Walter Snowfighters of Upstate New York


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By bshoesey - Last Year

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Ryan Pedone sent the following pictures from his recent trip to upstate NY- Thanks for the contribution!
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By eymurphey - Last Year
Ryan and I met up a few years back at the Gerald Johnson WALTER COLLECTION --

By Linntractornut - Last Year
In 2002 the Otsego County NY highway dept. had this all rebuilt and repainted Walter on display at teh county fair, it was used in the Cherry Valley vicinity but I'm told it was since disposed of, (INCORRECT - am told it is just stored in anotehr barn at Cooperstown and not needed lately) the men willing to operate these are getting scarce. Also in 2002 there was this Walter for sale up on Fairchild Rd in Remsen, NY that was depreciating fast from sitting outdoors. A junkyard owner in Holland Patent NY had this old 6 cyl. Waukesha powered (FB?) truck with pre-1939 Frink plows in his yard that someone snagged for parts? Evergreen Trailer Park near Piseco had this poor of ex-Hamilton County Walter trucks for sale abouty the same time, with the big V Ford engines and Allison transmissions. Charles Bilby bought the ex-Hamden Walter to get the HXE engine they had put in it from a Linn tractor (Linn used UPDRAFT carb and manifold, Walter used DOWNDRAFT so make sit easy to tell) it is awaiting a new wheel bearing but I hope to get year/model from him sometime soon . A couple of Walters including a 1938? Town of Westford? ended up at a body shop in the backhills of Middlefield/Westford, NY, Strong Hill Rd, not for sale I was told, note the one in the photo had leftside wing slide (Frink 1941 vintage, truck possibly the FBXD of Springfield, NY?).
By Linntractornut - Last Year
Town of Smithfield (Peterboro) had a Walter and FWD that were their pride and joy, kept indoors when I discovered them, on a return a few years later we found they had put them out back in the bushes and I believe since then disposed of them. An Ex-Plattsburgh base Walter with Frink V-plow now lives at the Gallupville engine show grounds, Larry Marmet a.k.a. "Steamshovelman" has posted several short videos of it on youtube. Baby Walter with 6SRK Waukesha in Wendell Still's yard in Ava, NY in 1984, since scrapped, I didn't have money to buy it when they cleaned out, they had two larger units including a c. 1935 Waukesha powered one.Circa 1940's vintage Utica area Walter with RARE OFFSET Frink v-plow on front. Vintage pic of a 1959 demonstration in Burlington, NY when my great uncle Deforest Holdridge held out for theWalter over an Oshkosh the rest of the board wanted to buy from the Syracuse agancy. Gould & Bridges driver Harlow Pickens and my great uncle had the town board ride in the back of the truck and drove all-out and wouldn't stop to let the town board out of the back no matter how loud they begged or pleaded him to stop, they bought the Walter as they had to agreed they didn't have a road it couldn't open, but my relative butted heads with the board until he quit a few years later, the next supt. ran the truck with a broken hose, cooked the engine and swopped it in for the Oshkosh. Vintage pic of the Conesville Walter c. 1955 purchased through Gould & Bridges (sub agents for J.C. Georg of Syracuse, for Delaware and Otsego Counties) taken at the Gould & Bridges display at the county fair.
By Linntractornut - Last Year
Town of Boonville, NY Walter at work c. 1950?
By Rogerstar - Last Year
There was a Walter Truck manufacturing plant in Voorheesville, NY operating through the 1960s.
By Linntractornut - 6 Months Ago
I believe until 2006 at same location since the move there from Long Island City, NY?