Yosemite Transportation System

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Yosemite Transportation System provides bus shuttle service within California's Yosemite National Park.

History

  • From 1919-1926 the service was operated by the Yosemite National Park Company.
  • From 1926-1993 the service was operated by the Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
  • Since 1993 the service has been operated by the Yosemite Concession Services Corporation.

All-Time Bus Roster

Yosemite National Park Company (YNPCo)

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Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-11 1916 White TEB
50-53 1920 White/YNPCo 15-45 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
54-58 1921 White/YNPCo 15-45 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
59-63 1922 White/YNPCo 15-45 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
64-69 1923 White/YNPCo 15-45 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
70-72 1925 White 15-45 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
100-109 1915 White GED
100 (2nd) 1923 White/Mendes 15-45 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
110-113 1916 White GED
200-202 1917 White TDB
203 Moreland Ex-Desmond Park Service Company 203.
203 (2nd) 1923 White/YNPCo 50 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
204-207 1914 White TBC
208 Moreland Ex-Desmond Park Service Company 208.
209-210 1922 White/YNPCo 50 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
211-212 1923 White/YNPCo 50 To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
300-301 1917 White TBD
302 1916 White TCD
303-304 1916 White TAD
305 1913 White GBBE
306 1913 White TAD
307 Packard
308 Pierce-Arrow X
309-310 1920 White 45
  • Removable benches
  • To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
311 1915 White TEB
  • Ex-?; bought in 1921.
  • To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.
312 1913 White GAF
  • Ex-?; bought in 1921.
  • To Yosemite Park & Curry Company.

