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Old 14th February 2015, 13:12   #871
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More pics of BYX 5895:

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An interesting anecdote, about the inscription below:
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It had something called as counter signature, it was allowed to cross MH-KA boundary till a specific region, i've attached a pic of counter signature board too.
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This dilapilated one is the new owner's other Bedford- This one will serve as donor for the newly acquired one. This rotting specimen was a daily driver upto 2004.

Coincidentally- The newly acquired one is BYX 5895. The donor is BYX 5859.

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A cool pic:

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A Bedford tackling the ghats of South MH. The pic seems so very nostalgic- particularly in the rainy season, what with the tires being wet, and the roads being utterly slick. My father would've seen so many in the ghats of Satara, when he used to go upto Mahabaleshwar in the winters from Bombay, in an '84 Padmini.

I can only imagine this scene: Eating some pakoras beside a curve in the ghats, the Padmini's bonnet being open- for allowing the engine to cool, and the various 1210's slogging away, with their Mercedes diesel's throwing out as much smoke as possible, making an utter racket.....Ah! Pure nirvana!

Credits to the last pic: anjanc2007.

Credits to the pics: http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...p6-engine.html

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Old 22nd February 2015, 11:13   #872
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Resting somewhere near Udupi, I suppose,

actually I received this witty one from a friend : )

meanwhile BWSSB Malleswaram is disposing two such trucks in better state after a few days
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1974 model tractor pics

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JRD at Tata Mercedes plant , & 1210 Trucks being exported
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the launch of 407 trucks, 29 years ago
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the launch of 407 trucks, 29 years ago
Interesting! I was always under the impression that these were launched a decade later!
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It was bought by first owner way back in 1961, its Bedford J4 powered with Perkins P6 engine & Registered in 1962 after building body & cabin.
Single owner truck with all original parts, damn we're so lucky to get such an awesome machine !

We bought it for 79 thousand rupees,asking in Lac's for it firstly but then we told them about condition, only 4 tyres on truck that too all are totally flat, no battery, needs complete wooden work + paint job, then they realized the state of their beloved truck
also another big thing is that we paid the 17k insurance and couriered it to their address, after that they took noc and we bought it. so it 79 + 17 = 96k and take more 75k for 6 new 8.25 size tyres and approx 6k for new battery so it will almost cost 2L once it finished all work that needs to be done.

parked in their farm and as it had only 4 tyres that too flat it wasn't getting out of mud there, so it was towed by tractor to make it on road ! that was best and worst day of my life [ or maybe our family's life ] , Grandpa [ previous owner ], Grandma, and their sons, grandsons all of them broke down into tears while giving it away & also the other grandpa who was there to write bond in the village cried while writing statements on bond paper , 50-50 day !

happiness because of bedford coming home and sadness because of watching such aged human beings crying and saying bye bye to their beloved truck who served them for 53 years, they told us that they've lived their half life in this trucks cabin loading and unloading cargos everywhere, they bought few vehicles due to bedford, they told us many things like their family is big and everyone got married, bought acres of farm & everything that they have right now just because of this truck, the very very last statement that they spoke was " MAZI LAXMI GHEUN JAT AHAT, SAMBHALUN VAPRA ANI KAHI ADCHAN ALI TAR MALA PHONE KARA ME APLYA GADI CHA SEVE SATHI KADHI HI HAJAR RAHIN" [ hamari laxmi le ke ja rahe ho, sambhal ke jao aur kuch problem hua ya koi madad chahiye rahegi to bezijag mujhe call karna mai apne gadi ke liye kab bhi kahi bhi aa jaunga ]


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After reading this story and looking at the couples picture, I would have restored and the truck to brand new shape and gifted it to them if I had the money. I feel this way because the moment I even think about my Swift Diesel being sold off, I imagine myself in tears for months. Some things are just irreplaceable.
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A Seddon Bus in Portuguese Goa, 1953

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seen 2 months back at a delhi garage
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Also another bus seen at the Coimbatore Car show
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A rusted Bedford at the Digboi Oil Museum Assam
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Pictures of old buses from an article in 'Prajavani' newspaper.


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^ A bus from the '50s


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^ Shivajinagar bus depot of 1950s


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^ BTC workshop


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^ Malleshwara 18th cross bus stand (1965)


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^ A double-decker bus that started service from 1968


(pic source: FB group ' Bangalore- photos from a bygone age '. Original pic credits to the 'Prajavani' newspaper and the respective owners.)

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A rusted Bedford at the Digboi Oil Museum Assam
Another image of what is probably the same truck

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnsr49...n/photostream/
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Spotted during my trip to Delhi last week. The three wheeler has a white number plate with black digits and is privately registered (ensures a HAPPY AND LONG LIFE ) and not a commercial one. In the latter case it would have been gone long back to the junkyards like many of its metallic colleagues.

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An old Ashok Leyland that's still doing duty.

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