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Old 26th June 2016, 11:07   #1021
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Old 27th June 2016, 11:15   #1022
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Gents,
I am still digging through these scans I have of the Dutchman's notebooks.
I found this interesting photo but it confuses me!
The right hand side bus has a normal CP commercial vehicle registration, the central bus has a "General Identification Mark" (trade plate or dealer plate) although it is in reversed colours but I cannot read what the left hand side bus has. I am sure it is a princely state plate (it is certainly white on red) but it does not look like Gwalior 28. Anyone have any thoughts on what it might be?
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Old 28th June 2016, 03:01   #1023
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TATA M-B, ca 1956
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Hirakud Dam site, during the survey phase. ca 1947-1948
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Dear Travancore - thanks for posting the picture of this bus, which brought back very good memories of the double decker Leyland Cheetah buses which were there with the BEST in the 1970s. From 1973 to 1977, I used to travel from my house in Dadar to my college in Vile Parle in these buses which were operated on the 4LTD route, which ran between Flora Fountain to Andheri. The fare was 40 paise, because it was the "limited" service, otherwise if I took bus number 1 to Mahim and then changed to bus number 201 which ran from Mahim to Borivali, then I could go for 25 paise. 4LTD and 201 still run. I distinctly remember the registration numbers of two of the buses, they were MRT1783 and MRT1787. I remember a BEST employee filling huge quantity of water in the radiator with a garden sprinkler container, and then closing the silver color radiator cap with a click. These buses growled when they ran, the power delivery was phenomenal. My favorite seat was the first row in the upper deck. These buses had the pneumo-cyclic gearbox (manual shifting, no clutch pedal).

In those days technology was not really advanced, but I guess things worked! .

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[b][u] These buses growled when they ran, the power delivery was phenomenal. My favorite seat was the first row in the upper deck. These buses had the pneumo-cyclic gearbox (manual shifting, no clutch pedal).

In those days technology was not really advanced, but I guess things worked! .

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This one seems to be a rather rare (for India) 1948-ish Guy Arab chassis. Looks like Madras had at least 8 of them.

The radiator cap sports an "Indian Head" mascot

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A Tata Benz Vintage/Classic Lorry getting carried away https://www.facebook.com/Mr.SasiOffi...7270262033006/
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Found on the roadside while driving near Nagpur

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Spotted this Dodge/Bedford like truck along the Bangalore-Mysore highway yesterday. Sadly, Mr. Sun played spoilsport and ruined the pic.



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PS: The truck is on the opposite lane, but you need really good sight and imagination to picture it.
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'Lambretta' auto rickshaws..



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Saw this old chap still working hard.

The hood had Ford on it, but the differential looked like it was replaced with a TATA and the engine sounded like one too.
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Saw this old chap still working hard.

The hood had Ford on it, but the differential looked like it was replaced with a TATA and the engine sounded like one too.
Interesting photo. There are "Ford"' "Perkins" and "TATA" badges all coexisting peacefully within a few inches of each other.

Love it when folks are honest
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