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Mystery Trucks 25 May 2020 13:32 #210640

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Anybody have an idea when this was taken and what make of trucks.

Walsh Island dock Newcastle NSW

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Mystery Trucks 25 May 2020 16:13 #210647

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They look very similar to a Foden Steam wagon around 1900 to 1910. As to photo date NFI.
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Mystery Trucks 25 May 2020 20:51 #210655

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The wheels look quite distinctive but most makes (and there were heaps of them before wwl) went through a phase of strap spoke type wheels. I am looking at the high set flywheel, high chassis rails running to the smoke box and short load space. Can't rule out Foden but could equally be another, even American. Being a fleet in Newcastle I would wager they are coal tippers. Guessing around 1905. Need clearer pic to do better than that.

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Mystery Trucks 25 May 2020 20:55 #210657

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Thanks Steve, I will see if I can find more.

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Mystery Trucks 26 May 2020 00:39 #210664

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I have no idea at all, but steam wagons were still being used in the 1930s and the guy in the middle has a 1930 penny in his pocket and thinks it is only worth 1d :oops:

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Mystery Trucks 26 May 2020 08:16 #210667

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Have found that the first car owned in Newcastle was not until 1905 which is very late. Many cars from elsewhere had visited prior to this.

Still nothing on the steam trucks but Garrett is the closest I can get from photos but they are not exactly the same.

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