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Trucks on Display

 

Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. When you visit, you’ll find more than what is featured here.

1949 Brockway


Truck Information:
This is a 1949 Brockway 260 XW. It has a wood-framed cab with metal over the frame and it also has wood trim on the outside of the doors. When a trucking company bought several trucks, Brockway would make a couple of them into these fancy models so the company could give them to their best or long-term drivers as a reward. It was a pretty fancy truck for its day. Brockways were made in Cortland, New York. Brockway was a wagon maker and could see that trucks were going to replace horse-drawn wagons. They made their first truck in 1912. In 1956 Brockway was bought by Mack and the last Brockway was built in May 1977. This truck has a big 579-cubic-inch Continental gasoline engine, 203 horsepower, which is a lot for a truck of this age. It has a five-speed transmission and two-speed rear axle. This was a really nice truck in its day. These old gas trucks were cold-blooded; they were hard to start on a cold day and not easy to start on a warm day. You had to really choke the carburetor to get it to start and keep it running. That's the nature of how trucks were back then.



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