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[NSW] McVicars Bus Service - the early years (post for GM)

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[NSW] McVicars Bus Service - the early years (post for GM)

Postby Centralian » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:33 pm

Posting the following for GM:



http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10736
McVicars International mo239 with driver Clarrie Stevens and conductor Eddie Brown.




http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10737
McVicars fleet
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Postby Wrong Way - Go Back » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:10 am

Thanks GM and Centralian. Arch McVicar was a legendary pioneer of the Sydney bus industry. Much of his legacy is today operated by Veolia.
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Postby Bus Riders » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:29 am

:) Thanks GM. I started my working life with the McVicar family and was there 'till the company was sold. I drove the last 38/125 that Saturday night while the rest of you were out on m/o304 with Arch. the banner adorning the rear of m/o304 was painted by me on the backing sheet of a side advert. You were a part of the family there and were always willing to give of youself for them. I was taught many skills while an apprentice, many which I still use today.

Eddie ended up as an assistant in the body shop, an easy job created for him to allow him to keep working. Many of the long term employees were given special jobs over the years.

When I have finally put my PBC book to bed I hope to start on McVicars history, (a much bigger task)!
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Postby leopard1543 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:25 pm

That photo of 239 is just amazing. :shock: And knowing the driver and conductor's names just add so much more interest to the picture.
Thanks for posting :!:
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Postby AEC Decker » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:37 pm

leopard1543 wrote:That photo of 239 is just amazing. :shock:
Thanks for posting :!:


Looking at that bus, the post title of "The Early Years" is an understatement. :lol:
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Postby Centralian » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:45 am

In sending me the photos to post GM said he'd had a letter from a relative of the conductor and she identified the driver and conductor in that photo.
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Postby leopard1543 » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:04 pm

Centralian wrote:In sending me the photos to post GM said he'd had a letter from a relative of the conductor and she identified the driver and conductor in that photo.


Was this bus registered as m/o.239 or was it fleet number 239 :?:
I think I recall that McVicar's did have the m/o.239 plate on a later bus also.
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Postby GM » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:09 pm

I do not think it was m/o but "No 239" allocated by the regulatery authority, possibly the police?
Later they did have m/o 239. GM
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Postby Centralian » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:58 pm

Here are some more pictures from GM regarding McVicars and their 239 numberplate:


http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10744
McVicars Internationals.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10745
Another early 239 was this Albion, seen in James St Lidcombe.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10746
239 AEC Waddingtons

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10747
239 AEC Reliance Coachmaster at South Terrace, Bankstown.
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Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:22 pm

Bus Riders wrote:When I have finally put my PBC book to bed I hope to start on McVicars history, (a much bigger task)!

Has had ever happened yet?

Also today I reactivated the links to the photos so that they could be shown again as the old format links no longer worked.
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