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It very well could be South County Concrete as I don't remember "Ready Mix" on the trucks. Too little to be for certain however as it's been the late 1960's to early 1970's. As mentioned almost every truck they had was a REO, and were white with blue frames and rims. Too long ago to remember if spokes or Budd hubs but very large front tires and "Rocket" mixers. All had the overhead water tanks as I recall. 

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On 6/26/2019 at 3:53 PM, autocardc said:

 

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My man wanted AC so he went and got some AC!

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12 hours ago, DailyDiesel said:

My man wanted AC so he went and got some AC!

Like the North Pole in the cab, figured you would like this photo given your affinity for internationals.

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12 minutes ago, autocardc said:

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Well all be, a Pete with a duck on the hood. 

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Some really nice stuff in this recent batch.

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2 hours ago, DailyDiesel said:

Some really nice stuff in this recent batch.

Thanks man

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15 hours ago, autocardc said:

Still being used by a steel fabricator.

 

Bet it could tell some stories.

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Part of the former Schilli yard in E. St. Louis operations. Used to be several of them there to right derailed cars and such upon need. Last one I seen operate was the track intersection at Gustine and Itaska streets in south St. Louis when they rebuilt the intersection after an ore train derailed. The "Golden Eagle" line used to really roll through there and provided us with ample supplies of slingshot ammunition. International Shoe provided us with all the leather we could use, Monsanto the rubber bands, and a cordage company, (of which the name slips me) provided the string. All we needed was a Willow branch of which there were several in the neighborhood and Carondelet Park was loaded with them too.

Cops never bothered a kid with a big ole slingshot hanging out of his back pocket and a large bags of ammo hanging on his sides. I'm sure times have changed however.

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