Well Swishy, since I'm in Victoria I can't raid my own fridge for a reward for the NZ quiz. I did the next best thing and made my way to Interland and found the fridge at Choc's place even though he was away in Kiwiland looking for me. I pinched a bottle of Carlton's, hope he doesn't mind. He had conveniently left the key in the Transtar so I got it going and took it for a drive around Teesdale, what a great truck it is to drive.
I've never driven a cabover truck with such a good gearchange, it is as good as the direct-into-the-box one on the Inter I normally drive. Well done Chocs, and thanks for leaving the key in it!
Swishy, Caterpillar Experience in Rotorua is still running and as good as good as ever.
I'll add for our worldwide audience, Victoria.
One which I could get with ease, and it has gone already.
That tower was way before mobile phones: it beamed tv transmissions to the Mt Dandenong towers, and was very controversial when built. RHS is a water-reticulation dam; there is another left and behind. As you can tell from the skyline, this is one of the highest hills in the inner suburbs. I drove westwards daily coming home from work. One afternoon, from Blackburn, it looked as if this hill was on fire: it wasn't, that was one of the major Coode Island fires.
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor