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[NSW] McVicars Bus Service - the early years (post for GM)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:33 pm
by Centralian
Posting the following for GM:



http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10736
McVicars International mo239 with driver Clarrie Stevens and conductor Eddie Brown.




http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10737
McVicars fleet

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:10 am
by Wrong Way - Go Back
Thanks GM and Centralian. Arch McVicar was a legendary pioneer of the Sydney bus industry. Much of his legacy is today operated by Veolia.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:29 am
by Bus Riders
:) Thanks GM. I started my working life with the McVicar family and was there 'till the company was sold. I drove the last 38/125 that Saturday night while the rest of you were out on m/o304 with Arch. the banner adorning the rear of m/o304 was painted by me on the backing sheet of a side advert. You were a part of the family there and were always willing to give of youself for them. I was taught many skills while an apprentice, many which I still use today.

Eddie ended up as an assistant in the body shop, an easy job created for him to allow him to keep working. Many of the long term employees were given special jobs over the years.

When I have finally put my PBC book to bed I hope to start on McVicars history, (a much bigger task)!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:25 pm
by leopard1543
That photo of 239 is just amazing. :shock: And knowing the driver and conductor's names just add so much more interest to the picture.
Thanks for posting :!:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:37 pm
by AEC Decker
leopard1543 wrote:That photo of 239 is just amazing. :shock:
Thanks for posting :!:


Looking at that bus, the post title of "The Early Years" is an understatement. :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:45 am
by Centralian
In sending me the photos to post GM said he'd had a letter from a relative of the conductor and she identified the driver and conductor in that photo.

239

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:04 pm
by leopard1543
Centralian wrote:In sending me the photos to post GM said he'd had a letter from a relative of the conductor and she identified the driver and conductor in that photo.


Was this bus registered as m/o.239 or was it fleet number 239 :?:
I think I recall that McVicar's did have the m/o.239 plate on a later bus also.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:09 pm
by GM
I do not think it was m/o but "No 239" allocated by the regulatery authority, possibly the police?
Later they did have m/o 239. GM

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:58 pm
by Centralian
Here are some more pictures from GM regarding McVicars and their 239 numberplate:


http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10744
McVicars Internationals.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10745
Another early 239 was this Albion, seen in James St Lidcombe.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10746
239 AEC Waddingtons

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10747
239 AEC Reliance Coachmaster at South Terrace, Bankstown.

Re:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:22 pm
by Fleet Lists
Bus Riders wrote:When I have finally put my PBC book to bed I hope to start on McVicars history, (a much bigger task)!

Has had ever happened yet?

Also today I reactivated the links to the photos so that they could be shown again as the old format links no longer worked.