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Modern truck 25 May 2013 15:24 #117031

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It isn't a delivery van, and I don't know what it is. Hence, I can't put it in an existing thread; have a new thread.

120927Th Pymble NSW truck J Bounds

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Re: Modern truck 25 May 2013 16:28 #117032

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Rod,
I reckon It's a; KW T601... (is that right melon?)

However,The best Blokes to answer this are Currently in a Plane between Sydney & Yakima, U.S.A. ::) ::)
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Re: Modern truck 25 May 2013 17:10 #117033

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SEED you are correct , that all she is , a T601

round headlights ,
2 inches higher in the front screens compared to a T600
no stainless steel in the grill
grab handle above the doors ,
no fiberglass steps under the doors :)

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Re: Modern truck 30 May 2013 19:50 #117034

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This is part of a then & now.
45 years ago, I chased the delivery of Australian Standard Garratt 33 (with numberplate 3) from Fyansford to the Australian Railway Historical Society museum at North Williamstown.
That formed a lengthy thread in a history thread in Sept.12.
< www.hcvc.com.au/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1349009327/0> ;
Since 1968, Bellarine Railway (Queenscliff) has become a major tourist attraction, with 1067 mm gauge equipment from Fyansford and from other states.
ARHS agreed to the repatriation of the Garratt, to be restored to working order.
Today, some of the work happened, but went overtime: the transfer continues on Friday. The prime movers are different, and the solo crane is gigantic.

130530Th North Williamstown ARHS museum crane R Smith

130530Th North Williamstown Stuchbery Bros Western Star, shifting the spare Garratt boiler as the first move of four. R Smith

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Re: Modern truck 02 Jun 2013 11:11 #117035

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Here is day 2 of the shift of the Australian Standard Garratt, first the boiler unit, then the rear engine unit plus coal bunker; I didn't stay for the front engine unit.
The design was covered in my earlier thread, on the 1968 move:
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130531F Champion Rd North Williamstown Stuchbery Western Star G33 R Smith

130531F Champion Rd North Williamstown Scania G33 R Smith.jpg
I didn't note the operator of this one, but I would guess a Geelong one.

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Re: Modern truck 05 Jun 2013 20:51 #117036

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While we are on trains did this for a couple of years in the early ninties.





I Took 260 of these red rattlers out of the west side of Redfern under the cover of darkness, the hired help wandered out with about another 80





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Re: Reppers Transport, Stawell (Vic.) 01 Jul 2013 12:06 #117037

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An ad in Sat.29.6.13 Melbourne Herald Sun.

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Re: Modern truck 05 Jul 2013 11:25 #117038

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Here is a 2008 advertisement, also showing large/hairy trucks. As with the previous ad, I don't know the types, and probably don't need to. However, there are many people here who might enjoy identifying them as a test of knowledge.

080826Tu Progress Leader (a free suburban newspaper, circulating in the leafy green plush eastern suburbs of Melbourne).

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Re: Modern truck 09 Jul 2013 14:00 #117039

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I was trailing my boat to SA, and noticed a semi tailing me in the distance for several km. I found a spot at the Pinnaroo fruit-fly check to pull over, and found that it was two trucks, each conveying a Melbourne tram. The camera was not at the ready. They were very little faster than I was, and I could just keep pace to get a grab shot of the second turning right onto the town bypass, ie heading to Loxton. I found out later that they were heading to Whiteman Park (Perth) for the operating tram museum there, and arrived on Monday.
I don't know the prime mover or trailer owner or operator. Most tram transfers stage at J & A Arthur, Footscray Rd, West Melbourne.

130614F Pinnaroo SA: Tram SW6.891 east to north. R Smith

Related are these recent ones from a photographers posting to TramsDownUnder.

Ballarat Tramway Museum's work truck taking a bogie to an engineering firm for overhaul:
tdu.to/37416.att?sid=-1

Delivering a Z3 tram from Dandenong, 1970s.
tdu.to/37356.att?sid=-1

Delivering the first of Melbourne's new E-class trams from Dandenong:
tdu.to/37290.att?sid=-1
tdu.to/37289.att?sid=-1
I have tinkered with the tones on the one which shows the prime mover, and posted it back to TDU.
tdu.to/a37470/130628F-Preston-E-unloading-LiamDavies-1.jpg

Edit at 17.42: The road transport for the E-class tram was provided by Membreys, of Dandenong. See
tdu.to/198291.msg

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Scania in 2013 (Vic., from Jeff) 18 Jul 2013 10:46 #117040

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130308F Domain Rd at St Kilda Rd (Melbourne Vic.): Scania truck at work during the excavation for a major rearrangment of tram tracks. (Jeff Bounds). What is the model?

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