Saturday, June 26, 2010

Emeryville for BLB

Our friend Brian at Biglorryblog is on vacation. Shortly before he left he acknowledged his infatuation with International Harvester Emeryvilles. Although not universally admired, they were certainly considered to be quite the ticket in the day, and so here are few from deep within the shoebox. Despite the Emeryville name, it had essentially the same cab as the smaller Fort Wayne tilt cab, but was mounted high, and was extended to accommodate the sleeper.

1 and 2 Charron Transport in Chatham, ON had this blue coloured (instead of their usual red) Emeryville running for a year or so when I shot these in July 1966. It had a Cummins diesel, and was a single screw with tag axle - you can see the rubber bands which drove the second axle. It was tricked out with a driving light, a driver controlled spotlight and a variety of reflectors and duplicate turn signals. By this time the newer tilt cab had come in and it became the Transtar.

3 In September 1975 Charron had this red (with aluminum coloured trim) Emeryville bombing up McNaugton Ave. It was hauling a typical Charron tarped trailer. It must have had many miles on its clock by this time. It has dual driving lights, but has lost its passenger side windshield wiper. It is probably a single screw too.

International (Harvester) builds trucks in Chatham and Charron had a number in their roster, with about equal numbers of Whites in the 1960s.

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