Sierra winters do get a little rough

November 1940. “U.S. Mail truck used in snowy mountain sections of Nevada County, California”

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9 Responses to Sierra winters do get a little rough

  1. SAM says:

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

  2. MW@Cairns says:

    Wow. Is that a setup?

  3. Critter says:

    We could use that at the hunting camp.

  4. Pointy End Out says:

    Isnt that what the Fred Astair character in that iconic animated Christmas special drives?

  5. California southpaw. says:

    Rugged individuals back then.
    I wonder how often those treads went astray.

  6. Gryphon says:

    Wonder if that was a Production Vehicle (Option) or an Aftermarket Half-Track Kit? (You can still get those today, BTW)
    Back before WWII, there were Truck Manufacturers that offered Factory-Equipped Trucks (some quite Large) as Halftracks, due to the poor condition of most Rural Roads. Aftermarket stuff was common too, I’ve seen at a Car Show a Ford TT (the One-Ton Pickup) that had a 2-Axle Kit.

  7. Judy says:

    Had a great-uncle who delivered mail in Southern Colorado Rockies back about that era. I always wondered how he got from mailbox to mailbox in the winter time.

      • Peter Sanders says:

        Northern suburb of Atlanta back in the late 70s – rare snow day and the house down the street catches fire. Fire trucks all show up with chains on. Fire Chaplain shows up, without chains, driving his official red VW beetle.

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