Friday, February 18, 2011

Various old trucks

Here are some pictures of trucks - most were taken when we were on holidays - by my father, Frank Rouse. We could only go away in the May or September School holidays (back in the days when Victoria had three school terms) as we grew potatoes and the summer holidays was a 'busy time'. They were taken as slides, but I have scanned them, so the date is the slide development date.

September 1963. It's a Euclid, we don't know where it was taken. It has PHT on the door.

June 1965. These were possibly taken in Whyalla. Above is a Thames and below is an International, John thinks maybe a 160, 170 or 180.

February 1967. This is a Yelllow Express B model Mack. We don't know where this was taken but I think it could be the Princes Highway through Pakenham and the truck and load was heading for Yallourn or somewhere down that way.

September 1969. This is an AEC Mandator or Monarch taken at Kangaroo Valley in New South Wales. This is Hampden Bridge and was constructed between 1895 and 1898 and spans the Kangaroo River, the sandstone towers are of Gothic style and the bridge is of State Heritage significance. It is the only surviving timber decked vehicular suspension bridge constructed in the nineteenth century left in New South Wales. The bridge was officially opened May 19 1898 and named after Lord Hampden, Governor of New South Wales 1895 to 1899.

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