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Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby Centralian » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:30 pm

Not every day in Sydney, NSW or anywhere in Australia to my recollection that you'd find an abandoned ex London Leyland Titan.
Found this unit in Sydney this afternoon. Anyone know its story ?

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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby BroadGauge » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:46 pm

Sounds like it hasn't been abandoned for too long according to these stories:

http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/ ... olling-in/
http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/ ... in-forbes/
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby Centralian » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:24 pm

I also found these remains of former Ford Transit BF73EW with Kingsford Smith Transport,
although reported in the disposals listing as having been sold to Sydney Airport Shuttle P/L.

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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby Bedford-29 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:35 pm

I found this to what it was used for.
https://tsccommunity.everydayhero.com/a ... haritytour
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby Simes » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:33 pm

I am able to shed some light on this - while it looks 'abandoned' now - the new owner has some extensive (and expensive) plans for it. He popped into the museum on an afternoon I was there a few months ago (it was having some rust issues in a place Sydney leopards also suffered it) - he purchased it from Perth, he owns/operates many food trucks in Sydney. In the time of his purchase and pick up, he had a kid, unfortunately he was born deaf so he turned the run from Perth to Sydney into an opportunity to raise cash for charity.
It's set to undergo some conversion soon
http://19302413.blogspot.com/

3092, last bus on George Street - 23rd October 2015 7:50pm
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby boronia » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:53 pm

Is this the same Titan that was running around Sydney about 15 years ago?
The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
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@ The Museum of Fire.
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby The Inspector » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:57 pm

where did you see this Titan?
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby cobra007 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:12 pm

This bus is T71

It was imported from the UK in 2005. After arrival it went to work as a charter bus in Western Australia for the next few years. It was retired after suffering engine failure on Kwinnana Freeway. Judged commercially unviable to return to service it was sold.

I lost track of it until seeing this picture. Sad to see it looking so forlorn.
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby Herbert » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:47 pm

Slight correction: it's T51
http://perthbus.info/report.php?vid=T51
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Re: Not every day you find an abandoned..........

Postby Swift » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:46 am

cobra007 wrote: It was retired after suffering engine failure on Kwinnana Freeway. Judged commercially unviable to return to service it was sold.


It did well to get to this end with a popped engine. :!:
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