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Bedford Memories

Postby LocoLes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:11 pm

When the Bedford was once popular in Tasmania and could be found in use as school buses, motor homes, small town operators and even sitting quietly in a paddock :!: Here is a selection of different bodywork including CAC, Ansair, Freighter-Lawton, Freighter, Smithfield, Hedges etc. photographed over a long period. CAC bodies first. :P
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby LocoLes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:19 pm

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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:55 am

Img#70 looks to be CITY BODYWORKS, with the bus being ex Glamorgan Line and possibly ex Baldocks (Ulverstone) before that. Wonderful selection LocoLes. Thoroughly enjoyed
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby Denv12 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:20 am

Great collection of Bedford bus photos,LocoLes.Some interesting history there.Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby system improver » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:04 am

Thanks Les for the pics. I think the "Hedges" bodies on the VAMs are all something else. The first and third are CCMC (Custom Coaches) and the middle one is Superior.
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby CCCC » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:41 pm

finally a decent thread, been very slow lately on the older stuff.
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby LocoLes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks to Tas Bus Nut, Denv12, System Improver, CCCC for your corrections and your kind remarks. :) Your info corrects and fills a gap in my albums and is much appreciated.
It is gratifying to realise fellow members also appreciate the effort that is associated with organising a post. Next 'project' will be Trans-Huon in Huonville [soon].
Cheers, Loco Les. :)
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby Denv12 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:18 am

You're welcome LocoLes. I enjoy seeing your photos.You've posted some great historical bus and coach photos.Always great topics.
You could publish your own bus book.
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby yoda » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:01 pm

Quality as always LocoLes - look forward to the next installment :mrgreen:
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby LocoLes » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 pm

yoda wrote:Quality as always LocoLes - look forward to the next installment :mrgreen:


Thanks Yoda, Trans-Huon post is ready for your perusal :!: 8)
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby LocoLes » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:34 pm

I have just realised that the Freighter-SA Bedford VAL [LA 9999] of D & P Scott, Rowella is the VAL shown in Scott's fleet list as being held for preservation. It is shown passing City Park, Launceston c.2002 in all white livery. Looks like a worthy vehicle for preservation. :) Here it is attached once more.

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