6 thoughts on “N Going Street, circa 1945

  1. Going seemed a much steeper climb from the island warehouses in the 50’s. With small trucks, 150 HP and 40,000 pounds dragging behind, we were doing good to keep up a walking speed.

  2. Lance. It was pretty much direct second with any loaded rig I drove in that era up the hill and second over going down loaded.You could smoke the brakes really easy going down. Kind of embarrassing to show up right next to the shop with the brakes stinking.
    As an aside the width and overhead clearance designed into this street were to accommodate the transfer of ship prefab assemblies between off site facilities of the wartime ship builders. Prefab was the secret behind the the tremendous output of the WW2 shipyards. Also the design helped to clear the Island at shift change.

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