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Re: Modern buses 26 Jul 2014 04:11 #142960

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Been reading up on the NSW govt website, many involve oil or diesel fuel leaking onto the turbo and the fire can be well established before the driver realises.

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Re: Modern buses 10 Aug 2014 20:58 #142961

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Also been doing some investigation intot eh cause of these fires, and at least two of them have been caused by crystallized glycol from the cooling system - in short a long persistent leak of coolant onto hot parts which has evaporated the water component of the coolant and left glycol only, which is flammable when extra heat is applied to it. At least in one case I am aware of, the operator of a fleet has mandated that all his buses and coaches will use organic (no glycol) coolant. Something to be aware of ... :o
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Re: Armstrong's training bus. 13 Aug 2014 09:52 #142962

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Melbourne (Vic.): Armstrong's training bus. Early 2000s? (D White). This came to me as part of David's estate, but with no caption. I can't guess the buildings/street; I can't identify the vehicle and its likely age; I don't know when the photo was taken.
Because it is not a scheduled operator, there is no entry for Armstrong in Australian Bus Fleets Lists.

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Re: Modern Sydney buses 18 Aug 2014 15:05 #142963

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Two at Newtown (Sydney, NSW( on Sat.14.6.14, from Jeff Bounds. The first is unidentified; the second is a Scania, fleet number 2467.

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Re: Pakistan Mercedes, 1988 20 Aug 2014 15:58 #142964

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1988 is too recent for historic. This is a typically-decorated bus in Pakistan, and that Mercedes logo has to mean Mercedes chassis too; it isn't just another part of the elaborate artwork.

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881228W Pakistan, Quetta, bus. R Smith.



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Re: Modern buses 20 Aug 2014 18:35 #142965

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Interestingly it also has a Hino badge at hip level?

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Re: Modern Sydney buses 20 Aug 2014 20:33 #142966

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Two at Newtown (Sydney, NSW( on Sat.14.6.14, from Jeff Bounds. The first is unidentified; the second is a Scania, fleet number 2467.

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The first is also most likely a Scania
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Re: Modern buses 20 Aug 2014 20:52 #142967

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That was observant, and it could well be a Hino, with the Mercedes badges as decorations: I was worried by having two, and not central; that is partly why I mentioned them. The Hino badge appears to have its lettering in Urdu, so there is no guarantee of what it reads, and this was the only photo which I took.

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Re: Modern buses 20 Aug 2014 21:01 #142968

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How legal is it to display a speed sign on back of bus ..... can lead to confusion



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Re: Modern buses 20 Aug 2014 22:16 #142969

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Where was the photo taken? Might be legislation there to slow down to 40kmh passing buses. ;)

Edit ... must be Australia cos it looks like Michelle Bridges on the bus!!
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