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On September 2, 2002, Consolidated Freightways filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy



In October 2002, about one month after Consolidated Freightways' shutdown, Jim Steele was given permission to taken these pictures at CF's Kansas City, MO terminal.
CF dispatch office at Kansas City, MO taken in October 2002 CF Ford city tractors taken at Kansas City, MO waiting for the auction in October 2002. CF Freightliner city tractors taken at Kansas City, MO waiting for the auction in October 2002.
CF yard goats taken at Kansas City, MO waiting for the auction in October 2002. CF dollies lined up for auction at Kansas City, MO in October 2002. Some of CF's trailers waiting for auction at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002.
More CF pup trailers waiting for auction at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002. CF pups backed up to dock area in Kansas City, MO in October 2002. CF long trailers parked at Kansas City, MO in October 2002.
CF day cab tractors taken at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002. CF sleeper tractors taken at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002. CF sleeper tractors and yard goat taken at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002.
CF day cab tractor taken at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002. CF sleeper tractor taken at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002. CF conventional sleeper tractor taken at the Kansas City, MO terminal in October 2002.
Back view of the CF shop at their Kansas City, MO terminal.



CF fuel island. Chris Thompson Collection. CF fuel island. Chris Thompson Collection. CF trailers at doors. Chris Thompson Collection.
CF trucks sitting on the old hook pad. Chris Thompson Collection. CF terminal pictures. Chris Thompson Collection. Crashed CF sleeper trucks. Chris Thompson Collection.
CF sleeper trucks. Chris Thompson Collection. CF yard hostler. Chris Thompson Collection. CF forklifts. Chris Thompson Collection.
CF inside dock pictures. Chris Thompson Collection. CF shop items in lots to sell. Chris Thompson Collection.
CF shop modified dollie had a swenson spreader put on it they would dump 50 ibs rock salt into it . Chris Thompson Collection. CF road tractors. Chris Thompson Collection. CF trailers backed into the city dock. Chris Thompson Collection.
CF Freightliner FLD 120 sleeper 28-189. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Freightliner FLC 28-750. Paul Knowles Collection. Damaged CF Freightliner FLB's. Paul Knowles Collection.
CF Freightliner sleeper 14-3554. Paul Knowles Collection. CF yard hoster. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Ford city tractor. Paul Knowles Collection.
CF Ford bobtail 154-323. Paul Knowles Collection. Another view of the damaged Freightliner FLB's. Paul Knowles Collection. A long view of the CF tractors at the Kansas City, MO terminal. Paul Knowles Collection.
CF 176-2290 Freightliner FL70. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Freightliner FL?? tractor. Paul Knowles Collection. CF 10-2355 Freightliner FLD120. Paul Knowles Collection.
CF Ford L7000 tractor. Paul Knowles Collection. CF 156-3187 International tractor. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Ford Aeromax and Freightliner FLB tractors. Paul Knowles Collection.
CF Freightliner sleeper tractors. Paul Knowles Collection. Someone hauling a CF pup trailer away. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Freightliner tractors. Paul Knowles Collection.
More CF Freightliner tractors. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Ford and Freightliner tractors. Paul Knowles Collection. CF International tractors. Paul Knowles Collection.



These following pictures are from Paul Knowles.
I shot these a couple of days ago the trailers are being scraped down off of Manchester Drive in KC MO.
I have to drive by this sad sad scene everyday on my way out to work.
Scrap CF trailers. Paul Knowles Collection. CF Freightliner cabover with a set of doubles.
Paul Knowles Collection.
CF Freightliner cabover with a load of convertor dollies.
Paul Knowles Collection.
CF Freightliner conventional with a set of doubles.
Paul Knowles Collection.
One CF Freightliner giving another one a ride.
Paul Knowles Collection.



These pictures were taken by Jim Steele at the Kansas City, MO CF terminal when the equipment was being auctioned off in May 12, 2003.
CF Freightliner tractor honoring Larry R. Monning of Kansas City, MO with 3 million miles of accident-free driving. This and a few other leased tractors were not for sale at this time. Taken at Kansas City, MO in May 2003. Jim Steele Collection. Former CF Freightliner tractor at the sale at Kansas City, MO on May 12, 2003. Jim Steele Collection.
More leased CF tractors that were not for sale. Jim Steele Collection. CF leased tractors, not for sale at this time. May 2003. Jim Steele Collection. Loading CF 28-192 at the auction sale. Jim Steele Collection.
Some of the buyers at the CF sale in Kansas City, MO on May 12, 2003. Jim Steele Collection. CF Ford straight truck. Jim Steele Collection. CF fork lifts at the Kansas City, MO terminal. Jim Steele Collection.
Part of the dock area at the Kansas City, MO CF terminal. Jim Steele Collection. CF yard jockeys at the Kansas City, MO sale. Jim Steele Collection.
CF pup with the old sign at the Kansas City, MO terminal May 2003. Jim Steele Collection. CF pup with newer sign. Jim Steele Collection. Lineup of CF Freightliner cabovers. Jim Steele Collection.
Stacks of CF wheels and tires for sale at the Kansas City, MO terminal. Jim Steele Collection.
Back ends of some CF tractors at the Kansas City, MO terminal. Jim Steele Collection. Lineup of CF tractors. Some in poor shape. Jim Steele Collection.
Lineup of CF city tractors. Jim Steele Collection. Lineup of CF Freightliner conventionals. Jim Steele Collection.
Some CF tractors and a pickup for sale. Jim Steele Collection. Some CF trailers and convertor dollies. Jim Steele Collection.
Lineup of CF pup trailers. Jim Steele Collection.


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