British Transport Films… a window on a bygone age

StarCruiser Nov 18, 2017

  1. Paddler Ed

    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member I am in australia

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    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member I am in australia

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    PS Should be some Land Cruiser spotting to be done - it is going from Adelaide to Darwin afterall....
     
  3. flint

    flint Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Nice one Flint. Love the urgency about the commentary. :)
     
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    flint Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    Surprising what could be done with 2wd, a heavy right foot.......and lots of pushing !
     
  6. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    And that was just the Land Rovers…
     
  7. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    The dawning of the computer age…
     
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  8. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Great films.

    But that’s a laff, our railways beating the world... i’ve just seen this... and its 8 years old...

     
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  9. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    I had that exact thought Clive. I then found it sad that we had lost our way and others have overtaken us.
     
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  10. flint

    flint Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    The connection between the interests of the Minister for Transport who appointed Dr Beeching might possibly offer a few clues.
     
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  11. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Indeed, would that be the dear fellow who had all that financial interest in building roads by any chance?
     
  12. flint

    flint Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    Just a thought !
     
  13. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    You could be on to something :think:
     
  14. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Shhhh, it’s a secret... :eusa-shhh: :doh:
     
  15. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Would his initials be EM?
     
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  16. flint

    flint Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    Just been going through some old photos left by a late relative. This 4x4 + bus was taken in Iraq, probably in the 40s, not sure of the make. Could be a Kenworth ? Iraqi bus.jpg
     
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  17. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Or a Peterbilt...

    I’ve just spent a happy hour browsing the interweb for old semi truck pics, it was terrible, but it had to be done, Flint.

    None the wiser, but heaps happier :lol:

    What a great photo BTW :thumbup:
     
  18. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Interesting photo. Interesting vehicle. They weren't too worried about not having tread on the rear tyres were they.
     
  19. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    1923 Marmon-Herrington ??
    87E24941-83D4-4135-8049-B694BDC4ECFA.jpeg
     
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  20. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    That's very close Clive but not the same. However it almost looks like that is from the same era, even the same photographer perhaps. Good find.

    That one looks very much like the old Scammells from the front.
     
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