I better join in with some family photos from Australia. My father owned a furniture removals company called Atlas Removals and was based in Katoomba. My grandfather started it all off as a luggage carrier at Katoomba railway station in the mid 1940s and my father expanded into furniture moving and then into new furniture deliveries and then into general freight and beer deliveries.
I went through mums photo album and came up with these, I hope they meet with approval. I don't have photos of all the trucks that they had but here are a few...
This GMC started off as a pantec (van) but later the pantec went onto a Bedford and the GMC ended up as a table-top (tray truck)
This is the same pantec body on a Bedford the bloke in the photo worked in the Sydney depot...
This Chevrolet was the first diesel truck that dad owned. It had a Bedford 330 (I think, or was it a 300?)
He got professional photos taken for advertising use. (the pink pages!) This would have been in the early 60s.
The same truck a lot of years later. This was during a big snowfall at Katoomba in 1971.
This one shows a Dodge table-top and a Bedford pantec as well as the Chev.
The Chev was retired and the pantec body was fitted to a Bedford.
Chevrolet Viking with a home made pantec body. My two brothers are in this photo...
Hiding in the background is Catalina racing circuit. (on the left hand side of the photo under the trees)
Doing a removal into a top floor flat in Katoomba St. Katoomba. (there is a parking ticket on the windscreen!)
This Bedford was a good thing! Dad built the pantec body himself and did a very professional job. (pity the sign-writer did such a crappy job!)
A different Bedford with an Allens of Dural body.
Some more to follow...
(all photos are subject copyright)