The “Mother Road”, Route 66 , has long been a favorite subject for photographers over the years and has provided us here on The Old Motor with a seemingly endless number of interesting images. This appears to a posed shot staged to illustrate new widened lanes that allowed a greater margin of safety for passing trucks. The poured concrete pavement still looks pretty new and nothing seems to be growing on the shoulders yet. The truck on the left is an International KB model, either a KB-8 or KB-10 and was also fairly new at the time this photo was taken in 1949. Photo courtesy of the Joe Sonderman Collection (scroll down).