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by Tim Williams
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Whatever happened to Merceds Benz 0305 240/7000
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

I have found a rather poor photo of 7000, taken the same time at the rear photo, shown above, but it does clearly show that the front was modified, presumably during the brown repaint, to resemble the Hills B58's.

This mod was something I just didn't recall.

I will have a go at posting tonight.
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Whatever happened to Merceds Benz 0305 240/7000
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Yes 260 was a Mercedes but not an 0305 and it like the Deutz no. 250, had AEC Swift style bodies, but with shallower lantern windscreen layout.
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Some Adelaide Photos
Replies: 23
Views: 2109

I also have a photo of the prototype O-Bahn artic, which had only two doors - same layout as the brown B58/B10M artics. Perhaps someone else knows if it operated in service with only 2 doors. Somewhere, I also have colour slides of the Akarus Artic in service on the then 490 to Elizabeth and the MAN...
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Adelaide Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

The Briscoes Artic Coach came to grief on one of those low railway bridges off Flinders Street in Melbourne whilst on a tour/charter. No one fortunately was injured, but the coach was seriously damaged, with both airconditioners forced down into the roof areas creating structural damage, to the exte...
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Adelaide Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Here are the photo details (there is also a photo I have of the prototype Mercedes O-bahn PMC Artic with only 2 doors (like the Hills B58/B10m Volvos - but it didn't scan through) This is not in the same order as the pictures: Some Murtons Photos - new 815D + Other buses. Prototype Mercedes O–bahn r...
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Adelaide Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Worthleys 5:
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Daimler 11:
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Murton St line-up:
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Fuji:
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PMC artic:
Image
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Adelaide Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

More Adelaide Photos

I must thank "Herbert" for assistimg me. RZK240: http://perthbus.info/murtons/scan0003.JPG SGH736: http://perthbus.info/murtons/scan0004.JPG Slatterys 21: http://perthbus.info/murtons/scan0005.JPG Beeline 5: http://perthbus.info/murtons/scan0006.JPG Bowmans RHA141 http://perthbus.info/murtons/scan00...
by Tim Williams
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Some Adelaide Photos
Replies: 23
Views: 2109

Some Adelaide Photos

If this works, I will add some narrative later MO5625: http://perthbus.info/murtons/IMG_0171.JPG MO5625 with ramp extended: http://perthbus.info/murtons/IMG_0173.JPG MO5625 saloon: http://perthbus.info/murtons/IMG_0175.JPG MO3824: http://perthbus.info/murtons/IMG_0181.JPG STA501: http://perthbus.inf...
by Tim Williams
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Lewis Bros
Replies: 22
Views: 31237

I know that I have enquired about this before, but if anyone would provide a "how to post photos" on the forum in non-technical speak, I could post all sorts of treasures including some really great black & whites by Neil Mackintosh taken in the 60's mainly in Adelaide, but also a few NSW shots. I a...
by Tim Williams
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Lewis Bros
Replies: 22
Views: 31237

Yes I would be most interested.

I travel with my job quite alot, I fly back to Adl Friday night, and time permitting I will look through my old bus stuff over the weekend as my fleet lists etc. should provide reasonable detail over all Lewis buses.
by Tim Williams
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Lewis Bros
Replies: 22
Views: 31237

The so called "aerodynamic device" was actually the air intake for the re-located rear engine. John Lewis liked AEC's as well as Leylands, but he (like many other operators) did not have a good run with the AEC 505 horizonal engine - they were prone to over-heating and then breaking the head gasket....
by Tim Williams
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Lewis Bros
Replies: 22
Views: 31237

Lewis had only one such semi-trailer coach/bus - the unit was one of three, I think, built for the Department of Supply and operated by them at Woomera. The Volvo PM simply replaced the Bedford TK and was operated by a contractor - Rod Lewis ( from Karoonda near Murray bridge, is no relation to the ...
by Tim Williams
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: More Lewis Bros
Replies: 22
Views: 31237

