It won’t take too long poking around this site to see that this is a work in progress—which is our way of saying that we know it needs a lot of help! That’s where you come in—or at least that’s what we are hoping. Please consider lending a hand, whether it be submitting a testimonial for a worthy transit driver, or helping in the transit badge collecting department. Together we can make this page happen!
So, who in the dickens are we? Well, that’s an easy one, since there are only two of us: a very talented lady named Alissa, and moi, Darrell, a slightly off centered public transit advocate who also collects a lot of strange things, like transit badges, antique telephones and old crucifixes.
That’s about it, except for a standing invitation to send us your critiques, suggestions, additions/corrections and photos for which we will be much obliged! (If you send us photos or images, please be sure you have the right to use them, i.e., you hold the copyright, or have permission from the owner or owners.) Oh, and if you have any questions, or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to send us an email!
SOURCES / REFERENCES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
In researching the information for this website, the foremost source is the Internet. This page would not be possible without the vast amount of information contained on the world-wide Net! Next are the various editions of the Mass Transportation’s Directory; I own and use these editions as source material: 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946-47, 1952, 1954, 1956-57, 1958 & 1960. Next is Hitchcock’s Passenger Transportation Directory, 1959-1960 edition. I also own and use Russell’s Railway and Motor Bus Guide Sept. 1927 as well as these editions of Russell’s Official National Motor Coach Guide: 1933, 1935, 1939, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959 and most editions from the 1960s. I also have access to dozens of volumes of the above titles. I own and use the 1924 edition of McGraw Electric Railway Directory. In addition to these sources, over the years I have collected hundreds of bus company route schedules/time tables dating from the 1910s through the 1990s. These provide a fair amount of valuable info. I also have about 100 transit history books sitting about here on my shelves, in addition to a large number of back issues of Motor Coach Age magazine. I also use The Atwood-Coffee Catalogue of United States and Canadian Transportation Tokens, Fourth Edition, 2 volumes. And last, but by no means least, I use info sent in by collectors/historians like you! In fact, I extend a standing invitation to submit a short transit company bio of your favorite transit agency for inclusion on this page—and I’ll be happy to give you credit for your effort!
(PLEASE NOTE: THE BADGES AND INFORMATION ON THIS SITE ARE FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. WE DO NOT BUY, SELL OR TRADE TRANSIT BADGES! The purpose of this page is to share information about collecting transit badges. All photos and artwork displayed on this site are from personal collections and are used by permission of the owners, or are in the public domain. If requested, we credit badge photos to the owner. We gratefully welcome additional information and/or corrections, questions, comments, new badge entries and especially badge photos. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.)
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