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Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby DENAIR » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:47 pm

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SURFSIDE BUS LINES
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BUSWAYS
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THE MET MELBOURNE
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THE MET MELBOURNE
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THE MET MELBOURNE

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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby Andrew » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:10 pm

Ahh the memories of riding the Fuji's to school (124 from Busways was a regular). Sitting up the back on the offside with the window open sucking in all the diesel fumes from the odd vertical exhaust retrofit....
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby Dazza'zBusOneLiners » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:14 pm

Nice shots mate, BBL as well as Veolia off the top of my head still run a few... they were down at SummerFieldDayze on the Gold Coast in January running shuttles. Starting to get a bit long in the tooth now though, and I've heard they are somewhat prone to cancer...
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby Mercedes » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:15 pm

What a pity The Met units were sold off I could possibly be able to drive them now :cry:
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby Bradley » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:13 pm

Again Excellent photo DENAIR.

The old The Met green livery used to belong to Doncaster Depot (now National/Ventura).

I remember use to do travelling along Eastern Fwy bus way back in the mid/late 80's into early 90's. That was a great bus when travelling top speed around 90/95km/h.

Old The Met Bus #07 now below to Portsea Bus #33, #08 now belong to Davis Buslines #119 in Ballarat & #03 now Grendas #126.

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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby DarrenH » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:19 pm

That's the first time I have seen photos of the Busways Fuji artics before! It would of been good if one of these artics was painted with the orange Busways stripes as it would of looked rather interesting I think.
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby Andrew » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:36 am

Busways had several of these - around 15 i think.

The livery was a repaint of the scheme that they were delivered in from Japan (which you can also see an adaptation of on the Surfside ones in the other thread).

INtersting, looks like the Melbourne MET were refitted with fuel filler points in the trailer.
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby railbusmarshall » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:02 pm

I remember the busways bendys. I used to catvh them from Mt Druitt. Does anybody know if they are rear steer like the current CDC units.
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby railbusmarshall » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:03 pm

Here is a link to a thread i started un June 08 about these buses.


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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby davemail66 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:44 pm

Some great photo sets there DENAIR showing Fuji artics around Australia, the only time I get to see one of them operating these days is on QR rail replacements (during weekend track work) courtesy of Brisbane Bus Lines. Brisbane Transport once used these Fuji artics (painted in a special livery) on the old 'CityLimited' bus route 172 from Chermside - Brisbane City - Enoggera Interchange back in the late 80's, you wouldn't happen to have any photos of them? BTW, I wonder if we'll ever see artics buses at Surfside Buslines again?
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby DENAIR » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:06 pm

the coverage is ongoing
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby funbus » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:12 am

Thats great shots for all of us who had no idea of the historical value in that iconic green duco if one would call it that, and the old red gov't plates!!thanks again!
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Re: Fuji's in Australia # 2

Postby dude » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:42 pm

davemail66 wrote:Some great photo sets there DENAIR showing Fuji artics around Australia, the only time I get to see one of them operating these days is on QR rail replacements (during weekend track work) courtesy of Brisbane Bus Lines. Brisbane Transport once used these Fuji artics (painted in a special livery) on the old 'CityLimited' bus route 172 from Chermside - Brisbane City - Enoggera Interchange back in the late 80's, you wouldn't happen to have any photos of them? BTW, I wonder if we'll ever see artics buses at Surfside Buslines again?


They weren't in a special livery for Citylimited at all. They were in the same green Tsukuba Expo '85 livery, with the Citylimited decals applied during the period of service.
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