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A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:07 pm
by venturatiger
Hi there, here is a selection of Tourmasters that have been operated by Sita Coaches over the years 125 is one of three Tourmasters still in the fleet, all be it in a pink livery for shopping tours
Hope you enjoy
Regards Venturatiger

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Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:25 pm
by MAN 16.242
Great pic Venturatiger

Got a few questions
1.How come the coach in the 2nd pic has signage on the front for Sunshine coaches :?:
2.In the last pic I see the coach is in livery for Jade tours, How many coaches ended up in Jade tours livery :?:
3.Who were Jade tours :?:

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:29 pm
by boronia
Jade Tours are a long standing inbound Chinese Inbound Tour operator.

In Sydney, I think Challenge had a couple of coaches in that livery from the mid-late 1980s.

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:31 pm
by MAN 16.242
boronia wrote:Jade Tours are a long standing inbound Chinese Inbound Tour operator.

In Sydney, I think Challenge had a couple of coaches in that livery from the mid-late 1980s.

Oh ok, are Jade Tours still around nowdays :?:

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:50 pm
by eddie2190
Never thought I'd be able to contribute to this thread!! :lol:

Here's me standing in front of 104 in 1996, when I was a mere 4 years old!!!!! :shock: Many people can say they've taken photos OF Tourmasters but not many can say that they've taken photos WITH Tourmasters :D
As you can see I was a very smiley child.... :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)
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Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:24 pm
by venturatiger
Hi there
1. Sunshine Coaches was another trading name a couple of coaches had Sunshine Coaches on them,
2. at least 2 coaches wore the Jade Tours livery

Regards Venturatiger

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:10 pm
by tellytubbie
Gee that 3 tone paint-job is striking, especially on the Mk V. Do you have a photo of new the 'Serese' shopping tour livery?

Great snaps mate,

Stan

EDIT: Bloody Oath, Athol, if you're reading this you need a kick in the balls for making the old ones out of recycled black steel. I've seen photos of the bare frames of the coaches where the builders have had there hands on the steel it would rust; the metal had surface rust before the coach was even being built!! I know of one '86 Deluxe Tourmaster that after only 2 years in service, had to have the panels pulled and rust cut out of the frame!... 2 years!!

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:34 am
by boronia
Redhood wrote:Oh ok, are Jade Tours still around nowdays :?:


They still have an office in Sydney, but I have no idea what level of work they do.

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:07 am
by Landseer
Jade Tours large group work in Sydney is done by Bankstown Coaches i believe

Re: A look back at Tourmasters [Part 3] Sita

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:42 pm
by maco_05
these Tourmaster were great looking in that 3tone still wonder why they strip it off and left them plain. 104 use to be my dads day to day bus prior to "96" before Sita sent him to gold coast Coachtrans