Author Topic: Australian-made motorcycles in the 1950s - help please  (Read 8098 times)

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Re: Australian-made motorcycles in the 1950s - help please
« Reply #90 on: December 02, 2023, 02:28:55 PM »
Transport by the railways was the standard up to the 1970s ........I recall as a wee lad going with the truck driver to the Newstead goods yard to pick up stuff from 'the rail'...also recall nearly getting mangled when the wagon we were unloading was hit by a loose shunt wagon and 44gallon drums of detergent concentrate were rolling around inside .......In those days ,to loose shunt a wagon was hit by a loco billiard ball style ,and the shunters had to run along side the wagon with long brake poles and apply the brakes when the wagon was on the track it was directed to......... the couplings were hook and chain ,so shunters had a dangerous job.

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Re: Australian-made motorcycles in the 1950s - help please
« Reply #91 on: December 02, 2023, 02:42:00 PM »
The was no interstate trucking before the mid 50s ,and the well known Hughes and Vale decision which broke the NSW road tax ..........even after the loss ,the NSW Govt wouldnt accept the decision ,and there were several further attempts to impose a road tax.