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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1590 on: August 11, 2019, 01:08:03 PM »
A few weeks back, went to a show in Cache Creek, this set is taken from the town of, starting with a few retired tow trucks, 90's GMC Topkick and an 80's Ford F 650

same towing company has this 85-88 FL COE heavy wrecker

an unknown KW T800 loaded up with lumber on B-trains makes a pit stop at the Petro Can

leaving Cache Creek to Ashcroft, a KW T680 from Rite Line Transport makes its way out of the Tim Horton's

along with Tim's is an Esso fuel Island that has a Mack Anthem looks to be a off duty resident

close up of the Westcan Mack hauling dry bulk B-trains

then making a quick stop in Spences Bridge for a few relics, a 56 Chevy stake truck

and a 55-57 GMC milk truck

and this might be an Anglia panel van??? Not sure but it is cool


DOUBLE BONUS ROUND:
near the top of the Sea To Sky Gondola ride, this shot looks south towards Vancouver

from the top platform, I zoomed out onto one of the 6 passenger gondolas you ride in


incidentally, as of Friday the 9th, the ride is shut down along with the trails, a cable snapped and some of the cars ended up in the trees, suspected foul play!! Really, what is the world we live in coming to! Thankfully if let go through the night, no one was on them.

Jim.

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1590 on: August 11, 2019, 01:08:03 PM »

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1591 on: August 11, 2019, 01:35:58 PM »
I read about the cable car sabotage earlier today & thought you'd been on it recently. The person(s) who did this should be locked up & the key thrown away. >:( Read the story below:

                                                           https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/squamish-gondola-falls-1.5242787

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1592 on: August 11, 2019, 03:06:11 PM »
Thanks Charlie, I agree, rid the world of those kind of people, just an absolute waste of skin!!

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1593 on: August 11, 2019, 08:10:44 PM »
Love the old Ford wrecker, and love love the Frightshaker cabover wrecker, rare to see a coe wrecker. 8)
The Westcan Mack is cool too.

That's terrible about the cable cars, takes a real nasty low down person (or persons) to do something like that. >:(
I know what I'd like to do to that kind of human garbage, but hopefully they'll be found and have the book thrown at them.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1594 on: August 28, 2019, 12:00:35 AM »
Time for an update, some trucks caught around the town, most taken as POTD but some other just because they are cool!
This KW T800 vacuum truck would have me guessing it is on with GFL but it says ACE on the door

 stuck in a construction mess, I eased the pain by catching a few coming at me, this 389 was worthy of a shot

I think this Western Star 4900 twin steer tri-drive with pony setup is the same one couple weeks back

then a Freightliner Columbia AG hauler went by

see this cool 70's White Western Star dump sitting on a farm every time I go by, now right in the construction zone, finally I could quickly zoom in on it as traffic started to go I had to be quick

point and shoot on a side street rural Langley, this Cascadia MK ll from T Pine Truck Rentals, Ontario base plate with an AVL unit that I thought was from Montreal, however, the US symbol appears on the logo, who knows

an 80's vintage 1st gen GMC Topkick in an industrial lot in Langley, might be an ex Coke truck

a sharp KW W900L B-train tanker is delivering fuel to an off brand gas station in Aldergrove


that brings us up to date for now

Jim.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1595 on: August 29, 2019, 08:50:37 AM »
The ACE T800 is cool, and that old White Western Star dump is cool, too.
The Topkick is a nice find, don't see too many of those around.
Of course, the W9 with the B-train takes the cake, really sharp truck. 8)
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« Reply #1596 on: September 10, 2019, 11:51:26 PM »
I go past this Postal outlet in Langley often, there is always a trailer in the dock, keep hoping to find a tractor making the switch and finally the other day, it happened! The tractors used to be red/white with the  blue swoosh but I see now they are all white

right across the street was this Freightliner COE, looks like it might be for the Movie Industry

then in Aldergrove comes this wide load with a W900L doing the work

followed by this Freightliner Columbia dry bulk B-train tanks, these guys -can't think of the name of them right now-  haul cement powder.

this past weekend was the Langley Cruise In, now in Aldergrove ::), just hasn't been the same or near as big since! It is a car show primarily but a few trucks usually turn up, this fine 62 or 63 GMC flat deck was one

another look......a quick point and shoot, crowds were plentiful!

