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
I wil start an new thread abbout TNT. Fist i wil put sam old pictures out of my collection before TNT was taken over bij the Dutch Royal Mail. (PTT-Post) TNT was an Australian transport company statert in 1946 as Thomas National Transport. Later this company taken over Alltrans Transport in Australia. In the end of the 80's TNT was working in different countrys in the world. Australia, West Europe, U.S.A, Canada and in Asian.
One of the lagers in Australia in the 60's.
Austin of Morris
Regards, Bert Wolters
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Thanks Bert and great pic's but I think the above is an Austin or Morris van, it could be either as thay were badged as both if my memory serves me correctly.
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I dont no if it was an Commer. I think it was. But if you say it is an Austin of Morris i belief you and i change it.
Here we have an other oldy.
Hate to dis-agree with you ross, but I believe it was a commer, I did deliver a few in the late 60's/ 70's.
Middle east BRS Overland driver ( Sandman Norman) LNU 137P
Looks like a Morris Commercial to me,a local laundry firm had about a dozen of those.
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I'm afraid that what we have here IS a BMC product, either Austin or Morris - the LD model. The Commers you remember from that period would have been their "Walk-thru" model, a different animal. Sorry......
Lorries are the lifeblood of the nation....
It is an Austin or Morris LD.
The General Post Office used them on the erection team too
It was replaced by the 350EA
thats a bmc (british motor corporation) so could be badged austin or morris the royal mail had hudreds of them, was`nt tnt part of rupert murdochs companies I recall when news international started printing the sun at wapping and had the big dispute with the print unions it was tnt who was running the papers all over the place a mate of mine sadly now long gone was on the picket line every day of that long dispute
very true forgot about them been in the back of a couple haha
You ruddy old convict , you should be over where Steve the Mushroomman lives.
Middle east BRS Overland driver ( Sandman Norman) LNU 137P
How about some IPEC pics then,wasn't that the Dutch outfit that TNT took over? Remember seeing them coming off the Felixstowe boat every morning on their way to Northampton ICD.Bright yellow with black writing.
Indeed Ipec was the Dutch company who did bisnis with TNT. I must start somewere and that was in Austraila. The roots of TNT.
Here an other tractor where i dont no wat is is. I think it's an Akinson tractor.
Fond the picture on internet.
I'm not sure. I think Mayne Express/Mayne Nickless (later Parceline, now DPD) was part of the De La Rue group. That was owned by Maxwell or Murdoch I think
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Those photos bring back a few memories, I drove XWH 811V for a long time on night trunk, it was a Leyland Marathon day cab. I moved on to a seddon atkinson but can't recall the number of that now. My next truck was a new MAN reg C23 XBA. It was a lovely vehicle & a pleasure to drive. I'll dig out a poto & try & post it on here.
Does anyone know any TNT drivers from the 1980s?? Tommy Eskins, Ken Baker, Phil Dowell from Llantrisant. Brian Divies from Wellingborough. Len Valentine from Ramsbottom. John Hole & Ron James from Exeter Brian robotham & Arthur Outram from Hornsey. Fred Tier & Graham Guppy from Southampton spring to mind. There was loads of them but it's a long time since I had the chance to list their names.
They were fantastic people to work with & I'd love to hear from them again.
hi basilbrush idont know if you know or remember my dad Stuart Deeley he was and still is a subbie for TNT around that time working out of Atherstone PDC and a driver that worked for us too Len Harris we would have been running red and white mercedes at the time .Tom Eskin ,John Hole ,Gerry Allen (wellingbrough) Mel reed(Durham)all retiered overthe last 12-18 months.harry isley (Deeside)and a few others i carnt think of thier names at the min sadly passed away.Derek warbouton ill heath(Rammy)Len Valentine, fred Tier Steve Perkins (Llantrisant) still up at the hub every night. Guppy shunts the C&Dvans in the yard now and comes upto the hub occasinaly Hornsey depot shut and moved to Enfield now but carnt remember any names onlya coloured lad Mel from Hornsey any more names you think of ill try and help you with il try and sort out a few pics of our trucks n put on here craig
why does some knob in a scania park along side you n rev the nuts off it when your asleep
Stil working for Ceva Logistics? I work stil for TNT Post Transport 2 weeks in the nigth and one in day shift. Only now raiding from Groningen to Zwolle. Then to Dordrecht back to Zwolle and then to Groningen only with parcels. Trips about 525 km every night. Startin 06.00 pm to 06.00 am 4 night a week. Of 4 days a week.
TNT from the U.K. in the 80's.
TNT from the Netherlands in the 80's.
An other pictures from one of the U.K. and the Netherlands.
TNT Netherlands Â© A. Wolters, N.L.
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I wil let them comming. Must them fist put them to Photobucket site. But i wil bring them.
If you see Fred Tier, ask him if he remembers Colin from Bristol depot. I used to run nights up to Leicester depot before the Hub & Fred used to run there too. He's one hell of a character.
Tommy Eskins & Mel Reed also used to run there too. Tomy & me were regulars running together & I've a lot of rspect for Tommy. They were a great bunch of people to work with & I miss them all.
I'd like the late Pete Smith to be remembered, he passed on 19 years ago this coming August & was one of the nicest people I'll ever know. Lots of the lads there & Shirley in the canteen (if she's stil there) will remember him.
Alan McDaid Durham
Des Bitcon Carlisle
Les Praiter Hounslow
Brian Davies Wellingborough
Ken Baker Llantrisant
Bill Keel Llantrisant
Phil Dowell Llantrisant
Bob Smith Milton
Dave Fortisque Milton
Rick Weiczec Milton
If you get a chance, go into the VMU & shake John hodges hand for me. Tell him Colin from Bristol says hello.
There's loads of them, all nice people. This is a great thread & I hope to post a couple of photos on here soon.
More units of the 90's.
U.K. Photo from the thread "Scrapbook Memmories"
Finland Â© A. Wolters, N.L.
Netherlands Â© Iep v.d. Meer, N.L.
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