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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 3:18 pm 
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Another yardhorse.

The driver that I work with who does the Glens Falls run, has been telling me about a 361 HuskieDrive yardhorse at one of the places he picks up at, so I told him to let me know the next time he is going in there, and I'll give him a camera to take along, and this is what he got...

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Hey John,
Nice pics. She even has the "Cummins Power" badge on the hood.
Still looks sharp, but must have been sweet in her day.
Thanks for posting. You come up with some neat stuff.
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Love it when a Brock is still earning her keep! Just goes to show you what a tough truck they really are. Ask a 40 year old Pete or Freightliner to do daily duty! Stan


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John

Great pictures!! Must work in a very "low salt" yard as do not see much rust.
Looks like it might have been an owner operator truck originall with the pin striping still left on it. Wonder if someone will reconise whose it was.
Have your fellow drive tell those people about this site so that it will go to a good home IFR they ever "retire" it..

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Dockmen,
Nice pics. see if you can get serial number.Wonder if it still has all the huskidrive components?Pull down door handles so older than mine. Looks like it might be tandem?(hard to tell)Thanks....Brian


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I didn't want to post this one, so don't look past the shift, which looks like a 13 selector on it, must have been changed along the way. Also it's a twin screw.


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This one may be easier to take...

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Thanks for posting all the pictures you come across in your travels!! Maybe this one isn't an original huskidrive truck. I don't see any remnants of the power-cruise lever, brackets or air lines. Any thoughts??


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I know a retired driver who worked for Breakstone in Walton, part of Kraft Foods, and he tells the story that back when he was on the bottom of the list at Breakstone, which had a fleet of Macks, he would occasionally drive the only Brockway that they had left and it was a HuskieDrive. He would be going down the road at night, and when he would shift the HuskieDrive button on the dash, (i've never seen one) he would reach for the wrong button and turn the headlights off by mistake.

Is the button with the glad hand rubber on it in the second picture for the HuskieDrive?

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With air lines that large on the gear shift it almost looks like a 3 speed rear selector knob. They looked flat like that and , if I remember right they were market Low , Intermediate and High. Very similar to a 13 speed head


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The truck is most certainly a tandem. If it was a Huskidrive tandem, it would 2 or 3 speed rears in it. Ive never seen the layout of a Huskidrive tandem, but I would guess that the selector for the rears would be on the stick, and not on the dash. If it were a single axle it would definitely be on the dash.


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Mine is a 74 tandem, switch is on bottom of dash between key and steering wheel similar to s/a trucks i've seen.Looks very similar too the "slippery road -dry road" switch on far right of pic. Somebody either removed the switch or added a second dog because they liked the look?. Another way to tell would be a huskidrive emblem on glove box,so look for that behind the seat?


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Deluxe interior... nice! Pokey


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Boy, shes rough. I love that pedal! :D

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Hey Dockman love all the stuff you find out peddling freight! What is the Breakstones drivers name? Breakstones is in Walton and had a couple 359s and a couple cabovers. Dellwood Foods was in Delhi and had alot of 260s and 361s. Drivers of both companies were my childhood heros!


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bigdogz wrote:
Hey Dockman love all the stuff you find out peddling freight! What is the Breakstones drivers name? Breakstones is in Walton and had a couple 359s and a couple cabovers. Dellwood Foods was in Delhi and had alot of 260s and 361s. Drivers of both companies were my childhood heros!


I just changed it to Walton a second before you posted, a Van Auken driver straightened me out earlier. I kinda thought I was wrong about the location because I knew Breakstone and Delmet were in the same town, almost across the street from each other? I delivered #6 oil to both places and to Dellwood in the past.

Don F. is the driver, I see him at all the pistol matches, if you know who I mean.

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Yes John I figured it out, I used to see Don at one of my stops I guess he is fully retired now. #6 oil up here ? Carman, Gundry, maybe Fort Edward? If you get to central Delaware Co. let me know we'll give you a tour.


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bigdogz wrote:
Yes John I figured it out, I used to see Don at one of my stops I guess he is fully retired now. #6 oil up here ? Carman, Gundry, maybe Fort Edward? If you get to central Delaware Co. let me know we'll give you a tour.


Dave, I worked for Gundry after they got bought out by Leaseway/Refiners Transport from 1977 to 1980, which was after the Brockway fleet. A lot of the time, I worked dedicated out of Hess, so it could be any one of three carriers (Gundry, Ft Edward, or Matlack) going to Dellwood, Breakstone or Delmet each day. I think we went somewhere in Deposit also, but I can't remember where.

In you photo collection, do you have any Carman Brockway photos? I remember two Carman drivers who always kept their Brockways spotless, but I can't seem to find a picture.

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Any of you guys remember a company by the name of Shawmut Bros. ? They used to come down my way( Newark NJ area) when I was a kid... I think they were a New England carrier that used to run Brockways I guess they were thw 260 w's?? Also a co in Nwk. called Mahon's Express an Gross & Hetch who used to haul A&P stuff.
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