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Early TAA Airport buses - posting for GM

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:20 pm
by Centralian
GM has asked me to post the following photos for him, coming from the discussion under the Sydney / NSW Forum topic "mo1" : ... pos=-18815
TAA White MBA. ... pos=-18816
TAA White Waddingtons UW616 and UK997.

TAA AEC MBA Motor Show 1950's

Another view of the TAA AEC MBA body at the Motor Show.

TAA bus fleet (there was another fleet shot of this group GM asked me to post but I've reached the max 5 images limit which if exceeded gets a few people upset, so I'll leave it there.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:43 pm
by Ken
Interesting pics. Feel free to post the other pic in a new thread.

One pic mentions "50s" - I presume the other pics are around the same era?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:56 am
by Bus Riders
:wink: A preserved example of a TAA AEC Reliance resides at the Motor Museum in Hobart Tasmania. The restoration job on this unit is first class.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:39 pm
by leopard1543
Interesting photos :!:
In the 2nd photograph (UW616 & UK919) looks like the mechanical hand above the drivers' side window on both buses :!: :shock:

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:07 pm
by boronia
I recall that Ansett or ANA had a number of Commers with "deck and a half" (camel back) bodies in the 50s.

Re: Early TAA Airport buses - posting for GM

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:42 pm
by system improver
Did GM takes the OP pictures? I note that this bus has curved windows. Most subsequent photos of either the MBA AECs or Tiger Cubs appear to have two flat screens. However, I have found one photo, which I assume was taken at Hobart, which also seems to show curved windows:
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