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Hi all , Just thought we would give an update on the state of 679 preservation since her sojoun from Broome in December 2012 over 2 months ago.
Over the last 2 months she has been unable to move from her compound due to the fence that let her in was put back up and that had too make way for a new (depot) gate to get 679 out .
In the mean time alot small items were fixed for her date with destiny , the " licencing inspection" for which she went for the first inspection booking on thursday at Metro Motors an approved Main roads inspection licencing center, after a thorough inspection 3 thing were found , one being a small amount of rust
in the body where the cooler fill splash pannel was , 2 an stuffed and leaking steering damper.and a defective clearence lamp Which was working the day before but i had managed to fill with water from the pressure cleaner and defectively dull number plate lamps too.
All items were fixed within 12 hrs and she went back for the 2nd inspection an passed no worries.
Dealing with an approved Main roads inspection licencing center that took bookings takes the stress off having to wait for an inspection.
The inspector was down to earth , told what needed to be done to pass , advised and expained what to look out for in the future for wear n tare.
So after driving out with a big smile on the dial :D , all was left to pay the licence fee and pick up my plates , which were a set in storage form my RR6{my ute)
and i ordered some new custom plates for later fitting. :D

Anyway time for some pics. :wink:

Here is 679 being prepared for a trip to the licencing center, after backing out strait and passed the verander with only 130 mm clearence at the closest point the near side mirror is then slipped on its mount for use again.
679 at the "Depot"
679 at the "Depot"
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Now lining up for her booking at Metro Motors, with what looks to be a new airport fire truck in front?
679 at the ""Metro Motors   inspection licencing center
679 at the ""Metro Motors inspection licencing center
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At this point 679 had just rolled off the " Bone Shaker" part of the inspection pit where the front end gets a good work out.
679 on the Bone shaker .
679 on the Bone shaker .
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After her test spin by the inspector he later said he impressed with the overall good condtion of the bus, to much to my delight. :D
679 returning from a inspection test drive
679 returning from a inspection test drive
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Now with a wallet empty after Lic/ins was sorted ,it was "time to go for a drive" and after droping by the the "Willson Depot" to pick up Bus Child we are seen posing 679 by the river.
679 at the Canning river near Willson
679 at the Canning river near Willson
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679 at the Canning river near Willson
679 at the Canning river near Willson
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Did some body order an air strike against this german invader? :lol:
Bull Creek Air Museum
Bull Creek Air Museum
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This NOR old girl taking the SOR sights.
679 at the Canning river near fwy bridge
679 at the Canning river near fwy bridge
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The "Alfreds Kitchen Express" stoping off for a bite to eat last nite.
679 at Alfreds Kitchen Guildford
679 at Alfreds Kitchen Guildford
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Enjoy all , because i have. :) :)
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Pulling up in a car for a burger and a coke would be the norm.But pulling up in 679 for a burger and a coke would make people look. :mrgreen:
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Pulling up in a car for a burger and a coke would be the norm.But pulling up in 679 for a burger and a coke would make people look.
more than just looks , photos & questions were the order of the day ..er nite , except for one non beliver who didn't like the diesel running through his veins . :roll:
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Good work SEB, and LOL at the Alfred's Kitchen desto, I would've done it the same way lol!!!

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Great to hear that the list of fixes required was only small :)

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High Floor Bus wrote: Dealing with an approved Main roads inspection licencing center that took bookings takes the stress off having to wait for an inspection.
The inspector was down to earth , told what needed to be done to pass , advised and expained what to look out for in the future for wear n tare.
I had a similar experience while in Bunbury when I took my daughter's hail damaged car in for a re-licence inpection. Private contractors do the inpections on behalf of the Dept of Transport down there. Made a booking and fronted at the booked time. They were very thorough and fair, and the car passed the test by the way. If they don't do the job properly, then I expect they would lose their contract.

