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The author’s photograph of a preserved Johannesburg BUT trolleybus in the James Hall Museum of Transport at Wemmer Pan.

The time of the trolleybus

FRANK BEETON looks back in time to the era of the trolleybus …

 
A moment of nostalgia

A moment of nostalgia

The recent disastrous events in Japan moved FRANK BEETON into nostalgic mode and some thoughts on the world of yesteryear

 
Diesel vs Petrol: a nostalgic look at the truck and bus world of yesterday

Diesel vs Petrol

Reading Jake Venter’s article on diesel engines in the August 2010 issue of FOCUS got FRANK BEETON thinking about the relatively short period that this form of propulsion has dominated the road transportation scene.

 
Those were the days

Those were the days

Join FRANK BEETON as he takes a nostalgic look at the truck and bus world of yesterday.

   
Thrown into the deep end

Thrown into the deep end

Frank Beeton reminisces about his steep learning curve as a truck salesman in the 60s and 70s, and how formalised commercial vehicle sales training started.

 
Start of a great love affair

Start of a great love affair

In most peoples’ experience, certain key events play an important role in determining the direction their lives will take. In my case, it was moving house in 1958 when, at the age of eleven, I suddenly found myself living on a road carrying all the heavy traffic into and out of the Island View oil sites on Durban’s Bluff.

   

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