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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« on: May 19, 2009, 02:35:20 AM »
I visited this museum on 4/26/2009.  Here's what was on display and what I found prowling about the Iowa 80 grounds.

1910 Avery Tractor-Gasoline Farm Wagon


1911 Walker Electric Model 432


1919 International Harvester F 1 Ton


1922 Packard EX


1922 White 15 3/4 Ton


1924 Brockway 2.5 Ton


1925 Kenworth KS 3 Ton


1927 Diamond T GX


1927 Graham BB 1 Ton Wrecker


1928 Fageol 130 "Flyer" 4


1930 Ford A Snowmobile


1932 Chevrolet Master Wrecker


1939 International D2 Pickup


1948 Diamond T 1 Ton Pickup


1949 Brockway 260-XW


1949 Kenworth Model CD-524


1962 White 9064 TV1


International Wrecker


Bandag KW Racing Truck


Scenes From A Mack Flatbed


1912 Mack Jr.


1934 GMC T23B


1957 Diamond T 921 FN


These pictures were taken of a storage lot on the East side of the Iowa 80 truck stop.  I think these are going to be restored as part of the museum collection.


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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« on: May 19, 2009, 02:35:20 AM »

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 09:31:46 PM »
Awesome Shots Hunt  :-o :-o I Like That Diamond T, The Brockway, and the White  :-D

BTW I would Love to see this Sad Looking Coke Truck Restored  :| Definently would Look Good in Yellow and Red  :-D



I'd also Like to have that Mack F Model COE  :-D

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 02:00:12 AM »
Looks like a place i'd definetly get lost in for a few hours. 8-) Nice photos Hunt.  :-)

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 03:08:19 PM »
A good series. 

I got the chance to to stop at the Iowa 80 and enjoy the museum on the trip back from VA last February.

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 11:35:51 AM »
Looks to be a good museum :-D, I hope they do restore all of those in the graveyard.  :cry:

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 02:37:14 PM »
In the photo of the storage lot on the east side of the Iowa 80,the red single-axle white cabover with integral sleeper used to be hooked to the old yellow truckers jamboree trailer of similar vintage back in the early 90's and parked out under the truckomat sign close to the westbound exit ramp for walcott.It had a v8 gas engine and an eight- speed roadranger.






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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 07:44:03 PM »
Be sure to visit again. About once a season, they change the trucks around. At least the ones in the center section of the museum. I visited on June 6, 2009. Instead of the 1949 KW, this 1967/8 Pete 358 was there. I peeked underneath and saw an 8V71 was shoe-horned in there.





Full frontal Peterbilt...


I visited again on 11/28/09. The Pete and the blue Diamond T and trailer were replaced with this Diamond T cattle car, an International Scale test truck, and this White wrecker...




Check out the boom on this thing.




It looks like a daycab, but it actually had a small sleeper protruding from the rear of the cab.





HuntFlatbed, Did you check out the theater? I enjoyed the old videos they played.
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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 01:36:28 AM »
That Pete is just way too cool, and the fact it has a Detroit is that much better. :-o  8-)

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 01:50:12 AM »
The Diamond T caught my attention. 8-) They always looked odd with that little sleeper but on the other hand were rugged looking too.

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 03:04:37 AM »
I did want to check out the theater but the projector was broken that day...   :-(

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 05:43:52 PM »
Bummer. They played the following from what I remember:

Wheels of Progress-P.I.E.
Man Alive-About a flatbed carrier from OKC in the 1950s with black truck and red frames called H J Jeffries truck line
A vid about Autocar's mfg Process from the 50s.
A vid about LASME
a vid about the run up Pike's Peak at the ATHS convention in Colo Springs.

There were other cool vids as well.
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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 02:51:24 PM »
1911 Walker Electric Model 432

At one time, UPS had a sizable fleet of Walker Electric package cars!

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 02:56:25 PM »
At one time, UPS had a sizable fleet of Walker Electric package cars!


Did you decal any of those John? :? :-D :evil: :-P

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 01:52:26 PM »
Here are some others I saw.

1931 KW


1931 GMC T-110


1917 Velie


1947 Studebaker M-16






You were given this little mirror to watch your trailer. Can you imagine using that small of a mirror?
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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 02:02:06 PM »
Here's a Studebaker wrecker.




A 4 Wheel Drive drilling truck of some sort.




The drilling device at the end of the truck.



There is a winch in the bed of the truck, also. I'm not sure what this truck was built to do but it is interesting.


I think that's all of the ones I have that weren't already posted.
Ray

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Re: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott IA
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