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Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

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Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Centralian » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:57 pm

Here's why I loved visiting Wollongong in the '70's. Nirvana :D


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mo6197 Leyland RTW ERT1/1 Ansair UF23 C45F 6.1958 ex TV426 and ex Pioneer D303
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(l to r) mo6127 An Victor VT17B CE RT491 B47F 8.10.1963
mo6120 White FC/Pkns HWR B44F 12.1956b
mo6125 Ford R226 CE plus others
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ex mo6126 Foden PVSC6 MBA
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This is the first one I need help in identifying please. I'd guess an AEC Regal 111 with body conversion. (identified in post below)

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mo6123 Leyland Titan OPD1 HWR FB43F 7.1949
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ex mo6139 White Waddington
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I also need help with identifying this unit please. A White with perhaps a HWR body ? (identified in post below)

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(l to r) mo6128 Leyland RT OPSU1/1 CVI RT631 B53F 19.7.1965b
mo6177 AEC Regal 111 CE/MTT FB44F 11.1949 ex MTT Adelaide 181
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mo 6179 AEC Regal 111 CE/MTT FB44F 4.1947 ex MTT Adelaide 174
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In 1974 Rutty's acquired Harris of Albion park with 2 normal control vehicles, an International and White.

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obscured behind the 2 prominent buses is ex mo711 International (NC) MBA B31F 1943 ex Harris, Albion Park.
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ex mo3336 White WB20R(NC) MBA B37F 1947 acquired by Rutty in 1974 ex Harris, Albion Park.
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That's all for this Rutty's posting from me. Hope you enjoyed as much as I did re-living the memories. I have freely shared these images with you, please respect that in your appreciation of them. It's annoying when you find others passing off your pictures as their own. Cheers !
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby VIKing » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:05 pm

The first unidentified bus (the possible AEC Regal ) - I think you will find this is a Foden PVSC6 with a MBA body remodelled by Ruttys. It was registered 6126 and was withdarwn in 1973 when the plates were transferred to an ex MTT Adelaide Leyland / Freighter Lawton. The second unidentified bus is former 6139 a White remotored Bedford 300 petrol with a Waddington body. 6139 became an ex MTT Adelaide Leyland / Freighter Lawton in 1974.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby GM » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:38 pm

Following on from Centralian's very interesting photos may I offer a few Historical Photos of the Rutty's Fleet from the KM/BCA Collection and from my own Collection. GM
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Centralian » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:45 am

GM wrote: may I offer a few Historical Photos of the Rutty's Fleet from the KM/BCA Collection and from my own Collection. GM


Beautiful collection GM. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen a MAN of that era before operating in Australia, certainly a very European/German look about it (despite the small Syd Wood windscreen). And the Foden, and Waddingtons White. :) Really captures the evolution of bus transport (in Wollongong) right back to the dirt tracks. In my shot in Part 2 of the Bedford KM/GM TV 490 in the background I suspect are the remains of the Waddingtons White you've posted above.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Doc68 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:19 pm

"Is there anything here that isn't an AEC Regal 111?
A Regal row"

Yes 4 Leylands m/o 6123 m/o 6124 & m/o 6190 I also think the last one in the photo we can't see the front of is Reo m/o 6137
sorry m/o 6123 & m/o 6124 is not correct

oops the pic sends me back to like last week but alas the memory not so quick m/o 6190 is second from the right the other 3 Leylands were m/o 6182 m/o6183 & m/o 6184 when the photo was taken I could have told you which was which from this distance so the other 3 Leylands could be either of the 4
(after seeing the pic of m/o 6123 on this page all I could remember was they had consecutive rego numbers sorry) when I worked there m/o 6123 sat in the graveyard with the side cut out & was used as a storage shed
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby mo 5537 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:36 pm

Hello Centralian & GM.
I for one have thoroughly enjoyed viewing your shots at length this evening. What a wonderful, eclectic collection of buses there was in Wollongong in the 50/60/70's.
Keep posting gents as there are types like me that will always appreciate your posts.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Centralian » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:17 am

Part 3 images now re-attached.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Royal Roamer » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:25 pm

Thanks for sharing these great pics, do you have pics of other operators vehicles in Wollongong around this time such as John J Hills and Keiraville BS

I love these old pics,

Thanks again
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Centralian » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:43 pm

Royal Roamer wrote:Thanks for sharing these great pics, do you have pics of other operators vehicles in Wollongong around this time such as John J Hills and Keiraville BS

I love these old pics,

Thanks again


If you go back through the archives or early posts there have been a fair few postings by various people on the Wollongong fleets. I've previously posted under "Once upon a time..." on Dions, John J Hill, Hills Highway Tours, Greens, and Keiraville. Whether the photos still appear I don't know. Also some personal albums can be accessed through the Board that have images of these fleets. I'm still to tackle Beatties, Horrell and Watts.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby tonyp » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:36 pm

I came across this bit of Ruttys history:

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And I thought Mt Keira Rd was hairy nowadays. This is almost like that "road of death" in Bolivia! I assume it's not pausing at a bus stop.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Swift » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:23 am

It has a missing rear wheel. Does that suggest it was done just for this road and the bus was not used for regular service at the time the picture was taken?
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby tonyp » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:53 am

The conductor has abseilled back down the mountain to pick up a spare.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Swift » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:39 am

Imagine using that bus for the Wollongong free shuttle!
You would need the wheel to support the weight of all the people riding on the roof and holding onto the sides. :lol:
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Denv12 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:15 am

Great photo collection.

In photo 8 of the ex MTT Adelaide AEC Regal 111,was that originally a half cab? Or was it always a full fronted bus?
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby paulgersche » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Started with MTT as a half cab - they were all altered to full-front while still in service in Adelaide, as I recall ....

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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Swift » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:50 pm

A prince turned into a frog perhaps? What is the benefit of enclosing the hot engine and adding more glass and bodywork?
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:37 pm

Easier for one man operation.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby GM » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:24 pm

Rutty's bus is a White, a lot of buses operated with single rear wheels during that period of time. Rutty & Son - 218-951 White Syd Wood GM
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby Swift » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:08 pm

Back when people were all slim.
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Re: Once upon a time....... Rutty's Bus Service part 3

Postby GM » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:43 pm

No more than 15 Passengers? GM
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