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Perth Airport MANs

Postby Herbert » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:35 pm

From Colin Davison, some recent shots of MANs operating for Carbridge at Perth Domestic Airport:

TC6072 MAN 16.220 / Designline:
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TC6073 MAN 16.220 / Designline:
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TC3885 MAN 15.220 / BCI:
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TC3885 was formerly with Geraldton Bus Service, where Col captured it in May 2004:
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby The Inspector » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:49 pm

Nice pics, are the ex STA Adelaide MAN midi's still around as havent heard of them for some time.
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby Herbert » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:10 pm

The last reference I can find to those is in July 2004 when two were sold to Nazarri Bus Sales. I think they're still advertised on their website. Also, there's one (with parts missing) in a yard backing on to the new Welshpool Depot as can be seen in this July 2008 photo by Mr CNG:
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby The Inspector » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:36 pm

Thanks Herb, glad to see they are still around.
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby Member 1269 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:46 pm

There is/was one of those ex Airport MAN's parked at Nazarri's on Orrong rd.

After having first hand experience working on those Designline bodies MAN's they are a woeful, incredibly poorly finished vehicles...took one to get the headlight main beam bulb replaced and the Autospark sparky had to remove the entire n/s bumper. TC6072 seemed to suffer enormours electrical issues also. True $13,990 driveaway buses.

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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby OLYMPIAN » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:30 pm

The CB60 bus in the BCI/MAN midi photo, is it one of the ex-Blanch(?)Metrotec?
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby Herbert » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:23 am

It's...
IVECO Delta 17.250 6F2-BARB00-1DH00182 CCoaches "CB60" B49Fw 01/98 01/02
TV5105 Carbridge (Perth Airport) (29); ex-TV5105 Carbridge (Mascot NSW) (29); ex-MO5317 Blanch (Ballina NSW)

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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby OLYMPIAN » Sat May 09, 2009 10:27 pm

Herbert wrote:The last reference I can find to those is in July 2004 when two were sold to Nazarri Bus Sales. I think they're still advertised on their website. Also, there's one (with parts missing) in a yard backing on to the new Welshpool Depot as can be seen in this July 2008 photo by Mr CNG:
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What is that SE2 body looking bus in the background?
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby Carlisle 8 » Sun May 10, 2009 2:37 am

Sorry, Mr. Olympian, but if you were to read the words in the thread, instead of just looking at the photographs, you'd find the answer to your question.
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby DarrenH » Sun May 10, 2009 10:12 am

OLYMPIAN wrote:What is that SE2 body looking bus in the background?

An ex Adelaide STA MAN Midi with PMC Adelaide bodywork.
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby OLYMPIAN » Sun May 10, 2009 11:00 am

Carlisle 8 wrote:Sorry, Mr. Olympian, but if you were to read the words in the thread, instead of just looking at the photographs, you'd find the answer to your question.
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Sorry, I haven't seen those buses before, thats why I didn't know they are ex- Adelaide MAN midi
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby Reecho » Mon May 11, 2009 11:21 pm

Last time i caught a domestic flight one of these buses went past and it had a shocking exhaust leak. It sounded dreadful....
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Re: Perth Airport MANs

Postby panther998 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:47 pm

Herbert wrote:The last reference I can find to those is in July 2004 when two were sold to Nazarri Bus Sales. I think they're still advertised on their website. Also, there's one (with parts missing) in a yard backing on to the new Welshpool Depot as can be seen in this July 2008 photo by Mr CNG:
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The Inspector wrote:Thanks Herb, glad to see they are still around.

The pair of ex Adelaide 10.180 midis which remained in service during the early part of the 'post-Feature Tours' era of Perth's Airport Shuttles are STILL listed on the Nazzari Bus Sales website, perhaps due to a mix of the (to me) extraordinarily high asking price and the relative scarcity of spare parts for this model MAN (yes, it appears that they suffer much the same ailment that afflicts the more numerous 1980s Renault PR100 and PR180 models now on the 2nd hand bus market).
See http://www.nazzari.com.au/839.html for a couple of pix and other details.

The 3rd member of this once busy trio was 'cannibalised' of its mechanical components many years ago to keep the other two going. As mentioned in this rather archaic thread, the relatively intact body (or 'remains') has languished in a Welshpool yard for several years past.
But perhaps not for too much longer.

It was advertised in the classified pages of WA newspaper The Sunday Times on 24 July for a mere $1000, described only as ''Bus Body Ideal office''. There was a minuscule pic which showed it still retains basics of Feature's white, blue and yellow livery, rather than the subsequent white, green and yellow scheme worn by its siblings at Nazzari.
Needles to say, the advert fails to mention that the 'bus body' has no wheels (it rests upon some 44 gallon drums, I believe), so whover buys it will need to splash out lots of dosh on a crane to lift it 'out of situ' onto a waiting truck, etc, etc. My understanding is that the yard must be cleared within the next few months, so who knows what might happen ?
Intrigued by how some enthusiasts are selective in remembering, or forgetting - maybe blinding them to reality http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=42961
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