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by AEC Regal
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MTT BUT Trolleybus No.240 [ex Launceston 329]
Replies: 2
Views: 11744

Re: MTT BUT Trolleybus No.240 [ex Launceston 329]

No. 240 [ex 329] was one of 5 surplus Launceston J.A. Lawton of Adelaide built trolleybuses transferred to Hobart to replace ageing Canton Leyland trolleys in 1963-4. No. 240 is photographed in Macquarie Street Hobart c.1964. My apologies for resurrecting an old thread. Just curious if you can tell...
by AEC Regal
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Launceston now 100% low floor
Replies: 1
Views: 8652

Re: Launceston now 100% low floor

601 a preservation candidate?
by AEC Regal
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Merseylink Coaches NEWEST addition
Replies: 3
Views: 18979

Re: Merseylink Coaches NEWEST addition

Always pleased to see vintage buses enter preservation. A good antidote to the mind numbing tedium of modern yawn inducing vehicles - particularly private operators Chinese disposables! (with apologies to drivers who appreciate the comfort of new vehicles). Of course, when these vintage vehicles wer...
by AEC Regal
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Look what is sitting at Mittagong
Replies: 8
Views: 8166

Re: Look what is sitting at Mittagong

Been a while since I've been on here. Amazed to see one of the ex Tas AEC Regal IV's is still in existence, albeit rather battered. Was starting to anticipate a movement to buy and repatriate it home (which I would have happily contributed to), but then noted it had just been sold! Any further news ...
by AEC Regal
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Z1 English Electric Co-Co
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: Z1 English Electric Co-Co

Thanks LocoLes. My current notes suggest all 4 'Z's arrived on 4/12/72. Sounds like that can't be the case and Z1 & Z1 may have arrived then, but Z3 & Z4 must have arrived later in early January 73? That last photo you posted - do you have an exact date in Jan. 73 or is that as much as you h...
by AEC Regal
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Lidster brothers photos
Replies: 257
Views: 77640

Re: Lidster brothers photos

I'm pretty sure trolley bus No. 90 was one of the ones that were at Interlaken. Not sure about Nos. 87 & 89 - one of them (or both?) may have been there as well. I remember going up to Interlaken years ago with the TTMS to raid them for parts for No. 74. Shame their all gone now. Would have been...
by AEC Regal
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Lidster brothers photos
Replies: 257
Views: 77640

Re: Lidster brothers photos

Any idea what the celebration was for, to warrant #74's decoration. Thinking Royal Visit, however which year ? Trolleybuses finished in 1968 and artics were not introduced until 1979 (although the one pictured is 1980 vintage) AND they're going the wrong way down Davey St :shock: Pretty sure it was...
by AEC Regal
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Trans Huon Mercedes Benz for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 12016

Re: Trans Huon Mercedes Benz for sale

Tas Bus Nut wrote:
AEC Regal wrote:Preservation candidate?
Definately :mrgreen: One for YOU AEC Regal :mrgreen:
Too busy funding bids to buy redundant Tasrail EE locos!! Anyway, the Mercs are too modern for my taste. Ansair Bedfords (like you) and AEC Regals & Reliances are more my cup of tea!! (hence the handle...)
by AEC Regal
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MTT Freighter-SA bodied SB3 Bedford No.236
Replies: 9
Views: 3487

Re: MTT Freighter-SA bodied SB3 Bedford No.236

Yes, its a shame TBCS wasn't well and truly established in the 1980's. There were same great Ansairs still around at the time. I particularly remember H.C.C.'s no. 812 in brown livery. I think it must have been their major projects crib bus.
by AEC Regal
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Trans Huon Mercedes Benz for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 12016

Re: Trans Huon Mercedes Benz for sale

Preservation candidate?
by AEC Regal
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MTT Freighter-SA bodied SB3 Bedford No.236
Replies: 9
Views: 3487

Re: MTT Freighter-SA bodied SB3 Bedford No.236

Shame one of these hasn't been preserved, considering how historically significant they were as the main trolley bus replacements. Same with their predecessors, the tram replacement Ansairs. Maybe a half decent one in private ownership may become available one day?
by AEC Regal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Metro Scania 199 in 2013 (from Jeff)
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Re: Metro Scania 199 in 2013 (from Jeff)

Thanks for clearing that up Phil.

