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by Red and Cream
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 149029

Re: STA Observations 2019

But at the time had Sydney's most scenic terminus in McMahon's Point. People come from all over the world to see that view. I quite enjoyed driving the 267 Chatswood- McMahons Point in the early sixties although the buses were rather different to the vehicles mentioned. Leyland and AEC 31 seaters a...
by Red and Cream
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Sydney Tramway Museum 24/2/19
Replies: 1
Views: 3245

Re: Sydney Tramway Museum 24/2/19

STM's annual Sydney Tramway Festival today featured the first public display of Variotram 2107. Strangely new buses were still using the red and cream colours long after P1497 had been painted in the mid-1930s tram green and cream. It's great to see trams from the two separate Sydney Tramway's eras...
by Red and Cream
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: 3265 on shuttles to Buxton for Easter. 20/4/19
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: 3265 on shuttles to Buxton for Easter. 20/4/19

Great photos as usual Inspector. As it is many years since i have been on the line i was wondering where the twin water columns are situated . I tried using Google Maps to locate them without luck. I noticed in the shot of 3265 coming into Couridjah there is a single column in the background.
by Red and Cream
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.

m/o 729 was used mainly by Linsley for the Wallsend BHP Route between 1946 And 1966, i used to wait at the bus Stop every afternoon for my father to come home from work on it ,if it was on charter it was replaced by a decker,don't know if it was still in service after 1966 as my father retired in 1...
by Red and Cream
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.

Would semi 729 (above) have worked the school services which shuttled kids between the Masonic Schools at Baulkham Hills and Westmead Technical College in the late 40s ? In that area lunchbox it would have probably been one of Parramatta Bus Company's or Ryde- Parramatta semis as they had a few . O...
by Red and Cream
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Info sought on CAC SB extended wheelbase bus
Replies: 2
Views: 2333

Re: Info sought on CAC SB extended wheelbase bus

The extended SB Bedford is definitely ex Lowes Bus Service which was registered as m/o 627 with them. It was a normal wheelbase SB model until it received the "cut and shut" lengthening by PMC bodyworks. In the Magor shot it is still in Lowes colour scheme and it is the same bus in the derelict stat...
by Red and Cream
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.

The two Linsley and the Lowes buses in the tram post photos above are shown in more detail here.
m/o 4298 AEC Regent Waddington body Linsley Motor Service Wallsend ex m/o 1688 DGT. Photo taken on 27/8/1960 at the E.S.Marks Athletic Field.
m/o 4298 AEC Regent Waddington body Linsley Motor Service Wallsend ex m/o 1688 DGT. Photo taken on 27/8/1960 at the E.S.Marks Athletic Field.
m/o 260 Lowes Comeng Bedford is possibly ( or maybe m/o 832)the bus in the background of the previous group photo although this photo shows it in the later Lowes colour scheme. The other Comeng  Bedford m/o 832 is also in this photo following in the far distance.
m/o 260 Lowes Comeng Bedford is possibly ( or maybe m/o 832)the bus in the background of the previous group photo although this photo shows it in the later Lowes colour scheme. The other Comeng Bedford m/o 832 is also in this photo following in the far distance.
by Red and Cream
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Red Top Transport, Lakemba
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Re: Red Top Transport, Lakemba

[quote="route35"]I have several questions about Red Top, was the depot at Wangee Rd the only depot that the company had. There seemed to be 3 distinct types of buses in use in the 50's and 60's, the half cabs that ran on the 39, 26 and 176. The buses that ran on the 46, appeared different to those t...
by Red and Cream
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Red Top Transport Service in the 50's and 60's.
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

Red Top Transport Service in the 50's and 60's.

Recently " route 35 " asked for some photos of Red Top's buses in the 50's and 60's and i have these from my files. Red Top was formed about 1949 to purchase various bus services in the general area of Hurstville , Bankstown and Punchbowl . In the period between the mid 50's and the mid 60's when i ...
by Red and Cream
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: sydneybusroutes.com website
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: sydneybusroutes.com website

Robert, your great wealth of knowledge has been missing for far too long, congrats on taking the time and effort to get it up and running again.
Damn the hackers!
by Red and Cream
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.
Replies: 16
Views: 3821

Re: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.

