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Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

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Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby Centralian » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:24 pm

Traded under a variety of names including Peakhurst Bus and Coach Lines, Lugarno Bus Co, H.T Saint & Sons.. Their depot was in Holley Lane, Peakhurst. These images were taken by me in the mid to late '70's and into the '80's. Enjoy.

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Remember the days when a 'Keep Out' sign was sufficient security. No razor wire fences, no 24 hour security guards. A shot of Saints depot.

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896 was a Bedford YRQ with CCMC body of 1976.

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242 was a Bedford Vam70 coach with CCMC body of 1975.


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5562 was a Bedford Vam70 with MBS body of 1973

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4208 was an Atkinson with Coachmaster body of 1960.
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Postby Red and Cream » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:19 pm

Yes Centralian it was certainly a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere in those days , i went through many depots without striking any animosity from the owners or workers but i always enquired first from anyone that was around.
That photo of the kids riding their bikes in the yard must have sent shudders through the orange jacket brigade of today.
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Postby invada1 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:28 pm

I agree drivers were more relaxed and more aware of everything and everyone they would go out of their way to help OH&S Workcover and Unions as well as people who have abused their presence in depot's have made it difficult.

All great shots Centralian can't wait for the rest.
Better have driven then never to have driven at all. Even better to have driven them all.

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Postby Wrong Way - Go Back » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:26 pm

Although only an infrequent visitor to the district, I remember Saints buses always being turned out immaculately, the 108 to Lugarno Ferry with short workings to Lime Kiln Road, and the 113 to Baumans Road (with that big U-tun across Forest Road before it became a busy thoroughfare).
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Postby Ken » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:17 pm

As well as the interesting buses I love the street scenes of Hurstville - almost unrecognisable to what it is today.
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Postby Swift » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:48 am

Much like Chatswood.Developers live in Point Piper while other areas they have interfered with lose their character.
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Postby DiAmOnD T » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:38 pm

Well in all those years the depot barely changed abit!
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Postby invada1 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:47 pm

memories of going to Ramsgate Baths on double deckers racing for the front seat
Drivers used to get peeved off when kids thew up out the front window

then coming back to school sitting on the back seat of the bus eating choo choo bars
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Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby Twistie » Wed May 18, 2016 7:32 pm

Hi Centralian,

Together with my brother I run a Facebook blog, I grew up in Hurstville (https://www.facebook.com/I-grew-up-in-H ... 294570554/). We are always on the hunt for photos for our blog. I was delighted, therefore, to come upon this thread.

I would love to post your photos on our blog. Do I have your consent?

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Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby Centralian » Thu May 19, 2016 6:56 am

No problems twistie as long as you retain my name on the image as the photographer. The photos were posted 'as is' on here back in 2007, can certainly be cleaned up today and made lighter. I'll track down the originals and re post on here in the next couple of days, hopefully in better quality for reproduction.
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Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby Twistie » Thu May 19, 2016 7:35 am

Centralian wrote:No problems twistie as long as you retain my name on the image as the photographer. The photos were posted 'as is' on here back in 2007, can certainly be cleaned up today and made lighter. I'll track down the originals and re post on here in the next couple of days, hopefully in better quality for reproduction.


Thanks so much Centralian. The images as they stand now are great for positing. Unless you're really keen on working on the originals please don't bother for my sake. I will make sure that your name is retained on the image. Cheers.
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Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby escapes » Thu May 19, 2016 6:52 pm

I used to ride my bike to their depot from Oatley just in the hope of seeing the Volgren Twin Deck they had!
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Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu May 19, 2016 7:43 pm

Other Saints photos at https://petereid.smugmug.com/Buses/Saints/
I thought it had a photo of the Volgren mentioned in the previous post but it does not. I came across a photo of it recently but can not remember where.
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Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat May 21, 2016 8:31 am

Actually it was in my list of photos to be uploaded into the photo gallery but it was with a subsequent operator in South Australia http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-14936
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