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Author Topic: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)  (Read 38424 times)

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
« Reply #330 on: November 07, 2019, 07:44:35 AM »
I didn't want to make a new thread for 3 shots, so I'll stash them here.

Went to the Nats victory parade in DC on Saturday, truck opportunities were far and few between but I did catch the Clydesdale trucks coming down the parade route. Unfortunately the police presence was so heavy it made clean shots nearly impossible.







3 trailers, 8 horses. I think the first 2 trailers haul the horses and the last one hauls the gear and the carriage. Here's a few shots of them from the parade:






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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
« Reply #330 on: November 07, 2019, 07:44:35 AM »

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #331 on: November 08, 2019, 12:11:24 AM »
Nice stuff there, always like a little pizazz around some bright coloured trucks, you did good to catch them how you did inspire all the clutter!! It has a "victory feel" to it ::)

Jim.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #332 on: November 08, 2019, 01:41:52 AM »
It has a "victory feel" to it ::)

Jim.

GO EXPOS!!!!

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #333 on: November 08, 2019, 08:50:33 AM »
Very good shots ! Petes and horses, what a nice mix.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #334 on: November 08, 2019, 06:43:50 PM »
Thanks guys! Jim, those cops getting in the way mostly ruined my day because I also wanted to do some non-truck shots (which, shameless self-plug, you can also view here). Rene, glad you liked the shots. I'm not a horse guy but the Clydesdales are neat. Rob, your loss is our gain. Also you live in Toronto, why don't you root for the Jays? Also in case you're interested, I hear Tampa is exploring a move to Montreal, which kinda makes sense to me because Tampa doesn't even support its' teams when they're doing well.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #335 on: November 08, 2019, 06:52:40 PM »
The Bud trucks are neat but i'm not a big fan of the beer. ;D Saw the Clydesdales many years ago at a rodeo in Denver....something to remember for sure. :)

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #336 on: November 08, 2019, 11:26:56 PM »
Rob is a Blue Jays fan Brian, he just said go Expos in reference to the Nats being former Montreal Expos........I have t think. If Montreal would get the team from Tampa, I wonder if they will rename them the Expos?

The horses are cool, the Bud beer, not so much, the Peterbilts, they look good!!

Jim

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #337 on: November 09, 2019, 05:36:08 AM »
Brian - I do root for the Jays (just ask Charlie) but Les Expos were the first major league team in Canada and got a lot of TV exposure until the Jays opened up. The Expos and Jays were the natural rivals when inter league play started. So, it was sad when Les Expos fell into the grasp first of Jeffery Loria and then the League and finally moved to Washington. (Your gain)
The Blue Jays now play their closing spring training games in Montreal to enthuiastic crowds.
Two springs ago, rookie sensation Vladimir Guerrero Jr hit a big home run in that game.
He was actually born in Montreal when his dad played there.

So, the Toronto Blue Jays have evolved into Canada's team (check the crowds when the Jays play in Seattle) but most of us who enjoy baseball have a warm spot for Canada's first team and were quietly cheering for the Nationals because of their roots.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/nationals-ceased-expos-long-ago-thin-ties-still-bring-joy/

**update** Good parade coverage Brian.
Charlie - Budweiser is brewed in Canada by Labatts. They were the lead advertisers on Expos games in the late 60's and early 70's.
The Montreal Expos started play in 1969. They were named after the 1967 Montreal Worlds Fair which was EXPO 67.
Here's an article from 10 years ago about how Loria, aided and abetted by MLB and Bud "lite" Selig destroyed the team and moved the shell to Washington.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/118868-how-jeffrey-loria-destroyed-the-montreal-exposnationals
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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #338 on: November 10, 2019, 01:18:29 PM »
I'm not sure if they would rename the Expos but I hope Montreal gets a team back. I grew up an O's fan (and still have a soft spot for them) because I was too young to understand why DC didn't have a team. It's a real shame what Loria did, he did the same thing to the Marlins too. I can't understand why he wants to own teams but have no desire to help them win titles. I wish our gain didn't have to come via such a shitty method but it is what it is.

Also I agree with you guys, not a Bud fan but the trucks are cool. And thanks for the history lesson on how the Expos were Canada's first team.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #339 on: December 03, 2019, 07:43:33 PM »
Back to the nitty-gritty, no more championship parades to attend or teams to celebrate.

Here's a small selection of shots taken recently, starting with this trio shot back-to-back-to-back this morning. Always nice when you pull out onto Route 1 and you're greeted by a trio of HX dump trucks for RLJ Thompson out of Concord, VA. Who wore it better, Rogers or East? I prefer the Rogers dump bodies.







I was pacing this T800 for San Rey Produce of Pharr, TX all the way up 81 in horrible Thanksgiving weekend traffic until I got off in Harrisonburg, so I was pleasantly surprised to find the clean shot available at the Love's in Tom's Brook, VA later up the road:


Rob, here's that shot of the Lackawanna heritage leader for NS that I shot in Christiansburg the weekend I chased the US Capitol Xmas tree hauler down there.


Previous POTD submission, old Autocar I shot for a local down in Woodbridge:


I actually thought about submitting this for POTM last month, but was dismayed to find out Fedex Ground is not LTL (Fedex Freight is). Shot this at the TA Lexington while I was there for the Southern Classic this year.


