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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #45 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.


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. :)

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2011, 07:45:51 PM »

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #46 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.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2011, 08:06:02 PM »
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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

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2011, 08:08:22 PM »
Trans Canada Highway Express drivers stopped at a small place in northern Ontario.

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.)
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« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2011, 08:22:52 PM »
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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

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #50 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.


Sleepers?
We don't need no stinkin sleepers at least back in those days.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #51 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.


A classic Hayes COE at the pumps in the background.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #52 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?)
 

No wasted space at this place.

 Just like in modern times though, he could not afford the fuel there either.
Bravery and stupidity get you into the same place for different reasons.-Beres

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #53 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


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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #54 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!!


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« Reply #55 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.


Photo by Russ McNeil.
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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2011, 12:18:54 PM »
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2011, 01:35:56 PM »
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?

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.

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2011, 06:47:06 PM »
Somewhere.....on the road....between Ontario and Florida.



any chance it could have been on us 15?

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Re: CLASSIC TRUCK STOPS of THE PAST
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2011, 08:01:44 PM »
Was this where drivers ate when stopped at the MASS 10 truck stop?

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.
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