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by drpeps
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Bye bye TC plates.
Replies: 6
Views: 4534

Re: Bye bye TC plates.

Has anyone looked far into the future regarding this decision?

There is only a finite amount of room on a number plate. What will happen when CVL numbers exceed 9999.

The plate will look really cramped when CVL 10000 is reached
by drpeps
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: The Next Station is...Elizabeth Quay
Replies: 51
Views: 12042

Re: The Next Station is...Elizabeth Quay

Sorry about that.

I quickly threw the list together to make the point that in what is generally known as Perth there are over a dozen 'cities' which means putting up 'City' on the desto is meaningless.
by drpeps
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA Transperth Observations - November 2015
Replies: 89
Views: 28229

Re: PTA Transperth Observations - November 2015

How about coming back on topic with your observations for November?
by drpeps
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: The Next Station is...Elizabeth Quay
Replies: 51
Views: 12042

Re: The Next Station is...Elizabeth Quay

Continuing the "city" discussion, here is a list of Cities in what is generally know as the Metropolitan Area of Perth - Bayswater Belmont Canning Cockburn Fremantle Gosnells Melville Nedlands South Perth Stirling Subiaco Swan So it is best to leave the word 'city' out altogether. If the bus is goin...
by drpeps
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA Transperth Observations - November 2015
Replies: 89
Views: 28229

Re: PTA Transperth Observations - November 2015

Spotted in convey at 10.25 am today on Roe Hwy heading north near Berkshire Rd were 1017, 1018, 1019 and 1012.

On the way to the auction yard????
by drpeps
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA Transperth Observations - November 2015
Replies: 89
Views: 28229

Re: PTA Transperth Observations - November 2015

Going back to the photos at the start of this thread, showing bus no 2377 next to stop no 27377, was the numbering intentional or just coincidental?
by drpeps
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Leyland Lion DP76 in 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 22500

Re: Leyland Lion DP76 in 1969

No one got to keep their old all numeric plates. That's why I said history thrown in the bin. Now your friend's 1954 car is not authentic in all historic aspects as it has lost its original number plate to some bureaucratic decision made in 1968. All other states gradually moved to reflector plates ...
by drpeps
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Leyland Lion DP76 in 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 22500

Re: Leyland Lion DP76 in 1969

Slightly going off topic. If you had a vehicle in those days sporting white on black plates, you had to front up at a depot in Hay St east, take off your old plates and attach your shiny new black on white "reflector" plates. That was after forking out the sum of $1.50. This took place over the peri...
by drpeps
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Renault PR100.2 For Sale in Kalamunda
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Renault PR100.2 For Sale in Kalamunda

Renault ex Transperth fleet 619 is up for sale in Kalamunda. Is asking $7,500. Has been here for 2 weeks now, at the unofficial "Vehicles For Sale Lot" in Kalamunda. UQB619lf2TP_RenaultPR100.2_JWBolton_CnrCanningLewisRdsKalamunda854_20150702.jpg UQB619rrTP_RenaultPR100.2_JWBolton_CnrCanningLewisRdsK...
by drpeps
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Gasbus caught fire at Esplanade Busport Tue 14 July 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 11146

Gasbus caught fire at Esplanade Busport Tue 14 July 2015

Less than an hour ago, it has been reported a Transperth Gasbus caught fire today at the Esplanade Busport.

Here is a link to a news article: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/espla ... 714-gic44o
by drpeps
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth observations - March 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3756

Re: PTA / Transperth observations - March 2015

The 25 year old Renault 1015 would be coming to the end of its service life anyway, so would not expect to see it being repaired.

