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Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

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Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby Centralian » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:17 pm

Some more images dating back to the late '70's early '80's. Any information Tas Bus Nut or others may want to add in identifying these vehicles or operators appreciated:


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That's all I have from friends or rels that travelled to Tasmania.
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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby stevegj52 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:08 pm

Interesting pics Centralian. Even though once I lived in Tas and not 100% sure and Tas Bus Nut may Know more details, the pics may be of operators up the northen end of the State except for The ACE Hedges which was one of Merv Creswells Coaches in the old Ace livery.The Spinks Coach I think and stand corrected operated out of Burnie in the north of the state.The last Pic May be a Early Redline Bedford as I seem to remember a bus the same as the one pictured was used oin the west coast of Tas between Zeehan and Queenstown on school bus work.Now again not sure the Bedford was a modified SB with motor moved to the rear again I stand corrected and Tas Bus Nut would most likely no more details.
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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:02 am

FANTASTIC!! It's taken a while for Part.2, but it's arrived. Many thanks Centurian. WOW!! There is certainly some memories there, however as mentioned by Stevegj52, I think quite a few of them ARE from up north. However, in saying that, the pic of Merv Cresswell's #35 Leyland with Hedges body certainly does look very strange in it's OLD livery. I'll try and get a pic out of it's new colour scheme and post on this reply for comparison. The last picture, once again I cannot help with bus type or body, but studying it (@ 5.30am B4 work), it was definately taken @ 96 Harrington St, THE old Tasmanian Coach Lines / Pioneer terminal. You can see the familiar buildings from out the back, and a TCL unit in front #D156. Ian Cooper used to tell me how Charlie Ayers used to travel FAR & WIDE to pick up different buses (some working, some not) so that one could have come from anywhere. When I quickly looked @ Fallons Bedford, I thought it was Tatlows of Burnie, until I looked closely. Tatlows may?? have brought it later. Is that a Redline Leyland alongside Falons? like the one below? The 1st bus I learned to drive was like the Kergers Coach Tours Ansair Bedford, however mine was a Leyland 400 with CRASH gearbox. AWESOME!! Thanks again Neil
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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby stevegj52 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:31 am

The bus in the last was the one I mentioned earlier belonging to Redline as pointed out by Tas Bus Nut which was used on the school run mentioned, all we need to know now is what make it is.The coach that belongs to Kergers may also be either a ex Tassie Redline AEC or Leyland?

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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby venturatiger » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:45 pm

Hi there , I think the last one is a Lewis bodied Albion

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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:51 pm

venturatiger wrote:Hi there , I think the last one is a Lewis bodied Albion

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That's it!! Thanks venturatiger
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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby ALBION1881 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:11 pm

How about the bodies on these two buses from Leon Batman collection and compare them with the last picture it might give you a idea where the bus was built great pictures.
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Re: Once upon a time......... In Tasmania Part 2

Postby Timbo52 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:18 pm

JA 7341
Hedges body, from memory purchased by TCL from Landliner Coaches Q'Land ???
Ford 380 Diesel straight 6 cyl, 5 speed, rear engine.
41 seater, recliners? Used around Hobart district on service & school runs.
Was a beast to drive.
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