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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Courtice > Abandoned Truck Stop
Abandoned Truck Stop
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created by fedge on 5/30/2005 9:52 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 7:34 AM
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A truck stop at a prominent location just off Highway 401 at the Courtice Road interchange. Despite its closed status, often dozens of trucks and cars can be seen parked there. Amazingly, motorists still pull over and rest here regardless if there's any services available or not!
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
SE corner of Courtice Road and Highway 401
Courtice, Ontario
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  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
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    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
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  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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    Used to be a truck stop at one point but has long since closed its doors. Most truckers in the Clarington part of Durham Region now swear by The 5th Wheel truck stop just a couple 401 off ramps east anyways. Great burgers there!

    when the 401 was built 2 oil companies had truck stops with direct access, shell and texaco. this one is a shell. the texaco ones were run by scotts and had the restaurant (cafeteria style) in a red and white dome building with a big tower. when esso took over texaco they towers disapeared and the restaurants became wendys and etc. the above truck stop design can be seen at many places between windsor and curry hill road on the quebec border
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    fedge's scout: May 30, 2005
    Mon, May 30th, 2005
    posted by fedge
    14 pictures
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    IanK and Fedge Interiors Jan 23, 2006
    Tue, Jan 24th, 2006
    posted by IanK1968
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    Interiors (Pt. 2): January 23, 2006
    Tue, Jan 24th, 2006
    posted by fedge
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    PhotoSeeker's September, 2010, Visit
    Sun, Sep 5th, 2010
    posted by PhotoSeeker
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 7:34 AM.

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  • on Dec 20 16 at 7:34, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 16 at 7:34, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Apr 23 14 at 16:31, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 18 14 at 0:37, fedge changed the following: Status, Accessibility
  • on Sep 8 10 at 15:06, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 8 10 at 15:06, Emperor Wang changed the following: Notes for Mods, Web Links
  • on Sep 8 10 at 15:04, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 8 10 at 15:00, Emperor Wang moved this gallery into this location
  • on Jun 16 10 at 7:07, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 15 10 at 23:06, DaaDeeOh changed the following: Web Links
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