1934 Dodge school bus at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Image by the author.

If you were an elementary school student the 1930s, this Dodge school bus might have been your ride. It carried students in Salem and Roanoke County, Virginia. 

Check out the inside, with its child-sized benches and aisles. Who wouldn't want to face the middle, or lean back against another kid? 

School bus interior. Image by the author.

The bus is on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. The museum's fascinating collection also includes this vintage 1945 streetcar from DC Transit. It ran on line 20, from Union Station to Glen Echo. 

Image by the author.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.