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Old 2nd February 2012, 12:07   #466
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The old times of KSRTC
Nostalgic. It would be fine to document the evolution of KSRTC all through the years. R420 could be an early 1970 model.
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Nostalgic. It would be fine to document the evolution of KSRTC all through the years. R420 could be an early 1970 model.
Yes ,this could be from the early 1970's because till then majority of the KSRTC buses were the original BENZ and leyland ones.
The last of the lot got auctioned in early 80's ,one of them (KRA-35) with full originality served as a school bus till 2010 ,but unfortunately got scrapped
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Is that @ Trivandrum ? Am not so pretty sure about the current location of this VW
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Yes ,this could be from the early 1970's because till then majority of the KSRTC buses were the original BENZ and leyland ones.
Yes. Does any one remember two decked (not a double decker) bus which was with KSRTC. It was called a one and a half decker by local people. I searched in vain to locate any photo of this typical decker.
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Thrissur KSRTC bus stand in late fiftiees. Those triangular roof above the current garage is still there !
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Bus being ferried to Vypin Island via cherai. Vypin Island always remained cut off from the rest of Kerala due to its location. The first bridge, Cherai bridge came up only in 1972. Then in 2004, it was connected to Ernakulam by Gosree bridge.

The very first KSRTC bus was introduced sometime in the 1950's to Vypin. The bus operated Cherai-Aluva, via Parur. The bus would be loaded in a changadam and transported across the lake at Cherai. The arrangement was a huge relief to Vypinites. The service was soon extented to Vypin as Vypin-Aluva. The bus in the picture maybe that bus.
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Default A Bandh / hartal @ Trivandrum

A Bandh / hartal @ Trivandrum , Probably at Thampanoor
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Thrissur KSRTC bus stand in late fiftiees. Those triangular roof above the current garage is still there !
I see from right two Ford trucks, an Austin truck and then a row that appears to be International's.

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The blue VW van put here by sebastiaan is almost same as this one http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post1943075 (BAYWINDOW Lands in Kollam)
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Old ERNAKULAM Jetty KSRTC bustand. That was an awsome place to Fan Boats and buses.
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Kerala had Pontiac's too

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Spotted this VW Beettle under restoration at ITR jn,Muvattupuzha.

I think, this is done at one of the workshops at that place.
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I dunno why, but that car sure looks familiar.

Btw, Kerala still has a few pontiacs.
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Btw, Kerala still has a few pontiacs.
Maybe running on "Berkinns" or "KirLosgar" engines now!!
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Maybe running on "Berkinns" or "KirLosgar" engines now!!

Not really, chetta! Original engines! The "Pergins" and "Kirlosgar" units were most popular in Dodges and Fords.
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