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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby BroadGauge » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:32 pm

The Cap a tan wrote:Those buses are there for rail replacement. I think it's a rail crossing removal project on the Sunbury/Bendigo line.

Ventura were doing rail replacement between Sunshine and Sunbury between Wednesday and Friday last week, alongside Sita and Dysons.

I saw a high floor Scania L113CRB/Volgren running a rail replacement trip at Sunbury on Friday morning, been a while since I'd seen one of them out.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby josh01 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:02 am

While on the bus passing Hallam notice their was an ex Leyland tiger
Bus still in blue liverly if I remember correctly it was ex# bus 2 the bus is
Parked in a factory just before Hallam station
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby scott » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:27 pm

I may of found another past Ventura bus, on Gumtree, a 1979 Leyland Leopard bodied by Smithfield.

See https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/orange/campervans-motorhomes/1979-leyland/1112404762

From the disposal section of the Ventura fleetlist, it would seem it would be this one:

94 FRW094 Leyland Leopard PSU3E/2R Smithfield SB816 10/79 B39D
ex APG794
MO 3101 LBJ Tours Wollongong, ex m/o 8952 Westway Bus & Coach, ex m/o 8952 Crossley Bus Lines

I remember this bus being a regular in taking me to high school in year 7. Was replaced that same year. Was quite a good Leopard too.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby Craig » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Noticed Ventura has begun to refer to their Rosebud West depot as the Capel Sound depot on Twitter, reflecting the official renaming of the suburb in September 2016.

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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby scott » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:38 am

Knox based 1243 is in an all over ad for Holmesglen Institute. Seen around Knox City in the past few days.

Saw this morning was Oakleigh based 1045, Volvo B7RLE on the 737, a quick consultation of the fleetlist revealed that 1045 has indeed been transferred to Knox in exhange for Scania 1056. This will probably mark the first time a B7RLE has operated on a full time basis from Knox, except for when 1068 was there for a short time for a trial of the security screens back in early 2015.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby B7RLE » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:38 am

Ventura Monbulk 1100 has been decommissioned
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby K230UB » Tue May 02, 2017 5:50 pm

Ventura Dandenong #46 B10M MK4 Volgren has been decommissioned.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby Leyland B21 » Wed May 03, 2017 8:08 am

Seen this morning at Fountain Gate. Venturas Authorised Officers. Been a while since I've seen AO's direct from the company. Last time I saw this down here was when Grenda's had their own AO's a few years ago

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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby K230UB » Fri May 12, 2017 11:12 pm

Over the past week Dandenong buses below have been decommissioned, stripped of useable parts and scrapped. It was my Job this week to strip them and it's disappointing to seem go.
#27 Volvo B10B Volgren
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby josh01 » Wed May 17, 2017 4:42 pm

ventura 1140 is now in naked white livery ex national bus livery
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby Craig » Wed May 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Ventura #610 (Volvo B7RLE, Volgren) from Moorabbin depot is the latest to sport a retrofitted white LED desto. Reports suggest this was fitted about 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby scott » Tue May 23, 2017 1:33 pm

Noticed on the fleetlist that there a couple of 0500LE's to be delivered, numbered 1295 and 1297.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby Craig » Fri May 26, 2017 4:30 pm

Spotted Ventura Moorabbin #510 (Mercedes Benz O405NH, Volgren) on the back of a tow-truck around 12:45pm this afternoon, waiting for a train at the McDonald St crossing in Mordialloc before continuing eastbound.

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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby B7RLE » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:37 pm

Dandenong has received 292 back and 65 has gone back to Rosebud
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby scott » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:47 am

Done a bit of bus riding during my holidays this week.

Rode on new Scania K310UB 1299 yesterday with a mere 780 kms on the clock, also 1298 was spotted in service. I would imagine these two will replace the last 2 remaining L113CRL's at Knox, 819 and 1168, a driver mentioned at a changeover this morning that it was 819's last day in route service. The early L94UBs will most likely be the next on the retirement list.

The new batch of Mercedes 0500LE's have been spotted in service, by my father who has taken to bus riding in his retirement, who ended up in Dandenong yesterday.

Also going past the Ventura Oakleigh depot (on a 903 service) and saw 1156 in a new white paint job and lots of visiting buses including artics, presumably for rail replacement jobs.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby Mitch » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:56 pm

Not sure of the old fleet number but there's now a MkII for sale at a property in Balliang, at the intersection of Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Rd and Ballan Rd.

Looks to be in quite good condition.

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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby maxy54 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:00 pm

scott wrote:Done a bit of bus riding during my holidays this week.

Rode on new Scania K310UB 1299 yesterday with a mere 780 kms on the clock, also 1298 was spotted in service. I would imagine these two will replace the last 2 remaining L113CRL's at Knox, 819 and 1168, a driver mentioned at a changeover this morning that it was 819's last day in route service. The early L94UBs will most likely be the next on the retirement list.

The new batch of Mercedes 0500LE's have been spotted in service, by my father who has taken to bus riding in his retirement, who ended up in Dandenong yesterday.

Also going past the Ventura Oakleigh depot (on a 903 service) and saw 1156 in a new white paint job and lots of visiting buses including artics, presumably for rail replacement jobs.


#1169 is also being replaced and cascaded to the rail fleet, the visiting artics are at Oakleigh for Tram Replacement works on St Kilda Road
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Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Postby Alstom 888M » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:22 pm

Mitch wrote:Not sure of the old fleet number but there's now a MkII for sale at a property in Balliang, at the intersection of Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Rd and Ballan Rd.

Looks to be in quite good condition.

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