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British Heavy Haulage. 11 Nov 2021 09:00 #227966

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Having seen mentions of Sunters and Pickfords in recent posts reminds me that I would have loved to have been in Britain last century and seen the convoys they and the curiously named (to me anyway) Siddle C. Cook, and to a lesser degree Rotinof, used to move over dimension and over weight loads. Maybe Grandad and others can put up some pictures and information?
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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British Heavy Haulage. 11 Nov 2021 20:18 #227981

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The books on Wynns makes for a good read. They started out with steam leading to a pinnacle using Scammell Contractors rated at 240 tons.
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British Heavy Haulage. 11 Nov 2021 21:33 #227987

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There used to be a show on tv about a heavy haulage company in the UK Eddie ???? and one of the owners also raced in the World Rally Championships. It wasn't badly done.
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British Heavy Haulage. 11 Nov 2021 23:23 #227991

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Kings was the HH show, Cobba.

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British Heavy Haulage. 12 Nov 2021 07:12 #227995

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Probably thinking of Eddie Stobart which had the contracts to move most rock bands. All their trucks had names, proper paint jobs and trainspotter type followers
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British Heavy Haulage. 12 Nov 2021 07:25 #227998

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4 u're viewin pleasure











Dun thank me
Thank the pixture takererer
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cya
OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH
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British Heavy Haulage. 12 Nov 2021 16:29 #228016

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Thank you mammoth, I remembered his name sometime in the middle of the night.
V8 I remember Heavy Haulage Australia if that is what you mean by HH, he was a fair dinkum wanker full of self importance.
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British Heavy Haulage. 12 Nov 2021 17:02 #228017

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Thank you mammoth, I remembered his name sometime in the middle of the night.
V8 I remember Heavy Haulage Australia if that is what you mean by HH, he was a fair dinkum wanker full of self importance.

Heeding my Mum's advice from years ago, Cobba, I'll not comment on Mr Kelly or HHA.
The Pommie heavy haulage, reality show was about a company called Kings, red and white jiggers. Not a bad show, if you could ignore the usual reality guff, that makes major dramas out of mundane hicoughs.
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British Heavy Haulage. 12 Nov 2021 17:05 #228018

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4 u're viewin pleasure











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Bit hard to tell from the black and white photos, Swishy, but all those trucks seem to be battleship grey. ;)
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British Heavy Haulage. 12 Nov 2021 19:29 #228021

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Great pictures of the Scammels, but what a brick laying job!
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