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Ritchies Fleet List

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:43 am

I moved to north of Auckland 3 months ago. I've had discussions with Mr O.C. Benz about the fleet lists and seen that Ritchies website indicates over 900 buses.

The website lists many locations where school services are provided [I was told they have about 120 buses in Northland, about 6o in Whangarei alone].

I am attempting to provide updated details on the Ritchies fleet so have visited 5 depots - Whangarei, Orewa, Helensville, Swanson and Albany, as well as viewed from places such as Albany Station and Takapuna Centre. My lists are not complete.

So far I have validated 376 buses as in service. With duplicatons of numbers, I have noted 30 replacements. In most cases I have a fleet number, however I have missed it on a few occasions or have not been able to see one! Quite a few new buses are noted. I saw a Honda LDV school bus at Swanson yesterday with fleet number 946, but not yet registered, and #948 at Dargaville.

UPDATE [Monday 18th August] - I have been to Dargaville [have complete list] and returned to Whangarei and corrected some and added some.

My request is for anyone with current fleet details throughout New Zealand to advise me [either post here or PM] so that I can continue to build the list and provide them to Mr O.C.Benz for publication. Please provide registration, fleet number and depot.

The following posts breakdown information about depots and bus retirements.

If you would like a copy of my full list so far, please send me your email address in a private message. The list has a fleet number column and I have filled in only that number, so there are many gaps already. Ritchies give fleet numbers to cars/trucks/cranes and these are noted too to account for that fleet number.

Ritchies have operations in:
Northland - Whangarei plus Ruakaka; Dargaville plus Mangakahia, Opononi, Maungakaramea and Kohukohu.
Auckland - Albany, Swanson, Helensvile, Orewa.
Rotorua.
Blenhiem - plus Kaikoura.
West Coast - Greymouth & Reefton, Westport, Hokitika.
Christchurch.
Ashburton.
Chatham Islands.
South Canterbury - Geraldine, Fairlie, Timaru, Temuka.
Oamaru.
Dunedin.
Gore - plus Balclutha, Clinton , Milton, Owaka, Riversdale, Tapanui, Te Anau, Wyndham.

This makes it so much harder to collate the full lists - sometimes we travel for holidays or work and maybe able to add to the data base.

I have seen another message that many comments are on Facebook - I am not a facebook user so maybe missing opportunities for information.
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Re: Ritchies Fleet List

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:47 am

Retirements

UPDATED Sunday 24th August - additional units.

Fleet number has been given to another bus:

59 ALQ572 Mitsubishi Fuso PM218 7A8CJ1D0901793444 Mitsubishi 1988 B48F Ritchies Gore
199 WY1032 Hino Rainbow 7A884110998040207 Hino 1987 C25F Ritchies Timaru
204 ZK7134 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0900366016 Mitsubishi 2007 x65x Brown / White Dargaville
232 FPP847 Mitsubishi Rosa JLABE64DJ0RF10083 Mitsubishi 2010 C24F Intercity Rotorua
233 PN8579 Volvo B10M 12268 1986 C49F Ritchies Rotorua
296 NP1212 Isuzu MR1113 2508902 Isuzu 1987 B27F Ritchies Unknown
301 BGK804 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0903589243 Hino 1988 B53F Ritchies Rotorua
315 EFS658 Isuzu JCR JCR500-3503052 Coachwork International 1987 x63x Ritchies Swanson
319 NE9620 Volvo B6FA YV36AB13GY001146 Hawke 1987 B51D Birkenhead Swanson
330 ZI9899 Nissan Civilian 7A8DH070800000797 Nissan 1989 B21F Ritchies Unknown
343 OW3569 Mazda AM KN2FAD3B2KD000120 Mazda 1989 B16F Ritchies Unknown
346 WW3696 Isuzu Journey 7A8970G0998556548 Isuzu 1986 B37F Ritchies Unknown
362 MI6584 Isuzu ECR570 ECR570-2508180 Coachwork International 1986 x60x Ritchies Unknown
364 NB226 Isuzu ECE 2508944 Isuzu 1987 B43D Ritchies Timaru
373 XZ9910 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A884110999040215 Hino 1986 B43F Ritchies Unknown
374 YF4241 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0999040502 Hino 1987 B45F Ritchies Unknown
375 XU5472 Hino Rainbow 7A884110999656283 Hino 1987 B45F Ritchies Unknown
379 XG4702 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0998003626 Hino 1986 B45F Ritchies Unknown
382 XM9413 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A884110998040394 Hino 1987 B45F Ritchies Unknown
383 XF7338 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A884110998380003 Hino 1987 B45F Ritchies Unknown
389 YQ5682 Hino Rainbow 7A884110999040668 Hino 1988 B45D Ritchies Unknown
392 YZ3344 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0900493137 Hino 1988 B45F Ritchies Unknown
394 PN8588 Leyland Tiger 8500100 1985 C53F Ritchies Unknown
403 FRG639 Mercedes-Benz 0305 966 New Zealand Motor Bodies 1992 B49F Ritchies Swanson
426 EDA912 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0907022410 Mitsubishi 1994 B45F Ritchies Timaru
433 RQ8299 Mercedes-Benz 0305 3.07002E+12 New Zealand Motor Bodies 1992 B50D Ritchies EX Intercity
458 WM8777 Isuzu Journey 7A8970G0997556813 Isuzu 1986 B33F Ritchies Unknown
461 UC943 Mercedes-Benz 0305 7A8K90P0996028794 New Zealand Motor Bodies 1982 B48D Ritchies Unknown
482 ZH9985 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0900040934 Hino 1989 B45F Ritchies Unknown
486 ZL7493 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0900040938 Hino 1989 B45F Ritchies Unknown
495 ADQ982 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A884110800315967 Hino 1989 B44F Ritchies Unknown
496 AMT464 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0902041029 Hino 1989 B44F Ritchies Unknown
497 AMA134 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0902041037 Hino 1989 B44F Ritchies Gore
580 BQS374 MAN 22.360 10A4740149W012116 Designline 1992 C54F RIT / Tour Christchurch gone to Taumarunui
617 ZF9769 MAN SL200 78001080108 Coachwork International 1985 B44D Ritchies Swanson


