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Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

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Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby venturatiger » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:13 am

Hi there, here are some more old shots of Murrays Canberra vehicles
Hope you enjoy
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act MO31 a Hedges ? AEC
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act MO20 a Smithfield, Volvo B58 Ex Action 250
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act MO93 a PMC, IBC
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act MO26 a PMCA, Scania
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act MO37 a PMCA, Scania
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act MO28 a Austral, MAN
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act MO35 a Austral Tourmaster
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act MO292 a PMCA "160" Scania
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby DENAIR » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:11 am

just a corection MO93 is an IBC chassis ex Stuarts Nowra ex Canberra Charter Coaches then to Murrays and then to Mayfield Bus Hire
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby venturatiger » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:52 am

:oops: Thanks bro.
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby ALBION1881 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:22 pm

This what MO-31 would look like in her action days I have not seen very many of these old AEC reliance around this picture is from leon batmans collection great pictures.
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby boronia » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:24 pm

That photo of the Reliance was well before ACTION, I don't think any passed to that operator.

MO-35 I think was a STARMASTER, a short lived model between the Tourmaster and HD1 series.

The MAN was the first HD1 built.

MO-292 was built for the UTA, I'm sure AEC Decker would like to be driving this on the X73 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A long Mk 6 :shock:
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby E.L.Wood » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:08 pm

boronia wrote:That photo of the Reliance was well before ACTION, I don't think any passed to that operator.

MO-35 I think was a STARMASTER, a short lived model between the Tourmaster and HD1 series.

The MAN was the first HD1 built.

MO-292 was built for the UTA, I'm sure AEC Decker would like to be driving this on the X73 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A long Mk 6 :shock:


MO 35 was one of 6 Tourmasters built with Starliner fronts, the first of the Ron Murray special models, and yes, the name given to them was Starmasters.

Murrays had 3 AEC Reliances with Athol Hedges bodies, all of which were new to the Department of the Interior(using the trading name Canberra Bus Service), i'm not 100% sure but I think MO 31 was ex ZIB 117. The Action name wasn't used until introduced in 1977, and initially it was an acronym A.C.T.I.O.N.
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby Sir Pompously » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:34 pm

Still is, the Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus Network (With 'Wheel' logo which was in use until last year) or ACTION.

A Very nice collection of photos, especially the Canberra Explorer bus which was seen in it's final days at Revolve in the Mugga Tip.
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby boronia » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:48 pm

Didn't some of those buses, or equivalents, from Murrays find their way to the erstwhile Canberra "Bus Museum"
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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby Peta mechanic. » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:31 pm

MO 31, I would have thought that it is a CCMC body judging by the grille and front header as well. Can anyone verify this for me?

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Re: Murrays Coaches Canberra [OLd]Part 2

Postby Geoff » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:16 pm

No, sorry little Pete - it is an Athol Hedges body.

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