Feb 172016
Diamond REO truck

A rare beast indeed, at least in this part of the world and of course based strictly on our own sometimes rather limited experiences, is this Diamond REO dump truck found in the Alberta Badlands. This make came about due to a merger of the REO and Diamond T companies (both founded early 1900s), in 1967, both then under control of transportation giant White Motors. The Diamond REO firm would remain in business into the mid-1970s before folding.

Later another company would take over the name but these not Diamond REOs in the true sense.

The truck seen here is the first of this make ever seen by this author. I don’t think the brand ever had much of an impact in Western Canada or perhaps the country as a whole. We’re presently looking for the owner with the hopes we can document it better at some point in the future. We’re not sure the date of this one, but looking online it matches examples listed as being from the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Some REOs and Diamond Ts before the two merged…
Old trucks of the Crowsnest.

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Date of adventure: January, 2016.
Location: Drumheller, AB.

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A Diamond REO truck, an uncommon make.

Diamond REO truck

This example is from the late 1960s/early 1970s.


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Alastair Gillis
Alastair Gillis

Looks like someone looks after it.

Ken VanderBurg
Ken VanderBurg

Looks like you could drive it away..nice.