Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Diamond T

This Diamond T pickup truck is probably my favorite of all the vehicles that I saw on the day at Pioneer Acres in Irricana, Alberta.

Diamond T produced automobiles from 1905 to 1911, and then switched to producing trucks. The above light duty pickup model 201 was built between 1938 and 1949.

REO Speed-Wagon

The REO Motor Car Company was founded in 1904 by Ransom E. Olds after leaving the Olds Motor Works (which later became Oldsmobile). The company produced cars and added trucks in 1910. The Depression hit REO hard and the company abandoned the production of cars in 1936 to concentrate on just trucks. The Speed Wagon was the most well known of the brand’s models and gained more notoriety after being used as the name of a rock and roll band.

REO Grille

In 1957 REO became a subsidiary of the White Motor Company and in 1967 was merged with Diamond T to form Diamond REO Trucks.

In the best light…

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