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Just a few shots in this update with 679 with her new custom number plates on .
These retro series plates in B/W is as close as you can get in characters for full size plates , like her original "Gov" plates.
So she now adorns the plates "UOB679". :)
Here she is seen down by the Swan river at "Kings Meadow Oval" Guildford.
UOB679 at Guldford
UOB679 at Guldford
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And next down at Claughton Reserve Ashfield in the late afternoon sun .
UOB679 at Claughton Reserve
UOB679 at Claughton Reserve
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UOB679 at Claughton Reserve
UOB679 at Claughton Reserve
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Great shots SEB! I think that LOST! Desto I programmed is a gooden!
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On Tuesday 5 March, members working at the BPSWA Depot & Workshop in Whiteman Park were delighted when 679 and High Floor Bus called in for a quick visit. The UOB679 plates are a great addition and help to really 'set off' the appearance.
O405 679 as it arrived at the BPSWA Depot, 05-03-2013
O405 679 as it arrived at the BPSWA Depot, 05-03-2013
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Bus Child was already at the BPSWA Depot with O305G 661, decked out in its attractive 'Transperth ferry blue' livery variation. To most of the Society members present, both buses seem remarkably modern, especially in contrast to the bulk of the BPSWA collection. Yet, both have given 25 years or more of good service transporting passengers in Western Australia and have earned their place in history.
Offside rear of O405 679 outside the BPSWA Depot, 05-03-2013, with part of 661 visible beyond.
Offside rear of O405 679 outside the BPSWA Depot, 05-03-2013, with part of 661 visible beyond.
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Hmmm ....
I wonder what 679 might look like in a 'variation' of MTT(b) livery ?
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Wouldn't look bad at all IMHO panther998, great idea!
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Perhaps (VERY roughly) like this ??
Rough idea of preserved O405 679 in MTT(b) livery variation
Rough idea of preserved O405 679 in MTT(b) livery variation
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(I know an amateur signwriter who would be glad to help with making / applying some appropriate decals, etc :wink: )

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Hmm .. Quite nice . Hmm maybe ?
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High Floor Bus wrote:Hmm .. Quite nice. Hmm maybe ?
Purely a suggestion, High Floor Bus, partly inspired by former MTT 295 (Daimler Freeline) visible in the left background. Also by the knowledge that various bus operating entities, primarily overseas, have occasionally painted current / 'modern' vehicles in their fleet to represent liveries from their past / predecessors, etc. Sadly, although the MTT did seize one opportunity many years ago (1983), Transperth has yet to follow those examples, which puzzles me as I know that many members of the PTA and Transperth staff are aware of public transport history and the importance of recording, preserving and commemorating / celebrating it.

Let me add that my hurried 'electronic transformation' is intended only to convey an approximation of how the (darkish) green would be applied. The end result on 679 (or 686?) would look considerably better, I am sure. And application of such a 'wotif' livery would indubitably render any modern Perth / Transperth bus unique, at least until some bright spark decided to copy / emulate it.

But, no pressure from me in this regard ....

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I like it, but I think the panel in line in between the headlights should be kept white (as per current green and white livery on the Mercs).

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So basically the suggestion is to paint 679 like it was still in Transperth livery but with the Transperth green and white (and decals/logos/etc) replaced with the old MTT colors and logos etc?
I LOVE that idea and it would give me a rather unique model to re-create in LEGO (I already have an O405 in Transperth colors, an O405 in MTT colors would be even more awesome as a LEGO model :)

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Not at all Jonwil, TP green is far lighter (kermit the frog green say) than any of the MTT green shades (which was Larch green or British racing green)

Just out of interest, what is the likelihood of the BPS getting one of these to preserve?
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ADX666 wrote: Just out of interest, what is the likelihood of the BPS getting one of these to preserve?
Very unlikely. BPSWA currently has space and manpower constraints that limit the size of the collection. The Society has many buses and its small membership is working wonders to manage these as well as it does. There is already an accommodation problem with insufficient covered garage space for the operational fleet, restored items, those under restoration and buses intended for restoration. Too many buses are held in external storage and those that aren't held as parts donors would be under cover if finances were available to build another shed or garage. Only a small number of members are available to drive the buses, let alone service, clean and restore them. Panther998 is always looking for drivers for the weekend shuttles that connect with Transperth's 955 service.

There is little point in BPS duplicating the sterling efforts of members who are preserving their own buses and the recent private preservations of 661, 668, 679 and 686 take the pressure off BPSWA to include those types in its collection. BPSWA simply can't preserve every type and variant. Space and manpower will cause the Society to concentrate on types that were in the MTT/Transperth fleet in substantial quantities - eg Renault PR100.2 and Mercedes-Benz O405NH. Hopefully private individuals will secure a Stulb fronted Mercedes-Benz O305 and an O405 in the 10xx/11xx series so examples remain extant for posterity.
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Dennis96 wrote:
ADX666 wrote: Just out of interest, what is the likelihood of the BPS getting one of these to preserve?
There is little point in BPS duplicating the sterling efforts of members who are preserving their own buses and the recent private preservations of 661, 668, 679 and 686 take the pressure off BPSWA to include those types in its collection. BPSWA simply can't preserve every type and variant. Space and manpower will cause the Society to concentrate on types that were in the MTT/Transperth fleet in substantial quantities - eg Renault PR100.2 and Mercedes-Benz O405NH. Hopefully private individuals will secure a Stulb fronted Mercedes-Benz O305 and an O405 in the 10xx/11xx series so examples remain extant for posterity.
I agree there and there is a big advantage to securing these buses straight from service than say finding and restoring one some 20 years down the track. It has become more evident that the BPSWA can not physically possibly have a sample of a bus from each batch or model to operate in service and that in the last year or so, there has been less dependence and pressure on the BPSWA to carry out such a task and by having other individuals who are passionate about buses and preservation to purchase and preserve their own bus certainly will make the scene look more interesting in the future. These opportunities to get buses straight from service (like 488, 661, 668, 679 and 686) is a major advantage as I have mentioned above and will provide a more diverse collection later down the track. I'm hoping that the rise in individuals acquiring their own buses for preservation will give the confidence to those who are weighing up the pros and cons to also follow through if they wish to see particular buses preserved for the future. These good opportunities don't come up all the time and getting them straight out of service is far better than letting it get into hands of motorhomes conversions or private operators, where many original components may disappear.

