|Title||Buses under construction at Pacific Car and Foundry factory, Renton, June 1938 |
|Caption||Pacific Car and Foundry (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry.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 gasoline or electricity 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.|
This June 1938 photo shows the interior of the Pacific Car and Foundry bus factory at Renton, Washington. The facility is filled with bus bodies under construction. The two-level vehicle on the right is probably a long-distance motor coach.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RENTON, Wash., Pacific Car and Foundry Co.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 30, 1938.
|Subjects||Buses--Washington (State)--Renton; Factories--Washington (State)--Renton; Pacific Car and Foundry Company (Renton, Wash.) |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6755.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |