Ron Davies Collection

Family Trucking Business

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Ron and Allan Davies' first truck Ron Davies at 16 years of age. Notice the Chauffeur's License on his belt. Drove the Cascade Highway hauling men, groceries and equipment to the large forest fire in 1961. One of Dads First Trucks
with my sister on the Hood Think 1935
Davies Transfer & Towing Service
Hope, BC McLean School grounds. Feed store is now the Senior Citizen's Manor. Tow Truck 1952 Ford
Drivers Ron & Ted Davies

Greyhound coach 200 feet over the bank along the Cascade Highway

Top Image: I sat in this bus and kept the steering straight while the tow truck and a D4 Cat pulled the bus up the bank.

Lower Image: Greyhound coming back on the road

Ron Davies Driver Truck 1952 Ford
Roy McKay on top of Greyhound coach after it was refloated on Kootenay Lake.
Ted Davies driver of this Trail-Rossland White bus. Reitmier roll over
along the Cascade Highway.
Miller & Brown roll over at Trail Hill
Davies Transfer trucks hauling hay Ron Davies driver at the top of Red Mountain near Rossland, BC Davies tow truck pulling a Princeton Brewery Hayes. Driver was Bob Tasker.
Davies first tow truck taken in 1942 Davies tow truck. Notice the billboard sign
Celebration Day Parade May 24th taken in Rossland, BC. Mt Roberts in the background. Davies fleet of trucks
  Davies tow truck driven by Alllan Davies, taken in March 1973 Cam-Mor Transport driven by "Nylon Slim"
Royalite service station owned by the Davies family Bruce Alder & Sons Phillips 66 Dealer
Ron's brother-in-law
OK Valley Freight accident at Fruitvale Cut Off. Davies tow truck with a Miller & Brown tractor.
Interior Breweries truck rolled outside of Rossland, BC
Interior Breweries Kenworth truck and pup. Davies Towing bring it back on the road.
CP Transport Kenworth CBE taken at the Patterson Highway
Allied Van Lines on the hook on the Cascade Highway
OK Valley Transport trailer coming back on the road at Fruitvale Cut Off. OK Valley Transport trailer
being loaded in Trail, BC
Shorty's Transport Kenworth
Public Freightways Kenworth
Here is another photo of this same truck taken at the Flood Cafe and Truck Stop in July 1961
Flanders Chevy in the ditch
This Expressway went over at the Falls on the Hope Princton Miller & Brown Roll Over Trail Hill
  In 1968 we moved elk from Banff National park to Christina Lake. Allan & Ron Davies helped with the move. We hauled in several loads and only lost one.
Public Freightways roll over Trail hill.
1965 CHEV 2 ton Davies Tow Truck Fruitvale cut off C.P.R. trailer.

Davies Transfer Moving & Storage
Late 50's Davies Transfer in the background
1952 Ford pickup the foreground
Davies Transfer 1948 Ford truck Davies Transfer trucks
1940 ford van, 1950 Dodge, 1948 Chev.
  1956 Ford 600. Picture was taken along the Cascade Highway. Driver was Ron Davies
Kamloops Moving & Storage International LoadStar. Driver was Henry Ekkel. Picture of a Kamloops Moving International Truck. The manager was Mort Williston, Driver was Henry Ekkel. Henry drove for West Transfer in Nelson. Then to Chapman's and Kamloops Moving and ended up driving for Cantin's Moving.
Davies Transfer 1965 Ford 850
taken in Cranbrook, BC
Davies' 1957 International and 1956 Ford 600 parked in the yard Davies Moving Van 850 Ford
Another Davies truck on the job in Vancouver, BC. Drivers were Wilf Acheson and Andy Schrich. Davies straight job taken along the Cascade Highway. Davies truck getting a wash job
L -> R: Edward Davies, Ron Davies and Allen Davies taken at the Flood Truck Stop in August 1963. Photo sent to me by Bruce Harger. Ted Davies Davies Transfer 1960 Ford 700
Williams Moving Van GMC taken in Davies Yard in Rossland, BC, after being pulled from a ditch. Davies truck fueling up at the Falls Cafe along the Hope-Princeton Highway. Taken at the Falls Cafe
along the Hope-Princeton Highway.
Davies Transfer Ford pickup Davies Transfer International L-180. Driver Ron Davies Davies Transfer For F-850 at the top of the Salmo-Creston. Driver Ron Davies and wife Tess.
Note the tailgate load Driver Sunny Williams We bought this three quarter ton Chevy
new in Summer 1947
Williams Moving & Storage Williams Moving & Storage Drivers
Sunny Williams on Left , Ted Williams on right
Old Williams Moving & Storage trailer
Williams Moving & Storage truck on display at the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale, BC Williams Moving & Storage Kentucky trailer on display at the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale, BC Here is a picture of the Store Front 1944 that is me in the picture.
Drivers Wilf Achesen and Andy Schich Heading into Ucluelet BC  My Brother Allan and a friend, In front of Davies' 1948 Chev.
1956 Ford repainted New Langford box - Cost $ 4000