Quiring Towing (of Aldergrove) had the big KW T800H tri-drive wrecker on display. They often appear in the Highway Thru Hell TV series

In-N- Out Burgers of Baldwin Park California makes a once a year entry to the Canadian West Coast selling the famed burgers to all us Canucks - the show was over much earlier then it used to be, 3:30 in the afternoon and the truck was all closed up, by 4:00 the show was clearing out ::)

first time I have caught a 579 for them, they used to use 378's or 379's

sharp trailer

this heavy haul Peterbilt 379 day cab was in the heart of show

and then to end this batch, this IH 4700 lopro was on one of the side streets probably taking in the show as a spectator. Looks to be an RV, nice!


BONUS ROUND

This cool 1961 Chevy Apache/20 looks fairly original, missing a door molding but that box side molding is unique and HARD to find


Jim.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1597 on: September 11, 2019, 10:29:11 PM »
The Freightshaker cabover is neat, all those movie rigs in your area are always really interesting.
The heavy hauling W9 sure is cool, very tough looking rig. 8)
Cool seeing the Quiring KW, always like seeing him on Highway Thru Hell, those folks have some serious skills doing those mountain recoveries.
That In-N-Out rig is really interesting, that's pretty cool they bring some exotic ::) flavors up there.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1598 on: September 22, 2019, 05:30:53 PM »
Finally were able to get our summer vacation.......summer is not really over yet but the weather seemed fall like. This trip we did a Salmon Arm stay which we ventured out from there each day checking out the region. We have been through this area which is on the TCH HWY #1 many times passing through but never spent time staying here till now.

 Starting off this set is a pit stop in Hope, this rest area has/had a perfect view of the freeway while we picnic our lunch, trees are overgrowing the view and I'm sure I wouldn't be too popular if I took a saw and cut them down ::)

taking HWY #5, aka the Coquihalla HWY, co-pilot Judi Lynn, aka wifey is taking pics as we travel, shooting this Skelton Transport of Sharon Ontario, not often I get to nab one of these

seems as though the"big trucks" have been traded in favor of Cascadia, still a sharp looking carrier.........where "orange is the new green"

lots of climbing but this highway rides on high elevations mostly causing quick weather changes AND temperatures

at the Britton Creek rest area, I was able to capture this KW in the truck parking lot, from one rest area to the next, this was a 10 C degree difference, brrrr

we keep climbing, a Peterbilt SB descends

we go down NB some while a Peterbilt goes up around the many curves

a Peterbilt wood chip hauler exercises patience making thees long climbs, likely dropping speeds down to 35-40 mph for long stretches

Seems Peterbilt rules along here but maybe it just is that we don't shoot all the makes of trucks going by? This one is hauling lumber up the grade on B-trains

as we come down into Merritt, we take a brake and catch what I suspected was Ocean Transport taking off out of what used to be the Flying J in Merritt last time we stopped in.......stay tuned.....later you will see :)

a Coronado Mk ll loaded up with hydro poles is resting in the former J parking lot, now there is a Burger King and a gas bar along with a new Best Western Hotel up front

as we leave Merritt Arnold Bros. pulling a 40' can on tridem chassis with a KW T700 makes its way down

close up of a NB Peterbilt pulling a flat deck going our way

riding up high, this set of grain trailers in the form of a B-train combo is the task of this Peterbilt

the 5700XE model of the Western Star seems to be doin well for them, we have seen may of them on our journey



Bonus Shot:

A new Chevy pickup pulls a 64-66 Chevy short box along to somewhere unknown


next round continuing to Kamloops....coming soon

Jim
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1599 on: September 22, 2019, 05:37:15 PM »
Always nice to catch a Skelton IMO. :) I like the last shot.....mountains always get my attention. :D

