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Truckster 5!

I saw a train of these in Quebec and then an identical train in Montreal, doing on an airport what tugs and icebreakers do on the nearby rivers. Any ideas on the manufacturer?  I guessed Bombardier . . . This photo I took last summer in upstate NY near the snowiest town in the state, […]

Truckster ! 4

Well, the boss called and said he wanted an old truck to restore, you know to make like new.  Great mechanical condition, great paint job . . . you know. I’d love to see this William Walter truck back to its former glory. The boss was calling me tweeting me at all hours of the […]

Truckster! 3

This 1944 Dodge has been parked along a North Fork highway for some time.  Here’s the story. From the load on this truck parked in Battery Park City, you can tell the season. All these wheels distribute the weight of a wheelless Cat 854K Wheel Dozer. Farther down the highway, might these be the wheels, three of […]

Truckster! 2

In celebration of the beginning of the 11th year of blogging, I’m licensing myself to change course a few days.  Two things I want you to know are 1) I’ve posted approximately 90% of the days since November 26, 2006, and 2) my eyes always search for details other than tugboats to photograph. I’ve gone here […]

Untruckster 2

Thanks to Jonathan Steinman, here’s another tug–Robert Burton–handling the CVA sealed garbage containers.  Given the direction of the tow and absence of freeboard on the barge, the containers are loaded and heading for Howland Hook to be loaded onto trains southbound. Here (and scroll) was a post I did almost two years ago when Robert […]


So yesterday was of course a day for a little  . . . Aprilscherz or poisson d’avril . . ., but now I am serious.  What you see below transports garbage, which might not impress you–but that unit towed by a single tug replaces 48 trucks between Queens and Staten Island.  Spaced for safe driving, that […]


I take photos of machines that don’t float and have these to share.  I used to have a Class 1 driver’s license.  Hmmmm..  maybe this blog needs a new name and focus? Harry Milkman took this photo;  I’d seen a boot truck like this once but on the opposite side of I-95. This Oshkosk was […]

Tugster’s Old Year’s Day 2017

The reference here is this post from the last day of 2011.  So the other day I found myself standing in front of the self-proclaimed “tree of knowledge,”  a place that also demanded that there be no smoke.  Tree of KNOWLEDGE!!!  Holy smokes! It was a cemetery of sorts, a mass grave where over 4000 […]

12 Trucks

I’m still stuck on that cypher 12, imagining hypothetical calendars.  So why not some trucks, other transport-for-hire “highway ships” which the blog has also strayed into due to family connections.  If I misidentify any dates here, I’m sure I’ll be corrected, but I hope you enjoy the photos. This 1952 (?) Chevy light truck is […]

Random Tugs 191

I love the clear air of winter days, better to see details, like the horizontally mounted ladder and all the trucks in the background moving containers at the Global Terminal.  See how many trucks, i.e., tractors,  you count in this post. And more trucks, as Erin McAllister stands by. Again, see the trucks, as Scott […]