The History Photo for the week

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:18
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:36

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:36
Keep it coming Doug! Good stuff!!, Just imagine the pace back then?....lol


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:46

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:46
I'll treat this like friday funnies. NEXT WEEK
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:00

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:00
Good idea!, Ummm,! Rick kelly?.... DJR, Will davidson, Thanks Doug.....lol.


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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:56
Great Photo Doug - good to see a bit of history.

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Follow Up By: curious - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 15:18

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 15:18
The front truck looks like a Commer knocker (the 3 cylinder horizontally opposed engine), single axle trailer. Probably 1960s. I started driving trucks in 1970 but there was a lot of 60s and even 50s trucks around then.
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Follow Up By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 18:04

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 18:04
Thanks Curious,
I thought it was a Commer but didn't know it was 3 cylinder.
Irt must be a fairly big 3 cyl though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 02:45

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 02:45
Some good info on the Rootes 2-stroke (Commer "knocker") diesel engines can be found here

enjoy ;-))



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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:59

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:59
Hi Doug & Dusty, I would have thought 1920s but after 1924

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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:36

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:36


Here's another one from The Isa.

This time it's the underground hospital they set up in case of air raids in 1942...
Monday I have Friday on my mind...
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Follow Up By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:50

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:50
you know we went there and my missus wast rying the old bedpan and that stuck up bitch in the back there wouldnt talk to me i tried and tried to have a chat with her but not a word lololol

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Reply By: Louie the fly - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:47

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:47
The tourer coming towards the camera looks like a 28 - 31 A Ford and the covered pickup, maybe a 24 - 27 Dodge. The C cabs are T Ford era of pre 28 (but not necessarily T Fords). The shop front also says established 1924.

So maybe around 1929'ish.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 08:16

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 08:16
does that pickup have a "cross" on its dorr suggesting its a ambulance/first aid truck or similar
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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 09:47

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 09:47
It is an Ambulance, It's got Q. A .T .B. down the side of the covered rear part.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:01

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:01
i could see that too but couldnt undesratnd what it meant

i did think of this tho.....Qld Ancient Taxi Business...but i didnt think that was right

whats the TB stand for anyway
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:05

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:05
Qld. Ambulance Transport Brigade
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:14

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:14
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 08:56

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 08:56
G'day Doug

Pic taken 38 years ago

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:04

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:04
crikey....they had colour film back then eh?
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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 15:13

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 15:13
No Nudie, They have been able to colour tint photographs for years. Willem hasn't heard of colour photography yet as he still has his Brownie Box Camera from 1956
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:01

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:01
Gday
All dirt roads and not a 4x4 in sight.
Murray
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Reply By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:05

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:05
This member with our ute somewhere between Mt. Isa and Mary Kathleen in 1957.....note the handbrake:-)))
This ute took us from Mt. Doreen Stn. on the Tanami Tk. to Cairns and back for Holidays.
Mum and Dad in the front, me and sister and dog and a ton of camping gear in the back....
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:09

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:09
You're right Murray, mostly dirt roads (read tracks), and bugger all 4 X 4's. Mind you the station had a Unimog and 2 old open ex army jeeps. No comms of an kind.
Fred.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:44

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:44
No comms. of any kind in the vehicles that should be...
Fred.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 23:09

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 23:09
So Fred, you were about 10 at the time. Lovely photo and yes the handbrake was good!


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