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by boronia
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The last manual route buses in Sydney
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: The last manual route buses in Sydney

The Worldmasters were able to be driven as automatics, the gear selector was left in 4th gear position. This function was disabled in the late 1960s, the last ride I had in a Worldmaster driven as an automatic was December 1968. Harris Park also operated many manual buses on route service in Sydney...
by boronia
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The last manual route buses in Sydney
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: The last manual route buses in Sydney

I think some of the UTA Worldmasters and/or AEC's 43 seaters of those days had those. The first Worldmasters, Leopards and Atlanteans had this same gearbox, but with an air operated (pneumo-cyclic) change. The Mercs were the first proper automatics. The "preselectors" before then had the same gearb...
by boronia
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: RENAULT PR-100 WINDOW LATCH GROMMET WITH SCREW
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: RENAULT PR-100 WINDOW LATCH GROMMET WITH SCREW

Try UES in Sydney. They have a lot of this sort of hardware.

Remember, it is not a part for a Renault chassis, it is a part for the body made by some other company.
by boronia
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The last manual route buses in Sydney
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: The last manual route buses in Sydney

You can't have a manual box without a clutch. Perhaps you're think of a Wilson epicyclic box with electric change?

Probably some suburban operators still had manual Bedfords and Hinos into the 1990s.
by boronia
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Low air buzzer
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Low air buzzer

Probably a faulty sensor in one of the tanks, or one of the wires shorting out somewhere.
by boronia
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813757

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Whether this was an issue, I can't say. But I'd suggest that trying to get double the number of paths through the CBD would create more delays than this. Which is why they went to coupled sets.
by boronia
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813757

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/tra ... 55ai2.html

Some of the video was on Ch 9 News tonight
by boronia
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 128
Views: 19572

Re: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening

The article does say that alternative services will be provided.
by boronia
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 48472

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

THe first of the next batch of B series Waratahs are reported as having arrived at Newcastle. Photo in RailExpress of B26 and (presumably) B25 safely on the tracks
by boronia
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 388
Views: 60767

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

ScaniaGrenda wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:06 am
m/o 6847 from Thornton Depot was heading up towards Rutherford shops with the destination set to "Rutherford Shops Shuttle bus" around 5:47 PM.
Seems logical. Hardly worth reporting?
by boronia
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813757

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I have been travelling regularly between Kensington/ES Marks and Central. The trams take about the same time inbound as the buses off peak (10-12 mins). Outbound in the PM, buses can take up to 20 mins, so the tram wins then.. Main problem with trams is they take a long time to get through speed res...
by boronia
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Hurting the Industry
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Hurting the Industry

I can't see that too many operators under quoting on jobs would be "living a high life". It is hard enough for those who are making realistic quotes, to make a living.
by boronia
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813757

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Light Rail vehicle involved in traffic accident this afternoon I got caught up in the city by the afternoon incident. PIDs were showing L3 services to Juniors, but trams were displaying L2 MOORE PARK and terminating there. No messages about the problem. Interestingly, the returns of these short wor...
by boronia
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Error message.
Replies: 73
Views: 15452

Re: Error message.

The Phonj wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:14 am
Deleting PM's individually works fine.
Not for me. I get same warning for a single message
by boronia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 64
Views: 2805

Re: WS Airport Metro

The North South Rail Line is a passenger rail line connecting St Marys with Macarthur. The line will run from the Main West Line (T1 Western Line) to the Main South Line (T8 Airport and South Line). This rail line will connect to the new Western Sydney Nancy Bird Walton Airport, Aerotropolis and su...
by boronia
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Routes terminating at Cultural Centre Bus Stn
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Routes terminating at Cultural Centre Bus Stn

Last time I was in Brisbane, a few years ago, I photographed a few buses parked up in a street at the side of the CC. One of them was a 330.
by boronia
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 48472

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

"All Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink frontline operations will continue as they are, with no change to the management of core service delivery responsibilities." A lot will depend how far up the hierarchy the merger takes place. We don't need a return to the CityRail model where suburban quality ro...
by boronia
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Error message.
Replies: 73
Views: 15452

Re: Error message.

I have had no problems with this since the upgrade, although it now seems to be not possible to delete PMs.
Information

The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.
Seems to be a known problem for which a patch is available. I presume this needs to be applied at the server?
by boronia
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 388
Views: 60767

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

They would be just standard charter coaches with some team branding on the outside.
by boronia
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: What's with bus route 135 to North Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: What's with bus route 135 to North Head?

This is possibly a product of timetables and maps being generated centrally by TfNSW, not by those with more local geographic knowledge. Maybe this is a matter to be referred to "Mr Fixit" aka Fleet Lists? I've sent in feedback before about incorrect maps like this. The response was on the lines of...
by boronia
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813757

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

LR seat capacity from City is the same as all-stops buses, even during peak. Here's an analysis (I've seen this before somewhere): The following non-express buses operate CQ-Kingsford: 392, 394, 396, 397, 399, L94. On a regular weekday timetable, between 6pm and 7pm, there are a total of 17 buses f...
by boronia
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 21369

Re: STA Observations 2020

It appears that the electric demonstrator at Waverley is not running timetabled trips or collection fares. Drivers are being given free rein to operate the bus on their choice of service during their allocated shift. This allows for the drivers to pick and choose services that will provide a variet...
by boronia
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Deleting PMs
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Deleting PMs

When I "mark" PMs in my Inbox and select "delete marked items" , I get a message back "The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again."
by boronia
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout
Replies: 1798
Views: 551970

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

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Roll out of new image at Mt Victoria station (courtesy of ST's FB page)

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