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by E.L.Wood
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: 1GRL423: The Only B8RLE Orange School Bus
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: 1GRL423: The Only B8RLE Orange School Bus

For those who want to see some other pics of this bus, i finally got some pics in the dash and interior since the last time i saw it at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield for an interschool soccer carnival a month ago. Since this is an actual school bus, 2x2 coach style seating with seat-belts is imple...
by E.L.Wood
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 13182

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

I sampled the 760 in the early afternoon and 12 pax boarded at Cranbourne with half getting off in the Carrum Downs area after turning off Hall Road with a couple more exiting on Ballarto Road and the remaining 4 going to Seaford, 3 stayed on the bus to go to the Seaford shops. Not the travel patter...
by E.L.Wood
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Allans Wallaroo Leyland
Replies: 12
Views: 15013

Re: Allans Wallaroo Leyland

The Bendy and the Mark IV were caught up in a failed extremely ambitious museum/cropping venture down Drouin way, note the CH plates on the bendy and the mark IV, IIRC there was a dispute over storage fees owing and access was denied to the 4 buses, I'm unsure if the other 2 buses were part of the m...
by E.L.Wood
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Freight trains in Gippsland
Replies: 4
Views: 5765

Re: Freight trains in Gippsland

Qube's Maryvale Freight is the only regular Freight service running into Gippsland, hits Pakenham on the up around 1 PM, it was on the V/line corporate site but the network access plan seems to have been taken down, form memory the down service leaves the City around 7PM or so, the Facebook Train Tr...
by E.L.Wood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: New Trains for North east
Replies: 24
Views: 13826

Re: New Trains for North east

2 of the 3 Bairnsdale trains are now standard Vlocities, no snack bar no first class carriage, no reserved seating, not sure the locals are impressed, but time will tell what transpires
by E.L.Wood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Very late Model Daf Truck in Kingsford.
Replies: 15
Views: 11886

Re: Very late Model Daf Truck in Kingsford.

I read somewhere Paccar are now building DAFs in Australia at their Bayswater plant.
by E.L.Wood
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: New Trains for North east
Replies: 24
Views: 13826

Re: New Trains for North east

It seems the "bridge has been fixed" and "they do care about the east" if sending Vlocity DMUs there is considered caring: https://www.vline.com.au/News-Alerts/News-Articles/VLocity-trains-to-Bairnsdale The VLocity day was held today at Bairnsdale with a standard set, not the greatest for the full ...
by E.L.Wood
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2018 Melbourne Bus Contracts
Replies: 55
Views: 34595

Re: 2018 Melbourne Bus Contracts

Has anyone seen the fine print in the new offer? It appears as if it is for 7 years and then? Up for tender? Doesn't appear to be any mention of another roll over of the contracts. It also appears as if the PTV and Government have their heads in the sand over fare evasion which is rife on buses from...
by E.L.Wood
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: 1975 Bedford Paraplegic bus from Sydney
Replies: 12
Views: 17105

Re: 1975 Bedford Paraplegic bus from Sydney

Superior built a number of buses for what is now known as Special Needs contracts, however it appears as if very few photographed or recorded their existance.
by E.L.Wood
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: King Island
Replies: 4
Views: 8001

Re: King Island

I spent a few days on King Island last week. The King Island fleet list which covers all operators on the island only lists five buses. I managed to get photos of four buses, none of which are listed - two of them four wheel drives to tour the southern end of the island. With the size of the group ...
by E.L.Wood
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Skybus Gold Coast
Replies: 31
Views: 21458

Re: Skybus Gold Coast

maxy54 wrote:
BW44YS wrote:#23 and #24 you’s reported as same Regos
#23 is 486 XXI
another source reports 486XXI as #24
by E.L.Wood
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: SA photos February 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 12014

Re: SA photos February 2018

I wrote down the rego of this one as XAZ 551 but according to the fleet list that is Aust Wide Tours XAZ 551 Autobus - GM Series 60 6T9P05AAL40CYH001 Autobus 2004 C49T ex (28) XAZ 551 Bute Buses, Bute S.A. But the livery looks like Grants Can anyone help out? Did I get the rego wrong? XAZ 551 hadn'...
by E.L.Wood
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2017 review of Public Transport: Victoria
Replies: 30
Views: 11892

