Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mac tilt cabs - finally

Mack produced its fair share of COEs over the years. Never big sellers, they did appeal to the moving companies however.

1. Hoyt's Moving & Storage, United Van Lines agent of Dartmouth, NS ran this long chassis Superliner with drom box, seen at Truro, NS July 28, 1993. The illuminated X behind the grille made it a stand out at night.

2. Burgess Transfer, United Van Lines, also of Dartmouth, ran this similar Superliner with shorter drom and drop floor trailer. April 17, 1987.

3. Highland Transport (a division of Canadian Pacific Express & Transport Ltd) operated this much travelled unit. His collection of license plates includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Vermont. Note the chrome deflectors with Mack bulldogs, same as the mirrors. July 10, 1990. [Highland is now part of the TransForce trucking giant]

4. This westcoast type was not for hire. It was used by Matt Minglewood's band, and was spotted on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, March 24, 1981. It was a light weight version of the COE and had a single drive axle.

5. Another single axle westcoaster, operated by Rawlinson's Moving & Storage, an Allied Van Lines affiliate, was based in Ontario, but is seen here in Dartmouth, NS July 21, 1990.

6. Mack was one of the bigger aerial ladder makers for many years. Dartmouth FD kept a nice shine on this one at their King Street fire hall. November 28, 1976. It used components of the F model COE.

7. Here it is again, outdoors and in colour, January 27, 1979. It ran as Tower 2 and also carried a Thibault badge.

8. My collection is woefully short of images of the famous F Model COE- a long running and popular model, used both by Mack and its Brockway and Hayes subsidiaries. McAuley's Transfer of Centreville, NB was running potatoes with this one in January 1979.
Sadly McAuley's is no more. Read about its demise at: be sure to click the "read more" button.

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