|Canadian Freightways, Calgary, Alta
|A new CF trailer in '63. Note the forward location of the side door||One of their conventional KWs. in '65 You can just see the side- mounted air horn behind the roof board.||A line-up of early sixties Freightliners with the old roof boards on them|
|A great shot of a set of triples. Doug Hutzel Collection.||A set of Canadian Freightways joints at Calgary. (courtesy of T. Brad Dunkin)||John Ellis drove this late fifties COE gaspot Cornbinder (an S-190) sometimes BOBTAILING from CF, Calgary to Pincher Station (Crowsnest Pass) to pick up loaded pups at the BC border. There was no Trans-Canada back then so CF ran their joints by the only route available at the time (Stevens Pass) through Washington and north Idaho and crossed back into BC at Eastport, ID/Kingsgate, BC and over to the Alta. border on #3. Wiggle Wagons were not legal in Alta. at the time, so the had to break the trains at the border. John says they were a good hard truck - good for nothing and hard on your sore back and knees. The truck was on city pickup this day.
Photo courtesy of John Ellis