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by cal321
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 28101

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

I did see somebody ask that same question on Ventura's facebook page in mid November and the answer from Ventura was that there will be a Christmas bus this year. I haven't sighted it yet. Haven't seen any photos of it online yet either.
by cal321
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: GM DIESEL : 8.2 L “Fuel Pincher” FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 3199

Re: GM DIESEL : 8.2 L “Fuel Pincher” FOR SALE

heathy77, check out the other items section at this bottom of this page

http://www.callidecoaches.com.au/equipm ... sales.html
by cal321
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Club Rego for Victoria.
Replies: 10
Views: 8232

Re: Club Rego for Victoria.

You can read more about the changes here: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registr ... nuary-2015
by cal321
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 285319

Re: PTV livery list

CDC Eastrans #32 is now sporting PTV livery. It was on route 623 this morning
by cal321
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 285319

Re: PTV livery list

CDC Eastrans #33 now in PTV livery, it was on route 623 yesterday
by cal321
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Mornington Pennisula Explorer double decker
Replies: 14
Views: 5351

Re: Mornington Pennisula Explorer double decker

There is now a website showing route, stops and ticket prices. http://peninsulaexplorer.com
by cal321
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus at Moorabbin Traffic School
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Bus at Moorabbin Traffic School

It was previously with Grenda's (Moorabbin Transit). It's a Volvo B6FA / Volgren and I believe (someone may be able to confirm) it was the old #545. After being retired from route/school service by Grenda's, it was a used as a driver training bus by them before being sold to the traffic school. It w...
by cal321
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3337

Re: CDC Victoria Group news January - June 2014

Eastrans #9 just sighted on Power Ave Chadstone performing a route 624 toward Chadstone shopping centre. Would assume that it is somewhat unusual for this one to get out in route service, particularly in school holidays. Presumably it is "out for a run".
by cal321
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: storage for a bus
Replies: 36
Views: 5837

Re: storage for a bus

I don't know anything about them, but they have storage in Bayswater. See http://www.truck-parking.com.au
by cal321
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013
Replies: 213
Views: 21121

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013

Yes 842 is on route 733 today. I saw it at Mount Waverley this morning.
by cal321
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Number plate slogan
Replies: 104
Views: 14670

Re: Victorian Number plate slogan

I haven't heard anything official Mitch, but also have noticed many aaa-nnn, aab-nnn etc. appearing in Melbourne over the last 2 or 3 weeks. All of them being white writing on black and all being the slimline type plates.

So they are definitely re-issuing these.
by cal321
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Seat belts in school buses
Replies: 29
Views: 2414

Seat belts in school buses

School kids will be even safer when travelling in school buses, thanks to the announcement of seat belts being fitted to Victorian school buses. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-10/seat-belts-to-be-installed-on-country-school-buses/4810378?section=vic Assuming, of course, that school kids actually...
by cal321
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All other Victorian Bus news January - June 2013
Replies: 93
Views: 9001

Re: All other Victorian Bus news January - June 2013

Driver #47 has also been completely stripped (except for the fleet numbers) and I wondered the same thing.
by cal321
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Grey Line
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Grey Line

As far as I know, Driver are only selling their route bus services. All their other coach & charter operations (including Gray Line) will continue on as usual.
by cal321
Fri May 31, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Eastrans New Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Eastrans New Depot

Could this be a record? Outgrowing a brand new depot only months after it was opened! They might have to reopen the Atherton Road depot (or the yard they had near Quince's depot) to handle the overflow. :lol:
by cal321
Fri May 31, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Look back at Driver Bus Lines route buses Part 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: Look back at Driver Bus Lines route buses Part 2

I like the centrally heated signwriting on the buses in the last two photos. Nice n cosy!

It's going to be sad to see this proud and long standing bus operator exit from route services. Thanks for posting Venturatiger.
by cal321
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: BCSV Sita Tour 9th February 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Re: BCSV Sita Tour 9th February 2013

Fascinating to read a bit about the history of Sita and about the Federal. The Federal certainly would have been a big tour bonus.
by cal321
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Latrobe Valley Tour (10/2/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Latrobe Valley Tour (10/2/2012)

Gremlins have got into this post :lol: Somehow I've managed to post the whole thing upside down. Hasn't happened before when I've posted photos. Bizarre!!! :lol: :lol:
by cal321
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Latrobe Valley Tour (10/2/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Latrobe Valley Tour (10/2/2013)

A keen group of BCSV members and visitors attended this very successful day tour. The main aim of the day was to visit the three Latrobe Valley Bus Lines (LVBL) depots. Thanks must go to Latrobe Valley management and staff member Bruce, Nuline Charter, System Improver, Apollo and those who prepared ...
by cal321
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Weird & Wonderful
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Weird & Wonderful

The bus in the second photo is a 1970 Leyland Panther bodied by Denning. I believe that actual bus ultimately became a motorhome and was featured on a TV program. Think the program was called "Our House", but not sure. Interesting collection of pics. I can't believe how small the windscreen is in th...
by cal321
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All other Victorian Bus news January - June 2013
Replies: 93
Views: 9001

Re: All other Victorian Bus news January - June 2013

Driver Bus Lines have acquired several Mitsubishi Rosas. Sighted so far have been #124 7598AO (Gray Line livery), #126 9267AO (Gray Line livery) and #127 unregistered (Driver livery). I believe there is at least one other (probably numbered 123 or 125). Also, quite late :oops: , but seen before Chri...
by cal321
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013
Replies: 299
Views: 22971

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013

Knox based 1011 is now on the road - it was seen heading for Glen Iris on route 734 this afternoon.
by cal321
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34933

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

I agree that it is great Ventura are keeping the Grenda's heritage fleet. Just hope that they come out to historic vehicle shows for people to admire.

Although, according to comments on another thread, it appears there weren't any of them at the HCVC Sandown show last month. A bit sad.
by cal321
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34933

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Sighted about 9:50 this morning at cnr of North Rd/Clayton Rd in Clayton was Grenda's Volvo B58/Volgren VG001 preserved bus. It was heading eastbound on North Road.

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