Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

A general forum for all things Brockway.

Moderator: 359Huskidrive

Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby oldspwr » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:22 am

Here is another 'vintage' pic from the collection of Andy Hill... Here is the info that was passed along...

This pic shows a mid-1920s Brockway 4-ton RT model, which would have been powered by a 4 cyl. motor. It was used to haul logs to the mills around Tupper Lake, NY. The writing 'inside' the door reads, WT 10,000 and CAP 8,000. Unfortunately there is no identifing whose truck it was. It is nice to know Brockways were roaming the woods in Tupper Lake long before the legendary Bud Delaney, salesman for Rensselaer Brockway in the 1970s, started selling them to loggers up north!

Image
User avatar
oldspwr
 
Posts: 2479
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:59 am
Location: Daleville, PA

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby H762TL » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 am

I wonder if they ever went back to Tupper Lake?? :lol:
Jeff Shaw
67 N257T-74-66269
03 Chevy Duramax work in progress
User avatar
H762TL
 
Posts: 1056
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:47 am
Location: Granville, NY

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby Green Giant2 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:36 pm

Can just see this, the camera man say's , boy's i think your overloaded. and the 4 guys look at him and say, no we only have half a load on now but wait till we get back from the gin mill and then we will be over loaded. :)
We the unwilling, led by the unqualified ,are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.
GG2
Green Giant2
 
Posts: 736
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:06 pm
Location: ALEXANDER,NY

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby benitog1971 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:37 pm

thats a great vintage picture. they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
but these old shots speak volumes.
they only thing that makes me wonder is ,where the fourth guy is going to ride :?: :?: :wink:
Benito G.
1973 F361ll-79889
User avatar
benitog1971
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:15 pm
Location: Commerce GA.

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby Scranton 761 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:43 pm

:lol: I do believe the guy with the stick is the Brakeman... And proud of it!! He runs along side of that SLIGHTLY overloaded old girl and rams it through the spokes to stop it........ like they did in the coal mines!! :lol:

OK, I'm done with my lame attempt at comedy,
Paul
Fantastic Pic Tom & Andy!!
Paul Polcha
Project E761L .... Taking the time to do it right!
User avatar
Scranton 761
 
Posts: 324
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:27 pm
Location: Scranton, PA

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby benitog1971 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:50 pm

yeah ,that sounds about right ,I wonder if his name is "JAKE". :?: :lol:
Benito G.
1973 F361ll-79889
User avatar
benitog1971
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:15 pm
Location: Commerce GA.

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby sbrant358 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:47 pm

I'm not quite sure how they might've loaded that truck, but seeing that the guy in the middle is holding on to a cant hook, I wonder if unloading the truck didn't involve somehow removing the side posts, hooking a log, then rolling it off of the truck and getting out of the way as quickly as possible. :shock: I'd say if that was the case, unloading wouldn't take very long.
sbrant358
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:36 pm

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby Steve B » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 pm

They would build a log crib on the up hill side of the road and then lay logs to the truck and roll them on. I can remember seeing then when I was a kid (50s). Crude but effective. Hydrolics sure are fun.
Steve B
Steve B
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:45 am
Location: Henniker, NH

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby huskidrive 359 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:55 pm

I too was curious, the log crib makes sence. Cool old picture. thanks Paul
User avatar
huskidrive 359
 
Posts: 556
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:14 pm
Location: Afton NY

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby Brocky » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:28 pm

Shelby

If you look close at the side posts (actually called a bolster) you can see that they are designed to trip and swing out to roll the load off.

I am not just sure how they tripped? Steve can you help me?

Brocky
User avatar
Brocky
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:18 pm
Location: Waterloo,SC

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby sbrant358 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 am

I thought it looked like they were hinged somehow. That one log looks like it's resting tight against the bolster, so getting it open might be a little hard, and once it's open they probably will end up rolling off.
sbrant358
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:36 pm

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby Haytooter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am

You know that you have the load about right when the double pack steering axle springs have lost their camber! Was the frame "doubler" a Brockway option or did one hunt for a blacksmith with some I-beams and a good supply of U-bolts?
Haytooter
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: Fulton, Missouri

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby dockmen027 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Little Dave asked me to post this photo, and he also wrote, "This picture was from today and I thought this would be good to add to the picture of the week discussion. Pretty amazing 80 years later and Brocks are still moving wood...."

Note that 361 is "chained up" for the logging trail.


Image
John K
User avatar
dockmen027
 
Posts: 677
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:12 pm
Location: STOTTVILLE NY

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

Postby pat ardhiere » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:55 am

IT'S Good to see a Brockway Working!!!!! Nice Picture John!!
Pat Archiere
pat ardhiere
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:32 pm


Return to Brockway Trucks Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests