• Advertisement

Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Moderator: Busnerd

Forum rules
  • A topic icon must be used with the thread title of all threads.
  • No more than 10 photos per post with a maximum of 50 in any one page in a thread.
  • Maximum photo width 1000 pixels.
  • For full photo rules and how to attach photos see viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28459
  • Thank you :)

Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Postby Irisbus Rider » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:28 pm

Please mind the title, just an attempted fancy way of saying 'Recent Canberra shots'.
But before we get into the photos, just a big thank you to all of the people who commented in my last photo thread, namely "Darren H", "Andrew", "Ryan", "T1200" and "UQB003" as well as anyone else, thanks so much for your kind words.

Now, the photos;
Image
Irisbus Agoraline 313 with a Custom Coaches CB60 body is seen here operating a 312 to Spence. 312s have only been travelling down that section of road since the Belconnen 'Improvements' were implemented a few months ago.



Image
Renault PR100.3a 126 with an Austral Denning body is seen travelling down Lathlain St with a 2 year temporary bus station in the background. This inadequate infrastructure has caused many people to refrain from travelling on the bus, as it is simply inadequate to replace a bus Interchange with 3 on street platforms with a single AdShel on each.



Image
320, a Scania L94UB CNG bus with a Custon Coaches CB60 body is photographed travelling down Marcus Clarke St in the CBD of Canberra. The construction in the background is the new DEEWR (Department for Education, the Environment and Water Resources IIRC) building, expected for completion soon.



Image
Here, we see ACTIONs oldest rigid bus, and a bus that is usually used for driver training, but is being used on the road most likely due to a bus shortage. 752 is a Renault 100.2 MkI with an Ansair body, and is entering what was the entrance road to the now closed Belconnen Interchange.



Image
BUS-376 is a MAN 18.310 powered by CNG. It has a Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II body, and is passing a newly built AdShel, which is no longer serviced due to the Belconnen 'Improvements'.



Image
Renault 100.3a, BUS-113 with an Austral Denning body is seen on the same stretch of road. This bus had a short stint in Brisbane under the alias of 997.



Image
Irisbus Agoraline 311 with a Custom Coaches CB60 body and trial LED desto is seen operating a 312 on Lathlain St.



Image
Renault 100.2 MkII 872 is seen sporting an AOA for the ACT Government to be active.



Image
A sight that will never be seen again, a Scania L94UB CNG with a Custom Coaches CB60 body is seen exiting the Belconnen bus Interchange on a bus dedicated road. In the future, this road will be opened up to general traffic and at the site of the Belconnen Bus Interchange; a few AdShels will stand. Not a fitting replacement at all.



Image
To finish off, another AOA bus, this time, 880, a Renault PR100.2 MkII with an Ansair body advertising 'iiNet'.

That does it for now, thanks for taking a look, and as per normal, commenta are very welcome! Thanks all, have a good night :)
go-bus: The Metro Advantage
User avatar
Irisbus Rider
 
Posts: 1391
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:14 pm
Location: Nth Canberra, ACT
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 9 times
Favourite Vehicle: CC Mercedes Benz 0405

Re: Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Postby RabidRabbit93111 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:29 am

Awesome:) Thanks very much...really appreciate the photos! I'm actually travelling down to Canberra next week and will be travelling on buses quite a bit so this will really help me to distinguish different bus types. Cheers!
RabidRabbit is a Jandek fan!!! That's right, unbelievable but true:)
(\__/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(") signature to help him gain world domination
RabidRabbit93111
 
Posts: 154
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:11 am
Location: Eastern 'burbs
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time
Favourite Vehicle: The new Metrobus

Re: Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Postby Chris Guru » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:57 pm

Just for the record. The building in that back of the 3rd photo is for DEEWR which is the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Long live all ex-ACTION 0305's!!!!!!!!!
User avatar
Chris Guru
 
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2004 5:10 pm
Location: The Nations Capital
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time
Favourite Vehicle: ACTION 0305

Re: Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Postby Ryan » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:37 pm

Great photos as always!

RabidRabbit93111 wrote:Awesome:) Thanks very much...really appreciate the photos! I'm actually travelling down to Canberra next week and will be travelling on buses quite a bit so this will really help me to distinguish different bus types. Cheers!


Plenty of info on ACTION Buses at www.actbus.net :)
Get on Board - http://www.actbus.net - Canberra's Transport Enthusiast Website
• Website • Forum • ACTION Fleet Wiki • Gallery • Retired ACT Transport Employees Club •
User avatar
Ryan
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:27 pm
Location: Canberra
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 2 times
Favourite Vehicle: PR180.2 Mk1

Re: Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Postby Irisbus Rider » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:20 pm

Chris Guru wrote:Just for the record. The building in that back of the 3rd photo is for DEEWR which is the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Thanks for clearing that up, I must have gotten the many departments confused.

Thanks for the comments :D
go-bus: The Metro Advantage
User avatar
Irisbus Rider
 
Posts: 1391
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:14 pm
Location: Nth Canberra, ACT
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 9 times
Favourite Vehicle: CC Mercedes Benz 0405

Re: Capturing photos in the Commonwealths Capital

Postby DarrenH » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:26 pm

Very nice photos there , The pic with Scania 370 leaving the old Belconnen Interchange is special as the scenery behind 370 will look very different in the near future.
User avatar
DarrenH
 
Posts: 3772
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:17 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 2 times



  • Advertisement

Return to Photos - Canberra/ACT

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest