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In 1957, state troopers were watching cars and trucks on the state Thruway. For guys like Robert Amszynski and Hyman Pollack, highway patrol was serious business. Posted on April 16, 2012.
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State troopers on Thruway detail in 1957 check the accuracy of their patrol car's speedometer by attaching a wheel to the rear bumper. The wheel helped measure vehicle velocity.
State troopers weigh a dump truck on the state Thruway in 1957. The officers weighed trucks to protect roads and enforce tax law.
Portable radar speed-measuring equipment is ready to roll, and state troopers are ready to stop cars and trucks rolling too fast on the state Thruway in 1957.
Trooper Hyman Pollack of Schenectady looks ready for enforcement on the state Thruway in 1957.
Trooper Robert Amszynski was based in Schenectady in 1957.
A state trooper examines a Ford automobile damaged on the state Thruway in 1957.
Trooper Arthur Jakeway worked out of the Catskill station during his career with the state police.
Trooper Edwin Jones of East Greenbush said he liked the job enforcing rules on the state Thruway.
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