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Re: Old Albury truckies 06 Apr 2015 15:05 #128762

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Peat,

That photo in reply #14 what looks to me like a D series Ford waiting for the punt, where was that taken? It seems familiar, just can't put a location on it.

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Re: Old Albury truckies 06 Apr 2015 16:10 #128763

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Id say its wymah ferry, murray arm of lake hume

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Re: Old Albury truckies 06 Apr 2015 19:12 #128764

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Great photos 'Peat', and a great part of Victoria. I have explored by train when they ran to Cudgewa, and by car when skiing at Thredbo and when chasing Murray engineering (weirs, punts and bridges), and even by boat: I have crossed the path of the Wymah punt.
I have posted links to HCVC (the punt and two railway-station views) to various Murray, ferry and railway groups, but haven't reposted the photos as such. Were the two station ones home base Tallangatta? Enclosed is a Smithclean of the second-worst photo of the set: more interesting than the worst. I cleaned the dust and removed the excess green. Unfortunately, scanners tend to exaggerate original texture to look like faults; I have removed some, but have left some of the black marks on the bales, and the flash of white behind the leading wheel. Am I approved to post the ferry & railway trio to the various specialist groups, credited to 'Peat' via HCVC?

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Re: Old Albury truckies 07 Apr 2015 16:03 #128765

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Great photos 'Peat', and a great part of Victoria. I have explored by train when they ran to Cudgewa, and by car when skiing at Thredbo and when chasing Murray engineering (weirs, punts and bridges), and even by boat: I have crossed the path of the Wymah punt.
I have posted links to HCVC (the punt and two railway-station views) to various Murray, ferry and railway groups, but haven't reposted the photos as such. Were the two station ones home base Tallangatta? Enclosed is a Smithclean of the second-worst photo of the set: more interesting than the worst. I cleaned the dust and removed the excess green. Unfortunately, scanners tend to exaggerate original texture to look like faults; I have removed some, but have left some of the black marks on the bales, and the flash of white behind the leading wheel. Am I approved to post the ferry & railway trio to the various specialist groups, credited to 'Peat' via HCVC?

Roderick B Smith
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No problems Roderick, please feel free to use the Photos. The first photo with the Commer tipper is at Huon and the second (stock truck next to train) looks like Tallangatta going by the hill in the background. Photos would have been taken between 1968 and 1975.

The truck at the Punt is the Whyma Ferry again taken before 1975.
The picture cleaned up look awesome....thank you. Please repost what you like.

Pete.

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Re: Old Albury truckies 07 Apr 2015 16:49 #128766

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Peat....Interesting photos around Tallangatta.
I grew up on the other side of the Hume weir(the Bethanga side).I had forgotten about R.G.Vile on the red Commer.Question....Do you know if Toby is still in the land of the living..
He used to cart hay for us sometimes....
We moved out of Bethanga in '64....When I went out on my own full time Trucking...Finally retired Xmas 2013

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Re: Old Albury truckies 14 May 2015 13:14 #128767

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This has been a really great selection, full of nostalgia for the 1950s-60s-70s era. Instead of just sending a 'thanks', I have done my usual trick, and tried removing a colour cast. For once, I haven't made much improvement, even with much more technique than with my earlier efforts. Here are two of Peat's photos of this truck, with magenta pulled out, plus further retoning and cleaning.

1968-75. (Peat).

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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Jun 2015 13:34 #128768

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Not sure if Toby is still around.....I know he did live out of Tallangatta near the Sand Creek Rail Bridge. My dad passed away in 2007 so I haven't had much to do with the goings on of Tallangatta...There is a FB page called History of Tallangatta & District....might be worth an ask on that....

Peat....Interesting photos around Tallangatta.
I grew up on the other side of the Hume weir(the Bethanga side).I had forgotten about R.G.Vile on the red Commer.Question....Do you know if Toby is still in the land of the living..
He used to cart hay for us sometimes....
We moved out of Bethanga in '64....When I went out on my own full time Trucking...Finally retired Xmas 2013

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Re: Old Albury truckies 29 Jun 2015 17:21 #128769

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This is the fourth of four which I cleaned and retoned for posting to railway and ferry groups, so have the benefit here to, as a thanks to PEAT for his generosity.

Huon (Vic.): Commer & superphosphate. 1968-75. (PEAT)

Roderick


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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Jul 2015 11:57 #128770

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Roderick....thank you for cleaning up the photos. Here's another couple you may be interested in....the first one is taken at Huon with a Toyota 6000 being loaded and the second one may have been taken at Pivot in Wodonga....late 60's early 70's.



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Re: Old Albury truckies 18 Jul 2015 23:38 #128771

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Last three in progress.
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