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Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:47 pm
by Denv12
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I would like to get this topic on the go.I would like to see some posts on semi trailer buses.If you are able to add information and/or photos here please do.

Back in the early 1960s I remember "Bull's Bus Service" had a Bedford prime mover with a Freighter Lawton built passenger trailer.It had been used at Woomera,SA and did see service locally,possibly with Lewis Bros at the time.
I thought there might have been 2 built.

Then there was Lewis Bros built version.I think that was 2 buses converted,1 being the main vehicle with turntable,the other was the trailer.I remember seeing them in a book somewhere.I dont remember seeing anything in any magazines.

I know there were other semi trailer buses built before those.I also remember a USA company who had made them too.Thats was in the 1980s.

If you have anything to add to this post please do.Someone must have a photo or 2.

What if the concept were brought back into production? What about a double deck semi trailer coach? It could be based on an altered double deck coach chassis.It would be around the same size as any 3 axle trailer of up to 41 feet long(almost 13 metres),up to 4.3 metres tall as most semi trailers seemed to be that height and 2.5 wide.The luggage compartment would be the usual double deck layout.Possibly a separate engine running air cond for the trailer and the generator for power supply to the trailer.The entrances would be 1 in front of the rear wheels and the other closer to the front.The front of the trailer needs to be aerodynamically designed to eliminate the need for aerodynamic panels on the prime mover.Just a few things to think about.

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:54 pm
by Fleet Lists

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:59 pm
by Reo
The White was a regular Sunday morning sight going past our house in King Georges Rd., Blakehurst, heading south, in the early 1950's. It was always full of happy waving people heading out for the day...maybe to the Royal National Park for a picnic ?

Cheers

Reo

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:19 pm
by captainch
yea reo prob a church group going to the royal national pk with trailor tours at emington/west ryde parramatta bus service!

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:34 am
by Bedford-29
A mixture of semi trailer buses for you.Pictures from the Ken Magor collection.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:18 am
by Denv12
Bedford-29 wrote:A mixture of semi trailer buses for you.Pictures from the Ken Magor collection.


Thank you for contrbuting.Beautiful historical photos.

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:28 am
by GM
Please refer to Greg Travers 1986 book, "The Australian Articulated Bus" for information on Semi-Trailer and modern articulated buses in Australia. GM

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:41 am
by Denv12
GM wrote:Please refer to Greg Travers 1986 book, "The Australian Articulated Bus" for information on Semi-Trailer and modern articulated buses in Australia. GM


If anyone has a copy of the book can you post a copy of the cover here?

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:11 pm
by GM
As requested by Denv12 front and rear covers of Greg's Book. GM

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:27 pm
by Denv12
GM wrote:As requested by Denv12 front and rear covers of Greg's Book. GM


Hi GM.Thank you for posting the covers.

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:25 pm
by Bedford-29
Here is a interesting semi trailer bus for you.Picture from the Ken Magor collection.

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:39 pm
by Denv12
Bedford-29 wrote:Here is a interesting semi trailer bus for you.Picture from the Ken Magor collection.


There are some amazing photos here.Thank you for sharing.I love the history of these long gone classics.

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:05 pm
by xxxxlbear
Nice historical photos! :-)

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:19 am
by hey_charger
Here is what we have just acquired and our aim is restore it to its former glory.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Semi/539491649498491
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Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:08 pm
by alburybuses2
GM wrote:Please refer to Greg Travers 1986 book, "The Australian Articulated Bus" for information on Semi-Trailer and modern articulated buses in Australia. GM


Do you know if this book is still available anywhere, I couldn't see one on Ebay.

Re: Semi Trailer Buses.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:20 am
by Denv12
hey_charger wrote:Here is what we have just acquired and our aim is restore it to its former glory.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Semi/539491649498491
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Cant wait to see the post here on restoring this vehicle.That ought to generate feedback and support for the project.