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Lynden's "Old No. 27" earns blue ribbon for Best Apparatus

Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2012

Old 27Old No.  27 and Old 22B, Lynden’s original Alcan tractor and trailer, earned a blue ribbon for Best Apparatus at the Golden Days Parade in Fairbanks, AK earlier this summer. The rig, which features a traveling museum inside the trailer showing Lynden’s history, makes the parade circuit each summer. Lynden Transport Driver Albert Kennedy was at the wheel in Fairbanks, and Alaska West Express Driver Doug Scott drove for the Bear Paw Parade in Eagle River July 25.  Next up was the Colonial Days Parade in Palmer with Alaska West Express Driver Kenny Seipel steering the rig along the parade route. According to Lynden Transport’s Greg Buscher in Fairbanks, it was the first time the truck was in the Fairbanks parade. “The Best Apparatus Class is reserved for service vehicles, mainly fire and rescue units, and they spend a large amount of time cleaning and polishing,” Greg says. “Old 27 was driven up the day before by Richard Hennigan and just got a quick hose-off for road dirt. For it to go through the parade and take the Blue Ribbon was pretty special.”  The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner also ran a front-page story on the truck and its history.

Old 27

Tags: Lynden, Awards, Old 27

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, Alaska shipping, Lynden History, Lynden Transport, Old 27

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, Alaska shipping, Lynden History, Lynden Transport, Alaska, Old 27

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