Certainly, the WA preservation scene is big (not as big as NSW) and ever increasing which will result in many benefits in the future to be able to experience a piece of history once again and with the help of the BPSWA and other individuals, I'm sure there will be something great to look back on in many years to come.

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Remember that in Sydney, the HCVA have a good collection of vehicles, but there are many privately preserved buses ranging from
Mk I O305s, to Leopards to Ed K's? Hong Kong O305 Double Decker!
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BPSWA has been fortunate in that Government donates many buses straight out of service. Some examples include Leyland OPS4 Metro 81, Guy Arab MTT 325 (that has reverted back to its WAGT 101 configuration), AEC Regal VI 654, Leyland Worldmaster R iverton 8 (MTT 33), Leyland Panther 988, Leyland Lion WAGR Dp90, Mercedes-Benz 171 and 472. These buses have never been stripped of bus related fittings and used as mobile homes, nor have they been worn out completely by second tier operators. Some other buses in the collection have been private preservation projects where fortunately individuals saved these vehicles from the scrap man - eg WAGR Dennis Lancet D24, WAGR Foden F44, AEC Regal IV Kalamunda 17 (ex MTT 201), Mercedes-Benz 339. Apart from Dennis D24, these went into preservation straight from PSV use with bus fittings intact. And Leyland Worldmaster 452 and Hino 83 were kindly donated by the operators that ran them after their MTT service.

Some of BPSWA's vehicles are the only known surviving examples world wide eg Leyland Lion LT9C Metro 58, Leyland Lion WAGR Dp90, Guy Victory WUM and Dennis Lancet IV J7 models. With a pride of four Leyland Lions of various ages and other rare types such as Daimler Freelines, Foden, Guy Victory WUM, Scania DAB MidCity CAT bus and the Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus, BPSWA has a diverse or eclectic collection of buses with many rare types or odd-bod vehicles as well as holding examples that are more representative of the MTT fleet and where the chassis types are well represented in preservation elsewhere - eg AEC Regal III.

But BPSWA is fast approaching the limits of what it can do, so the private preservation of the less common types in MTT/Transperth service plays a very important part in preserving Western Australia's bus heritage. Considering the much lower population of Western Australia when compared with New South Wales and the smaller pool of bus enthusiasts in Perth, the bus preservation movement in WA is travelling very well.
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Agree with you there Dennis96, as long as someone has a preserved example of buses from my era, I am happy enough with that.

I sincerely hope someone picks up a stubl fronted o305 (fleet 008,009,394-542) as thus far no one has secured one for preservation.
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ADX666 wrote:Not at all Jonwil, TP green is far lighter (kermit the frog green say) than any of the MTT green shades (which was Larch green or British racing green)
Thats what I was talking about, basically a bus that has the green and white in the same places as it would be in Transperth livery but with MTT green (and maybe cream) instead of the TP green (and white)
And of course MTT logos instead of Transperth logos.

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ADX666 wrote:Agree with you there Dennis96, as long as someone has a preserved example of buses from my era, I am happy enough with that.
A couple of the other key problems facing BPSWA, apart from those mentioned by Dennis96, is that the Society's bus (and related artefacts) collection needs to have sufficient appeal to a broad cross-section of the public, in order to gain access to certain 'heritage related' funding streams. In other words, the buses in the collection MUST be interesting and meaningful to a much wider audience, not only to bus enthusiasts. Individual bus enthusiasts' 'passion' for a given bus or type is immaterial to a large degree, unfortunately, but their 'passionate dedication' to the 'bigger picture' in terms of bus heritage can and will make the difference between success and failure for BPSWA, let there be no mistake.