Yosemite Park & Curry Company

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Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
White
1956 GMC Flatbed Truck gasoline 1 unit; for Mariposa Grove service.
1971 Minibus MBP-178 Propane 4 power/engine units
1971 Minibus MBT-228
  • 6 trailer units.
  • Known number - 417.
1982 TMC MC-9
31-49 Pierce-Arrow Ex-Madera-Yosemite Big Tree Auto Company; bought in 1926.
51-56 1949 Flxible Clipper
(29B649)
With skyview sightseeing windows and AC
56-57 (2nd) 1970 GMC Tractor Propane Used to pull the 1970 ACE flatbed trailers for the Valley Floor service.
57-60 1952 Flxible VisiCoach
(218F1-52-239IC-AC)
With skyview sightseeing windows and AC
61-62 1954 Flxible VisiCoach
(218FA1-54-33AC)
With AC
63-64 1955 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6-71 4-speed manual
65-66 1957 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6-71 4-speed manual
67-68 1961 GMC/Ward Coachette
69-70 1967 GMC SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual With skyview sightseeing windows and AC
71 1968 GMC S6M-4503A Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual With skyview sightseeing windows
72-74 1961 GMC PD-4106 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Line 97, ?, ?; bought in 1972.
75-76 1962 GMC PD-4106 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Line 102 & 106; bought in 1972.
77 1967 GMC PD-4107 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Oklahoma Transportation Company O461; bought in 1975.
78-79 1967 GMC PD-4107 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual Ex-Mid-Continent Coaches M144-M145; bought in 1975.
80 1976 GMC P8M-4108A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual
81 1979 GMC H8H-649 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
82-83 1980 MCI MC-9
84-85 1979 TMC MC-9 Ex-California Parlor Car Tours 67-68; bought in 1984.
86 1981 TMC MC-9 Ex-California Parlor Car Tours 83; bought in 1984.
86 (2nd), 87 MCI MC-5C Ex-GTSAL; bought in 1988.
90-91 1980 MCI MC-5C Ex-VIA Charter Lines.
92 1981 TMC MC-9 Detroit Diesel 6V92
93 1984 TMC MC-9 Ex-Express Tours 787.
94 1990 Ford
95 1985 TMC 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 Ex-Greyhound Lines 1338.
96 1987 TMC 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 Ex-Greyhound Lines 3066.
101-104 1927 ACF 602-1-B7
105 1932 White 614
127-135 1982 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-750CRD
  • They featured sky view sightseeing windows.
  • Their specially ordered 5-speed transmissions were set up for 2nd gear start.
  • Retired in 2001.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
150 1929 Studebaker 77 Leased and later returned
151-157 1929 Studebaker 77
158-164 1930 Studebaker 77
165-174 1935 Pierce-Arrow 8204 Delivered in 1936.
175-184 1937 Cadillac 37-75 1 unit was restored by Harrah's Auto Collection and was spotted in 1981.
185-194 1937 Cadillac 37-75 Delivered in 1939.
195-196 1957 Chevrolet 75
197-198 1963 GMC
199-200 1964 GMC
401-405 1969 GMC Tractor Propane Used to pull the 1969 ACE flatbed trailers for the Mariposa Grove service.
406-408 1970 GMC Tractor Propane Used to pull the 1970 ACE flatbed trailers for the Mariposa Grove service.
408 (2nd) 1989 Chevrolet pickup gasoline Used to pull a YTS rebuilt ex-Mariposa Grove 1970 ACE flatbed trailer for rafting service.
446 1983 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TA6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
  • Featured skyview sightseeing windows
  • Sported a Gillig Phantom logo on the front end, almost similar to a 1981 Gillig Phantom.[2]
716-718 1971 ACE Ford Propane Allison Double deck powered by propane.
7210-7214 1972 ACE Ford Propane Allison Double deck powered by propane.
4091 1980 GMC Tractor Propane
  • Originally numbered 409.
  • Used to pull the 1980 ACE flatbed trailer for the Valley Floor service.
5011 1981 Chevrolet 70 Tractor Propane
  • Originally numbered 501.
  • Used to pull the 1981 ACE flatbed trailer for the Valley Floor service.
5021 1985 Chevrolet 427 Tractor Propane
  • Originally numbered 502.
  • Used to pull the 1986 Wesco 43-4 flatbed trailer for the Valley Floor service.
5031 1985 Chevrolet 427 Tractor Propane
  • Originally numbered 503.
  • Replaced tractor #56.
  • Used to pull the 1970 ACE flatbed trailer for the Valley Floor service.
5041 1990 Chevrolet Tractor gasoline
  • Originally numbered 504.
  • Used to pull the 1989 Wesco 43-4 flatbed trailer for the Valley Floor service.
5051 1995 Chevrolet Tractor gasoline
  • Originally numbered 505.
  • Replaced tractor #57.
  • Used to pull the 1970 ACE flatbed trailer for the Valley Floor service.
9931-9991 (odd # only) 1981 International Tractor Propane
  • Originally numbered 141-147; later renumbered 993-999.
  • Used to pull the 1981 Wesco P-34SP flatbed trailers (#150-156) for the Mariposa Grove service.

Yosemite Concession Services Corporation

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Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
20511-20528 Yosemite Transportation System 20513-a.jpg 2005 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system They feature sky view sightseeing windows.
21101-21104 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
21701-21702 2017 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7
21801-21802 2018 Proterra Catalyst BE40
22001-22008 2020 NFI XDE40 Cummins B6.7

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
EB1 1995 SVMC 5131 Electric battery powered
EB2 1995 APS Systems Electric battery powered
EB3-EB4 1998 Blue Bird Q-Bus RE2903 Electric battery powered
48-49 (2nd) 1995 Van Hool T840 Ex-Grosvenor Bus Lines.
50 1995 Van Hool T840 Ex-Van Hool demo.
51 (2nd) 1996 Van Hool T840
52 (2nd) 1997 Van Hool T900
97 1996 Van Hool T840
98 2000 Van Hool T2140L
136-147 1988 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TBL10)
Cummins C8.3 ZF 4HP590
29801 1998 Van Hool T2140 Cummins M11 Ex-Stout's Transportation 984.
29901-29902 1999 Blue Bird Q-Bus RE2903 Electric battery powered
29903-29904 1999 Van Hool T2140 Ex-?

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Motor Coach Age Vol. 60 No. 1 (January-March 2009)
  2. www.facebook.com