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by Denv12
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Associated Tourist Services/Johnsons' Aldgate,SA.
Replies: 16
Views: 15190

Re: Associated Tourist Services/Johnsons' Aldgate,SA.

Are you talking about this coach.Pictures from the Andrew Potts and Leon Batman collections. In the background of this photo you can see part of the coach.I believe the vehicle did enbd up in Port Pirie soon after.Photo taken around late 1983 or early 1984 prior to my parents moving into their own ...
by Denv12
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Private Bus Companies And Depots Before Perth MTT?
Replies: 6
Views: 5389

Re: Private Bus Companies And Depots Before Perth MTT?

From Ian Lynas' 1983 Buses & Trams of Australia's Government & Municipal Operators, acquired companies were: Metro Buses of Mounts Bay Road with 138 buses 31/8/58 Beam Transport of Redcliffe with 42 buses 31/8/58 Carlisle BS of Welshpool with 13 buses 12/10/58 Kalamunda BS of Kalamunda with 18 buse...
by Denv12
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Private Bus Companies And Depots Before Perth MTT?
Replies: 6
Views: 5389

Private Bus Companies And Depots Before Perth MTT?

Who were the private bus companies in Perth before the MTT took over? And,where were their respective bus depots at the time? What did their fleets consist of? I had posted a similar topic on Adelaide's private bus operators and their depots. All information ,photos,etc welcome.Thank you. Today's up...
by Denv12
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus Depots Of Private Bus Companies Before MTT Took over?
Replies: 18
Views: 8148

Bus Depots Of Private Bus Companies Before MTT Took over?

I would like to get some idea where all the private bus depots were throughout Adelaide.They were the companies who ran the metropolitan services to and from the city before the MTT/STA took them over. Companies like Briscoes,Choats,Ex Servicemans,Bridgelands,Coles,Morphett's,Footes,Graebers,Langs,T...
by Denv12
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volgren Twin Deck Specifications
Replies: 0
Views: 4788

Volgren Twin Deck Specifications

I would like to know the various specifications for the Volgren Twin Deck coaches,not to be confused with the Double Deck coaches.I need the following information: height,length,width, front over hang,wheelbase,rear axle to lazy axle distance and rear over hang.As for the height,there was the roof h...
by Denv12
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.
Replies: 10
Views: 17392

Re: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.

The terribly bland STA silver livery is shown to at its worst on this selection of ex private route buses.Compare that to the presentation and liveries of those private operators. Thank you for your reply burrumbus. Each of those original bus companies had decent liveries for the buses. Other citie...
by Denv12
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What Were The Best Bus And Coach Companies In Australia?
Replies: 0
Views: 4920

What Were The Best Bus And Coach Companies In Australia?

Throughout the years there have been some of the best bus and coach companies who now no longer exist. Local bus companies,local tour companies and interstate express companies that made their name in Australia. Name the best of any Australian bus and coach company that no longer exists? Especially ...
by Denv12
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.
Replies: 10
Views: 17392

Re: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.

1. RDH 748, Hino RC320 new 9/71 for Briscoe's as their No 48 2. RSO 121 Hino BG13, new 7/68 for Campbell's as their No 12 3. RVN 691 Hino RC320 new 1972 for Bowman's as their No 45 4. RVB 721 Hino RC320 new 2/71 for Briscoe's as their No 17. Thanks system improver. Thats great history you've got th...
by Denv12
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.
Replies: 10
Views: 17392

Re: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.

And is that an AEC Swift visible in the first pic? Where was it taken exactly? Glad to help you with that. Photo was taken around 1984 in Bedford Street,Gillman. It used to be the "Fleet Express" depot prior to my parents buying it. These were many of the ex STA Adelaide buses they bought. It was j...
by Denv12
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.
Replies: 10
Views: 17392

Re: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.

ScaniaK320 wrote:The 2nd Photo seems to be a Bedford and not a Hino, by looking at the front Hubs.
I could be wrong, But the Hino's had different 8) hubs
Thanks ScaniaK320. It was a Bedford.I deleted the photo.
by Denv12
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.
Replies: 10
Views: 17392

S.T.A Adelaide Hino Buses.

The S.T.A Adelaide sold off a lot of buses from about 1980 onwards. They were former private buses that did the suburban bus routes into the city. Bus companies like Bridgelands,Ex Servicemans,Slatterys,Campbells,Worthle'sy,Coles,Morphetts,Bowmans,Briscoes to name a few. Some of those bus companies ...
by Denv12
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Name This Bus Body.
Replies: 2
Views: 12322

Re: Name This Bus Body.

