1931 MODEL 614 BUS

Additional Information

By the 1930s, the Model 15-45 buses were looking dated, especially for the well-to-do passengers. So, YPTCo ordered eight larger, 14 passenger buses from White Motor Company to be used primarily on the longer Cody to Canyon run.


These Model 614 buses were a totally new design from the previous open-sided buses. The enclosed body with four wider seats, a full-length sunroof, glass side windows, and built-in luggage space distinguish this bus from earlier buses. The vertical radiator shell, slanted single-pane windshield with sun visor, and the simulated leather on the rear quarter area separate this bus from the later Model 706 buses. On cooler or inclement weather days, passengers could roll up the door windows and stay warm and comfortable. When weather permitted, the canvas top could be rolled back, allowing passengers to stand and get an unobstructed view of the Park’s attractions. 


 

White Motor Company - Model 614, Custom Touring Coach by Bender Body


SPECIFICATIONS:


Chassis Specs:

​Engine: 75hp overhead valve 6-cylinder White 3A engines, Dual Ignition
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Steering: Manual, Cam & Lever

Brakes: Four-wheel Lockheed hydraulic brakes with vacuum assist


Body Specs:

There were four doors to seat 14 passengers in a glassed-in Bender body. The roof was open with a roll-back canvas top. The bi-level luggage area was enclosed in the rear with two cargo doors.

White Motor Company - Model 614, Custom Touring Coach by Bender Body

White Motor Company - Model 614, Custom Touring Coach by Bender Body