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Old 8th June 2014, 09:49   #796
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BEST also operated such public transport:

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Fantastic find! Can you make out which make is this?
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Fantastic find! Can you make out which make is this?
Its a Skoda trolley bus (you can see the overhead cables). Note this Skoda entity is separate from the car entity.
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Saw this at Nek Chand Rock Gallery in Chandigarh in April.
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Saw this at Nek Chand Rock Gallery in Chandigarh in April.
This either a later Mercedes Benz L312 with a split windshield, or a 1210D.

Chances are more that it is a 1210D. The front axle is from a Tata but we cannot really be sure.

Here in Poona, a couple of L312s are still regularly used. While they totally look like 1210Ds, the rear differential casings have the tri-pointer embossed on them.

And the engine & Gearbox provide a definite clue.

That, proves that the mentioned trucks are genuine L312s. I cannot recall the registrations. They started with "B" something.

BYL perhaps. Which is Poona commercial. 1950s.

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Saw this at Nek Chand Rock Gallery in Chandigarh in April.
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This either a later Mercedes Benz L312 with a split windshield, or a 1210D.

Chances are more that it is a 1210D. The front axle is from a Tata but we cannot really be sure.
It has "T" on the bonnet, so obviously it's a Tata. The star logo disappeared in 1969 when the collaboration with Benz expired.

1210D model was introduced in 1971, so this truck could also be 1210 which was the predecessor of 1210D.
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It has "T" on the bonnet, so obviously it's a Tata. The star logo disappeared in 1969 when the collaboration with Benz expired.
I believe that the badges CAN be interchanged. Afterall, remember, the tri-pointed badge remains a hot favorite, for 'em miscreants. Pilferage.....!!

I have previously mentioned about 1210Ds. We cannot really confirm if this is a 1210, a 1210D, or even an L312, unless we have a look at the motor.

The differential is the most easily accessible clue. On genuine L312s, these will tend to have the tri-pointer embossed on them.

Even a registration number might help, but it is'nt visible in this case.

I conclude, this is either a later Mercedes Benz L312, or a Tata 1210D.


But, you've mentioned the 1210 was made during the 1969-71 model years.

I think this complicates matters a bit. What truck was made throughout the Roaring Seventies, and the eighties? Was it not the 1210?

A certain Convent school for boys in Pashan road, Poona, used to have a Tata 1210 as a school bus.

I still remember the 'ol bus. The 1210 badge was in a typically huge font. And the OM312 at idle! Goodness, that was a typical diesel! Clattery, yet torquey!

It was registered "MWQ/8903", if I recall correctly. The bus was bought in 1981. Scrapped 2014.

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I believe that the badges CAN be interchanged. Afterall, remember, the tri-pointed badge remains a hot favorite, for 'em miscreants. Pilferage.....!!

I have previously mentioned about 1210Ds. We cannot really confirm if this is a 1210, a 1210D, or even an L312, unless we have a look at the motor.

The differential is the most easily accessible clue. On genuine L312s, these will tend to have the tri-pointer embossed on them.

Even a registration number might help, but it is'nt visible in this case.

I conclude, this is either a later Mercedes Benz L312, or a Tata 1210D.


But, you've mentioned the 1210 was made during the 1969-71 model years.

I think this complicates matters a bit. What truck was made throughout the Roaring Seventies, and the eighties? Was it not the 1210?

A certain Convent school for boys in Pashan road, Poona, used to have a Tata 1210 as a school bus.

I still remember the 'ol bus. The 1210 badge was in a typically huge font. And the OM312 at idle! Goodness, that was a typical diesel! Clattery, yet torquey!

It was registered "MWQ/8903", if I recall correctly. The bus was bought in 1981. Scrapped 2014.
TMB L 312 had a GVW of 9 tonnes.

Tata engineers made various changes to the original to increase the payload and ruggedness. This resulted in 1210 which had a GVW of 12 tonnes. 1210 was launched in 1964, the year in which TELCO completed 10 years of truck manufacturing, while the 15-year technical collaboration agreement with Daimler Benz was still in force. However, 1210 continued to have OM 312 engine which was an IDI unit.

Collaboration expired in 1969 and TMB became Tata. In 1971, Tata introduced DI version of OM 312 which was called Tata 692. It increased fuel efficiency by 15% although the NVH also went up a little. 692 displaced 4.8 litres (bore 92 MM, stroke 120 MM) compared to OM's displacement of 4.6 litres (90 X 120). The truck fitted with 692 was called 1210D, with the "D" indicating direct injection.

Contrary to what you say, nobody bothered to replace the T on the bonnet with the original star. In fact, owners liked the T badged truck even more since it was sturdier and more fuel efficient.

Here's an ad announcing the launch of 1210. Below that is a pic of TMB 1210:
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The Following pictures are from 1957 showing erstwhile TELCO ( now Tata Motors ) factory in Jamshedpur.

1.TELCO factory

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2.Workers assembling TMB trucks

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( Source: photodivision : Ministry of information and broadcasting, Government of India )
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Lambretta autorickshaws still plying in Rajasthan. The pictures were posted today on FB by friend Mehul Harish Kuruwa, who is visiting these places.

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This is a photo of Trivandrum-Quilon express bus of Travancore state transport leaving from Thampanoor.

Travancore State Transport company started in 1938 February 20 as per the article below. London Passenger transport board Assistant Operating superintendent E.G Salter was appointed as Transport superintendent by Travancore to implement a Bus transport system in Travancore state(1937 Septmember 20). Travancore imported 60 Commer Bus chassis from London with Perkins diesel engines and under the Supervision of Salter, these Buses are body built in Trivandrum. Travancore State Transport company was merged to form Thiru-Kochi(Travancore-Cochin) Transport company and later KSRTC(Kerala state).
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This is a photo of Trivandrum-Quilon express bus of Travancore state transport leaving from Thampanoor.

Travancore State Transport company started in 1938 February 20 as per the article below. London Passenger transport board Assistant Operating superintendent E.G Salter was appointed as Transport superintendent by Travancore to implement a Bus transport system in Travancore state(1937 Septmember 20). Travancore imported 60 Commer Bus chassis from London with Perkins diesel engines and under the Supervision of Salter, these Buses are body built in Trivandrum. Travancore State Transport company was merged to form Thiru-Kochi(Travancore-Cochin) Transport company and later KSRTC(Kerala state).
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What a striking streamlined design. Famed coachbuilder Gurney Nutting made many such bus bodies in period.
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Sale of a 1975 model TATA bus on 22nd July at Ahmedabad :

MSTC/VAD/Space Applications Centre ISRO/1/Ahmedabad/14-15/4348[81640]

reply to : geetha@sac.isro.gov.in , ph: 079-26913091


"Staff Bus, Diesel Fueled, Make: Tata, Model: 1975 on As Is Where Is basis.
NOTE: Certificate of Fitness up to 04-05-2005, Tax paid up to 31-03-2015 & Insurance - Nil. Parked at SAC, ISRO, Satellite Road, Jodhpur Tekra, Ahmedabad State :Gujarat"
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