CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise

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Merc1107
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CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise

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Given the success of my compressed images in the prior post, here are some select "photographic tragedies" from Sunday 10-04-16.

Stars of the day, for those who didn't attend were O405's 1094 (Voith) & 1096 (Allison) till lunch time.
After lunch, we were greeted by two Renaults, PR100.2 1029 and PR100.3 1133.

The "surprise" was the IVECO Citelis 18 GNC.
Apparently it sorta works in a halfway decent manner when PATH mechanics and/or drivers hop on one foot, twiddle their thumbs, sing Greensleeves and squint at it just right. Otherwise, well, you get the picture :mrgreen:

All I have to say is it (a). Sounds like a dying cat (b) has a disintegrating concertina at such a young, disused (and rather dysfunctional) age and (c) should be put out of its misery or something.

This bus also brought out the best of the local fauna at a certain terminus in Beechboro... Such a shame it couldn't have actually broken down just to annoy the character some more.

Otherwise a very successful, and fun day out for all involved.

Again, in no specific order, I bring to you:
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Renault PR100.3 No. 1133
Renault PR100.3 No. 1133
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Renault PR100.2 No. 1029
Renault PR100.2 No. 1029
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When tree 'Erbeting goes wrong
When tree 'Erbeting goes wrong
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Ascending a hill somewhere in the Perth 'burbs
Ascending a hill somewhere in the Perth 'burbs
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Next thing you know they'll have "International Watching Paint Dry Enthusiasts..."
Next thing you know they'll have "International Watching Paint Dry Enthusiasts..."
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Another Something-a-rather St. shot. Had some 'concerned' locals keeping a watchful eye at this location
Another Something-a-rather St. shot. Had some 'concerned' locals keeping a watchful eye at this location
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Was playing with the burst settings and came out with this
Was playing with the burst settings and came out with this
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A photo on William St. Highgate, just near St. Mary's on Mary St.
A photo on William St. Highgate, just near St. Mary's on Mary St.
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A group shot on Something-a-rather St. headed North from the CBD
A group shot on Something-a-rather St. headed North from the CBD
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The tail end of Mercedes O405 No. 1096
The tail end of Mercedes O405 No. 1096
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Re: CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise

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The CNG Surprise is here as follows... I suppose with equal-representation or rights or whatever this one deserves some space to soak it up too. :shock: :?
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Thunderclouds making an awesome backdrop as the sun briefly came out at Bennett Springs
Thunderclouds making an awesome backdrop as the sun briefly came out at Bennett Springs
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Destination: Vexation
Destination: Vexation
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On the "Ballajura Gunzel Mound," you may be able to see the disintegrating accordion...
On the "Ballajura Gunzel Mound," you may be able to see the disintegrating accordion...
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Is anyone taking 1133 into Preservation?? Has any consultation been made? DO transperth know that the preservation community would be interested in this bus? I mean, it IS probably one of the most talked about Renaults and one of the (was) stars of a now pretty bland fleet.. Shame if it gets broken up or sold interstate..
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Its in private preservation ownership by a couple on enthusiasts. So she in good hands for now , she will see the light of day in due course.
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This seems to be a good point to emphasize that the MTT / Transperth & now the PTA have always been very supportive of the bus preservation movement in Perth.
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Meanwhile, in 1096, a certain enthusiast occupies the drivers seat.

Nice pics, Mr Merc.

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Herbert wrote:This seems to be a good point to emphasize that the MTT / Transperth & now the PTA have always been very supportive of the bus preservation movement in Perth.
Indeed. She's always been one of my favourites of the last of a dieing breed, since the 0305's were withdrawn en masse. Even the Renaults suffered a similar fate, long and short ones. blink and you could have missed them departing, nothing eft on the chopping block at the West end of the Welshpool depot even. All we had left of interest were the CNG early 0405s and her really. Now it's not long to being a complete sea of Silver and Greens. Glad she's in good hands.
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