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Brockway Pic of the Week 1-21-13

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:22 am
by oldspwr
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!

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 am
by H762TL
I wonder if they ever went back to Tupper Lake?? :lol:

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:36 pm
by Green Giant2
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. :)

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:37 pm
by benitog1971
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:

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:43 pm
by Scranton 761
: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!!

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:50 pm
by benitog1971
yeah ,that sounds about right ,I wonder if his name is "JAKE". :?: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:47 pm
by sbrant358
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.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 pm
by Steve B
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

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:55 pm
by huskidrive 359
I too was curious, the log crib makes sence. Cool old picture. thanks Paul

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:28 pm
by Brocky
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

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 am
by sbrant358
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am
by Haytooter
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?

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:16 pm
by dockmen027
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.


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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:55 am
by pat ardhiere
IT'S Good to see a Brockway Working!!!!! Nice Picture John!!