Thank you system improver.I appreciate your reply. I guess back then Freighter Lawton didnt start naming the bus and coaches until later. There would have been some variations built using a variety of chassis. From the basic school bus,street bus routes right up to the tour coaches of Centralian Sta...
by Denv12
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Name This Bus Body.
Replies: 2
Views: 12322

Name This Bus Body.

Back in the days of Freighter Lawton's,they built a variety of vehicles. Their bus and coaches were unique. I have seen a variety of buses built on this body. I am trying to find out if there's a specific name for it. Can anyone name this bus body? The best example I ever saw was around mid 1960s.A ...
by Denv12
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?
Replies: 24
Views: 10928

Re: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?

Scania introduced their computer gear change back in the mid 1980s.It was called "CAG" for computer Aided Gear Change. Even though it had its benefits it also caused problems. I heard of Scania's breaking down at times.I dont think it was a popular option.And,I dont know if any Scania's had the stan...
by Denv12
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Top Deck of an old Sydney Decker
Replies: 17
Views: 5891

Re: Top Deck of an old Sydney Decker

Interesting idea. I remember one of the old bus books showing that bus.

I guess some people didnt have the money to buy buses so they made their own. It happened a lot over the years.We should start a new topic to cover those buses.There would be a lot of them.
by Denv12
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide City Tours:Who Owned Them?
Replies: 0
Views: 3344

Adelaide City Tours:Who Owned Them?

Back in the early 1970s there was a local bus company called "Adelaide City Tours". The owner was an indigenous man.He drove an Freighter Lawton bodied Albion VikingVK41L .A beautiful coach for its time.And he was a brilliant driver too. Then years late later I saw him driving an ex Across Australia...
by Denv12
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Adelaide's Overwidth STA Buses.
Replies: 9
Views: 20455

Re: Adelaide's Overwidth STA Buses.

I am not aware of any MTT/STA buses which were one and a half inches overwidth. Cheers, Trevor Thanks Trevor for the reply. Thats a lot of research there.I'm thankful for your reply.Its good to see those buses did get see service as is. Sorry.I think I meant the total overwidth of 3 inches. Regards...
by Denv12
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Adelaide's Overwidth STA Buses.
Replies: 9
Views: 20455

Adelaide's Overwidth STA Buses.

Buses of both MTT and STA Adelaide at the time were overwidth by 1 and a 1/2 inches.Each side needed to be reduced to get the width down to the 2500mm legal width. Leyland Worldmasters,AEC and the Volvo B59s were overwidth. Some vehicles were narrowed down including Phil Denton's fleet,1 bus convert...
by Denv12
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: CMCMANUS SUPPLIED PHOTOS Part 73
Replies: 6
Views: 12485

Re: CMCMANUS SUPPLIED PHOTOS Part 73

Here's a few Choats photos.
by Denv12
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Perth TAA buses from the 1960s.
Replies: 2
Views: 19136

Re: Perth TAA buses from the 1960s.

Thanks system improver.
Great photo.
They must have painted them into the 1/2 white 1/2 blue livery at some point.The one in my photo was blue and white like that when it was delivered to us mid 1960s.It was then repainted in the livery my dad came up with as in my photo.
by Denv12
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bova Futura's: Where Are They Now?
Replies: 10
Views: 13420

Re: Bova Futura's: Where Are They Now?

Hi Denv12 I have 3539, converting to a motorhome. Bovaboy Hi Bovaboy. Thanks for your reply. Was yours GPA coach,as opposed to Across Australia Coachlines fleet? What year is yours? Was an import or a locally built one? What one is the wreck? There were at least 1 that caught fire.That was 1986.It ...
by Denv12
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Quest Tours Dennings.
Replies: 2
Views: 9755

Re: Quest Tours Dennings.

Quest did a school run for my primary school in the early 1980s (just before your time). The Dennings really didn't stand out as much but I I do remember the dual range gear box. Work up first through 5th (?) and then his of the air as the driver changed ranges Thanks marc506. I used to do the vari...
by Denv12
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Quest Tours Dennings.
Replies: 2
Views: 9755

Quest Tours Dennings.

Back in mid 1985 I started working for Quest Tours at Provident Ave,Glynde. They had a variety of buses and coaches.Some were in their red livery while a few coaches got repainted in the new red,white and blue livery that was introduced after Max Winkless bought the company. There was AEC's,Albions,...
by Denv12
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Moonraker By Freighter Lawton.
Replies: 3
Views: 8228

Re: Moonraker By Freighter Lawton.

[quote="system improver"] In 1971, Freighter changed their styling significantly, both for track buses and coaches. The rounded front was discarded and a flatter version adopted. The coach version, was called the Moonraker, the first one of which I saw and which featured in advertisements in T&BT we...

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