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Title: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2011, 09:27:27 PM
GOOD FOOD
EAT HERE ...GET GAS....

Those were the signs outside a truck stop.

Here are some classic truck stops of the past from the pages of Hank's Truck Pictures.

For Jerry...the Joisey truck stops near the George Washington Bridge.
Taken at the southbound Shell station on US 1 in Fort Lee NJ, this Bagget Transportation binder is getting fuel.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/b/fg_baggett_transportation_1a.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
Dewey's Diner was open 24 hours.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/donq/boss_linco_mack_u_model.jpg)
The Boss Linco drivers stopped there.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2011, 09:34:17 PM
THE DUMP
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2010/04-14/shaffer_trucking_at_mass_10.jpg)

MASS 10 was a famous stopping place back in the day.
It advertised in Overdrive Magazine and called itself The Dump.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2011, 09:40:19 PM
A small diner truck stop on US 20 had the important sign.

EAT

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bontrager/60s/nibco_diat.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2011, 09:44:12 PM
During the early part of WW2 (Canada entered the war in September '39) the Shell Station and cafe in Boston Bar BC was a popular stopping spot.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/k_duddy/cog/boston_bar6.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
Let's not forget FORSELLS in Minnesota
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/july29/forsells01.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Jerry Austin on November 08, 2011, 10:05:12 PM
GOOD FOOD
EAT HERE ...GET GAS....

Those were the signs outside a truck stop.

Here are some classic truck stops of the past from the pages of Hank's Truck Pictures.

For Jerry...the Joisey truck stops near the George Washington Bridge.
Taken at the southbound Shell station on US 1 in Fort Lee NJ, this Bagget Transportation binder is getting fuel.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/b/fg_baggett_transportation_1a.jpg)

Hey, Rob:

I have lived within 5 minutes of this location for the past 37 years!  I know this area QUITE well, although it HAS changed considerably since the "good old days"!

The old FORT LEE DINER (no longer in business) did a roaring trucker business, as you might well imagine, with so many rigs heading to and from the GWB.

Yes, those WERE the "good ol' days" in "Joisey" for sure, my friend!

Jerry
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Dan Burkhart on November 09, 2011, 05:09:27 AM
 "Eat here and get gas"
And how about
 "If our coffee tastes like mud, it's because it was fresh ground this morning." ;D
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 06:37:46 AM
To Dan..."Snort, Snort, Chuckle, Chuckle...; I saw the Eat Here- Get Gas sign in the restaurant at the Joyceville truck stop back in the late 60's or early 70's when it was still the BUY-RITE.

HUSKY is a big chain in Canada and have been west of Manitoba since the 1960's and east of Manitoba since the 1970's.
This Reimer Ford W9000 stopped at the Husky in The Soo in 1977.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dmckenzie/reimer_ford_wt9000_sstmr.jpg)

This Diamond Reo was stopped at the Husky in St Catharines   in 1978.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/archer/ra_diamond_reo.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 06:56:24 AM
From the Art Laing collection we find truck stop pictures from the midwest USA from the time before trucks were the main freight transportation mode.

Grand Island Nebraska!
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/be_tr_stop_gr_island_ne.html (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/be_tr_stop_gr_island_ne.html)

Gothenburg Neb.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/ronnekamps_gothenburg_ne_59.html (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/ronnekamps_gothenburg_ne_59.html)

Fremont Neb
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/petersens_fremont_ne_56.html (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/petersens_fremont_ne_56.html) http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/petersens_fremont_ne_58.html (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/art_laing/cd_2/petersens_fremont_ne_58.html)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 05:16:05 PM
1963....Albuquerque NM

Did any of these make a left turn to get there?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tom_langford/2006/jan13/old-trucks-001.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 05:20:19 PM
Somewhere.....on the road....between Ontario and Florida.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_loewen/2007/01-26/img001.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 07:14:51 PM
A Classic Truck stop sign for the Silver Moon Diner somewhere in Noo Joisey.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/h/fg_hennis_freight_lines_1a.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 07:22:01 PM
Returning to my"home and native land" we find a Reimer Express Mack stopped at a Shell truckstop in Saskatchewan.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/reimer03.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 07:32:43 PM
Back In the Day....mudhole parking lots were a feature of many truck stops.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/brian_alleyne/2007/04-18/file0084.jpg)

