Re: Request for help: Bristol 170 family

Date:         13 Mar 98 03:35:39 
From:         Roger Thomas <R.Thomas@CQU.Edu.Au>
Organization: Central Queensland University
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Mats Jönsson wrote:
>
> Does anyone remember the Bristol 170 Freighter (the passenger version was
> called the Wayfarer), a blunt-nosed, twin-piston-engined transport from
> the late forties? They were used well into the sixties by British Air
> Ferries (Now British World Airlines) transporting cars over the English
> Channel.

Was a Bristol Frightner (on a freight run) that regularly landed
at Tamworth (NSW, Australia) for fuel - distinctive engine note from
the sleeve valve engines.  It would arrive mid-morning, refuel and
depart immediately.   Used to be nearly out of sight by sunset.