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Re: Modern buses 11 Aug 2015 20:52 #143030

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Roderick, the 2 trucks at the far left are both Freightliners. The COE is an Argosy, & the Bonneted 1 is a Coronado.
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Re: Mercedes O305 14 Aug 2015 13:26 #143031

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Thanks for the Greyhound insights: what seemed like an ordinary photo when posted picked up much extra detail across two groups.

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Re: Quince's Volvo (Vic.) 16 Aug 2015 14:44 #143032

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Caulfield (Melbourne, Vic.): Quinces Volvo 0552AO on a Monash University intercampus (Caulfield - Clayton) shuttle. Wed.25.9.13. (Jeff Bounds)

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Re: Imported buses on the dock, 2013 22 Aug 2015 09:55 #143033

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Appleton Dock (Melbourne, Vic.): Five new buses. Thurs.7.11.13. (Jeff Bounds).
I can't read any of the names.
An earlier photo showed Irizar (Spain) buses for Greyhound: this could be another.
Perhaps the others are all from the same maker?
I can't find Adams in Australian Bus Fleet Lists, but the nose name could be DOM.
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Re: Modern buses 22 Aug 2015 14:05 #143034

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Adams is a WA operator.

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Re: New Greyhound in 2013 28 Aug 2015 23:36 #143035

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From ATDB: Greyhound 3 axle would most likely be a Volvo B13R or one of the first of the B11Rs, as the crossover occurred around early 2013. Going by the photo date, probably a B11R . The Adams units would be Volvo B9Rs.

Footscray Rd (West Melbourne, Vic.): New Greyhound buses. Thurs.7.11.13. (Jeff Bounds)

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Re: Modern buses 29 Aug 2015 07:58 #143036

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Hi Roderick,
Got a mate who drives for Sid Fogg from Newcastle who tells me its more cost effective to buy the Volvo or Scania chassis from euro have it shipped to Brazil to have the coachbody built then brought here. Australian labour laws his boss blames...
Have you ever travelled in one of the new Greyhound Irizars ? worst coach I've ever been in the older models were far more spacious.
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Re: More Greyhound deliveries (Vic.) 31 Aug 2015 12:54 #143037

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Footscray Rd (West Melbourne): New Greyhound buses leaving Appleton Dock on their delivery drive. Tues.12.11.13. (Jeff Bounds). Even on the full-size scan, I can't see any form of Irizar sign or logo, but in any case it would surely be the same for all countries of manufacture. Hence, based on other deliveries, these are most likely Volvo chassis, from the Brazil factory. I wonder by what route they were shipped?

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Re: Modern buses 31 Aug 2015 17:17 #143038

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Yes Volvo chassis, badge is on the back, Sorry about the image size
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Re: Newcastle (NSW) suburban 05 Sep 2015 14:19 #143039

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Hamilton (Newcastle, NSW): The current bus depot. Wed.24.7.13. (Jeff Bounds)
I am guessing that this was the former tram depot: the roof design, and the
fact that it came in a packet with other 'now' for 'then' photos.
The identifiable buses are: 3366 [possibly 3365], 3559 [for once not
matching its numberplate, MO5372] and _551 [almost certainly four digits].
From Australian Bus Fleets:
3366 m/o 3366 Mercedes-Benz O405 PMC "Mark 5" 7637 3/90 B43D Corporate v1
Newcastle [3365 is identical] 3559 m/o 5372 Volvo B10B CC "238" 96-160 10/96 B51D Corporate v1 Newcastle No 1551, 3551 or 4551; 2551 is at Randwick.

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