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Colonial Sand and stone

Posted By Lainoloc Thursday, December 15, 2011 9:03 AM
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Speaking of Colonial Sand and Stone in Astoria, NY, my father used to take me up to their operation on Vernon Boulevard, near Broadway, when I was a small boy, and I used to marvel at the trucks, barges and tall equipment. Does anybody know of or have any photographs of this Colonial Vernon Boulevard location? Thanks.
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IIRC, there is a big thread about New York City Construction Trucks over on the Big Mack Trucks board. Lots of Colonial and over historic NYC fleet photos there.




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I have just started to read the book " The Deeds of My Fathers" which is written by Paul David Pope. it is the story of the Pope family and all of their business enterprises.

Just into the first 50 pages but very interesting and seems to be a touch of the mob involved too.


Mackfully,

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I have never gone Astoria shop where the trucks are been repaired, but heard about it.
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Lainoloc (12/15/2011)
Gary,

        I,m new to this so bear with me. The shop was at 39-16 23rd street in Astoria/L.I.C.

The shop was originally in Douglaston where a Macy's currently is. The Astoria shop had aMotor shop where all the major

truck repairs were done,right nenext door was the machne shop where all the parts for the plants were made

along side to a full fabrication shop where they built most of their plants. My father worked in the M.S.

On theier plants and all their cranes.


Lainoloc (Colonial backwards) was one of Colonial's (Bronx Towing's tugs)

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Hi: I'am new at this also I just happened to see Colonial Sand & Stone.  Happy to here the name mentioned as this was a first class sand and stone co.  I drove a hired batch truck out of Colonial Port Washington when I was eighteen years old if anyone is old enough to know what a batch truck was.
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Gary,

        I,m new to this so bear with me. The shop was at 39-16 23rd street in Astoria/L.I.C.

The shop was originally in Douglaston where a Macy's currently is. The Astoria shop had aMotor shop where all the major

truck repairs were done,right nenext door was the machne shop where all the parts for the plants were made

along side to a full fabrication shop where they built most of their plants. My father worked in the M.S.

On theier plants and all their cranes.
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Welcome to the forums. Tell us some Colonial stories, we're all ears !

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Welcome  - where in Astoria was the machine shop located.  Gary
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I've been reading quite a bit about Colonial S&S so I decided to sign on.

I have quite a bit of knowlege about colonial. My father worked

for them for 25yrs. Iin the Astoria Machine shop . I started to hang around there

when I was about 10 yrs old. I'm always looking for photos and to share my memories.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:29 AM by Lainoloc

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