


 
 
1937 Chevrolet
1937 Chevrolet
  1937 Plymouth
1937 Plymouth
 

Trains & Depots
 
Train
 
 
1910 L & N Depot
L & N Depot
Nashville, Illinois
1910
  1910 Illinois Southern Depot
Illinois Southern Depot
Nashville, Illinois
1910
 
Train Wreck
Train Wreck photo 1
  Train Wreck
Train Wreck photo 2
Train Wreck
Train Wreck photo 3
  Train Wreck
Train Wreck photo 4
 
L & N Depot photo 1
Louisville & Nashville Depot photo 1
Nashville, Illinois
  L & N Depot photo 2
Louisville & Nashville Depot photo 2
Nashville, Illinois
L & N Depot photo 3
Louisville & Nashville Depot photo 3
Nashville, Illinois
  Missouri & Illinois Depot
Missouri & Illinois Depot
Nashville, Illinois
 
Train
 

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