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N 8 B 2.4K C 0 E Jul 1, 2018 F Mar 16, 2019
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This digitally-coloured image is a reminder not only of the days when British-built fire engines were exported around the world, but also of the long-standing relationship between Dennis Brothers of Guildford and German ladder manufacturer Metz. The open-rear cab suggests that this is a bespoke design for an overseas customer, although there was no such thing as standard UK designs. I’m not sure of the chassis type, other than that it is a Dennis product, and any further information would be welcome. Thanks to Graham Newell for the original monochrome image (16-Mar-19).

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Tags:   digitally-coloured Dennis Metz turntable ladder Cairns Fire Brigade

N 12 B 3.1K C 0 E Jan 2, 2018 F Jan 2, 2018
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Australia was a key export market for British trucks prior to its domination by American manufacturers. Western Transport was established in the early 1930s with one truck carrying general freight from Brisbane to Toowoomba. It grew into Australia’s largest and most respected road transport company throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s. At its peak, the company serviced every mainland state with depots in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, with a fleet of over 500 units - the largest in Australia. In 1963, its parent company entered into a partnership with Mack Truck, forming Mack Trucks Australia and ending the company's association with British trucks. Road Trains were introduced in the 1960s, hauling general freight, oilfield and mining equipment, and pipelines. In 1972, Western Transport was sold to Bell Brothers from West Australia, closing an important chapter in the development of road transport in Australia. Thanks to Atki Pete and the Western Transport Museum website for background information; and to Graham Newell for the base image (02-Jan-18).

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Tags:   Foden S20 tractor unit Western Transport Aussie truck

N 6 B 1.5K C 0 E Jul 24, 2015 F Jun 27, 2020
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This is an opportunist image created from an unfinished project. Western Transport was one of Australia’s largest and most respected road transport company throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, operating over 500 units at its peak. In 1963, it entered into a partnership with Mack Trucks, forming Mack Trucks Australia and ending the company's association with British trucks. The company would have, almost certainly, operated Mack G75s, but possibly with red hubs and chassis details. Thanks to Martin Vonk for the base image (27-Jun-20).

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Tags:   Mack G75 tractor unit Western Transport

N 7 B 2.5K C 3 E Apr 9, 2005 F Jan 16, 2018
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For this image, I can do no better than quote from Alan Townsin and Brian Gouldings' book 80 Years of AEC: "The Australian branches of several British automobile concerns, both car and commercial, always tended to be a law unto themselves. In 1964, a couple of years after the merger of AEC into the Leyland Group, and before any significant sign of rationalisation of the truck range of the combined group became evident in Britain, AEC Australia introduced what was called the Mustang, model LGM4RA, marrying what amounted to a Mercury range chassis with AV470 engine and the LAD cab familiar on the Leyland Comet and heavy-duty goods ranges, many Albion and Dodge models but not elsewhere on an AEC. A six-speed gearbox and two-speed differential gave the speed range needed for Australian conditions. In Britain, the Mustang name had been applied to a twin-steer derivative of the Mercury range". I have no evidence to suggest that Mayne Nickless operated the type - information about this notable Australian haulier would be welcome (16-Jan-18).

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Tags:   AEC Mustang LAD flatbed truck Mayne Nickless Aussie truck

N 4 B 3.2K C 7 E Jul 24, 2015 F Jun 26, 2020
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I have featured this noteable Australian haulier previously but am no more knowledgeable about the company’s history. What I do know is that it did operated Mack G75s as well as Fodens and other British types. This isn’t a precise representation of any specific example but it incorporates graphics reproduced by reference to images found on the internet. Thanks to Martin Vonk for the base image (26-Jun-20).

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Tags:   Mack G75 tractor unit Mayne Nickless


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