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[NSW] Chapman in the 60's

Postby Red and Cream_ » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:39 pm

These photos of Chapman's buses in the 60s shows some of the vehicles which previously held the plates that were on the buses that Centralian featured in his post.

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mo 753 at Hamilton when it was a prewar 1939 Regent ex mo 1577. mo 753 had been acquired from Parramatta Bus Company.

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mo 4460 as Bedford SB3 CCMC body of 20/12/61 in Pulver Street, Hamilton.

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mo 4300 another prewar Regent, this time ex mo 1687 of July 1940 waiting at the BHP for the change of shift. It had previously operated for Linsley's Bus Service.

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This plate, m/o 147 does not feature in Centralian's post as the bus was sold in the early sixties to L Scholes Motor Service, it was a 1949 MBA White.

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mo 4390 was also not around when Centralian started taking his photos but it was not as simple as being sold to another operator. In this photo of it outside Chapmans depot in Hamilton it was what i call "inbetween", that is, it was between accidents. It was a 1937 Leyland TD4 ex mo 1268 and was originally registered as mo 4101 but was involved in an overturning accident in 1960 and on returning to service after repairs, was fitted with an AEC motor and reregistered as mo 4390, but as i said it was only between accidents as it decided to take on a train at a level crossing in about 1967/68 and lost that battle.
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x1268 & x1577

Postby leopard1543 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:46 pm

Red and Cream wrote:These photos of Chapman's buses in the 60s shows some of the vehicles which previously held the plates that were on the buses that Centralian featured in his post.

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mo 753 at Hamilton when it was a prewar 1939 Regent ex mo 1577. mo 753 had been acquired from Parramatta Bus Company.

m/o.753 (xDGT 1577) lays derelict near Bulahdelah, 4/9/93
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mo 4390 was also not around when Centralian started taking his photos but it was not as simple as being sold to another operator. In this photo of it outside Chapmans depot in Hamilton it was what i call "inbetween", that is, it was between accidents. It was a 1937 Leyland TD4 ex mo 1268 and was originally registered as mo 4101 but was involved in an overturning accident in 1960 and on returning to service after repairs, was fitted with an AEC motor and reregistered as mo 4390, but as i said it was only between accidents as it decided to take on a train at a level crossing in about 1967/68 and lost that battle.

These photos shows former DGT 1268 as m/o.4101 overturned at Fullerton Cove on 6/12/60 and the results of the level crossing accident on 28/1/68 when the vehicle was registered as m/o.4390.
It is also interesting to note that an AEC engine was fitted in 1964.
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I believe that this bus was however repaired after this accident and was finally de-registered in mid 1970.
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Postby Centralian » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:23 pm

I love the route number on 4390 and minute destination blind. As always, a pleasure to see the photos.
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Re: x1268 & x1577

Postby AEC Decker » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:44 pm

leopard1543 wrote:........ as it decided to take on a train at a level crossing in about 1967/68 and lost that battle.
I believe that this bus was however repaired after this accident and was finally de-registered in mid 1970.

OUCH !
What did it hit, passenger or freight and where ?

leopard1543 wrote:These photos shows former DGT 1268 as m/o.4101 overturned at Fullerton Cove on 6/12/60 and the results of the level crossing accident on 28/1/68 when the vehicle was registered as m/o.4390.
It is also interesting to note that an AEC engine was fitted in 1964.

What caused it to tip over ?. Looks like it ran off the road and over an embankment.
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Re: x1268

Postby leopard1543 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:45 pm

AEC Decker wrote:OUCH !
(i) What did it hit, passenger or freight and where ?

(ii) What caused it to tip over ?. Looks like it ran off the road and over an embankment.


(i) I think it was hit by a freighter but don't know location (I recall something about Waratah though).
(ii) Again not certain but the ground looks very sandy and 'loose' looking on the edge of the roadway.
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Postby Dave Wilson » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:55 pm

I must check, but I think it was hit by a railmotor set
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Re: [NSW] Chapman in the 60's

Postby MelCartwright » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:53 pm

I was talking to my mum today about the double decker tipping over & she said it was either going to or coming back from Nelson's Bay complete with a load of girl guides, of which my sister was one. No major injuries luckily, but they had to sue the council & it was the council who paid for the personal damages. I didn't realise it was the same bus who had the level crossing accident but I'll p ask mum about it & find out when & where. My mum Betty managed the bus company for my grandma, Mrs Ellen Ruby Chapman.
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