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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2021

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Speaking of 2607 in Claisebrook, I have also seen standard-livery OC500s there on some mornings. Could they be there for the driver's tea break before starting his next shift on a Freo contract route from EQBS?
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Correct. Used due to proximity to WACA and the (former!) Terrace Road terminus. Unsure if space constraints at EQ have anything to do with it, although that is a plausible third option.
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2284 seen on Nairn Drive, Baldivis very early this morning (approx 6.30am)
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Squiddy wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:32 pm 2912 and 2916 seen on Mandurah runs today also, so appears some swaps have taken place. Will post the remaining swaps as I see them.
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The last bus using the 29xx numbering spots (2999) was sighted at Trucks Centre Kewdale today, alongside others between 2994-2998.
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2993 in service at Fremantle
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this afternoon ex-TP1517 seen travelling along Safety Bay Road going past the Stocklands Baldivis Shopping Centre towards the freeway, all the passenger windows have been fully blacked out, still sporting the black and silver paint livery and fleet numbers in the usual locations.
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saw 2281 on 998 at shelley bridge. it look like a change off and freo bus at rocky or this is permanent swap

edit 4:30 also 2271 move fremantle (or you can say return as 2271 originally from freo until mid 2020) saw it 5 min ago on 114f at canning hwy
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ex-1051 is at Serpentine Airfield for a public event.
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sylar wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:14 pm this afternoon ex-TP1517 seen travelling along Safety Bay Road going past the Stocklands Baldivis Shopping Centre towards the freeway, all the passenger windows have been fully blacked out, still sporting the black and silver paint livery and fleet numbers in the usual locations.
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it look like all the OC withdrawn ex SR is storage at CV depo.
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pasha241 wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:02 am it look like all the OC withdrawn ex SR is storage at CV depo.
Seen them too. All parked next to 1610, or what still remains of it.
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1610 was scrapped long ago. Could be the shell of 1593, though (that has somewhat recently been removed from SR).

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Off The Rails wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:35 am 1610 was scrapped long ago. Could be the shell of 1593, though (that has somewhat recently been removed from SR).

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It'll be 1593, that was stripped down to the chassis pretty much.

It's been over 10 years since 1610 caught fire, so unless it's been hidden away at CV for all that time...
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Bus-1809 wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:19 am It'll be 1593, that was stripped down to the chassis pretty much.

It's been over 10 years since 1610 caught fire, so unless it's been hidden away at CV for all that time...
Pretty sure what I have seen is 1610 as there are many black marks on the side that appear to have come from smoke damage.
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Volvo BZL #1 was sighted departing Trucks Centre Kewdale earlier this morning.
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Wangara is the next depot to start B7 refurbs, with 2124 freshly noted today.
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The ordering of these refurbs is curious, rather than doing all the oldest ones first (which would be the Midvale, Mandurah and Morley units), they seem to be doing a few from each depot/contract at a time with newer Beckenham and Wangara units being done alongside the older Mandurah/Midvale/Morley units. Perhaps they want to avoid a repeat of the OC refurbs which saw up to six buses at a time away from a single depot?

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With the OC refurbs it seemed like something of a catchup game. For example, the withdrawals we see now were only refurbished 2016/2017.

As to the logic here, my guess is as good as the next person's. Condition based? Is it based on the expected fleet movements in the coming years (i.e. regional transfers)?
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Newbie 3245 (B8RLE) was sighted at Trucks Centre Kewdale.
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1430 has moved to Malaga. Unsure of what it has replaced though.
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komen_413 wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:55 am 1430 has moved to Malaga. Unsure of what it has replaced though.
Probably 2185 coming over to WP?
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Zidanehartono wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:56 pm Newbie 3245 (B8RLE) was sighted at Trucks Centre Kewdale.
Any B8s for Path anytime soon? They recently lost 100 and 1864 prematurely.
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Enviro 500 wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:20 am Probably 2185 coming over to WP?
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