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Semi Trailers & Double Deckers Of Parramatta B. Co.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:38 pm
by Leopard_071
Looking at the history Parramatta Bus Company pre Bosnjaks days

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:49 pm
by Dave Wilson
Interesting photos Leopard 071.I think you'll find that M/o 4587 is actually at Bales Penrith. It was bought to replace a TD-5 ex 1563.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:34 pm
by Tas Bus Nut
I like the "Dodgey Bros" hand written number plate on m/o 313 :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:48 pm
by Bedford-29
These semi trailer buses reminds of the picture I saw of Rover Motors semi trailer bus a AEC Regal III with the rear rebuilt to accommodate the turntable for the trailer.The 1st picture MO-931 would be another AEC Matador Parramatta bus co had quite a few.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:45 pm
by Leopard_071
Dave Wilson wrote:Interesting photos Leopard 071.I think you'll find that M/o 4587 is actually at Bales Penrith. It was bought to replace a TD-5 ex 1563.


Thank you David you are right, some how I got it mixed up with my Boso Folders I should have picked it up by its rego No. I always appreciate all the help that I get on the foram.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:50 pm
by Ribble
As many will know, I'm collecting photos of DGT/ UTA/ STA buses as many types as possible. I have gaps in the collection of pre-war buses.

From the photos above, can anyone identify the ex DGT and if so what were their DGT Fleet Numbers please.
( The rego plates dont seem to match DGT fleet numbers)

Thanks for any assistance.

Great to see photos like these excellent.
Don in NZ,

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:21 pm
by Albion Victor
I think that photos 1 & 2 are the same vehicle, albeit photo 2 showing some modernisation to the tractor and new livery applied. (It carries m/o931 not 5431 as suggested)!

Does the White tractor actuall have a history as a Passenger Prime Mover?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:39 pm
by Bedford-29
The D/D buses used by Parramatta bus co.
AEC Regents prewar
D.G.T 1374 Parramatta bus co MO-298 scrapped 12/65
D.G.T 1448 Parramatta bus co rebodied MO-221 scrapped 1972
D.G.T 1500 Parramatta bus co MO-095 scrapped
D.G.T 1533 Parramatta bus co MO-122 scrapped 1967
D.G.T 1540 Parramatta bus co MO-455 scrapped 10/65
D.G.T 1574 Parramatta bus co MO-280 scrapped 1967

this is all I could find.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:47 pm
by Dave Wilson
The Leyland TD-4 next to M/O 313 is ex DRTT 1220 a Clyde bodied lowbridge.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:02 pm
by Bedford-29
I think you find ex D.G.T 1220 was sold 2/50 to Parramatta-Epping bus service Ermington then rebodied.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:54 pm
by Dave Wilson
I knew you would contradict that.It's ex-1220 right? There's a lot more to it than the disposal list you run off to .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:00 am
by Ribble
Bedford-29 wrote:The D/D buses used by Parramatta bus co.
AEC Regents prewar
D.G.T 1374 Parramatta bus co MO-298 scrapped 12/65
D.G.T 1448 Parramatta bus co rebodied MO-221 scrapped 1972
D.G.T 1500 Parramatta bus co MO-095 scrapped
D.G.T 1533 Parramatta bus co MO-122 scrapped 1967
D.G.T 1540 Parramatta bus co MO-455 scrapped 10/65
D.G.T 1574 Parramatta bus co MO-280 scrapped 1967

this is all I could find.


Many thanks for all this .....much appreciated.....

Don

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:34 am
by Red and Cream
I would like to set the record straight regarding the registrations of the Parramatta double deck buses and their trailer buses as i photographed and recorded redgos in the period of the late 1950's up to the late 1960's. As a matter of fact the colour photo of m/o 584 is one of my photos and the reason i do not post photos on the ATDB anymore.
The double deckers operated during this period were all AEC - m/o 122 ex m/o 1533 - m/o 123 ex 1590 and came from Nevilles - m/o 276 ex m/o1497 broken up in the depot 1966 - m/o 298 ex m/o 1374 unreg. by 11/65 - m/o 584 ex 1540 - m/o 753 ex 1577 sold to Chapman and m/o 829 ex 1591.
The semi trailer shown as a White Scout Car m/o 973 is actually m/o 932 and was a Gardner powered Reo and was sold to Stanton then Johnson and the trailer portion of the bus was converted to a normal bus powered by a Chev motor.
The trailer bus at the museum has the trailer section from one of the Parramatta semi's ( m/o 352) but the White prime mover was never a bus but came from a private motor home.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:15 am
by Ribble
Red and Cream wrote:I would like to set the record straight regarding the registrations of the Parramatta double deck buses ......( through to ) ..........a private motor home.

Again many thanks for the information. it helps a lot as Im trying to put together photos of the Pre War DGT delveries....go see Ongoing - Pre war... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=61621


Don

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:48 pm
by Leopard_071
Here are some of the ex Leeds West Yorkhsire and the 1 from Sheffield.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:37 am
by OLYMPIAN
Leeds are Park Royal and SYPTE (m/o 643) is Alexander ALtype

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:42 pm
by frphil
If my memory serves me right, there was one more DD M/0 095 which lost it's top deck under a Parramatta railway bridge and was then rebuilt as a single decker carrying the same number plate.
I used to be allowed to collect the fares on 931 when in high school.
What make was 313

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:49 pm
by Dave Wilson
I think 313 was a REO 2LM or Gold Crown-Syd Wood C 1937. Saw it lying in a chook yard at Riverstone about 30 years ago

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:42 am
by frphil
I believe the registration numbers of PBC semi-trailers were: 931, 932, 024, 157, 352.
Would love to see ant more photos of PBC prior to Bosnjak

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:00 pm
by Leopard_071
In reply to "frphil", here are a few photos of P'matta Bus Co pre Bosnjak's days. I hope that "Atlantean 1016" can help me wih more details of these buses.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:55 am
by Bedford-29
I think you wil find the 2nd picture is a AEC Regent MO-4013 by the look the rego plate.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 4:39 am
by White Super Power
mo 024 looks like the trailer bus that ended at at Pells Nambucca Hds

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:46 am
by frphil
Methinks the second picture is 4033 and the fourth one is 396
Thanks for the pix

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:33 am
by Bedford-29
Picture 4 doesn`t it look like one of the AEC Matador rigs lengthen and a bus body built on it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:19 pm
by ross johnson
With reference to frphil and the 'beheaded' double decker, there was such a vehicle out on Windsor Road at McGraths Hill parked in a Service Station It was in the Castle Hill Busco livery of cream and white and was there [I think] in the late 1950- /early 1960's..........and then was gone. Prior to that , an old lowbridge double decker was on the site, complete with NEWCASTLE desto, but was scrapped there.