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Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby PoweredByCNG » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:32 pm

It gives me great pleasure to announce that ex-Transperth Mercedes-Benz O 405 (1042) has been secured for preservation. (1042) was the first Volgren-bodied bus to enter route service in Perth in 1990, and was the only bus of its class to be built at Volgren's Dandenong (VIC) headquarters. This bus operated for PATH Transit (Malaga and Trigg) after privatisation and subsequently was refurbished to be used for TransEsperance / Redlion Bus & Coach. It returned to Perth in 2014 and saw a few months of service at sWAn transit Gosnells before being decommissioned with a coolant pressurisation issue. (1042) will be a valuable member of the ever-expanding German Omnibus Club of Australia (GOCA) fleet and will be a great ambassador for 90's bus travel in Perth.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby Zidanehartono » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:49 pm

If the bus stored,were does it parked at.
The one who catches the Perth Stadium bus like an illegal immigrant by only to gunzel for buses & trains and/or to go anywhere else.

TP3085 always operates the first 654 trip to Perth Stadium.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby PoweredByCNG » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:27 pm

Zidanehartono wrote:If the bus stored,were does it parked at.


These buses are private property so the storage location is not public information.

Please respect the owners' rights for privacy.

Thank you.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby Zidanehartono » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:10 am

Sorry,I made a mistake.
The one who catches the Perth Stadium bus like an illegal immigrant by only to gunzel for buses & trains and/or to go anywhere else.

TP3085 always operates the first 654 trip to Perth Stadium.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby jonwil » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:34 am

Good to see such a fine machine preserved for the future. Especially something as significant as the first Volgren bodied bus in Perth.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby Renault3210 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:10 pm

Hi,

How much O405s buses are now preserved by GOCA?

Thx :)
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Re: Mercedes-Benz 1042 preserved

Postby PoweredByCNG » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:58 am

Renault3210 wrote:How much O405s buses are now preserved by GOCA?


679, 686, 688, 1042, 1048 and 1051, that makes six. 1052 is also a part of the GOCA fleet, but it is slowly being dismantled as a source of spare parts.
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