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by crazyturbo76
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1804
Views: 314516

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

Taxis had a 6-7 year limit? I've noticed there are still a few BF wagons out there earning their keep with thirteen crabs, with Ford not bothering with an FG/FG-X wagon despite having ute versions. I've seen a few Camry liftbacks (SV11) on the road, but being a generic-looking 80s car they don't te...
by crazyturbo76
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Pull cord activated next stop buzzers
Replies: 14
Views: 3232

Re: Pull cord activated next stop buzzers

Earliest private buses I can think of from the top of my head that would have had stop buttons are the Bosnjak/Westbus B10Ms - the Mk IIIs definitely had them, maybe the later Mk IIs as well (unfortunately living in eastern Region 1, which before the arrival of low-floors was a sea of O405s, robbed ...
by crazyturbo76
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 24684

Re: STA Observations 2020

Saw one of P's Scania VSTs (2763?) at Penrith interchange this afternoon (around 4:00 pm) laying over at where the Cooee Festival shuttle signs were (stand B) before NISing presumably back to P depot. I presume the STA got the honour of providing a shuttle bus for said festival...
by crazyturbo76
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Summary of Buses in Transport NSW livery
Replies: 620
Views: 324655

Re: Summary of Buses in Transport NSW livery

On the reverse Transdev which started repaints a long time ago but then stopped is falling further behind. And further to that in the past week I have seen two older white buses (one was m/o 9118) with large red Transdev logos on the side - so it appears there are no plans to repaint them into blue...
by crazyturbo76
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 596
Views: 154794

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

Must admit I am surprised LPG hybrids were never given thought here. With modern injection systems offering little to no economy loss; it's amazing the low fuel use of a hybrid was never mated with a cheap (high octane) fuel like LPG. Wonder if parts of the world with heavily-subsidised ethanol fue...
by crazyturbo76
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

The ZF should be an 18.310. The Voith DIWA transmitted MANs are 18.320s and what rocket ships they are! They roar past my house every day so get the pleasure of hearing their retardation devices deploy at the nearby roundabout in Ettalong Beach. :D It's reminiscent of London MCW Metrobuses going by...
by crazyturbo76
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

Transit Systems seems to have new region 3 timetables up on Transport Info today. Does anyone know what changes are being made? By the looks of things, it seems the only 'change' is TfNSW just throwing that contactless payments paragraph into the timetable. Looks like it may either be very minor ti...
by crazyturbo76
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

I noticed what appeared to be a Volgren-bodied B10M in the parking space at Unreal Minigolf in Penrith today. It appears to have been converted into a mobile "escape room" attraction judging from the advertising on the outside, and appears to be carrying personalised plates (E5CAPE or something like...
by crazyturbo76
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 596
Views: 154794

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

They seem to be selling more ZB's over the ditch. They can't give them away here. Saw a ZB taxi the other day though. It's all Camrys here in the Western Sydney taxi fleets, I do see the odd FG Falcon here and there though. Commodores have been out of style with the New South Welsh taxi operators f...
by crazyturbo76
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 193174

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Saw what appeared to be two 47 class diesels pass thru Penrith station this afternoon - recent restoration I presume?
by crazyturbo76
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

There's a HCF ad going around at the moment on TV that features an older Custom Coaches (Possibly MK85 bus). I'm having trouble identifying who it may belong too. Anyone have any details on this bus? (Image removed to save precious bandwidth) All I've got to go on is the sky blue stripe at the top ...
by crazyturbo76
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9061
Views: 1500962

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

I don't know if anyone has posted news about this yet but Region 1 is running contactless payments for Opal cards as from today - https://www.busways.com.au/news-items/c ... dney-buses
by crazyturbo76
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

Busways 1187 Was on the 775 today with it's Yellow and Dark Grey E-Leather?? Interior similar material that's used on the Volgren Mercedes at Penrith Depot and alot less slippy than the horrible Leather that Busways normally use is this a one off or is this the new Interior for Busways? IIRC this w...
by crazyturbo76
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1804
Views: 314516