Actually they are not exactly next door to each other as the Masonic Temple is between them.

Bus, wise, they would have seen an interesting parade of vehicles outside their front doors, from trams to trolley buses and onwards.....
by AEC Regal
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Metro Scania 199 in 2013 (from Jeff)
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Re: Metro Scania 199 in 2013 (from Jeff)

Must be a mistype and meant to be 1990 rather than 1970? The ABC, pre 83/84 were in a building in Sandy Bay Rd, opposite St. Davids Park, weren't they? I cant recall exactly, whether it was the one that is now Mantra One on the corner or the one further down that is now the Conservatorium of Music (...
by AEC Regal
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: When Hobart Had Style
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: When Hobart Had Style

Just a wild guess.....pre Brooker Highway Park St??
by AEC Regal
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015
Replies: 40
Views: 32361

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Congratulations on the donation of 706! That will be two artics (one private) under the TBCS banner now, is that correct?

I sympathise with your struggle to establish a permanent home. At least you are not restricted to rail served sites like one of my groups!
by AEC Regal
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Lidster brothers photos
Replies: 257
Views: 77640

Re: Lidster brothers photos

Always liked the style of Ansair bodied vehicles. Very distinctive with their rounded shape - like bullets (or capsules!) on wheels!
by AEC Regal
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015
Replies: 40
Views: 32361

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Finally reviving the old Hino No. series at last!!
by AEC Regal
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: 1942 Leyland "Canton" trolleybus
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Re: 1942 Leyland "Canton" trolleybus

I have fond memories of riding in No. 74, back in the 1980's on a couple occasions, when the TTMS was permitted to tow # 74 (straining to remember whether # 235 had a go as well?) into Hobart and then have it propelled around the CBD as a "float" participating in the Annual Hobart Christma...
by AEC Regal
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tasmanian Steam
Replies: 14
Views: 5124

Re: Tasmanian Steam

I was referring to when the TGR/AN Tasrail stopped running normal passenger services on the main network. I still don't understand why they couldn't have kept most of the ex-TGR Hobart suburban passenger network-could have come in handy with any future urban sprawls across the island state. That an...
by AEC Regal
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tasmanian Steam
Replies: 14
Views: 5124

Re: Tasmanian Steam

Tassie does have a few railway lines, but most of the ones still in commercial service are freight only-last passenger trains in Tassie on a regular basis ran nearly 40 years ago. Depends how you define "regular" and "commercial". If defined as daily scheduled Govt passenger ser...
by AEC Regal
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: TR07 / TR15
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Re: TR07 / TR15

[quote="Z1-2110"]

Pretty bad the intermodal manger calling them that lol.

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I think he actually coined the phrase!!
by AEC Regal
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: TR07 / TR15
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Re: TR07 / TR15

Railfans call them "Vacuums" Likewise the K series are washing machines Actually the better known and popular nickname for the 'TR's in railfan circles is "Turnips" (as in "a plain, boring vegetable" and in reference to the "TR" classification). That nickname...
by AEC Regal
Fri May 22, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Z1 English Electric Co-Co
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: Z1 English Electric Co-Co

Hi LocoLes,

Did you take note of the name of the ship Z1 was unloaded from?
by AEC Regal
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Former MTT BUT Trolleybus No. 311
Replies: 11
Views: 10799

Re: Former MTT BUT Trolleybus No. 311

Thanks LocoLes.

Unfortunately the caption only refers to the tilt tray and doesn't state where it is collecting the trolley bus from! The mystery continues....

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