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Miscellaneous Heavy Haulers

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Miscellaneous Heavy Haulers

Although strictly not Pre-65 Line Haulers, three main heavy haul experts in the Lower Mainland were Arrow Transfer, Merchants Cartage and Commercial Truck Service. Crown Cartage was also in the Heavy Haul business We have this great picture of B C Electric custom built 1956 Hayes for line pole work & lift work at Cambie & 16 Ave shops. Fred Loucks was very active province wide and in the Prince George area Ross Ewen and McDermids & Lofting were big operators.

Thanks to Lorne Findlay for these pictures

Arrow Transfer Company Ltd Hayes with a load of beams  
Hayes truck with Insley boom crane used for putting in power poles.
The pictures were taken in the 16th & Cambie garage in 1956
Rocky Mountain Transport V-Liner. Johnnie Sengotta founded Rocky Mountain Transport at Vernon, BC in the mid 1950's. Johnnie originally worked for OK Valley Freight Line out of Vernon.
Hauling a laminated bridge beam
taken at Nelson, BC
Loading Nass River Bridge sections Loaded with laminated sections
for the Nass River Bridge
Laminated sections for the Nass River Bridge
Merchants Cartage on Job # 487, National Harbors Board Transit Shed at Vancouver, BC
Taken in March 1960

Commercial Truck Co. Ltd crane truck
placing beams for Englewood School


Global Pace-Setter:

World's longest laminated-timber, steel-trussed span is 575 feet, Klinaklini, near Knight Inlet, 150 miles north of Vancouver. Built for BC Forest Products Ltd., which a quarter of a century ago pioneered the province's first laminated logging bridge, structure has a clear span of 207 feet, plus approaches. It opens to logging operations a previously inaccessible 17,000 acre stand of spruce, fir, hemlock and cedar. Laminated components for span were provided by Koppers International Canada Ltd., subsidiary of Kopper's Company, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, pioneers in glued wood technology.

Harvest of the Forest:

Timber loads up to 200 tons are supported, with complete safety, on laminated-beam logging bridge serving British Columbia's economically dominant multi-billion dollar forest industry. Canadian demand for laminated timber products, on per capita basis, is more than 1 1/2 times that of US Principal supplier of laminated products throughout the Dominion is Koppers International Canada Ltd., subsidiary of Koppers Company, Inc. From a 65 acre facility at Burnaby, BC, and other branch plants, company offers full-service capability in design, engineering and construction of laminated structural systems.

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