Historic Vehicle Collection
The vehicle collection is probably the largest in any unit of the NPS. Currently housed in an historic structure (a former YPT Co. structure built in 1925 to replace the original transportation facilities destroyed by fire), it is hoped that a more suitable storage/exhibit facility will eventually be constructed, possibly as a wing of the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center.
(YELL 106386-1) Museum Technician Kirk Dietz performing preventative conservation treatment on one of the White Motor Company service trucks. On motorized vehicles, this process includes extensive cleaning, degreasing, lubricating and protecting the entire vehicle.
(Bldg 2009) This image depicts a portion of the historic vehicles currently in storage. Some of the vehicles have had their dust covers temporarily removed to illustrate the different models represented in the collection.
Did You Know?
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.