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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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img939 - Bedford 7SB CAC mobile home @ Geeveston c.29Nov2004.jpg
img939 - Bedford 7SB CAC mobile home @ Geeveston c.29Nov2004.jpg (187.13 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img940 - Bedford 7SB CAC mobile home @ Franklin c.early 2000's.jpg
img940 - Bedford 7SB CAC mobile home @ Franklin c.early 2000's.jpg (172.34 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img941 - Bedford 7SB CAC mobile home @ near Latrobe c.early 2000's.jpg
img941 - Bedford 7SB CAC mobile home @ near Latrobe c.early 2000's.jpg (200.63 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img949 - Bedford 7SB CAC former MTT No. 72 @ St Marys c.1980's.jpg
img949 - Bedford 7SB CAC former MTT No. 72 @ St Marys c.1980's.jpg (135.19 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img950 - Bedford 7SB CAC Morses' Coaches, Devonport [EB 3386] former MTT No. 5 c.1970's.jpg
img950 - Bedford 7SB CAC Morses' Coaches, Devonport [EB 3386] former MTT No. 5 c.1970's.jpg (142.64 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img069 - Comair Bedford SB3 [BH0444] - [ex MTT] @ Brighton c.1980's.jpg
img069 - Comair Bedford SB3 [BH0444] - [ex MTT] @ Brighton c.1980's.jpg (145.93 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img068 - Comair Bedford SB3 [ZA8771] @ Hagley c.1980's.jpg
img068 - Comair Bedford SB3 [ZA8771] @ Hagley c.1980's.jpg (117.89 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
img064 - Comair Bedford [CP6019] @ Ringarooma c.2005.jpg
img064 - Comair Bedford [CP6019] @ Ringarooma c.2005.jpg (97.87 KiB) Viewed 2358 times
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Re: Bedford Memories

Postby LocoLes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm

Part 2 includes Ansair, Freighter, Hedges, Custom Coaches and Superior bodywork.

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img084 - Bedford VAM70 [Freighter-SA] - [LA 9999] @ City Park, Brisbane St. Launceston D&P Scott of Rowella c.Feb2002.jpg
img084 - Bedford VAM70 [Freighter-SA] - [LA 9999] @ City Park, Brisbane St. Launceston D&P Scott of Rowella c.Feb2002.jpg (124.04 KiB) Viewed 708 times
img952 - Ansair Bedford SB3 Lovells Coaches [AF 4191] @ Sandy Bay.jpg
img952 - Ansair Bedford SB3 Lovells Coaches [AF 4191] @ Sandy Bay.jpg (148.04 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
img096 - Bedford VAM Ansair [ZA 8987] @ Brighton C.1990's.jpg
img096 - Bedford VAM Ansair [ZA 8987] @ Brighton C.1990's.jpg (166.47 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
IMGP2045 - Ansair Bedford VAM70  [EW 1807] Jack's of Longford c.21Oct2007.JPG
IMGP2045 - Ansair Bedford VAM70 [EW 1807] Jack's of Longford c.21Oct2007.JPG (172.64 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
IMGP2471 - Bedford [Hedges] [DD 8957] @ Huonville c.29Oct2007.JPG
Correction to DD8957 - Bodied by Custom Coaches [Not Hedges]
IMGP2471 - Bedford [Hedges] [DD 8957] @ Huonville c.29Oct2007.JPG (211.66 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
img067 - Bedford VAM - Hedges [CF 5279] @ Franklin] c.2005.jpg
Correction to CF 5279 - Bodied by Superior [not Hedges]
img067 - Bedford VAM - Hedges [CF 5279] @ Franklin] c.2005.jpg (161.49 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
IMG_2534 - Bedford - Hedges [D-33-EM] @ Brisbane St. Launceston c.11Apr2014.JPG
Correction to D-33-EM - Bodied by Custom Coaches [not Hedges]
IMG_2534 - Bedford - Hedges [D-33-EM] @ Brisbane St. Launceston c.11Apr2014.JPG (212.16 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
IMGP3399 - Isuzu Bedford Freighter [ES0438] @ Sulphur Creek c.28Jan2008.JPG
IMGP3399 - Isuzu Bedford Freighter [ES0438] @ Sulphur Creek c.28Jan2008.JPG (222.62 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
img074 - Bedford - Freighter [ES 0438] Smith's Travel @ West Park, Burnie.jpg
img074 - Bedford - Freighter [ES 0438] Smith's Travel @ West Park, Burnie.jpg (157.77 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
img066 - Freighter-Lawton Bedford SB3 [CA5184] @ Brighton c.1980's.jpg
img066 - Freighter-Lawton Bedford SB3 [CA5184] @ Brighton c.1980's.jpg (142.38 KiB) Viewed 2355 times
Last edited by LocoLes on Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:29 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Bedford Memories

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

Part 3 includes Smithfield, Melba, Custom Coach and img070 so far I have not identified. :oops:
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img070 - Bedford [BN9579] - @ Geeveston c.2005.jpg
BN9579 bodied by CBW
img070 - Bedford [BN9579] - @ Geeveston c.2005.jpg (170.5 KiB) Viewed 2353 times
img101 - Bedford BLP [DM 6973] motor home @ West Ulverstone] c.2000's.jpg
img101 - Bedford BLP [DM 6973] motor home @ West Ulverstone] c.2000's.jpg (107.08 KiB) Viewed 2353 times
img093 - Bedford YMT3 [Melba body] Smith of Oyster Cove [DA 4501]  @ Cygnet c.early 2000's.jpg
img093 - Bedford YMT3 [Melba body] Smith of Oyster Cove [DA 4501] @ Cygnet c.early 2000's.jpg (115.75 KiB) Viewed 2353 times
IMG_2530 - Davis of Campbell Town Bedford YRT3-GM [Custom Coaches]  [DF8846]  @ Campbelltown - c.26Oct07.JPG
IMG_2530 - Davis of Campbell Town Bedford YRT3-GM [Custom Coaches] [DF8846] @ Campbelltown - c.26Oct07.JPG (199.92 KiB) Viewed 2353 times
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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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