Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tipping saw dust at Bacchus Marsh

These photographs were taken October 1, 1999 at the Maddingley Coal Mine at Bacchus Marsh, owned by Calleja transport. John used to cart saw dust from the timber mills around Daylesford (most of them are closed now) to the mine and it was used in a soil making business. Now days, for Health and Safety reasons, you are not allowed to walk on top of your load. In fact, where John works now, you can't wear shorts or short sleeves either. I love these photos - it looks like you are in the middle of the outback, not just 60 kms from Melbourne.  That's our Volvo and Calleja's tipper.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vintage Trucks and Commercials magazine

How great is this?? The Volvo on the cover and five more pages inside. The article was written by Doug Hamilton, who also took the pictures and came up with the very punny title "How Swede it is". Here's the link to the Vintage Trucks website, so you can subscribe  It's a great magazine.