No disrespect whatsoever to you, ADX666, or any other enthusiast reading this, but if BPSWA is to survive and thrive in the medium to long term, it must rely on generous funding support from outside sources which 'represent the wider audience'. Consequently, the Society cannot realistically afford to cater to the aspirations or 'favourites' of all bus enthusiasts. To try is to risk 'going under' due to sheer weight of numbers, most of which will relate to resources and money (or absence thereof), as indirectly alluded to by Dennis96.

In fact, BPSWA is already 'sailing a bit close to the wind' in this regard. Why? By having a few buses which look very similar to most non-enthusiast observers. Notably, ex MTT Leyland Worldmaster 591 and AEC Regal VI 654 which look (and are) virtually identical apart from very minor details that most members of the public would be oblivious to. The 2 Mercedes Benz O305s, 171 and 339, are another case in point - externally and internally, these are mainly differentiated by their appearance, in terms of painted colour scheme and upholstery trim.

The other issue is the overwhelming preponderance of buses which have served the State's capital, Perth, and a distinct lack of buses that would be meaningful for those who live or have lived in country towns and areas. Also, none in the collection represents WA's important road coach connections with the Eastern States, such as were provided by well known firms, like Ansett Pioneer, Bus Australia (which had considerable ties to WA through Volvo dealer Max Winkless), Deluxe, Greyhound and McCafferty's, over several decades. Notable bus fleets which have long served major country towns in WA, such as EGTB in Kalgoorlie and Les Backshell's erstwhile Geralton Bus Service, are not represented. True, BPSWA does have one bus which served with EGTB, an ex MMTB, ex MTT Leyland OPS4, but it is a stripped out shell destined to be dismantled for parts needed to restore other OPS4 units owned. Also true is that another (smaller) WA bus enthusiast group (WAOOG) does have a former EGTB bus in its possession, although in common with other heritage buses owned by that group, it seems to lack 'exposure' to the public compared with many comparable buses in BPSWA's collection. (I'll be surprised if Guy_Arab fails to quickly 'bite' on that statement!)

And indubitably, some would argue that the WAGR Road Services history is 'quite well' represented, with a rare halfcab Dennis, a Foden, and a rare rear-engined Leyland Lion. Plus the quite realistic (imv) prospect of adding a restored Guy Victory Air-ride (or WUM as Dennis96 and Herbert seem to favour for reasons which elude me) 'Scenicruiser' utilising various parts from the 3 units currently owned. And the far more tentative possibility of a rebodied AEC Regal III being cosmetically restored, perhaps along with a period authentic Freight Trailer, should not be ignored, provided one does not hold one's breath while waiting for that to happen. So, to sum up, WAGRRS / Westrail / TransWA buses / coaches have served dozens of country towns throughout the southern half of this vast State since WW2, using a variety of vehicles in varying quantities totalling over 200 units. Yet BPSWA can 'boast' only 3 of them in its 'restored' or 'functional' fleet, with one or 2 more in prospect ??
Oh, and yes, BPSWA has one (just one!) bus restored in the ubiquitous cream over orange School Bus livery. Out of an estimated 2000 or so, maybe more, which have transported countless WA kids to and from country schools over the past 6 decades or so.

Pretty dismal outcome in my opinion, and I am not a 'country' resident. Very much the opposite - I have lived, worked (including driving buses) and travelled in Perth for more than 35 years. BUT - I have often visited several of WA's Regional Centres, Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie in particular, and developed much admiration and respect for the efforts of locals to provide basic public transport around their towns and surrounds. To me, it is lamentable (at best) and regrettable that BPSWA's otherwise wonderful and extensive (but not yet comprehensive) collection of heritage buses does NOT include any restored or restorable buses from any of the Regional Town fleets, and only a single bus in the fondly remembered traditional cream (or white) over orange school bus livery.

I know full well that many Perth based bus enthusiasts will argue that the far higher concentration of population in Perth versus the country mandates a greater proportion of Perth buses in the collection. There is a clear logic to that argument which is difficult to counter, almost unassailable. Given what I have already said above, it is surely inevitable that I must try to present a different argument, in hope of swaying majority / popular opinion / sentiment towards a more equitable understanding of WA's public transport history - meaning a reduced emphasis on Perth buses in favour of a slightly higher one regarding Regional buses than currently exists.

