Transport: Bus Conditioning

Air conditioning, which began 30 years ago in a small way in business buildings, spread in a big way in theatres, then trains. Not until last week, however, was air conditioning brought to bus fleets. Santa Fe Trailways (controlled by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry.) announced that this month it would begin operating 50 completely air-conditioned busses between Chicago and points west to Los Angeles. The new busses, square-fronted and streamlined, have separate four-cylinder engines to operate the cooling and air conditioning mechanisms, maintain a constant temperature of 65°. Cost: $17,200 each.


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