The Yellowstone Park Transportation Company's roots date back to it's association with the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1883 a stage line was created which ran from the Northern Pacific terminal in Cinnabar,
6-Horse "Tally Ho" Yellowstone Observation Coach, Yellowstone Park Transportation Company "1004". Museum Catalog Number YELL 90054. This stagecoach features four interior forward-facing seats and one exterior rear seat. This vehicle would have also featured seats on the roof, but none survive on this or any other Tally-Ho coach in the collection. The passenger compartment is secured to the undercarriage by original style leather thorough braces. "
This vehicle is composed of both historic and contemporary materials, the modern elements probably date from the late 1950s to the early 1970s (the vehicle's last period of use), and include fiberglass and plywood used in repairs, black vinyl-covered seat cushions, and non-historic paint. This coach was involved in a serious accident at Roosevelt Lodge in 1974, when it tipped over while making a turn. Following the accident, it and other "original" stagecoaches were replaced with modern reproductions for safety reasons.
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Last updated: July 6, 2016