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by mcmuttley
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Random Visual Memory.
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Random Visual Memory.

I remember my Dad pulling up at Mangrove Mountain Public school picking me up in a old GMC bonneted bus owned by Hawkins at Somerby canvas door and all. How proud i was that my dad was the driver then years later my son travelling on me now my bus and now my son driving me and my grandkids on his bu...
by mcmuttley
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Red Bus services
Replies: 11
Views: 1881

Re: Red Bus services

I honestly have to agree with Centralian this thing is ugly and i had the misfortune to ride it from Gosford to Erina fair the seats was uncomfortable the diff had a hell of a whine in it not impressed give me a old vehicle any day over this modern rough ride crap of today
by mcmuttley
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74568

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Thanks for the information on that Scott4570. It was lovely to see the old jumbos back up this way was a special treat for myself and my grandson. Just wondered if they turned her around as when I was in them the number 2 end the union would not have it as a lead as the exhaust fumes would come into...
by mcmuttley
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74568

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Noticed yesterday afternoon a green 442s1 which is usually at Lithgow was light engine through Wyong heading north back onto familiar grounds for the old girl. Just wondering where would it be going.
by mcmuttley
Wed May 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Vale Rod Watt
Replies: 1
Views: 2894

Re: Vale Rod Watt

Sorry was also employed at McCaffertys
by mcmuttley
Wed May 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Vale Rod Watt
Replies: 1
Views: 2894

Vale Rod Watt

I have been told my old mate Rod Watt has passed away in Townsville. I wish to say how sorry I am to his passing he started driving bus and coaches for Caseys Coaches Grafton Brett thought him and was a.friend for many years before his coach days and after. Rod worked for Sunliner Express Kirklands ...
by mcmuttley
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Reliable business to make & install expanding room slides
Replies: 2
Views: 6173

Re: Reliable business to make & install expanding room slide

Hi Fatenhappy
I can highly recommend a gentle named kerry ward in Macksville he does all types of conversion works to coaches to motor homes his work is top quality give him a call 0427 682114
by mcmuttley
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165820

Re: Private Observations 2019

Thanks explorer have just seen it
by mcmuttley
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165820

Re: Private Observations 2019

Talk about rumour mill I'm on the north coast at the moment an I have heard from very reliable sources that Blanche's have sold to CDC anyone heard
by mcmuttley
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Hawkins Buses Somersby
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Hawkins Buses Somersby

Just out of interest would anyone have any old photos of this bus group I believe they also had mangrove mountain and spencer also. Thanks.
by mcmuttley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Transport Hall Of Fame
Replies: 5
Views: 15110

Re: Transport Hall Of Fame

Hi all just a quick up date honestly I have not heard a thing about the place has gone all quite still trading as usual. Hall of Fame was held will keep all up dated if I hear anything in the next month to 6 weeks then I'm going back east.
by mcmuttley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 425132

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Hi Looselion yes the caption is correct the photo was taken at Harwood which is just before Maclean on the old Pacific Highway. I do believe the roadhouse has been long gone but still the boat ramp which is where the ferry's came to is still there today on both sides of the Clarence River. I will be...
by mcmuttley
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8701
Views: 645211

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Staff that don't turn up for shifts and one lovely person has just rang and said that I'm finished with the job bad enough with shortage of people wanting to work dole is to easy for them to get lazy people I cant stand especially if I just had to do a double shift.
by mcmuttley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 425132

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Just at a guess I would say this was ex Collins Grafton Mr Scania would be able to comfirm so that would make it an ex Redline
by mcmuttley
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: MAN Coach
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Re: MAN Coach

mate have you checked the torsion bar which can be difficult to get to it located near the airbags cross members
by mcmuttley
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Transport Hall Of Fame
Replies: 5
Views: 15110

Re: Transport Hall Of Fame

Hi everyone just a quick note to say at this stage the transport hall of fame will stay at the moment in Alice. But the CEO has resigned and that's a shame as she was there from the very start. Not sure of the museum will be here forever but time will tell. There is of course the rumours that are go...
by mcmuttley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Transport Hall Of Fame
Replies: 5
Views: 15110

Re: Transport Hall Of Fame

hi all a update on hall of fame as in the local paper here the other day the government here is giving the place a hard time with red tape and the vandalism going on here in alice springs there is talk that it may move interstate so that will be a huge loss to here as well as 80 thousand plus visito...
by mcmuttley
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Transport Hall Of Fame
Replies: 5
Views: 15110

Transport Hall Of Fame

Have heard today the transport hall of fame will be opening a new section in the near future dedicated to the coach industry will keep al updated as soon as any news comes out of alice springs.
by mcmuttley
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Countrylink bus crash
Replies: 23
Views: 2930

Re: Countrylink bus crash

I have driven Coaches up and down that part of the Highway from Grafton to the Tablelands and wish to make a comment about the road it is windy in some parts yes but over all it is a road to be treated with respect as all roads should be to myself what i can work out from the photos the accident hap...
by mcmuttley
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Down Under Tours
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Down Under Tours

Thanks Silver Eagle for correting my mistake I dont know how i got it mixed up with te Alice Wanderer also I remember this vechile Red all over.
by mcmuttley
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Down Under Tours
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Down Under Tours

I would almost bet this vechile was on the Wonderer from Alice to Cairns 3 day trip i have heard that it no longer operates
by mcmuttley
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Louts throw rock at ambulance
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Louts throw rock at ambulance

This is an on going thing out at Alice Springs it really sickens me to think that these mindless morons may need this service on day. What would they think or how would act if it was them or a loved one in the ambulance at that time.
by mcmuttley
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Why did you choose your username?
Replies: 69
Views: 3303

Re: Why did you choose your username?

I was working for McCaffertys when they took over Greyhound/Pioneer and i drove one of G.P.A'S Scanias to Ayers Rock and a fellow driver from another company called it to me and it stuck with me while i was at Alice even now a lot of people still call me it to this day. :lol:
by mcmuttley
Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Original Pioneer Tours Flxible Clipper in Mildura
Replies: 58
Views: 13475

Re: Original Pioneer Tours Flxible Clipper in Mildura

Noticed this after noon at 1.30pm two clippers going over Grafton bridge heading north one wash white with blue strips and the other was white with red stripes and noticed it had written on back class of 47 could not get rego or what state there from.Both looked to be in top order.
by mcmuttley
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Tiger Airlines grounded over safety issues
Replies: 82
Views: 6172

Re: Tiger Airlines grounded over safety issues

Been with Tiger once and never again Alice Springs - Melb- Syd that was enough.

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