American Car and Foundry (ACF), a pioneer transportation manufacturer, came into existence in 1899 as a result of the merger of 13 railroad-manufacturing companies. After a complicated transaction in the mid-20s, ACF had control of the Brill Corporation, Hall-Scott Motor Company, and Fageol Motors Company. From the beginning, both intercity and transit buses were built by ACF. ACF began to capture large orders for intercity buses, especially when the National Trailways Bus System was formed. A total of 5,738 buses were built by ACF-Brill between 1945 and 1953. The most popular models were the C-36 city bus with 1,546 sold, and the IC-41 intercity model, with 1,375 units built. ACF and ACF-Brill buses had an important place in the history of bus transportation in the United States, and CCF-Brill had a prominent role in Canadian bus transportation history.
|By:||William A. Luke,|