MACK TRUCKS FROM THE 1940's and 1950'S
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These pictures were taken by professional photographers in an era when the world was just recovering from the deprivations arising from the war. It was during the dawn of a new era where everyone was full of hope for a better life. And what a great pity truck manufacturers don't have the budget and the inclination to photograph every new truck they build today! By the way, the premises of Mack Trucks (Canada) Ltd. at 1350 The Queensway, Toronto, (where I worked) was the site of the Mack Trucks Canada assembly plant until they built the Oakville, Ontario plant (opposite Ford and now also defunct) in the late 1960s (I THINK).

A Note of Thanks to Martin from Hank:
These photos would not be here if it weren't for the foresight of Martin. All of these photos were destined for the trash when Martin found them and saved them for others to see. Thanks Martin!!!


Mack E Model for Dominion Heating Equipment from Toronto, Ontario Mack EE Model from British American Oil Mack EHU for Canadian Jersey Cattle Club
Mack EQ or EGT for A. McMaster Building Materials from Hamilton, Ontario American Mack LJX for Genser Trucking Co. Mack Model LJSW for R.E. Gray
1947 truck show held at Toronto, Ontario Mack EFU in the foreground and others for The Burroughes Furniture Co.
Mack EG Model for Canadian Oil Companies Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario Working scene with Mack EHT
Engine: EN 354A
Transmission: TRD-313
Customer: Dundas Construction Co., Toronto, Ontario
Taken in 1947
Mack LFT and Trailmobile trailer for Orland Robertson Produce of Hamilton, Ontario
Mack A51T diesel tractor and tandem axle trailer operated by Fred Norton from Stoney Creek, Ontario 1950 Mack A Model for Harrisons & Crossfield (Canada) Ltd. 1947 Mack photo of Viceroy Manufacturing Company from West Toronto, Ontario
1950 Mack for British American Oil Co. 1947 Macks for Rogers Fuel Oil 1948 Macks for The Globe and Mail from Toronto, Ontario
1948 Macks from The Elias Rogers Co. Ltd. 1947 Mack tankers for the Imperial Oil Company - Esso Unidentified Mack for E.W. Lancaster's Cartage Moving & Storage from Windsor, Ontario
Mack EQ for Kinsway Transports Ltd. British American Oil Mack tankers Francon Mack end dump
Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd dump truck from Falconbridge, Ontario 1947 photo showing different Mack trucks for Hendrie & Co. agents for Canadian National Railways 1947 photo show Mack trucks for Canadian Pacific Freight
1950 photo showing 1951 Mack tankers for The Elias Rogers Co Ltd. Mack B87SX for Perini McNamara from Montreal, Quebec American Mack Model LJSW for Ashbury Transportation from Portland, Oregon. This photo was taken along the Columbia River in Oregon.
Mack Model LMSWL for Fruit Growers Supply Company from Westwood, California.

FGS, Westwood Operation - New Mack ----

With the premature shut down of railroad logging during 1949, and the decision to abandon the Camp Harvey railroad, Fruit Growers Supply - Westwood purchased 8 new logging trucks and two loaders early in 1950. The truck purchase was split between Mack and Peterbuilt, both brands delivered with 275 H. P. Cummins diesel engines. These off-highway trucks with log dolleys cost the "Supply" company about $23,222 per unit and had a workable capacity of about 15,000 ft per load.

Pictured below is one of the company's newly purchased Mack trucks, No. 159, with just under 29,000 ft of prime pine logs. This truck load of logs on its way to the mill at Westwood from the Lights Creek tract, where some 63 million feet of timber was logged during 1950.

This information came from Jimmy B. Here is a link to his web site.

Mack EQ Model and Fruehauf trailer for George Weston Ltd. from Toronto, Ontario Mack dump trucks for New Maron Gold Mines Ltd.


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