Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

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Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby oldspwr » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:17 pm

I was at the museum this past Saturday for a brief time and while I was in the gift shop talking to Doreen a gentleman walked in and asked if they accepted donations. He proceeded to show us several items including a handful of his families pictures that included Brockway's. So I took a couple pics with my phone so I could share them here for pic of the week.

I didn't get his first name but his last name was Neville and his family drove for Crowley Milk. This is a vintage pic from the mid 30's and I have included pic of the back of it with the written info...


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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby stubnosebrock » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:43 pm

Wow now this is cool. I can help shed some info on this. My dad worked for Crowleys back in the 80's. My dad and I are long time rail fans, and one of my dads best friends when he was a kid was Phil Neville, a long time engineer on the Delaware and Hudson( where I worked myself for 8 years). Phils tenure could be traced back to the days of steam. Phil's family owned Neville and Neville trucking. He began his career driving for the family business. Notice his name on the back of the picture. While I never met Phil, and he passed 15 or more years ago, I remember my dad telling me many stories about him. He would know much more about the trucking company than I would. But I remember seeing a Neville and Neville trailer around here sometime in the recent past. Seemed like he was a hell of a guy.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby Brocky » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:00 pm

I notice that the tank capacity is listed in the number of cans, BUT I can not remember how many gallons in a can?? I think they weighed about 100 pounds.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby Pokey493 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:49 pm

Brocky, the old milk cans were 40qt. Pokey
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby Emery Johnston » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:59 am

40quarts = 10 Gallons , approximately 60 pounds
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby Steve B » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:33 pm

whole milk is 8.5 lbs/gal x 10 gal/ can x 202 cans is 17170 lbs. Enough load to make it ride good.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby rhjj » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Don't see many tandems from this era. Wish they were still around.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby Screamin DD » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:56 pm

Ok. Dave M. You and i both hauled milk. Wasn't it 8.6 lbs a gallon? Maybe i was wrong. Maybe that is why i blew the front compartment like old faithful before swithing over :lol:
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby bigdogz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:33 pm

I thought it was 8.6 per but that was 20 years ago, must be you didnt have a top switch if you had to blow the cover. All I know is if you did have a spill it was 4 hrs until you could wash it and it came off real hard.

Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Here's what WIKI-pedia says:

What is the typical weight of one gallon of whole milk?
In: Weight and Mass [Edit categories]
About the same as one gallon of water 8.33 lbs
8.6 lb/gal is the industry standard which accounts for the solids content of raw milk.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 10-14-13

Postby bigdogz » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:57 pm

So Kyle you were right, my answer should have been "when full to the lids 98,000 and legal in NY and Mass."

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