[Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

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Does anyone know where 2203 ended up after it's engine rebuild?
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Still sitting at Aldgate depot last time I passed it
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Busways MAN 18.280 HOCL-NL #2718 caught fire at Bedford Park this evening
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BusFan23 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:30 pm Busways MAN 18.280 HOCL-NL #2718 caught fire at Bedford Park this evening
Was it a minor or major fire?
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Former driver37 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 pm
BusFan23 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:30 pm Busways MAN 18.280 HOCL-NL #2718 caught fire at Bedford Park this evening
Was it a minor or major fire?
I think it’s just the engine bay and the back of the bus
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2718 fire
2718 fire
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Based off this it looks like it went to the front too, unless im seeing it wrong? https://www.reddit.com/r/Adelaide/comme ... i/gtqug66/
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A comment left on a post that was put up on Facebook by 10 news first Adelaide last night states that the bus that caught on fire might have been Busways MAN 18.280 ABM CB64A 2718 the comment says it was 2718
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Scania L94UB 3270, which was retired in November last year has re-entered service tonight.
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How many tourists are going to be willing to be imprisoned inside this?

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A lot. It adds a bit of life to those carriages made of dull, corrugated metal.
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Is the view from the windows clear from the inside or is it like an AOA on an AdeMet bus where the view is blocked slightly?
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Campbelltown busboy wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:37 pm A comment left on a post that was put up on Facebook by 10 news first Adelaide last night states that the bus that caught on fire might have been Busways MAN 18.280 ABM CB64A 2718 the comment says it was 2718
Yes, the image posted above shows it is 2718.
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lunchbox wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:11 am How many tourists are going to be willing to be imprisoned inside this?

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021 ... ilau_email
I would be asking for a refund if I found my compartment had this over it, after all isn't part of the experience seeing the view? Some years ago I stayed at a resort hotel in Queensland where the room was advertised as water view but when we got there, the palm trees in the grounds had grown higher and heavily filtered the view. The accommodation grades were obviously set years previously when the trees hadn't grown and they hadn't reviewed the gradings over the years. However, the hotel acknowledged this without dispute and willingly gave a credit for the difference. The Ghan is basically a rolling hotel......

I wonder if you might have a new ally in the fight against AOA wrap lunchbox. I'm not sure if it's allowed to cover emergency exits with wrap or, if it is, I wonder whether it should be, as surely wrap would make it more difficult to break the window out. Modern Australian buses typically only have one emergency exit either side over the front wheel arches. The traditional rear window exit has long since disappeared with the advent of engine firewalls at the back. The downside with all this was demonstrated in that terrible Brisbane fire where the fire was down the front and the front window exits or door couldn't be accessed and the emergency door release over the centre door was hidden because, naturally, smoke rises to the ceiling first, so the passengers were trapped down the back and were saved only because a passing pedestrian outside kicked in the centre door.

You'd think lessons would be taken from this, but nothing seems to have changed until the new Custom Denning Element came along with two centrally-located window exits on either side and a rear window exit at the back. I don't know if you're still with APT lunchbox, but maybe the location of emergency exits and the effect of wrap on inhibiting exit through windows is an important one to raise with authorities. The same issue of course applies to trains and trams.
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1502 back at Port depot. That’s Port Adelaide not Port Pirie.
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Unusual to see Port Depots 1390 running on a Saturday afternoon seen at Marion on a 300 to Arndale around 1430hrs
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With nearly 90 extra buses out on Footy Express services, buses that are normally not used on weekends often get used when there is Football on at Adelaide Oval.
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