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George B.'s Comment
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Another truck photo from a by-gone time that I thought is pretty unique.

Interesting truck! Whats is make/model?

George B.'s Comment
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Meant to say cant really make out its make/model? Mack?

G-Town's Comment
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Mid 50’s GMC 950 “Cannonball” likely configured with a 2-cycle 6-71 supercharged Detroit.

Low production but none-the-less a very cool truck introduced in 1950 and continued through 1959. The truck got its nickname from a TV series with the same name, starring William Bendix who drove a similar truck.

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Another truck photo from a by-gone time that I thought is pretty unique.

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Interesting truck! Whats is make/model?

Navypoppop's Comment
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G-Town,

Wasn't Paul Birch who playedCannonball Mike Malone and William Campbell played his co-driver Jerry Austin? I remember this show as a kid and wish is was still on occasionally.

G-Town's Comment
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Yes thanks, absolutely. William Bendix (upon closer look) was not in this series.

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A bit before my time… Pruitt and Chandler was more in my era.

G-Town,

Wasn't Paul Birch who playedCannonball Mike Malone and William Campbell played his co-driver Jerry Austin? I remember this show as a kid and wish is was still on occasionally.

PackRat's Comment
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This week is Navajo out of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1934 as Red Arrow Trucking. In 1938 rebranded as The Kansas City Los Angeles Flyer Transport Company. In 1940 renamed Navajo Freight Lines. At one point in the 1960s the company (known as The Blue Eyed Indian) was the nation's third largest transcontinental trucking company.

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George B.'s Comment
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Ryan B.'s Comment
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This week is Navajo out of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1934 as Red Arrow Trucking. In 1938 rebranded as The Kansas City Los Angeles Flyer Transport Company. In 1940 renamed Navajo Freight Lines. At one point in the 1960s the company (known as The Blue Eyed Indian) was the nation's third largest transcontinental trucking company.

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What is the box behind the cab?

G-Town's Comment
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It’s called a dromedary or drum box. Popular in the 50s-60s. Enabled additional capacity without exceeded total length restriction. Trailers could not exceed 40’. Drom boxes are still in limited use with moving companies.

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This week is Navajo out of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1934 as Red Arrow Trucking. In 1938 rebranded as The Kansas City Los Angeles Flyer Transport Company. In 1940 renamed Navajo Freight Lines. At one point in the 1960s the company (known as The Blue Eyed Indian) was the nation's third largest transcontinental trucking company.

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What is the box behind the cab?

G-Town's Comment
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Cool stuff! The bottom pic is really interesting. Twin-steer International Emreyville II with a drum box.

Later today I’ll try to post some Emreyville trucks that I’ve photographed in the past.

This week is Navajo out of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1934 as Red Arrow Trucking. In 1938 rebranded as The Kansas City Los Angeles Flyer Transport Company. In 1940 renamed Navajo Freight Lines. At one point in the 1960s the company (known as The Blue Eyed Indian) was the nation's third largest transcontinental trucking company.

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0968838001668734865.jpg

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