Saturday, May 19, 2018

NY and LA.

Some more of my daughters photos from New York city and then Los Angeles.
Slab sided delivery vans seem to be everywhere in the US. They seem to have various manufacturers.
This is a New York ice cream and milk shake seller.

This one appears to be the same maker, but with longer wheel base.
A different manufacturer , I think.
This one in the Little Italy area of New York.
Fire Department New York Ford, in the city.


Custom built chopper on display at the 9/11 National Memorial.

Electric bus in New York.
Bonneted delivery trucks are the normal everywhere.
Freightliner in New York...

...Freightliner and Navistar in Los Angeles.


Hino in L.A.

Freightliner articulated drinks truck.

Peterbilt.
International Navistar.

Bentley in L.A. with a finish that looks like blue chrome.

Upstate NY and into VT.

My daughter recently travelled by train from NYC up to Albany (the capital of NY) and then by car to friend's place, just over the border, in Vermont. This is her snaps she took on the way.
Navistar tanker on the highway.

Peterbilt tanker sneaking out of a side street.



At Eagle Bridge this old old Mercedes 1418, looks to be still in use.

In the same yard is this old International and many old tractors and trucks.

Peterbilt tanker has massive un-silenced stacks.
Navistar 9900 tanker.

A couple of rail service vehicles.
A Navistar and....
...a Peterbilt.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

More From the U.S.

Some snaps my daughter took in Manhattan, New York.
As I mentioned in a previous post, Macks aren't usually seen doing highway hauling in the U.S.
More likely to be seen as tipper or mixer.

Two black Kenworths unload as a Seagrave fire appliance makes its way between.

Bonneted delivery trucks appear to be the norm.
This one an International.

Bonneted Hino , not seen at all in our part of the world.

Lightweight Kenworth beer semi, about to cross Madison Ave on E 32nd Street.

Another bonneted International makes a delivery.

Freightliner Cascadia with low loader brings in machinery,
probably for the huge amount of construction going on in New York.

Another Mack mixer, on a construction site.

Older short bonneted truck, looks to be wearing the Ford blue oval as it passes a UD, which appears much more like the delivery trucks we are used to here, apart from the ugly protective bar on the front, made of water pipe.

Mack stopped producing the DM (with offset cab) in 2005, but here's one still working.

A closer view of one of the Kenworths shown previously.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Another Lot From Arizona.

Kenworth with a big sleeper passes by the fresh snowfall.
It is Spring in this part of the world, but at over 7000ft you can expect the weather to do anything.


Bright yellow Pete with low loader and damaged front bumper.

A couple of Kenworths with bottom dumps...

...appear to be from the same company.
Old Freightliner school bus, being used for adventure tours.

Peterbilt car hauler has a variety of brands on board, as it's passed by a Navistar pulling a 53ft dry van.

Kenworth with very boxy sleeper in the typical Arizona landscape.

Modern US school bus  by Blue Bird is an A3 series.

Dark blue Kenworth under threatening skies.

Ford dually hauling a couple of classics.

Kenworth tanker unloading in the middle of nowhere.



Big grey Kenworth pulling an Ariat trailer.
Ariat is a clothing and footwear brand.

Free State Trucking Volvo.

Hogan Transportation Navistar with Target trailer.
Target is a large discount store chain in the US.

American icons:
Peterbilt, Coca-Cola, Chevron

Heavy duty Pete with low loader.

Kenworth tanker passes the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.

There doesn't appear to be many Mack highway trucks in the States.
They are used more as tippers, tankers and mixers; what the Americans call vocational trucks.