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Re: What was the first bus you remember riding on?

Postby tonyp » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:24 am

captainch wrote:when I was small in a reo prophets body of my relations mrs warrens Sydenham to Dulwich hill bus service route 222/227 & I was given 10/- om a Saturday to wipe down the buses with kero she would never use water.& late at night I WOULD RIDE the industrial buses & collect fares & on a suday all her buses would be used to take fans to Henson park football I WOULD collect the fares at sydnenham stn I WAS 13!

Gee I hope nobody struck a match near the buses. They would look very interesting driving around at night with the exterior enveloped in blue flame. :shock:

10 bob isn't bad though. I was lucky if I got a bob for anything.

My first recollection was the Reo Speedwagons of Hunters Hill Bus Co. Too young to record the number though. Old enough to remember the transition from that canvas back door to the new-fangled air door.

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Re: What was the first bus you remember riding on?

Postby AEC Decker » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:44 pm

A near new (well it had new bus smell) 2nd series AEC underfloor in 1962 on a school charter from Bronte Public to Botanical Gardens. :mrgreen:
Got dropped off and picked up outside Conservatorium Of Music.
Still can't remember why went there. :?
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Re: What was the first bus you remember riding on?

Postby Reo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:09 pm

My first (and regular) ride was on Archie Moore's 1946 Ford from Penshurst to Hurstville in 1952/3. The brakes were of very dubious effectiveness and the vacuum wipers just worked occasionally....it didn't even have a canvas front door...just an opening ,so when it rained the water just poured in the door anyway and drowned anyone sitting in the first few rows as well as the driver and his "till".

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Re: What was the first bus you remember riding on?

Postby Bjwh86 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:52 pm

I remember one of the first buses i ever got as a kid was a Leyland Super Viking with Delwood Coaches in Sydney


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