3 Arnold Bros rigs (Izzat you there Wee Willy?) and a Commercial Transport (Northern) Mack at the Blue Skies Truckstop on Highway 17 in Northern Ontario.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2011, 07:44:12 PM
Classic Kingsway tractor; this International was getting fuel at a PetroCan truckstop in northern Ontario.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/chris_mcbean/2008/11-03/scan0014.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: BIG JOHN on November 12, 2011, 07:46:27 AM
Another great thread, Keep it going!!
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 07:50:16 AM
OK, I'll look for a few more.
Thanks.
 ;D

Another great thread, Keep it going!!
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 08:03:55 AM
I have a funny story to tell about this place.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/archer/ra_cf_frtlnr_slider.jpg)

This CF rig was a set of "Mickey Mouse Doubles" as Mike Parkhurst in OVERDRIVE magazine called them. The picture was taken in the parking lot of the NEW BUFFALO DINER along US 15 in Pennsylvania. I had stopped in there about a decade earlier while on a family vacation to Virginia Beach over the Easter holidays. I was pretty young at the time - maybe 12. My dad and I went to the Men's room before leaving and on the wall beside the sink was a coin-op condom machine. I clearly recall it had a label that said FIGHT DISEASE. So, I asked my Dad what kind of disease could be prevented from a coin op machine in a men's room.
The conversation was a little stilted in the car for the next few miles.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: charlie on November 12, 2011, 08:12:34 AM
Rob

Just googled the New Buffalo Diner. I assume it was Duncannon where you stopped.....is this the place? Has a photo from 1964. ;D

                      http://www.mytravelguide.com/restaurants/objphotodisplay-33165305-33165305-3522801-United_States_Pennsylvania_Duncannon_New_Buffalo_Restaurant_photos.html

                             


                                       
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 08:15:32 AM
Diesel fuel was 1.15 per gallon at the Wilde Horse Truckstop in California, which the consensus of the US Forum members would date it about 1980 1990.
The two ABF's flanking the Freightliner give the scene a classic lineup look.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2004/apr06/abf_wildhorse_truckstop_sml.jpg) (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2004/apr06/abf_wildhorse_truckstop.html)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 08:17:46 AM
That sure looks like it Charlie. 1964 or 65 would have been the year too.

Rob

Just googled the New Buffalo Diner. I assume it was Duncannon where you stopped.....is this the place? Has a photo from 1964. ;D

                      http://www.mytravelguide.com/restaurants/objphotodisplay-33165305-33165305-3522801-United_States_Pennsylvania_Duncannon_New_Buffalo_Restaurant_photos.html

                             


                                     
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wbache on November 12, 2011, 08:28:17 AM
the Shot of the T/S in Grand Island NE sure reminds me of Bosselman's where we used to stop when I drove for Bekins--there have been posts in other threads that indicate it was still there even after the one on I 80 opened.  Nice cafe and clean(community )shower as I recall.

NJ fuel was always cheap so always made the stop to fill before crossing GWB. ;D
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Boll Weevil on November 12, 2011, 06:23:13 PM
Diesel fuel was 1.15 per gallon at the Wilde Horse Truckstop in California, which would date it about 1980.
The two ABF's flanking the Freightliner give the scene a classic lineup look.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2004/apr06/abf_wildhorse_truckstop.jpg)

It would have to be later than that. That's an FLD in the middle and the white car on the left appears to be an early-mid 90's Cadillac.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: charlie on November 12, 2011, 06:35:19 PM
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2004/apr06/abf_wildhorse_truckstop.jpg)

Looks like the place burned down........but the sign survived. Found this on Flickr.

                                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/79761301@N00/2061381900/
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on November 12, 2011, 07:40:48 PM
Since today is Rob's birthday, this one is for him ---- Remember this place Rob????

  (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5275305025_98ecd8349e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Ex Road Pounder on November 12, 2011, 07:45:15 PM
New Buffalo Dinner is still there.
 Been several years since I stopped there.
 I usually stop at Angie's which is just up the road a ways on the other side.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 08:42:53 PM
I think I'm the guy in the middle and your on my right. Must be Charlie on the other side.  :P
What did I say in another thread about three old geezers?  :D


Since today is Rob's birthday, this one is for him ---- Remember this place Rob????

