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Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:55 pm

Another selection of vehicles from the Bruce Tilley Collection.
B.U.T. Trolleybuses #201 > #236 (Hobart)
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#226 Photographed after just departing the trolleybus shed off lower Davey St
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#209 turning into Campbell St depot. Over the lights you can spot a Comair bodied Bedford.
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#222 Franklin Sq Elizabeth St with 286 SB Bedford behind.
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#217 photographed @ the Dynnyrne terminus/turning circle
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#201 heading down Strickland Av with a snow capped Mt Wellington in background
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#201 seen travelling past the Cascade Brewery (the OLDEST brewery in AUSTRALIA)
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#219 heading inward on Sandy Bay @ cnr. Sandy Bay Rd/Gladstone St. Check out the old Valiant and others
but more importantly the AWESOME Caltex tanker.
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#219 @ Stop.22 Sandy Bay Rd. This streetscape has changed VERY little since 1968 when photo taken.
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Unknown B.U.T. heading down Huon Rd with old Inter ACCO following
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#223 heading up View St Dynnyrne after departing the Dynnyrne terminus
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:10 pm

Great collection of trolleys... Was 209 being pushed into the depot? I can't see its poles up?
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:28 pm

Cordes Express wrote:Great collection of trolleys... Was 209 being pushed into the depot? I can't see its poles up?
YES. I remember at the slide presentation the other day, Bruce mentioned that WAS the case. Back in those days, that area of the depot didn't allow for the trolleys, so it was being pushed into the area which housed the trams.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby stevegj52 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:55 pm

More memories from my childhood :lol: Would say the Caltex Tanker would be Leyland or AEC, but sure it would be a Leyland. The trolley bus being pushed into the depot seems to aided by a Toyota Land Cruiser :D
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:59 pm

Yes Steve,and a correction from my reply to Cordes Express, it's getting pushed over Macquarie St into the trolley depot which fronted Victoria Dock. Note the very attentive inspector watching proceedings :P
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:42 pm

I thought Hobart trolleybuses had battery back up in case of problems like this.As looking at the picture there is no trolley poles on the roof of 226 and that is the conductor looking on as you can see a cash bag.And the bus at the intersection looks like a Bedford.Picture 7 I do like the RV1 Valiant it be worth a bit of money now.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby stevegj52 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:11 pm

If I remember correctly,there never any overhead in that part of Cambell st,Would say that 209 is being pushed into that part of the Depot for Retirement as that would have been about when they were being decommisioned.
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Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:53 pm

Looking at that picture of 209 there is trolley wires still in place but you have look hard but it is strange pushing a trolleybus to the yard unless the power been turn off in that section as thought they keep the power on for transferring trolleys to the storage yard for disposal.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby em tea tea » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:39 pm

Great shots yet again always amazed at the lack of traffic in these old photos.I see in another thread that Mr Bus Nut is about to go on holidays I hope he spends alot of time posting further Bruce Tilley pics.
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Re: Trolleybus Heaven #2 - Bruce Tilley Collection

Postby vernbale » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:34 pm

Absolutely love looking at photos of these trolley buses :D
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