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[VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

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[VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby BroadGauge » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:34 pm

Here are some photos of Dysons V/Line coaches at Echuca and Bendigo, a Sunraysia Bus Lines (Mildura) coach and the Bendigo TrainLink. I will also upload some shots of some V/Line trains later when I have time. Please enjoy, comments are appreciated! 8)

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Bland livery - Dyson's #247 at Echuca Station, arriving from somewhere! Mercedes Benz O303-3/MCA ex-Rambler Tours

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Dyson's #96 at Echuca Station heading to Albury. Denning - GM Landseer

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V/Locity train at Echuca Station

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Dyson's #145 at Bendigo Station - with a slightly older V/Line livery. Mercedes Benz O303-3/Volgren 14.5m

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Sunraysia Bus Lines Mildura #65 laying over at Bendigo Station. MAN 22.420/PMCA Apollo

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Christian's operate the Bendigo TrainLink on weekends using low floors, and Walkers run it on weekdays using Hino high floors. Here is #4, a Scania L94UB with a Volgren CR224L body at Bendigo Station.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby railex » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:48 pm

The trainlink bus looks nice. Im not really a fan of intercity buses. Too many bad experiences with them. None of which were crime related.

Its a bit of overkill to have 3 axles on a single deck intercity bus. Double deck I can understand.

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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby Windy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:36 am

3 axle vehicles tend to be more stable on the road, and will tend to wander less in a straight line. The coaches would also need the extra axle to support the air-conditioning at the back, as well as the weight of 40-odd passengers and their luggage.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby The Inspector » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:43 am

railex wrote:Its a bit of overkill to have 3 axles on a single deck intercity bus. Double deck I can understand.



Overkill? c'mon now, coaches with tripple axle look awsome. I guess you would shudder at the sight of a 4 axle coach then :twisted:
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:48 am

The Inspector wrote: I guess you would shudder at the sight of a 4 axle coach then

4 axle coaches, sorry but even I hate those. They look just plain downright ugly.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby gen man » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:10 pm

MAN 18.310 wrote:
The Inspector wrote: I guess you would shudder at the sight of a 4 axle coach then

4 axle coaches, sorry but even I hate those. They look just plain downright ugly.


4-axle coaches look great, pity there's still only 11 of them in Australia, and all nice big Scania's. Anyway, everything is better than a boring BT bus!!! :roll: :P
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:50 pm

gen man wrote:4-axle coaches look great, pity there's still only 11 of them in Australia, and all nice big Scania's. Anyway, everything is better than a boring BT bus!!! :roll: :P

Actually I agree in that regard. I am currently taking more pics of Private Operators than BT.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby T1200 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:43 pm

Love that Omnicity L94UB - everything about it is perfect.

The paint job, the position of the a/c, fuel type, destination programming, cleanliness and dress rims.

Nice coach photos, the best of which is the red Landseer.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby Windy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:47 pm

T1200 wrote:Love that Omnicity L94UB - everything about it is perfect.

The paint job, the position of the a/c, fuel type, destination programming, cleanliness and dress rims.

Nice coach photos, the best of which is the red Landseer.


Errr... the Omnicity is a CN94UB with an integral Scania-built body and a horizontally opposed vertical engine. That is just a Volgren CR224L bodied Scania L94UB, similar to the CNG versions BT have.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby Trolley Bus Racer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Love the Last pic. those bodys look so cool
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby CB80 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:44 pm

Windy wrote:
T1200 wrote:Love that Omnicity L94UB - everything about it is perfect.

The paint job, the position of the a/c, fuel type, destination programming, cleanliness and dress rims.

Nice coach photos, the best of which is the red Landseer.


Errr... the Omnicity is a CN94UB with an integral Scania-built body and a horizontally opposed vertical engine. That is just a Volgren CR224L bodied Scania L94UB, similar to the CNG versions BT have.
It does have the Omnicity front though, which is what I assume he was referring to.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby railex » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:59 am

This what a single deck intercity bus should look like: It only has and needs 2 axles. It is also has cold aircond.

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Compare it with a double deck intercity bus this is fair and reasonable to have 3 axles.

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Both of these buses drive and ride normally. No unusual rough riding or swaying.

To me 3 axles on a single deck intercity bus is was of money.

Also note these buses normally run 10 to 14 hours non stop. so they need to have good ride quality and good aircond.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coach

Postby bussie » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:02 am

railex wrote:This what a single deck intercity bus should look like: It only has and needs 2 axles. It is also has cold aircond.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l74/Thaitransit/Bangkok%20Buses/P1000719a.jpg

Compare it with a double deck intercity bus this is fair and reasonable to have 3 axles.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l74/Thaitransit/Bangkok%20Buses/P1000717a.jpg

Both of these buses drive and ride normally. No unusual rough riding or swaying.

To me 3 axles on a single deck intercity bus is was of money.

Also note these buses normally run 10 to 14 hours non stop. so they need to have good ride quality and good aircond.

I do think you need to know that different countries have different needs and wants. In Australia, usually school buses, city buses and city-tour coaches have 2 axles, and coaches have three. Having three axles on coaches also reduces the amount of weight exerted on any one of the axles.
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Re: [VIC] Dysons coaches @ Echuca & Bendigo + Sunraysia coac

Postby Daedalus » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:48 pm

Uh, don't mean to carry on this old arguement but I've seen a double deck bus in Thailand with only the two axles. Can't imagine it lasting for very long. (Sorry for not being able to take a quick snapshot).
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