Peerless Stages

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Area served San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Established 1916
Defunct October 12, 1997

Peerless Stages, Inc was a coach operator in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz, CA. Mainline service was provided from Oakland to San Jose and Santa Cruz, and Reno, alongside local service in San Jose and Santa Cruz. Charter service was also provided by the company.

Legal Info

  • MC or MX Number: MC-66505
  • USDOT Number: 80354

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 2040 Castro St., Oakland, CA 94612-1317
  • Phone: 510-444-2900
  • Local San Jose routes used busses from a garage in San Jose

Lines

Mainline

  • Oakland - San Jose - Santa Cruz
  • Palo Alto - Fremont Greyhound (Peralta Blvd) via Dumbarton Bridge, pre 1984 [1]

Local

Routes 1 - 5 replaced former SP steam line in early 1942. Mayfair Bus Lines also ran the local San Jose lines (east San Jose, Alviso, and Agnews State Hospital) until 1961. Route 6 and 7 were formerly operated by Mayfair.[2] Local San Jose lines and busses were taken over by Santa Clara County Transit in 1973.[3] Routes 1-5 and 7, 8 ran M-F, route 6 M-Sa.

  • 1 - First & Santa Clara - Los Gatos via County Hospital, Bascom, First & Campbell, Hazel & Virginia, San Tomas, Vasona Junction
  • 2 - First & Santa Clara - Los Gatos via Union District, Bascom, San Jose Ave
  • 3 - First & Santa Clara - Los Gatos via Valley Fair, Winchester, First & Campbell, Hazel & Virginia, San Tomas, Vasona Junction
  • 4 - First & Santa Clara - Los Gatos via Valley Fair Shopping Center, Westgate Shopping Center, McFarland & Devon, downtown Saratoga
  • 5 - First & Santa Clara - Los Gatos via Valley Fair, Payne & Winchester, First & Campbell, Union, National & and Carlton
  • 6M - First & Santa Clara - Alum Rock Ave and White Road via Santa Clara & 13th, St. James St, Julian, McKee
  • 6T - Alum Rock Ave and White Road - First & Santa Clara (return trip of 6M) via White, Story, Santa Clara Street
  • 7 - San Jose Greyhound Depot - Agnews State Hospital. Discontinued prior to end of Peerless SJ service.
  • 8 - First & Santa Clara - Monte Vista Loyola Corners, St. Francis High, Holy Cross High (Mountain View) (former Mayfair route)

Fleet Roster

[4]

