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Thread: Land Rovers during the Snowy Scheme

  1. #131
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    Thanks John, though I'm not convinced all Land Rovers used on the snowy were short wheelbase. I've certainly seen photos and videos that show long wheelbase series 1s on the project, though in what capacity they were used is unclear.

    Whilst the circular logos on the doors hold one level of interest, the more photos I see of various vehicles on the scheme used by contractors I think the yellow that the vehicle was over-painted has some significance. It does seem to be the same shade of yellow used on contractors vehicles and I wonder that whilst the Electricity Commission may have been the first owners it may have had a subsequent use by others.

    My curiosity continues, if anyone has access to documents that might hold the key.

    Steve

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    NAA Photos

    Not sure if these photos have been shared before in this thread as I can't see all of them (photobucket not responding) but I've been running through the photographs in the NAA records and turned up theses photos. I can't help wondering if any of the LWB series 1s in these photos might be mine in its previous life.

    Snowy Land Rover 1.jpgSnowy Land Rover 1a.jpgSnowy Land Rover 2.jpgSnowy Land Rover 3a.jpgSnowy Land Rover 3.jpgSnowy Land Rover 4.jpg

  3. #133
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    Jeep or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    Still looks like a Jeep to me!

    John
    Hi Gents.

    I know this reply is a bit on the late side but here's my two Bobs worth -

    The vehicle a the bottom of the slope is definitely a Jeep.

    The significance of the Photo is not the Jeep or the Landy, It's Sir William Hudson standing on the left of the bogged Landy!

    The photo was taken in 1949 & this is a track coming up from Tumut Pond.

    The photo was one of many on display at Cabramurra in the Complex Hallway. Still is I think.

    Hope this clears things up a bit!


    Phil

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    I wonder if the yellow was Forestry Commission or some other government department which operated in the region at the time.
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    Most, if not all, Commonwealth Departments painted their Landrovers yellow, or earlier, orange (at least I think I have those colours the right way round).
    John

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    Many govt. depts and councils to this day paint 4WD's and plant in a visibility yellow or orange. Forestry in Qld painted their s in a sort of beige which I was told was a colour that did not appear naturally in a forest so made the vehicles/plant stand out. I can't remember the name of the colour.
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    OT I know but those Antar trucks, of which the SMA had three bring back memories. On uphill runs only, they used them in tandem (as in the pictures). In undulating country they had one at the front and one at the back.Those square things on the trucks are lumps of concrete to provide traction. The load in the pictures appears to be transformers.
    .W.

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