Dear Red and Cream / Dave, Thank you so very much for these photos. I am amazed at all of them - they're excellent for memories of the old buses as well as the backgrounds. I particularly value the one in the back yard of Threlfall's house as I lived next door to them then. Is there a way I can sho...
by Red and Cream
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.
Replies: 16
Views: 3821

Re: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.

system improver wrote:I think the Morris might have an MBA body.
Quite right system improver , brain fade when i entered that. :oops:
by Red and Cream
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Old REOs
Replies: 30
Views: 8068

Re: Old REOs

Some more pusher Reo's i have come across in my travels.
m/o 789 a pusher Reo owned here by Woronora Bus Company and was taken over when the Smith brothers purchased Mayman Brothers in 1966 who ran between the Woronora River and Sutherland. The photo was taken in Sutherland. When the Reo was retired the m/o 789 plate was taken over by a Cheetham and Borwick bodied Daimler bought from Melbourne by the Smith's and was registered as m/o 5073 before it acquired the 789 plate..
m/o 789 a pusher Reo owned here by Woronora Bus Company and was taken over when the Smith brothers purchased Mayman Brothers in 1966 who ran between the Woronora River and Sutherland. The photo was taken in Sutherland. When the Reo was retired the m/o 789 plate was taken over by a Cheetham and Borwick bodied Daimler bought from Melbourne by the Smith's and was registered as m/o 5073 before it acquired the 789 plate..
MO 258 Syd Wood bodied Reo pusher was owned by Lewis of Berrigan and is seen here between school services.
MO 258 Syd Wood bodied Reo pusher was owned by Lewis of Berrigan and is seen here between school services.
by Red and Cream
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.
Replies: 16
Views: 3821

Re: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.

[quote="busmadrod"]Great Pictures of buses in Artatmon[/quote

Thanks busmadrod, your contribution about the Artarmon service timeline in the other post set me thinking what shots i had of Threlfall's buses.
by Red and Cream
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.
Replies: 16
Views: 3821

Re: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.

I know that whatever you post Dave will be a historical gem, and so it is with this collection. You must have quite an archive of images (and the related historical information of the vehicle) you took when many of us 'oldies' were still in strollers. I hope the future of that collection is secure....
by Red and Cream
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.
Replies: 16
Views: 3821

Threlfall's Artarmon Red Bus Service.

Thought i would post a few of my photos of Threlfall's buses in the 50' and 60's seeing that some interest was shown in a previous post. I hope the images stir a few memories for some of the "oldies." I also hope that those viewing these photos can look past the bus in the view and observe the stree...
by Red and Cream
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Anniversary of Sydney Trams Closure.

Next Monday the 25th February marks 58 years since the closure of the comprehensive Sydney Tram System. The enthusiasts who were at that event were convinced that it was the wrong decision at the time as we wanted the system modernised and improved but we were in the minority as the newspapers at th...
by Red and Cream
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Clipper Class Retro Style
Replies: 3
Views: 4113

Re: Clipper Class Retro Style

Centralian, the Flxible clipper i owned was AF 67 Fleet No. D52 and was named Bambra. Beside being one of the rarer long wheelbase varieties it had a bit of a more interesting history as it was one of the two clippers selected to operate the new Adelaide to Perth route in 1962 and along with its par...
by Red and Cream
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Clipper Class Retro Style
Replies: 3
Views: 4113

Re: Clipper Class Retro Style

Great post and photos as usual Centralian, nice to see Fantastic Aussie Tours using the restored Flxible Clipper, surely one of the most iconic looking buses to grace the highways of Australia and AF 36 is still earning its living 64 years after being built. After all these years I am sorry i sold m...
by Red and Cream
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.
Replies: 14
Views: 5768

Re: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.