  (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5275305025_98ecd8349e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 08:53:01 PM
One of the great crossroads of America is in southern Illinois where busy east-west and north-south highways meet.
The BOBBER TRUCKSTOP in Effingham was a favourite of LTL drivers.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/transcon/yellow_abf_transcon_effingham.jpg)

In this Dave Faust picture we see Roadway and Yellow who merged, ABF who has survived and Fallen Flag Transcon.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 09:38:48 PM
The Motel California (that's not a parody of an Eagles hit do ya think?) near Sarnia was selling full serve regular for 43.9 (per litre) in June 1985. I bought Shell gas tonight and paid 121.8 and pumped it myself.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/barry_sowerby/2010/411-427/file015.jpg)

Maybe the driver for Lockwood stopped for a feed of chicken wings.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 09:48:03 PM
One of Zavitz Bros Mack B61's is pictured at a restaurant in the northern Ontario town of Manitouwadge. This one must've been on the Thunder Bay fish haul.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/jonathan_zavitz/2005/feb16/105rep.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 09:57:50 PM
The pump jockey is washing the windows on this GMC "crackerbox" standing on a ladder built for the purpose.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/scott_fruit04.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 10:04:24 PM
Here is a very cool picture of a place called Blanche's in Manitoba.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/july07/blanches.jpg)

Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 12, 2011, 10:11:00 PM
A GMC gas pot is parked next to a Kenworth and a Hayes COE at a truckstop in Manitoba. B/A was the British-American Oil Company which was taken over by the Gulf Oil company and operated as GULF Canada.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/july07/east_west02.jpg)

Gulf Canada was taken over by Petrocan.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 13, 2011, 08:59:59 AM
I enjoy Fred Gruin's collection for the views of the classic trucks in the classic styled truckstops.
While not an actual truckstop, there must've been a good place to stand and get this picture of the trucks and cars at a service center on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/c/fg_chicago_express_2.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 13, 2011, 09:06:42 AM
Parking lots were often just a wide spot on the shoulder of the road near a diner.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/d/fg_denver_chicago_3b.jpg)
The highway authorities would often erect "No Parking" signs on the shoulders of the road but those were usually ignored.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 13, 2011, 09:10:09 AM
No one could do this on a modern truck bumper!
Break the plastic or bend the aluminum...
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/e/jm_emery_transportation_4b.jpg)

The bumper on this Mack COE was made from steel. It was there for a purpose.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 13, 2011, 09:17:25 AM
I guess for those whose fuel choice was TEXACO (you can trust your car to the man that wears the Star) this was the truckstop of choice near the GWB in Joisey. (Izzat right Jerry?)
 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/j/fg_johnson_motor_lines_5.jpg)

No wasted space at this place.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: twostickmutt on November 14, 2011, 01:35:28 AM
A small diner truck stop on US 20 had the important sign.

EAT

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bontrager/60s/nibco_diat.jpg)
was that little george's place in w. springfield,ma. on 20
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 14, 2011, 05:26:54 AM
I believe that was on US20 in Indiana or Ohio.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Gary Smith on November 14, 2011, 09:41:32 AM
Diesel fuel was 1.15 per gallon at the Wilde Horse Truckstop in California, which would date it about 1980.
The two ABF's flanking the Freightliner give the scene a classic lineup look.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2004/apr06/abf_wildhorse_truckstop_sml.jpg) (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2004/apr06/abf_wildhorse_truckstop.html)

It would have to be later than that. That's an FLD in the middle and the white car on the left appears to be an early-mid 90's Cadillac.

Looking at the slope of the nose on that FLD, it appears to be an FLD112, which was introduced in 1990.   ABF bought LS Fords in 87, 89, 90 and 91 (88 was the year they got the R600 Macks).
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wbache on November 14, 2011, 12:09:24 PM
The Wilde Horse T/S had to be active while I was still driving (retired in 1990) but I can't place where it was actually located  if it was in CA-- there is a WILD Horse truck stop off US 101(Wild Horse Rd exit) in the King City CA area and I used to stop there as there was a small motel.  The pic on U Tube pic shows a desert background and not much else. the ABF Fords certainly go with the late 80's early 90's time period and were to be seen everywhere that ABF ran.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Paul Kane on November 14, 2011, 03:09:53 PM
Looking at the slope of the nose on that FLD, it appears to be an FLD112, which was introduced in 1990.

