1931 National Park Bus
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).
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.
Last updated: July 21, 2016