• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • 1939
  • Description
  • Pacific Car and Foundry Company (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. In 1936, during the Great Depression, the Renton, Washington, firm diversified into buses and trucks. Seattle and many other cities began to replace their trolleys and streetcars with buses powered by electricity or gasoline in the late 1930s, and Pacific Car profited from this change. At this time, the company also b... more
    Pacific Car and Foundry Company (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. In 1936, during the Great Depression, the Renton, Washington, firm diversified into buses and trucks. Seattle and many other cities began to replace their trolleys and streetcars with buses powered by electricity or gasoline in the late 1930s, and Pacific Car profited from this change. At this time, the company also began to build buses for school districts and intercity transit.In this photo, taken in 1939, workmen in the Pacific Car and Foundry Company assemble metal bus bodies. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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