Re: Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass: link
Author: George Andrews
Date: 08-07-2018 - 20:44

Yea -- Thanks Graham. I still grimace whenever I look at the CF Pusher Truck photos. WHAT A BALL - BUSTER that must have been to drive !!! Short wheelbase Cab - Over, single drive axle, iron springs on all 4 corners, maybe even a spring - loaded driver's seat and Armstrong Steering if it's old enough, and those goddamn Diamond 3 - Railer tire chains -- yuucckk...
That big box above the rear axle was full of concrete, to add weight for traction. The front bumper had a 4 foot high A - frame angle iron padded push bar sticking out from the bumper. Keep in mind the Freightliner Cab - Over was originally designed & built by CF ( the Freightways tractor ) to be light AND cheap, and it was a big aluminum box with the drivers' seat directly above the left steer tire; picture yourself trying to drive a basketball for 10 hours !!!



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Blue Canyon WP Steve 08-06-2018 - 11:17
  Re: Blue Canyon cprr 08-06-2018 - 12:20
  Re: Blue Canyon Joe Magruder 08-06-2018 - 13:06
  Re: Blue Canyon Dick Dorn 08-06-2018 - 15:23
  Re: Blue Canyon George Andrews 08-06-2018 - 18:26
  Re: Blue Canyon WAF 08-06-2018 - 18:51
  Re: Blue Canyon George Andrews 08-06-2018 - 20:14
  Re: Blue Canyon Dick Dorn 08-07-2018 - 07:46
  Re: Blue Canyon WAF 08-07-2018 - 07:56
  Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass Margaret (SP fan) 08-07-2018 - 10:38
  Re: Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass WAF 08-07-2018 - 14:05
  Re: Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass George Andrews 08-07-2018 - 18:14
  Re: Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass: link Graham Buxton 08-07-2018 - 18:31
  Re: Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass: link George Andrews 08-07-2018 - 20:44
  Re: Whitmore and Kingvale are Caltrans Maintenance Stations on Donner Pass WAF 08-07-2018 - 19:28
  Re: Blue Canyon WP Steve 08-12-2018 - 09:41


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