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Aug 27, 2013
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Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Somehow, perhaps because I spend so much time in small towns with ancient trucks, I always seem to find myself taking photographs of trucks. Old ones, rusted one, majestic ones, forgotten ones. Giant, gargantuan trucks and petite pickups. 18-wheelers and simple 4-wheelers. So....here's a thread for those who either love trucks, like them, or find themselves compelled or driven to go out of your way to photograph them.

First an old Dodge pickup, parked outside of Ashland, Oregon, something of a landmark for locals -


Abandoned Dodge pickup
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

An out-of-commission fire truck - aka a "Seagrave Fire Apparatus" - whose resting place is the small northern California town of McCloud, literally in the shadow of Mt. Shasta -


Seagrave Fire Apparatus
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

An extremely rusty Volkswagen pickup, converted from a VW bug, in Portland, Oregon -


Everything a car should be
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

A logging truck at the local truckstop alongside the Interstate freeway, in Talent, Oregon -


Talent Truckstop 3
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

A Kenworth 18-wheeler at the truckstop in the neighboring town of Phoenix, Oregon -


Kenworth Truck
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

An ancient but still semi-functional firetruck in the annual Fall 'Harvest Parade', in my adopted hometown of Talent -


Jackson County Fire District
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

An old truck being used as a de facto billboard to advertise the local used Car & Truck emporium -


Jim's Better Buys
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

A rusty Dodge 'flatbed' for sale at the same emporium -


Dodge flatbed grill
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

Another 'flatbed', the 1954 Chevy 3/4 ton that lives and works at vineyards in the Red Hills of Dundee, Oregon -


Selfie with Chevrolet farm truck
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

The same vineyard Chevy flatbed in the snow, in the dead of winter -


Front end of a Chevy truck in the snow
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

A muddy Ford pickup on the farm -


Truck in the Mud
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

A less muddy Ford of the same vintage stored alongside the outdoor washing machine -


Pickup & Washing Machine
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

And finally to round things out, my neighbor's pickup (wouldn't you know it, also a Ford), parked and patiently awaiting a forthcoming rainstorm -


Cloudy afternoon
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

So there you have it - a few Trucks that I've encountered over the last few aeons.

My trucks would like to get together with your trucks, if you'd care to park them in this Thread :)
 
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Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
That's quite a collection of shots.
Thanks.

There are a few more in the collection.

And then there are the ones that 'got away'....that I drove past and wanted to stop to photograph but never did. Or the ones that drove past me and I wanted to do an instant U-Turn to follow because they looked so cool.

One thing's for sure though: there will always be more trucks on the road....any road.
 

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Peter Tachauer

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