Jan 27, 2022
Bus 142 was made famous by Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the Wild” and the 2007 film of the same name. The 1940s-era bus moved into the Conoco Phillips High-Bay facility of the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in October 2021. The Bus is being restored and prepared for permanent display at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The restoration team will be working with UAF engineering students on design and fabrication of the bus’s exhibit space which will be located outdoors, just north of the Museum of the North main building. The bus can be seen in the high-bay from the engineering building atrium weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm. It can also be viewed via a live webcam. Additional information about the bus and restoration project can be found online at on the Museum of the North Bus142 project page.
UAF photo by JR Ancheta.
Bus 142 is lowered at the Engineering, Learning and Innovation Facility's high bay structural lab for preservation Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.