Thiele Body – The Factory Photos

Today Daily Diesel Dose reader Kurt sends us a fantastic collection of factory photos from the now defunct Thiele Body Company.   According to Kurt the white Macks were delivered to the NYC Department of Sanitation and saw duty during the 9/11 cleanup.  The large blue Mack was delivered to operations regarding the Fresh Kills landfill. Also included are some great looking Paystars and Autocars clearly outfitted with bodies for coal hauling.  And don’t forgot the rare birds in the form of the Diamond-Reo with the sloped hood and the Autocar single axle dump truck.  At first glance I thought this truck was a White Road Commander 2 but it only wears Autocar logos.  This is something I have never seen but many strange “naming” conventions were followed when White, Autocar and GM all flew under the same corporate banner.  Click here to read Kurt’s account of the Thiele Body. If you enjoy sad stories click here for the final days.

Thanks for the photos Kurt, great stuff!

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