From what I remember, the only FLD's KLLM ran were the short hood 112's with smaller flattop bunks, like the one in the picture.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/morton/2008/december/prints/freightliner/file0033.jpg (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/morton/2008/december/prints/freightliner/file0033.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 14, 2011, 07:17:33 PM
That's what I get for venturing outside my own country.
 :-[
When did the price of diesel shoot up to the price it is today?
(I don't know what happened to the reply I typed.)
I have seen very few if any KLLM trucks, ABF didn't come into Ontario until later and have no idea where King City California actually is. King City Ontario...that one I know.


I'll go look for more more Canadian pictures and eastern US pictures where I will be on a more stable footing.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 14, 2011, 07:41:37 PM
Another muddy parking lot was the feature of this Irving truck stop in eastern Canada.
Jumbo Motor Express ran between Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dmckenzie/jumbo_mtr_exp_mack_dbls.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: charlie on November 14, 2011, 07:45:51 PM
While not an actual truckstop, there must've been a good place to stand and get this picture of the trucks and cars at a service center on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/c/fg_chicago_express_2.jpg)

Sadly there's still a couple of these PATP service plazas that look exactly like this in 2011.  :( I always thought standing near the road would make a great place but have never done it on the PATP. Did it in Ohio & Indiana though with good results. :)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 14, 2011, 08:02:36 PM
Pembroke Ont is located west of Ottawa on the TransCanada Highway #17. I had a cousin who lived there for a while and visited a couple of times. The truckstop was a good place to see the Western Canadian fleets in the mid '70's.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2006/feb25/nicholsons_ad.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wbache on November 14, 2011, 08:06:02 PM
Quote
have no idea where King City California actually is

King City is at exit 282 on US 101 which is the distance north of LA--and about 50 miles south of Salinas--The WILD (no E) Horse Truck stop is still in business according to this link--There is not a lot of LTL traffic south of the jct with hwy 152 at Morgan Hill where a lot of trucks cut over to I 5 to head south.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wildhorse-cafe-king-city
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 14, 2011, 08:08:22 PM
Trans Canada Highway Express drivers stopped at a small place in northern Ontario.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/nov10/tche01.jpg)
They ran two tone Freightliners - salmon top and gray bottom.
(Note the car at the gas pumps in the back ground with the hood raised. That was "The Good Old Days" when someone other than the driver pumped the gas and they actually checked the oil level.)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wbache on November 14, 2011, 08:22:52 PM
Quote
That was "The Good Old Days" when someone other than the driver pumped the gas and they actually checked the oil level.)

that was also true of truck stops before the arrival of Petro-Pilot and Flying J--yes those were the Good Old Days
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 05:21:03 AM
Since I titled this thread CLASSIC - what could be more of a classic shot than a B61 Mack outside a restaurant while a young boy looks on.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_loewen/2007/01-19/img004.jpg)

Sleepers?
We don't need no stinkin sleepers at least back in those days.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 05:35:52 AM
If you go to Calgary at Stampede time you have to get a hat!
A couple of Diesel Gypsy's buddies at the Crossroads Husky in 1958.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/weatherstone/56_dt_calgary_husky_1958.jpg)

A classic Hayes COE at the pumps in the background.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Beres on November 15, 2011, 09:49:43 AM
I guess for those whose fuel choice was TEXACO (you can trust your car to the man that wears the Star) this was the truckstop of choice near the GWB in Joisey. (Izzat right Jerry?)
 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/j/fg_johnson_motor_lines_5.jpg)

No wasted space at this place.

 Just like in modern times though, he could not afford the fuel there either.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wbache on November 15, 2011, 10:52:09 AM
Since I titled this thread CLASSIC - what could be more of a classic shot than a B61 Mack outside a restaurant while a young boy looks on.

I seem to remember trucks having a sign "do not step on the fenders" for the fuel jockys altho that might have been the driver in the pic

Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: ThumperTheJackRabbit on November 15, 2011, 11:19:32 AM
A bunch of GREAT pictures!  Thanks for postin 'em!!  I remember my dads 'ol cabover WHITE FREIGHTLINER he drove AFTER he drove that old cabover GMC.. :)  Thanks for the pics!!


Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 12:15:35 PM
This picture of an Astro beneath the UNION 76 ball sign is nearly perfect for an Overdrive ad for the Branford CT location.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2007/11-17/unidentified_gmc_astro.jpg)

Photo by Russ McNeil.
 8)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 12:18:54 PM
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2008/07-18/black-mack.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wbache on November 15, 2011, 01:35:56 PM
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2008/07-18/black-mack.jpg)
Nice shot of an RL --looks like a gold bull dog sitting on the hood--with the twin stacks could have been a V-8 Maxidyne  ---The only place I recall was across the street and there was a motel on another corner but its' been too long to remember what it looked like.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: unicorn on November 15, 2011, 06:47:06 PM
Somewhere.....on the road....between Ontario and Florida.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_loewen/2007/01-26/img001.jpg)

any chance it could have been on us 15?
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Gary Smith on November 15, 2011, 08:01:44 PM
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2008/07-18/black-mack.jpg)
Nice shot of an RL --looks like a gold bull dog sitting on the hood--with the twin stacks could have been a V-8 Maxidyne  ---The only place I recall was across the street and there was a motel on another corner but its' been too long to remember what it looked like.

With the scoop on the hood, it most likely has an air-to-air intercooled 6, either a 285 Maxidyne or a 315 Thermodyne.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 08:19:29 PM
Heading west but going back 40 years here is a view of the truckstop at Boston Bar BC in 1971.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/k_duddy/2010/12-15/02/file003.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 08:40:27 PM
British Columbia stopping places

Another cafe in the BC mountains
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/k_duddy/2005/dec/boris/file027.jpg)

A KW in Coure D'Alene ID in 1954.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dick_giroux/bphme_kw10.jpg)

A 52 KW at Hunter Creek BC
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/k_duddy/freight/pacific_freightways/pacific_frtwys_kw1.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 15, 2011, 08:42:33 PM
Kingsgate BC
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/k_duddy/freight/van_alta/van_alta_kw_hayes.jpg)

 8) 8)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Paul Kane on November 15, 2011, 08:44:25 PM
That's always been one of my favorite pictures on the entire site.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 18, 2011, 10:38:05 AM
Another picture of a muddy lot. This undated picture shows a Hayes from P.I.X. beneath a  ICHFIELD sign. That is likely a Richfield banner and in the northern US. Many trucks running between Alberta and the Lower Mainland of BC cut through the US since the roads were better.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/moznik_collection/pix_hayes1.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Boll Weevil on November 19, 2011, 08:10:02 PM
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2008/07-18/black-mack.jpg)

Yes, it was across the street. It was a dangerous highway to cross and I remember a letter written to Overdrive by a woman whose husband had been hit by a car and eventually succumbed to his injuries. She was thanking the staffs of the restaurant and Mass 10 for the help and support she had received from them.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 24, 2011, 06:40:43 PM
From the Golden days of Trucking
A Kenworth K100 from DC Trucking rolls past a truckstop where a "Buttnose Binder", a COF 4000 and a B-61 Mack are parked.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/harry_patterson/hp_dc_kw02.jpg)

In THIS classic shot a KW from DC and a Dodge 1000 COE are at a fuel island.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/harry_patterson/dc_kw_829.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 24, 2011, 06:55:41 PM
More mud.......the trucks are dirty from muddy roads, the parking area is full of mud puddles and there is still a little snow on the ground when this picture of the Husky truckstop in Fort Nelson BC was taken in 1988.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/mike_boyd/2008/02-20/husky_truckstop_ft_nelson_bc_canada_88.jpg)

Check what the foreground looks like in another view from this truckstop.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/mike_boyd/2007/03-31/motorways_ford_ltl9000_dbls_ft_nelson_bc_canada_88_01.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on November 26, 2011, 07:16:25 AM
Back we go over fifty years - to Forsells truck stop in Minnesota.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/july29/peacock_van_storage.jpg)

Smoking near the gas pumps?
Not a good idea.
With diesel fuel now more expensive than gasoline; will gas powered trucks make a come back?
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: The Fixer on November 27, 2011, 07:46:51 PM
The Motel California (that's not a parody of an Eagles hit do ya think?) near Sarnia was selling full serve regular for 43.9 (per litre) in June 1985. I bought Shell gas tonight and paid 121.8 and pumped it myself.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/barry_sowerby/2010/411-427/file015.jpg)

Maybe the driver for Lockwood stopped for a feed of chicken wings.

That's actually on the former Hwy 2 and 53 in Ancaster. It's now called Wilson st. It's right across from where the Tims, wendy's and pioneer are located. I think it's still there.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 05, 2011, 12:16:59 PM
Now that you mention it; I think you're right.
There was the little ESSO stop to the west and Jocko's Restaurant in that area too.
Wasn't Lockwood a company from Brantford?


