When Alfred Ghezzi purchased the Sno-Freighter for supply runs to the Distant Early Warning Line, he never realized that it would make just three working trips before coming inoperable. Over the last couple of months, I have been contacted by two individuals about suspension and steering mechanisms. I thought that I would go ahead and pre-emptively post these images of the Sno-Freighter swinging axle assembly and explain LeTourneau’s Electric Drive assembly. A LeTourneau built electric motor is bolted to the mechanical gear reduction called a Driver. The entire assembly is inserted into the swinging axle assembly. The axle assembly also had wheel motor access hatches. You can see in the assembly drawing below where the electric motor would be accessible by removing the small hatch cover.
I recently acquired a new Sno-Freighter image slide. The slide is dated September 1969, which places it in Alaska, just…Continue Reading
In 1968, the Sno-Freighter was towed from Bear Creek, Yukon Territories to the Alaska, United States. The trucking company that…Continue Reading
My wife and I had brunch with some friends yesterday. He just celebrated his 90th birthday over the weekend. He…Continue Reading
In May 1961, the Sno-Freighter was being prepared for its final rescue. It had been sitting for nearly five years…Continue Reading