Driver and passengers posed with a four-horse Yellowstone Observation Wagon similar to the vehicle in the park's museum collection.
coach and others like it were custom built by the Abbot-Downing Company for the
YPT Co. specifically for touring Yellowstone
. After the stagecoach
era, it was probably used at Roosevelt Lodge for visitor entertainment and
parts were continuously repaired and replaced over time to keep the vehicle in
service. Non-original components include seat cushions and seat back
upholstery, and numerous segments of the body and hardwood fittings. Despite
these modifications, it still retains a fairly original appearance,
particularly in comparison to other coaches in the collection.