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This picture is me with PNR's (Pacific Northern Rail Contractors) 82 Transtar 4300. I put over 1/2 million miles on this truck. Cummins KT450, 15OD. This is the first truck I drove with A/C (it worked most of the time). Same truck with the trailer I normally pulled. It has a hydraulically operated folding gooseneck to enable loading of the rail machines without the use of a crane. The hydraulics were powered by a PTO off the trans with quick connects at the rear of the tractor. The trailer was custom built by Arnes in Winnipeg to PNR's specs. Air suspension on the trailer sure saved a lot of machine damage and driver fatigue. Willie Loewen with the other company highway tractor and another custom built Arnes folding gooseneck trailer. Willie and I were loaded and heading out to a job in Timmins, Ontario. This picture and the previous two were taken in front of the company office in Cochrane, Alberta in 1989.
This picture was taken at the summit of Rogers Pass in March 2001. TomMark Transport Ltd company truck leased from PacLease. Without a doubt the most comfortable truck I have ever driven. C-15 Cat (475 hp), 10 speed AutoSelect, A/C, good sound system w/CD, air susp, air susp on cab and sleeper, and good air seat. Lots of room for me both in the cab and in the sleeper.



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