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Thu May 19, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1
Replies: 13
Views: 32125

Re: Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1

I used to ride my bike to their depot from Oatley just in the hope of seeing the Volgren Twin Deck they had!
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Re: Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Hi, thinking the Turbo 0303 didn't come out to 1992, I don't think Coffs Harbour Coaches had an Austral 0303/3 Turbo, I feel it was an MCA.

Howards & Swan Hill Bus Lines had the nicest 0303/3 Austral Tourmasters on the road.
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Denning Hi-Deck Landseer History.
Replies: 26
Views: 7662

Re: Denning Hi-Deck Landseer History.

Three of the best, in one of the above posts, somebody mentioned the High Deck performed better, it had aa different chassis to the conventional Landseer along with stiffer panard rods to keep it level. With Manly Coaches having number plate TV15, I find that maby a bit confusing as AAT had 000 to 1...
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Wed May 13, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: This bus is?
Replies: 8
Views: 4584

Re: This bus is?

Ta Burrumbus, was just interested in the east west config that Boronia explained, always heard of the east west GM, but never seen one. Plus Thanks Boroina, the classic Murrays PD4106 or 07? with the step roof was that east west as well?
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Tue May 12, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: This bus is?
Replies: 8
Views: 4584

This bus is?

Wonder what the history of this beauty with it's east west engine, was it to get a longer wheel base and smoother ride?
by escapes
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: EX ANSETT PIONEER MERCS
Replies: 41
Views: 13453

Re: EX ANSETT PIONEER MERCS

Plus I'd like to be corrected but I don't think Anset Silver Service recieved any Ansair 86 or 85 Benz's the last was 84, they did have 86 Austral & Denning Benz's but not Ansair
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: EX ANSETT PIONEER MERCS
Replies: 41
Views: 13453

Re: EX ANSETT PIONEER MERCS

I would say the above post was number 55 from the AAT Central Australian Fleet ex 30 something from APT Sydney in 90 - 91, Number 55 had its back window smashed on a Globus Gateway job coming through the gap in Alice, plus Ansett units did not have ring feeder connections, the only Ansett Unit we ha...
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Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sunstate Coaches
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: Sunstate Coaches

As stated it entered, it left - very quickly and might have been part of the deal for APT/AAT to buy the remaining 18 deckers - Deluxe might not have financed it!! Being No 220
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Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sunstate Coaches
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: Sunstate Coaches

It entered APT colours in the Brisbane fleet, as it was the only DDEC1 we had and double glazed bottom windows
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Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sunstate Coaches
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: Sunstate Coaches

The Sunstate Decker must have been bought off somebody inbetween Deluxe and very quickly in early 91 as it was in the Page Magerary fleet for a few months before it went to Sita
by escapes
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Austral - MD1
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Austral - MD1

Like to start a topic & photo posts on the Austral MD1, personally I believe they where the best Austral to drive, the chassis handling was so different to the 84 to 89 models, love to see as many different liveries as possible.
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Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Abustaurant "Silver Eagle" at the Opera House. 10/11/13
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Abustaurant "Silver Eagle" at the Opera House. 10/11/13

It was first launched in the late 90's from memory, must have been in storage and kept in great nic
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Premier Roadlines Tourmasters
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Premier Roadlines Tourmasters

Plus purely east of Kunju Falls or what ever the do gooder want to call it now

My first summer out there 88/89
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Premier Roadlines Tourmasters
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Premier Roadlines Tourmasters

Love photo 8 of the 80 or 81 Domino, mid mont ac, claerly was great concept back then
by escapes
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Safari Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Safari Trailer

NorthEast Coachlines may have one for sale on 1300 781 221, ex Scenic Tours
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Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip

Sunset @ Hotham Alpine Resort
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Coach liveries:name some of the best?
Replies: 49
Views: 7244

Re: Coach liveries:name some of the best?

I don't have a photo, but I'm sure somebody does. I would like to suggest that Kirklands Setra's where amazing. If anybody remembers or wants to comment, the detail on the Setra's was so different to the Australs or Volgren Deckers they had.
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Sat May 25, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip

Interstate plates, AO Victorian accreditation, ABN is 64158947249, must be real!
by escapes
Tue May 21, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip

Hey Mitch,

No these are AutoBuses, try and get a photo
by escapes
Tue May 21, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip

We are passing through Newcastle to collect a trailer next Saturday week, get your camera
by escapes
Tue May 21, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip

The second unit, arriving from Brisbane next week, yes they are photo shopped at the moment. Challenge is to get the first real shot.
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Tue May 21, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: First to get a real pic - Get's a trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

First to get a real pic - Get's a trip

Who's buses are these.

Where will they be based?

http://www.HothamBus.com.au
by escapes
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Premier Decker
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Premier Decker

Trace the history of this vehicle, it was over 600hp, if not very close. Dominic loved it and was not happy when his brother sold it to me. Now Mr Bean has it & it is in good hands, just a shame it can't perform to it's full potential on the east coast, like it did in the Territory. Plus they were 4...
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Premier Decker
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Premier Decker

Oh the Bean Machine (we called it Mr Ulster) over 600hp Detroit. Hill what Hill, remember taking the Pimba Hill in SA at 115km/h all the way to the crest, It was a pleasure to drive. Not that good on drive tyres thow!!
by escapes
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Tyres

Daz We used to fit ZXA2 to our Austal's and Scania's, as they were super quiet and realy good in the wet season, but XZE2 both being 295/80's to the Deckers and Dennings, and XZY3's to drives and laxy's, got about 110,000 out of drives except for our 600hp decker, it just chewed throw the tyres but ...

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