xxx PG8705 [1990 MAN SL243, known as Hummer].
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Re: Ritchies Fleet List

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:01 pm

Whangarei

Oversees Ruakaka, and for Northland, Dargaville oversees Opononi, Kohukohu, Maungakarakea and Mangakahia.

These buses from North bus fleet have not been accounted for:

402 YX8990 Mitsubishi MP218K 7A8CJ1D0900090244 Mitsubishi 1988 B41F x NZ Bus Whangarei
404 ZW9174 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0900092081 Mitsubishi 1989 B41F x NZ Bus Whangarei
405 YT5549 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0999088010 Mitsubishi 1989 B49F x NZ Bus Whangarei
410 WL3723 Volvo B10M YV31MGCI-CY013033 Coachwork Intl 1986 C45F x NZ Bus Whangarei
412 YU2208 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0900092192 Mitsubishi 1989 B45F x NZ Bus Whangarei
417 DBZ427 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0905022045 Mitsubishi 1992 B45F x NZ Bus Whangarei
419 BPB144 Isuzu LV314L 7A8972G0903000739 Isuzu 1990 B45F x NZ Bus Whangarei
425 CHW864 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0904758428 Mitsubishi 1989 B49F x NZ Bus Whangarei
427 AGB638 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0901092062 Mitsubishi 1990 B41F x NZ Bus Whangarei
428 ZF2392 Mitsubishi Fuso 7A8CJ1D0900020024 Mitsubishi 1990 B25F x NZ Bus Whangarei
436 AGZ121 Isuzu Journey 7A8970G0901000094 Isuzu 1989 B49F x NZ Bus Whangarei
437 UK4714 Toyota Coaster 7A8H60D0996001382 Toyota 1993 B19F x NZ Bus Whangarei
440 CBQ183 Volvo B7R YV3R6G9124A006698 Coachwork International 2004 C45F x NZ Bus Whangarei
441 ASA808 Hino Rainbow 7A884110901040092 Hino 1990 B37F x NZ Bus Whangarei
460 UO7966 Volvo B10M YV31MGC16PA032009 Alexander 1993 B44F x NZ Bus Whangarei

SOLD : x418 EDK363 BCI PK693 LGG5SKCM67H002103 Anyuan 2007 B37F White

I did discover former Northbus 853 [EMK725] at Swanson in Ritchies livery.

Coach MILFRD is at Whangarei - fleet number 557.
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Re: Ritchies Fleet List

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Helensville - Orewa

Helensville oversees Orewa - which is a parking area at 120 Foundry Road, Silverdale, shared with houses ready for sale.

Buses might swap between the two depots as I saw some at both locations.

Alterations to Fleet lists:
806 - GEE651 - was at Swanson.
PG8705 [1990 MAN SL243, known as Hummer] was not seen.
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Re: Ritchies Fleet List

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:10 pm

Swanson

A very smart setup. I was permitted to walk the depot.

Saw vehicles in Intercity, Stray, Adventures travel and 3 non operational Party Bus units.

648 - BLD760 - Designline Designtech Macrotech has major fire damage and is with the Party Buses.

554 - GFB435 - Scania K400 has allover advertising for BNZ and Ritchies.

433 - HFD233 - Scania K400 is in a special Intercity livery with the rear half of the bus in a bright green/white design.

