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Obituary for William J. "Bill" Burke
June 10, 1906 - May 11, 1986
This is the 5 year award given to my brother, Michael W Burke. This is the 10 year Loyalty Award given to William J. Burke.
United Buckingham advertisement Promotional pictures showing a United Truck Lines Kenworth Bullnose beside a B-29, taken at Boeing Field United Buckingham advertisement with a Kenworth CBE (Cab Beside Engine)



Bell shipment to University of Montana



United Buckingham logo from the top of their system map
Drawing of the Thru Transcontinental Trailer. Joint service United truck Lines, Buckingham Transportation and (Northern Pacific Transport in Montana)
Here is teletype that was sent from UB communication central at Spokane regarding Kennedy. United Truck Line ad showing their routes. Barry Burke Collection. Copy of award letter to Dad from John and Lewis Manlowe in 1952.
United Truck Lines machine shop at the Spokane terminal Busy crew in the rate department rating bills of lading at the Spokane terminal United Truck Lines Missoula terminal. The trailers and tractors included Northern Pacific transport, United and Buckingham. Taken in 40s before merger
Transontinental Kenworth



IN ALL OF THESE ACCIDENT PICTURES, NOT ONE WAS THE FAULT OF THE DRIVER
This picture was taken in East Missoula, Montana, I believe at Bob Vaughn's shop. Bob did most of the work for United that had to be done in Missoula before truck or trailer could be returned to Spokane, WA for complete repair. He was one hell of a mechanic and a very good person. United Buckingham unit 4192, location unknown Newspaper clipping of accident on Highway 10
US 10 and Montana 20 2/2/67 and United Buckingham units 5523 5538 5539 United Buckingham unit 5117, location unknown. This accident was on McDonald Pass, between Missoula and Helena, Montana.



This photo shows Cater Motor Freight trailer Barry's Dad,William J Burke, and grandad, Walter E. "Captain" Burke
Bill Burke by Cater semi in Missoula 1939-42 Cater Motor Freight Missoula terminal. The truck in background is a Studebaker and semi is Ford. Cater Motor Freight Missoula terminal side view 1939-42
Mack COE taken at the Missoula terminal. Boy this must have been a hard ride. No concept of driver effort by todays standards. These guys were really tough!
Barry Burke's grandad's truck Walter E. Burke at Hot Springs Motor Freight at Missoula taken in 1946. Closeup of Cater Motor Freight delivery car. Cater Motor Freight early deliver vehicle. Picture has late 30s car in background. Bill Burke riding shotgun in front of the Park Hotel and Bar in Missoula. Car might be a Stanly Steamer.



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