If you enjoy this web site, please show your support.

If you enjoy this web site, please show your support.

Truck Driving Jobs

Author Topic: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel  (Read 3452 times)

ChrisBigDoer

  • Regular Membership
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 71
    • Chris and Connie - off the beaten path
An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:06:39 PM »
Seen in Fort MacLeod Alberta, in the 1980s and 1990s, the American Hotel were this truck is sitting was a hot bed of trouble and would be on the news nearly every weekend. You would not want to be standing where I was, on a Saturday night. The hotel is closed now and empty.

Can anyone here date this truck? I could not find a vin tag on it and am just curious. Love the old Ford too.





To see more pictures of the truck or to read about the hotel, go here...
http://www.bigdoer.com/6027/exploring-history/the-notorious-american-hotel/

Chris “BIGDoer”
We invite your comments either here or on our website.

Chris and Connie: Off the beaten path.
Hiking - Adventure - History - Exploration
http://www.bigdoer.com/

Hank's Truck Forum

An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:06:39 PM »

Truck Driving Jobs


norseman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 37817
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 04:55:26 PM »
A very interesting piece of history here! If I ever get up to the Fort Macleod area, it'd sure be interesting to go look at that old hotel. If that ol' IH is still there, then that wouldn't hurt one bit, hehe! ;)

Jan.
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." - Mark Twain

TWP

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1325
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 06:31:37 PM »
I've been in the American, nice room.
Boots stick to the carpet, check.
dirty glass, check.
terry-towel table cloths(red), check.
sit with back to the wall, check.
stay sober, absolutely!!!!! ;)
Truckin`Addiction.
Argueing with a trucker is like wrestleing with a pig in the mud.
After a while you realize the pig is enjoying it.

gshafer

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 81
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 06:50:39 PM »
Looks like a late '50's RDF-200 but can't be absolutely sure.

Mister TyZo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2201
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 06:55:57 AM »
I've been in the American, nice room.
Boots stick to the carpet, check.
dirty glass, check.
terry-towel table cloths(red), check.
sit with back to the wall, check.
stay sober, absolutely!!!!! ;)

 ;) ;)  Thanks...........
Be Safe / Be Careful  BTB

Rob Archer

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20730
  • Forum Administrator
    • Slickpic
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 04:33:07 PM »
I've never been there but been in places just like it.
 :) ;) ;) :o


I've been in the American, nice room.
Boots stick to the carpet, check.
dirty glass, check.
terry-towel table cloths(red), check.
sit with back to the wall, check.
stay sober, absolutely!!!!! ;)

The Fugitive

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2206
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 07:15:34 AM »
Stayed in places like this in 60s 70s they called them transport accommodation in the U.K. The days before sleeper cabs became legal it would have been nicer sleeping across the seats of that LOVELY old truck. BOB

Ruffin51

  • Regular Membership
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 458
    • CONTAINERIZATION
Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 11:46:14 AM »
Excellent photos of a fascinating truck and location. I queued a few of them for my personal tumblr page, CharlesFox.tumblr.com and credited your site. I hope this is OK!

Hank's Truck Forum

Re: An International R200 at the notorious American Hotel
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 11:46:14 AM »

Truck Driving Jobs


 

Truck Driving Jobs