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  • A Truck Photographer’s Diary Vol. 5, Consolidated Freightways, is a collection of photos featuring Consolidated Freightways, better known as CF.  These photos are of the equipment, plus some advertising and promotional items, and miscellaneous photos.
  • This photo CD replaces the original Vol. 5, Consolidated Freightways CD.  The first CF CD was very good; this one is great.  Most of the photos in this CD are much higher quality than the original CD.  This CD also contains some never before published photos, plus a new chapter on CF intermodal rail operations.
  • Consolidated Freightways was a very old and a very large company.  Covering everything at one time or in one publication would be very difficult.  My goal for this CD is to provide a broad overview.
  • I took a lot of the photos in this album, and many are from my personal collection of photos that I collected over the years.  I collected numerous photos from a variety of sources.  I don't remember the source for some of these photos, and some were not of good quality.  I also collected company photos.  When known, I always provide photo credit.
  • This is a very large photo album, and as you move through it headers will be provided for the different chapters.  It's an automated slideshow and can also be viewed manually.  In manual mode you can scroll down to whatever page or chapter you want to look at.  At that point you can restart the slideshow again if you want.  The chapters are as follows:
  • Chapter One - Vintage thru 2000s
  • Chapter Two - Road Tractors Other Than White Freightliner & Freightliner
  • Chapter Three - Contemporary Sleepers
  • Chapter Four - City Tractors
  • Chapter Five - Trailers
  • Chapter Six - Rail Operations
  • Chapter Seven - Canadian Freightways
  • Chapter Eight - Miscellaneous
  • Consolidated Freightways was a good company, and their shut down was a sad time in trucking history.
  • The images are in pristine condition and will view excellently on screen.  A few may be slightly less than perfect, but I feel the historic value of the trucks shown out weighs the technical aspects of the photo.
  • Pages may be printed for personal non-commercial use only – not for public distribution by any manual, mechanical or electronic means.
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 or newer is required for reading the photo album.  Acrobat Reader is installed on most new computers, or you can download it free at: www.adobe.com
  • No part of this CD photo album, in whole or in part, or the photos contained herein, in whole or in part, may be reproduced, transmitted, scanned or distributed by any manual, mechanical or electronic means or devices without express written permission from the author and publisher.
  • Neither the CD nor the contents are public shareware.  Copyright laws apply.
  • Custom enlargements and posters are available directly from the author.  All custom enlargements and posters are professionally printed on glossy heavy weight photo paper.  Not all photos may be available as individual prints, but most are.  Email inquiries to: dabontrager@yahoo.com or sales@fatjacksplace.com

About The Author

  • Dave’s mother took photos of his dad’s trucks in the 1940s and 1950s and is the one responsible for Dave’s interest in truck photography.  As a boy, Dave began photographing trucks in the mid-1950s, and also collected photos from trucking companies.  Over the years Dave learned to know many people who collected truck photos, and many of these acquaintances sent him photos.  Dave of course is quite a historian on the trucking industry and the trucks.  Dave’s passion for truck photography continues today.  He is now retired and lives with his wife Anna near Elnora, Indiana.