From: Feral on
Diesel Damo wrote:
> Wow you can't even SEE the tyres!
>
> (vintage railway inspection cars)
>
> <http://i28.tinypic.com/t8arsp.jpg>
> <http://i25.tinypic.com/slh9qf.jpg>
> <http://i32.tinypic.com/hu54lx.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/nccgwg.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/2cwlyis.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2v80pxw.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/e12d5k.jpg>
> <http://i25.tinypic.com/2v15e7l.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2qxrcrb.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/vdjqx5.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/2s1846x.jpg>
> <http://i32.tinypic.com/25ggsqp.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/xtvgg.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/14mrvy8.jpg>
> <http://i32.tinypic.com/148fcpe.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/33bzwnc.jpg>
> <http://i25.tinypic.com/2uix5e9.jpg>
> <http://i30.tinypic.com/p7t5t.jpg>
> <http://i28.tinypic.com/os5tlk.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2vwfyht.jpg>

And one from Sweden.

> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/HFJ-bussen_har_ankommit_till_Marielund.jpg



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From: Feral on
Diesel Damo wrote:
> Wow you can't even SEE the tyres!
>
> (vintage railway inspection cars)
>
> <http://i28.tinypic.com/t8arsp.jpg>
> <http://i25.tinypic.com/slh9qf.jpg>
> <http://i32.tinypic.com/hu54lx.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/nccgwg.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/2cwlyis.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2v80pxw.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/e12d5k.jpg>
> <http://i25.tinypic.com/2v15e7l.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2qxrcrb.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/vdjqx5.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/2s1846x.jpg>
> <http://i32.tinypic.com/25ggsqp.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/xtvgg.jpg>
> <http://i31.tinypic.com/14mrvy8.jpg>
> <http://i32.tinypic.com/148fcpe.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/33bzwnc.jpg>
> <http://i25.tinypic.com/2uix5e9.jpg>
> <http://i30.tinypic.com/p7t5t.jpg>
> <http://i28.tinypic.com/os5tlk.jpg>
> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2vwfyht.jpg>

Can find very little for Oz.

An old converted bus at bottom of page.

> http://users.tpg.com.au/newnes/r/psgr.htm



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From: John_H on
Feral wrote:
>Diesel Damo wrote:
>> Wow you can't even SEE the tyres!
>>
>> (vintage railway inspection cars)
>>
>> <http://i28.tinypic.com/t8arsp.jpg>
>> <http://i25.tinypic.com/slh9qf.jpg>
>> <http://i32.tinypic.com/hu54lx.jpg>
>> <http://i31.tinypic.com/nccgwg.jpg>
>> <http://i31.tinypic.com/2cwlyis.jpg>
>> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2v80pxw.jpg>
>> <http://i27.tinypic.com/e12d5k.jpg>
>> <http://i25.tinypic.com/2v15e7l.jpg>
>> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2qxrcrb.jpg>
>> <http://i31.tinypic.com/vdjqx5.jpg>
>> <http://i31.tinypic.com/2s1846x.jpg>
>> <http://i32.tinypic.com/25ggsqp.jpg>
>> <http://i27.tinypic.com/xtvgg.jpg>
>> <http://i31.tinypic.com/14mrvy8.jpg>
>> <http://i32.tinypic.com/148fcpe.jpg>
>> <http://i27.tinypic.com/33bzwnc.jpg>
>> <http://i25.tinypic.com/2uix5e9.jpg>
>> <http://i30.tinypic.com/p7t5t.jpg>
>> <http://i28.tinypic.com/os5tlk.jpg>
>> <http://i27.tinypic.com/2vwfyht.jpg>
>
>Can find very little for Oz.

AFAIK Queensland Rail still has Suzukis (Jimny) that can run on road
or track (the steel wheels lift up for road use). I can also recall
seeing (at a distance) a Landcruiser ute running on the rail tracks in
Q not long ago.

South Australian Railways had a black Wolseley, steel wheels only,
either pre-WW2 or immediate post war, that was used to pay their
country staff. Still in use in the late 1970's and possibly beyond.

Then there were the Barwell Bull railcars, common in SA well into the
1960's (and still running on the Pichi Richi Pass track, Flinders
Ranges, AFAIK). Loosely based on a circa late 1920's Brit bus
(might've been AEC). In the 1960's they still had primitive diesel
engines with crash gearbox and foot clutch... engine alongside the
driver.

>
>An old converted bus at bottom of page.
>
>> http://users.tpg.com.au/newnes/r/psgr.htm


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From: Dingo on
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 09:53:26 +1000, "George W Frost"
<georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote:

>I remember my first couple of jobs I had to wear a tie
>that stopped when I started working on a farm and a scarf replaced the tie
>because it was bloody freezing

Makes absolutely no sense - why would anyone wear a tie that was
absolutely freezing?
From: Kev on
John_H wrote:

>> Can find very little for Oz.
>
> AFAIK Queensland Rail still has Suzukis (Jimny) that can run on road
> or track (the steel wheels lift up for road use). I can also recall
> seeing (at a distance) a Landcruiser ute running on the rail tracks in
> Q not long ago.

Yep seen plenty of Landcruisers, they are also converted to dual rear
wheels(not the tandem axles)
Jimny is much better suited due to the wheel track

>
> South Australian Railways had a black Wolseley, steel wheels only,
> either pre-WW2 or immediate post war, that was used to pay their
> country staff. Still in use in the late 1970's and possibly beyond.
>
> Then there were the Barwell Bull railcars, common in SA well into the
> 1960's (and still running on the Pichi Richi Pass track, Flinders
> Ranges, AFAIK). Loosely based on a circa late 1920's Brit bus
> (might've been AEC). In the 1960's they still had primitive diesel
> engines with crash gearbox and foot clutch... engine alongside the
> driver.
>

Vicrail used Western Star block trucks as wagon tugs between rail yards
and light loco work
Video and Pics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1dclN9wJT4
http://railgallery.wongm.com/rtl/


Kev