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[NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

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[NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Windy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:13 am

Howdy all!

I got a few shots of Busways O405s on rail replacement over the past couple of days. I didn't end up getting shots of the Scanias, although I rode on one K230UB, and it ended up going over the main deck and getting stuck in the congestion as it was one lane citybound on the main deck when I was going in! I didn't see any older Busways O405s with the round headlights either.

Anyway, here is a selection of Busways Mercedes O405s with Custom Coaches bodywork:

MO 4960, No. 475 is at Hornsby picking up on a Route 30 to Wynyard.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-14397

m/o 9185, No. 305 going over the rail bridge at Hornsby on an express service to Strathfield.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-14402

MO 4606, No. 449 has just left Hornsby bound for Strathfield on Route 40.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-14403

MO 4961, No 476 is picking up at Gordon on a Route 31 Express to Hornsby.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-14409

m/o 9178, No 300 is picking up at Gordon on a Route 31 Express to Hornsby.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-14410
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Simes » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:18 am

A great selection of beasts there mate :D
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby jameskennedy131 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:21 am

i what a copy of these please
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Windy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:01 pm

Huh?

I'm more than happy for people to copy and paste and save images on their computers, as long as they don't send them for publication without crediting appropriately. I don't think that has been abused as yet, and that's why I don't have a tag in my photos just yet.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Irisbus Rider » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:02 pm

Mmmmmm, great photos! I'm regretting not trekking up to Sydney that weekend, for this rare occurence.

Just love those O405s.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby kitkat271 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:17 pm

And where are those disgusting Scanias? They were around on the weekend ... :lol:
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby stajourneyman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:39 pm

Those black rubber bumpers are hideous!!
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby User xyz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:30 pm

Nice pics Mate,

Does anyone know the last time they done rail work, must have been a long time ago....

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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Swift » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:51 pm

I think I might copy them myself!
I appreciate these Windy.Are they all from Kincumber?I can't recall catching any of them on route 50.
I agree on the black bumpers but at least they are a handy way to quickly spot a dreaded Euro 2 turbo!
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Andrew » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:34 pm

Swift 584 wrote:I agree on the black bumpers but at least they are a handy way to quickly spot a dreaded Euro 2 turbo!

There are plenty of turbo-ed 405s at Busways with the standard red bumpers, but yes for the later ones, these bumpers make for ready IDying (as the cut off exhaust tips generally do when viewing from the back).
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Irisbus Rider » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:55 pm

Swift 584 wrote:Are they all from Kincumber?I can't recall catching any of them on route 50.

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but from memory of 2001, 300 and 305 were held at Blacktown depot. Others photographed may be currently held there too.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Andrew » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:13 pm

Buses were used from Glendenning, Charmhaven and Kincumber yards, so there'd be a mix. 300's accreditation suggests it's still at Blacktown.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Windy » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:24 am

The Hornsby - Strathfield runs were predominantly done by Glendenning, and the North Shore Line runs were mostly Kincumber.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Swift » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:01 pm

Andrew wrote:
Swift 584 wrote:I agree on the black bumpers but at least they are a handy way to quickly spot a dreaded Euro 2 turbo!

There are plenty of turbo-ed 405s at Busways with the standard red bumpers, but yes for the later ones, these bumpers make for ready IDying (as the cut off exhaust tips generally do when viewing from the back).

The cut off exhaust tips are handy for when you view the bus from above as you are getting out of Woy Woy Stn.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Andrew » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:59 am

Some non turbos have the cut off tip when they've been replaced after touching trees etc. Then I resort to fleet number.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Swift » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:31 pm

Andrew wrote:Some non turbos have the cut off tip when they've been replaced after touching trees etc. Then I resort to fleet number.

Oh haven't seen one so far.that will make things confusing.I'll have to look at the numbers now and listen out for the idle noise!
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby TheLoneGunMan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:52 pm

Hi All,

Wow what a shock to actually see Busways doing rail? Excellent pics as usual Windy, I'm still getting over the sight of Busways doing rail.
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Re: [NSW] Busways on North Shore Rail Replacement

Postby Busways 472 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:53 pm

like 475 476 its a shame they aren't in the stripes now they are just plain white.
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