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial/VIN Notes
73 Peerless Stages 73-a.png 1969 GMC S8M-5305A 197 Ex-Sunshine Tours 73.
131 Peerless Stages 131-a.png 5/1961 GMC SDM-4501 079
132 Peerless Stages 132.png 5/1961 GMC SDM-4501 080
134 Peerless Stages 134-a.png 3/1963 GMC SDM-5302 100
135 4/1968 GMC S8M-5303A 028
136 Peerless Stages 136-a.png 5/1969 GMC S8M-5303A 143
137 4/1968 GMC S8M-5303A 001
138 7/1964 GMC TDH-5303 2021 Ex-Long Beach Transit 5118.
139 10/1960 GMC TDH-5301 1429
140 7/1961 GMC TDH-5301 2453
141 1961 GMC SDH-4501 042
142 1961 GMC SDH-4501 071
143 1961 GMC TDH-5301 1962 Ex-AC Transit 500.
144 1961 GMC TDH-5301 1999
145 1961 GMC TDH-5301 1968
200 1937 Yellow Coach 732 n/a
201 1937 Yellow Coach 732 n/a
202 1938 Yellow Coach 742 n/a
203 1938 Yellow Coach 742 n/a
204 1938 Yellow Coach 742 n/a
205 1938 Yellow Coach 742 n/a
206 1940 Yellow Coach PG-3701 058
207 1940 Yellow Coach PG-3701 059
208-213 1945 GMC PD-3702 See series page
214-225 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37 See series page
226 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37-1 2104
227 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37-1 2110
228 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37-1 2111
229 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37-1 2112
230 1948 Aerocoach P-46-37 n/a Ex-Pacific Greyhound Lines #?
231 1948 Aerocoach P-46-37 2195 Ex-Pacific Greyhound Lines #?
232 1948 Aerocoach P-46-37 2196 Ex-Pacific Greyhound Lines #?
233 1948 Aerocoach P-46-37 2197 Ex-Pacific Greyhound Lines #?
234 1948 GMC PDA-4101 046
235 1948 GMC PDA-4101 047
236 1948 GMC PDA-4101 048
237 1948 GMC PDA-4101 049
238 1950 GMC PDA-4101 333
239 1950 GMC PDA-4101 334
240 3/1952 GMC TDM-4509 322
241 3/1952 GMC TDM-4509 323
242 1953 GMC PD-4104 449 non-A/C
243 1953 GMC PD-4104 450 non-A/C
244 4/1955 GMC TDM-4512 124 To Royal Coach Tours 512 (2).
245 4/1955 GMC TDM-4512 125
246 Peerless Stages 246.png 4/1955 GMC TDM-4512 126
247 4/1957 GMC TDM-4512 241
248 4/1957 GMC TDM-4512 242
249 1957 GMC PD-4104 2309 non-A/C
250 1957 GMC PD-4104 2310 non-A/C
251 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-4101 169 Ex-Western Greyhound Lines 814.
252 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-4101 024 Ex-Western Greyhound Lines 758.
253 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-4101 170 Ex-Western Greyhound Lines 815.
254 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-4101 167 Ex-Western Greyhound Lines 812.
255 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-3701 117 Ex-Mt. Ranier Stages #?
256 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-3701 118 Ex-Mt. Ranier Stages #?
257 1959 GMC PD-4104 4219 non-A/C
258 1959 GMC PD-4104 4220 non-A/C
259 1942 Yellow Coach TD-4505 587
260 7/1945 GMC TD-4506 234
261 12/1960 GMC SDM-4501 053 Ex-Wichita Transportation Company 601.
262 8/1961 GMC PD-4106 432
263 8/1961 GMC PD-4106 433
264 1945 GMC TD-4506 130
265 6/1945 GMC TD-4506 023
266 6/1945 GMC TD-4506 032
267 6/1945 GMC TD-4506 028
268 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-4101 111 Ex-Pacific Greyhound Lines 784.
269 1940 Yellow Coach PDG-4101 006 Ex-Pacific Greyhound Lines 740.
270 5/1962 GMC PD-4106 1217
271 1942 Yellow Coach TD-4505 n/a Ex-?
272 1942 Yellow Coach TD-4505 n/a Ex-?
273 1966 GMC PD-4107 494
274 1966 GMC PD-4107 495
275 1967 GMC PD-4107 569
