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General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Trolley Bus Racer » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:37 pm

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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Petenz » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:26 pm

Tranzit need at least 29 coaches for RWC work - all need to be unbranded - ie white - they are the official team coaches, hence none of the new Scanias will be given a new livery until after the RWC. On another note the Newwmans brand is no longer used on coaches - Ritchies 556 is the latest to change from Newmans to Intercity.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Petenz » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 pm

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556 - changed from Newmans to Intercity.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon May 02, 2011 1:43 pm

Last saturday I had my 21st birthday party. If I can find photos I will post the YBC MAN SG242 my parents had made for me in the form of my birthday cake :D
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Mon May 02, 2011 2:11 pm

Vitalstatistix wrote:Last saturday I had my 21st birthday party. If I can find photos I will post the YBC MAN SG242 my parents had made for me in the form of my birthday cake :D


Happy birthday for Saturday Scotty.... I would love to see the pics of the cake!!!!
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu May 26, 2011 8:26 am

Spotted Go Bus 81 on school bus services this morning, first time I've seen an O.305 rebuild on school services for a very long time.

Also can anyone confirm that Go Bus Hamilton have RT installed in the urban fleet?
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon May 30, 2011 2:14 pm

Can anyone confirm that both Tranzit 1036 and 1037 (2004 volvo B10M with Kiwi bodywork) both had or still have Grand Pacific Tours livery at some point in time???

many thanks in advance.. :)
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Petenz » Mon May 30, 2011 8:57 pm

Both had Grand Pacific livery - got photos of both in that livery - both now white - newer coaches on this tour circuit now - such as 1116, 1036/7 now white for RWC duties.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:35 am

Spotted a very interesting Tranzit liveried #1002 volvo B12FL yesterday on the Auckland - Wellington service in Hamilton yesterday. Will post photo soon.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:45 am

Yesterday I spotted 3 AOA buses on route 09 these were 180, 182 and 196..
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:20 am

Go Bus 564 MAN SL202 is partially covered in advertising for the ANZ bank... spotted on regular shuttle service between the Hamilton Tranport Centre and Field days this year.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:15 am

Baylines ex blue beach hopper, a Mitsubishi Rosa has recently been painted in an all white livery and is occaisonally seen on nakedbus service between Tauranga and Hamilton.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby walky » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:07 pm

Johnston's have gained the Pav's and Bayline Sector of the Naked Bus.Com Contract, Starting tomorrow Friday.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby GOBUS121 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:16 pm

Heya People
Sorry havent posted for long time being busy at work :wink: Our Gobus MAN 30 Seater little MAN 12.223 (My baby 121) has being towed in to our depot being goin through for Rough times in Tauranga it came in our depot no power etc to bus only hazards were working on back of tow truck about 10:40pm on Wed Night :cry: Can someone pls tell me if her sister 120 still goin strong in Eastern Bays in Napier or Gisborne for Gobus i like to see some pics of her pls and our 781 hear that our ex 781 (Reg EYB29) is over there also doing very well :D :D so keep you inform whats goin on with our 121
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Petenz » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:00 pm

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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Bedford-29 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:00 pm

Geeze there are new types of D/Ds are coming from everywhere Bustech have brought two prototype D/Ds out as there offerings and Denning have there D/D offerings and now New Zealand have jumped on the D/D band wagon who is next. :mrgreen:
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby ka9102 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:04 pm

Petenz wrote:The best I could get.



have you got a pic of the ADL next to it?
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:58 pm

Whats the make? Scania?

Bedford-29 wrote:Geeze there are new types of D/Ds are coming from everywhere Bustech have brought two prototype D/Ds out as there offerings and Denning have there D/D offerings and now New Zealand have jumped on the D/D band wagon who is next. :mrgreen:


Yes very interesting indeed. I wonder if it will feature and the NSW bus show this coming August? Also I believe this will be the second export to Australia for Kiwi Bus Builders after Mee's #15 Iveco?
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Petenz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:19 pm

Johnstons 510 in Nakedbus livery, or wrapping, on Auckland to Wellington Tuesday morning, 1241 and 1248 also seen on services.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby OLYMPIAN » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:42 pm

Petenz wrote:
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The best I could get.

Great pic.is it single door or two door?

I guess this might be the Local version Demo Enviro 500 that rumours talk about?
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby KenH2006 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:46 pm

Petenz wrote:
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The best I could get.


I feel more interested in the Enviro 200 Dart next to it :roll:
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:38 am

Johnstons 29, 503 and 511 now spotted in nakedbus livery. Anymore?

Also spotted Reesby's 90 BCI tag on nakedbus service in Hamilton today.
Spotted the relitively new Ritchies 302 on Intercity service in Hamilton today heading south.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby walky » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:48 am

JCL Coaches in Naked Bus Livery are,

JCL 510 ex SCL23
JCL 511 ex SCL27
JCL 513 ex SCL65
JCL 516 ex SCL26
JCL 520 ex SCL38

and SCL 29 which is the Tauraunga Based coach.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:23 pm

Go Bus 24 and 219 were spotted on Charter in Hamilton today parked up at Caro St.

Its also interesting to note that the Hamilton City Council are planning bus parking for up to 6 coaches on Caro St. in a bid to see more tourist buses stop in Hamilton.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:57 am

Go Bus 79 was a rear sighting on route 9 Nawton yesterday afternoon, usually a diesel bus route.
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