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toymobile
04-04-2017, 10:53 AM
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2292/4508968024_f2da4eec0e_b.jpg

studegary
04-04-2017, 12:13 PM
Double trailers were in limited use on limited roads at that time.

junior
04-05-2017, 07:58 AM
I don't recognize the tractor, but I sure like it...what is it?

8E45E
04-05-2017, 08:10 AM
White-Freightliner

Craig

jclary
04-05-2017, 08:44 AM
I'm thinking it must be a western set up. Remember, this was an era of highly regulated trucking rights. Transportation companies would have to get permission/pay to haul into areas outside their assigned "rights," or hand off the load to another company. Looking at this rig, single axle, with this load, before turbo power was common. I would hate to be the driver. Even the slightest grades, would have you very busy in the gearbox. Thinking of the era, Craig, you nailed it...here's another one.

http://www.trainweb.org/mhrr/vehicles/whitecoe3.jpg

Guido
04-05-2017, 08:46 AM
White-Freightliner

Craig

What model? My memory is that the Freighliners of that era had rectangular windshield glass, more square grille and a big nameplate in the front.

8E45E
04-05-2017, 08:53 AM
What model? My memory is that the Freighliners of that era had rectangular windshield glass, more square grilled and a big nameplate in the front.

Model 5000.

(Sorry, I'm not at home, so I can't post a photo of one right now.)

Craig

fargoguy
04-05-2017, 09:06 AM
I'll take the wagon on the bottom, please.

t walgamuth
04-05-2017, 09:41 AM
I remember when I was a kid seeing a tractor pulling at least four short flatbed trailers at once. I could not believe it. It was in norheast Indiana, near warsaw possibly on 13. would have been about 1955.

52hawk
04-05-2017, 10:13 AM
We need a time machine!

sals54
04-05-2017, 01:33 PM
Scary to think of the size of the steel holding all those cars. I wonder how much of an angle it would take for the weight of the cars on top to cause the structure of that trailer to collapse, or go over?
Its a little sketchy compared to todays trailers, fer sher.

t walgamuth
04-05-2017, 02:13 PM
Its always amazing to me how sketchy looking the modern carriers are too. the way they fold and lift is most impressive too.

StudeRich
04-05-2017, 02:46 PM
That Load is a bit unusual, with few 4 Door Sedans!

I see 2 Black Hardtops for sure, and (2) 4 Door Wagons, the rest are either 2 or 4 Door Sedans.
It looks like maybe only (2) maybe (3) 4 Doors.

It is very hard to see the rear door handles on those Light or White Larks.

2R5
04-05-2017, 02:46 PM
What ever it was if you got in an accident you'd be the 1st one there !

Milaca
04-05-2017, 10:11 PM
The truck is a White 5000, manufactured by the White Motor Company, built from 1959-1962 and featured a fiberglass cab.
This is not a White-Freightliner, Freightliners featured aluminum cabs and were manufactured by Consolidated Freightways and sold by the White Motor Company (hence the name White-Freightliner) from 1951-1977.

junior
04-06-2017, 07:52 AM
The truck is a White 5000, manufactured by the White Motor Company, built from 1959-1962 and featured a fiberglass cab.
This is not a White-Freightliner, Freightliners featured aluminum cabs and were manufactured by Consolidated Freightways and sold by the White Motor Company (hence the name White-Freightliner) from 1951-1977.

ahh, thanks for the clarification...I was pretty much raised in a Kenworth shop, so sometimes there were too many Kenworth trees in my way blocking the forest of other trucks out there. That White must have been pretty advanced for it's day with the fiberglass cab and curved glass windshields...and that stack looks way-large in diameter like what is trendy with modern trucks. Freightliners had quite a following with truckers in my part of the world,
while I always thought they were ugly compared to Kenworth COE's...but that could have been brainwashing on my Dad's part...he referred to Freightliners as Frightliners...lol. I always dug those cool old art-deco-ish White COE's...perhaps White was the 'stylish' truck of the day??? apologies to others for taking this thread on a tangent but I couldn't get over how cool the White was. As for the Studes...I'll take the black hardtop. Cheers, Junior