Sunday, January 20, 2013

Truck and Bus Transportation magazine 1970

Here are the covers from Truck and Bus Transportation magazine from 1970.  The magazines aren't really mine, I have borrowed them from a friend, but I feel that as I am a Librarian and look after them much better than what he does, then really they are better off with me. I don't have July and December issue and the September copy I have does not have  a cover.

January 1970. There's an article on tri-axle bogies, one of the many technical ideas propounded to the industry each year and another article entitled Making the most of the high-torque-rise concept.

 February 1970. The cover features car body shells being transhipped from rail to road at Sydney's Cook River rail-freight terminal. The truck are part of the H. & D. McRae fleet, an there is a six page article about H.& D. McRae as well.

March 1970. This edition has an article about whats available in gearboxes, transmissions etc in each make. There is also an article about M.A.N's tilt cabs, where the new range reflects French influence on driver comfort and appointments, according to the headline.

April 1970. The theme is computers. There is also an article on E.J. Burton transport, based in Sydney and providing a daily service to North Queensland.

May 1970. the cover shows I.P.E.C fitting Clark aluminium vans to their M.A.N. prime movers. There is also an article on how Whites and Diamond REOs are built at the new Brisbane plant.

June 1970. That's a CF model Bedford on the front, with a road test inside.

August 1970. The cover features an Albion Cameronian tipper and a KHL series Bedford.  There is also an article about Ready Mixed Concrete and their 38 aluminium tippers.

  October 1970. That's a Sydney double decker on the front - a Leyland Alantean. 

November 1970. Big feature on the 1970 British Motor Show.