1931 National Park Bus
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 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?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.