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Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:47 pm

A small group of people had a visit to some private properties between Brisbane & Ipswich to see some retired buses.
Here are the pics of those buses.

The last 3 pics info is required please. Little to go on but hoping someone knows something about these buses.

Ex Adelaide 3 door Worldmaster #907 was used for the afternoon. Seen here at Garden City Interchange Stop M.
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Ex Adelaide AEC Swift Ex Southern Cross. Ex 752 sta Adelaide.
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Ex BCC Volvo B10M Fuji Heavy Industries Artic #389.
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Ex BCC Volvo B10M Fuji Heavy Industries Artic #990.
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Fuji's 990, 389 & 384 just visible.
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Ex BCC Albion #68
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Old Commer Camel Back.
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Bedford. Ex Southern Cross.
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White Semi Trailer bus.
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Edit Note:- Ex Adelaide fleet number for the Swift added & 2nd last pic...some detail added.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby The Inspector » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:14 am

nice pics, especialy the Adelaide Worldmaster :wink:

Cammel Back is a Commer.
The unknown unit is a bedford, has a big Bedford badge on the front :P
Semi bus is a White
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby adx666 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:29 am

Great shots, some real history there, I particularly like the White semi.

Pity they are just sitting there unloved.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:54 am

The Inspector wrote:nice pics, especialy the Adelaide Worldmaster :wink:

Cammel Back is a Commer.
The unknown unit is a bedford, has a big Bedford badge on the front :P
Semi bus is a White

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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby captainch » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:15 pm

:roll: are these buses preserved or a local bus company! :roll:that white semi trailor bus should be a must to be saved!! :wink:
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:48 pm

Except for Worldmaster 907 & Albion 68, the rest are on a private property out Ipswich way.
Not sure of the plans for these vehicles.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby boronia » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:19 pm

Here is the White semi-trailer in better days running I believe between Brisbane and Murrwillumbah in the late 60s.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby The Inspector » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:45 pm

boronia wrote:Here is the White semi-trailer in better days running I believe between Brisbane and Murrwillumbah in the late 60s.


How kool would it be if the unit in the pic you posted is the same unit as in the above pic, looks exptremely similar.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:55 pm

Thanks for sharing boronia.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Swift » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:07 pm

Shame we can't see the poor Swift 760 housed in a giant shed and stripped of it's red paint.Some of the Adelaide silver is already showing on the front from the peeling paint.looks like it has possibly been narrowed too from the distance of the wheels from the edge.Is it for sale?

Wow,exciting to see a Worldmaster operating!Top looker of a bus.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:14 pm

I am not sure if it is For Sale. It has 3 x 2 seating and does need some tender loving care (TLC). The pod on the roof is broken.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby ged » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:09 am

Re Boronia's photo of #8, I think by the time this photo was taken the bus had gone to Beachmere bus service (near Caboolture - north of Brisbane) the countryside certainly looks more like that around Caboolture than that between Brisbane and Murwillumbah. The Beachmere livery was white and pale blue.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby The Inspector » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:11 am

Swift 584 wrote:looks like it has possibly been narrowed too from the distance of the wheels from the edge.


Dont think so as narrowing wasnt required for these buses to operate in QLD hence why so many swifts and B59's went there.

Volvo B12BLEA wrote:It has 3 x 2 seating


Well that would have to go as they never had 3 + 2 seating when in service in Adelaide, obviously a retrofit done in QLD.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby boronia » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:10 pm

ged wrote:Re Boronia's photo of #8, I think by the time this photo was taken the bus had gone to Beachmere bus service (near Caboolture - north of Brisbane) the countryside certainly looks more like that around Caboolture than that between Brisbane and Murwillumbah. The Beachmere livery was white and pale blue.

This is quite possible. Checking my old notes further, the photo was probably taken in July 1970, possibly somewhere between Nambour and Brisbane, going the by the other photos on this roll of film.

I will defer to your detailed knowledge, thanks to all for the help.
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Gonzo » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:08 pm

I drove past those ex BCC Fuji's today (on Pine Mountain Road at Borallan). It looks like they've been joined by a few other oldies including an ex McCafferty's Landseer and another unidentified Landseer that seems to be missing a big chunk of it's front header and nearside front side.

Can anybody shed any light on why they're there and what they are being used for? I'm very curious about the accident damaged Landseer too. Sorry I couldn't get pics today, didn't have my camera in the car.

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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby C736 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:10 pm

Semi Trailer but would be awesome - keeps you away from the 'cattle'. I mean after all they cows don't walk pass the driver on a cattle truck :P
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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 pm

Gonzo wrote:I drove past those ex BCC Fuji's today (on Pine Mountain Road at Borallan). It looks like they've been joined by a few other oldies including an ex McCafferty's Landseer and another unidentified Landseer that seems to be missing a big chunk of it's front header and nearside front side.

Can anybody shed any light on why they're there and what they are being used for? I'm very curious about the accident damaged Landseer too. Sorry I couldn't get pics today, didn't have my camera in the car.

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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby Gonzo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:43 am

Thanks B12BLEA, looks like Wally has quiet an interesting collection there. I gather he's an enthusiast and not a current operator. Beautiful property out there too!

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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby stondad » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:12 am

Hello all bus and coach lovers.

I was following up something to do with this old thread and realized that I think I know one of the three last buses that were in question.

It's the Bedford with orange and I'm sure it belonged to Cox's in Gladstone.
Last time I saw it would have been about 1983.

The reason I was on the topic was to research the White semi trailer bus, which I believe I have one of the trailer chassis of, although it is converted to a low-loader.

Since I last looked at the topic in 2009, I have seen one of the prime movers under restoration at Barry Watt's in Brisbane.

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Re: Some Old Buses between Brisbane & Ipswich

Postby James00 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:05 pm

stondad wrote:
It's the Bedford with orange and I'm sure it belonged to Cox's in Gladstone.
Last time I saw it would have been about 1983..
It could be ex GBC-63 ? It went out of service early 90's.
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