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Rob Archer

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #75 on: December 08, 2011, 04:17:26 PM »
North Bay Ontario is on the way to western Canada via Ontario Highway 11.

Two Kwik As Air rigs bracket a Reimer.

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« Reply #75 on: December 08, 2011, 04:17:26 PM »

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« Reply #76 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

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #77 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.

Coffee and a Deep Dish Apple Pie with ice cream  will keep us going for a while.  ;D

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« Reply #78 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
Deceased.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #79 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.

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.

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« Reply #80 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.

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.

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« Reply #81 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.


The "Mickey D's" isn't part of the 5Th Wheel...but the sign was visible from The 401.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #82 on: December 13, 2011, 05:39:57 PM »
North Bay Ontario is on the way to western Canada via Ontario Highway 11.

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.
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« Reply #83 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.
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Unless it was 100 yards in the bush!

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« Reply #84 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.

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.

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« Reply #85 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.

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.
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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #86 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.

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.
Right-wing Old School.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #87 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)

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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

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"If anything can happen, at any time, it will!"

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #88 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.

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.  ::)

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #89 on: December 20, 2011, 05:02:34 AM »
Staying in Saskatchewan....Grasswood at the ESSO in 1990.


43 cents per litre?
A looonnnggg time ago.
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