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Daimler D-Type D-265

Daimler D-Type in The Great War, TV Series, 1964 IMDB Ep. 5

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK

Daimler D-Type D-265

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chicomarx BE

2011-09-04 19:42

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LF-****

Allied (British) convoy, can it be Daimler??

Chelmersteve EN

2011-09-04 19:58

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Daimler Motor Company was established in UK in 1896. In 1904 it started using the fluted radiator grille top which has been a 'trade mark' of its vehicles ever since.

German made Daimler buses were imported to UK and used in London in the early 1900s. I would say this a German made Daimler


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chicomarx BE

2011-09-04 22:51

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehtIzvmbfzk&t=2m52s

"...troups of the newly formed 7th Division, using any sort of transport they could find."

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-09-05 00:11

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I am sure you will find this is a British Daimler. Trucks and buses with this appearance were built right through to the 1920s. They used wooden chassis with flitch plates for strength, sleeve valve engines and worm drive diffs. I think the only German Daimlers imported were in around 1904 - much more primitive - there is a surviving Milnes-Daimler somewhere.

Sunbar UK

2011-09-05 10:32

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Daimler D-Type bus.

It looks likely this could be LF9867.

"Three-quarter front offside view of a Daimler motor bus, registration number: LF9867, fleet number: D265 in Ostend, Belgium.The bus in Gearless livery, transports wounded allied soldiers."

Link to "www.ltmcollection.org"

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-09-06 10:29

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A good find. Perhaps you googled the reg number? Hadn't thought to do it.

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Sunbar UK

2011-09-06 11:04

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No I did not think this old registration would turn up via Google. I searched on the London Transport Museum Collection photographic site for WWI Daimler buses and recognised what could be the same bus. Only on reading the description did I think this should be the exact bus photographed more or less at the same time.

chicomarx BE

2011-09-06 18:19

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Sunbar wrote "Three-quarter front offside view of a Daimler motor bus, registration number: LF9867, fleet number: D265 in Ostend, Belgium.The bus in Gearless livery, transports wounded allied soldiers."
Link to "www.ltmcollection.org"

I'd say that caption is wrong and it's St. Niklaas, not Ostend:
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:Stadhuis_St-Niklaas.JPG

Nice find! :king:

chicomarx BE

2011-09-06 18:22

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They should really make their pages searchable via Google btw.

Sunbar UK

2011-09-06 19:09

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Thank you chicomarx. I have e-mailed the London Transport Museum Photographic Collection about error and the St. Niklaas rather than Ostend location. Even searching within the ltmcollection site is quite restrictive so your Google comment would be useful and if I get a response from them I will make the point.

chicomarx BE

2011-09-06 19:28

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They did arrive in Ostend but were on their way to Antwerp, so that would also confirm St. Niklaas.

Their webmaster might restrict search engines on purpose, normally Google will index them automatically.

chicomarx BE

2011-09-06 19:35

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...and it's the city hall of St Niklaas ;)

Sunbar UK

2011-09-06 20:07

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Yes, I found the city hall on google maps and from other pictures of the market square (grote markt) in St Niklaas identified another picture of buses 'in a Flanders village' on ltcollection.org

chicomarx BE

2011-09-06 20:33

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This one? Link to "www.ltmcollection.org"
Yes, you may be right.

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