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Rodger Preston Transport 04 Jun 2014 22:09 #143341

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rodger preston came into the motel a couple of years ago, driving for a company relocating trucks... he'd sit up at the bar havi'n a couple and telli'n me about his ole trucki'n days doi'n the darwin run...

A while ago he came in going to his sons wedding down south,,, at the bar and plonked down a heap of photo albums,,,, i reckon they're pure gold

here he is in in his r model in the 70 s....more to come.....jk
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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 04 Jun 2014 23:06 #143342

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...great stuff knighty .. bring 'em on!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 04 Jun 2014 23:23 #143343

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Had a ride up to Darwin in 1976 with Steve Dunstan & Roger. If you see him again say gidday for me please JK.

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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 05 Jun 2014 20:01 #143344

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bit a history ole rodg..
started jacerooi'n narromine way then joined the police force...
ended up in the highway patrol crusin the dubbo area and about, when they had rambler "double ones" some of you ole boyz might remember them, i'd never heard of em..
after a good stint in the country he was transfered to the "big smoke" which he didn't like very much,,, too much corruption, so left the force and bought a BIG MACK and so the Rodger Preston Transport story begins..
spose being in the force for years ya get to know the RULES

so rodg got set up and started subby'in for sydney mt isa transport








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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 06 Jun 2014 08:30 #143345

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Jimbo51, I love that pic of the dirty big Mack roadtrain with the outline of the driver next to it. It's very artistic without even trying.
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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 06 Jun 2014 09:22 #143346

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Jimbo and Knighty, they are great pics, and interesting reading. thanks for posting them.. There's a different era there, eh.
Keep em coming!
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Richard

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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 06 Jun 2014 09:42 #143347

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Couple more from the same trip....now your turn again JK.





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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 06 Jun 2014 19:39 #143348

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hey jimbo memorable times "eh"... as ya can see rodger liked to put the "puddin" on... bit of a story to that too..

first piccy of him tak'in delivery of a special order of a quad ta handle the big loads


he was a cool look'n dude back in the day... reckon that woulda been big step back then....jk







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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 08 Jun 2014 22:07 #143349

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Those pics are magic guys, great history!!
Some play hard to get

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Re: Rodger Preston Transport 09 Jun 2014 07:43 #143350

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That quad Fruehauf would have been an oddity in the day!

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