Re: 2017 review of Public Transport: Victoria

also Ventura introduced live tracking on routes operated by the Ivanhoe(Heidelberg West)Depot http://venturabus.com.au/ivanhoe-live-t ... ce-routes/
by E.L.Wood
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)
Replies: 6
Views: 16676

Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

The Denning Phoenix/CC buses have been advertised for sale. I too,noted 2 in service on the Pakenham line rail assisting Ventura. Some of them have been helping out on Transdev routes over the last few days and also during the last week or so of Term 3. The Volgren demo was actually a B12BLE which ...
by E.L.Wood
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 30 buses taken out of service- safety defects
Replies: 26
Views: 11028

Re: 30 buses taken out of service- safety defects

How do we know they are not taking any action? I think PTV would prefer to see the services operated by another operator rather than not at all. Given the lack of announcements about fines and the fact that the bus shortage and service reliability issues has worsened over the four years that Transd...
by E.L.Wood
Sat May 13, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 273445

Re: PTV livery list

Warragul Bus Lines have another Scania/Express low floor 2098AO in PTV livery
by E.L.Wood
Tue May 09, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Optare "Tempo"
Replies: 4
Views: 7692

Re: Optare "Tempo"

busboy wrote:I believe You can run the bus that way.
The operators Accreditation number must be displayed to identify who is actually operating the bus, and is responsible for the maintenance etc.
Transdev have not displayed a current accreditation number since day 1
by E.L.Wood
Tue May 09, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Dyson Group News 2017
Replies: 80
Views: 40723

Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Following a trend begun in NSW where Punchbowl took over Goulburn B.S. and Forest have now acquired two operations around Coffs Harbour. Not to mention Busways having taken over all those North Coast towns that were ruined by the King bros. Surely the granddaddy of that would be JA Gilbert (now the...
by E.L.Wood
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Warragul & Drouin network review
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: Warragul & Drouin network review

Timetables are starting to appear, with all current Warragul Timetables now having a note as being effective until 13/5/2017 including Poowoong, Pakenham to Traralgon, Moe and Gippstafe, Yallourn, there being no sign at this stage of new TTs for those routes, although the new TTs are being put up bi...
by E.L.Wood
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Ferry observations & News 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 18076

Re: Victorian Ferry observations & News 2017

The only school service originates from French Island with the first service from Cowes departing at 0835 and arriving at Stony Point at 0920, way too late for any school on the mainland. There is a handful of kids on the Island who commute to Secondary Schools on the 0730 service from French Island...
by E.L.Wood
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bus Model numbers
Replies: 124
Views: 186766

Re:

can any one tell what the differnt leteers on the elwoods stand. e.g.Elwood HBA.what does the leteers afther elwood stand for :?: I don't have the answer re the model codes, apart from maybe H for high floor, the second letter denoted the year the chassis was built - i.e. A = 1982, H = 1989, and th...
by E.L.Wood
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: Time to sell the Bova!
Replies: 13
Views: 17647

Re: Time to sell the Bova!

3350 was the first one, last reported as being scrapped, clearly not!
3511, however was in fact numerically the 13th, although 3506, the 12th was burnt out on it's maiden trip.
by E.L.Wood
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 121174

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Word is as of today Transdev are now performing planned replacement services for Metro on the Cragieburn line following Kastoria's withdrawl from their Metro Trains contract, Kastoria will continue to provide emergency replacement vehicles.
by E.L.Wood
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 273445

Re: PTV livery list

Warragul Bus Lines Scania/Express units 2010AO & 2015AO have joined the 'orange army'
by E.L.Wood
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: One for the Bedford Enthusiasts
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: One for the Bedford Enthusiasts

The International is an AA184 or AA180 model IIRC.
The Bedford VAM70 with an Ansair body in the third photo was owned by C.M.& H.A.Taylor of South Plympton, being acquired from Organs of Kyneton(Vic.)

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