Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Historic Yellow Buses

Today's photo features the White Model 706 tour bus that was designed specifically for sightseeing in national parks of the western USA. In 1936 Yellowstone acquired 27 of these vehicles and by 1940 98 operated in the park. These particular buses were used until the mid-1960's and then sold. According to some sources, the Skagway Streetcar Company of Alaska assembled a fleet of eight and used them until 2001 when they were again sold to Yellowstone. At that time these yellow buses were restored, retrofitted with new running gear and returned to service in 2002. Currently 33 units haul tourists to popular sites throughout the park.

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