Amongst my "old bus stuff" boxes would be various Lewis Bros fleet lists + colour slides of all buses throughout the late 60's + 70's and on. Two brothers Norm. & Percy Lewis started the operation, but when I was there (as one of two Group Accountants - group, yes there were 22 companies and not jus...
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: looking for someone
Replies: 1
Views: 723

I have sent a pm.
by Tim Williams
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Bulls Tourist Service SA
Replies: 11
Views: 30336

No it was not a Leopard, it was amazingly enough a Leyland Hippo truck chassis (second hand - probably ex wreckers), heavily modified by Lewis Bros in their Provident Avenue workshops at Glynde in Adelaide. The trailer chassis was new and both bodies were also built by Lewis - the trailer was for fr...
by Tim Williams
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: $120m for 160 new buses
Replies: 17
Views: 3555

High Capacity Buses

If the figures quoted in this thread are correct, I agree that it would be reasoanble to expect the majority, if not all of the 170 buses, to be high capacity. And taking this one stage further, the OPT (or whatever it is called) was quoted as showing some interest in the Custom Coach City Mover con...
by Tim Williams
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Adelaide AEC Regal VI found
Replies: 25
Views: 2200

These sort of exchanges do nothing for the credibility of this forum - you all should realise that some people with senior positions within the transport industry review articles of interest and relevance.

Keep to the point and avoid silly exchanges.
by Tim Williams
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: [Scoop] Blue Mountains Explorer bendie TV.4541
Replies: 34
Views: 2127

The Inspector has done a great job of capturing this bus in the photos and the operator has done a supurb job in repainting and adorning with authentic transfers to represent a retro LT on an Adelaide bus of some merit! I always thought these B58's & B10M's looked great in their original brown liver...
by Tim Williams
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: double deckers for sydney
Replies: 119
Views: 11132

Pleased to hear that the project has not been shelved - as I personally think the design concept has great merit - standard single deck chassis, modest overall height and probably modest cost too! I also believe in this age with number of vandals and other undesirables, the ability to shut off the t...
by Tim Williams
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: double deckers for sydney
Replies: 119
Views: 11132

I see all has gone quiet on the Custom Coach Double Decker front or Citymover as I believe it was to be known. Anyone know if a prototype is to be built - with some possble interest shown from Sydney Buses, Forest and reportedly Adelaide, one would expect a prototype to be put around for demo. I und...
by Tim Williams
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES
Replies: 1022
Views: 428231

Route 881 F/Hill to City via Goodwood Rd. I was working for the Lewis Bros Group, at the time of commncement of this route (as one of two Group Accountants) and I worked with the regulatory authority (Tom Wilson in particular) to agree the rotue and timetable. I actually drove the first service to t...
by Tim Williams
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: 3 Axle MANS in Auckland.
Replies: 27
Views: 3822

New 3 axle MAN's abound in New Zealand with reasonably unattractive Designline Bodies. These new buses seem to be around the 14 metre length, but unlike the Scania 14.5mtr Volgrens, they possess smaller wheels which seem slightly tucked in - giving them a rather "over-bodied" look! I noticed them re...
by Tim Williams
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volgren/ DD info rquired
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Regarding the similarity to Alexander's ALX500, I believe the resemblance is due to Hong Kong City Bus requesting Volgren to use the same style of top & lower deck windsreens (as Alexander) on the 2 MAN's that eventually went to KMB. The first Volgren DD, an MAN also City Bus had flat "V" screens, a...
by Tim Williams
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volgren/ DD info rquired
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

I made some enquiries about Volgren DD's some time ago and there was a a reasonably detailed response provided - somewhere on this site! I trust Greg will be including in his article the details of Volgren, Denning, Setra and Motor Coach double deck coaches as well as the Custom Coach urban (half) d...
by Tim Williams
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Daimler Fleetline
Replies: 19
Views: 1799

If this bus is a Daimler, then it would be a Freeline not a Fleetline. The former has a layout the same as a Leyland Royal Tiger (or Leopard, AEC Regal IV & VI and a Volvo B58 or B10M) - the engine would have been a horizontal Gardner 6LX, I believe. There were Daimlers in private fleets taken over ...

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