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This one could go in one of several categories, but as there's some lorry action, I've put it here -

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Leningrad, USSR, 1980. Photo by Eelco van Weerdenburg.

We have a MAZ 503 beating the tram by a nose, then perhaps a KAMAZ,  then a UAZ 469 (you can still buy one of these) and at the back there's a LAZ 695 coach. And even further back, behind the LAZ, there looks like what could be a ZIL of some description.

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1 hour ago, High Jetter said:

Looks like that little Rascal has been well looked after, they can dissolve quite rapidly.

It was a wee bit crispy around the edges but nothing major. I have been trawling the ads looking for one since I got home.

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What with the shortage of lorry drivers (total absence in this case) and an increase in demand from interweb shopping, there have been recent incidences of over loading.

In extreme cases lorries have also had to double as buses, after 19/7/21 the passengers will not need to wear masks.

 

In reality - Libyan lorry transporting people between Chad and Libya, 1978.⁠ Photo from 'Way for Escape' quote - 'The truck left the palm grove this morning before daylight. The women sit well up front, the men sit behind. I have often ridden on these trucks to go up north and out of the desert.'

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19 minutes ago, martc said:

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What with the shortage of lorry drivers (total absence in this case) and an increase in demand from interweb shopping, there have been recent incidences of over loading.

In extreme cases lorries have also had to double as buses, after 19/7/21 the passengers will not need to wear masks.

 

In reality - Libyan lorry transporting people between Chad and Libya, 1978.⁠ Photo from 'Way for Escape' quote - 'The truck left the palm grove this morning before daylight. The women sit well up front, the men sit behind. I have often ridden on these trucks to go up north and out of the desert.'

If it’s on…….it’s gone! 

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This is one of my favorite truck stories I'll be sharing now. This Volvo F12 was bought new in 1985 by the transport company Fuglestad transport in Norway. In 1996, it had well over 1 million kilometers on it and was considered to have done its part. And was sold for export so about 20 years later was an older Norwegian missionary in Bolivia and on a main road he was met by a tired and battered Volvo F12 with Fuglestad Transport written on it ,and it was this one  still in full operation and possible on its 3 or 4 million kilometers by now. 

Here it is in Norway but unfortunately has no pictures of it from Bolivia 

 

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34 minutes ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

This is one of my favorite truck stories I'll be sharing now. This Volvo F12 was bought new in 1985 by the transport company Fuglestad transport in Norway. In 1996, it had well over 1 million kilometers on it and was considered to have done its part. And was sold for export so about 20 years later was an older Norwegian missionary in Bolivia and on a main road he was met by a tired and battered Volvo F12 with Fuglestad Transport written on it ,and it was this one  still in full operation and possible on its 3 or 4 million kilometers by now. 

Here it is in Norway but unfortunately has no pictures of it from Bolivia 

 

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Because Volvo!

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11 hours ago, martc said:

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What with the shortage of lorry drivers (total absence in this case) and an increase in demand from interweb shopping, there have been recent incidences of over loading.

In extreme cases lorries have also had to double as buses, after 19/7/21 the passengers will not need to wear masks.

 

In reality - Libyan lorry transporting people between Chad and Libya, 1978.⁠ Photo from 'Way for Escape' quote - 'The truck left the palm grove this morning before daylight. The women sit well up front, the men sit behind. I have often ridden on these trucks to go up north and out of the desert.'

I'd imagine getting everything and everyone on there wasn't the work of 5 minutes. Need a piss half way there, tough!

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This is the story of a 1919 Federal truck that was in use until 1966 in Norway. It has a 54 hp engine with only a hand crank starting, a 4-speed gearbox and only brakes on the rear wheels. And originally it had solid rubber tires and then had 4 tons of load capacity when it got air tires the load capacity was lowered to 3 tons. It had 3 owners in its working life and Andres Hagen bought it in 1927 and used it until 1966 when he retired and he died in 1967. He used it to deliver  bricks in Oslo which were loaded on and off by hand 51 kg at a time all year round in all weathers and it never had a roff in his ownership so he drove open all year he also took care of all maintenance and repairs on it. It still exists and is now in a museum in Oslo.

Unfortunately I do not find many pictures of this and none are old so this is just one picture.

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On 7/16/2021 at 7:23 PM, sutty2006 said:

90bhp of pure unadulterated misery. Modern truck drivers don’t know what they’ve got nowadays! 

I passed my airside driving test in April 2005 in H446 KJN, a 4-speed 0609 with no power steering; we had a pair of 0609s, three 0813s and a 1011 at the time.  The 0813s felt like rocketships in comparison to the 0609s which seemed to struggle even with just a couple of tonnes of bags on the back.

 

No pics of H446 KJN, but it's sister 0609 H443 KJN was one I did pap.

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1 hour ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Ex BRM Noddy van? I always enjoyed the thread on the blue where a chap called Glen was slowly restoring one, much to the chagrin of his wife. 

Not quite, this is a BRS Noddy van.

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Of which there are the remains of one near my house.

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That was another type of BMC van but I can't remember what type and my Google-fu is letting me down today.

 

The first Ford Cargo in Quicksilver a post above passed me as I was heading to the FoD last weekend.

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14 minutes ago, catsinthewelder said:

The first Ford Cargo in Quicksilver a post above passed me as I was heading to the FoD last weekend.

It must be local then. After all, who'd want to go very far in an 0709 Cargo?

The BMC looks like an FG but with a custom cab instead of the standard 'threepenny bit' design. Six-cylinder too judging by the snout.

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22 minutes ago, catsinthewelder said:

Not quite, this is a BRS Noddy van.

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Of which there are the remains of one near my house.

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That was another type of BMC van but I can't remember what type and my Google-fu is letting me down today.

 

The first Ford Cargo in Quicksilver a post above passed me as I was heading to the FoD last weekend.

Now you've posted that, I can see there are clear differences between the original photo and the BRS van. I wonder what the story of your local one was? 

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