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Re: Ventura 2011 Scania 06 Sep 2015 11:35 #143040

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Elsternwick station (Melbourne, Vic.): Ventura Bus 977 (8258AO). Mon.17.12.12. (Jeff Bounds). From Australian bus fleet lists:
Was Ventura as at 2012, now Transdev at North Fitzroy in PTV livery.
Fleet Number 977; registration 8258AO .
Scania K280UB / Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II, built June 11, seating B44DW.

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Hobart (Tas.) Scania 199 in 2013. 07 Sep 2015 13:46 #143041

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Hobart (Tas.): Former station building, bus 199. Thurs.14.11.13. (Jeff Bounds)

This former Tasmanian Mainline Railway building was already the ABC headquarters on my first visit, 1970.
From Australian Bus Fleet Lists:
199 MET 199 Scania Ansair Tasmania "VOV2" TH6146 11/1992 B42D Hobart

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Re: Modern buses 07 Sep 2015 16:52 #143042

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Standing just off the roundabout ?
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Ventura (Melbourne, Vic.) Scania in 2013 (from Jeff) 09 Sep 2015 15:14 #143043

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Yes, just off the roundabout. See also www.hobartcity.com.au/council/Community_..._international_award

Today:
130602Su Elsternwick station (Melbourne, Vic.) Ventura / National Bus 934. (Jeff Bounds)
Elsternwick station (Melbourne, Vic.): Ventura / National Bus 934 (7855AO). Sun.2.6.13. (Jeff Bounds).
From Australian Bus Fleet Lists:
Scania K230UB / Custom Coaches "CB60 Evo II", built May 2010. Seating B41DW.
Now with Transdev (transferred from Ventura) at North Fitzroy, in PTV livery.

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Re: Tourist trambuses 15 Sep 2015 11:00 #143044

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I had never heard of it until Jeff sent this photo. These things exist in lots of world cities.

Telford St at Scott St: Newcastle's 'famous' tram crossing the site of a
former T junction, with curves each way, with Great Northern Hotel as a
backdrop and the station (former terminus of Great Northern Railway) behind
the photographer. Wed.23.10.13. (Jeff Bounds)

See www.famous-tram.com.au

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Re: Modern buses 16 Sep 2015 07:51 #143045

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Surprisingly nearly every capital in OZ has run Trambuses at one time or other, you see many trends starting in one city and doing the rounds to the next place.
Here is an older link
[url] http://tdu.to/14866.msg[/url]
regarding the Katoomba Trambuses.

The 2 I have worked with, XBrisbane ones on IBC Brissy Chassis had bodies constructed by Bris City Council Toowong Bus Workshops which had replaced the Tramway Workshops at Milton.
I have a number of photos and plans relating to their construction around the late 80's.

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Re: Newcastle (NSW) suburban 17 Sep 2015 11:56 #143046

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Hamilton (Newcastle, NSW): The current bus depot. Wed.24.7.13. (Jeff Bounds)The identifiable buses are: 3366 [possibly 3365], 3559 [for once not
matching its numberplate, MO5372] and _551 [almost certainly four digits].

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3559 (fleet) does not match the rego plates 5372 as it was one of a handful acquired during a take over of North and Western bus lines in 2000, Those vehicles retained original registration but were allocated fleet numbers in line with the government standard at the time.
In your previously posted photo, the other two vehicles parked directly behind 3559 are two more Volvo's that were part of said acquisition
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121024W Railway Square (Sydney, NSW) STA bus 1555. (Jeff Bounds).
From Australian Bus Fleet Lists: m/o 1555, Volvo B12BLE Euro 3; body CC "CB60", of Nov.04. Seating B44DW.
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Minibuses in Bosnia 12 Nov 2015 11:38 #163982

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The blue Renault is our group minibus, which we used to chase industrial steam-train operation.
The grey Hyundai is the transfer bus, run by the excellent and good-value and convenient Hotel Grand, Sarajevo. It wasn't a courtesy bus: there was a fee for transfers (mainly to the airport). I left with two friends who were heading to the airport, and was dropped off at the station: I could see the station from my room, and had walked several times, but not with my heavy suitcase on departure day.
I can't recognise the logos on either vehicle.

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151004Su Lukavac (Bosnia): Minibus. R Smith.


151012M Sarajevo (Bosnia): Hotel Grand transfer minibus. R Smith.

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Minibuses in Bosnia 12 Nov 2015 12:01 #163984

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top one is Renault and the bottom one looks like it may be Hyundai. It won't let me enlarge them
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