My view (as a mainly Perth oriented enthusiast, per the above, who has been involved in bus preservation for well over 30 years) for whatever it might be worth is that my kindred Perth oriented bus enthusiasts need to severely prune and modify their expectations in regard to what types, or representatives thereof, must or will be preserved into the medium and long term future. More so if they lack the long term personal resources (eg, wealth) and / or inclination necessary to purchase, securely house, properly restore and maintain their particular 'beloved bus'. Which pretty much equates to 'put your money where your mouth is' in regard to many MTT / TP types. Such as Leyland Tiger Cub, Leyland Leopard, Leyland B21, Csepel, MAN, etc.
ADX666 wrote:I sincerely hope someone picks up a stubl fronted O305 (fleet 008,009,394-542) as thus far no one has secured one for preservation.
Over the past 4 years or so, I have heard two or five whispers from various sources that certain bus companies who currently operate / use O305 buses with the Stülβ (O307) front intend to donate an example to BPSWA when they are done with them. However, the financial 'wellbeing' of these companies has since changed for various reasons, so it remains to be seen whether the whispers will ultimately have any basis in reality ....


Before I conclude this long and potentially boring narrative, I would also like to acknowledge and respond to the comments made in relation to the Sydney Bus Museum, I think by Bus-1809 (my apologies if I have that wrong). First, let me make it very clear that I greatly admire, appreciate and respect the considerable and valuable work carried out by the dedicated and hard-working members of the HCVA in Sydney, NSW. Even though they are are on opposite sides of Australia, our two organisations have a great deal in common and enjoy a mutually beneficial rapport.
That said, and for the purposes of this argument only, allow me to reiterate the name adopted by the HCVA (Historic Commercial Vehicle Association) based in NSW for its website and display venue - Sydney Bus Museum. NOT NSW Bus Museum. NOT Commercial Vehicle Museum. Not any other permutation of a possible name which accurately reflects what the organisation is really about from a State or National perspective. Just SYDNEY BUS Museum. Admittedly, the chosen name seems to work OK and I can find no reliable evidence that a different (more accurate) name would work any better in promoting the Association's objectives.

Understandably, many are (or should be) asking - so what ??? Especially in relation to bus preservation in Perth ??

Aussies are renowned for 'giving a fair go', so I hope all of you will bear with me while I try to explain my (perhaps obscure?) reason for making reference to the Sydney Bus Museum in this WA thread. It is simply this -
Even though the HCVA collection comprises SOME buses and trucks from areas of NSW beyond Sydney, the very populous State Capital, HCVA has opted for a 'trading name' which it (seemingly) believes conveys to the NSW public what the organisation is mainly focussed upon - Sydney buses.
Far be it from me to cast any aspersions on that choice. I merely point to it as a possible alternative for how BPSWA might portray itself to the wider public of WA in the future - Perth Bus Museum, perhaps. NOT strictly accurate, or in accord with its constitution, of course, and possibly ruling out access to certain funds / funding options, but so what ?

Well, in all honesty, the notion of narrowing down BPSWA's purpose / focus to Perth buses alone sticks in my craw (if you don't know what that means, - LOOK IT UP !) and it truly goes against all accepted principles of authentic conservation / preservation of this country's heritage / history. I would and will vehemently oppose any such move so long as I am a member of BPSWA or its successors.

I extend my deep and sincere apologies to the original poster of this thread, High Floor Bus, and any other ATBD members who may be offended by my posting of comments which are not directly associated with (but may be somewhat relevant to) the initial post.

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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Thanks to everyone for your input for 679 and insight into the BPSWA.One of the main reasons i got 679 for private preservation was to simply take pressure of the BPSWA to aquire O405 in there current and well documented resource position.
Now as for a livery for 679 to be painted in, anything other than her sole original TP green & white that she only saw service in ,for the purists would be blasphemy.
But that option for an original livery is locked out of use until TP have finshed with it, so an interim livery like the MTT b that Panther 998 has photoshoped great appeal in one form or another, just like BC "Ferries Blue" would all so be great for 679. Either way she is not staying boring white forever. :D

Anyway here are a few more shots 679 with 661 out n about getting a good exersize blowing out the cobwebs around perth.
679 & 661 at claughton reserve 12-03-2013
679 & 661 at claughton reserve 12-03-2013
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Now is 679 contempating a "ferries Livery" here in this shot i ask?
679 at claughton reserve on the boat ramp 12-03-2013
679 at claughton reserve on the boat ramp 12-03-2013
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679s City view at Rossmoyne
679s City view at Rossmoyne
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679 at a empty kelmscott IC.
679 at Kelmscott IC
679 at Kelmscott IC
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The Beep that used to be there in these buses will "NOT" be missed. :wink: :D
679 & 661 at Kelmscott IC 12-03-2013
679 & 661 at Kelmscott IC 12-03-2013
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Today 679 was picked up from the painters with her new interim livery based on 661 ferry livery..
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