These Swanson allocated buses were not seen:

200 ZG1850 Volvo B12 2000 C51F
205 DKN777 Dennis Javelin 1999 C51F
2?? EAR499 Scania K114IB6 2007 C51F
213 ZO7331 Dennis Javelin 2000 C51F
215 CQF846 Toyota Coaster 1995 C16M
235 ABZ370 Dennis Javelin 2001 C50F
236 AAR487 Dennis Javelin 2001 C49F
239 AHJ670 Toyota Coaster 1996 C18F
245 DGA905 Hino Rainbow 1992 B45F
247 DFK570 Hino Rainbow 1992 B45F
251 DPC343 Scania K114IB6 2006 C51F
253 ENK425 Scania K114IB6 2008 C51F
257 ETF972 Scania K124IB6 2008 C51F
266 ETM635 Scania K124IB6 2008 C51F
273 FWY956 Volkswagen Crafter TDI 2011 C14F
275 DZE302 Dennis Javelin 2005 C49F
315 EFS658 Isuzu JCR 1987 x63x
316 NR9824 Isuzu JCR 1988 C__D
317 NR9825 Isuzu JCR 1988 C__D
318 BBN359 MAN 10.160 1998 B39F
347 ON5599 Isuzu LT1-11P 1989 B45D
447 EYL496 Scania K230UB4 2009 B47DW
454 EYL492 Scania K230UB4 2009 B48DW
522 AZZ966 Dennis Javelin 2002 C54F
523 BKA528 Dennis Javelin 2003 C54F
526 CWE165 Scania K124IB6 2005 C51F
527 BAP155 Dennis Javelin 2002 C54F
532 BSQ264 Scania K124IB6 2003 C54F
533 BTE707 Scania K124IB6 2004 C54F
539 DLZ575 Scania K124IB6 2006 HC65D
543 ENK464 Scania K114IB6 2008 C54F
544 DYN171 Hino FG 2007 C50F
546 DYT321 Hino FG 2007 C50F
548 DZA895 Hino FG 2007 C50F
549 DZF237 Hino FG 2007 C50F
551 GCH889 BCI FBC6125 2011 C51F
552 DZM839 Hino FG 2011 C50F
553 GFB436 Scania K400EB6 2012 C53F
556 EBF178 Scania K124IB6 2007 C55F
582 SA9082 MAN 10.180 1993 C38F
602 GBB640 Optare Solo [171] 2008 B32FW
603 ECD219 Optare Excel 1997 B43F
608 CMA934 Leyland Titan 1984 HB71D
609 ECD201 Optare Excel 1997 B39DW
614 MH6114 MAN SL200 1985 B44D
615 NO7085 Volvo B6FA 1988 B44D
617 ZF9769 MAN SL200 1985 B44D
620 DKE964 Optare Excel 1997 B39DW
622 EHG215 Optare Excel 1997 B39DW
625 WN1392 NDNZ Intrepid 1997 B54D

Bus 806 GEE651 [allocated in fleetlists to Helensville] was parked in amongst the Swanson fleet.
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Re: Ritchies Fleet List

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:11 pm

Albany

The full Northern Express fleet were confirmed, with quite a few peak support buses.

Party Bus take up a corner.

Two non-operational buses:
664 CSM927 Optare Excel O.O.S. - burnt
668 CSM937 Optare Excel O.O.S. - smash

2 x Honda LDV V80 Minibus14 2.5D/5MT/L were seen, but fleet numbers missed:
HJZ423
HNP672

Seen operating and in good condition was 1980 build "279" RU2197 Mercedes Benz O303.

NOT SEEN but allocated:

217 CQS737 Nissan Homy 1999 B9F
282 SK7857 Mercedes Benz O303 1980 C45F
358 YZ1814 Hyundai H100 VAN 2000 3 seats
591 FHJ123 Volkswagen Crafter TDI 2010 B20F
612 DMT102 Optare Excel 1997 B39DW
641 CDN343 MAN 12.223 2004 B39D
642 CEK72 MAN 12.223 2004 B39D
660 CSM924 Optare Excel 1998 B39DW
673 CSY461 Optare Excel 1997 B39DW
696 CST631 MAN 12.223 2005 B43DW
698 CTA873 MAN 12.223 2005 B43DW
699 CTA875 MAN 12.223 2005 B43DW
713 CZP509 Scania L94UB6 2005 B51DW
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Re: Ritchies Fleet List

Postby stadt80 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:09 pm

PG8705 [1990 MAN SL243, known as Hummer] was not seen.[/quote]

This Bus ( ex Northbus/Waka Pacific - NZBus, Stagecoach Akl, YBC #1105 ) was not included in the sale to Ritchies and is currently parked up in the Go West- NZBus Swanson Depot for scrapping.
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