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

Saw a very pristine-condition yellow Charger two-door coupe (either a VJ or a VK) go down Richmond Road in Penrith this afternoon while I was out. You don't see many of those around in good condition anymore :(
by crazyturbo76
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: CDC NSW Fleet Updates
Replies: 518
Views: 147370

Re: CDC NSW Fleet Updates

Station Link (or should I say ex-Station Link) B7RLE m/o 6913 spotted at Blacktown Interchange finishing a 700 and starting a 702 at around lunchtime today - I presume it has been transferred to Foundry?
by crazyturbo76
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: A couple of buses. 31/5/19
Replies: 3
Views: 4002

Re: A couple of buses. 31/5/19

The Forest ND323Fs actually look pretty good in TfNSW livery, I think it's the unique front bumper arrangement that makes it stand out. Nice photos as always Inspector! :)
by crazyturbo76
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route number changes in Southern Division
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: Route number changes in Southern Division

IIRC Premier Shoalhaven's routes (including the 101 which I presume may have been the old 731, 102 ex 732 and 103 ex 733) got new route numbers at the end of last year (or the start of this year) - so I guess the Premier group has jumped the gun before everyone with these changes really :P
by crazyturbo76
Mon May 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

Not so much about new buses, but I noticed whilst waiting for the new Metro train at Tallawong, Busways was handing out cardboard bus count outs of its new On-Demand bus service - Cooee and its seems they now have a new logo (Photo snipped to save precious size and bandwidth) Also seems live on the...
by crazyturbo76
Fri May 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tangara upgrade contract awarded to UGL
Replies: 226
Views: 76677

Re: Tangara upgrade contract awarded to UGL

The only issue with the push rod system is car twist can get it out of alignment and stop the handle from working or cause it to false trigger. But a flex cable to the moving door panel will have long term reliability issues too when the cable's flex count finally gets exceeded and the wires break....
by crazyturbo76
Fri May 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1804
Views: 314516

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

You still see a lot of the wide body Camrys (and Apollos) still kicking around, more so the later 1995-97 update models (equipped with remote locking). Rent A Bomb fleets love them. The XV10s seem to be rather well made and rugged (Aussie build quality of course). My pop bought an used XV10 Camry s...
by crazyturbo76
Fri May 03, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

Route 422 is now operated out of Kingsgrove? A plethora of CB80’s running it yesterday (late at night) I’m not complaining, Tempe is a pretty drab depot in terms of variety I do remember that at least back in the STA days (about three-four years ago) K apparently ran some peak-hour 422 runs; one of...
by crazyturbo76
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

Spotted TV 9266 Volvo B9TL Volgren Optimus Double Decker in CDC Travel livery on Parramatta Road today. It was not in service. Saw that bus at Blacktown station this morning it appeared to be doing some sort of shuttle work for RunWest alongside other CDC/Hillsbus buses. I'm just taking a well-educ...
by crazyturbo76
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9061
Views: 1500962

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/vic-govt-uses-google-pay-to-take-myki-cardless-522887 Came across this article today - down south, Melbourne is rolling out Google Pay compatibility with Myki (support for Apple Pay hasn't come yet). I'm assuming it shouldn't be difficult per se to imitate an Opal card...
by crazyturbo76
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159760

Re: Private Observations 2019

Spotted one of Transit Systems' ex T-way B12BLEs going past IKEA heading in the direction of Tempe Depot this morning at around 11:00 ish, I believe it might have been 1229 - apparently according to the Fleet Lists that had gone back to Region 3?
by crazyturbo76
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 146375

Re: STA Observations 2019

I noticed yesterday that Optimuses 2910 (Scania) and 2938 (Volvo) have different off side window arrangements. Is this common across the fleets? The standard body sometimes has to be adapted to differences in chassis layout by different chassis manufacturers. This would be most marked in the window...

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