Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

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Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby oldspwr » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:03 am

Here is a great picture that Paul Polcha shared with me... It of 3 Brockway's that were owned by Affiliated Foods in Scranton, Pa. I hoping Paul can jump in here and share some info on the pic for us...

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby quadbox » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:24 am

Looks like 3 Double Dogs. Nice picture. Joe D.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Thanks Tom. Yes Joe, they were Double Dogs. My father, Paul P. Polcha was head mechanic for them from about 1967 to 1978 until he became disabled. They were Cummins powered. I remember the engines were tan. In the mid-70s, we used to go there on Sunday nights to change the Tachograph cards and wind the clocks. I climbed up on the fenders and opened the left hood because the units were mounted on the upper radiator struts. They had to be moved there because when they were in the cabs, the guys used to Vice-Grip the speedo cables and destroy them! (I think AFD kept Gabe's Speedometer Service in business). While I was helping my father do this, my younger brother Mike was draining the air by playing with the brakes and air assist steering. These 3 were the first diesels in the fleet, everything else was mostly Ford and a couple of IH straight gassers. The picture was taken when they were new, somewhere around 1969-1970. I'm sure Stubby Enslin was the salesman on these trucks.

This Facebook post Rob found on Sunday really struck a nerve. You can still see the red paint on the inside of the cab extension. My father may have painted it white (under management orders).
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Does anyone here know the whereabouts of this this truck or a door? I'd love to get my hands on it.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby quadbox » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:11 pm

Good information Paul. I notice that the 2-359'S have the Fleetgaurd Brand of 750 oil filter. The 361 has the Chrome filter made by Luberfiner. Both took same filters.A little bit of useless trivia on my part. Joe D.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:03 pm

I just looked at Tom's website. According to that, number 44 with the VIN 83130 is a 1974. That means they must have had at least 5 Brockways. The pic has numbers 40, 41, and 42 in it. I know they bought a few White (brand) trucks when they opened the dealership on Keyser Ave. I'm actually thinking it may have been painted white when AWI started to come into the picture. The takeover eventually led to the demise of AFD in Scranton when all operations were moved to Robensonia and York.

AWI History >>> http://www.awiweb.com/about_us/history.asp
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby stubnosebrock » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:19 pm

I remember that truck at Daves. There wasnt much left, but that cab was super nice. Its a shame that it likely got scrapped.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby 359Huskidrive » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:43 pm

What puzzles me is the position of the Huskidrive emblems. All the 359's we had at Russo had the HD emblems forward of the Brockway script on both the left and right hoods.

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:20 pm

Speaking of great Father's Day presents 8)
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Thanks to Tom Millard for the great memory and the sharp eye!
Thanks to Craig Morgan for preserving history!
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby quadbox » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:18 pm

Nice find Paul. Joe D.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:34 pm

Found a home for it... After a year.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:59 pm

More obtained from Sarkis Tulaney #3 (as I know him), from his grandfather's albums.
First one is of Sarkis Tulaney #1(as I know him), and Milton E. Rosenzweig (General Manager of AFD)
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Sarkis Tulaney #1 (still trying to find out who the little guy is)
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Next 2 are before lettering, just has the Shurfine decal on the door.
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Not sure who's in the driver's seat.... May be Sarkis Tulaney #2 (as I know him).
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby dockmen027 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:06 pm

Nice examples of under the frame exhaust or "grass burner exhaust",,,, that must be putting the "Tug Boat Stacks" community in a tailspin......
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Postby Huskiedrive2 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:10 pm

Nice pictures Paul. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:25 am

dockmen027 wrote:Nice examples of under the frame exhaust or "grass burner exhaust",,,, that must be putting the "Tug Boat Stacks" community in a tailspin......

John, am I missing something here? No sarcasm intended.
359's have tall stacks and the 361 is clipped at air horn height that you can't see in all the pics. I vaguely remember something about a carport (at home?).
Just wondering....
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby dockmen027 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:32 pm

Scranton 761 wrote:
dockmen027 wrote:Nice examples of under the frame exhaust or "grass burner exhaust",,,, that must be putting the "Tug Boat Stacks" community in a tailspin......

John, am I missing something here? No sarcasm intended.
359's have tall stacks and the 361 is clipped at air horn height that you can't see in all the pics. I vaguely remember something about a carport (at home?).
Just wondering....





Paul,

The 361 looks like no stacks in all but one photo.

Back in that era most of the Freight Companys didn't run stacks in order to keep the trailer nose and side clean, when I worked for Carolina Freight Carriers nothing had stacks except for the last batch of IHC's they had. It would make sense that a grocery outfit would want to have a clean image and not have the trailer stained with smoke.

It is my attempt at sarcasm when a 40-50 year old truck looks like a 2016.

I prefer back in the day.......
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 3-24-14

Postby Scranton 761 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:40 pm

dockmen027 wrote:
Back in that era most of the Freight Companys didn't run stacks in order to keep the trailer nose and side clean


Can't say I knew that........ That's why I asked.
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