Friday, January 28, 2011

Dinosaurs still on the road

Yes there are still dinosaurs out there - they have not gone completely extinct.

Restricted to a very few examples on Canadian highways, there are still some tilt cab/ COEs running.

This United Van Lines Freightliner with dromedary box, should be declared an endangered species. It carries Ontario plates, and shows a few battle scars. The tension strap across the rad is holding something together - not sure what.

Twenty or even 10 years ago this truck would not have raised an eyebrow, but heavy COEs are so rare now that you really have to stop in the middle of the road to take a picture when you see one. Although I would certainly have wanted a shot of this one on the strength of the mirror mounted spot lights. This guy must go where no man has gone before if he needs lights like these.

Spotted on Marginal Road in Halifax today, this truck represents the culmination of the North American COE before streamlining took over.

Campbell Brothers of London, ON operate this truck - see their web site, especially their history:


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