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O'Driscoll Coaches - TBCS mini-tour

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O'Driscoll Coaches - TBCS mini-tour

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:01 pm

Although today was quite gloomy weather-wise, members of the Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society enjoyed a leisurely "mini-tour" in the
picturesque Derwent Valley, as we visited the depot of O'DRISCOLL COACHES at New Norfolk. Only a small group braved the conditions,
with conditions clearing in the valley and providing a fantastic backdrop and scenic shots. Here is a selection of photos from the day,
including a few earlier in the day, with O'Driscolls also operating tours off the (2) cruise ships berthed at Hobart this morning. Enjoy :D

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#24 M.A.N 18.290 E5 / King Long, arrives at Hobart waterfront to commence a tour off Ovation of the Seas.
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Because of the distance from Macquarie Wharf #5, O'Driscoll #28 provides a shuttle for cruise ship passengers
between Mac.5 and the cruise ship terminal
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#25 BCI RoadCruiser2 photographed departing the wharf on Hobart Highlights 1/2 day tour
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Our "tour" vehicle for the day, was this ex Metro Scania N113CRB/Ansair Orana #621/HC#12, recently bought
by O'Driscolls, and now allocated #35 in the O'Driscoll fleet.
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#37 with O'Driscoll, is this 2007 Hino RB8/Chiron
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#14 Mercedes Benz O500LE/Express 13.5m
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TBCS member Ben, fondly remembered his old ride - #20 Mercedes Benz OH1830L/Mills Tui "Orbit"
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#15 is a 2003 Irisbus Agoraline/CB60 (ex Busabout Wagga Wagga)
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The "graveyard" out the back would have "Desto Dave" devastated. (3) Leyland Tigers in their final resting place,
now all retired, although 1 or 2 are FOR SALE.
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#29, our "tour driver's" old ride, is a 2013 BCI Classmaster 57
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Re: O'Driscoll Coaches - TBCS mini-tour

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:14 pm

Our second "tour vehicle" for the day was this 1999 Csepel / Autobus 13.5m with 67 seat-belted seats. We drove a little further up the
valley to Hayes and Rosegarland, before finding some scenic locations for photographs. Because of it's long wheelbase, this vehicle drives
very well, and was formerly owned by Pennicott Adventure Cruises down on Tasmania's Tasman Peninsula.

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Only a small group ventured on today's tour, but those that attended had an enjoyable day.
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Waiting for a train. Should have got back on board on time, then. HA HA HA
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The Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society wish to THANK Peter O'Driscoll for allowing the Society to tour his facilities and allowing rides on his buses.
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