Kevin Duddy Truck Pictures Collection
Boston Bar and Other Locations Around Fraser Canyon
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Most of these pictures were taken along the Trans Canada Highway.
Parts of the highway are referred to as the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River Canyon Highways.
Brand new GMC tow truck being delivered to Harrington Motors at Boston Bar, BC. Picture was taken at Pacific & Burrard at Vancouver, BC in 1929. The mechanic is Oscar Rossum. 1937 Ford tow truck that was used by Harrington Motors of Boston Bar, BC This picture was taken on the north side of the Jackass Mountain pass along the Trans Canada Highway, just 44 miles north of Yale, BC in the Fraser Canyon.
This picture was taken between Gold Nugget and China Bar in 1939, along the Fraser Canyon Highway. This picture was taken around Siska in 1937. This picture was taken north of Yale, BC, below New Tunnel in 1938.
Here is a 1940's vintage Reo which belonged to Harrington Motors of Boston Bar, BC. The picture was taken in 1951, and the driver standing beside the truck is Spencer Patenaude. More pictures of the same Reo, taken at Harrington Motors in Boston Bar, BC.
More pictures of the same Reo with different loads. Post card picture of Harrington Motors Ltd. at Boston Bar, BC taken in the 60's.
These pictures taken at Boston Bar, BC in around 1939 or 1940.

Walter Harrington, Harrington Motor truck being unloaded from a CNR flat car at Boston Bar, BC in 1944.

If anyone can identify the make of this truck, it would be most appreciated.

This is the Boston Bar Hotel, located at Boston Bar, BC. It was built in 1917. This picture was taken in around 1941. The hotel burnt down in October 1949. This picture is taken on the Trans Canada Highway at Boston Bar, BC in 1941. Two of the people identified in the picture are Tom Bond, on the right, and "Old Cog" Harrington beside him. In the background is the Boston Bar Hotel.
Here is a picture taken on the Trans Canada Highway at Boston Bar, BC looking north. The Shell station on the left is Harrington Motors. There is a mixture of trucking companies represented in the picture. There is a Dodge or Fargo belonging to White Transport, and some Internationals belonging to Carson Truck Line Ltd. The picture was taken in the mid 1940's.
Here is Harrington Motors' 1939 Ford tow truck pulling an International out of the ditch on Jackass Mountain. Here is a truck being pulled out of the ditch at the south end of 9-Mile Canyon, half way down to the bridge. Here is Harrington Motors' 1937 Ford tow truck pulling out a car at Hell's Gate.
Here at truck is being pulled out of the ditch at the north end of 9-Mile Canyon. Here a wrecked car is being pulled out of the ditch at the north end of 9-Mile Canyon in 1949.
Here a car is being pulled out of the ditch at the top of Siska Hill. Here another car is being pulled out of the ditch south of Siska. You can see here that the Fraser Canyon Highway was not very wide and meeting a truck coming the other direction was not something a driver looked forward to. Here is a Greyhound bus over the bank near Tilton Creek.
Here the 37 Ford tow truck is pulling a car out of the ditch at the bottom of Tunnel Mountain. Here a Highway Liner truck is being pulled out of the ditch at Boothroyd in 1947. Here a bus is being pulled out of the ditch above Spences Bridge.
Here Harrington Motors' 39 Ford tow truck is pulling an International out of the ditch just north of the old toll gate at Yale, BC. Harrington Motors Diamond T tanker. Harrington Motors Diamond T tanker
Late 50's Kenworth COE lumber hauler
taken in Boston Bar, BC
Hunt Transport Hayes Clipper
taken at Boston Bar, BC in the mid 60's
Taken at Boston Bar, BC in the mid 30's
Hope Freight Lines B-Model Mack taken in Boston Bar, BC in he mid 60's Fraser Canyon. This picture was taken before the new China Bar Tunnel was built. A Greyhound bus is passing a gravel truck on a very narrow curve just outside of the present tunnel. Taken in 1945.
Old Cog 1942 at Boston Bar Old Cog in the beer parlor in the old hotel taken in the mid 1940's Mary Ann Harrington (Cog's mother) in the foreground. Old Cog cutting the chain to open the new Nine Mile Bridge May 1958
Cog Harrington's power plant for the hotel and Shell garage taken in the 1940's Wreck on Hell's Gat Hil in the mid 1940's Fraser Canyon and Highway from Kanyon View
Tee Pee on the Trans Canada Highway in the Fraser Canyon Built in 1949 by Bill & June Koropecki
Torn down in the spring of 1958 for the new road
Boston Bar Hotel taken in the 1940's
The morning after the Boston Bar Hotel fire Boston Bar Hotel fire in about 1949
Shell bulk plant fire on July 4, 1955. Taken from North Bend by Terry Hahoney Taken from Calson's store
Looking north
Gray's Fork also burned down
Looking south


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