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Freighter Lawton Coach Variations.

Postby Denv12 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:06 pm

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Similar body with skylights in the roof
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Side view.
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I knew there was a Leyland version.
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A Hino version on a later version of the body.
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Another Hino version.
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Here are 2 photos of the same coach.A Freighter Lawton Step Deck bodied AEC.Taken in Adelaide(West Lakes Shore) mid 1970s,around 1975 or 1976.I thought this was a Leyland at first until I found a photo of just the front in focus.Its an AEC.Other photos of STA Roadliner in Adelaide.

Please contribute to this post if you can.

I just want to thank everyone for their contributions here.This post became very popular.Whats the next coach model to start a post on?
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Standard body,different front around headlights.
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Another Hino.
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Standard bus body similar front.
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Another Hino.
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3/4 view.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby system improver » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:39 am

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This is a cutting from T&BT, but I don't have the date. My guess is that it is 1967.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:49 am

Thanks for posting your photo.I wonder how many of this type were made and how many this company had?
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Dial 000 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:35 am

Denv12 & System Improver, marvellous stuff!

Anyone out there have clearer photos of this fine looking unit?
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:39 am

I remember seeing these on the road when I was younger.There were others built on different chassis I'm sure of it.It would be nice if others could contribute here.It would be interesting to see what there were.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Industry » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:00 am

Have to agree with Dial 000 espically with the small windows and from memory Parlorcars had a couple with skysighter windows in the roof also.

Parlorcars off shoot Intercity Express also System Improver maybe able to advise.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby system improver » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:47 pm

Bruce Tilley photo:
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Industry » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:10 pm

This one has the larger windows than the original post, a fine looking coach for their time.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:47 pm

I thought there were some Leylands built with this body.

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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:51 pm

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A standard bus body on a Hino chassis.
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A standard bus body on a Hino chassis.
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A leyland but not step deck body.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:15 pm

A few more versions.
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A Bedford ex STA.
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A Hino ex STA.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Looselion » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:30 pm

Henstridge's Road King Express operated a daily Melbourne - Adelaide service with Freighter bodied AEC's in the early '60's. These units featured air conditioning.
I have no photos but I'll bet System Improver can come up with something.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Bedford-29 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:38 pm

Here is some Freighter built products which that might spark some interest.Pictures from the Andrew Potts collection.
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BOWMANS BUS SERVICES HINO RBZ-808
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BOWMANS BUS SERVICES HINO RCA-018
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ELIZABETH PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD VAM RJC-616
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YORKE PENNISULA LINES ALBION RHU-771
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Cunningham buslines Bedford VAM LVR-992.jpg
CUNNINGHAM BUSLINES BEDFORD VAM LVR-992
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Davis Tourist coaches Hino KCO-735.jpg
DAVIS TOURIST COACHES HINO KCO-735
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McHARRYS RAMBLER TOURS HINO JWY-002
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Seymour Passenger services Ford KFK-166.jpg
SEYMOUR PASSENGER SERVICES FORD KFK-166
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Trans Otway AEC Reliance  JPZ-120.jpg
TRANS OTWAY AEC RELIANCE JPZ-120
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:01 am

To System Improver,thank you for posting some brilliant photos.

I worked at Associated Tourist Services in 1984 and 1985.The albion wasnt there but they had a Freighter Lawton Scania on chater.

The Bowmans buses brought back memories.In primary school we went to Port Augusta (Mundullio) on a 5 day school cap.We went on one of their Deck and a half coaches,possibly one of these.

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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Bedford-29 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:58 am

That Parlorcars Leyland Panther would be a interesting trip on long runs system improver.
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Re: Freighter Lawton Coach.

Postby Denv12 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:04 am

I remember seeing Adelaide Coachlines owning a Freighter Lawton bodied Albion back around 1985.I think they have just finished refurbishing it.It was an identical unit to the Associate Tourist Service photo posted above System Improver.
Anyone remember that bus?

As for the York Peninsula Albion,Associated Tourist Service had one. I think it was one of Percy Graeber's buses when Len Johnson bought that company.
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