Ron Langis Collection

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Ron Langis began hauling for O’Connor Transport in 1954 from Ontario,moved to Vancouver in 1956 and continued into the sixties. Ron’s brothers John, Ivan & Leo were also with O’Connor’s.

During the off-season for car hauling (model year changeover in the car business) Ron worked on his father’ farm and one summer drove for Sabre Freight and ran south a bit for produce (VC).

Ron also had a logging contract at Port Mellon in the 60’s, hauled out of the Boston Bar Mill for Mission Transport and worked for Pacific Freightways (Vern Cross).

Ron returned to the car haul in 1978 with VOT, Auto Haulaway and finishing with Allied Systems.

O'Connor Transport trucks taken in 1958 Tractors and English cars going to Alberta. O'Connor 1956 Ford. My truck at my sister's place in Toronto.
A load of Chrylers bound for Vancouver, BC Me and the boys at Pete's Truck Stop in Sioux Falls, SD
Drove for Sabre Freight Lines, at a truck stop at Cashmere, WA Ron Langis and Richie Loiselle My 1957 Mercury Lucerne taken in Vancouver, BC
  First six-car car hauler John Langis' 1965 Ford 1000 in O'Connors' new colors. This six-car hauler was purchased from Convoy in Portland, OR and painted in O'Connors new colors.
This is my 1958 Mack B61 Load of Chryslers at the top of MacDonald Pass in Montana.
My 1958 Mack B61 Three Langis brothers on top of MacDonald Pass. John (L), Ron (middle) and Ivan (R). Ron going north at the Flood scale
Empty wooden boxes that contained wire to Vancouver going back empty to Hamilton, ON Summer times during change-over hauling hay on my father's farm in Ontario. Same load trying to go into the barn. Can't load cars that way.
  Changed to Canadian Auto Carriers. This picture shows the building of the Fraser Canyon.
Building of the new Alexandra Bridge in the Fraser Canyon
I quit the long haul and went into logging Taken at Port Meion, BC  
     
     
Picture of the boys on top of the load. A load of telephone poles Brother Leo standing in front of a good sized log.
Timber Toter    
  End of the logging contract in 1967  
Working for V.C. Produce Taken in southern California Pacifc Freightways
Ron Langis and sons working for Mission Transport Put up for sale when Mission Transport closed the doors.
The last load for Pacific Freightways
Converted the truck back to a car carrier and worked for V.O.T. Vancouver to Toronto.
Load of Nissan imorts going to the Prairies.
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Taken at the top of the Rogers Pass Load of used cars from Edmonton to Toronto.
Rick Hansen "Man in Motion Tour" March 21, 1985 - May 22, 1987
This photo was taken west of Edson AB on Highway 16
     
    New Ford pickups from Oakville to Vancouver, BC
Ford LTDs from At Thomas, ON plant going to Vancouver, BC The Coquihalla Highway Toll Booths Ron & Ivan Langis with imports going to the Prairies taken outside of Canmore, Alberta.
Load of Tempos from Kansas City, MO taken outside Little American Truck Stop in Wyoming. Little American Truck Stop in Wyoming. Little American Truck Stop in Wyoming.
Little American Truck Stop in Wyoming. Load of Oldsmobile station wagons going to Simi Valley, California to be armour plated for Saudi Arabia.
First load of Camaros from the GM plant in Van Nuys, CA bound for Vancouver. GM plant in Van Nuys, CA Going to St Louis to pick up vans for Expo 86
Going to St Louis to pick up vans for Expo 86 Load of vans for Expo 86
Load of vans for Expo 86  
  Last trip with this Mack I sold this truck
Bought a Ford V.O.T. bought by Auto Haulaway Repainted in Auto Haulaway's colors  
     
     
     
     
Taken at Merrit, BC New contract hauling Toyota pickups from Freemont, CA to Vancouver. A picture taken through the windshield going down the highway.
     
     
     
     
     
  Ron Gardiner shop foreman at Auto Haulaway. Doug Brown in the Auto Haulaway yard
1994 Peterbilt   Load of mini vans going to a Seattle auction
A load of Toyotos back from Freemont, California
A load of Toyotos back from Freemont, California
Retired from Allied Systems Quilchena Lodge along Highway 5A Old gas pump taken at the Quilchena Lodge
Working for the movies Vehicles for the movie, "The Pledge" with Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn.  
  Car carrier in England Famous Round About AKA "Traffic Circle" in Wales.
     
     





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