Bonneted Buses

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hugh45
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Bonneted Buses

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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.

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Hunters Hill Bus Co had a number of Syd Wood-bodied bonneted Reos in the 1950s, built in the 1940s. They were pretty-much gone by the early 1960s but some were in fact still running - converted to forward control.

Here is MO 003 in original form at Valentia St wharf:
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and as converted to forward control:
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I have recollections of some operating with small western suburbs companies into the 1960s. Memory fails as to where/who.
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Route 222 Dulwich Hill to Sydneham had one or more GMC's with Properts bodies certainly in the very early '60. Was a female proprietor who's name escapes me at present.....Mrs ? There have been photo's of them posted on here ages ago. Also not sure when Eddy Haymans bonnetted unit was finally retired and used as a depot shed/office. Also White & Leary of Bulahdelah have MO3050 a GMC with Syd Wood body of 1947 appearing in the 1973 HCVA Fleetlists. I have no photo's unfortunately, nor is that last one a Sydney operator.

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Here are 2 Ken Magor photo's from A J Moore, South Hurstville of a White 'Super Power'and a Ford 'Jailbar '. Also 2 Leyland Comets from the same operator(Unknown Photographer)
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What are those round things sticking out below the Ford's bumper, and what is their purpose?

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...as a kid I thought they were " buffers "

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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 running into Hurstville. i also remember the Carlton to Rockdale bus in the 50's and early 60's also ran bonneted buses.

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