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Great artist ren­der­ing of the An­sair/Ansett Clip­per in­side the back cover of #410.

I am old enough to re­mem­ber these coaches in rev­enue ser v ice, con­tin­ued un­til the mid – late 1960s.

The An­sair Clip­per in Aus­tralia helped es­tab­lish our emerg­ing post­war tourist in­dustr y that we know now and also laid the foun­da­tions of our long dis­tance coach routes, with­out which, many small re­gional cen­tres could not sur v ive.

Some re­main in ser vice as mo­bile homes and mu­seum pieces.

Many have been retro­fit­ted with 6V 53 2-stroke Detroit Diesel en­gines.

Should the op­por­tu­nity ever even­tu­ate to hear and see one of these old coaches at high­way speed and full noise, it will be an ex­pe­ri­ence that will never be for­got­ten.

Thanks for a great magazine, al­ways entertaining and in­for­ma­tive.

Mac Carter Townsville

ED: UC’s Rob Blackbourn is on the same page about the au­ral splen­dor of the An­sair coach at full noise, Mac.

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