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Mandurah Renault PR180.2s

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:00 am
by Merc1107
A small selection of shots from my various visits to Mandurah from mid to late 2017.

At one point or another, there was a trip to (or from?) Pinjarra of same way, shape or form that was operated by a PR180.2.
Only 751 and 747 were regularly working trips that were publicly-accessible in the afternoons, and 722, 751 and 756 could be enjoyed of a morning.
UQB747 "Jumbo" about to commence its regular PM 594FM via Mandurah Catholic College, extending to Park Ridge Dr., Bouvard. Photo from the 10th November, 2017, shortly before Jumbo's unexpected demise.
UQB747 "Jumbo" about to commence its regular PM 594FM via Mandurah Catholic College, extending to Park Ridge Dr., Bouvard. Photo from the 10th November, 2017, shortly before Jumbo's unexpected demise.
UQB752 leaving Mandurah to commence its regular PM trip, a 737 School Special to Falcon (essentially duplicates the 592 from Vanessa Rd) on the 10th November, 2017.
UQB752 leaving Mandurah to commence its regular PM trip, a 737 School Special to Falcon (essentially duplicates the 592 from Vanessa Rd) on the 10th November, 2017.
UQB755 leaves Mandurah on the way to operate work its regular PM School Special to Secret Harbour on the 11th August 2017.
UQB755 leaves Mandurah on the way to operate work its regular PM School Special to Secret Harbour on the 11th August 2017.
UQB756 leaving Mandurah on the 10th November, 2017.
UQB756 leaving Mandurah on the 10th November, 2017.
UQB756 pictured along Hungerford Ave., Halls Head working the 592TC on the 6th November, 2017.<br />(722 ended up on this AM trip for the final few weeks of the school term).
UQB756 pictured along Hungerford Ave., Halls Head working the 592TC on the 6th November, 2017.
(722 ended up on this AM trip for the final few weeks of the school term).
More to come as I edit the other shots. A disclaimer that these shots were taken on slide film, which is notorious for its fairly limited dynamic range. Some of the somewhat poor exposure(s) are my own fault, but it is all part of the learning experience.

Re: Mandurah Renault PR180.2s

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:41 pm
by Bus-1809
Great shots Mr. Merc!

Will have to dig some of mine at some stage

Re: Mandurah Renault PR180.2s

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:48 am
by Bus Suggestions
Note the differing logos on 756 and 747 (new logo on the front and old on the side) and the old logos still on 752 and 755!

Re: Mandurah Renault PR180.2s

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:36 am
by ScaniaK320
Is there much difference between the Perth units and the Action Units?

Re: Mandurah Renault PR180.2s

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:10 am
by Merc1107
Bus Suggestions wrote:Note the differing logos on 756 and 747 (new logo on the front and old on the side) and the old logos still on 752 and 755!
Goes to show the varied lives these vehicles have lived! Examples such as 734 received a complete respray later on in life, whereas others seemed to carry variations of the Transperth livery, for whatever reason. I do believe 721s side paintwork survived the full length of its service life.

There could be other reasons for differing logos, too (e.g. repair accident damage). I've heard 1107 (my namesake) had the wrong decals applied whilst it was away receiving a mid-life refurbishment many moons ago.
ScaniaK320 wrote:Is there much difference between the Perth units and the Action Units?
Bodywork from JWBolton would be the major distinguishing feature. I also believe the level of equipment fitted differs between Perth & Canberra units. Perth units lack the saloon and driver's heater units and fog lamps, but do feature evaporative saloon cooling. Mechanically, I don't think there is or was any difference, but am happy to be corrected.

Re: Mandurah Renault PR180.2s

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:30 am
by Bus-1809
Mechanically the same, just on top is what was different.

Canberra units had drivers Air Con fitted too, Mr. 1107