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Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:06 pm
by taptap23
Changes that have occured over the last few months in the blue mountains:

3737Mo,5956MO have transferred from emu plains depot to Katoomba

3761MO and 3712MO have transferred from Katoomba to valley heights

3773MO at katoomba depot

1565MO and 7000MO have been transferred from Katoomba to emu plains depot

New Scania/Express combo to be Delivered shortly.

Updated:3724MO has been transferred from emu heights to katoomba depot

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:43 pm
by taptap23
Could you update the fleetlist please. :D

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:12 pm
by taptap23
also 3702 MO is painted completely white (next to be sold i think)

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:32 pm
by taptap23
Update

3762MO is now based at the valley heights depot.

3702 mo is also at valley heights

3731 mo is in stripes livery

3773 mo is in blue mtns livery.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:28 pm
by taptap23
Another update

3741 MO is in stripes livery

3777 MO is now based at valley heights depot

EDIT- 3777MO is based at katoomba again, must of been a temporary change

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:44 am
by taptap23
As mentioned on another thread the new Scania k280ub/Express is registered 7470 MO and based out of emu heights depot.

EDIT- 7471 MO an identical unit to 7470 MO has also been delivered to Emu depot

That makes nearly all of BMBC's TNSW buses at the emu heights depot.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:41 pm
by taptap23
3762 MO - is now back at the katoomba depot. Sighted operating a school run with a katoomba depot number.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:17 pm
by taptap23
3741 MO- has been withdrawn and sold

3761 MO- i believe is withdrawn now also but need confirmation of that.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:21 pm
by taptap23
7000MO - At the Valley Heights Depot (Sighted today operating a valley School Run )

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:42 pm
by taptap23
3726MO- de-reg and is now stored at the Valley heights depot.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:52 am
by Daniel
3702 MO and 3770 MO are also de-reg.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:05 pm
by Centralian
Former 3712 MO Volvo B10M ex Defence Force that was deregistered in July 2013 has re-appeared at Katoomba this weekend on the the same plates, a totally new more traditional livery layout of a lighter shade of brown than Trolley Tours (more tan in shade) waistband and skirt on yellow (no white), a new grille, and two big air horns on the front above the desto. Still accredited to Pearce Omnibus. Will post some images in my next Blue Mountains postcard.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:16 pm
by taptap23
Yes I sighted that bus today myself.... What do you think it's doing ? And why that livery?... I also noted it had special on the desto which it didn't have the desto roller for before.

Also I sighted one of the galaxy coaches at Katoomba depot, yet to see a rego.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:29 pm
by Centralian
Well it's a 1984 build body, so I don't think it's going to see much action on route service. And it doesn't have that white communication 'gizmo/antenna' on the roof up front. My guess it's been sold and prepared for the new owners requirements, possibly a private school or similar. I did hear some time ago that the Air Force cadets at Glenbrook were raising money for a bus which was going to be ex Defence Force, maybe this is it and will suddenly have a new numberplate etc. All just speculation on my part. 3757 MO is the rego of the coach next to it, doesn't seem to have moved in the last week or so and unusually for Katoomba is parked front into the shed.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:10 pm
by Daniel
RMS data shows it was only re-registered on Friday 14/3. I have reinstated it on the list given the accred is still for Pearce.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:39 pm
by taptap23
3757 MO- Now runs out of Katoomba depot

3712 MO- Now at the Valley Heights depot.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:05 pm
by Centralian
One of Katoomba's low floor Mercedes is now AOA for the new Woolworths in Katoomba. Haven't downloaded the photo from my camera yet so can't confirm rego, will include in my next BM postcard.
Let me edit that : BMBC's only low floor M-Benz (by deduction :roll: must be 3767 MO) based at Katoomba, is now in AOA for Woolworths.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:05 pm
by taptap23
Centralian wrote:One of Katoomba's low floor Mercedes is now AOA for the new Woolworths in Katoomba. Haven't downloaded the photo from my camera yet so can't confirm rego, will include in my next BM postcard.
Let me edit that : BMBC's only low floor M-Benz (by deduction :roll: must be 3767 MO) based at Katoomba, is now in AOA for Woolworths.


Yes i sighted that on monday ( wondered why that bus was out of service). I also noticed a lot of buses at katoomba and valley heights depot's have advertisements for big w and woolies, But 3767MO is the only one so far in full AOA. ;)

Cheers :)

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:36 pm
by Daniel
A new Volvo SB50 has been delivered within the last few weeks, full details pending.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:05 pm
by taptap23
Daniel wrote:A new Volvo SB50 has been delivered within the last few weeks, full details pending.


I know full details are pending, but do you know what depot it's at yet?

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:07 pm
by Daniel
No. Hopefully locals such as yourself might be able to help us fleet list updaters out.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:34 pm
by taptap23
3746 MO- Is now based at the Katoomba depot.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:35 pm
by Centralian
I've noticed what I believe to be former 3703 MO Volvo B6FA in the stripes livery sitting in the shed at Katoomba with no rego plate on the front.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:52 pm
by taptap23
Centralian wrote:I've noticed what I believe to be former 3703 MO Volvo B6FA in the stripes livery sitting in the shed at Katoomba with no rego plate on the front.


That must of been a recent change, as I sighted it operating a school run last week. It's probably the next to be sold I guess.

On another note i have been told that the newest SB50 is at the Valley Heights Depot, but I have no idea about the rego.

Re: Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:01 pm
by Centralian
The newest addition is 7384 MO, a Volvo B7R Euro 5. Snapped images of it today at Leura and Katoomba and operating the Katoomba - Springwood service, which does imply a Valley Heights based bus. Will post in my next BM postcard.