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by On Air
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: *Opal Card INFRASTRUCTURE roll-out progress ONLY*
Replies: 2837
Views: 650553

Re: *Opal Card INFRASTRUCTURE roll-out progress ONLY*

After my last post I took a cruise through the Opal site. My conclusion is the fare evasion will be endemic on buses if I understand it correctly. If the punters have to present their cards to get off the bus what happens if they don't present?
by On Air
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: *Opal Card INFRASTRUCTURE roll-out progress ONLY*
Replies: 2837
Views: 650553

Re: *Opal Card INFRASTRUCTURE roll-out progress ONLY*

Had 2330 out last week and noticed it has been fitted with the readers (?) at the exits and a new mount for the Opal console. I couldn't see any cables or troughing running from the small readers so how do they work?
by On Air
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: {STA} 2258, 2009, 3200 & 2546
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: {STA} 2258, 2009, 3124, 3200 & 2546

I particularly like that last shot. Nice result. I'm curious to know what you think of Volgren Volvo artics like 2258 Greame? They are abit slow off the mark but I love the sound of their big turbo engines as they take off. Not everyone seems to like the looks of the Volgren but I for one am a fan!...
by On Air
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA redistribution of routes at depots
Replies: 320
Views: 20249

Re: STA redistribution of routes at depots

If they want to save dead running, what about all those North Sydney buses running up to Brookvale for servicing? Quicker to do it at Willoughby?? The only problem with your proposition is the fact that Willoughby now has a stock roughly double what it had when North Sydney's fleet was serviced the...
by On Air
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA redistribution of routes at depots
Replies: 320
Views: 20249

Re: STA redistribution of routes at depots

:roll: Every new driver starting with STA had to learn that many. Anyone who transfers or is loaned out does as well. No jobs are threatened by this, and in reducing costs it may help us not to be privatised. Why is anyone upset by this ? We lose nothing, unlike the current EBA, where we were told ...
by On Air
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA redistribution of routes at depots
Replies: 320
Views: 20249

Re: STA redistribution of routes at depots

As for the standards of route training - its not very long ago that I showed a new P operator how to get a 310 from Eastgardens to Botany Rd And what about the sizable number of drivers at T that have never collected a cash fare? Do they receive any training on collecting fares and use of the coin ...
by On Air
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA redistribution of routes at depots
Replies: 320
Views: 20249

Re: STA redistribution of routes at depots

CC 516 wrote:L20's were nearly always 14.5's before the B12BLEA's were introduced.
Yet did not operate via West Ryde Station.
by On Air
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA redistribution of routes at depots
Replies: 320
Views: 20249

Re: STA redistribution of routes at depots

The L20 has never operated via West Ryde Stn. Robo Cop has bad memory circuits.
by On Air
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA redistribution of routes at depots
Replies: 320
Views: 20249

Re: STA redistribution of routes at depots

I hear Y are getting M's 14.5. I hear mostly for 520s. This allows M to receive Artics from T. M drivers have been Artic training at Y. Which contradicts route548's post. :? 520 operates late night/ early morning and doesn't warrant being tabled for 14.5s even if they could make the turn from Rydal...
by On Air
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $100 million over 4 years to improve daily commute in Sydney
Replies: 97
Views: 22128

Re: $100 million over 4 years to improve daily commute in Sy

Eastwood interchange is a complete mess. There has been various meetings and posturings between Ryde council and the various transport operators over the last ten years but nothing has been done. As mentioned above, the service level for buses through the Western side of the station has reached over...
by On Air
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: New Hillsbus at Volgren!
Replies: 30
Views: 2566

Re: New Hillsbus at Volgren!

