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by LocoLes
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Ken Flood Collection - Former Victorian Buses
Replies: 8
Views: 12963

Re: Ken Flood Collection - Former Victorian Buses

This Comair Bedford happened to be fueling at the local station in Ringarooma, Tas during a visit in 2005. Possibly Brown [ex Brien's] as per above.

Loco Les
img064 - Comair Bedford [CP6019] @ Ringarooma [resized] c.2005.jpg
by LocoLes
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Metro's Mercedes Benz OH1316's [Ansair]
Replies: 26
Views: 9121

Re: Metro's Mercedes Benz OH1316's [Ansair]

Is it possible a photograph exists of Mercedes-Benz OH 1316 Ansair fleet number 213 :?: ?

It appears that of all 28 units in Metro's fleet 213 was missed. :shock:

Could you please add photo to this thread if able to assist.

Loco Les.
by LocoLes
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: MET-631 Scania Orana
Replies: 0
Views: 6822

MET-631 Scania Orana

Hi, Have attached photo of MET 631 which has returned to Burnie having replaced either 628, 10 or 12 after they were withdrawn and sold mid 2018. Total fleet in Burnie is16 units. Others appear correct :!: :wink: [631 is pictured last October]. Loco Les.
by LocoLes
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tasmania's Own Redline pictorial
Replies: 1
Views: 12921

Re: Tasmania's Own Redline pictorial

Part 2.
by LocoLes
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tasmania's Own Redline pictorial
Replies: 1
Views: 12921

Tasmania's Own Redline pictorial

A selection of Tasmania's Own Redline coaches including Mercedes-Benz Oc1617/ OC1621 Hino RK260 and later coaches photographed all over Tasmania. Here is a pictorial record over the years, some of which I may have already posted earlier from this immaculate fleet.
Loco Les.
by LocoLes
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Yes I believe I've seen a photo of that accident .... rear ended a car which ended up on it's side I think Hi Darren, Not quite correct. A Morris Minor tourer allegedly did not obey a stop sign facing him when it came out of West Pine Road into the path of No.19 which was operating the early Burnie...
by LocoLes
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Hi Darren, The Syd Wood bodied Reo No.17 with Perkins engine looks quite smart in these photos and it did get some use apart from West Mooreville Road school bus trips before and after school. Built in 1939, it was always beside the workshop when parked at Mount Street depot as it mostly need to be ...
by LocoLes
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Another angle of No.19 at Boat Harbour for you Loco Les. Not too sure about that rope coming off the window frame though img012 (Custom).jpg Les, the film footage show the bus being dragged back onto the road.... Sideways by the back end first.... I'll try and get it up on here first for you Hi Dar...
by LocoLes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Hi Darren, Have just worked out where the photo was taken of Federal No.18. It is parked in Cattley Street, Burnie outside Trans-Australia Airlines office and next door it is possible to read C.B. & John Guest the local Real Estate agent next door to TAA. So it is possible Federal No.18 was operatin...
by LocoLes
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society Visit
Replies: 1
Views: 14342

Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society Visit

The collection of the Society includes interesting and historical buses and coaches with Denning bodied AEC Reliance [ex Maxwell Coaches] undergoing major restoration. Thanks to Tas Bus Nut and other members I was able to photograph the society fleet. Vehicles were immaculate as can be seen in the a...
by LocoLes
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: T.T.M.S. Glenorchy Visit
Replies: 2
Views: 14668

Re: T.T.M.S. Glenorchy Visit

Part 2. [Note the destination rolls on the wall beside the Chevrolet side loader - includes Burnie]
by LocoLes
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: T.T.M.S. Glenorchy Visit
Replies: 2
Views: 14668

T.T.M.S. Glenorchy Visit

My visit to the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society at Glenorchy coincided with a reshuffle of buses within the new undercover display shed. The immaculate Trans-Australia Airlines AEC Reliance No.19 was noticeable at the entrance to the museum before later entering the display. Leyland National 601 ...
by LocoLes
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tasmanian Tramcars
Replies: 8
Views: 20132

Re: Tasmanian Tramcars

Former Launceston [LMT] tram 22 was heavily rebuilt and not resembling its' original design before taking up residence at a food outlet at Rosny. Years later it was moved and this is probably the same tram now residing at the berry farm at Turners Beach.


Loco Les
by LocoLes
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Burnie's 'new' Volgren Scanias
Replies: 15
Views: 24818

Re: Burnie's 'new' Volgren Scanias

MET-405 is pictured at Ulverstone's central bus stop in Wongi Lane recently fitted with a windscreen protector. Noticed also MET-402 is similarly fitted suggesting flying stones are encountered on the Hospital run to Latrobe. MET-405 is operating route 85 to Burnie.


