1955's last day in service

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1955's last day in service

Postby Eagle Eye » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:27 pm

Thursday 29th December 2011 was the last day that MAN SG280H saw in service. I was fortunate to ride her on her last afternoon in service, a round-trip B10 from Magill to West Lakes and back to Magill.

At the Magill terminus:

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At AAMI Stadium Interchange:

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The beautiful interior of these great girls. I still prefer the bodies of these strong and solid buses unlike their modern counterparts:

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'Smarter, faster ticketing is on the way' but not for 1955:

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Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, but sadly she wouldn't live to see the new year:

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Turning back towards Newton Depot, her final resting place:

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Thanks to SL200-1880 for letting me grab some great shots on that day. :D
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby Hull Depot Approver » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:35 pm

Cracking shots of the old girl on her very last day ! The interior looks spotless too! Such a shame!!
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby SL200- 1880 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:45 am

Great pictures man. What took you so long to post? Lol. Best pic of 1955 leaving Magill turning
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby Route 506 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:34 pm

Fantastic last day shots of 1955. Have travelled on this bus several times before and it's a really good bus.

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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby jibb » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:41 pm

Maybe it should be sent to LCB's Morphettville Depot where it could be put to good use-they could do with some extra buses.
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby TT » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:27 pm

They've just taken over Southlinks 2350 and that seems to be getting plenty of use. And 1955 was always one of the best of the MAN artics. Give it another life, please.
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby person1 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 am

Wow, it is so tragic that these beauties are going. Can anyone please tell me how many SG280Hs are still roaring around? I saw 2 today at and near Victoria Square, however I didn't see their numbers. :(
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby jibb » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:52 am

Look up S.A.Fleet lists for all 3 companies to get a pretty up to date list of the number still in service.
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby person1 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:26 am

Thank you, Jibb :)
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Light City Buses: 3
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby SL200- 1880 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 am

person1 wrote:Thank you, Jibb :)
The numbers stand at
Torrens Transit: 1
:(

Today 30/3/12 will be 1957's last day.
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby jibb » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:00 am

Who makes the decision on when/what date these buses are withdrawn?
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby busrider » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:00 pm

SL200- 1880 wrote:
person1 wrote:Thank you, Jibb :)
The numbers stand at
Torrens Transit: 1
:(

Today 30/3/12 will be 1957's last day.


Glad I saw it yesterday then, real shame I didn't have my camera with me at the time!
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby Haydown500 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:58 pm

jibb wrote:Who makes the decision on when/what date these buses are withdrawn?

You would think registrar of motor vehicles and manager of fleet and depots (DPTI)
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Re: 1955's last day in service

Postby jibb » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:26 pm

I would not think Registrar of Motor Vehicles would be invlolved.
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