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Old 14th November 2011, 21:53   #1966
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A street scene in Musoorie. Wish I could get one of these Chevy woodies now. There are newish Tata-Mercedes-Benz busses, and also the older version with the snout.

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Beautiful lineup of Mercedes buses
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A really nice old photo of Bombay Airport circa 1967. There is a Standard Van (possibly the 20) seen plus what look like some American trucks/vans used by the airport?

Also a Fiat Millecento and a Ford Consul on the right. 'wonder if they belonged to the airport staff? Considering their parking space is so close to the tarmac! Bombay Airport | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Nice picture, though in colour.

The picture would have been taken from the transit lounge at the old terminal building which was located where today Terminal 1B stands. It was a single building approximtely of the same size but housed both domestic and international arrivals and departures. Photography was not permitted at that time. Domestic traffic was on the left side, international on the right with arrival on the extreme right.
The planes are Air India Boeing 707, and a Britannia, not a Viscount or Caravelle. Caravelle was a French Jetliner, not a propeller plane. At that time Jet planes were extremely noisy.
In the far distance is a hanger which was/became Air Works India. One Caravelle of Indian Airlines which was sold to Pushpak Aviation and was kept at the side of the hanger where it fell apart when they were stopped from flying this plane. Pushpak flew to the Gulf, the Government allowed them to buy the old Caravelles, fly for some time and then withdrew the permission. Dirty tricks were played at that time too.
I have a whole set of Bharat Petroleum pictures on aviation fuel tankers taken at Santa Cruz Airport. Maybe I'll post some in future.

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Beautiful lineup of Mercedes buses
And then they became TATA busses with a T in place of the Star.
Here new truck chassis are leaving the Telco premises, and here I have a question about the windshield of those trucks with a bonnet. When they were built by Tata-Mercedes-Benz, they had a single piece windshield, later as Tata trucks it was 2 pieces. My understanding is that a single piece windshield was advanced, two piece more primitive, did Tata take a step backwards? Just wondering.

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And then they became TATA busses with a T in place of the Star.
Here new truck chassis are leaving the Telco premises, and here I have a question about the windshield of those trucks with a bonnet. When they were built by Tata-Mercedes-Benz, they had a single piece windshield, later as Tata trucks it was 2 pieces. My understanding is that a single piece windshield was advanced, two piece more primitive, did Tata take a step backwards? Just wondering.

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True harit a step backward in automobile evolution. The Hindustan 14 had a split windscreen while the Landmaster its successor got the single piece. Its common for most automobiles-Chevrolet Fleetmaster,Ford Deluxe and Custom, and scores of other makes evolved but for the TMB to Tata.
In case of the TMB-Tata evolution, perhaps the intention was to widen the driver's cabin.As one can observe the driver's cabin was wider from the 1210 onwards, as compared to the older ones built under licence from Mercedes Benz.. Perhaps they wanted at least three/four to get accommodated in the bench seat.
The suspensions were also tweaked up and the ground clearance increased in the 1210 series. Even the Forward Control truck/ bus models had higher ground clearances to suit our conditions.

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And then they became TATA busses with a T in place of the Star.
Here new truck chassis are leaving the Telco premises, and here I have a question about the windshield of those trucks with a bonnet. When they were built by Tata-Mercedes-Benz, they had a single piece windshield, later as Tata trucks it was 2 pieces. My understanding is that a single piece windshield was advanced, two piece more primitive, did Tata take a step backwards? Just wondering.

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Harit ji, Tussi great ho, Now pls be clear and tell me how many more thousand rare and old photos you still have with you sir ji. Pls keep posting them and let all of us enjoy .Rubb Rakhaa.........
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I would guess TATA adopted the twin flat windscreen option to keep the cost of their trucks down as a one piece curved windscreen would cost more to make and to replace down the road in a truck's life.

I think it was a sound decision by them.
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Two pictures of a scooter. Which model could this be?
See the badge on the front right side.

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Its an early Lambretta....one of my dads friends used to have one just like th for a long time.
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Recently I got a number of Army related photos. This is interesting, one could drive into Burma. Hopefully the situation improves and we can also do so.
This picture is taken at point Tamu which still exists, bordering India at Moreh in Manipur. Seems to be 1960's or 1970's looking at the military Jeep.

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Two pictures of a scooter. Which model could this be?
See the badge on the front right side.
Surprised to find you asking, harit!

Its a 1956-57 Lambretta LD. I had one too until recently, though mine was a slightly later model, with the horn mounted on the handlebar.

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one of my dads friends used to have one just like th for a long time.
Wow, nice to know that. Do you recall details like the colour, number ('guess it would have been an early APY series?)
It might still exist!
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Surprised to find you asking, harit!

Its a 1956-57 Lambretta LD. I had one too until recently, though mine was a slightly later model, with the horn mounted on the handlebar.


Wow, nice to know that. Do you recall details like the colour, number ('guess it would have been an early APY series?)
It might still exist!
Dont recollect the number fully but it was APY ...the middle portion was a sort of grey and the res was white
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Dont recollect the number fully but it was APY ...the middle portion was a sort of grey and the res was white
Not this one by any chance?

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I dont think so ...it was a bit more simpler looking that that and not in that orange color
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I dont think so ...it was a bit more simpler looking that that and not in that orange color
Yes, the orange colour is of course a recent paintjob! LDs certainly didnt come in it originally, not o'er here atleast.

Even some of the fittings are add-ons (but original to LDs)
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Harit ji, Tussi great ho, Now pls be clear and tell me how many more thousand rare and old photos you still have with you sir ji. Pls keep posting them and let all of us enjoy .Rubb Rakhaa.........
Sirji, haritji has many "sandooks" perhaps with such photos.
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I would guess TATA adopted the twin flat windscreen option to keep the cost of their trucks down as a one piece curved windscreen would cost more to make and to replace down the road in a truck's life.

I think it was a sound decision by them.
wasif that was a later design from Mercedes Benz, which Tata brought to India.
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True harit a step backward in automobile evolution. The Hindustan 14 had a split windscreen while the Landmaster its successor got the single piece. Its common for most automobiles-Chevrolet Fleetmaster,Ford Deluxe and Custom, and scores of other makes evolved but for the TMB to Tata.
In case of the TMB-Tata evolution, perhaps the intention was to widen the driver's cabin.As one can observe the driver's cabin was wider from the 1210 onwards, as compared to the older ones built under licence from Mercedes Benz.. Perhaps they wanted at least three/four to get accommodated in the bench seat.
The suspensions were also tweaked up and the ground clearance increased in the 1210 series. Even the Forward Control truck/ bus models had higher ground clearances to suit our conditions.
The driver's cabin was broader and the ground clearance was more than the model it replaced.
I am uploading some pictures on this thread of TMB, Mercedes Benz and Tata trucks so that the evolution is visible.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tc-thread.html (The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread)

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