Great crime scene pics R&C, while its taking place!! Yes Swift, you certainly wouldn't need CSI Miami to gather the evidence as they have been caught in the act however the Statute of Limitations for a conviction has really been exceeded!!!!!!!!!!!!. In the photo of the accident damaged Albion i de...
by Red and Cream
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.
Replies: 14
Views: 5768

Re: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.

Thanks for your comments about the post guys. Yes, that now makes sense Boronia. Another question, why is the 271 running 'Special' at this point when they normally turned left into Penkivel St., just north of the photo,then right into Penshurst St. to finish their run. I think it was just returning...
by Red and Cream
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Photos trams arriving at the old Tram Musuem, National Park.
Replies: 6
Views: 5284

Re: Photos trams arriving at the old Tram Musuem, National P

Nice bit of nostalgia there Leopard 071, it is great that today we can celebrate the current magnificent Sydney Tramway Museum that started from those humble beginnings. I remember working at the early National Park site when before it was powered up we had to push those heavy trams out of the depot...
by Red and Cream
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.
Replies: 14
Views: 5768

Re: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.

Centralian wrote:Great to see 'Red and Cream' back again, it's been a while.
Always fantastic photo's to share.
And dare I say, I think I've spotted a Globite school bag ! :)
Thanks Centralian, yes a signature "Globite" but you have not been observant enough, as it's bags in the plural. :wink: :wink:
by Red and Cream
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.
Replies: 14
Views: 5768

DGT buses in the 50's and 60's.