As 1632 is only 9 years old, it would depend on the extent of the damage it suffered which would determine if it will be repaired and returned to revenue service.
by drpeps
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR Guy G63 in 1969
Replies: 6
Views: 4056

Re: WAGR Guy G63 in 1969

My post above was purely my recollections. Tom did go broke sometime in the 70s, and that was the end of his retailing venture. There were several other supermarkets in the 6os. Freecorns, Gordon Mathiesons, Foodland, and Charlie Carters amongst them. These smaller ones ended up being rolled into th...
by drpeps
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Steer tyre blow outs
Replies: 17
Views: 2917

Re: Steer tyre blow outs

This is not an accident, but at the moment traffic is banked up on Roe Hwy Welshpool (WA) due to a truck blowing its right hand front steer wheel tyre.
by drpeps
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: MTT and WAGR Buses and Coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 3136

Re: MTT and WAGR Buses and Coaches

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Great to see those MTT operated buses and the business names of the period such as Boans and Aherns. I even spotted a pram hanging on a set of pram hooks on the back of one of the buses.
by drpeps
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth observations - January 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 7386

Re: PTA / Transperth observations - January 2015

Here's a link to the West Australian's web page on the story: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/259 ... in-morley/
by drpeps
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR Guy G63 in 1969
Replies: 6
Views: 4056

Re: WAGR Guy G63 in 1969

I love all these photos you are posting Roderick. Brings back memories for me. On seeing the tank stand in your photo, I do remember Tom's fondly. Belonged to Tom Wardle who later became Lord Mayor of Perth. Tom's was a general merchandise, electrical/electronic store who used to import items from T...
by drpeps
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: The Transperth Diaries ** NO FLAMING ZONE **
Replies: 664
Views: 112555

Re: The Transperth Diaries ** NO FLAMING ZONE **

I put my car in for a service today in Osborne Park. Had 5 hours to kill, so headed off to Glendalough Station. Caught B set 084 all the way to Butler Station A 490 was waiting outside, so caught it to Two Rocks - NH fleet 1762 Then rode 1762 back to Yanchep Central for a spot of lunch. After lunch,...
by drpeps
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR Foden Dp52 in 1969
Replies: 3
Views: 6070

Re: WAGR Foden Dp52 in 1969

I remember seeing those plates on some trucks and some buses when I was at school in the late 50's & early 60's.

Never knew what they were for.

Waiting for more information to come forward too.
by drpeps
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA/Transperth Observations: November 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 13597

Re: PTA/Transperth Observations: November 2014

I just followed newbie 2454 on a 297 up Gooseberry Hill Road.

It is so new and shiny I could see my car reflected in its green back panel.
by drpeps
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA/Transperth Bus Observations - October 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 9909

Re: PTA/Transperth Bus Observations - October 2014

Optimus 2351 has been in the traffic wars.

I saw it in Craig St, Burswood yesterday wearing 2 shiny unpainted panels mid way down its right hand side.
by drpeps
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1793
Views: 311705

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

Then the Morris Marina in the early 70's sealed the fate for Morris, BMC, British Leyland et al....

Not to mention the P76 in Australia.
by drpeps
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1793
Views: 311705

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

Thanks for that comprehensive explanation Wolseley. Puts it all in perspective for me. My wife had a 1962 Morris Major Elite when we married. Later to be replaced by a Renault 12. My first car was a 1951 side banger low light Morris Minor, until I caught the Renault Bug, and we have only had French ...
by drpeps
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1793
Views: 311705

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

Now I can see why you use the user name "Wolseley" on this board.

Thanks for the "Wolseley" history lesson Wolseley.

Was the same 4 cylinder engine used in the Morris Major/Austin Lancer duo?
by drpeps
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA/Transperth Bus Observations - October 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 9909

PTA/Transperth Bus Observations - October 2014

Welcome to a brand new month.
by drpeps
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: TELEVISION CHANNEL UPDATES
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

Re: TELEVISION CHANNEL UPDATES

People should have anticipated this frequency change anyway; the Government ran a series of ads in April-May advertising the change in frequencies and reminding people to re-tune their free-to-air TV channels. Just be mindful that not everyone is even mildly technical, so the ads probably would hav...

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