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[NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part 1

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[NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part 1

Postby Centralian » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:48 pm

Some memories of another operator that's disappeared from the Sydney scene. Hadfields operated Route 44 from Sutherland Station to Loftus, Engadine, Heathcote and also a couple of runs from Engadine Station. Their charter operation used the name Gemini Tours. Hope you enjoy this 2 part selection !



Image mo7469 was this Leyland Tiger with PMC body of 1985.




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Volvo B58-61 with a PMC 'Galstress' body of 1981 taken in the yard of bus dealer Suttons Arncliffe. I believe this vehicle went on to be registered GT700 with Hadfields.



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mo7665 was this Pacesetter/ Cummins L10 chassis with PMC body of 1987. The Pacesetter was a custom built chassis marketed by All Diesels of Penrith. The chassis was a Leyland Wordmaster frame with various mechanical (rear axle, brakes, diff, and engine choices) changes. Hadfield acquired 2 PMC bodied examples, 7665 above and below, and 7518.



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This Albion Viking VK41L with Coachmaster body of 1966 went on to be registered 5126 and then 462 with Hadfields.
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Postby Bus Riders » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:11 pm

:wink: m/o5126 was ex Saint's at Peakhurst. Saints had 2 of these the other going to Dural Busways, although Saints liked the Albion Aberdonian chassis they were not overly impressed with the Vikings and they had a very short life with Saint.

When the first Truck races were held in Australia at Calder, some of the drivers from Hadfields and Woronora, (where I was a mechanic and driver at the time), took one of these beauties down over the weekend. It was a ripper of a trip!
A Red and Cream with emerald green lining Coachmaster bodied AEC Reliance AH 505, ahhh, now there's a real bus!
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Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part

Postby craighadfield » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:16 pm

Hi
I'm the grandson of Bill Hadfield who started. hadfields in Engadine. Do you have pics of our busses you could share
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Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:01 pm

I have reactivated the photos in the first post in this thread.
There are also a couple of photos in the photo gallery
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5504
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5503
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Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:04 pm

m/o 7469 above is now 5566 MO with Skennars in Kirrawee - ex Busways North Coast Pty Ltd, Kempsey (629) 5566 MO 1/09; ex MO 4383 1/09; ex AP & JP King, King Bros Bus Service Kempsey Pty Ltd (248) MO 4383 3/10/03; ex Rover Motors Pty Ltd, Cessnock (1) MO 4383 3/03; ex Southtrans (Deanes Coaches (South) Pty Ltd) (83) m/o 7469; ex Hadfield, Engadine.
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Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part

Postby Centralian » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:38 pm

ex 7469 certainly moved around among owners.
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Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ....... Hadfields Bus Lines Part

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:08 am

As did its partner 7526 which has been withdrawn from Skennars. http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-3550
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