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Hi all,

Some photos of Wide Bay Transit

Hope you enjoy!

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# 62 Scania K94IB used exclusively for QRail between Hervey Bay and Maryborough

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*61 Layland lynx, one of 2 imported into Australia for Action, the other is #60

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#61

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#61

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#72 P&D Isuzu LT1-11P

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#82 Nambucca Scania F92CR

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#216 Denning Den-Air

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#56 PMC Leyland Tiger

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#323 Austral International C1830

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#88 & 86 Nambucca MAN 16.240

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#85 "Rocky" PMC Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R

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#98 Denning Manufacturing "Phoenix Silver" (latest delivery)

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#96 Denning Manufacturing "Phoenix Silver"

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#412 Austral Tourmaster undergoing rust repairs

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#412

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The Scania K94IB they do use it but I have seen then use others too. A very full good line up shot as well. I love line up shots.
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Like pics there, very good indeed. The old Nambucca MANs look good can't be many of those about anymore they look good.

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Ugghhhh That Leyland Lynx is soooooo ugly. Wonder why they are spending all the $$$$ on the old Austral, looks like a major job there :(
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Is that a bus depot or a museum of old relics? :twisted:

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We're far richer for hearing that last comment. Thanks for that.

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I'm suprised that Leyland Lynx is still going. I'm suprised the body is still in usable condition. They rattle and crash far worse than any Scania low floor i've driven. When South Trans had them they weren't really good for any roads with bad pot holes.
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I remember driving one down the Princes Highway through Blakehurst one night. As I went over the joins in the concrete near a drain, I heard a loud bang. Thinking that I may have hit something, I stopped to find all the hopper windows had come open over the drain!

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Katie wrote:Ugghhhh That Leyland Lynx is soooooo ugly. Wonder why they are spending all the $$$$ on the old Austral, looks like a major job there :(

hey hey hey! buses have feelings to ya know! :lol:
I reckon if this fleet was in yellow and white paint, you'd swear it was the Surfside Ernest fleet pre-Translink days.

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I think it's good to see a fleet which still have some REAL Buses in their fleet....

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mrobsessed wrote:I remember driving one down the Princes Highway through Blakehurst one night. As I went over the joins in the concrete near a drain, I heard a loud bang. Thinking that I may have hit something, I stopped to find all the hopper windows had come open over the drain!


Thats funny, :lol: I reckon the other dodgy spot for the Lynxs were The Kingsway Miranda just before Port Hacking High, lots of fire hydrants and pot holes to make the whole bus go bang.
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Are those two Lynx's ex Southtrans? I remember riding on them to and from my grandparents place at Sylvania Heights in the SouthTrans days. Some good memories. I always liked getting them because they were something completely different even though they rattled like crazy!
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Nice to see something different. Perhaps the bus getting work on the rear end is getting extra seats?

Nice pictures :)
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What? on the outside? LOL
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On the roof blondie :wink:
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I was wondering why some of the fleet saids "wide bay" and some others say "bay bus and coach"?

Nice picture's of some unique buses. :)

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Merc 248 wrote:I was wondering why some of the fleet saids "wide bay" and some others say "bay bus and coach"?

Nice picture's of some unique buses. :)

Wide Bay bought out "Bay Bus & Coach" aka Hervey Bay school runs during 2007, and kept the name. Same as the "Down Under Tours" name which they still have on a vehicle they bought from them + the tour work.

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Here they are when with South Trans as units 70, 72 (Pic's taken while I worked there on work placement through school) I did'nt manage to get a pic of the other unit 71 before it was damaged.
(These are my own scanned photos) [appoligies to certain person if he misunderstood my pervious comment]
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Thanks for posting your own shots, Diamond T. Many memories travelling on those two. Hopefully there are some more Southtrans photos to come!

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Thanks for posting those 2 South Trans pics. Spent many a time travelling to school and back in them.

Any chance you could post those 2 pics in the Sydney section of photos along with any other South Trans gems you have?
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wallace wrote:Thanks for posting those 2 South Trans pics. Spent many a time travelling to school and back in them.

Any chance you could post those 2 pics in the Sydney section of photos along with any other South Trans gems you have?


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DiAmOnD T wrote: [appoligies to certain person if he misunderstood my pervious comment]


Your previous comment was much more entertaining though. & so true!

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Thanks for posting Diamond T, very nice photos! :)

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The Exposer wrote:
DiAmOnD T wrote: [appoligies to certain person if he misunderstood my pervious comment]


Your previous comment was much more entertaining though. & so true!


Well unfortunately it has ruffeled a few feathers, so I have retracted and appoligised so we can just get on with the main point of the ATDB.
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