Crappy through-the-windshield shot of an ex-Dunbar Workstar for Brinks:


Another POTD submission, plow season will be upon us probably starting next month:


Secret OTJ shot for POTD, they actually sent this 114SD back to Mid-Atlantic Waste because it was missing some things we had paid for, like heated mirrors for instance.
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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
« Reply #340 on: December 03, 2019, 11:59:58 PM »
I'm thinking the Rogers too, they have a more typical dump truck box look, I know the new norm is the smooth side, maybe I'll get used to that someday!!

I like that T800 along with the FedEx rig, great set all around!

Jim.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
« Reply #341 on: December 04, 2019, 10:55:42 AM »

Rob, here's that shot of the Lackawanna heritage leader for NS that I shot in Christiansburg the weekend I chased the US Capitol Xmas tree hauler down there.


** Good Catch**

I actually thought about submitting this for POTM last month, but was dismayed to find out Fedex Ground is not LTL (Fedex Freight is). Shot this at the TA Lexington while I was there for the Southern Classic this year.


** see remarks below**


I would have accepted FXG or UPS for that matter as LTL.
It is really though small parcel which harkens back to railroad express.
Back in 1974; when I started in the customs brokerage business REA Express was still in business although failing.
They brought enough to Canada that they hauled a trailer of small parcels in from Buffalo every night for us to clear.
In 1975 I spent a week in Windsor at the Tunnel office clearing small parcel shipments coming from the USA by bus; three or four buses every day.
Then I was transfered to the Toronto Airport office where Emery Air Freight had parcels destined for Toronto and area trucked in from Buffalo.
Other Freight Forwarders handled small parcel shipments too.
UPS finally got authority to serve Toronto directly after turning shipments over to warehouse consolidators in Buffalo to send to Toronto clearing customs in Fort Erie. They were first restricted to cars - Checker cars that had the seats removed and a plywood box installed on roof racks.
(They would have been "fun" to drive over the Burlington and Garden City Skyways on the way to Buffalo on a snowy night. Not to mention the Peace Bridge too)
UPS used rail between Chicago and New York City. I don't know if the Buffalo shipments (including Canada) were taken off the trains or if they were OTR.
Then two big events that I'm not sure of the sequence revolutionized small parcels.
FedEx....the transit time on standard parcels and documents weren't too fast in those days. Fred Smith and his associates recognised that many shipments were needed sooner and overnight to major centers was viable. So he started Federal Express with the guarentee that your package would be delivered by 10:30 AM or it was free. THAT was revolutionary!!! I was involved with setting up Frederal Express first Toronto operation in 1980.
The second event was the Staggers deregulation act and the adoption of the Twin Trailer Double as standard in the LTL business.
Roadway Express saw an opportunity to compete with UPS on the OTR movement of small parcels so started Roadway Parcel Systems.
Deregulation allowed them to open satellite terminals when they wanted and where they wanted.
So; fast forward into the late 1990's. Many of the largest LTL carriers had merged and many had failed since dereglation.
UPS dominated the over the road movement of small parcels while FedEx (Federal Express) dominated the overnight movements by air.
Now; IIRC Roadway got out of the small parcel business by selling RPS to FedEx.
UPS then started an air freight company
FedEx bought Watkins and American Freightways.
UPS bought Overnite
So; FedEx poured much money and effort into FedEx Ground. It serves all points reachable by road in North America.
The only difference between FXG and a more traditional carrier like FXF is the freight company handles heavier individual shipments.
The latest "wrinkle" in LTL is now called Final Mile. These are the "e-commerce" carriers who deliver the small parcels to the end customer.
So; yah...FedEx Ground is still LTL since all those small shipments each take Less Than a Truckload.
The Teamster organized companies of 1980 are the minority of LTL carriers 40 years later.





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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
« Reply #342 on: December 04, 2019, 02:02:51 PM »
Ooh, some super nice catches here.
The HX dumps are nice, I agree, the Rogers look better.
The tricked out T8 is cool, and that old Autocar is a really cool catch. :o
That Brinks IH is spiffy, and the FL 114SD is very interesting.
Always like the train shots, dig that Lackawanna heritage. 8)
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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
« Reply #343 on: December 05, 2019, 08:13:06 AM »
Highly interesting historical facts here Rob; thank you for sharing.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
« Reply #344 on: December 05, 2019, 07:36:50 PM »
That's a really fascinating look at how the modern LTL game has evolved Rob, thank you for sharing that. I kinda forgot Ground is LTL too because it's been a few years since my daily van driver dropped packages off at the dealership I worked at. I googled it and according to Fedex's website Freight is considered their LTL carrier, but you're right in that Freight only carries large shipments. Ground is my daily small package deliverer although I never actually see the van anymore. Also you got me thinking, it would be super neat if Fedex and UPS would pay homage to the carriers they've bought out and decorate some of their trailers in the old RPS or Overnite livery (although there are still a few Overnite cabs running around).

And thanks guys, glad you liked the shots. Those smooth-side dump bodies look alright in the full-size trailer application, but I just don't like how they look on a straight truck chassis.

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Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
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