The Motel California (that's not a parody of an Eagles hit do ya think?) near Sarnia was selling full serve regular for 43.9 (per litre) in June 1985. I bought Shell gas tonight and paid 121.8 and pumped it myself.

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/barry_sowerby/2010/411-427/file015.jpg)

Maybe the driver for Lockwood stopped for a feed of chicken wings.

That's actually on the former Hwy 2 and 53 in Ancaster. It's now called Wilson st. It's right across from where the Tims, wendy's and pioneer are located. I think it's still there.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 05, 2011, 12:19:55 PM
While wandering the (nostalgia)  Alaska Highway we find this small truck stop near Dease lake in The Yukon.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/rod_parkinson/2009/01-16/file098.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 05, 2011, 02:46:12 PM
We made a left turn at Prince George and are heading to Prince Rupert. (that's on the Pacific Ocean ).
Let's stop for a cup at the Rainbow Lake Lodge
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2010/02-21/searcy6a.jpg)

Yep...don't forget to change into yer rubber boots...another muddy parking lot.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 06, 2011, 04:56:56 AM
This picture is for Oso and Gummi....The Windsor Ontario Husky!
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/barry_sowerby/2010/068-084/file020.jpg)

February 1986; looks like it was a miserable day too. I remember those McDonnell Douglas Ford CLT9000's. They would be hauling to the plant that stood at the corner of Airport and Derry Roads across from the International Centre in (Malton) Mississauga.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 08, 2011, 04:08:00 PM
Let's head back out to Calgary Alberta. Hey; Wee Willy....that's your favourite place!
Back in the 50's 0r early 60's the ESSO was called TRUCK TOWN

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bob_skauge/superior_transpt_52_kw02.jpg)

but the scenery was better at the GULF Truck Stop in the '70's!
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bob_skauge/alligator/gator_mack_b_line.jpg)

 ;D 8) ;D 8) :-X
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 08, 2011, 04:17:26 PM
North Bay Ontario is on the way to western Canada via Ontario Highway 11.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/oct03/kwk2b.jpg)
Two Kwik As Air rigs bracket a Reimer.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: charlie on December 08, 2011, 04:38:28 PM
You will probably gain 30 pounds by journeys end Mr. Archer but i am enjoying the trip. ;D
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 11, 2011, 06:15:30 AM
It's the 1980's now Charlie  ;)....and we are pulling into the Fifth Wheel Truck Stop in Milton just off The 401.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bruce_mellett/mail02/file0061.jpg)
Coffee and a Deep Dish Apple Pie with ice cream  will keep us going for a while.  ;D
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: The DAFman on December 11, 2011, 09:26:13 AM
Hello Rob,

Many thanks for all the fantastic "old truck-stop" pictures!!!!!

I found a whole lot of very nice "idea's" for my "models and diorama's"!!!!!

BTW, my 2 "step-son's" (10 years "young") would have "loved" those "muddy parking lots" with their "rubber boots" on!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)

I fell also almost "out of my chair" by "seeing" the last picture with that very nice International 4300!!!!!
I "have seen/know" that "color-pattern" (but only in "blue-colors") in an old "magazine" of another IH-4300, pulling an old "National Van-Lines" trailer!!!!! (build as 1/25-scale model)
I have now some "re-issued" ones and some to "rebuild/repaint" ones, so now I have an "perfect original" picture again!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) :) :) :)

All the best wishes and greetings to you from Emmerich am Rhein, Germany and looking forward to see "more"!!!!!

The DAFman, Leo
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 11, 2011, 12:35:36 PM
Thanks Leo; I'm glad you are enjoying this trip through the past.
The Fifth Wheel was the closest "big" truck stop to me; about 20 miles away.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/archer/2002/aug/kenworth_1977.jpg)
This is a picture I took there; it was a hot summers day and a line of thunder storms had just rolled through.  That's why the parking lot is still wet.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 11, 2011, 12:47:24 PM
Staying in the 1980's; a chap named SUDERMAN liked to take truck pictures. ( Hmmmm; that name is vaguely familiar..Suderman...Suderman....I KNOW  I've heard it before but I digress... :D :o ::)) in British Columbia.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bc_trucks/vanc/80s/alltrans_frtlnr01.jpg)
THis is an All Trans Freightliner. TNT ALLTRANS used these Freightliners to run as far east as Toronto and Montreal. The schedules weren't as tight as KWIK AS AIR though.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 12, 2011, 09:12:36 PM
Oops; (heh heh   :-[) let's return to Milton Ont to the 5th wheel for a few minutes.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/barry_sowerby/2010/068-084/file036.jpg)

