Page 15 of 15 FirstFirst ... 5131415
Results 141 to 144 of 144

Thread: Land Rovers during the Snowy Scheme

  1. #141
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Central West NSW
    Posts
    24,370
    Quote Originally Posted by russellrovers View Post
    hi my april 49 is orange ex pmg or telecom jim
    In 1949 Telecom did not exist, and all PMG vehicles were Red. But it could have been OTC, the other ancestor of Telstra. Orange would work for them.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  2. #142
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    australia
    Posts
    838

    Original vs repro

    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    In 1949 Telecom did not exist, and all PMG vehicles were Red. But it could have been OTC, the other ancestor of Telstra. Orange would work for them.
    when i cleaned the chassi that was the colour who is otc jim
    Russell Rovers
    Series I Parts Specialists
    russellrovers AT gmail.com
    Phone 0428732001

  3. #143
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Central West NSW
    Posts
    24,370
    Overseas Telecommunications Commission managed Australia's overseas telecommunications. It was merged with Telecom Australia to form Telstra. Telecom was the telephone arm of the Postmaster General's Department.

    All part of the privatisation of telecommunications in Australia.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  4. #144
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane some of the time
    Posts
    9,404
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    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.
    I remember the SWB series 2 and 3 Land Rovers that the forestry guys had on Fraser island late 60's,and early 70's were all that beige colour.They were all soft tops.We actually have some pics of them somewhere but can't find them ATM.
    No winches or anything,just bog standard.
    In those days they used to service them themselves on the island.PArts were flown in by plane,on occasions the plane would circle very low and drop parts instead of landing.
    The shorties were pretty good in the sand,they out did the LWB models,company vehicles that my father had at the time,all day.

    We used to,as kids,get sick of digging,winching,and more digging,getting the LWB vehicles out of the soft sand.
    For those that know the place,even up around Middle Rocks was a winching exercise.
    How things have changed.
    paul

    D4 MY12 white,2.7(with a few more killer wasps) rear air,e diff,xenons,arb bar,7 seat ,18" bfg KO2

    2009 Defender 110 (son's)ARB
    bar,snorkle,rocksliders,rack,KM3's,BAS chip

    '56 S1,been in the family since...'56

Page 15 of 15 FirstFirst ... 5131415

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!