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by GM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Industry / Enthusiast Publications
Replies: 3
Views: 6089

Re: Industry / Enthusiast Publications

Shennan also used to publish the Ford Magazine.
by GM
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Old REOs
Replies: 30
Views: 7729

Re: Old REOs

TonyP Reo Pusher, 1942 Model, Eight supposed to have entered Australia only one survives in Victoria.
Fogg's Newcastle
The Entrance Red
Wagg A J
All had Syd Wood Bodies and converted to front engine
Still looking for rest? Have to ask Peter?
by GM
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Hawkins Buses Somersby
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Re: Hawkins Buses Somersby

Re Hawkins buses, how far back do you wish to go? 1940's?
by GM
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Eastwood History
Replies: 16
Views: 6126

Re: Eastwood History

Len Manny took a number of photos of HHBC?
by GM
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2019 NSW State election
Replies: 280
Views: 38146

Re: Labor Transport policy for next election

Neville Wran tried this in the 70's. Started with Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Classes to continue on till all children had free travel? Did till the costs blew out and he didn't need it to keep him in office.
by GM
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3
Replies: 9
Views: 7129

Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

The original m/o 924 was an ex G R Sinclair MBA White, which later had an AEC Chassis?
Stone Bros - mo 924 White MBA 39 - Auburn Depot 00.11.1951 - ex Sinclair G R
Stone Bros - mo 924 - 01 AEC MBA - Depot Karrabah Rd Auburn - Ex Sinclair G R White
by GM
Tue May 29, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Girraween Bus Service
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Girraween Bus Service

Centralian - Attached is a photo which I took in February, 1949 at RMRB of a new Star Bros bodied GMC for D Mathieson Route 11. Another Mathieson bus, I have not noted the author of the following - I think the vehicle in the first photograph is former Oliveri m/o 5394. I have compared it to a photo ...
by GM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395451

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

That listing was taken from Robert Henderson's SYDNEY BUS ROUTES - Which I should have acknowledged. GM
by GM
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Historic Fleet Lists
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Re: Historic Fleet Lists

burrumbus, you were asking about John Cole's previous life before he purchased Riverstone. I gave some info in my previous post and I have been trying to remember what he told me, but at my age the memory is failing? I do remember John saying that he had worked for the NSWGR as a Fireman and that on...
by GM
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Historic Fleet Lists
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Re: Historic Fleet Lists

I first met John Cole about 1970 when I was dismantling a Bales Reo from his yard at Riverstone. The attached photo shows the depot, the Reo Syd Wood, my son David (now 58) and Stefan Indyka. It was during one of my visits to John that I mentioned I was interested in buying a bus service and he put ...
by GM
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bus identity?
Replies: 4
Views: 4317

Re: Bus identity?

The bus belongs to Arthur Marrin m/o 70 AEC Syd Wood Route 34. GM
by GM
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395451

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

No problem Industry. I hope it helps Owen with his memory! Although I have a number of photos of buses on Routes 3 and 164 it is hard to tell which ones were Owens and his brother. The Chev I knew was Bevan's.
by GM
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395451

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Hi Industry, maybe he is Owen Bevan, see below? Route 3 PARRAMATTA – EAST PARRAMATTA – BURNSIDE HOMES PARRAMATTA – EAST PARRAMATTA – WEBB ST – PARRAMATTA (bidirectional loop) July 1969: Transferred to OW & CS Bevan. 16 March 1971: Amalgamated with 164 (Parramatta – Webb St) as 3, Parramatta – East P...
by GM
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395451

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Page 1 of 11 5 June 2014 index of operators.docx SYDNEY BUS ROUTES Index of Operators Index from 1925 to the present of operators of private bus services in the metropolitan area of Sydney, NSW, Australia (including routes with numbers in the Sydney Region Route Number System in the Blue Mountains a...
by GM
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395451

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry may I ask the surname of Owen, as I am 86 and was a member of Parramatta BCA when I was an operator and may know him?
by GM
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Buy/Swap/Sell
Replies: 0
Views: 6790

Buy/Swap/Sell

I have a number of old Victorian Railways Magazines dating back to the 60's, 70's and 80's. 1) Victoria's "News Rail" 2) Vic Rail News 3) VR Newsletter. 4) Victorian "Railways". 5) V Line News Plus a copy of "Victorian Railways, General Instructions, Cost Accountant at Workshops". If you are interes...
by GM
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bus Backs in Lapa.
Replies: 6
Views: 5227

Re: Bus Backs in Lapa.

Some times you can find a lot of information on the back of a bus? Ocean Beach Bus Service - 159-696 Chevrolet
by GM
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3
Replies: 19
Views: 8027

Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

No more than 15 Passengers? GM
by GM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3
Replies: 19
Views: 8027

Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Rutty's bus is a White, a lot of buses operated with single rear wheels during that period of time. Rutty & Son - 218-951 White Syd Wood GM
by GM
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Rebodying Buses.
Replies: 27
Views: 12502

Re: Rebodying Buses.

Disappointed that "Rebodying Buses" got a mention in "The Private Bus Industry in NSW" but not one photo appeared! I appreciate the amount of work involved in the book but as we can see it was a big part of the industry during and after the war. Bridge & Carpenter - mo 683 Chevrolet Syd Wood - A Geo...
by GM
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Timber Frames To Metal Frame On Buses/Coaches?
Replies: 21
Views: 7510

Re: Timber Frames To Metal Frame On Buses/Coaches?

Re Properts - The reason for the local body work, as noted by John Dunn in ‘Comeng: A History of Commonwealth Engineering Vo1 1: 1921-1955’, was that during World War I there were few ships and little space to import entire cars to Australia so chassis only began to arrive here. By the 1920s the eno...
by GM
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Timber Frames To Metal Frame On Buses/Coaches?
Replies: 21
Views: 7510

Re: Timber Frames To Metal Frame On Buses/Coaches?

tonyp I have attached two pieces of information re Syd Wood for your perusal.
As far as I am aware ESWOOD was an off shoot of Syd Wood by a member of his family? GM
by GM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: The Entrance Bus Service No 23
Replies: 2
Views: 5102

Re: The Entrance Bus Service No 23

"Frame didn't look to bad , very little rust. Motor missing" - Fully Air Conditioned, no Jet Air?
by GM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Airline buses.
Replies: 15
Views: 21476

Re: Airline buses.

TAA AEC MBA Motor Show c1955.
A couple of MBA bodied buses from Sam Hood.
White Waddington.
by GM
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Who Were The Bus & Coach Companies That built Their Own?
Replies: 29
Views: 7899

Re: Who Were The Bus & Coach Companies That built Their Own?

David is that a Chevrolet/Syd wood on the left?
Route No 762? GM

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