WW2 Bus Trailer: 1942

WW2 Bus Trailer: 1942

Description with the photo: "New oversize trailer for war workers. Here's an answer to the problem of transporting defense workers to outlying industrial plants: It's the new oversize bus trailer made almost entirely of non-critical materials which held its Washington premier April 13. Hauled by an ordinary one-and-a-half-ton truck tractor, it holds 141 persons, and was designed and built by the Office of Defense Transportation and War Production Board (WPB) officials with the cooperation of private companies. Weight of the trailer is 12,000 pounds as compared with 17,000 pounds for a standard type 40-passenger city bus. The complete unit is fifty-five feet long." Old World War Two photo taken in 1942 by photographer Albert Freeman. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.