Fatjack's - Diesel Smoke & Dreams

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These photos (on our website) represent only a fraction of the photos in my collection. If there is a particular type of truck or company that you are looking for, contact me via email at either dabontrager@yahoo.com or sales@fatjacksplace.com. You can also phone at 812-887-6749.
IF YOU HAVE TRUCK PHOTOS FROM THE 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s - CONTACT ME AT 812-887-6749 or dabontrager@yahoo.com

Vintage and Contemporary TRUCKS--RESTORED PHOTO ENLARGEMENTS

Fatjack's is now offering reprints of a select group of photographs from David A. Bontrager's private collection (the collection is in excess of 50,000 images) for others to enjoy. These historical and collectible photos of vintage antique trucks would be nice additions to a collection of trucking memorabilia. The photos would be ideal in an office, den, hobby room, or would even add a touch of nostalgia to a diner. The photo sample is shown with "Fatjack's Sample" ghosted on it - the photo you receive will not have this ghost image. At the request of the buyer, David will hand sign the photo.

NEWLY ADDED PHOTOS BEGINNING ON PAGE 38 were added 9/15/2016

 

Photo Restoration by DABble Publishing & Imaging--Division of Fatjack's Diesel Smoke & Dreams

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Trucks visible in the photo are a White Freightliner leased to Ringle Express, 2 Emeryvilles leased to Daily Express, an unidentified H-63 Mack, and a Hennis Freight Lines-Furniture Division H-67 Mack (I’m not sure if the H-67 is a company truck or leased to Hennis). Photo was taken in 1965 Fortmeyers Truckstop, Fort Wayne, IN. Photographer - David Bontrager
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220 Cummins Emeryville bull hauler. The original photograph was taken in 1964 along Highway 96 west of Pueblo , Colorado . The bull hauler is driving an Emeryville powered by a 220 Cummins, and pulling a long gentle grade. Veteran truckers will immediately understand the title of the photograph, but perhaps the younger ones would appreciate an explanation. The famous 220 hp. Cummins was a naturally aspirated (non-turbo) engine, and when equipped with a rear dump manifold had a very unique popping sound due to the rear cylinder being next to the outlet of the manifold. When pulling hard the 220 could lay down quite a trail of smoke. There was an old saying, "You can see a 220 before you can hear it!" Many believe that the 220 Cummins inspired some of the lyrics in Dave Dudley’s song, "Six Days on the Road" when he sang, "There's a flame from 'er stack, and that smoke's a blowin' black as coal." However, certain Mack owners of the day would disagree, as the Mack engine was well known for a nice orange flame from the stack at night! That argument never has been entirely settled! The technical aspects of the photograph are also unique. It was purposely taken on the shadow side of the truck, thus the side of the truck is very dark, without much detail. The front of the tractor is highlighted by the sharp angle of the early morning sun, and the smoke is highlighted from backlighting, with the distant Sangre De Cristo Mountains providing a beautiful background. Photographer - David Bontrager
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Title of photograph is "Class Act" taken in 1965 at Fortmeyers TruckStop, Fort Wayne, IN. The photo is an impressive image of a classic Emeryville leased to Midwest Coast Transport, Sioux Falls , SD. The title has dual meaning; the early to mid-60s, Emeryville was considered by many truckers of the era to be a class act among trucks, and many owner-operators of the era also considered Midwest Coast Transport a class act among companies. The Emeryville is painted the traditional Midwest Coast green and black, trimmed with a white stripe. Notice the location of the air horn mounted above the driver's door. This was common on Internationals in the 50s, but not too common on the late Emeryvilles. Photographer - David Bontrager
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In 1965, this LJ Mack pulling a 35 ft. Brown reefer was just another workhorse parked at the truck stop. Today it’s a classic of a bygone era of trucking. The owner-operator  was leased to Safeway Truck Lines. Photographer - David Bontrager
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Rio Grande Motor Way, Inc. was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, and offered overnight delivery of LTL freight throughout the state of Colorado . They also offered service to Northern New Mexico, Utah, and parts of Wyoming. Rio Grande Industries, parent company of both the D&RGW Railroad and RGMW, shut down Motorway in the early 1980s. Rio Grande Motor Way operated mostly LT Mack and conventional and cabover daycab Peterbilt road tractors, and also numerous G-Model Mack tractors with large dromes as shown in this photo taken in 1964 in Pueblo, CO. Photographer - David Bontrager
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The truck is a REO, who also built the cabover Diamond T. Therefore, the two trucks were identical except for the name. This cabover REO was leased to North American Van Lines and the picture was taken in 1965 at Fort Wayne, IN. Photographer - David Bontrager
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Not just another truck at the truck stop; this well-kept Brockway stood out as something special and spoke loudly of the owner-operator's pride of the truck. Taken in 1965 Fortmeyers Truckstop, Fort Wayne, IN. The photo is an impressive image of a classic old truck. Photographer - David Bontrager
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A gone era in railroading. Rio Grande Tennessee Pass in Colorado. The train eastbound and just exited the tunnel at the summit. Photographer - David Bontrager
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Blue Cabover Peterbilt Tractor & Full-Pull Trailer, William Bridgewater Trucking out of Cortez, CO. taken in 1965. The photo shows a classic example of the truck and full-pull trailer combinations common in the western states during the 1960s. This is a nice photo of a bygone era of trucking. Photographer - David Bontrager
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Cabover Kenworth, Greyhound Van Lines lease operator. While it may not earn an award at a truck show today, in 1965 this "tidy" well-kept cabover Kenworth was quite a truck. The trailer is a Trailmobile furniture van, tandem-axle, with single tires. The photo is an impressive image of a classic cabover Kenworth. Photographer - David Bontrager

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