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Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

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Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:49 pm

It seems the topic of the NSW company has become a topic worth talking about.I worked in PMC Adelaide in 1988-89.Dion's had a few buses being built,the PMC160's.They should have a topic devoted to them and their company.So,if you have photos,etc you are welcome to post them here.Thanks.Everything to do with the family and their company please post here,that includes anything from 'Truck & Bus" magazine,etc.Please contribute.
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby system improver » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:55 pm

Denv12 wrote:It seems the topic of the NSW company has become a topic worth talking about.I worked in PMC Adelaide in 1988-89.Dion's had a few buses being built,the PMC160's.They should have a topic devoted to them and their company.So,if you have photos,etc you are welcome to post them here.Thanks.


Now there's one book that we don't have to wait to be written. John Birchmeier wrote a history of Dion's (The Dions - bus pioneers of Wollongong) in 1997. Obtaining a copy might be bit tricky, but the Sydney Bus Museum or the ARHS shop might have one in stock. Alternatively, their website contains heaps of history:
http://www.dions.com.au/about-dions-m/history?jtpl=9
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:05 pm

system improver wrote:
Denv12 wrote:It seems the topic of the NSW company has become a topic worth talking about.I worked in PMC Adelaide in 1988-89.Dion's had a few buses being built,the PMC160's.They should have a topic devoted to them and their company.So,if you have photos,etc you are welcome to post them here.Thanks.


Now there's one book that we don't have to wait to be written. John Birchmeier wrote a history of Dion's (The Dions - bus pioneers of Wollongong) in 1997. Obtaining a copy might be bit tricky, but the Sydney Bus Museum or the ARHS shop might have one in stock. Alternatively, their website contains heaps of history:
http://www.dions.com.au/about-dions-m/history?jtpl=9


In the meantime people can post whatever they want to contribute here so everyone can see it.
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby Bedford-29 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:39 pm

Here is a bit of Dion`s bus history for you.The B/W pictures I have obtained permission from Dion`s themselves and the colored pictures are from the Andrew Potts collection.
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DION`S BUS SERVICE 1927 FAEGOL SAFETY COACH
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DION`S BUS SERVICE 1928 WHIPPET
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DION`S BUS SERVICE 1938 REO
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DION`S BUS SERVICE AEC RELIANCE MO-6060
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:18 pm

Bedford-29 wrote:Here is a bit of Dion`s bus history for you.The B/W pictures I have obtained permission from Dion`s themselves and the colored pictures are from the Andrew Potts collection.


Thannk you for the brilliant collection of photos.Its always good to see some history.Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:55 pm

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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby Denv12 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:18 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:Also see http://petereid.smugmug.com/Buses/Dions/


Thanks for the link.Nice collection of photos.
As for the "Baxters" Custom Coach 12 metre coach,what model do they call that? I'd like to start a topic covering the 12 metre version.
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby tonyp » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:29 pm

I came across this from 2013, a bit late but still of interest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNtUufPO8Bs
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Re: Dion's Bus Service,NSW.Their history.

Postby tonyp » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:00 pm

And more from 2016:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/ ... 9ecc503c17

including this great 1948 photo:

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