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Old 10th July 2008, 16:24   #91
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Is that you Karl? I guess so, the similarity is showing.
How many other 7 year olds were chasing beat up old taxis at that age?

The bus looks in surprisingly sound condition. Am very glad to see it in active service. When you have the opportunity do get some interior, full side and rear view shots as well. Thank you!
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Wow, lucky you karl!

I think your right about the headlights on the '40s dodge- you can make out by the protrusion on the fenders, especially the right one itself, that it didnt have round ones originally.
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methinks this model would have had those ugly but bold square headlights
We have a similar Plymouth convertible with the square headlight here in Hyderabad
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We have a similar Plymouth convertible with the square headlight here in Hyderabad
There we go. Looks very well kept.
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all the bus pics posted are really awsome.. i really loved those MB buses back in the days.. are those both same models the one in goa and the other yellow one or are they different? and did BEST ever operate such buses?
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There we go. Looks very well kept.
Yes Sir and its in the same family since new if I remember correctly.

BTW Would you know if India ever received some Gurney Nutting buses? Those looked very stylish
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BTW Would you know if India ever received some Gurney Nutting buses? Those looked very stylish
Im sure a couple would've reached Indian shores, though Im not sure if they were employed in active public transport service.

Do you remember the bus from The Sound of Music? I havent seen it in years, but I recall it being one, or a very similarly styled one.
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Karlos would you know if any of the Albian double deckers survive anywhere? Would love to restore one just for picnics
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Incidentally, I saw an old Leyland bus (it had an ADX 60s regn. but I suspect its even older) just recently. Its owned by a local "blood bank" and is creamish white with a curvy red flash on either side.
'still is in good shape! I wanted to photo it this time but it was parked right outside a Congress party office and the place was a bit crowded with MLAs' cars etc. so my mech. felt it'd look suspicious if I took photos there!
Hopefully some other time......!
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Hi,
Nice thread on vintage commercial vehicles.
Here is my contribution - A Hindustan fire tender belonging to the Indian Navy now an exhibit at the Naval Aviation Museum at Dabolim,Goa.
Wonder whether this is the same one put up by Karlos as Bedford in Goa ? (Just checked it is !!!)

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Karlos would you know if any of the Albian double deckers survive anywhere? Would love to restore one just for picnics
Hi, DKG. I used to live in Hyderabad during the '60s. Did part of my schooling there at St Georges. I still remember Albion (single deckers) city buses. Even they used to be facinating. Any still around?
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Fantastic thread. Brought back a lot of memories. I wish I was able to contribute.
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I still remember Albion (single deckers) city buses. Even they used to be facinating. Any still around?
That's exactly what I am wondering. The size of the double deckers was perfect, not too big and yet a great people carrier. It would make a fantastic vehicle for weekend picnics And the older ones ran on kerosene too I am told.
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Hi,
Nice thread on vintage commercial vehicles.
Here is my contribution - A Hindustan fire tender belonging to the Indian Navy now an exhibit at the Naval Aviation Museum at Dabolim,Goa.
Wonder whether this is the same one put up by Karlos as Bedford in Goa ? (Just checked it is !!!)

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Seen in the background is the Lockheed Super Constellation ! (OT - but couldn't resist it !)

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This is definitely a Bedford.
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Royal enfields made 3 wheelers, not sure if they were manufactured by Enfield India but have heard of a few on Indian roads. Does any one know of any still on road. Any pictures you can post will be great
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