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Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:15 pm

Another selection of vehicles from the Bruce Tilley Collection.
B.U.T. Trolleybuses #201 > #236 (Hobart)
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Queenborough turning circle (located slightly past the entrance to Wrest Point Casino. Servo still there, now Woolies/Caltex)
NOTE: Wrest Point Casino is NOT in the picture, as the casino wasn't built till 1973 (1st LEGAL casino in OZ) :mrgreen:
and of course (unfortunately) the trolleybuses ceased to operate in Sept 1968 :cry:
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Common sight from days gone by, multiple buses @ Sandy Bay terminus @ the beach.
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Davey St (when it was two-way). Sandy Bay services came down Davey St to Argyle then back into Macquarie St.
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Enroute to Sandy Bay with Wrest Point Hotel in background (but NO casino) :mrgreen:
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Enroute to Hobart on inward Dynnyrne service in King St/Proctors Rd JUST BEFORE turning into Parliament St
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Familiar surrounding: Franklin Sq Macquarie St Hobart
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Enroute to Cascades (where services terminated until the extension to Strickland Av)
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Line-up @ Franklin Square in Macquarie St
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Two B.U.T. trolleybuses layover 150m short of the Sandy Bay terminus
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Start of the rot. B.U.T. trolleybus passes Comeng bodied SB Bedford (Sandy Bay Rd near Waimea Ave)
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby stevegj52 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:08 pm

Used to catch the trolley bus down to sandy bay beach as kids back in '67.Back then the bus would leave Franklin Square in Elizabeth St. Like the Leyland tipper in the 3rd pic.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:57 pm

stevegj52 wrote: Like the Leyland tipper in the 3rd pic.
Shows ya what I know. I thought it was a Ford Thames :oops:
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby stevegj52 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:13 pm

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stevegj52 wrote: Like the Leyland tipper in the 3rd pic.
Shows ya what I know. I thought it was a Ford Thames :oops:

At a guess would say it belonged to the H.C.C going by the grey livery but having said that thr H.E.C also had Leylands and Albions which had simular colour on their trucks as well, also the the Leyland and Albion were very simular in looks in those days, so it could also be a Albion in the pic hard to tell i n the photo.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:35 pm

Wow :!: First installment of a long set of photos I hope!
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:17 am

The Two cars in 3rd the white would be a Ford Consul and the rear end of the parked car is a Hillman Minx wagon and the truck could be a Austin dumper.By the time these pictures were taken they would of been transferring some of Launceston trolleybuses back to Hobart for a bit service.A classic look of yesterday year I waiting for part two.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:55 am

MetroTasCatcher wrote:Wow :!: First installment of a long set of photos I hope!
IF you had your priorities right (buses before firies) you would have seen the "long set" of photos :lol: :lol:
U would have also seen me & Jumbo unceremoniously dumped too :lol:
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby vernbale » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:07 pm

Wonderful shots, wish i was around when these buses were around
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 pm

vernbale wrote:Wonderful shots, wish i was around when these buses were around
Exactly Vern. I remember them vaguely, but was VERY young. At that age, I wasn't in a position to head to town for photos :lol: My restrictions were the SB Bedfords from Moonah Bus Depot on my school run :mrgreen: I PERSONALLY, CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THE OLD GREEN/CREAM TROLLEY & BUS PHOTO ERA
Bedford-29 wrote:.By the time these pictures were taken they would of been transferring some of Launceston trolleybuses back to Hobart for a bit service.A classic look of yesterday year I waiting for part two.
Pictures taken in Sept 1968 Chris. You'll just have to be patient re: Part II :mrgreen: Talking to Bruce @ the AGM the other night, he mentioned when he took the pics, the L'ton B.U.Ts were already withdrawn, but he did get some shots of a few parked @ L'ton depot awaiting disposal. As you say though, #237 > #241 had already been transferred to Hobart at that stage.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:31 pm

stevegj52 wrote:Used to catch the trolley bus down to sandy bay beach as kids back in '67.Back then the bus would leave Franklin Square in Elizabeth St. Like the Leyland tipper in the 3rd pic.
Showing your age now Steve. When I used to catch the Sandy Bay BUS, they used to "terminate" in Davey St (outside Town Hall opp Visitor Info Cnt), then turn into Argyle St. Have some old shots (particularly the Freighter SBs) at that "last" stop. Don't know when the route "changed"
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby leyland clippers » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:33 pm

The truck in pic #3 could be a Leyland Riever. Could be an ex HCC truck as all trucks back in those days owned by the HCC were painted in the same grey colour. Also noticed the rego label on the car in front of the pic. Can remember when they all used to be diagonal shaped not like the current rectangle shaped ones.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby E.L.Wood » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:56 pm

stevegj52 wrote:At a guess would say it belonged to the H.C.C going by the grey livery but having said that thr H.E.C also had Leylands and Albions which had simular colour on their trucks as well, also the the Leyland and Albion were very simular in looks in those days, so it could also be a Albion in the pic hard to tell i n the photo.


Good get there Steve, it is an Albion, the BCSV were fortunate enough to have Bruce donate his slide collection to them after he had scanned them all - a big job! I've been able to do a hi=res scan of that particular slide and here is the result, and as you can see the truck is an Albion - registered WGS 244.
01446 MTT 222 & Albion.jpg
Albion truck & MTT 222
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby bennp » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:16 pm

The Bruce Tilley Collection is a great source of photos of Hobart trolley buses. Is there a "Trolleybus Heaven #3"?

I notice that there are no photos of the West Hobart or New Town routes - may be they are in series #3?
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #1 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby leyland clippers » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

The Albion was definitely ex-HCC. You can see on LHS door the decal that HCC vehicles used to have. It was a circle with the top half in black with HCC. The bottom half had the vehicle fleet #.
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