• 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

1931 National Park Bus

(YELL 90072) 1931 Model 614 fourteen-passenger National Park Bus in the park's museum collection.
1931 Model 614 fourteen-passenger National Park Bus, Y.P. Co. 352 (formerly Y.P.T. Co. 352). Museum Catalog Number YELL 90072.

This vehicle has a 6-cylinder engine and dual rear wheels. The numbers "614" and "4" are painted on the engine compartment firewall, although at present it is unclear what the "4" signifies. The firewall also has a manufacturer's plate attached to the driver's side with the vehicle's serial number "175454". White manufactured only eight vehicles of this type, all for the Y.P.T. Co., and all eight still exist. The body has seven doors (one driver's, four curbside passenger, and two rear luggage doors).
 
(YELL 96222) Tourists at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone near Artist Point in YPT Co. bus # 352, the same 1931 National Park Bus in the museum collection. Note the canvas top rolled back to allow the visitors an unobstructed view.
It also features four brown leather-covered bench seats, an interior storage compartment, and rear baggage compartment. The running boards are covered with tan linoleum, and the tan canvas roof (a modern reproduction) is designed to be rolled back to allow visitors to stand when the bus is parked for better views of scenery and wildlife. This bus was sold at one point to a dealer in Billings , Montana , but was later bought back by the concessionaire, apparently for historical interest.

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(YELL 90072) 1931 Model 614 fourteen-passenger National Park Bus in the park's museum collection.

(YELL 96222) Tourists at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone near Artist Point in YPT Co. bus # 352, the same 1931 National Park Bus in the museum collection. Note the canvas top rolled back to allow the visitors an unobstructed view.

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.