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Ventura Dennis Dart 1084

Postby a350a380 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:30 am

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the only air con Dennis Dart 1084. Is it regularly used on a particular duty? Or is it confined to rail replacements?

This used to be number 5 at Ivanhoe but I believe no longer based there. I have been unable to find it. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Ventura Dennis Dart 1084

Postby Artzy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:58 am

It's at Oakleigh depot, often can be found on routes 701, 704 and 706 and school runs with the occasional trip on 733, 766 and 767 :)


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Re: Ventura Dennis Dart 1084

Postby a350a380 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:48 am

Thanks :)
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Re: Ventura Dennis Dart 1084

Postby a350a380 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Artzy wrote:It's at Oakleigh depot, often can be found on routes 701, 704 and 706 and school runs with the occasional trip on 733, 766 and 767 :)


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Sorry to bump this again

I'm still after 1084. Have tried multiple times to catch it on the routes mentioned with no luck. Have seen it parked it Oakleigh depot though. Would it work route 703 too?

Has anyone seen it in service recently?

As there are no videos of it on youtube. I would be keen for more information on this unique vehicle. It is longer than all other ex Ivanhoe darts, is the only air con equipped euro 2 engine dart and has a chassis number part of the Dennis Dart SPD range. All dennis dart SPD in UK were fitted with either Allison B300R transmission (like the Iveco metro Ivanhoe next bought) or Voith instead of the standard Allisom AT545. Can anyone clarify on 1084?

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Re: Ventura Dennis Dart 1084

Postby Craig » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:58 pm

You missed out mate, it was a regular out and about during the massive tram shutdown on St Kilda Rd at the start of the month.

It is a semi-regular on Route 706 in the afternoons, 12:46 ex Chelsea, 13:51 ex Mordialloc & 14:15 ex Chelsea before a Parkdale Secondary school run to Chelsea. But #1165 the last CR221L on route service at Oakleigh or an Ethanol Scania often pop-up on that shift too.

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Re: Ventura Dennis Dart 1084

Postby a350a380 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:30 pm

It's a shame I missed it! Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I will see it in service soon. I will try route 706 at those times.

If anyone knows what gearbox it has too I would be keen to find out. Cheers
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