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[Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Unit truck-is this another name for a common truck?


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Andy;

 

Unit Truck Corporation appears over a very limited time period between late forties and early fifties with their claim to fame apparently being a truck with integral brake equipment. 

 

Many,  many businesses and corporation I have researched come up with virtually nothing on the net.  Here is what’s out there:

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=O-YlAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA88&lpg=RA1-PA88&dq=%22unit+truck+corporation%22+new+york&source=bl&ots=i_5R_rwab8&sig=ACfU3U2hxXlXnrnY3MhP9s7fsmJojMdiGg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXp_Wgk_DrAhVNX60KHdRaCtEQ6AEwCnoECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22unit%20truck%20corporation%22%20new%20york&f=false

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22unit+truck+corporation%22+new+york&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=ZJkU91wXkZ685M%252CUgdOVC1DWIRolM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQXGu-RyByZLvYFjI9HkbYf7kG_eg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXp_Wgk_DrAhVNX60KHdRaCtEQ9QF6BAgKEAY#imgrc=ZJkU91wXkZ685M

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=sP86AAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA208&lpg=RA1-PA208&dq=%22unit+truck+corporation%22+new+york&source=bl&ots=5igOT-Idfo&sig=ACfU3U1h9xtXevfqsLqp1rDIhsKjYxbStg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXp_Wgk_DrAhVNX60KHdRaCtEQ6AEwDXoECAMQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22unit%20truck%20corporation%22%20new%20york&f=false

 

http://livinghistoryofillinois.com/pdf_files/1948%20Chicago%20Railroad%20Fair%20Official%20Guide%20Book%20Wheels%20a-Rolling.pdf

 

Again, my history researching businesses is that many are brief, and quietly go out of business or are absorbed by other companies at some point with little notice.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:38 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Unit truck-is this another name for a common truck?

 

A friend sent me this copy of an add for a 1948 freight car truck.

 

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Can anyone help me out for a good friend? I suspect that it is a common truck with a licensed builder. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

 


Dave Lotz
 

Hi all,

 

In case some on the list are unaware, last year’s Trainfest HO & N scale model cars were the car pictured in this advertisement.  The BRHS has the extras of this unique car available for purchase in both scales in our Company Store at www.BurlingtonRoute.org.  I invite you to check it out!

 

Dave Lotz




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Bruce Smith
 

Dave,

Is it equipped with the correct Unit Truck? ;)

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Sep 17, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dave Lotz <Dave_Lotz@...> wrote:

Hi all,
 
In case some on the list are unaware, last year’s Trainfest HO & N scale model cars were the car pictured in this advertisement.  The BRHS has the extras of this unique car available for purchase in both scales in our Company Store at www.BurlingtonRoute.org.  I invite you to check it out!
 
Dave Lotz



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Steve and Barb Hile
 

From the 1940 CBC

 

 

 

 

And here is a page from the 1946 CBC

 

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Unit truck-is this another name for a common truck?

 

Andy;

 

Unit Truck Corporation appears over a very limited time period between late forties and early fifties with their claim to fame apparently being a truck with integral brake equipment. 

 

Many,  many businesses and corporation I have researched come up with virtually nothing on the net.  Here is what’s out there:

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=O-YlAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA88&lpg=RA1-PA88&dq=%22unit+truck+corporation%22+new+york&source=bl&ots=i_5R_rwab8&sig=ACfU3U2hxXlXnrnY3MhP9s7fsmJojMdiGg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXp_Wgk_DrAhVNX60KHdRaCtEQ6AEwCnoECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22unit%20truck%20corporation%22%20new%20york&f=false

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22unit+truck+corporation%22+new+york&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=ZJkU91wXkZ685M%252CUgdOVC1DWIRolM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQXGu-RyByZLvYFjI9HkbYf7kG_eg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXp_Wgk_DrAhVNX60KHdRaCtEQ9QF6BAgKEAY#imgrc=ZJkU91wXkZ685M

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=sP86AAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA208&lpg=RA1-PA208&dq=%22unit+truck+corporation%22+new+york&source=bl&ots=5igOT-Idfo&sig=ACfU3U1h9xtXevfqsLqp1rDIhsKjYxbStg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXp_Wgk_DrAhVNX60KHdRaCtEQ6AEwDXoECAMQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22unit%20truck%20corporation%22%20new%20york&f=false

 

http://livinghistoryofillinois.com/pdf_files/1948%20Chicago%20Railroad%20Fair%20Official%20Guide%20Book%20Wheels%20a-Rolling.pdf

 

Again, my history researching businesses is that many are brief, and quietly go out of business or are absorbed by other companies at some point with little notice.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:38 PM
To: STMFC E-List <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Unit truck-is this another name for a common truck?

 

A friend sent me this copy of an add for a 1948 freight car truck.

 

Inline image

 

Can anyone help me out for a good friend? I suspect that it is a common truck with a licensed builder. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

 


brianleppert@att.net
 

Here's photos of a CB&Q Truck No. 67 at the North Dakota State RR Museum in Mandan, ND.  Unit Truck offered several different side frame castings with Unit Truck's unique features cast on.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV