Remember when going scotch (if from the south), or going down to the smoke ( if from the north), was long distance,
when middle east work was readily available?.
When a 111 or F89 meant you were truly the king of the road
Recall those companies long gone, where every day was an adventure?
What ever happened to those drivers you spent hours with.. where did they go? and recollect on those characters in the industry sadly no longer with us.
This forum is for us all to indulge in a little nostalgia and remember with rose coloured glasses how much better it was in the olden days
Here are some more to add to the list of " possibly " long gone hauliers !!!
Dobsons of Edinburgh [Dark Green Atkis]
Silver Roadways [Poss. Tate & Lyle of Liverpool]
Edward Derbyshire of Liverpool
Stewart Cameron of Drymen
Motherwell Bridge of Motherwell
Bridges of Leyland [parcel carriers]
Cannings of Leyland [ran red & white AEC Mandators]
Smith & Robinson of Leeds [orange tankers mainly ERF,s & F88,s]
??????? of Sanquhar [can,t remember the name]
Russell of Bathgate [Blue & Grey Atki Borderes & Guy Big J,s]
Russell of ???? [ Purple F88,s & Atkis]
Gibbs of Fraserburgh
Browns of Grimsby
Humber Mc.Veigh [Green Guy Big J,s]
One other com. that I can,t remenber ran from Burscough nr. Ormskirk to Crieff on trunk up one night and back the next they ran Plain Red Seddon Atki 400 day cabs.
Davidson & Adamson [ Newcastle? ran dark blue Daf 2800,s]
Naylors of Leyland
K&G Transport of Bamber Bridge [owned by Peter Valentine & bought out Kirkdale Lewis Haulage of Liverpool about 1973]
Smiths of Eccles [Red ERF,s]
Harris of Northwich [Maroon & Cream ERF,s flats & tankers out of ICI ]
Beresfords of Stoke on Trent
Atkins of Derby [I think the first british haulier to use Tachos]
Dobsons - Gone
Silver Roadways - still with us
Edward Derbyshire - Gone
Stewart Cameron - Gone (and took Wm. Molyneux with them)
Bridges - Gone
Canning - Gone
Smith & Robinson - TDG
Russell of Bathgate - Gone
Gibbs of Fraserburgh - Gone
Humber McVeigh - Gone
Peter Halley is the one from Crieff that trunked to & from Burscough - Gone
Naylor of Leyland - still with us - just...
K&G Transport - Gone
Bolton Roadways - Gone
Smiths of Eccles - TDG
Harris Roadways of Northwich - TDG
Beresfords of Tunstall - Gone
F B Atkins of Findern, Derby - Gone
Where in Southport are you from NEJ? I'm from Burscough but have lived in Southport for 13 years (100yds from the footy ground)
I worked for Bridges Parcels in 1960 when their depot was in Eldon St, Preston.(I think BRS parcels took them over)
Other companies that have gone bust.
Fred Davies, St Helens.
Northwest Freighters, Haydock, St Helens.
Cabmont, Erith & St Helens.
what happened to Norseman Freight from Birkenhead?
Orange curtainside and box tallboys
Norseman Freight was bought out by Hammond Transport from Horley, near Gatwick Airport, and operated out of their North West branch at Appleton, nr. Warrington for a few years. This would be the mid 80s. I think it's the same firm that is now known as 'Hammond Logistics'.
Norseman ran a fleet of orange Mercs, and the firm that owned them (Robert Smiths) still own the Liverpool and North Wales Mercedes Truck franchise (called Road Range.)
And Hammond themselves have now gone - sold out a few months ago to Bibby Distribution
I was reminiscing about old names from the tanker industry with a mate.
A S Jones
All part of P & O before losing their way.
Pickfords Tank Haulage = Exel = Tankfreight
Smith and Robinson
Abbey Road Tanks
And Harold Wood?
Tankfreight between Pickfords and Exel.
Norseman were bought by Gobowen Transport from Rimrose Road in Bootle in around 1990.
I used to work across the road and I remember the motors coming across from Birkenhead and changing colour to white (mainly 2 series Scania if memory serves)
I remember Gobowen Transport ads in 'Headlight' in the 60s and 70s for return loads. Don't think I ever used them though. Same one?
The BondiTram is back!!
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Crow Carrying was taken into the Linkman TDG group
Smith of Maddiston, gone, name changed to united transport (parent group), now also gone.
Head office was at Maddiston Stirlingshire, site now hq of central Scotland Fire Brigade.
I worked for Smiths at the London Rd depot Glasgow between 1975 and 1978.
Official company motto, Smith for Service...unofficial motto....the only thing that will pass a Smiths motor is another one!
I have hijacked this thread for a while to indulge myself on a regional basis.
HULL and surrounding areas.
Key Transport and Warehousing
Jac W Hereveld
Wake Brothers (aka) Mainstream
Humber Carting Agency
Arrow Bulk Tankers
Johnsons of Goole
and many more to come
Tuttys Queen St. haulage.
and Springfield Haulage?
Holt Lane bought out Aaron Henshall in the sixties and the whole shooting match was closed down in the eighties after a prolonged inustrial dispute.
Here`s a scan of a motor from Gobowen anything to do with all this ?.
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Iam IMMORTAL , well SO FAR.
Oh what a neat little Mickey. That looks like them with a load of tinplate. I used to do lots of that stuff from Velindre, maybe I did use them. Although they weren't the only hauliers backloading from there.
The BondiTram is back!!
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How could I forget them? My Mother was transport manager at Howden for many years
The Foden is from Direct Transport of Gobowen. I think that the Gobowen Transport who used to advertise backloads were actually in Liverpool
I should have known that you'd know!
I went past yesterday afternoon and there were still a couple of Gobowen's 20' skellies at the back of the yard.
It wasn't very long ago that they were still working out of there - never mind, another one bites the dust...
Have you heard the news about 34?
ermmmmmm, no.................... ??
Haven't seen British Road Services mentioned I worked at the Tunstal Depot in the 60s used to have a 8 legger leyland octopus and trailor. Also Longton Transport that went years ago had the Guy warrior on there did mostly London area .Then there was A J Wass of Longton don't know if they are still going but I do know the last place I worked is still going Basset Roadways of Tittensor when I left my wagon was a cut down version of the one in the picture made into a tractor unit RBF 672 used to have the normal four speed box and the 12 speed split box was opperated by a long iron bar allong side the gear lever.
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