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Ken at the beginning of his trucking career

This photo was taken by my father Ken Sr. in 1938 or 39 when he was manager of the Ellensburg Lee & Eastes depot. Ken Jr. also held the same position in 1968.

This was the start of a career in that lasted for many years with Lee & Eastes and ONC. I worked on dock at Yakima later as driver. Then to Seattle to work for LASME and Lee & Eastes/CLE. Later to Astoria Oregon to work as driver there and then to Yakima to work as driver there again and promoted to manager at Ellensburg in 1968 and then promoted to TM in Kennewick , Washington until 1975. Then to Walla Walla where operated my own business until 1997 and then retired to Oregon City.

The truck is a Fageol. Smaller model used for local delivery and cartage in Ellensburg.

Well thats the motor freight part. Does not cover my airline and current dealings.


The Lee & Eastes photos are taken in Seattle in the 50s the bull nose straight truck about 1951. The doubles were taken later, about 1956. They are at the Lake Washington Floating Bridge which at that time was US10 now I-90. The CLE Century 21 was taken 1962 to promote the Seattle worlds fair. CLE was ther name of Lee & Eastes Auto Freight after they had merged with Coast Truck Lines of Seattle and became Coast-Lee & Eastes aka: CLE
Here is a bubblenose Lee & Eastes in color from about 1951 at Lake Washington Floating Bridge in Seattle a favorite spot for truck pictures. Ken Goudy Collection. This photo is of a Lee & Eastes Sterling truck and trailer just off Lake Washington Floating Bridge in Seattle around 1947.Ken Goudy Collection. This photo is an early 1930's Fageol tanker belonging to West Coast Transport, a division of Lee & Eastes Auto Freight. Picture taken in Portland Oregon. Fageol is the predecessor of Peterbilt. Ken Goudy Collection.
This is a picture of a one of a kind experimental for Freightliner and L&E in 1951. The truck had a 48 inch cab and the Cummins motor was mounted under the frame behind the cab, under the freight box. This is the first non "Bubble Nose" cab produced by Frieghtliner. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is an Lee & Eastes ad taken from a routing guide for shippers in 1943. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is a Lee & Eastes 1929 Fageol. The driver is Vic Johnson their first driver and Mr. George Eastes talking to him outside cab. Ken Goudy Collection.
Here is a pictures of Ken's Dad's business card logo from the 1940's. Here is L&E's first set of doubles in the early 1950's. This shows a mixed set of L&E and ONC trailers. Taken at Seattle terminal. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is a color picture taken at the Yakima, Washington yard where Lee & Eastes serviced their trucks. Ken Goudy Collection.
A new International DCO-405 for Coast Lee & Eastes hooked up to a new set of trailers. A mixed set up trailers behind this White Freightliner. One trailer is a Coast Lee & Eastes and the rear on is an ONC trailer. Here is a picture of a Lee & Eastes Tank Lines Freightliner. Ken Goudy Collection.
Here is a White 3000 tractor used by Lee & Eastes. Here is a Kenworth conventional which Lee & Eastes owned, seen here pulling a U & I Sugar tank trailer. Here is a picture of the second Lee & Eastes "Pancake Engine" Freightliner seen here hauling for one of the bakeries. Ken Goudy Collection.
Here is a picture of Lee & Eastes second "Pancake Engine" Freightliner drom hooked up to a U & I Sugar tank trailer. A 1936 Studebaker truck and trailer at the Westside Auto Freight Depot in Portland, OR. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is a 1960's Kenworth tanker truck and pup belonging to Lee & Eastes Tank Lines. Ken Goudy Collection.
Here is a Lee & Eastes taken in 1956 on Lake Washington Floating Brdge in Seattle. Returning from Yakima, Wa. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is a Lee & Eastes Sterling taking on a load of steel. This Lee & Eastes Sterling was powered with a White Mustang, seen here pulling an ONC trailer in Seattle.
Here is a colorized picture of a Lee & Eastes Sterling truck and trailer. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is the first fleet of Lee & Eastes. This Lee & Eastes Sterling tanker was taken by Roger W. Sackett near Aberdeen, WA in 1951.
Here are some pictures of Lee & Eastes trucks lined up at one of their terminals. Ken Goudy Collection.
Here is a picture of a Freightliner with a set of doubles and a Sterling tanker truck and trailer. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is a gas powered Lee & Eastes Sterling waiting for the storm to ease in 1950 on US 10 to Seattle at CleElum, WA. In the thirties, forties and fifties, Lee & Eastes and Oregon Nevada California Fast Freight interlined at Portland to form a system from Seattle to San Francisco. Years later they would become one company.
Here is a picture of a Kenworth hauling 155 mm cannon barrels from the US Army to Fort Lewis from the Yakima firing center. Ken Goudy Collection. Here is the first Freightliner truck and trailer to operate out of Yakima in 1950 for Lee & Eastes. Here is a picture of the first "Pancake Engine" Frieghtliner that Lee & Eastes used.
Here is an older Lee & Eastes truck. Here is a picture of a 1941 Sterling truck and trailer going over the Snoqualmie Pass Here is another picture of a Lee & Eastes Sterling truck and trailer.
This is from Ken Goudy's collection.
Seattle dock at the old location on Airport Way. Here is another Sterling of Lee & Eastes about 1938-40. This is another one that Ken used to ride in with his Dad. Notice the oil can on the running board. This is the afternoon crew keeping busy while waiting for pickup calls.
Here is a shot of some trailers waiting to be loaded out at the Seattle dock. Or maybe to be washed. Here is a picture of Rick Hendrix's Dad, Tony, taken with a West Coast Transport 1940 Sterling, truck # 22. Here is a picture of Rick Hendrix's Dad, Tony, taken with a West Coast Transport Sterling, truck # 58.
This is one that Ken used to ride in with his Dad when he was pretty young, about 5 or 6. Lee & Eastes Fageol truck and trailer.
Two old Fageol tankers parked beside a Richfield station. This photo was presented to Lee Gates by Lee & Eastes on his retirement in May 1983. He started there in November 1949. Lee gave this to Rick in August of 1988. He has since passed away. The Fageol closest to the building is # 3 and the other is # 4.
Here is a photo taken at the Lee & Eastes' Seattle yard in later 30's. Maybe in 1939 or 1940. Left to Right: Ken Goudy Sr. (Ken's dad) Pat Patton long time employee in sales I think. And Norris Lee brother to Art Lee , the Lee of Lee & Eastes. Note on the tanker in background has sanders. Ken's Dad would have been approx 28 when this photo was taken, Ken was about 3 or 4 at the time.
Here is a photo taken at the early Lee & Eastes terminal on Airport Way in Seattle. Background is a Fageol and forground is probably about a 1935 International .Photo was probably taken in late 30's. Here is another neat photo of an old L&E Sterling. I most likely rode in this rig with my Dad way back in the 40's when I was small.
Two shots of a Coast Lee & Eastes International DCO-405 with new Aero-Liner trailers
New International BC-160 rag top truck destined for Coast Lee & Eastes Same International BC-160 with the Coast Lee & Eastes markings Frank Tyler Sterling delivering one of Lee & Eastes' modified flatbed trailers to their Seattle terminal.


This next group of photos were given to me years ago as a gift by Milt Sharpe who I rode with as a young boy on many trips over Snoqualmie Pass.
West Coast Transport Fageol tanker West Coast Transport White tanker West Coast Transport Fageol tanker
West Coast Transport Fageol tanker A couple of West Coast Transport drivers West Coast Transport White tanker


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