The "Mickey D's" isn't part of the 5Th Wheel...but the sign was visible from The 401.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Dan Burkhart on December 13, 2011, 05:39:57 PM
North Bay Ontario is on the way to western Canada via Ontario Highway 11.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/oct03/kwk2b.jpg)
Two Kwik As Air rigs bracket a Reimer.
A rare shot there. It wasn't often you'd catch a Kwik as Air rig sitting still.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: michael on December 13, 2011, 06:10:01 PM
 A rare shot there. It wasn't often you'd catch a Kwik as Air rig sitting still.
[/quote]

Unless it was 100 yards in the bush!
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 13, 2011, 08:50:45 PM
Staying around the west end of Toronto the garishly painted building beside the Haymack is the Queensway Drive In restaurant.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/martin_phippard/2004/more_70s/file0035.jpg)
It only had a small parking lot but was open 24 hours a day. The Queensway with Midcon Truck Terminal at the western end of the street and the Ontario Food Terminal at the eastern end was one of the main "truck streets" of Toronto. Many carriers had terminals in the area.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Dan Burkhart on December 14, 2011, 06:53:59 AM
Staying around the west end of Toronto the garishly painted building beside the Haymack is the Queensway Drive In restaurant.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/martin_phippard/2004/more_70s/file0035.jpg)
It only had a small parking lot but was open 24 hours a day. The Queensway with Midcon Truck Terminal at the western end of the street and the Ontario Food Terminal at the eastern end was one of the main "truck streets" of Toronto. Many carriers had terminals in the area.
In all the years I've been on the road, eating in various establishments around the continent, I only once contracted a case of food poisoning. Guess where that was.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: doug mckenzie on December 17, 2011, 06:14:54 PM
Staying around the west end of Toronto the garishly painted building beside the Haymack is the Queensway Drive In restaurant.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/martin_phippard/2004/more_70s/file0035.jpg)
It only had a small parking lot but was open 24 hours a day. The Queensway with Midcon Truck Terminal at the western end of the street and the Ontario Food Terminal at the eastern end was one of the main "truck streets" of Toronto. Many carriers had terminals in the area.
In all the years I've been on the road, eating in various establishments around the continent, I only once contracted a case of food poisoning. Guess where that was.


My sympathies Dan.

But do you remember "Harry the waiter"?

And this guy came from one of the big brand-name posh hotels in downtown T.O.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Wee Willy on December 19, 2011, 08:40:57 AM
Took me a while to find it, here I am. :-[

I see a few familiar places, the mud is Oso familiar.
(get it) ;D

Good stuff Rob! 8)

Quote
A rare shot there. It wasn't often you'd catch a Kwik as Air rig sitting still.
I've seen them standing still, but not for very long!

I wonder if the Kwik drivers were running together with the Reimer driver?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 20, 2011, 04:37:17 AM
I wonder if the Kwik drivers were running together with the Reimer driver?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

They had better give Reimer a head start..... :o ::)
So, anyone who's read a Wee Willy Truckin Tale would see mentions of the Husky in Stoon.
Now I don't see a CLT 9000 Ford in this line up shot but Willy was likely parked out back having a snooze.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bob_thompson/july21/bob765.jpg)
Bob Thompson must've been on the Machinery Division and maybe the Freight Division guys didn't mingle.

Note to Willy...OK, I see what you were tellimng me about the LTL vs the CLT.  ::)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 20, 2011, 05:02:34 AM
Staying in Saskatchewan....Grasswood at the ESSO in 1990.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/bob_thompson/july09/bob643.jpg)

43 cents per litre?
A looonnnggg time ago.
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Mister TyZo on December 20, 2011, 09:19:49 AM
A rare shot there. It wasn't often you'd catch a Kwik as Air rig sitting still.

