• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

1927 White Motor Company Service Truck

(YELL 106383) 1927 Model 51 service truck with PTO winch in the park's museum collection.
1927 White Motor Company Model 51 2.5 ton truck with Power Take Off (PTO) winch, Y.P.T. Co. 937. Museum Catalog Number YELL 106383. This service truck has a 4-cylinder engine, dual rear wheels, and also features a winch with capstans that receives power from the transmission. The utility body has six toolboxes and an overhead rail, and the cab has a convertible canvas top. The entire vehicle is painted in typical Y.P.T. Company yellow enamel with black trim and striping. This truck was utilized as a wrecker servicing motorized vehicles (touring cars & buses, as well as privately owned vehicles) in Yellowstone National Park.
 
(YELL 27053-1) Accident scene in Gardner Canyon, 1952. The vehicle at left is Yellowstone Park Transportation Company Service Truck #937, and was used to help recover a car that had plunged into the river.
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(YELL 106383) 1927 Model 51 service truck with PTO winch in the park's museum collection.

(YELL 27053-1) Accident scene in Gardner Canyon, 1952. The vehicle at left is Yellowstone Park Transportation Company Service Truck #937, and was used to help recover a car that had plunged into the river.

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.