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Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby LocoLes » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:05 pm

This former MTT Daimler CVG6 [possibly ex #116] was a Morphettville depot visitor at a public open day c.1980's. Plenty of interest shown by visitors at the nearby garden plant stall. :) It would be interesting to learn if the Daimler was restored since by the private owner.

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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby Bedford-29 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:40 pm

Its ex MTT Adelaide 116 withdrawn 1960 ex Transway 11.Picture source and photographer unknown

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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby The Inspector » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:21 pm

still exists but not restored as yet.
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby boronia » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:04 pm

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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby leyland4ever » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:42 pm

The 1959 photo of 116 is by the late Doug Colquhoun - he took several photos of the Daimler double deckers at this location (north west corner of North Terrace/King William Streets) around this time - the double deckers were confined to peak hour use on the Somerton route only by this time - 116 is on its way back to Hackney depot from a morning run.

Doug, and the late Neil MackIntosh, both of whom have sadly passed away in recent years, were about the only people taking photos of buses in the late forties, fifties and sixties - thank goodness for their foresight, as there would not be much at all without them.

116 was sold (along with most of the other fifteen post war Daimlers) to Transway, who operated the local Elizabeth/Salisbury services - they uses them as one-man units! the first photo of 116 is in their colours, albeit very faded!

In 1968, fifteen AEC Regal Mark 1V three door buses became available from the MTT, and these largely replaced the Daimlers, although 2 or 3 soldiered on into the early 1970s.

116 was sold to a station just out of Coober Pedy in 1968 - it joined 112, 113. 114, which had been sold direct by the MTT in 1960 - there were three stations owned by the same family, who used the buses as mobile shearers' quarters.

All 4 were retrieved during the 1980s, and returned to Adelaide for preservation and restoration (the idea was to restore one or two, and use the others for parts.)

When financial problems caused this project to be abandoned, 112, which was in by far the better condition of all, was sold to the Sydney Bus Museum, and driven under its own power to Sydney - I believe it is still there, and on the 'to be restored list'. 116 was sold to a local enthusiast, and, thanks Inspector, still exists.

113, which had been substantially restored was sold for a caravan, and ended up in the Blue Mountains, subsequently being noted in Wilcannia (about 20 years ago).

114, which was quite knocked around, was actually repurchased by the STA in 1991 & spent many years outside Lonsdale Depot - it later moved to a yard in Lonsdale, not far from the railway line, and disappeared about 10 or 15 years ago. They had intended to restore it, but privatisation, among other things, put an end to that.

119 was at White Cliffs about 30 years ago! Anyone know of any others?

Very nice to be reminded of these old-timers! Thanks to the photographers.

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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:27 pm

I found this picture of a ex MTT Adelaide Daimler CVG6 which was in White Cliffs NSW.Picture from http://www.new.comau
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby The Inspector » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:47 pm

Bedford-29 wrote:I found this picture of a ex MTT Adelaide Daimler CVG6 which was in White Cliffs NSW.Picture from http://www.new.comau


I wonder how long ago that was taken and if it still exists?
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby leyland4ever » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:49 pm

I don't think the link is correct - any chance of checking it and correcting if possible, Bedford-29? It would be interesting to see what details were provided.

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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby The Inspector » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:52 pm

Link does not work
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:02 pm

I think it is a very old link which he has stored. From that price of $85,000 for the place for sale it would have to be a few years ago.
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby TA3001 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:30 pm

It looks like a link from http://www.news.com.au that wasn't corrected. Not sure which article though.
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby Bedford-29 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 pm

This might be the link that picture posted the https://goo.gl/images/qzt5pB
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Re: Daimler CVG6 @ Morphettville depot

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:27 pm

http://www.news.com.au/travel/australia ... b120504358 7 April 2015 so just over two years ago.
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