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Old 23rd June 2014, 12:32   #3046
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Found this picture in our old family album, apart from the three ambassadors , which is the other car ? Most interesting is the van/bus/camper ?
Nice find! Thanks for sharing - looking forward to more. What structure is in the back?

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Remember having a 1/43 scale Commer van as a child - can't remember who it was made by (it was an Indian company)
I remember them well. My cousin had a beautiful one I played with as a kid, I very vaguely remember rubber tyres and shiny chrome hubcaps. They were very nicely detailed, and heavy.
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Bang on Travancore ! Could it have survived in India or went back from the possible trip ?
There is a second camper which looks similar to the Commer, right behind the black Ambassador
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Old 23rd June 2014, 15:48   #3048
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There is a second camper which looks similar to the Commer, right behind the black Ambassador
Well spotted, Didnot notice until you pointed out
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Nice find! Thanks for sharing - looking forward to more. What structure is in the back?
It is supposed to be a Hotel in Puri, maybe someone from Puri can shed Light !!
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It is supposed to be a Hotel in Puri, maybe someone from Puri can shed Light !!
While trying to look for this Hotel in Puri , I came across this website and couple of pictures.
http://www.brahmafamily.com/articles.aspx

Not sure if this picture has been seen before here
" Puri Accident" The website states " Car Accident in Puri in 1927 between the district collectors car's and our's ...."

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Experts what car's are these ?

Another picture from 1966 , the family with a taxi
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While trying to look for this Hotel in Puri , I came across this website and couple of pictures.
http://www.brahmafamily.com/articles.aspx

Not sure if this picture has been seen before here
" Puri Accident" The website states " Car Accident in Puri in 1927 between the district collectors car's and our's ...."

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Experts what car's are these?
Nice find. Never seen that series of plates as well. I'd say the car to the right is a Chevy, and one of the left is an Overland.
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H.M.S. Shannon at Calcutta - Mid 19th Century (between 1858 - 1861)
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Tram terminus at Esplanade Row East Calcutta 1944
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Old Courthouse Street at right with American Flag was the American Red Cross club for American servicemen Calcutta 1944
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 1930. A steam driven passenger train. Two brake men ride at the rear of the end carriage.
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Howrah station 1940. Till then Howrah Bridge was not built.
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And in continuation, here is footage of the Pope again during his 1964 visit, though still no sign of the Lincoln.
Here is the Lincoln video for you Karlosdeville:

Click on the URL above the photo below to watch



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Another Pope "India" picture from a few years later. Looks like Citroen Type H.


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Another Pope "India" picture from a few years later. Looks like Citroen Type H.


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Nice catch - there is one in Pune which came from a missionary in Aurangabad, completely original and preserved, down to the logo on the sides. Presently being restored. At least one more survives in Hyderabad, though I think with an engine change.

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Another Pope "India" picture from a few years later. Looks like Citroen Type H.


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Nice catch - there is one in Pune which came from a missionary in Aurangabad, completely original and preserved, down to the logo on the sides. Presently being restored. At least one more survives in Hyderabad, though I think with an engine change.
Hi Karl & Prem,

Going by the Caritas Badge on the Pune one, it may well have been one of those seen in the "Pope Pictues". Caritas were the Direct Charity agency run by the Vatican and is still active in India

Prem might recall there used to be grey coloured MB 6 Tonner Truck in Trivandrum, which I think is a 66 Model as well and may have come to India as part of this famine aid effort

Best Regards & Drive safe

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Nice catch - there is one in Pune which came from a missionary in Aurangabad, completely original and preserved, down to the logo on the sides. Presently being restored. At least one more survives in Hyderabad, though I think with an engine change.

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Hi Karl.

There were two of these Citroen vans in the Osmania University Auction and both wen to the same guy, wonder what happened to them

Also any idea what that black convertible on the right could be, the one with the APV plates ?

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Also any idea what that black convertible on the right could be, the one with the APV plates?
That's an Opel Olympia.
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Hi Karl & Prem,

Going by the Caritas Badge on the Pune one, it may well have been one of those seen in the "Pope Pictues". Caritas were the Direct Charity agency run by the Vatican and is still active in India

Prem might recall there used to be grey coloured MB 6 Tonner Truck in Trivandrum, which I think is a 66 Model as well and may have come to India as part of this famine aid effort

Best Regards & Drive safe

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I do remember Caritas - can't picture the truck after 40 foggy years.

Meanwhile, here is a FIAT truck - also part of the 1966 fleet. The sign on the far right truck may have said Caritas.

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That's an Opel Olympia.
I remember it now, was in Hyderabad with Doc, was a deep green then ? is it the same or black now ?

Who owns it now.
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