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I'll have to ask my dad about some others.  I remember him talk of Lightning,  some others in the western Pa. area too, were B&P, Bell Lines, 3C's or CCC  (not Crouse Cartage though).

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James J, the first big truck I ever rode in was a B&P Brockway 358 I think ,my ,buddy drove for them, we took a load of sheets to Chicago, 1968, a year later I was running team with an an Allied Van Lines contractor in a "crackerbox Jimmy" what a small world!

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Billy T,   -----My family left PA in 1960. but I vacationed in West View until about 1966 1fter I got my drivers lic.

 

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Billy T, Sorry for the delayed response. Were Ed W Texter trucking  color scheme red cab, gray body and yellow lettering on black background? I remember someone in Pittsburgh that ran trucks with that color in the 60's and it may have been him.

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My "newest" one approximately 50' north of where the H-Model was pictured 50 years ago this past summer. 

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Ex R&l. They seem to keep their Macks looking nice. I think they have some newer Pinnacles, Prostars and Petes. Nice Vision.

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220, you're blowing my mind! Two buddies of mine went to school with Jimmy Ali who hauled precast concrete "slab" for his dad D.Ali, with a conventional Brockway out of Bridgeville Pa!.Remember the old stone tavern in the west end, well one of those two was killed when he ran into it one night, they were twin brothers. Bruce and Craig. Ed W Texter ran green B models but some may have been red! Some were gas burners.His terminal was on the north side. Do you work for mack on Beaver Ave? Was the only Mack dealer in Pittsburgh when I lived there! The first big truck I rode in was a B and P Brockway! We hauled a load of steel sheets to Chicago. Was a 220 Cummins with an Eaton 3 speed "bogie" remember them? The driver also drove for Texter! I remember Silhol lumber weren't they on the end of Painters run rd by 50? I was in 249 for several years, drove for A T I out of the railhead  at Rook Station also New Car Carriers out of the same location when they bought AT I! Lake Shore and B and P were both based on Rt 51 near each other. I also hauled steel for JV McNicolas out of their West Mifflin terminal on Rt 51 by Eatn Park! We loaded a lot out of Homestead Works, I'll bet you are familiar with where Mifflin Road dead ended down in Hays and the drivers used to take the turn too fast and drop their coils in the used car lot there! The owner used to put his oldest cars in the front so he would get more money for them than they were worth! Lol! That H model your dad owned was set up to haul some weight! The single axle with a three on the trailer was fairly common before deregulation! There used to be a guy on rte 51 on the Ohio.line had a single axle Chevy gas job with 3 9s on the trailer, obviously ran Ohio which was an axle state,hauled the big coils! Didn't Schaefer have the slag contract out of Homestead Works? I recall his Autocar dump trucks in an out of there a lot! Lot of memories huh?

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On ‎10‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 10:06 AM, BillyT said:

220, you're blowing my mind! Two buddies of mine went to school with Jimmy Ali who hauled precast concrete "slab" for his dad D.Ali, with a conventional Brockway out of Bridgeville Pa!.Remember the old stone tavern in the west end, well one of those two was killed when he ran into it one night, they were twin brothers. Bruce and Craig. Ed W Texter ran green B models but some may have been red! Some were gas burners.His terminal was on the north side. Do you work for mack on Beaver Ave? Was the only Mack dealer in Pittsburgh when I lived there! The first big truck I rode in was a B and P Brockway! We hauled a load of steel sheets to Chicago. Was a 220 Cummins with an Eaton 3 speed "bogie" remember them? The driver also drove for Texter! I remember Silhol lumber weren't they on the end of Painters run rd by 50? I was in 249 for several years, drove for A T I out of the railhead  at Rook Station also New Car Carriers out of the same location when they bought AT I! Lake Shore and B and P were both based on Rt 51 near each other. I also hauled steel for JV McNicolas out of their West Mifflin terminal on Rt 51 by Eatn Park! We loaded a lot out of Homestead Works, I'll bet you are familiar with where Mifflin Road dead ended down in Hays and the drivers used to take the turn too fast and drop their coils in the used car lot there! The owner used to put his oldest cars in the front so he would get more money for them than they were worth! Lol! That H model your dad owned was set up to haul some weight! The single axle with a three on the trailer was fairly common before deregulation! There used to be a guy on rte 51 on the Ohio.line had a single axle Chevy gas job with 3 9s on the trailer, obviously ran Ohio which was an axle state,hauled the big coils! Didn't Schaefer have the slag contract out of Homestead Works? I recall his Autocar dump trucks in an out of there a lot! Lot of memories huh?

Wish there were more pictures of the PA Steel haulers with the 3 axle 32Ft trailers and a big coil. See very few??

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Billy T.  Neat story.  What are 3 9’s?  

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26 minutes ago, yarnall said:

Billy T.  Neat story.  What are 3 9’s?  

I believe he's talking about 9 foot spreads on a three axle trailer. Allowed him to scale the weight with a single axle tractor.

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