Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Last weekend was my last chance to take my bike out before the rego runs out and I put it on hold for the winter. I was going to go through the Turakina valley road, but on finding freshly graded, thick gravel, I decided to give this a miss and divert over Mt Curl and on to Hunterville.
|A quick stop at Turakina.|
|After changing my route , I went past the Marton Reservoirs which I assume supply Marton with its drinking water.|
|Mount Curl being a high point , appears to have all the radio and television masts for the Manawatu/Rangitikei area.|
|As I did last time I passed through Hunterville, I decided to eat at Crank's Cafe again, but this time I took my camera in.|
There is a lot of interesting motorcycle stuff.
|...and a Gnat. This one is Villiers powered, some of them had 4 stroke Hondas.|
|A collection of bicycles.|
|Just as I was about to leave, this fairly new Kenworth K200 passed through, heading north on SH 1.|
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
|Recently saw this old Commer parked in a field just outside of town. It has "Castlepoint Station" on the door. |
Although it is a different colour I suspect it is the remains of....
|....the Castlepoint Station Commer I snapped many years ago, loaded up with wool.|
|At an industrial site where I empty some wheelie bins on my Tuesday job, there was this very nice Harley parked in the staff bike shed.|
|This KW was at the tip, one day when I was unloading, collecting a load of goods for recycling.|
It's a K104 from 2005.
|2013 DAF XF105 with 5 axle trailer loads up at Webstar.|
|2010 Volvo FH bread truck in Palmerston North.|
|Big red 8 wheeler Mack , not even registered yet, at MTD in Palmerston North.|
|And the same again if you prefer blue.|
|Three used Macks for sale.|
The LH one is a 2011 Granite while the other two are both Tridents from 2010.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
I recently had contact from Megan Flynn, who wanted to use some of my photos. Megan is a daughter of the late Bill Hargreaves and as part of her site she has assembled a history of Transport Wairarapa and Hargreaves Transport and associated companies along with a gallery. I have included some of the photos here, but take a look at www.hargreavesyards.co.nz
|This ERF I remember well as a freight delivery truck around Masterton..|
|Also, before I owned a camera, this eight wheeler AEC arrived on the local scene. It was an impressive and extremely handsome truck at the time. In fact , to me, it still looks good now.|
Sunday, June 1, 2014
|John Lockley's Kenworth with B-train attached.|
This size sleeper looks a bit large for this length chassis, the coupling appears to be over the rearmost axle.
Snapped at seaview.
|A line of brand new Midliners at MTD in Palmerston North.|
|Volvo F12 of Tony Fryer contracted to Shell.|
|Nupins T600 Kenworth parked in Cuba Street, Petone.|
|"Kiwi Thunder" on display in Stokes Valley.|
I assume only the body was provided by Nissan?
|Ford D750 horse truck, operating in Marlborough.|
|Daihatsu Delta with 5th wheel caravan outside the Colonial Cottage in Chapel Street, Masterton..|
|Wonderfully colourful Jeepney at Southward's Car Museum.|
|One of the famous Combined Haulage Kenworth Aerodynes at Solway Park Motor Inn, Masteron|
|This 1981 Mercedes Benz 2025 operated by contractor C.Bannister & Son in Masterton,|
was imported in 1986 having been previously registered in the UK.
|Mack Superliner and Foden operated by Herb Renall at his depot, at the time, in Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton.|
|Scania R470 of the TR Group loading out of Premier Bacon in Carterton.|