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Old 19th October 2012, 13:11   #2491
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The erstwhile Hyderabad State had many firsts to its credit as far as development and planning were concerned. The state had its own rail,road and air services to cater to the needs of its population. Here are some pictures of the Nizam State Railway buses which ran under a department called RTD (Road Transport Department.

pic no1.Nizam State Railway Bus on a Rural Route
pic no2.Nizam State Railway Bus, most likely at a village Bus Stand
pic no3.Nizam State Railway Bus moving on Hussian Sagar Bund(Tank Bund
pic no4.Nizam State Railway Bus ON Hussian Sagar Bund
pic no5.Nizam State Railway Bus ,most likely at Secunderabad Railway Stn
pic no6.Parking scene of Fateh Maidan Stadium,Public Garden in back Ground
pic no7.Nizam State Railway Bus now on display with Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp
pic no8.Another Nizam State Railway Bus, now on display with Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corpimage028
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Here are some pictures of the Nizam State Railway buses which ran under a department called RTD (Road Transport Department.

pic no5.Nizam State Railway Bus ,most likely at Secunderabad Railway Stn

pic no7.Nizam State Railway Bus now on display with Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp
pic no8.Another Nizam State Railway Bus, now on display with Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corpimage028
I remember coming across the Tank Bund and Rly. Station pics. before- the station was mentioned as not Sec'bad but Nampally.

Also no. 7 & 8 seem to be of the same bus, I guess its in Vijaywada bus station now. I had seen it in a less cared for state a few years ago.

Here's a small ex-NSR-RTD bus, an Albion if I'm not mistaken, put up on display (albeit open to the elements, pollution etc.) at the APSRTC head office at RTC-X-roads.

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At our request Shri Sanjeev Kohli, son of famed maestro,the late Madan Mohan has posted a picture of his beloved dad with his MG.

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The link is here to Madanji's facebook page:

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In fact, Madanji also owned a Studebaker which we had earlier discussed.
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In fact, @KPS, I must thank you too, for prompting the kind words, something I've seldom heard, now in the 24 years that I've been married!
Really enjoyed this, happy to have contributed to this prompting

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Mohammed Rafi Sahab at the wheel of his LHD import. Could it be a Chevrolet Impala ?
This is the front side of the jacket of one of his LP records. The flip side of the jacket is also uploaded for Rafi Sahab's fans who may be inquisitive as to which songs appear in this LP record?

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Mohammed Rafi Sahab with some cars of his, right from his early days:

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Could this be an Morris 8 or a Austin 8 ? The rear window matches with that of the Morris 8 though !

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The artiste is going to Famous Studio for a song recording- which car could this be?

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This picture is also featured on one of his LP records

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This appears to be an Austin Somerset

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The Chevrolet Impala which features him on the LP record jacket posted earlier here

(from humara photos site)

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Mohammed Rafi Sahab with some cars of his, ........(from humara photos site)
Nice pictures.
1st is an Austin or Morris, doesn't really matter.
2nd looks like a Chevy 58, 59 or 60, going by the quarter glass windoe.
3rd is an Audi, probably a 100. Very few of these cars came to India, there was a yellow one and a red with black top.
4th picture I think I had also put up this picture somewhere before.

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A 1925 Lanchester 40 HP Tourer
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A 1925 Lanchester 40 HP Tourer
Thanks for sharing, I do not recognise the location - can you tell us some more history?
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A 1925 Lanchester 40 HP Tourer
Wow! Where is this from? A family car?

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Thanks for sharing, I do not recognise the location - can you tell us some more history?
My guess is that this must be from Rajasthan/North Gujrat, and some royal palace. All know who was so fond of Lanchesters over there, awesome car. Any more pics from there?

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Can be Gondal . The Similar lanchester now with Mallya collection ?

Agree with Harit its ether North Gujrat or Rajasthan. Rajkot ?

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Can anyone guess what the anchored stone (with semi circular top & hole drilled through) was used for?

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"anchored stone (with semi circular top & hole drilled through)"

- Securing Horses?
- Chaining the wheel of a car to ensure it is not gone in 60 seconds?


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Can anyone guess what the anchored stone (with semi circular top & hole drilled through) was used for?

Er...a massive car lock???

@CLIX: No fair. You beat my post by a minute!

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