Unless it was 100 yards in the bush!
[/quote]

10 - 4 , Yep I can remember when Kwikasair was Running Strong in it's day...I'd be finished my Day and Deadheading down the Queensway to the Barn..I'd have the Throttle jammed on the Floor Board and this Big Grey haze would Pass me like I was Standing Still...And then too Riding in the Passenger Seat up somewhere on Hwy # 11 come across a Kwikasair jack knifed in the Bush.......
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: trucknut on December 20, 2011, 03:55:54 PM
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2008/07-18/black-mack.jpg)
Nice shot of an RL --looks like a gold bull dog sitting on the hood--with the twin stacks could have been a V-8 Maxidyne  ---The only place I recall was across the street and there was a motel on another corner but its' been too long to remember what it looked like.
i  live a  half a  hour from  the the  mass 10   was  ita a kfc/taco bell now. the  only  truck  stop near  me  is   on  rt20 in sturbridge
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Wee Willy on December 24, 2011, 08:12:58 AM
Quote
10 - 4 , Yep I can remember when Kwikasair was Running Strong in it's day...I'd be finished my Day and Deadheading down the Queensway to the Barn..I'd have the Throttle jammed on the Floor Board and this Big Grey haze would Pass me like I was Standing Still...And then too Riding in the Passenger Seat up somewhere on Hwy # 11 come across a Kwikasair jack knifed in the Bush.......
That's why they painted the trucks purple later on, so they were easier to find in the bush. ;)

Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on December 28, 2011, 12:43:52 PM
British Columbia stopping places


Here's another Husky somewhere in BC.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/gordon_henry/millar_brown_kw_flood_1963.jpg)
Twin stacks on that daycab KW could indicate a Screamin' Jimmy under the hood.

Doyle Draying..This picture might not have been taken in BC.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/gordon_henry/doyle_draying_dt.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 02, 2012, 03:32:23 PM
The date was June 19, 1987. Things were about to become very interesting for those that stopped at this truck stop ---

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6609983909_59f1a29e36_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 02, 2012, 03:34:50 PM
Yet another of the many trucks that would happen upon the stop on that strange June night -----

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6609984025_cb3b727bca_o.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 02, 2012, 03:36:34 PM
And more and more came ---

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6609983967_c1b3c005b6_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 02, 2012, 03:39:09 PM
Don't think that's radiator fluid on the grill of that old Autocar ::) ::) ::)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6609983869_6c8af554de_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 02, 2012, 03:41:47 PM
Happy Toys???? I think not!!!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6609983301_dc2876d5dd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 02, 2012, 03:43:44 PM
This ain't looking good ---

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6609984309_91f0d44789_b.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Rob Archer on January 02, 2012, 07:11:37 PM
They shoulda "flick that BIC" a lot sooner George.
 :o :o
 
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Jerry Austin on January 04, 2012, 10:53:20 PM
Hey, George:

What movie were these pics taken from?

"APACKOTRUX NOW", maybe? :o :o :o ::) ::)

"DEVILRIGS"? :o :o :o ::) ::) ::)

"SATAN'S HIGHWAY"? :o :o :o ::) ::)

"REVENGE OF THE DEVIL DIESEL"? :o :o :o ::) ::)

"LITTLE TRUCK SHOP OF HORRORS"? :o :o :o ::) ::)

Seriously, LOVE those classic "MOVIN' ON"-era rigs!!! ;) :) ;) :)

Jerry
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Beres on January 05, 2012, 08:03:37 AM
...Hey, George: What movie were these pics taken from?...

 I believe it is this one...http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091499/
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on January 08, 2012, 11:59:23 AM
Found this superb picture on FLIKR --- "Waiting out the storm"

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3290/2686122440_eb3670b2f9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: wt mike on August 26, 2012, 09:13:19 AM
maximum overdrive, awesome film
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: Old Tex on September 16, 2012, 03:14:40 PM
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/macneil/2008/07-18/black-mack.jpg)
This was directly across the road from Mass 10
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: IH__COLLECTOR on September 10, 2013, 05:04:23 AM
The date was June 19, 1987. Things were about to become very interesting for those that stopped at this truck stop ---

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6609983909_59f1a29e36_b.jpg)
What was about to happen?
Title: Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
Post by: eymurphey on November 07, 2013, 09:54:30 AM
The date was June 19, 1987. Things were about to become very interesting for those that stopped at this truck stop ---

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6609983909_59f1a29e36_b.jpg)
What was about to happen?


Everything was about to go in to "MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE" ---