Peering in through the fences and into the parking lots at both ends of Halifax today, I was rewarded with views of the old and the new.
At Halterm container terminal in the south end, this new truck had arrived by rail and hadn't been unloaded yet.
Hyduke Energy Services Inc of Edmonton, designs, builds and services all kinds of gear for well driving all around the world. They build for harsh environments including tropical and arctic.
Meanwhile in the north end at the Fairview Cove terminal this ancient Bucyrus-Erie crane sits on a float trailer.
Bucyrus Steam Shovel Co and Erie Steam Shovel Co merged in 1923, and the name was prominent in mining, construction, dredging and other shovel type work, eventually taking over Ohio based rival Marion in 1997. Through several ups and downs, the company was bought out by Caterpillar in 2011 but still exists. The 71-B model, one of its most popular, dates from the 1950s and 1960s.
The agreement between Freightliner Corp and the White Motor Co, in which White marketed Freightliner trucks under the brand name "White Freightliner" ended in 1974.
Therefore to see a White Freightliner on the road 40 years later came as a bit of a shock this morning.
T.J.Mills Express of Lower Sackville, NS had this truck at the Halterm container terminal today, bearing a White Freightliner badge. How much of the truck aside from the cab dates from 1974 would be interesting to know. Freightliner cabs were built of riveted aluminum, and thus light weight and long lived.