Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

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Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Bidgee » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:47 pm

I'll be stuffed to know if it's a Leyland or not and the model but I found this bus parked at the Olims Hotel Canberra carpark (Still parked there when I was coming back from the City (Civic) about an hour ago)!

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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Windy » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:47 am

Oh wow. That is a Leyland Olympian with a Northern Counties body. MOST Olympians with that body are an ONCL10/2RZ4 or ONCL10/2RV3 (Cummins L10 and ZF 4HP 500 or 3 speed Voith respectively) although it is an earlier body (going off the thick window pillar behind the first upper deck window), which could make it an ONTL11/2RH or ONLXB/2RH (Leyland TL11 and Leyland Hydracyclic gearbox or Gardner 6LXB and Leyland Hydracyclic gearbox respectively). Great find, Bidgee!

EDIT: Looking at Bus Lists On The Web, I came across this:

F254YTJ Ld ONCL10/1RZ ON10997 NC 3776 H47/30F 2/1989 Merseyside 254

So I was incorrect on the chassis, it was infact a /1RZ4 and not a /2RZ4. But this confirms that it is Cummins powered and has a 4 speed ZF and new to Merseyside as their Fleet No. 254.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby ALBION1881 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:46 am

Het Windy do remember this bus was in a thread back Janurary sitting in a shipping yard at Port Kembla Wollongong after it was shipped out from Southhampton as I emailed the former owners.
They told me that the bus was bound for Sydney now it has turn up in Canberra it has certainly travelled I wonder what it use is in the ACT.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Ribble » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:22 am

Its an ex MerseyBus (LIverpool UK) vehicle new to them...

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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Ribble » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:28 am

If its in Canberra...then maybe its going to be used there.

I saw ex Liverpool Corporation Atlantean / MCW L554 there in January 2005. It was parked in a yard in the North West of Canberra and a local Bus route ran past it.

That was signed a "Sydneys Greatest Party Experience. The Moonlight Bus" and when sighted was still registered MO 70.

Further information would be appreciated to me at Ribble@xtra.co.nz please about 254.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Bidgee » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:15 pm

Cheers for the info!

ALBION1881 wrote:Het Windy do remember this bus was in a thread back Janurary sitting in a shipping yard at Port Kembla Wollongong after it was shipped out from Southhampton as I emailed the former owners.

found it ;)

Ribble this would be the bus and this is the progress (RE: Moonlight bus)

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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Ryan » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:11 pm

an interesting find indeed! I've driven right past Olims several times in the last few days and haven't seen it.. will have to keep an eye out for it!
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Lemon » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:39 pm

It's around the back of Olims. I saw it while I was on a 937 the other day (Saturday)
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Bidgee » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:44 pm

Yep it's around the back carpark where this green arrow is on Google Maps.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby OLYMPIAN » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:34 pm

Cummins with ZF, thats a crazy combination.

An ex-Lothian Olympian in Hong Kong have the same drive line can do 110km/h.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby snowdog » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:59 am

its been up there for a while
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Sir Pompously » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:25 pm

Saw this bus at Keirs on Fairbairn Ave.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby OLYMPIAN » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:49 pm

Sir Pompously wrote:Saw this bus at Keirs on Fairbairn Ave.

Is the bus registered yet or just moved to another place for storage?
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Sir Pompously » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:21 pm

Don't know, only passed it on my way to work on the bus the other day. It is in the front of their yard, however is amongst other vehicles.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Ribble » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:54 pm

Does anyone have an update on 254......and also of the Atlanetan /MCW that I asked about.

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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Bidgee » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:03 pm

No idea, Sorry.

I didn't have time to go looking for 254 but I did stay at the Olims and the only bus (other then the ACTION's of course) I seen was an Australian Defence coach parked.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Ryan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:13 pm

Ribble wrote:Does anyone have an update on 254......


I drove past the Keirs Depot today and it is still parked in the front of their yard.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby OLYMPIAN » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:24 pm

The bus is getting ready for rego, and use in the ACT
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Tog » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:58 pm

Six months on... is it registered and in service yet?
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Sir Pompously » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:19 pm

Still sitting in the Keirs yard at last check.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby OLYMPIAN » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:38 pm

Is almost a year..is it registered yet?
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby vernbale » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:36 pm

You're just so used to double deckers in red but in yellow it sure catches your eye, i like it :D
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Bidgee » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:48 pm

OLYMPIAN wrote:Is almost a year..is it registered yet?

I spotted it still parked in the same old spot where it was last reported (I'm assuming it is located out near the airport as that is where I seen it) to be and still in the same livery when I was in Canberra in late January.
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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

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Re: Landmarkhire - Big Yellow Double Decker - (GB Rego)

Postby Sir Pompously » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:29 pm

The bus was moved from the Keirs Canberra Yard back to the Olims Hotel Carpark. Looked as though it had standard ACT plates on it.
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