Park Company "39". Museum Catalog Number YELL 90065. The wooden body of this stagecoach features a passenger compartment with three forward facing seats. Leather thorough braces are attached below the compartment for shock absorption. The driver's box in front has a seat for the driver on the right side (beside the brake handle). A leather luggage boot is mounted to the exterior aft section of the stage. The body is painted yellow, and the undercarriage is yellow with black pin striping. "YELLOWSTONE PARK CO." is in black along the passenger compartment panels. A YP Co. circular logo decal (red, white and blue with a bear at the center) and "39" painted in black are on each side of the driver's box.
coach and others like it were custom built by the Abbot-Downing Company for the
YPT Co. specifically for touring YellowstoneNational Park. 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.
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