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M&MTB Mk VI & III in 1978

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M&MTB Mk VI & III in 1978

Postby Roderick Smith » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:50 am

Box Hill (Melbourne, Vic.). M&MTB AEC Regal Mk VI 780 & Regal Mk III 519. Box Hill, either 10-14 or 17-20.4.78. (Roderick Smith)
Edited to fix typos, and take in the response information.

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Re: M&MTB Mk IV & III in 1978

Postby system improver » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:07 am

The MK VI was number 780, the regos (unlike in years gone past with the AT and ET series), did not match the bus numbers. It is on an interesting route (284) being one of the former routes for Rouch & Kennedy (90A) acquired in 1967. That explains its stop at Box Hill (now part of the mall).
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Re: M&MTB Mk VI & III in 1978

Postby paulgersche » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Can anyone shed some light as to why the M&MTB buses often did not display route numbers, particularly when the photos show the existence of the route numbers box?

I know that the Mark III's only had spaces for two numbers, hence the permanent "2" on the header, but clearly the Mark VI had the capacity?

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M&MTB Mk III in 1970

Postby Roderick Smith » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:41 pm

700419Su 330 Collins St (Melbourne, Vic.): M&MTB AEC Regal Mk III 434 replacing route 42 trams during track work. (Roderick Smith)
The whole streetscape is pure nostalgia: Hotel Australia, TAA & Qantas, typical cars of the era. The bus is advertising Lloyd Triestino 'Galileo' and 'Marconi'.
See www.pnc.com.au/~byceme/marconi/MARCONI.htm

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Re: M&MTB Mk VI & III in 1978

Postby venturatiger » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:19 pm

Pretty sure it was a union ban which prevented route numbers being displayed

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Re: M&MTB Mk VI & III in 1978

Postby red baron » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:49 am

Great photo's Roderick.
it's a load of hog wog wash
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