276 1967 GMC PD-4107 570
277 1969 GMC PD-4903 294
278 1969 GMC PD-4903 295
279 1945 GMC TD-4506 n/a Ex-Berkeley Charter #?
280 6/1942 Yellow Coach TD-4505 574
281 7/1945 GMC TD-4506 226
282 1950 GMC PDA-4101 315 Ex-Southshore Lines 2001.
283 1950 GMC PDA-4101 316 Ex-Eastshore Lines 352.
284 1947 GMC PD-4151 n/a Ex-Lake Drive Transit 2507.
285 7/1945 GMC TD-4506 223
286 1971 GMC PD-4905 317
287 1971 GMC PD-4905 318
288 1972 GMC P8M-4905A 169
289 1972 GMC P8M-4905A 170
290 7/1953 GMC TDM-5108 015
291 2/1955 GMC TDM-4515 095
292 2/1955 GMC TDM-4515 096
293 1957 GMC PD-4104 2716
294 1960 Eagle SE 58116 Ex-Marin Transportation #?.
295 1961 Eagle SE 01 58164 Ex-Marin Transportation #?.
296 1962 GMC PD-4106 1279
297 1961 GMC PD-4106 019
298 1961 Eagle SE 6138 Ex-Marin Transportation A07.
299 1962 Eagle SE 6266 Ex-Marin Transportation A08.
300 1962 Eagle SE 6243 Ex-Marin Transportation A09.
301 1974 GMC P8M-4905A 919
302 1974 GMC P8M-4905A 920
303 1974 GMC P8M-4905A 921
304 1951 GMC TDM-5103 012
305 1951 GMC TDM-5103 022
306 1975 GMC P8M-4905A 1199
307 1976 GMC P8M-4905A 1498
308 1976 GMC P8M-4905A 1499
309 1961 GMC PD-4106 111
310 1962 GMC PD-4106 897
311 1961 GMC PD-4106 110
312 1961 GMC PD-4106 083
313 1976 Prevost Prestige P102-2361-76 Ex-Nevada Tahoe Tours #?.
314 4/1960 GMC SDM-5301 150
315 4/1960 GMC SDM-5301 151
316 4/1960 GMC SDM-5301 153
317 4/1960 GMC SDM-5301 155
318 1951 GMC TDM-5103 001
319 1951 GMC TDM-5103 004
320 1951 GMC TDM-5103 013
321-326 1954 GMC TDM-4801 See series page Ex-Smiths Charter #?, 517, #?, 538, 516 & #?.
329 1964 GMC PD-4106 2214
330 1966 GMC PD-4107 355 Ex-Eastern Greyhound Lines 5067.
331 1966 GMC PD-4107 358 Ex-Eastern Greyhound Lines 5070.
332 1966 GMC PD-4107 362 Ex-Eastern Greyhound Lines 5074.
333 1966 GMC PD-4107 385 Ex-Eastern Greyhound Lines 5047.
334 1966 GMC PD-4107 476 Ex-Central Greyhound Lines of New York 1714.
335 1979 GMC H8H-649 084
336 1979 GMC H8H-649 104
337 1979 GMC H8H-649 114
338 1980 GMC H8H-649 170
339 1980 GMC H8H-649 171
340 1980 GMC H8H-649 172
341 1962 GMC PD-4106 1449
342 GMC SDM-5302 n/a Ex-?.
343 10/1968 GMC T6M-5305A 001
344 4/1962 GMC SDM-5301 580
345 1961 GMC PD-4106 337
346 1977 MCI MC-8 13172 Ex-Vaca Valley Bus Lines 7702.
347 1978 MCI MC-8 13148 Ex-Quality Coaches 90.
348 4/1968 GMC S8M-5303A 002
349 3/1961 GMC TDM-5301 023
350 1981 MCI MC-9 BP036086 Ex-Americoach 342.
351 1981 MCI MC-9 BP036085 Ex-Americoach 341.
352 1965 GMC TDM-5303 008
353 1965 GMC TDM-5303 015
354 1974 GMC P8M-4905A 535 Ex-American Pacific Stage Company 912.
355 1974 GMC P8M-4905A 537 Ex-American Pacific Stage Company 914.
356 11/1968 GMC T8H-5305 005
357 11/1968 GMC T8H-5305 006
358 11/1968 GMC T8H-5305 009
359 1974 MCI MC-8 n/a
  • Ex-Greyhound USA 2265.
  • Bought by a private owner in the Pittsburg-Antioch, CA area. It was listed on craigslist on 1/11/2017.[5]
360 MCI MC-9 n/a Ex-LTR #278.
361 1973 GMC P8M-4905A 473 Ex-Eastshore Lines 361.
362 1971 GMC PD-4905 242
363 1971 GMC PD-4905 243
364 5/1962 GMC TDH-4517 1522 Ex-Overlake Transit 40.
365 1970 GMC PD-4905 060
366 1970 GMC PD-4905 061
367 1976 AMG 10240B-8 10240B-000388
368 1976 AMG 10240B-8 10240B-000393
369 Peerless Stages 369-a.jpg 1976 AMG 10240B-8 10240B-000456

References

  1. Facebook Map
  2. Facebook
  3. NorCal Express - Spring 2011
  4. NorCal Express - July 2009 Issue 1
  5. sfbay.craigslist.org