The way we were

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Re: The way we were

Post #441 by essexpete » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:04 pm

Great photos Fred.

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Post #442 by modelman093 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:49 pm

Great pics as usual. Was that Whitlock what was known as the Dinkum Digger or was that something different? I remember seeing a newspaper photo of the army trying out a Dinkum Digger - would have been around 1955. Later we had a college visit to Whilock's factory at Great Yeldham where i think that they were making an early version of the articulated dump truck. That would have been early 60s.

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Post #443 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:20 pm

modelman093 wrote:Great pics as usual. Was that Whitlock what was known as the Dinkum Digger or was that something different? I remember seeing a newspaper photo of the army trying out a Dinkum Digger - would have been around 1955. Later we had a college visit to Whilock's factory at Great Yeldham where i think that they were making an early version of the articulated dump truck. That would have been early 60s.



Yes Angus,
The Dinkum Digger was made by Whitlock who eventually dropped the Dinkum name. A couple of pics.below and a few of the Whitlock ADTs you mentioned too.

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Re: The way we were

Post #444 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:04 pm

Great photos Fred :thumbup: I always thought what a long snout the Whitlock dump trucks had on them; do you know if they were any good or not?

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Post #445 by modelman093 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:01 pm

Just love the pic of the dump trucks operating in a high street "somewhere in England", no tape or barriers anywhere! A high street as was , complete with a Macfisheries fish shop!!


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Post #446 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 pm

modelman093 wrote:Just love the pic of the dump trucks operating in a high street "somewhere in England", no tape or barriers anywhere! A high street as was , complete with a Macfisheries fish shop!!



My thoughts too; so much better if only things were like that again.

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Post #447 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:16 pm

modelman093 wrote:Just love the pic of the dump trucks operating in a high street "somewhere in England", no tape or barriers anywhere! A high street as was , complete with a Macfisheries fish shop!!


Here's another pic from the same job. "From an age when common sense prevailed."

I worked for Eddison Plant for a short while circa 1970. Did a bit with the Case 1000 but never had anything to do with the Whitlock dumpers.
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Post #448 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:40 pm

Another super period photo :claphands: part of me wishes I could just 'step into it' because it brings back so many memories, not just how work on the high st was once done but seeing good old 'Woolworths' and a high st 'Currys' in the background makes me want to go back in time and have a good look around. :thumbup:

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Re: The way we were

Post #449 by essexpete » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:40 am

:think: Not a piece of tape or cone in sight. How did everyone manage? :think:


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Re: The way we were

Post #450 by gah1950 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:59 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:Hi Graham,
Good to see you posting here again and to see you at Barry's on the 10 RB a couple of weeks back.
A very interesting post. There were only two Marions that I knew of in South Wales. There was a 33M at Penderyn Quarries, that was a 3/4 yard machine with full air control, (pics below).
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The only other was a 111M on drag at Dowlais Top circa 1960. She was in McAlpine green livery and I remember Wynns low-loaders taking it up there. They had two Diamond Ts push and pull taking the main lump. I beleive it would have swung a 3.1/2 yard bucket and had two GM 671 engines.
You mentioned Ryans so here are a couple of their RBs working over at Derry.
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Hello Fred,
Nice to see Larry Ryans 38-RB in your photo, I done a few shifts on her up in Cambrian Colliery ,She had shovel tracks on her hence the short boom, I notice a Foden tipping to the Bomb navvie which i would safely say was one of Edgar Pyles. Did you ever see Ryans 61-RB that done a small opencast up at South Tunnell?..


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