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Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby newcastle man 2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:51 am

Here's ex 2750 operating either a staff bus or a service run. I was quite puzzled, following in my car it went from Anna Bay down to the roundabout, back to Anna Bay, did a loop around the shops and then swapped drivers with teh 130 service. This allowed me to finally get ahead to get a shot of it. It then travelled down Port Stephens Drive past the depot, and continued to Soldiers Point.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby Swift » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:09 am

I think you have more right than others to call this a scoop.Did PS buy this direct from Newcastle Buses?
Is it ex accident?

looks interesting but it needs a 3 pointed star.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby newcastle man 2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:26 am

Nah its Ex Ryde. Its been there a couple of years now I think.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby Swift » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:28 am

Have you noticed the early 27 series mark IVs have the best gearbox music?
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby DarrenH » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:51 pm

newcastle man 2 wrote:Here's ex 2750 operating either a staff bus or a service run. I was quite puzzled, following in my car it went from Anna Bay down to the roundabout, back to Anna Bay, did a loop around the shops and then swapped drivers with teh 130 service. This allowed me to finally get ahead to get a shot of it. It then travelled down Port Stephens Drive past the depot, and continued to Soldiers Point.


After a school run at about 9:00am the bus goes to Soldiers Point to do a 30 run from Soldiers Point first then to Taylors Beach to collect passengers then goes to the Depot for a driver change. The school bus driver hands the bus over to a service run driver then drives out to connect with the Newcastle/Charlestown 130 bus at Anna Bay shops where the drivers do a changeover .Then the bus heads back out to Wanda Beach Shops / Soldiers Point again then heads back to the Depot. Good photo of 9240 newcastle man 2.

Swift 584 wrote:I think you have more right than others to call this a scoop.Did PS buy this direct from Newcastle Buses?
Is it ex accident?


Rear end accident damage led to the early withdrawal of 2750. This is why 9240 has a different rear bumper and tailights fitted .
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby AEC Decker » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:04 pm

DarrenH wrote:Rear end accident damage led to the early withdrawal of 2750. This is why 9240 has a different rear bumper and tailights fitted .

Did you get a photo of the rear of the bus newcastle man 2 ?.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby newcastle man 2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:56 pm

Will it do this run throughout the shcool holidays Darren H? Thanks for the info.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby DarrenH » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:39 pm

9240 might not be used as often at the moment even on that run as it is now the School Holidays so anything that is in the yard could get used for that run. But check on tuesday as there still is a chance it could be used or if not I can ask for 9240 to be used on that run on a particular day if you want.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby Swift » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:02 am

AEC Decker wrote:
DarrenH wrote:Rear end accident damage led to the early withdrawal of 2750. This is why 9240 has a different rear bumper and tailights fitted .

Did you get a photo of the rear of the bus newcastle man 2 ?.

When you view the rear end in this photo ,you can see that the usual bumper appears to be absent.I am keen to see what the rear looks like as well.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby Dave Wilson » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:07 am

Good photo, best I've seen so far -did you manage to get any near side N-M-2?
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby AC » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:14 am

9240 does not have a rear bumper bar, but has flush mounted LED tail lights at the rear. The radiator pipes are particularly venerable to damage as they hang below the rear fibreglass panels.
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Re: Port Stephens Coaches Mercedes MkIV ex 2750

Postby Simes » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:04 pm

AC wrote:9240 does not have a rear bumper bar, but has flush mounted LED tail lights at the rear. The radiator pipes are particularly venerable to damage as they hang below the rear fibreglass panels.

Not to mention the belts that are basically at car level....
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