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Our history in photos: All sorts of buses, from minibuses to double-decker omnibuses


The West Palm Beach Trailways station, May 12, 1967 (Palm Beach Post-Times staff photo)


Lake Worth Greyhound Bus Depot, June 15, 1966. The depot was at 20 S. East Coast Ave. according to the 1967 city directory. (Palm Beach Times staff photo)


July 26, 1971: This orange and white jitney-bus took its first busload of official passengers from Lake Worth City Hall this morning for an initial ride before heading out on routes which cover Dixie and Federal highways at 15 minute intervals and the Lake Worth Casino every 30 minutes. From left are Commissioner Max Kleinlein, Mayor F. Kenneth Bradley and Karen Sutherland, Miss Palm Beach County. (Palm Beach Times staff photo)


Oct. 5, 1973: This is “Electrobus,” a batter-powered, short-haul, public transportation vehicle that is pollution-free and travels up to 50 miles before recharge. It will be on display Monday and Tuesday at the Palm Beach Mall and Wednesday at Boca Raton City Hall. The bus in under consideration for use in Palm Beach County. (Palm Beach Post file photo)


Jan. 17, 1975: A little bit of the British Isles arrived in the Palm Beaches when a 1956 Leyland Omnibus was delivered to the Worth Avenue National Bank. Robert Thomas, an employee of Omnibus Promotions, Ltd., drove the vehicle to Palm Beach from Norfolk, Va., after its sea voyage from England. The company has sold 50 of the buses in the U.S. during the past year. (Palm Beach Daily News staff photo)


A Jan. 30, 1975 Palm Beach Daily News story about the bus said “Nude sunbathing may be on its way out, now that passengers sitting in the upper deck of Worth Avenue National Bank’s omnibus are getting a rare glimpse over the walls of Palm Beach estates.”


“Riding the bus when it makes a U-turn in front of Palm Beach Towers is an experience. The turn requires two back-ups, two forwards, and the assistance of (bus hostess) Dorothy and a parking attendant.” (Palm Beach Post staff photo)


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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos July 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm.

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  1. Time tripper Jul 20th 2013

    The picture of the Trailways bus station is interesting & shows the streets signs; the location is Gardenia st & S Olive… so I went to google maps and found this very same building. I was able to see the view from the exact same vantage point that the photographer used in 1967.

  2. Absolutely great old photos – It is hard finding good ones like these on the web . Great post.


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