I'm so used to the CB80 body on the B7 chassis the Volgren looks positively ponderous. I'm curious as to the
weight difference between the two?
by On Air
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Friday Flashback: North & Western (Ty Manning collection)
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: Friday Flashback: North & Western (Ty Manning collection

Ken Butt had a few features on his later buses in addition to the extra side indicators. Most of the Volvos and Leyland's I drove were fitted with a foot switch to operate the ticket/door light, a feature that made night operation just that little bit easier. The shot of 4118 in AOA outside the long...
by On Air
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Building Of Warragamba Dam (Transport)
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Building Of Warragamba Dam (Transport)

Afternoon White Super Power, Given your interest in buses and trains,I should imagine not much attention would have been paid to milking the cows but more like the bus ride and what trains went trundling through Menangle station whilst you were there!!!! Definitely think we will have to start a sch...
by On Air
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Hunters Hill coaches Bedfords
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Hunters Hill coaches Bedfords

Looks like Ken Butt at the wheel of 5194?
by On Air
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Parramatta Bus Co?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Parramatta Bus Co?

From memory both 1745 and 1746 were built by Properts? 1746 was spotted quite derelict behind a shed in Adaminaby in 1982!
by On Air
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Missing Landmark Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Missing Landmark Double Decker

The BIG model jet plane on a pole is till outside the old driveway to the long closed Minchinbury Winery :)
by On Air
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ken Butt
Replies: 26
Views: 3506

Re: Ken Butt

Yes Tony I think the article you may be referring to was titled "Surrounded on all sides but pressing on". How ironic as I had only sat down to read this article after finding it ( a scanned copy) with lunch before packing it away in storage whilst I move. I worked casual for Ken back in the early 9...
by On Air
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Mercedes Monster Ladder Fire Truck in Action.
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Mercedes Monster Ladder Fire Truck in Action.

The internals of those hubs are the same size but the differences externally are because of the variations in rims apart from the end caps. You'll notice that the fire engine has 10 studs but the flicker photos have spider hubs, that why it seems so different even though mechanically/physically the...
by On Air
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Out on the harbour today
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Out on the harbour today

Seems a lot of people paid big money for the 2 or 3 night "cruise" from Circular Quay to Athol Bight. The old Fairstar did weekend cruises during her last few years. Basically she loaded with loaded youth and gamblers, steamed strait out through the heads Friday night till the coast was out of view...
by On Air
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Trams in a traffic safety message in the 40s or 50s
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Trams in a traffic safety message in the 40s or 50s

Interesting that Melbourne trams received the briefest of coverage.

I hate to say it, the pedestrians were more feral back then than they are now :!: :oops:
by On Air
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Old Dodge trucks at Woy Woy.
Replies: 29
Views: 4910

Re: Old Dodge trucks at Woy Woy.

:evil: HOW DARE YOU!!!! AEC Decker only wanted to discreetly advertise that his XP Falcon coupe had a V8 under the bonnet, but not a 426ci Hemi. :twisted: If Chrysler had sold the 426 Hemi in an Australian production car, say a rebadged Plymouth Barracuda, Ford could've kissed its supremacy goodby ...
by On Air
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Trip to Inverell Transport Museum
Replies: 46
Views: 2387

Re: Trip to Inverell Transport Museum

Dave Wilson wrote:They should be catapaulted to Procyon A to cause a UFO alert.
Or Proctocedyl B to aid in the fight against alieal fissures.
by On Air
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Trip to Inverell Transport Museum
Replies: 46
Views: 2387

Re: Trip to Inverell Transport Museum

AEC Decker may wish to comment on the obscene view of 2509's road numbers above the rear platform. How can AEC Decker bear to have this bus displayed with numbers that aren't aligned in a less than adequate state? The rear view of 1569 has reminded me of how unique yet ridiculously unreliable those ...
by On Air
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Help keep the bus on time.....................
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: Help keep the bus on time.....................

Yes if the brain scrambler set make it to middle age I dare say they'll be struggling with greatly reduced hearing.
by On Air
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Old Dodge trucks at Woy Woy.
Replies: 29
Views: 4910

Re: Old Dodge trucks at Woy Woy.

:evil: HOW DARE YOU!!!! The gods of wrath from Mopar heaven might've reduced your Ford to its basic mineral elements!!!! :lol: :lol:

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