Last fall the Kenworth W-1 Deck and a Half Bus was covered here on The Old Motor and just recently the interesting photo above was found of this Washington Motor Coach System unit. To bring you up to date as many as 25 of these pre-war buses were built by the Pacific Car and Foundry Co. Power was provided by a Hall-Scott Model 190 horizontal 779 c.i. gasoline engine that produced 240 h.p. The rear-mounted engine and the luggage compartment are located below the floor of the elevated rear passenger compartment.
You can view two more Kenworth W-1 Bus images here and learn all that has been uncovered about these unique vehicles as a result of our earlier coverage. We are looking for more detailed photos and information and want to learn more about the W-1 if you can help. The photo is courtesy of pauldorpat.