Track Bus No. 19

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Track Bus No. 19
Track Bus No. 19 is located in California
Track Bus No. 19
Location Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Coordinates 37°57′1″N 120°25′2″W / 37.95028°N 120.41722°W / 37.95028; -120.41722Coordinates: 37°57′1″N 120°25′2″W / 37.95028°N 120.41722°W / 37.95028; -120.41722
Built 1919 (1919)
Built by A. Meister & Sons
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 78000363[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

Track Bus No. 19 is a motorized rail car built on a White Motor Company standard truck chassis. It was built by A. Meister & Sons in 1919 for the Hetch Hetchy Railroad and used as an ambulance to transport sick, injured or dead workers, and to carry passengers.[2] An additional five similar track buses were ordered, none were exactly the same.

The car sat unused for 32 years before being restored and housed in Modesto then El Portal and in 1997 moved to the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Hetch Hetchy Railcar #19". Retrieved 25 September 2013.