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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 28 May 2015 10:50 #113679

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More airport trucks & trolleys: 770104Tu Melbourne International Airport (Vic.). Cathay Pacific B707 VR-HGR being serviced. (Roderick Smith).
I count two Toyota Corolla wagons as service vehicles, with a VW Kombi between them. Closer, is a Bedford J with the airstair, and an unidentified scissors-lift truck with a catering-supply module.
The fuel truck may be a Bedford S; I can't guess the trolley tractors or the van lurking in the deep shade.

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 29 May 2015 06:21 #113680

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Hi Rodders,

The Fuel Truck is a Karrier [Bantam].

Loosley. :) ;)

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Re: More airport vehicles. 16 Jun 2015 12:19 #113681

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Thanks for the recent identifications. I am in an airport phase this year, posting to aviation groups, so a lot of airport vehicles appear as crops from the main view. These two were at Perth Airport, on Tues.4.1.77.

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Ford D?



Morris J? Bedford? The extended roof obliterates the original rooflines as a clue.




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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 16 Jun 2015 15:33 #113682

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The Commer is a Gamecock (8 stud wheels and slant 6 motor)

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 16 Jun 2015 18:01 #113683

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I think the extended roof van in Post 62 is a Commer, looking at the shaping in the turret.

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Re: More airport trucks 22 Jun 2015 14:16 #113684

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Thanks for the Commer thought: very plausible.


770104Tu Singapore Payar Lebar: Airport trucks serving a UTA DC10. (Roderick Smith). Left to right (edited to take in the prompt response):
* Ford D.
* Ford Transit.
* VW Kombi?

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 22 Jun 2015 15:06 #113685

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Roderick,

A Ford Transit van, & a D series Ford with the mobile Stairs mounted on It..
"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
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And those that mind....
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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 29 Jun 2015 21:32 #113686

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Dual posted from the 'Old trucks' thread. Most of my airport fuel trucks share a view with airport baggage tenders.

770109Su Bangalore airport (Karnataka, India). Indian Airlines HS748 VT-DXM with assorted trucks & trolleys. (Roderick Smith)
Left rear: Leyland Ashkok.
Van: Mercedes Benz.
Far right (the tanker), probably another Leyland Ashkok.

Closer view of the Indian Oil truck for refuelling aircraft. (Roderick Smith)
Likely to be an Ashkok Leyland (Tata less likely)

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around...in India 02 Jul 2015 13:06 #113687

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Here are two more from India, this time Bombay (taken before the renaming).
Both were Sun.9.1.77, probably Santa Cruz Airport (international and domestic; the older airport may have been only for general aviation).
The tractor may be by Tata. I can't guess the van: the bonnet looks like Renault or Fiat. India specialised in self-sufficient manufacturing, using designs under licence. In railways, Alco locos made in Varanasi. In aviation, Hawker Siddeley HS748s, made by Hindustan. In the taxi thread, there are photos of the ~1957 Morris, produced in vast quantities by Hindustan. There were also Fiats as smaller taxis, which hints at a possible Fiat linkup for this van. Earlier in the thread, we looked at Tata Mercedes, with production commencing in 1954.

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 08 Oct 2015 12:33 #113688

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No idea of the make of the baggage conveyor in the next photo, but it must be fast as it has alloy wheels and this was in Tibet of all places!



In China they still rely on people in yokes to move bags around. This is boarding a Cruise boat on the Yangzi in September 2015.



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