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Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

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Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

Postby Centralian » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:15 pm

There have been a few interesting visitors to the Blue Mountains that I've photographed over the last few months,
and a few locals (or thereabouts) which I've culled down to 12. Hope you enjoy.

I might note (without an image) that AAT Kings #321 the new Denning Mfg Phoenix Midi which is a regular visitor,
is now TV 9961.

Glenorie Coaches TV 8387 at Echo Point. M-Benz 0400UP with ABDg. 'Galaxy' body of 1995.
Originally new to Sunstate Charters Qld.
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mo 7950, one of a kind with Premier Charters. Volvo B10L Austral Pacific 'Orana' body ex Brisbane T'port 576.
Captured here, after a long chase along the Highway, passing through Bullaburra a few months ago.
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Pacific Tours (D.Price) of Gateshead TV 1122. Denning Landseer outside the Three Sisters Motel.
(sorry I had to cut the classic Motel sign, but an ugly electricity box on the pole).
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Lithgow Buslines 2194 MO. Volvo B10M with Custom Coaches '510' body.
Still carries Jones Bros livery with matching Buslines signage. Captured in Lithgow.
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Travelon Coaches TV 3045. Volvo B10M Volgren Qld body. This features the lower rear 9 seater area
and must be one of the last examples still on the road. New in 1987 for Australian Pacific. Seen here at Scenic World.
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Near or Far Bus and Coach TV 9335. Volvo B10M Mk111 with PMC '160' body of 1992.
Recently established charter operator out of Lawson.
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Shellharbour City Tours TV 8791. Scania K124EB with Volgren coach body, new to Transwa.
When photographing this coach at Scenic World I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Willetts who ran Kiama Scenic Tours.
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A collection of stored vehicles at Telford's Oakville depot (formely Pegasus Tours).
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Charterplus TV 9255. One of their new Volvo B7R's with Volgren Endura body. I wanted to get the
Carrington Hotel chimney into the shot, which is now over 100 years old.
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Macquarie Educational Tours TV 5787. Volvo B12R with Northcoast body of 2001. ex Australian Defence Force.
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

Postby Centralian » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:20 pm

A couple more images:

Condor Tours TV 3020. Scania K124ED with Autobus body built in 2000 and new to Clipper Tours.
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Brighton Coaches TV 9323. Scania K310IB with Irizar i6 body new in 2018.
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

Postby burrumbus » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:02 am

Great stuff Centralian.Fantastic selection of interesting vehicles,with attention to detail in including many Blue Mountains features.
Near and Far seem to going along quite nicely.Nice to see from a new operator.
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

Postby Swift » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:01 am

Good to see Glenorie and it's colours living on.
Awesome selection. I'm impressed Stefan.
Sydney I don't like you. Your shallow and full of scoundrels. It needs a major shake up.
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

Postby mcpaton » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 pm

Always enjoy your postcards. Great photos and good variety. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Blue Mountains postcard - Spring 2018

Postby OLYMPIAN » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:10 pm

Centralian, Sunshine in Melbourne still have one of those Volgren B10M high deck running.

Meanwhile the double decker is very rar
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