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Offline Buzz Killington

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New Section: Early History
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:24:07 PM »
Early History is a three part series exploring the Early History of the Canberra City Omnibus Service.

Part One is now available (click the 'Early History' link on the left hand side of the website) and covers the 1920's from the commencement of buses to ferry construction workers to worksites and camps, to the expansion of the service under the Federal Capital Commission and introduction of four routes.

Enjoy the read and look out for Parts Two and Three coming soon.

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Re: New Section: Early History
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 03:27:32 PM »
"Four daily workers' trains commenced running from Queanbeyan NSW to Cabrera on 15 January 1923, over a railway opened to goods traffic on 23 May 1914." Canberra is spelt wrong!!!!
other than that little mistake its a very good read!!!

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Re: New Section: Early History
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 10:46:15 PM »
Whoops.. my bad! That'll teach me to trust the spell-checker. All fixed up now.

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Re: New Section: Early History
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 06:13:35 PM »
Part Two - Expansion in the 1930s and the First Diesels - is now online. Enjoy!

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Re: New Section: Early History
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 01:59:44 PM »
80 Years of Public Transport in Canberra covers 1926-2006 and was an advertising feature published back in 2006. It is now online in our 'Years in Focus' section: http://actbus.net/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=703&Itemid=89

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Re: New Section: Early History
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 02:56:07 PM »
Part Three (of three) of Canberra's Early Public Transport History is now online - http://actbus.net/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=710&Itemid=1