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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:14 pm

I’ve been told that yesterday was the last day of operation for the TSA 14.5 Oranas at K. I note that STA currently has 3 in service, 2 from M both on the 288 and 2 from P on the L94 and 400. Does anyone here know when the final STA services will be?
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Swift » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:09 pm

Any word if the Bus Museum will get their mits on one?
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Transport Buff » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:27 pm

J_Busworth wrote:I’ve been told that yesterday was the last day of operation for the TSA 14.5 Oranas at K. I note that STA currently has 3 in service, 2 from M both on the 288 and 2 from P on the L94 and 400. Does anyone here know when the final STA services will be?


If anyone wants to see some images of the Ansair Orana 14.5s on their last day of service, here is a link to Bus Interchange where they are seen on 420 services:
http://www.businterchange.com/busint/search.cgi

Hope this is of use and interest to fellow viewers and readers. :)
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby boronia » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:06 pm

J_Busworth wrote:I’ve been told that yesterday was the last day of operation for the TSA 14.5 Oranas at K. I note that STA currently has 3 in service, 2 from M both on the 288 and 2 from P on the L94 and 400. Does anyone here know when the final STA services will be?


2+2 = 4
The fleet lists currently show 14 at M and 9 at P. They are also used regularly on 391/2 and occasionally on 393.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:21 pm

boronia wrote:
J_Busworth wrote:I’ve been told that yesterday was the last day of operation for the TSA 14.5 Oranas at K. I note that STA currently has 3 in service, 2 from M both on the 288 and 2 from P on the L94 and 400. Does anyone here know when the final STA services will be?


2+2 = 4
The fleet lists currently show 14 at M and 9 at P. They are also used regularly on 391/2 and occasionally on 393.


Sorry, I can usually count. I updated the post when I saw a 400 start at Eastgardens but obviously forgot the change the first number.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby idontknow556 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:05 pm

There's a chance that the 44 new Damlier buses will replace the Scania L113CRBs from TSA
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:17 pm

Will they be badged Daimler?
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Daniel » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:57 pm

No. They are Mercedes-Benz O500LEs. Same Euro 6 chassis as the Transdev units.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby idontknow556 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:16 pm

It's great to see some of the 14.5M being preserved. Not long to go before they all disappear.

5 preserved so far.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Daniel » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:49 am

Actually 6 already.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby LB608 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:31 am

Swift wrote:Any word if the Bus Museum will get their mits on one?

Swift will happy knowing the Bus Museum has 2
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:35 pm

LB608 wrote:
Swift wrote:Any word if the Bus Museum will get their mits on one?

Swift will happy knowing the Bus Museum has 2

Definitely a must have. Two though :o .
It will make a good addition to their static displays.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby LB608 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:16 pm

i belive one was donated by Transit Systems
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:40 pm

One might be a parts donor?
The other forty or so scrapped?
I hope some engines and gearboxes are saved as some must be decent and those motors are not readily available elsewhere.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:10 pm

Swift wrote:One might be a parts donor?
The other forty or so scrapped?
I hope some engines and gearboxes are saved as some must be decent and those motors are not readily available elsewhere.


I know of at least one 14.5 bought with the intention of it being a part donor, which I am pretty sure is 3453. I know that 3419, 3430 and 3444 are being saved. What are the other units being preserved?
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby LB608 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:25 pm

check the fleetlist, they are all there
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:26 pm

Swift wrote:One might be a parts donor?
The other forty or so scrapped?
I hope some engines and gearboxes are saved as some must be decent and those motors are not readily available elsewhere.


3430 is the one that the museum plans to preserve, with 3444 being for parts. As I mentioned earlier, 3453 is also expected to be used for parts, so hopefully that keeps a nice lot of spares around for the 3 TRBs that are being preserved (at least that I know of).

3459 carked it on a 400 a few weeks back and given its now disappeared from the fleet lists I guess its not coming back. :( That leaves just 3 14.5s at P and 14 at M
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Swift » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:19 pm

J_Busworth wrote:
3459 carked it on a 400 a few weeks back and given its now disappeared from the fleet lists I guess its not coming back. :( That leaves just 3 14.5s at P and 14 at M

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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:52 pm

The remaining two 14.5 Oranas at Port Botany are on the way out after the October long weekend. The Willoughby ones appear to have bit longer left, but will be all gone by the years end.
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