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  1. Coming from IH/Navistar where we built Class 7 and 8 trucks, Ford and GM claiming they are building "heavy-duty'' trucks when they are talking 3/4 and 1-ton trucks sounds like a joke!
  2. There's a similar silo south of Fort Wayne that has been painted like a minion, attracts a lot of traffic.
  3. The PBS station in Fort Wayne has created a documentary on IH in Fort Wayne. You can view it by connecting online to PBS Fort Wayne at 5:00pm EDT on July 14 and selecting Live TV to watch what they are showing at that time. It is 3 hours in length. Unfortunately, this film is not available for viewing at any time, only while it is being broadcast. You can join PBS Fort Wayne for $60 and stream the program at any time or order a DVD. They did a good job of covering the history.
  4. More likely a Travelall chassis with the 119" wheelbase combined with the fact the Loadstars's straight frame rails would make building it low to the ground difficult. His other Safari Kar stated it was on a T/A chassis.
  5. Mike:Need to read the caption with the photo again. It says the logs were being transported all the way across the US from Washington State to Maine so likely Douglas Fir. This was probably because as Jeeper61 said, New England had been logged clean before this.
  6. They were built by Stageway and called Stageway Coaches, found many uses as limos and small buses besides transportation to airports.
  7. 6-258 standard, V-345, V-392 optional.
  8. The Triple F-20s and others were built by Harry Lee who died in 2010. The "1921 Ford" appears to be a mid-20s International Model 94 or 103 with chain drive. Good to see you back online Gary.
  9. IH did a lot of casting for Cummins as well and I'm sure there were others.
  10. He was proud of what he learned last week and wanted to show it off.
  11. I'm not sure if you're still planning on Denver to Chicago, but if you are traveling across I-80, Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska has an extensive collection of all types of equipment that should interest you. And despite it's reputation, downtown Chicago is not a dangerous place. You just have to avoid certain outlying areas and even the the daytime, they are safe to travel through.
  12. There was an early loader called the Honey Bee that could be what you saw. I know little about them, but I saw this at the Red Power Roundup in 2013. It was labeled the Honey Bee Model 140 so perhaps it was based on the IH 140. A little discussion I could find on them said they were particularly popular in fertilizer plants.
  13. Note that there are 3 tenders behind the loco to provide additional water since it's not easily accessible along the line since steam disappeared. It is likely the steamer is pulling the train all the time with the diesels providing additional power if needed on the hills also there as a backup in case of a breakdown. Many railroads that have steam runs these days have a diesel along"just in case".
  14. I never handled one, but wasn't it one specific brand/design that was particularly dangerous? Thanks for pointing out the difference between split rims and lock ring rims.
  15. About 45,000 per year for nearly 20 years!
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