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help identify the White

Posted By bongopete Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:10 PM
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About 30 miles from the nearest rail siding. It certainly was possible that it arrived by rail and drove in. I guess that is why I wonder if it was locally contracted or actually owned by Eichleay. The nearest road was less than half that distance.
But it sure shows a lot of use and I just love those tires!
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Back then they could probably beg forgiveness as an off road people, but as a war job they would have the ok. It might have been in desolate country with no need for lights. I wonder if it was brought by train, and how far from the railroad?

Did you get these pictures from the Los Alamos archives, they look crisp like from a 4x5" negative? Thanks for posting.

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Bruce,

Unfortunately this is all that I have. I'm only guessing that this truck was owned by Eichleay, it could simply have been sub-contracted as Eichleay did when obtaining tractors to haul Jumbo to the test site.
You raised an interesting point about its driving a long way, what WERE the legalities back then of driving a truck without license plates, head lights or marker lights?
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Smithsonian Magazine in the early 1990s had an article about the atomic bomb development. A side note was that they built a huge 220 ton (if I recall) container to blow up the first one inside. They built the container but decided not to use it. Eicheley Engineering of Pittsburgh contracted to build it. The picture of the White facing forward is a closeup of the pic in the magazine article. The full picture shows the White/Bay City had a 60 or 80 foot or so boom building the stand that held the huge container. It's spectacular.

Eicheley still is around and has that picture on their website. I never contacted them for more photos, nor at the Los Alamos archives for other pictures. Your pictures are very sharp compared to what I found published. The White from the side is great! I didn't know if it was tandem or single rear axle. The cab would be a regular C cab with doors and double windshield. White offered the Metropolitan Duplex cab.

The White is a model 59, made pretty much only in 1929. It used the 6 cylinder OHV model 1A engine. Tandem drive Timkens were available on the 59. Model 59 had an I-beam frame. The chassis could pretty much be a stock chassis, and heavily beefed up by the crane installer. Your clear closeup picture shows something really hit that poor radiator shell. Quite a truck that had to drive a long way to get to the site.

Thank you very much. I'd like to know if there are more photos somewhere.

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ok....but..... the cab sides aren't the same and this is a 6x4. Any thoughts out there that this is a hybrid? Like the front has been grafted onto a different frame?
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My friend says that may be a model 59A.


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Hey all,

I've been trying to uncover what this White is. I might be looking to hard and its just right there, on the other hand maybe its a hodgepodge of components. The cab looks like it would be from the early 30s (?). It is fitted with a Bay City 18 crane.

These were taken at the Trinity test site in New Mexico in 1945. I think it belonged to the Eichleay Engineer Group or at the very least was locally contracted by them.

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Bongopete
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