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Re: Modern truck 02 Nov 2013 12:59 #117071

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VicHung is probably right with 'Beaver' ... the number of letters after the first one look too many to be 'Hippo'.
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Re: Modern truck 02 Nov 2013 19:00 #117072

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The Leyland model names on the LAD cabs were written with the first letter in upper case and the rest of the name in lower case as Beaver, Hippo, Octupus etc, which is why I'm pretty sure that word must be Beaver.

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Re: Modern truck 02 Nov 2013 19:43 #117073

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There is the clincher: not just the length, but there were no descenders when I looked at the original, so clearly not Hippo.

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Re: Modern truck 08 Nov 2013 13:47 #117074

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I have to be careful to work systematically, or I will end up either duplicating one, or missing one.

130729M Footscray (Vic.) new RRL flyover. trucks. J Bounds

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Re: Modern truck 09 Nov 2013 08:53 #117075

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Isuzu F900 or F1000 ?

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Re: Modern truck 10 Nov 2013 12:52 #117076

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That Isuzu id sounds good. Here is a second photo taken at the same worksite, on the same day. Aha: the same truck, taken from a different vantage point, with a lens of different focal length.

130729M Footscray Isuzu. J Bounds.

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Re: Modern truck 16 Nov 2013 15:28 #117077

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More trucks in a working environment, and again cropped from a worksite photo by my contributor Jeff Bounds.

130831Sa. Keswick SA, worktrucks. J Bounds

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Re: Modern truck 21 Nov 2013 13:04 #117078

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They keep cropping up. More trucks in a working environment, and again cropped from a worksite photo by my contributor Jeff Bounds.
Just wait 25 years, and these will be the history photos for a new generation. All those wonderful b&w which appear as quiz photos were once ordinary working-day shots for somebody.

131005Sa Elizabeth St at La Trobe St (Melbourne). Welding a temporary tram crossover, truck alongside. J Bounds

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Re: Modern truck 23 Nov 2013 10:44 #117079

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Melbourne Herald Sun used to have a regular section in its Friday auto supplement showing a classic vehicle with its owner; mostly a car; sometimes a truck I can't recall how regularly it ran a modern-truck section, but they are infrequent now. I also don't know if the article appears in interstate titles from the same stable. Here is an article on the new Scania V8, published on Fri.15.11.

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Re: Modern truck 25 Nov 2013 21:37 #117080

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A load of stormwater pipes arrived on site from Queensland today, behind a near-new Western Star. By gawd she was a smart looking rig!!






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