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by The Cap a tan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: AEC 531 A Regal Mark III bus
Replies: 64
Views: 59284

Re: AEC 531 A Regal Mark III bus

Thanks for the update Colin. A huge amount of work has been done since I last saw the bus in the flesh. With work and life commitments I don't get a lot of time to visit here, let alone get much work done on my Volvo B59. It looks like you have an enthusiastic team doing the work. The paint matching...
by The Cap a tan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Optare Solo Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 10076

Re: Optare Solo Photos

Ventura 1310 and 1311 based at the Lilydale depot,
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by The Cap a tan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 32131

Re: Ventura Group News 2017

It looks like Ventura has transferred a number of older buses to Ivanhoe. Going past this morning I noticed at least three blue liveried Scanias, one white bus with blue and yellow stripes and an ex-Grenda bus. Those buses are there for rail replacement. I think it's a rail crossing removal project...
by The Cap a tan
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news January - June 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 12042

Re: Ventura Group news January - June 2016

Short of drivers.
by The Cap a tan
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 40413

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

Keep an eye out next week for some new regos for Transdev, 2 of 7 BS02AX and BS02AY. All to be revealed Monday or Tuesday apparently.
by The Cap a tan
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 40413

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

Craig, Have you or anyone else heard anything about another company now operating, or soon to be operating, the Manningham Mover service other than Transdev?
by The Cap a tan
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: A BCI for Wyndham
Replies: 10
Views: 6524

Re: A BCI for Wyndham

Nice set of photos Craig, I notice the appropriate ending on the number plate 'LO', low.
by The Cap a tan
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news August - December 2015
Replies: 47
Views: 11332

Re: Ventura Group news August - December 2015

Paul_Nicholson wrote:Several Ventura buses I rode in on Monday had internal signs giving the bus number. Is this a recent development?

Paul in Melbourne
Yes Paul, very recent. It's being rolled out through the whole fleet. I finished the ones at Lilydale last Friday before going on holidays.
by The Cap a tan
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]
Replies: 18
Views: 5790

Re: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]

Did they originally come with round taillight formation as seen on 239? Yes they did, I'd forgotten about those square lights. I assume there were issues with spares with the original set up? Otherwise I have no idea why they changed ( and had forgotten they had until you pointed it out - thanks) I...
by The Cap a tan
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news January - July 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 20191

Re: Ventura Group news January - June 2015

Anyone know who RHD is on Twitter (on @VenturaBus)? I think i remember someone calling her Rachel, assuming then i guess they know her name? They generally always respond to customer enquiries and tweets i guess, but why them? Head office?? Each of the 3 letter signatures they use to show who poste...
by The Cap a tan
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 280654

Re: PTV livery list

Still have 730, 732 and 842 to go as far as artics are concerned.
by The Cap a tan
Thu May 28, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news January - July 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 20191

Re: Ventura Group news January - June 2015

The two Ivecos 376 and 377 have been transferred back to Rosebud and 723 and 826 have been transferred back to Lilydale. 377 was the first to go back. It was a lovely drive down Eastlink and Peninsula Link and return early last week. :D 376 was swapped over by one of the Rosebud drivers early this ...
by The Cap a tan
Sun May 24, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: FC rally, 60 years of Pioneer Express
Replies: 35
Views: 13205

Re: FC rally, 60 years of Pioneer Express

For those interested the following video shows several ex American Greyhound vehicles, also includes a couple of PD3571's as seen in an earlier post,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJlYLfBG7vw
by The Cap a tan
Sat May 23, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 280654

Re: PTV livery list

B7RLE wrote:791 needed it especially the front, 793 is also getting done
Yes I didn't think the sticky tape on the front off side corner of 793 would look good for it's yearly inspection. 791 is also in to have the wheelchair ramp repaired and some other floor issues.
by The Cap a tan
Fri May 22, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 280654

Re: PTV livery list

I can't find reference in previous posts, Lilydale 844 now in PTV Livery and 791 dropped off yesterday to receive same.
by The Cap a tan
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 280654

Re: PTV livery list

Craig wrote:Ventura Lilydale #751 (Scania K230UB, Volgren) has been added to the fleet lists tonight as done, reaching the milestone of 650 buses reported in PTV orange.

Kind Regards


Craig :-)
751 only went to Knox today (Thursday morning), so I doubt it is 'done' just yet, but is being done.
by The Cap a tan
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news July - December 2014
Replies: 113
Views: 22071

Re: Ventura Group news July - December 2014

I don't like how they say "Christmas Bus" and "2nd Christmas Bus". It sounds as if one is more important than the other. I'm sure a lot of effort has gone into both of the buses, so it would be good to see them referred to on a more even footing. At least that's how I see it. Not sure of the geogra...
by The Cap a tan
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Double Deckers for Skybus
Replies: 110
Views: 62428

Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Do Skybus use Dudley St and Footscray Rd to access Citylink?
If so what height is the rail overpass on Dudley St?
High enough to get a double decker under?
by The Cap a tan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news July - December 2014
Replies: 113
Views: 22071

Re: Ventura Group news July - December 2014

Yes I know what the livery is I work there, but the abbreviation you are currently using looks like a lot of typing, just to say the 'Ventura V livery'. In my view it's a bit like some graffiti, why bother writing it if no one knows what the hell your saying apart from a few select individuals.
by The Cap a tan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news July - December 2014
Replies: 113
Views: 22071

Re: Ventura Group news July - December 2014

grenda bus 669 wrote:D650 Volvo B7RLE now has the Yellow - NB "V" livery.

grenda bus 669 :)
What exactly is this 'Yellow - NB' Livery you all talk about. Does the NB stand for Nationalbus or something else, if so not sure why.
by The Cap a tan
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Ex Mt Dandy Volvo
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Mt Dandybus 1994

Hi John and Andrea, a couple of photos of before and after. Each photo credited thereon.
Three of the B58's in the Action livery at Lilydale depot.
Three of the B58's in the Action livery at Lilydale depot.
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Sister vehicle 41 in the same livery 45 would have had up to the time it was taken out of the fleet.
Sister vehicle 41 in the same livery 45 would have had up to the time it was taken out of the fleet.
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by The Cap a tan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1960 SB3 Bedford Ansair
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: 1960 SB3 Bedford Ansair

Nice to see a survivor of the old Invicta fleet. It looks quite smart, hope to see some more photos if possible.
by The Cap a tan
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 112
Views: 14875

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014

The 'Grentura' references, don't suppose you are referring to a story someone did about the future and they talked about a merger of Ventura and Grendas in the future and the company being referred to as 'Grentura'. This was well before Ventura brought Grendas. The Grentura references are in relati...
by The Cap a tan
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Bus or Coach photo - best photo.
Replies: 22
Views: 3128

Re: Bus or Coach photo - best photo.

A before and after shot of the same vehicle, taken on different BCSV outings. The first photo from 2010 and the second from 2013.
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by The Cap a tan
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: MITCHAM RAIL SHUT DOWN
Replies: 13
Views: 1450

Re: MITCHAM RAIL SHUT DOWN

Also see http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11364004-0-asc-s0.htm which is updated regularly by a Mitcham local.

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