These passengers, along with two Park Rangers, enjoy an outing in one of the 105 yellow, motorized tour “auto stages” or buses that first arrived in Yellowstone Park in 1917. The yellow buses made by White Motor Company have a 140-inch wheelbase and a four-cylinder, 45 hp engine. The Model TEB is distinguished from all later White buses by three oil-sight tubes on the dash, five bolts on the front wheel hubs, and an external oil reservoir on the side of the engine.
Clearly visible on the front view of this bus is the big brass radiator, the acetylene gas-powered head lamps, two removable kerosene side lamps by the sides of the split windshield, and four leather upholstered seats for up to 11 adults. The 35-inch front and 36-inch rear tires are mounted on 24-inch diameter, demountable rims. The fenders are steel while the bodies are aluminum panels nailed to a wood framework.
White Motor Company - Model TEB, Custom Touring Coach by Bender Body
Engine: 45 HP Four-Cylinder Engine
Transmission: 4 Speed Standard
Steering: Manual, Cam & Lever
Brakes: Mechanical, Rear Wheel Brakes Only
Custom Built 4 seat, 10 passenger open sided touring body with a retractable canvas top. The lighting consisted of front and rear kerosene running lights and acetylene gas headlights powered by a gas cylinder mounted on the running board. Each bus was equipped with a leather boot, mounted on a wood platform at the rear of the vehicle to stow luggage.