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1600 on: September 22, 2019, 06:07:06 PM »
Always nice to catch a Skelton IMO. :) I like the last shot.....mountains always get my attention. :D

Thanks Charlie.......I never get enough of them (mountains) either :)

Jim

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« Reply #1601 on: September 23, 2019, 01:10:02 PM »
Ah, wonderful mountain shots!
The chip Pete and the lumber Pete are both really cool shots, nice looking rigs. 8)
The Coronado is sharp, and the Pete grain hauler looks good, too.
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« Reply #1602 on: September 24, 2019, 01:02:56 AM »
Thanks Wreckerman!

And we continue.......through Kamloops, HWY #5 has ended at HWY #1

a Western Star plugs away coming in to Kamloops from the east side

after descending into Kamloops, it is relatively flat through the valley here as we come up to a KW T800 from Scamp Fuels

a KW W900L with a nice matching tridem leads a pack WB

the 4 lane ends.........just can't sneak around pig pen so we follow....

he's truckin along just fine as a WB Peterbilt goes on by

somewhere near Chase, an IH 9900i gets into the lens

Chase is the gateway to the Shushwap region, lots of lakes surrounded by smaller mountains, gorgeous countryside, very busy in the summer, much quieter after kids go back to school, perfect time to come and enjoy!

at the top of another climb, we meet Canadian Tire.....never knew they had their own tractors here, a new Volvo is the choice

Sorrento is another town along the way, Newtrux chose a Peterbilt 567 to haul the soft side lumber trailer

happily using our EB pigpen as bear bait, this Coronado Mk ll drags a tridem cattle trailer WB

we go down, a Peterbilt 389 with colour matched tarped load on a B-train climbs up WB

followed by an Orange Peterbilt 379 with possibly the same freight.....who knows ::)

the sun is going down soon as this Peterbilt emerges in the low sun

a WB KW W900L with a mixed load on B-train flat decks meets us......we still follow our faithful pig pen :)

one Peterbilt in the frame.......WB

getting very close to Salmon Arm now, this Cascadia just leaving town

a Peterbilt in hot pursuit

NewTrux with a Prostar for something different, featuring a set of curtain side B-train step deck set up

not the best shot -wifey did her best- as this Downton's KW caught our attention, point and shoot through my side of the glass, not bad :)

PigPen carried on his journey, we jumped off, got a bite to eat and caught this Peterbilt 567 loaded with lumber heading west out of town. We called it a day!


Next batch coming soon!

Jim.



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« Reply #1603 on: September 27, 2019, 12:49:59 PM »
Another fine series of mountain shots.
The Newtrux 567 looks good, the Coronado cattle pot also looks good.
That last shot of the blue 567 is a winner, sharp truck, nice trailers, nice looking load, and a background of mountains, what else could you ask for? 8)
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« Reply #1604 on: September 29, 2019, 01:52:25 AM »
Thanks Wreckerman......I have to agree, glad you are enjoying as we continue the series.....

this set is all from the next day in Salmon Arm, a Peterbilt 389 O/O for Trimac pulling a set of dry bulk B-train tankers through town as we go for a walk

unknown 90s Freightliner COE comes thru town

from downtown looking north, a Mack Granite feeds a Mack MR pumper in this scene

the distinctive sound of straight pipes and a jake had me on high alert, camera on and shoot this fine KW with the lead section of a B-train dry bulk tanker descending down into town on the east entrance

back at the hotel, from the front lot a Day & Ross Columbia and pup does P&D

A KW T700 T880 from Caron Transport waits out a red light while I zoom in a catch the activity

and this Mack Rawhide on with VersaCold waits out a red light on the other side of the intersection with a Peterbilt 379 car transporter in the hammer lane ready to pounce on the green signal......who will win?

this whole set from Ideal Lease includes an IH LT tractor with B-train grain baskets


time for another set .....soon :)

Jim.
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