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Vintage Milky Way tractor and tankers restored and on the road again

Posted on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

1950s Milky Way truck

Over the past six months, Guy Jansen has worked with Lynden Tank Company, Steven Blankenforth, Blue Star Welding, Maple Leaf Auto and the Lynden truck shop to restore an iconic Milky Way tractor and a set of double 2,800-gallon farm pickup milk tankers dating from the 1950's. The project was completed in time to join more than 700 antique trucks at the American Truck Historical Society Convention in Yakima, WA this spring.

"We plan to use #39 and its tankers #75B and #77B to support the agricultural communities in our service area by providing potable water and a hand-washing station at county fairs, FFA, 4-H, and similar events," said Milky Way President Brad Williamson. He encourages Lynden employees to think of otherways #39 can be used to support Lynden customers.

This 1956 single-ax Kenworth tractor and double single-axle tankers picked up milk at the Whatcom County dairy farms during the period when the industry was transitioning away from truck tanks to semi-trailers. Each single tanker picked up milk locally and was brought back to Lynden where they were trained up as a set of doubles and pulled through the Darigold plant in Lynden, WA to be topped off. They were then hooked to #39 to deliver full loads to Seattle area processors. Hub DeJong drove for Milky Way from 1949 to 1989 and spent many hours in the cab of #39. According to Guy, Hub and his family got a chance to see the restored rig and it brought back many fond memories.

 

Tags: Community Service, Milky Way, Historic, Lynden History

Lynden helps support Alaska's transportation history

Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2012

Several recent news articles have highlighted Lynden's commitment to and support of Alaska's transportation past. We are proud of our roots and enjoy honoring our employees, past and present.


Lynden Transport displays historic tractor-trailer at Fairbanks event

Old 27, the truck that first carried goods over the Alaska Highway almost 60 years ago, was on display during an event at Lynden Transport's Peger Road facility.

 

Historic engine brought to Wasilla for restoration

The Jansen brothers and Engine 557 are resurrecting a nostalgic piece of the Last Frontier’s railroad history. Over the next year or more, the historic locomotive will be restored and put back into service, where it will haul passengers between Anchorage and Portage.

 

Steam Engine 557 on the move (Photos)

Photos of the old steam engine being transported to Wasilla for restoration.

Tags: Historic steam engine, Lynden History, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport, Old 27

"Exploring the Alaska-Washington Connection" hits home for Lynden

Posted on Fri, Aug 26, 2011

Alaska-Washington ConnectionPetroleum Newspapers of Alaska, based in Anchorage, Alaska, recently released "Exploring the Alaska-Washington Connection 2011", the most recent edition of their annual publication.

As a multi-modal transportation company pioneering the way between Washington and Alaska for over 50 years, Lynden’s name shows up throughout the magazine. We are proud to serve our customers and communities in Alaska, Washington, and throughout the world.

 


You can read more about Lynden's activities on the following pages of the magazine:

Page 6: Mining activity is also an important lifeline for numerous Alaska and Washington transportation companies, like Lynden Inc.

Page 18: Lynden, for example, provides trucking services for Capstone Mining Corp.’s Minto Mine in west-central Yukon Territory.

Page 28: The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing wind energy to the nation’s small communities...an effort that Lynden is supporting with an offer to transport wind turbines and towers to 14 communities in Alaska.

Page 36: Alaska Airlines, Lynden Inc. and other businesses have taken numerous steps in recent years to reduce their environmental footprints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Alaska-Washington Connection, Lynden, trucking to Alaska, Alaska shipping, Alcan Highway, Lynden History, Alaska, shipping to Alaska

Lynden's Old #27 is touring Alaska and the Northwest!

Posted on Tue, Jul 05, 2011

Old #27 - one of the two Kenworth tractors and original vans Lynden Transfer used in 1954 to start the first scheduled highway service from the Lower 48 to Alaska - will be making appearances this summer throughout Alaska and the Northwest.

Old 27 map


Come out and see Old #27 at one of the events, or watch for it traveling between appearances!

Summer 2011 Tour Schedule

Event Location Date
Travel: Anchorage to Kenai (Driving) 6/7
Kenai River Festival Soldotna 6/10 - 6/12
Travel: Kenai to Anchorage (Driving) 6/13
Anchorage Customer BBQ South Air Park 6/14
Travel: Anchorage to Fairbanks
(Driving) 6/15
Travel: Fairbanks to Skagway
(Driving) 6/26
Travel: Skagway to Juneau (Ferry) 6/29
Juneau Customer Event AML Service Center 7/1
Frank Palmer Ferry Terminal Dedication Auke Bay 7/2
Juneau 4th of July Parade Juneau 7/4
Travel: Juneau to Petersburg (Barge) 7/5
Petersburg Customer Event AML Service Center 7/8
Travel: Petersburg to Ketchikan (Barge) 7/13
Ketchikan Customer Event AML Service Center 7/15
Travel: Ketchikan to Seattle (Barge) 7/25
Lynden Transport Customer Event Fife Service Center 7/28
Alaska West Express Customer Event Fife Service Center 7/29
Alaska Marine Lines Customer Event Seattle Service Center 8/4
Travel: Seattle to Lynden, WA (Driving) 8/5

 

Tags: Lynden, Lynden employees, Lynden History, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport, Alaska, Old 27

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