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O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Merc1107 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:10 am

For those stalwarts still posting on the ATBD*, some select shots before I tottle off into bed.
What a day

It was truly great to meet people with the same affliction, and put some faces to names.
Not sure how we will deal with the "Two Buses Go Up Lesmurdie Hill in a manner that certainly doesn't resemble a race," as we wouldn't want any buses impounded under Anti-Hoon laws :mrgreen: **

Unfortunately, my Sony Cybershot*** is NOT the best camera for taking photos. Manages to either not focus correctly, or blurr the image slightly. Not sure if its the camera, or me trying to be too quick.

* For now at least, I refuse to get Facebook. Why oh why this is being challenged by others I can't fathom.
** This wasn't my joke - rather that of someone else. But it seems fitting.
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488 and 1549 have a chance meet-up on Bibra Dr. by the Retirement Village
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Two Ex-Adelaide buses united once more
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:03 pm

Nice pics, brings back memories from when they were in Adelaide. What was 488s original number?
1549 looks weird without guide wheels.
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby tbc1983 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:18 pm

In the 2nd pic, I was the one who drove/parked 1549 behind 488 after a brief stop at the Bus West depot at Cockburn; nice drive!

Thanks to all concerned!!

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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby adx666 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:26 pm

488 was its original number ie UQB488
Previously known as UQB003
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Merc1107 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:02 am

tbc1983 wrote:In the 2nd pic, I was the one who drove/parked 1549 behind 488 after a brief stop at the Bus West depot at Cockburn; nice drive!

Thanks to all concerned!!

Cheers!


The above driver not only enjoyed driving the bus, he drove it beautifully and received a standing ovation for his efforts!

Superb work!
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:53 pm

adx666 wrote:488 was its original number ie UQB488


I was referring to the Adelaide number; Merc 0305s were not numbered in the 4xx range, but rather the 5xx (previously 15xx) range.
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Off The Rails » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:56 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:
adx666 wrote:488 was its original number ie UQB488


I was referring to the Adelaide number; Merc 0305s were not numbered in the 4xx range, but rather the 5xx (previously 15xx) range.

488 (the White O305G) isn't ex Adelaide, but rather ex Transperth.

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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby operator541 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:13 pm

Great photos Merc1107, love em. And if there's any chance more would be awesome. :D
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Merc1107 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:19 pm

'Lemme see what can be scrounged up.

As noted above, this weekend made it painfully obvious my Sony POS camera really is a "POS," or loves being a Cyber-You-Know-What rather than a CyberShot...

Thankfully image compression requirements on the board hide most of my transgressions against transport photograph.

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Singin' in the rain outside Tony Ale Fresh Food Market in Cockburn Central
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Gas Merc. No. 1973 passes by our photo stop in the Kwinana area
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Arrival at Rockingham Station; the stop was cut short for political reasons
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Demonstrating the sheer size of the Horizons West fleet
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Ex. R522, now Horizons West No. 73 at our "timing point" to allow the O305G competition to catch up for a mountaineering trip!
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Off The Rails » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:21 pm

Haha, love the caption for Rockingham!
Great meeting you, Mr 1107!

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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Merc1107 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:43 pm

Off The Rails wrote:Haha, love the caption for Rockingham!
Great meeting you, Mr 1107!

Cheers! :wink:

Now that I've screwed my head back on after some grumbling at the board... (And double-checked your profile to jog my memory)

That was a friendly, nondescript way of putting it. Actually, it sounds a lot like Top Gear's "Challenges" in the Middle-East.

It was a pleasure to meet you too! :D
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:35 pm

Merc1107 wrote:Demonstrating the sheer size of the Horizons West fleet


Looks like nearly all of "their" fleet are ex-Adelaide buses; in that shot alone I see 3 0305/Gs, 4 MAN SL200s and another yellow bus hidden behind the newer looking coach.

Off The Rails wrote:488 (the White O305G) isn't ex Adelaide, but rather ex Transperth.

Cheers! :wink:


Thanks for excusing my ignorance, the front looked the same and I immediately assumed it was ex-Adelaide as well. I wonder what it would be like if our (Adelaide's) 0305s had their life in Perth, and Perth's were in Adelaide. Methinks the O-Bahn would have been a bit slower...
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Merc1107 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:30 am

Lt. Commander Data wrote:Thanks for excusing my ignorance, the front looked the same and I immediately assumed it was ex-Adelaide as well. I wonder what it would be like if our (Adelaide's) 0305s had their life in Perth, and Perth's were in Adelaide. Methinks the O-Bahn would have been a bit slower..


For a start you could forget about any sort of hills. Routes here in Perth were altered to accommodate the Bumblers, and ensure they didn't have to make any potentially embarrassing attempts at hill climbing.
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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Off The Rails » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:32 am

Merc1107 wrote:
Lt. Commander Data wrote:Thanks for excusing my ignorance, the front looked the same and I immediately assumed it was ex-Adelaide as well. I wonder what it would be like if our (Adelaide's) 0305s had their life in Perth, and Perth's were in Adelaide. Methinks the O-Bahn would have been a bit slower..


For a start you could forget about any sort of hills. Routes here in Perth were altered to accommodate the Bumblers, and ensure they didn't have to make any potentially embarrassing attempts at hill climbing.

And now the embarrassing hillclimbers are CNG OC's. Funny how thing progress.

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Re: O-Bahn Tour (in Perth) Photos

Postby Hawkeye » Sat May 14, 2016 3:21 pm

Interesting to see what they've done to most of the ex Adelaide buses, glad to see them out and about again. Thanks for sharing :)
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