Here's a photo of a pair of TMX rigs, formerly based
in Ft. Wayne, IN. The one in the background is an Ivers White 4000 with
an A-Line Freuhauf trailer. In the foreground is a CMW White 3000 with
a Sheepscot trailer. Steering axle wheels are by Sheepscot, the rest
from Alloy Forms. Decals were obtained from a Michigan S scale truck
modeler named Barrand Pazan.
Fred tell us, "It was especially fun to make these because when
I was a young ICC safety inspector based in Ft. Wayne in 1964, I got
to ride in 3 TMX rigs. The first leg was in a conventional Hendrickson
to Chicago via U.S. 30, then a White Road Boss as modeled, hauling a
load of TIME magazines from the printer in Chicago to the main Post
Office in Pittsburgh. I was checking out a complaint that the run could
not be made in 10 hours. It was all on Turnpikes, IN, OH, & PA,
and we did the run in 9 1/4 hours and I made sure the driver didn't
speed. After a layover, I rode back to Ft. Wayne in a bubble nose White."
Posted February 17, 2005