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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby readerbus » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:27 pm

NZSL202 wrote:That's what I thought. Do you know what her licence plate number was? The records I have state it was EP7258 but that bus has been in Hawera since June of 1987, and given that the first two MAN's turned up in 1986....


Man Sl202's order of Delivery:

2 & 6 Arrived 1986, 1 & 3 Arrived early 1987 & 10&11 Arrived Late 1987

Number 3 went to Hawera & as far as I know was converted to Movan status
Number 2 in in the Bay of Plenty as a Movan. 10 & 11 went to Hanhams buses in Albany but were sold off before Ritchies purchased the company. 1 Became the Mobile Library.I am unsure of the fate of 6.

I hope this helps :mrgreen:
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby NZSL202 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:16 am

Thak you for that.

Looks like the lic plate info I have for #1 is actually for #3 then.

The first two owners are of the 1967 AEC Reliance 2U2RA:
New Plymouth City Council
Taiporohewui Trust

Afterwards it was turned into a Movan (pic below)
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Will try and find the right info :(
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby NZSL202 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:18 pm

After years of struggling to find original untouched destination signs from the ex NPCC fleet, my patience has finally paid off.

Below is the side destination blind from New Plymouth City Transport (NPCT) MAN SL202 #6, which will be from here on stored extremely carefully for posterity.

This vehicle was bought brand new in 1986 by the New Plymouth City Council (NPCC), sold to Goldstar Bus Lines of Hamilton in July of 1991 (but allocated to the New Plymouth depot), then E.C. Reesby Rotorua in Dec of 1991, and finally to Leopard Coachlines in Christchurch in April 2009.

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A big thanks to Mikey (readerbus) who alerted me to the sale of #6 by E.C. Reesby to Leopard Coachlines in Christchurch, and of course to the Leopard Coachlines crew who agreed to supply the blinds! Well done! :mrgreen:

A copy of the front blind which has more routes, will follow shortly.
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:22 pm

How is the new plymouth scene at this current point in time?
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby NZSL202 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:07 pm

Funny you should mention that.... Update coming soon! :P
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:54 pm

by update are we meaning tenders? :wink:
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby ka9102 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:15 pm

what is "picture bus"? :D
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:16 pm

ka9102 wrote:what is "picture bus"? :D


Wouldn't it be like heading to the cinema?
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby ka9102 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:24 pm

like a party bus :shock:
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby Trolley Bus Racer » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:29 pm

Nah nah, they used to do a late night service taking people to and from the Pictures (cinemas)
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby NZSL202 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:19 pm

K270UB6 wrote:by update are we meaning tenders? :wink:


Tranzit have the CityLink contract until at least 2011, but there are some other significant changes coming.

Trolley Bus Racer wrote:Nah nah, they used to do a late night service taking people to and from the Pictures (cinemas)


Yes, that's the one. It was a late night service that catered for the Pictures (aka movies!) in the mid 1980's. There were a couple of designated Picture Bus routes that amalgamated around 8 major routes each whose last service ran at the very late time of 10.40PM! :lol:

It's funny to think about the streets being deserted throughout NZ at that time of night. These days, that's when things are just getting started!
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby readerbus » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:19 pm

Oh My God!!! They finally arrived eh... Brilliant News.
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby DarrenH » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:53 pm

A lot of work being done to these buses. The mobile stage conversion on leyland leopard #20(WCT 480) is a real eye opener! :mrgreen:
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby ka9102 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:07 pm

anyone has any photo of the current new plymouth buses? :D :D
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby NZSL202 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:22 pm

Ex Palmy, ex Brisbane Ansair MAN 10.155's with a handfull of Jappers thrown in.

The TRC are boosting services over contracting brand new buses, which I think is the better way to go. The HBRC have done the complete opposite.

Will post some pics when I get back.
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby volvomaster » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:45 pm

Image Japp Mitsubishi
ImageAnsair MAN 10.155
both currently used on the city services
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:54 pm

Do the Fuso's still have their origional seating?
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby ka9102 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:05 pm

nice,remind me of palmerston north less the designlines :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby volvomaster » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:49 pm

K270UB6 wrote:Do the Fuso's still have their origional seating?

Im sure the seats in the mid-section were replaced but all the other seats are origional?
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby NZSL202 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:38 pm

We should probably keep this as a historical "New Plymouth City Transport" thread and create a new General - New Plymouth thread.
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby itsmrb » Sat May 26, 2012 5:40 pm

Apologies for bumping the old thread but...

Just wondering if anybody had any pics of the Mercedes-Benz 0305 vehicles in the green NPCT colours, especially from the back or side on. Trying to piece together enough material to get a drivable bus made for Trainz Simulator but obviously got here a bit late to see the earlier pictures posted on this thread as they have now vanished! Thanks for any help possible.
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby baby38 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:44 pm

ANYONE HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF THE TROLLEY BUSES,DO THEY STILL HAVE TROLLEY BUSES.
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Re: New Plymouth City Transport

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:25 am

New Plymouth last trolleybus was withdrawn 7 October 1967 the trolley buses used were Crossley Empires these and the Crossleys operated in Wellington were last ones built by Crossley before the takeover AEC.
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