Some of the photos i took of Department of Government Transport buses in the 1950's and 60's.
Leyland Worldmaster m/o 3334 is at St. Leonards in this photo and it had just been newly overhauled and painted. It had only just been released to traffic duties by the mechanical staff at Willoughby Depot and i grabbed it to use as a staff bus to pick up my run at St.Leonards.
Leyland Worldmaster m/o 3334 is at St. Leonards in this photo and it had just been newly overhauled and painted. It had only just been released to traffic duties by the mechanical staff at Willoughby Depot and i grabbed it to use as a staff bus to pick up my run at St.Leonards.
Route 204 from Martin Place to Bonds Corner Northbridge was more or less a peak hour service only and did not see many services. Leyland OPD2 m/o 2491 is at the terminus in this shot.
Route 204 from Martin Place to Bonds Corner Northbridge was more or less a peak hour service only and did not see many services. Leyland OPD2 m/o 2491 is at the terminus in this shot.
Talking of Castlecrag, here we see m/o 2495 at the Castlecrag Terminus.
Talking of Castlecrag, here we see m/o 2495 at the Castlecrag Terminus.
Leyland OPD2 m/o2493 on a route 203 journey to Castlecrag is on Eastern Valley Way on the border between Willoughby and Castlecrag. Wouldn't our safety experts have heart seizure today to see school children standing on an open platform of a moving bus especially as it is about to make a sharp right hand turn into Edinburgh Road. If you look closely at the bus there are a few things not exactly correct as the front off side headlight has been accident damaged and also a no no as far as the DGT authorities were concerned is that the conductor has his head into the drivers cab talking to the driver.
Leyland OPD2 m/o2493 on a route 203 journey to Castlecrag is on Eastern Valley Way on the border between Willoughby and Castlecrag. Wouldn't our safety experts have heart seizure today to see school children standing on an open platform of a moving bus especially as it is about to make a sharp right hand turn into Edinburgh Road. If you look closely at the bus there are a few things not exactly correct as the front off side headlight has been accident damaged and also a no no as far as the DGT authorities were concerned is that the conductor has his head into the drivers cab talking to the driver.
Brookvale Prewar Albion Venturer m/o 1624 in the confines of the depot.<br />The photo gives a good shot of the Gardner 6LW motor that powered the latter part of the order whilst the earlier build of this order were provided with an Albion engine.
Brookvale Prewar Albion Venturer m/o 1624 in the confines of the depot.
The photo gives a good shot of the Gardner 6LW motor that powered the latter part of the order whilst the earlier build of this order were provided with an Albion engine.
Willoughby Leyland TD5 m/o 1645 in Willoughby Rd. Willoughby in Sept.1960. As can be seen tram track removal was in full swing at this time, Ihave a connection to 1645 as it was the only prewar bus i worked on as a conductor as there were only 3 left at the depot at the time.
Willoughby Leyland TD5 m/o 1645 in Willoughby Rd. Willoughby in Sept.1960. As can be seen tram track removal was in full swing at this time, Ihave a connection to 1645 as it was the only prewar bus i worked on as a conductor as there were only 3 left at the depot at the time.
Willoughby Leyland TD5 m/o 1568 is seen in Victoria Ave. East Chatswood in this 9/3/60 shot.<br />It was a late overhaul for a prewar bus as evidenced by its destination box being reduced by rebuilding for the smaller front destination rolls.
Willoughby Leyland TD5 m/o 1568 is seen in Victoria Ave. East Chatswood in this 9/3/60 shot.
It was a late overhaul for a prewar bus as evidenced by its destination box being reduced by rebuilding for the smaller front destination rolls.
Leyland OPD2 m/o 2337 at Merewether Beach Tram Terminus on a tour of the former Newcastle tram lines on 29/11/59. The tram destination box was definetely not a normal part of the OPD2's kit.
Leyland OPD2 m/o 2337 at Merewether Beach Tram Terminus on a tour of the former Newcastle tram lines on 29/11/59. The tram destination box was definetely not a normal part of the OPD2's kit.
Up till the 1960's the toll booths on the Sydney Harbour Bridge had a roof over them which required vehicles to pass under them. Most were low roofed which allowed cars or small vehicles to pass under but there were a few which allowed double deck buses and larger vehicles to traverse through. <br />Evidently the driver of Brookvale Albion m/o 2099 got his tall and short roof mixed up and this was the result. It was a bit chilling to see this bus up close as some passengers on the bus at the time had been seriously injured and there were blood streaks running down the outside body works from the top deck. Ironically this photo was taken at North Sydney Depot on the 23/2/58 when, with a whole lot of other tram enthusiasts, we were waiting in the Waterhole Sidings at the tram depot to begin a tram tour on D class  116 and this bus was driven in beside us having just left the accident scene. The Nth. Sydney  tram System was only  four months away from closing at this stage.
Up till the 1960's the toll booths on the Sydney Harbour Bridge had a roof over them which required vehicles to pass under them. Most were low roofed which allowed cars or small vehicles to pass under but there were a few which allowed double deck buses and larger vehicles to traverse through.
Evidently the driver of Brookvale Albion m/o 2099 got his tall and short roof mixed up and this was the result. It was a bit chilling to see this bus up close as some passengers on the bus at the time had been seriously injured and there were blood streaks running down the outside body works from the top deck. Ironically this photo was taken at North Sydney Depot on the 23/2/58 when, with a whole lot of other tram enthusiasts, we were waiting in the Waterhole Sidings at the tram depot to begin a tram tour on D class 116 and this bus was driven in beside us having just left the accident scene. The Nth. Sydney tram System was only four months away from closing at this stage.
Leyland TD5 m/o 1427 is in Newcastle in this 28/4/60 photo. It is one of the small number of prewar buses to have a pressed metal front number plate as most had their redgo number hand painted instead ( check out the photos of 1568, 1624 and 1645 in this post to see how they were normally displayed).
Leyland TD5 m/o 1427 is in Newcastle in this 28/4/60 photo. It is one of the small number of prewar buses to have a pressed metal front number plate as most had their redgo number hand painted instead ( check out the photos of 1568, 1624 and 1645 in this post to see how they were normally displayed).
by Red and Cream
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Rebodying Buses.
Replies: 27
Views: 13001

Re: Rebodying Buses.

The transplanted timber framed body on m/o 4898 obviously reached the end of its life as this chassis was rebodied in 1974. The chassis was extended, fitted with a perkins 6.354 motor + Allison auto gearbox and rebodied by Smithfield with body SB418 24/7/74 B46FR. This "new" bus was registered m/o ...

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