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by flyer682
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Which SL200?
Replies: 5
Views: 12438

Re: Which SL200?

1684 at Orewa also had a Voith gearbox.
1682 had a Merc gearbox and a fantastic bus to drive. Last heard of at Mt. Ruapehu running up to the skifields.
by flyer682
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: ex South African locos in Auckland. 25/7/15
Replies: 2
Views: 11084

Re: ex South African locos in Auckland. 25/7/15

And they're still there, although one has lost it's bodywork, boiler and tender.
by flyer682
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Inter Islander "ARAHURA" arriving in Wellington. 22/7/15
Replies: 1
Views: 10690

Re: Inter Islander "ARAHURA" arriving in Wellington. 22/7/15

Arahura, renamed Ahura for her delivery voyage to the breakers, is now at Alang and in the process of being broken up.
She provided 32 years of service on the run between Wellington & Picton.
by flyer682
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: 15 Double decker for Howick and Eastern
Replies: 7
Views: 13227

Re: 15 Double decker for Howick and Eastern

The first one is in service on the Route 500 Mission Heights to Auckland & v.v.
Currently it runs at different times and not every day.

The second double decker has now arrived in H&E's yard.
by flyer682
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 442
Views: 97702

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Be interested to see a photo of 2016 & 2019. I have fond memories of those from my days at Orewa Depot. 2016 was always a bit quicker than the others and I took a school group to the opening of the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland in her.
by flyer682
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 442
Views: 97702

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

stadt80 wrote:No, 2010 is still in running condition and apparently stored at Takanini Metalman so will be driven to MOTAT. 2020 has been used for parts and will have to be towed to Metalman from Wiri Depot.
Here's a photo of 2020 when it still worked, somewhere in Mangere 3 September 2012.
by flyer682
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: New Gobus MAN 16.250/E5's
Replies: 2
Views: 5785

Re: New Gobus MAN 16.250/E5's

Yes they do, but there was a fault with them (showing wrong numbers), so they have been disconnected.
by flyer682
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - North Island (Part 2)
Replies: 124
Views: 71367

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Seen early this evening near Katikati, a broken down tag axle "Valley Flyer" being attended by Rowes (of Tauranga) large salvage truck and a smaller van - presumably a mechanic from somewhere. Couldn't see the number clearly as my view was blocked by a large truck but could have been 2400. What was ...
by flyer682
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 442
Views: 97702

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Spotted in Tauranga the other day near Kiwi Bus Builders was 1424. Being driven round the Greerton roundabout by one of KBB staff, she had no doors, all seats stripped out and part of the A/C casing missing. Here for a re-build? Saw another one last night on my way home. I think it was 1407 and pai...
by flyer682
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 442
Views: 97702

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Spotted in Tauranga the other day near Kiwi Bus Builders was 1424. Being driven round the Greerton roundabout by one of KBB staff, she had no doors, all seats stripped out and part of the A/C casing missing.
Here for a re-build?
by flyer682
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: ARA 1486
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

ARA 1486

Former ARA 1486 has turned up in Tauranga. Photos below were taken on 10 January 2013 and the bus hasn't moved since.
by flyer682
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Mighty Merc 0305 on Trademe
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Re: Mighty Merc 0305 on Trademe

I note the rear door has gone and another locker in it's place. Exhaust shifted to port side from starboard.

Would have driven this once upon a time when it (and me) were at Swanson Depot.

Thanks for posting - always like to see one of my 'old girls'.
by flyer682
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Which SL200?
Replies: 5
Views: 12438

Re: Which SL200?

Thank you for that.
One of the early ones which I remember being at Roskill Depot. They rarely went on the Point Chev/Three Kings run (045/274), as the Roskill manager (Ron?) didn't want City Depot Operators driving his nice shiny new MAN's!
by flyer682
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Which SL200?
Replies: 5
Views: 12438

Which SL200?

Saw this ex YBC SL200 in Paeroa a couple of weeks ago. Anyone know it's old fleet number?
Looks like original registration - KN5547.
by flyer682
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: ARA 1400
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: ARA 1400

Unfortunately no.
My remark was intended as a humorous one, and Mercman will know what I'm implying.
Such a shame that I seem to have got a rather scathing reply......
by flyer682
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: ARA 1400
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: ARA 1400

Mercman wrote:Would anyone out there have a photo of ARA Merc 1530 ??
You haven't got one??? :mrgreen: :wink:
by flyer682
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - North Island (Part 2)
Replies: 124
Views: 71367

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Only 014 is automatic. I think that is the one I saw in Tauranga.
by flyer682
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - North Island (Part 2)
Replies: 124
Views: 71367

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Seen in Tauranga is ex Redbus 014 or 015. Still in red livery, but with Tui Coachlines signwork. Seems to be based at Baylines depot.
by flyer682
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: The all new NZ Fleet Lists site
Replies: 18
Views: 2189

Re: The all new NZ Fleet Lists site

Mr OC Benz wrote:The main website which has a new look can be found at http://www.tranzinfo.net.nz
The Fleet Lists can be found at http://www.tranzinfo.net.nz/fleetlists
All I get when I click the links are "Account Suspended".
Have you moved it??????
by flyer682
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - South Island (Part 3)
Replies: 129
Views: 49480

Re: General - South Island (Part 3)

Excuse my ignorance, but what is the new "Comet" service?
Can't find any mention on the Metro website.
by flyer682
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Many colours of Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Many colours of Auckland

Nice selection - thanks for sharing.

That last one though isn't an SL200, it's an SL202.
by flyer682
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Ritchies Dunedin
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Ritchies Dunedin

Really? I could have sworn it was "Carlton". I stand corrected! :)

I see the dreaded Bike racks have made it to Dunedin.
by flyer682
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Ritchies Dunedin
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Ritchies Dunedin

Vitalstatistix wrote:Wow attention to detail with the Ritchies logo on the desto :D
Yeah, but they spelt "Carlton" wrong - real attention to detail.....
by flyer682
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Bayline .....today 02.07.2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1660

Re: Bayline .....today 02.07.2011

Ribble,
Was that you taking photos at Mount Maunganui on Sunday morning??
by flyer682
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Mosgiel Coach Services - Leased Go Bus Zhong Tongs
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: Mosgiel Coach Services - Leased Go Bus Zhong Tongs

Purely for interest, here's 3 photos of GoBus 810 taken when brand new - as evidenced by the number of Km's on the Odometer.
810 is the same model as 803 & 804.

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