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Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby ALBION1881 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:27 pm

Here are some pictures from the Leon Batman collection of the Stone bros Aec Regal 3s and by the look of it there sole Ex DGT Aec Regent 3 31 seater frog I hope these might jogs some memories and I have just added two more Stone bros Aec Regal 3s from the Leon Batman collection.
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby leopard1543 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:46 pm

They're great photos "1881" :!:
Stone Bros. certainly had an interesting fleet of old AECs. A few that were rebodied of course from xDRT&T/DGT deckers.
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby leyland4ever » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:41 pm

Thanks for these photos, Albion 1881.

It was certainly a striking livery!

It reminds me that two of their ex Adelaide MTT Regals (MO 924, a Comg-Eng bodied example, and one of their Hope bodied ones, like MO043 and 038) were sold to a property somewhere in the Gosford region, shortly after the Cumberland takeover around 1979.

Does anyone have any knowledge as to whether they still exist, or more specific details on just where in that area they went?

There would be very few ex-Adelaide Regal 111s still in existence now.

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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby LB608 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:17 pm

There Were About 10 Stored On The Todd Family ( Owners of Cumberland) Property At Ourimbah in 1979 , There Were Still 3 There, when I Last Visited The Area in 2003
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby leyland4ever » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:38 pm

"There Were About 10 Stored On The Todd Family ( Owners of Cumberland) Property At Ourimbah in 1979 "

Thanks for that information, LB608 - very interesting indeed!

It helps make sense of a conversation I had back in 1979!

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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby Industry » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:11 am

Their is none left now, I think they sold the property a number of years ago.
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby kidamigo » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:49 am

I was born in 1953 and we lived one block from Stone Bros bus depot at Auburn. When I was about 12 I got a job cleaning the fleet of buses on Saturdays. It took all day for me and a mate to do them all. The money was good for kid’s pay back in the day. The manager’s name was Jimmy and he owned a black E-type Jag. ..... Jimmy was good to us, and I enjoyed this job very much. I can still remember the smell of the bus depot, and will always remember when Stone Bros buses ruled Auburn and its surrounds. Mark
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby Centralian » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:09 pm

Thanks for resurrecting the Stone Bros post Mark, its good to be reminded now and then of how the industry has evolved.
Here's a shot I took in the early or mid '70's when Stone Bros still "ruled Auburn".
I remember that smell you mention as well, you could walk through their yard and get the fuel and oil on your shoes,
so many years of it just soaked into the ground.

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Stone Bros mo924 AEC Regal 111 rebody with one of their own bodies from 1959.
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby GM » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30 pm

The original m/o 924 was an ex G R Sinclair MBA White, which later had an AEC Chassis?
Stone Bros - mo 924 White MBA 39 - Auburn Depot 00.11.1951 - ex Sinclair G R
Stone Bros - mo 924 - 01 AEC MBA - Depot Karrabah Rd Auburn - Ex Sinclair G R White
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Re: Stone Bros Auburn Aec regals and a Regent 3

Postby lunchbox » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:55 pm

924 is sagging in the middle!
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