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Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:40 pm
by Centralian
Just a few images of possible interest, all taken in the last couple of weeks.

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Looks like a new AWC 001 'Dream On' premium vehicle in the Australia Wide fleet. Scania with current style Coach Design body.
Seen here ready to pick up a group from 'Lilianfels' in Katoomba.
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Spotted in BM Transit Katoomba depot this morning was this M-Benz Sprinter demonstrator CN39JJ.
Is this the style of the proposed trial 'on-demand' buses for certain areas of Sydney ?
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Another M-Benz demonstrator spotted at Valley Heights depot in the last couple of weeks
is this Volgren Optimus bodied unit CH55NL. Has also been out on route service.
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Thought I'd stepped back in time last week when spotted a couple of Bankstown liveried coaches at Echo Point.
Still carrying accreditation for Collins Coachways P/L is TV3076.
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An infrequent visitor with new accreditation is TV 8154 Scania K113TR with an AD 1995 body.
Now accredited to STA Buses, Smithfield.
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:18 pm
by burrumbus
Very interesting selection Stefan!!!
North Sydney Bus Charters purchased Bob Collins shareholding in Collins Coachways Pty.Ltd-hence the continued use of that accreditation.
Can you kindly give me the the complete acc details on TV 8154 please Stefan.???
Cheers.

Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:02 pm
by boronia
Opening that website of STABUSES comes up as Amazing Tours Sydney.

Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:51 am
by burrumbus
Just a correction to the above information is that Bob Collins retained his shareholding in Collins Coachways Pty.Ltd.

Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:10 am
by CCCC
Tv 8154 anyone got the go with the flexible solar panels on the air con pod.

Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:06 am
by Centralian
burrumbus wrote:Can you kindly give me the the complete acc details on TV 8154 please Stefan.???Cheers.


S.T.A. Buses Smithfield ACC No 40399.

Also a close up of the 'solar panels' noted by CCCC.
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:59 pm
by CCCC
Centralian wrote:
burrumbus wrote:Can you kindly give me the the complete acc details on TV 8154 please Stefan.???Cheers.


S.T.A. Buses Smithfield ACC No 40399.

Also a close up of the 'solar panels' noted by CCCC.
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Maybe it sits around for weeks between jobs and it trickle charges the batteries ????

Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:49 pm
by Buswas
Considering the Paint job on the roof, they probably can't afford new batteries :

Re: Blue Mountains postcard......Spring 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 pm
by burrumbus
The new accreditation for Sydney's Amazing Coach Tours is Independant Building Supplies Pty.Ltd of 125-127 Woodpark Road,Smithfield.That indicates an ownership change from Rob Griffiths.
The address is Hopkinsons depot.Wonder whether a Hopkinson family member re entering the fray ??
Interesting.