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Truckster! 12

I started this series as an April Fools post in 2015 here.  The next day I “recanted” (actually, I gave the context I had wanted to establish all along) by focusing on the inherent economy of shipping some cargo by water rather than highway.  Then and now I want to highlight the similarity and relationship […]

Truckster! 11

In these days of international suspicion and hostility, this story from a half century ago almost makes me nostalgic.  The photo below I took at the Brockway museum near Cortland NY.  Brockway, a heavy truck manufacturer eventually absorbed into Mack, custom built vehicles, starting with carriages, which you also find in the museum.  The firetruck […]

Truckster! 10

If you’re reading this, then tugster has again left the Tower for another gallivant, maybe a coddiwomple, this one off wifi for a while, at least a week. This post will be placeholder until I’m back, so I’ve got to come up with a memorable narrative, although obviously, I took the photos down south. Imagine a […]

Truckster! 9

A change that’s happened to me in 2018 is that I became a truck owner.  When the truck gone through all the changes I’m making to it, I’ll post about it.  That’ll be this mid spring, if all goes well.  For now, let me truckster you with vehicles that’ve caught my attention along the highways […]

Truckster! 8

Now THIS is sheer beauty to start my 145th month of blogging  . . . . Jeep FC (forward control) 170. And this is showing off.  That “NASH” sign , , ,that’s a large screen advertising screen.  A few seconds later, another ad was there. You could call it Bryan Dax’s rolling media center.   […]

Truckster! 7

Here’s where this series started . . .  And given the “road fotos” posts, you can guess that I saw trucks on those roads, lots of them. The vehicle below–seen in a field along a narrow two-lane road–might be a truck.  Note the wooden visor bracing the top of the windshield supports.  Any guess on […]

Truckster! 6

Definitely some sort of military truck, probably FMTV made by Oshkosh.  Some of the numbering is Hebrew. And there’s a bunch of them, up there squeezing under the Bayonne Bridge, as they and the rest of the cargo aboard the Norddeusche ship rounds Bergen Point on the way to Port. All photos by Will Van […]

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 […]