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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby stevegj52 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:42 pm

I would say a lot of us are dissapointed on how H.C was destroyed. H.C will live on in our memories.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:59 pm

Just went and got the desto out of #9. NO SEATS, NO RACKS, NO MEMORY :( Being converted into camper. Met owner, Bob from NZ. Nice fella, (and the family) :D
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:54 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:Just went and got the desto out of #9. NO SEATS, NO RACKS, NO MEMORY :( Being converted into camper. Met owner, Bob from NZ. Nice fella, (and the family) :D


Prick! I was going to get that..... :x
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:20 pm

Should have had a Holden :lol: Would have got there faster :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:32 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:Should have had a Holden :lol: Would have got there faster :lol:


At least I'd make it back too :P
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Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Derwent » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:03 am

Hahahahaha........
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:14 am

Getting BACK ON TRACK, I noticed LAST week (sorry for the delay) ex Ryans #33 in Metro panel shop. I have since found out that it is Cresswell Coaches' latest addition. Ryan's #33 is a Mercedes Benz OH1621L with AP Starliner body. From what I was told (by the driver who is going to drive it), is they (Cresswell) are going to keep it BLUE :D
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:31 am

Did you also notice #633 in the panel shop?
It looks like #630 returned to Burnie and #633 has come down. It had all panels removed when I saw it this morning.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby royaltiger » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 pm

Couple of observations for today;
(1) An extrememly rare sight in Hobart recently.... bus drivers wearing sunglasses! :lol:
(2) Scania #133 in Springfield yard - preparation for disposal :?:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:19 pm

royaltiger wrote:(2) Scania #133 in Springfield yard - preparation for disposal :?:


Someone was going to look at it today/tomorrow.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby metro_tas » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:27 pm

it would seem #130 has gone as yoda spotted #133 in graveyard.. will confirm monday.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:46 pm

Both 130 and 133 are in the graveyard lane.
Also there are 193 (heard this is for parts only now), 502 (few remnants remian), 505 (engine and driveline removed, guessing they are destined for 507) and 517 and 518 (both complete).

Tas Bus Nut wrote:Getting BACK ON TRACK, I noticed LAST week (sorry for the delay) ex Ryans #33 in Metro panel shop. I have since found out that it is Cresswell Coaches' latest addition. Ryan's #33 is a Mercedes Benz OH1621L with AP Starliner body. From what I was told (by the driver who is going to drive it), is they (Cresswell) are going to keep it BLUE :D


This left the panel shop today, remaining in the blue.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:30 am

#130 & #133 destined for a mining company in QLD (if sale went through Fri.)
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby stevegj52 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:14 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:#130 & #133 destined for a mining company in QLD (if sale went through Fri.)

Cone to think of it they woud be good for mine employee transport.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:15 pm

Traffic delays this morning with a garbage truck catching fire on Macquarie St - made exiting the Hobart bus mall a great game to play :lol:
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/20 ... -news.html

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby leyland clippers » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:37 pm

The report on "The Mercury" web-site said it was a council garbage truck. I don't see Hobart City Council on the door. :roll:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby royaltiger » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:02 am

leyland clippers wrote:The report on "The Mercury" web-site said it was a council garbage truck. I don't see Hobart City Council on the door. :roll:

Ha! Since when has the Mercury reported facts? :twisted:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:01 pm

O'Driscolls DEMO CB80 has been working well on the new Norfolk service. See it quite often NOWDAYS, including every day this week, where I've been following it in from Granton. (God it looks good. Even MY passengers made comment the other day, asking if it was OUR (Metro) NEW BUS :P I politely said NO, we wouldn't get something that good, and explained it was O'Driscoll Coaches, although, OUR next batch may :?: be the same style. I live in hope)
Another Tasmanian board member has joined the ranks @ Metro (hino bt51s 4 ever) Along with yoda, and the return of metro_tas, we are getting overrun by NEWBIES :lol: Welcome Michael.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:31 pm

Michael is at Metro now?? Awesome, congrats Michael :!:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:34 pm

The latest recruit informs me that #304 has now lost its patchy Greencard AOA.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:17 pm

For those who haven't seen, there are a few interesting photos of years gone by on the Archives website: http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=7
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:17 pm

MetroTasCatcher wrote:For those who haven't seen, there are a few interesting photos of years gone by on the Archives website: http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=7
Thx Fireman Sam. Been there done that. Someone@ Metro put me onto the Tas Library site. Cheers :P
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:31 pm

Fireman Sam? Where did that one come from? :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:58 am

MetroTasCatcher wrote:Fireman Sam? Where did that one come from? :lol:
Well, I could have called you Postman Pat :shock: but considering you mentioned volunteer Fire Service, I thought Fireman Sam was more appropriate :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby royaltiger » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:04 pm

Looking absolutley resplendent, Wallace Coaches' (Ulverstone) MAN 18.350 with King Long body (Fleet #3) was spotted in Hobart this afternoon heading out on the Tasman Highway. Amazing how easily they are recognised after you have "done the tour".
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