Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

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3712 MO is at Valley Heights depot.

3769 MO (Hino RG 197K CC 210) has been de-registered and a ex Glenorie Volvo B10M CC 215 is now at Katoomba and has been registered 3769 MO apparently.

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3718 has been re-issued to a new Scania as well.

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From my observations today

TV 3196 and 7010 MO are still at Katoomba for the trolley tours.

Wasn't able to spot the CC 215 B10M though, might have been hiding back behind other buses in the shed.

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Daniel wrote:3718 has been re-issued to a new Scania as well.
It's a Scania K280UB on an Express body

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maxy54 wrote:
Daniel wrote:3718 has been re-issued to a new Scania as well.
It's a Scania K280UB on an Express body
Yes, it is currently at Valley Heights depot. This is the first blue mtns bus with a hop logo.

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3721 MO is now at Katoomba depot. Spotted it doing a school service with a katoomba run number and driver.

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3724MO has returned to Katoomba depot. Seen out doing a 698 to Blackheath on Friday.

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A CDC yellow vehicle with rego 3711 MO seems to be a permanent resident of Emu Plains depot. Plate previously on a PMC 160 Hino CM277K. I've only sighted rear of vehicle each time parked in yard - CCMC body.

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ex m/o 8887 which was deregd late last year.
Living in the Shire.

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Emu Plains depot:
3704 MO - Volvo B6FA/CC is now de-reg
3706 MO - Hino BG300/PMC is de-reg
3709 MO - Hino BG300P/PMCSA is also de-reg

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7825 MO is another canary yellow Volvo Custom spotted at the Emu Plains depot today.

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ex m/o 8155 ?
Living in the Shire.

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Fleet Lists wrote:ex m/o 8155 ?
Correct

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I would assume these Volvo's being taken up the mountains are to replace the older Hino's?

Some more observations recently:

TV 3196 - is at Katoomba depot.
3724 MO MAN/CB30 - is back at Katoomba depot, after being at Valley heights for a few weeks.
7010 MO - is at Katoomba spotted back to it's usual runs.
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Hi taptap23,

3766 MO is still at Katoomba, sits in the far left corner near the mini Trolleys (the 'rest home' corner) and difficult to spot when the yard has buses parked. Was still there this morning.

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Centralian wrote:7825 MO is another canary yellow Volvo Custom spotted at the Emu Plains depot today.
Didn't think it would be long before CDC started sending its redundant Mk IIIs up the Mountains...

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Drove past Emu Plains depot on Sunday and counted 3 canary yellow buses visible from the road, couldn't stop to record rego's or see if any others tucked away.

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I think one of those would be 7824 MO?

I also spotted a yellow CB30 heading towards the Katoomba depot yesterday afternoon.

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Thanks taptap23, drove past Katoomba depot this morning and Hillsbus mo8202 MAN midi is parked at the depot, still with mo plate and Hillsbus signage.

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Ever since its arrival at Katoomba ex 8202 has been jacked up in the workshop, coming close to a month now.

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Emu Plains/Emu Heights 3704 MO Volvo B7RLE/Volgren Optimus seen here at Emu Plains at 7:16am having completed a 688 service from Emu Heights.

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Emu Plains depot's 3717 MO is now de-reg. 3706 MO has been issued to a new Volvo B7R
Also still haven't seen 8202 in service.

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3706 MO seems to be running out of the Valley Heights depot

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3756 MO is now running out of Katoomba depot

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3722 MO and the retro tours Volvo 3712 MO are now de-reg unfortunately

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