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by hugh45
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: [NSW] Once upon a time ..... Servicing the airport Part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 25113

Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ..... Servicing the airport Part 1

I recently became aware of several small private bus operators between 1949 and 1960 with a bus service from Sydney Airport and Zetland
on route no.233. This would have been prior to the International terminal being built. I am interested in finding details of the buses that
operated on this route.
by hugh45
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.
Replies: 58
Views: 5155

Re: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.

I have plates m/o 4371 and m/o 4477 with Marrickville Bus Lines which must be the ccmc Bedfords. The plates m/o 223 and m/o 229 were more likely on later buses with Holman. I think I have covered most of the buses you originally mentioned.
by hugh45
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.
Replies: 58
Views: 5155

Re: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.

I have found some information on above buses from Australian Bus magazine July/August 2008. Apparently there were 3 maple leafs m/o 79,813 and 901. m/o 79 was reregistered as m/o 768 and m/o 855. a further three Chev's were acquired in the late 40's as m/o 021,m/o 762 and m/o 854. Centralian can you...
by hugh45
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.
Replies: 58
Views: 5155

Re: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.

Thank you for your information. I did have details of the white on m/o 127 plates. I also noted this plate was on a Bedford Vam in 1970 with Tempe Bus Service. I do not think m/o 222 was on a Marrickvillle bus as I can remember that plate was on an Albion with Punchbowl Bus Co. in the 1950's which I...
by hugh45
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.
Replies: 58
Views: 5155

Re: Small bus companies of the 60's & 70's. Part 2.

captainch- I am interested in finding details of buses in the era you refer to. Do you have registration details of the 9 buses referred to on route 222 Sydenham to Dulwich Hill.
by hugh45
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: What happens when the mo plates run out
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: What happens when the mo plates run out

m/o plates have been issued from m/o 001 to m/o 9999. However there is plenty of room for reissue these plates when registration expires. STA buses use the ST prefix so there is scope for using the m/o 2000 to 3999 series on private buses. I note that some early 2000 numbers are already on private b...
by hugh45
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 197
Views: 12481

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Cazza Your reference to the M44 replacing the current x438 does not make sense. I googled bus M44 and found it operates in South Australia.
by hugh45
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 197
Views: 12481

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Cazza What is the M44 you mentioned. I have travelled on the 320 from Waterloo to St Leonards a few times outside peak time and the journey is a little under 30 minutes. If i followed your example I could catch the 301 or 302 to Redfern Station then a train to St Leonards. I do not think I would sav...
by hugh45
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 197
Views: 12481

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

I hope the Route 320 from Gore Hill to Mascot bus is not split in the future. I have travelled on this route from St Leonards to Waterloo and even outside peak hours the articulated buses on this route have close to full passenger seating. It would gain even extra support if extended on the north si...
by hugh45
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Predictions for the 2020s
Replies: 127
Views: 17927

Re: Predictions for the 2020s

The only prediction made on 1st January so far to happen was the democrats winning the election in the US.
by hugh45
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 105830

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

I also had a similar experience recently. I was waiting at Rockdale Plaza for a bus heading in the direction of Miranda. I boarded a bus showing this destination, However it returned right at the highway heading towards Rockdale station. Buses to Miranda, Dolls Point and Rockdale use the same stop a...
by hugh45
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Start a word with the third letter game!
Replies: 379
Views: 8055

Re: Start a word with the third letter game!

nothing
by hugh45
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bonneted Buses
Replies: 12
Views: 5708

Re: Bonneted Buses

Thanks for the above. I also have a copy of the Ken Magor collection which has many bonneted buses included. One operator who had a lot of these buses was Chapman's of Hamilton. Growing up in the St George district, i remember Blyth's, Red Top Transport, A.J.Moore and Jamieson's had these buses runn...
by hugh45
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bonneted Buses
Replies: 12
Views: 5708

Bonneted Buses

i am interested in seeing photos of bonneted buses that were around in Sydney during the 50's. I am aware of the Bedford at the Bus Museum that belonged to Jamieson's of South Hurstville. There would be many other similiar buses with other operators of that era.
by hugh45
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 61
Views: 9378

Re: Future of the board

My interest in the ATDB and other facebook groups is my interest in buses and finding details of buses operating in Sydney since the 1950's. I have always wondered why some fleet lists have not been added as was being done a few years back. One list I would like to see included is of Westbus when ow...
by hugh45
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Desto Time 14 - Leslies Blacktown
Replies: 18
Views: 10763

Re: Desto Time 14 - Leslies Blacktown

A former operator of this route in the 50's was Killdare Bus Service Proprietor Ryder and Sons. I am interested in buses used by this operator. I do have a record of one bus a bonneted Chev. with m/o 011. Does anyone know of any other buses belonging to this operator.
by hugh45
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Fragar Bros - any information
Replies: 3
Views: 6139

Re: Fragar Bros - any information

I am also interested in buses operated by Fragar Bros.at Penrith.
by hugh45
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Fragar Bros - any information
Replies: 3
Views: 6139

Re: Fragar Bros - any information

I am also interested in buses operated by Fragar Bros at Penrith.
by hugh45
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Farewell Crowthers, 11 years ago tonight.
Replies: 7
Views: 6414

Re: Farewell Crowthers, 11 years ago tonight.

I am more interested in seeing photos of Crowther's in their earlier days in the 50's and 60's.
by hugh45
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Plan B Transport
Replies: 4
Views: 6433

Re: Plan B Transport

I note that Transdev Melbourne have sold vehicle no. 4990AO to Plan B Transport at Ramsgate yet this vehicle has not yet been listed under the above companies fleet list.
by hugh45
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 27374

Re: Privatisation of remaining STA regions

H.T.Saint & Co. at Peakhurst would have also had at least 15 buses in 1955.
by hugh45
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Plan B Transport
Replies: 4
Views: 6433

Plan B Transport

I was travelling north across the Tom Uglys Bridge when I passed a bus belonging to Plan B Transport with registration m/o 7053. Unfortunately I was not able to get further details of the make of this bus. I notice it is not yet included in their fleetlists. This plate was previously with South Tran...
by hugh45
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Coaches and Sydney Coachlines
Replies: 0
Views: 1670

Sydney Coaches and Sydney Coachlines

Both of the above companies are based at Kingsgrove. I saw a Mercedes Benz with rego. m/o 5400 yesterday. The bus was white with green stripes being the colour used by Sydney Coachlines. I have noticed fleet lists have recorded this bus as belonging to Sydney Coaches who up to this time do not appea...
by hugh45
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Berry Bus Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Berry Bus Service

Berry Bus Service has a Fuso Rosa on plates m/o 025. Trans Dev NSW recently sold a Volvo B10 on plates m/o 027 which was previously with Pioneer Coaches, Bexley to Berry Bus Service. I do not know if the plates were transferred onto the bus at Berry Bus Service. If this did occur then Berry Bus Serv...
by hugh45
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165761

Re: Private Observations 2019

Got a ride one one of Tempe’s new Volvo B8RLE Volgren Optimus. It’s very close to STA’s B8 Volgren Optimus but still noticeably different - the seating layout is the same, except for the welcome return of private seat behind driver, and the handrails are metallic uncoloured. The windows are the rec...

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