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Old 18th December 2008, 16:23   #181
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Found this monster at mayapuri Ind Area near MGF Hyundai Service center..
First thought it was a Renault Sherpa,but its not..I think its something Tatra(Beml) or CAT...Any Ideas what it is ?
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Old 10th January 2009, 08:31   #182
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An old Mercedes bus which was used by St. Xavier's college - Goa. (recently retired from service). I remember St. Mary's ICSE - Bombay also had a similar bus when I was in school.
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here is another pic of the bus
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Old 10th January 2009, 21:03   #184
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Guess this one is built on the LPO1610/52 chassis and the body is builty by ACGL Goa. Wonder how much it would cost? Anybody has any clues?

are you sure this is 1610... or isnt it a 1510?
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An old Mercedes bus which was used by St. Xavier's college - Goa. (recently retired from service). I remember St. Mary's ICSE - Bombay also had a similar bus when I was in school.
Wow. Great spot, love to have one to add into collection.

Those are build to last vehicles & they are very strong too.
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Old 11th January 2009, 00:43   #186
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Isnt tata who built those benz buses?I have seen few British leyland buses which looks almost 90% the same as above Benz one.
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Old 11th January 2009, 10:20   #187
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Isnt tata who built those benz buses?I have seen few British leyland buses which looks almost 90% the same as above Benz one.
yes the first chassis which rolled out of TATA plant was mercedes. later on they developed their own chassis.
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A Vanguard Phase 1 taxi spotted here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1154478-post27.html
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Wow, an old Madras taxi! 'surprised that one still is around, despite being off-road!Incidentally, stampro had mentioned an old tamil movie that featured a vanguard ph1 taxi throughout......I wonder if this was the one?? 'looks quite complete but considering it's in madras (atleast going by the no.) I don't know the extent of the corrosion on it!
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yes the first chassis which rolled out of TATA plant was mercedes. later on they developed their own chassis.

If i am correct, Mumbai's BEST and Pune's PMT had similar buses for their use.
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If i am correct, Mumbai's BEST and Pune's PMT had similar buses for their use.
yes in pune they also had Buses with trailers till around 1986-87. after that the trailers were banned.
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'been meaning to post this since long!!

This was a Bedford J6(?) that was coming behind us and then overtook us just as I was returning from the Republic day rally on 26th jan.

Excuse the lousy pic. (taken through my pennant's rear windscreen) but didn't have time to prepare for a proper pic. as it was going past me very fast!

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yes in pune they also had Buses with trailers till around 1986-87. after that the trailers were banned.


If i am not wrong I had seen Trailer bus in Pune at late as November 1991 when i had visted there..
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This was a Bedford J6(?) that was coming behind us and then overtook us just as I was returning from the Republic day rally on 26th jan.
Well, it looks I was given a 2nd chance to take a better pic. of this truck!

And here it is, seen on the same highway yesterday, but going in the opposite direction! 'looks like it is often driven here.

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I had to first overtake it and then stop at a point way ahead, camera out and ready to capture it as it came by...! If the driver knew what I was up to, he must've though of me as bonkers!

Doors left semi-open for natural air-conditiong I guess!
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An early (maybe circa early/mid 70s) Standard 20 delivery van spotted in an old Tamil movie "Pokkiri Raja" (excuse the pathetic quality, I'm persuading my mom to trade this TV for a flat-screen/LCD one!)

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This was the early example, with no wheelarches at the front and smaller "mesh" type grille.
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