DALLAS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Greyhound kicked off its Centennial Tour to showcase the company's growth and transformation, allowing guests of all ages to get a glimpse of Greyhound's extraordinary history. The tour debuted in Boston on May 29 with its next stop in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 14.
"Greyhound has come a long way from one vehicle operating out of Hibbing, Minn., to its current standing as one of the world's most iconic brands," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines. "We're proud of our rich heritage, and the changes we've made to improve the travel experience are what we're highlighting during the Centennial Tour."
The tour is comprised of two mobile museum tours simultaneously moving across the United States, visiting nearly 40 cities over the next six months. The tour features two buses converted into mobile museums, featuring displays of memorabilia, such as signage, vintage driver uniforms and an entire wall of history where guests can see Greyhound's transformation over the years, as well as view videos via interactive touchscreen displays. The tours also feature restored classic coaches, such as the 1914 Hupmobile, 1931 Mack, 1937 Yellow Coach, 1947 Silversides, 1948 ACF Brill I-41, 1954 Scenicruiser, 1968 Scenicruiser and the 1984 Americruiser 2. And to showcase the company's recent improvements, several of Greyhound's new, modern coaches featuring amenities such as free Wi-Fi, leather seats, power outlets and extra legroom, round out the tour.
Guests can also play games, listen to music, and merchandise is also for sale in the retail section where they can take a part of Greyhound history home with them.
A full schedule and additional information about the tour can be found at www.greyhound.com/tour. In addition, an interactive journey through Greyhound's history, with updates about the company's new ventures, can be found at www.greyhoundhistory.com.
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