These pictures were send to me by one of my drivers living in Burnaby.
Winter time. We never stopped Davies Moving & Storage Mercury
Driver's name is Andy
Davies Transfer Moving & Storage Ford
Kamloops Moving and Storage IH
Davies Transfer Moving & Storage Ford Davies Transfer Moving & Storage Ford Davies Transfer Moving & Storage Ford
Davies Transfer Moving & Storage Ford    

MacLean's Magazine October 1, 1952 article about Hill the Mover
These came from a friend whose father owned Reliance Moving

Davies Enterprises Ltd Ford dump, driven by Edward Davies. Dozer operator was Ron Davies. Inland Surplus GMC tractor driven by Ron Davies.
Another Davies Enterprise Truck 1956 Chev This is a signal Arm off 1940 Ford
  Don Gollan Owner Reliance Moving Calgary Davies Transfer 1950 Dodge 1/2 Ton
Driver: Ron Davies
Allan Davies (at front)
other person is unknown

Davies Garbage Service
This is what I drive now. Ron's 1946 Willies Jeep, with a Davies garbage truck in the background. Ron's 1946 Willies Jeep
Davies garbage truck. Driver Edward Davies
Davies GMC tow truck Ron's yard truck Ron's yard truck
Davies Garbage truck, driver Allan Davies Davies Enterprises, Driver Ron Davies View from our place
winter 2017

This pump was installed in Dad's back yard in 1935 and was bought used. This tractor was owned by Ed Paul Logging in Rossland bought new in 1952 and bought from him by Dad, we have had it over fifty years. It is a 420 Crawler.
I had this old Ford truck given to me, sold it on the way home.

A home is hit by a Westcan truck that was just coming into Warfield. This is the same house that the Miller & Brown hit.

Jeff's brother's house hit by a logging truck Wednesday on June 17, 2015

We had another run a way on the Trail hill on June 27, 2015, about a mile above Warfield, BC.
This time the rig did not wait to get it the house.
Ron's Jeep 1927 Model T on the road to Kootenay Lake. Driver Frank Lefevre, my Uncle. Left Fender, Ernie Lefeve, my Uncle and Frank Gach. Picture was taken on Sept 2 1932

I brought the 420 crawler in from the lake. I am starting to do it over. Dad painted it yellow, but new it was John Deere Green so i hope by spring I can run it out done over. My only problem is there is no more 13 speed, I am down to about 3 Speed . The John Deere is 66 Years old.

This one is all done. It's a 1953 John Deere 40.

My two Uncles leased the Velvet Mine in Rossland in the late forty's but I don't think there was any Velvet Gold.

N Force is owned by Ross Shannon, who is My Nephew. They have seventeen cranes working the Calgary area.
Loading Ore Rossland 1934
My father started hauling ore in 1935
GNR Trestle 1934 Snow is starting to melt and I'm getting some of my tractors out on the road and some other yard pieces.
1955 Ford - For Sale - $ 39,500
This jeep Cherokee
was owned by my Brother. YEAR ??