Truckstops of Old

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  1. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    What’s up, everyone? Today I watched a Dane Scott video where he took a couple of his GMC cabovers to the old Keystone truckstop at Exit 1 off of I-90 in Pennsylvania. He said it was home to a lot of his old school trucking memories. So, I was wondering if the experienced hands on here have any old truckstops that they used to frequent but that are no longer with us. Please share about your favorite old truckstops and any stories you may have. As always, thanks!

    ~Josh
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Just because you said Pennsylvania and I-90. Remember the Green Shingle truck stop. Seems like it was pretty good for that time.
     
  4. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it.
     
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    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Tom The Backroads Traveller: The Green Shingle.

    It was the place to stop in the area it a green roof I guess that how it got the name. Then Dixe bought it out and tried to keep it open but it went down hill fast. The TA was not built yet, so it was the place to stop in snow storm on that part of I-90. It was open in the 90s when we started driving.
     
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    The Smokey Valley truck stop in Olive Hill Ky was a great place to eat good country cooking when I started trucking. Years ago they had the Banner/door sticker for nearly every major truck line that frequented them on the wall of the restaurant. It closed in 2015 unfortunately.
     
  7. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    Sounds great. Sorry I missed out on it.
     
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    Zimmies Diner/Hilltop Oil in Mifflintown PA,on old 22.
     
  9. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    I found a photo online. Looks like it was a nice place.
     
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    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Betts Big B Cheifland Fl.
    Kelly’s Million dollar 76. Shreveport La.
    The Outpost Hesperia Ca.
    Husky truck terminal Las Vegas
    I could go on…….
     
  11. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    I’m at Truck World in Hubbard. It still has an old school feel.
     
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