Friday, November 18, 2011

Princes Highway - Hallam and Berwick

If you ever drove the Princes Highway from Dandenong to Gippsland then here are a few photographs from the 1950s to bring back memories.

This is Stoopman Motors in Hallam, on the Dandenong side of the Hallam Hotel.

This is High Street in Berwick (as seen from Gloucester Avenue). Apparently that's Series 2 Land Rover. The photograph, below, is also of High Street - looking east. That's the Berwick Inn, the earliest parts of the building date from 1857.
The Princes Highway climbed up through the Berwick hill, eastbound, and John described it as 'bad going up, but terrifying coming down'. This 'exciting' stretch of road was by-passed when the Berwick by-pass opened December 14, 1983.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tarped loads

These photos all show tarped loads - a good tarp job is a work of art.

John's 1418 Benz, taken mid 1970s, near West Wyalong, when he was working for Vaughans.

Jim Forrest's Atkinson, early 1970s, Cunningham Highway, near Inglewood.

Fleetway's Leylands, taken late 1960s, at Wallace Road House.

The first truck John ever owned a 1964 K100 Kenworth. Photo taken at Beveridge.

This Loadstar was taken at Fleet Express' Depot in Adelaide, early 1970s. John had just finished loading it in 43 degree heat.

This was taken on the Olympic Way, near Wagga Wagga, when the Murrumbidgee River was in flood.

One of Camerons Kenworths, taken in the early 1970s at Tubbs Hill near Avenel.