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by system improver
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 196? Bedford Comair
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: 196? Bedford Comair

What's the body/serial number? It should be on a builder's plate which looks like this above the front windows.
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by system improver
Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: The Seddon Bus in Victoria 1948-1974
Replies: 9
Views: 5300

Re: The Seddon Bus in Victoria 1948-1974

minivanman wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:46 am @system improver, do you have any details of the ex BEA UK rego number of the Seddon bodied Seddon MkIV and possibly the chassis number?
Alas, no - only that it was a 1949 build.
by system improver
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1969 Austin Mee Body
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: 1969 Austin Mee Body

New to L J Coon of Waubra 5/69:
by system improver
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 1969 Austin 2.45 FG Anyone recognise?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: 1969 Austin 2.45 FG Anyone recognise?

After a bit of searching, here is a John Masterton photo taken in 1969 of KFK 096 for L J Coon of Waubra when it was pretty new (5/69). Alas, it was afraid of getting wet and was hiding in the garage. But the front looks like Kelli's bus:
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by system improver
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Tram on Bell Street
Replies: 24
Views: 2913

Re: Tram on Bell Street

In 1950, the then operator of the Bell Street bus route (a partnership of Bill King Snr and Wally Laidlaw) offered to sell to MMTB for £20,000 but the Board declined. It would have been MMTB buses, not trams. Instead, the Board went into the West Heidelberg area in 1956 and in 1961 purchased the Cit...
by system improver
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Ex-Pioneer Tours GPC304
Replies: 4
Views: 4442

Re: Ex-Pioneer Tours GPC304

hienhaskins wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:48 pm Can anyone give more ditails about this model?
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by system improver
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Greyhound & McCaffertys
Replies: 35
Views: 6992

Re: Greyhound & McCaffertys

Alf Maugher was the son-in-law of Franklin Henstridge and managed Henstridge BS along side John Henstridge - Franklin's son. After establishing the Road King business to run Adelaide to Melbourne services in 1963, they acquired the Greyhound franchise for the southern region in 1968 from Russell Pen...
by system improver
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: C.A.C/Comair:The history.
Replies: 49
Views: 59659

Re: C.A.C/Comair:The history.

This bus has a PMC (Pressed Metal Corporation) body, which was a Sydney company. These ceased making bus bodies about 20 years ago. Maybe one of our NSW enthusiasts might recognise it.
by system improver
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Hunters Hill coaches
Replies: 105
Views: 11413

Re: Hunters Hill coaches

Hi system improver can you fill us in the history of the Reo as the article from Truck and Bus that GM posted seemed to imply that all the pusher Reo's imported at the time went to Syd Wood. Was there another importation or was the Grummet vehicle a one off. ???????? There is a gap in what we thoug...
by system improver
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Syd Wood, bus builders, 1912-1962
Replies: 79
Views: 7609

Re: Syd Wood, bus builders, 1912-1962

An interesting example of a Syd Wood forward entrance bus that was also an early NSW example of a centre door was MO 5473, operated by Deanes out of Chatswood (a route later taken over by N&W). I never recall seeing this bus at Chatswood myself and wonder when it dates from (looks like c1960) a...
by system improver
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Hunters Hill coaches
Replies: 105
Views: 11413

Re: Hunters Hill coaches

From the Keith KIngs Collection - the Warrnambool BL Grummet bodied Reo:
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by system improver
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Syd Wood, bus builders, 1912-1962
Replies: 79
Views: 7609

Re: Syd Wood, bus builders, 1912-1962

...Anybody know anything about the Adelaide-Kilburn service? This was owned by H F (Frank) Morphett which continued on to 1974 when acquired by the MTT. At that stage, they had about 20 buses. The Syd Wood bodied bus was on a Reo chassis and was apparently licensed to carry 60 passengers. Most of M...
by system improver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)
Replies: 3
Views: 4834

Re: Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)

What does the Skybus contract cover for $1.00? At least the Southern Cross to Melbourne Airport service. The contract payment is peppercorn because the fares are set by a cost plus rule, dating from the original contract in 2002. It also means that no other operator can run the service because it's...
by system improver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)
Replies: 3
Views: 4834

Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)

Metropolitan Bus Services Contract - Dyson Group Current 01/08/2018 30/06/2025 $ 500,500,000.00 Metropolitan Bus Services Contract - Dineen Group Current 01/08/2018 30/06/2025 $ 74,900,000.00 Metropolitan Bus Services Contract - Moonee Valley Bus Lines Current 01/08/2018 30/06/2025 $ 22,680,000.00 M...
by system improver
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2020 Victorian Budget - PT initiatives
Replies: 3
Views: 4961

Re: 2020 Victorian Budget - PT initiatives

The Federal Liberal deficit is nine times that of Victoria. In Victoria, we are getting hundreds of new or renovated schools, dozens of new or renovated hospitals, major new rail lines,100 new trams, more trains, dozens of level crossing removals and both solar and wind renewal energy infrastructure...
by system improver
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1102
Views: 475031

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

I bought a hard copy and it has been delivered. Congratulations Glenn on this great book and now the story has been told.
by system improver
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: US Buses in Australia
Replies: 24
Views: 12414

Re: US Buses in Australia

How wide were they please? 96 inches (2.44 metres), the maximum width in Australia at the time both the PD4106 and PD 4107 were introduced. Later versions in the US were 102 inches wide (2.59m) which is the most popular width in the US these days for coaches. The current maximum width in Australia ...
by system improver
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1102
Views: 475031

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Glenn, click Full Editor & Review and that will lead to a link where you can upload attachments.
by system improver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Deluxe Coaches
Replies: 3
Views: 4763

Re: Deluxe Coaches

Here is a Bruce Tilley photo of one that is stationary and not racing along the highway - a somewhat "calmer Setra":
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by system improver
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965
Replies: 4
Views: 8017

Re: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965

boronia wrote:Are they Reliances or Swifts?
Reliances, the first Swifts didn't come until 1967 and had Hedges bodies.
by system improver
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965
Replies: 4
Views: 8017

Re: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965

Peter, they weren't delivered until 1966 to the (then) Department of the Capital Territory. They have a PMC body with a centre door and were delivered in 1966, along with some Leopards to the same design. They were sold off after the arrival of the CAC bodied MAN SL200 buses from 1975, over the peri...
by system improver
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Skybus
Replies: 4
Views: 11006

Re: Skybus

LB608 wrote:Skybus are waiting government approval to take over Gobus
The pension fund might have a bit less money to play with now.

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