Loco Les
by LocoLes
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Another angle of No.19 at Boat Harbour for you Loco Les. Not too sure about that rope coming off the window frame though img012 (Custom).jpg Hi Darren, Doubt the rope would hold the bus if it tipped over, just one rope [probably at that stage of the rescue] had around 5 ton to hold ! It would be in...
by LocoLes
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Former MTT depot, 88-90 Mount Street, Burnie
Replies: 11
Views: 23799

Re: Former MTT depot, 88-90 Mount Street, Burnie

Hi Darren, Yes, that is the residence as I remember it in 1959. And talk about 'workhorses' the 1948 SWB Land Rover parked there was THE workhorse until replaced by the ex MTT Hobart Willys Jeep. It was 4-WD and either pushed or towed buses everywhere ! It was fitted with a strong permanent pushing ...
by LocoLes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Hi Darren, Norton Motors OB Bedford CAC No.14, later 514, pictured was one of the OB's repainted by MTT inside and out [No.16, later 516 was the other]. The lower panels were retained unpainted by MTT but I failed to photograph either of them. No. 16 [516] was fitted with an SB engine and gearbox by...
by LocoLes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Hi System Improver and Darren, The Norton buses pictured are travelling from APPM's South Burnie mill along Marine Terrace towards the town centre and are in the vicinity of Hopkinson Street [ on the left ]. Note the roof carriers and boot carriers as fitted to Norton Motors buses. All were removed ...
by LocoLes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Hi Darren, More great photos here. The Bedford SB WEG 677 is or was then the fleet favourite No.19 [later 519 with MTT]. I was unaware it was involved in this mishap ! The scene is Boat Harbour Beach and the gravel road was always corrugated and narrow with a huge drop over the side [ not much bette...
by LocoLes
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Norton Motors of Burnie
Replies: 48
Views: 31508

Re: Norton Motors of Burnie

Hi Darren [workhorse], This photograph has some history. If you look between the 2 front parked buses, the roof of 88 Mount Street [Norton's depot residence ] is visible and the high roof with the prominent window next door is #90 Mount Street that was demolished in 1959 to make way for bus parking ...
by LocoLes
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Former MTT depot, 88-90 Mount Street, Burnie
Replies: 11
Views: 23799

Re: Former MTT depot, 88-90 Mount Street, Burnie

Hi Darren aka Werkhorse,

Your suggestion to begin a new Norton thread for pre MTT days sounds like a good idea as I'm anticipating

you have some never before seen pics and history to post. :D

Cheers, LocoLes. :wink:
by LocoLes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Former MTT depot, 88-90 Mount Street, Burnie
Replies: 11
Views: 23799

Re: Former MTT depot, 88-90 Mount Street, Burnie

Hi Werkhorse, Welcome to the forum :) Any additional photographs and history re Norton Motors of Burnie prior to MTT's commencement of services would be of huge interest to us all. Your photo of the residence where Norton's [ then MTT's ] operations were based at 88 Mount Street c.1940's shows the a...
by LocoLes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Merseylink No.97 on Devonport-Sheffield service
Replies: 1
Views: 15518

Merseylink No.97 on Devonport-Sheffield service

In October 2017 Merseylink Devonport began regular services on Route 95 to Sheffield via Latrobe. Mercedes-Benz [NCBC] #97 is pictured in Rooke Street, Devonport in AOA 'No Frills Foodmarket' livery similar to Metro Burnie's Scania MET 408 seen elsewhere in my posts. MET 408 is posted here again to ...
by LocoLes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Burnie's 'new' Volgren Scanias
Replies: 15
Views: 24818

Re: Burnie's 'new' Volgren Scanias

Scania MET 403 CR228L [Volgren] had escaped my camera for so long but here it is at Mount Road, Upper Burnie, all 9 Scania Volgren Burnie fleet now recorded.

Loco Les
by LocoLes
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Burnie's MET 408 AOA
Replies: 1
Views: 8502

Burnie's MET 408 AOA

Metro Burnie Scania Volgren CR228L MET 408 is photographed in Cattley Street Burnie in AOA livery for 'No Frills Food Market'. MET 408 retains the yellow front livery. Metro Burnie Scania Volgren CR228L MET 405 is photographed on 2nd May 2018 in company with an Merseylink Scania Orana at the new Won...

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