Old Truck Stop Photo's

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    Quickfarms Heavy Load Member

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    Everett Crusty Shorts, What???

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    now who can forgot the boondock's in Iowa up there on hyway 20, with the windy alis chalmers tractor that turns around with the wind , then up the next exit or 2 is a small mom and pop truck stop at Latimer, Iowa, then as go further north was Clear lake , Iowa, now a pilot, they tore the original one down, but i rember going with my dad and watch them work on the truck's, then the worker's would be all greasy and stuff, come inside and eat at the counter, but Des Moin'es got the biggest secret of all truck stop's, i'll take pic's of it when i get a chance
     
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    i like that truck stop row video in there, been there many times in pa thank's big don for the memory's, if he would of keep going east on 11 was my fav truck stop as it was tore down, it was on the south side, i also rember the petro being built too as they tore down the old truck stop there in Carlisle pa, i guess that what happens when you spend lot's time there in Carlisle , i was a crst trainer and that were our terminal was , i seen in the video that adult book store still there east of the petro , go figure, tear down the truck stop, but not the adult book store .
     
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    The adult book store was undoubtedly much more profitable!:biggrin_2557:
     
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    Where was the old union 76 truck stop in Indiana that had the red sulfur water. You'd gag drinking the water, and you'd stink worse after showering there then when you went in. I know they've since fixed the water problems. I haven't been that way for a long time and can't remember where it was.
     
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    i'm trying to think of that one truck stop were you enter the truck stop diner in the corner of building, had a big Indian chief over the door way, i think maybe Oklahoma or arz maybe, but it was a neet place.
     
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    I had forgotten about that, leaving the key in the ignition, and the fuel pump attendant parking the truck, man that is quite a memory, having your windows washed, oil checked, water, checked, truck parked..and he sometimes remembered your name..
    I wonder if the old Mayflower Truckstop is still there in Milford, Connecticut, haven't been up that way in years, I know the Mass 10 is closed up, up just off the Mass Pike near Worcester
    That was the Jersey City Truckstop, across from the Coca Cola Plant, right on the river, Rube used to Broker loads outa there, had a horseshoe shaped bar in the rear, you could have a beer and get relaxed and go lay down in the truck, and lay the gun where it was handy, before you went to sleep.

     
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    Could that have been Tooley' Truck Stop in Jersey City. Ran eggs into NYC egg mkt from Osage, IA in 55-56 and picked up my union man there. Old guy there brokering loads had done time in the "Castle on The Hudson" (Sing-Sing Prison). Real dandy..Derby hat, gamblers garters on his sleeves, coat and tie with a stickpin. Could get you spuds off Long Island to Atlanta any time.
     
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    I didn't start driving until 1973, so It could very well have been...

    I just googled Tooley's Truckstop and it is the same place, check out the Hanks result.

     
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