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CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« 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.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 09:30:26 PM »
Dewey's Diner was open 24 hours.

The Boss Linco drivers stopped there.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 09:34:17 PM »
THE DUMP


MASS 10 was a famous stopping place back in the day.
It advertised in Overdrive Magazine and called itself The Dump.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:40:19 PM »
A small diner truck stop on US 20 had the important sign.

EAT


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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #4 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.


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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 10:00:28 PM »
Let's not forget FORSELLS in Minnesota

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #6 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.


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
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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #7 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
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #8 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.


This Diamond Reo was stopped at the Husky in St Catharines   in 1978.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #9 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!


Gothenburg Neb.


Fremont Neb

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 05:16:05 PM »
1963....Albuquerque NM

Did any of these make a left turn to get there?

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 05:20:19 PM »
Somewhere.....on the road....between Ontario and Florida.


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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 07:14:51 PM »
A Classic Truck stop sign for the Silver Moon Diner somewhere in Noo Joisey.


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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #13 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.


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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 07:32:43 PM »
Back In the Day....mudhole parking lots were a feature of many truck stops.



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.
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