Old Classic Delivery Trucks

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Old Classic Delivery Trucks
Posted by Miningman on Monday, September 03, 2018 11:09 PM

From Reefers and Boxcars, brought in by the railroads from the sellers to the Terminals, these delivery trucks were the last link to deliver the goods to the consumer. Many of these delivery trucks were railroad owned. 

Gallagher & Co. Ltd. delivery truck. Circa 1905. Looks new. 

Yes! We have many bananas! These had to have arrived by RR Reefer.

Canadian Kodak Co. truck at plant in Mount Dennis 1925. 
Kodak Collection/West Toronto Junction Historical Society archives 

Driver George Lotto age 28 sits on delivery truck at 565 Annette Street in West Toronto. March 25, 1929. 
West Toronto Junction Historical Society Archives

Motorways stake delivery truck. Front Street c.1955

I have not seen a stake truck in years, they used to be very common.

Canada Dry pop truck on Church Street. Typical delivery truck used by all pop companies. c.1955

Americans call it soda. We call it pop. 

A soda was something made up fresh with carbonated water either at a soda fountain or at home. 

I really remember these. Today it would be a free for all with theft. 

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Posted by Backshop on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 9:27 AM

Midwesterners call it Pop.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:50 PM

Train, truck, fire truck coming out from the train 

 

My favoite truck:

Headphones

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 5:54 PM

Backshop-- Midwesterners have common sense and got this right!!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 6:50 PM

In New Jersey we call it soda.  Mind you, that's a generic term, if you want Coca-Cola or Pepsi (or anything else) you ask for it by name.

But don't bother asking for any of the late, lamented Brookdale Beverages, an old North Jersey favorite and unintended casualty of the Coke-Pepsi "Cola Wars" of the 1970's.  They made some good stuff too!

And don'tcha just love those old antique trucks?  Makes me think of Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges!

Although, Stan and Ollie DID ride around in other things.  Check this out for the truth of the old saying  "The more things change, the more they stay the same!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJ5pHiLVZM

 

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Posted by 3rd rail on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 9:54 PM

Yep, the early beginnings of what is now called "Intermodal". 

If they only knew........

Todd 

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:59 PM

Copied my posting from another thread ... I wonder if any or one of these Studebakers was preserved by someone. It is totally out of this world! A beautiful vehicle. 

Does this lovely Studebaker fit in with our streamlined equipment or what!

They sure don't make them look like this anymore. 

Daily Star 1936 Studebaker truck.

As opposed to this... all that's missing is a crate of chickens on the t

top!

And as Firelock would suggest Laurel and Hardy in the cab. 

Note the Stars on the hubcaps of the Studebaker  ... wonder if that was done for the newspaper?

Those tires look great! Modern looking for today! 

Canadian Transfer Company, Limited delivery truck with a full load of luggage outside their place. 
This company handled travellers luggage between downtown hotels, steamships and trains.

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Posted by 3rd rail on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 12:24 AM

Perhaps somewhat related, My fathers first job (1940's) was a Western-Union Telegraph messenger out ot Grand Rapids MI. Union Station, riding his Bicycle. He was about 12 yrs old, he would always tell me about that when I was a youngster. I, didn't have that job available to me, but I got his message, and started up my own Lawn-Mowing service when I was 13. Mowed about 12 lawns a week. Earned enough money to buy a nice 10-speed bike, and a few items for my model railroad as well. I still have the MRC ControlMaster XXII, Nice unit when I run my old DC units. Another plus, I was in the best physical shape ever!   I am 53 yrs old now, and I have started to ride a bicycle on pretty intense workouts every morning. It helps me with the weight/blood sugar, and also brings backs some good memories. I ride through all my old stomping grounds. From my Kindergarten School, to High School. 

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Posted by 3rd rail on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:02 AM

Perhaps somewhat related, My fathers first job (1940's) was a Western-Union Telegraph messenger out ot Grand Rapids MI. Union Station, riding his Bicycle. He was about 12 yrs old, he would always tell me about that when I was a youngster. I, didn't have that job available to me, but I got his message, and started up my own Lawn-Mowing service when I was 13. Mowed about 12 lawns a week. Earned enough money to buy a nice 10-speed bike, and a few items for my model railroad as well. I still have the MRC ControlMaster XXII, Nice unit when I run my old DC units. Another plus, I was in the best physical shape ever!   I am 53 yrs old now, and I have started to ride a bicycle on pretty intense workouts every morning. It helps me with the weight/blood sugar, and also brings backs some good memories. I ride through all my old stomping grounds. From my Kindergarten School, to High School. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 7:15 PM

That '36 Studebaker truck definately meets with Lady Firestorm's approval!  She's a big fan of all things Thirties, Art Deco, and classic streamlining.

I like it too, and like Miningman I wonder if any were preserved?  I hope so.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:34 AM

Overview of Pennsy TrucTrain Service: http://pennsyrr.com/index.php/freight/110-tructrain-overview 

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