Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

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Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby Coach_Captain » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:29 pm

Here is a selection of Action buses, taken over the past years.

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Re: Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:16 pm

I know I've asked the Q before (but I cannot remember the answer) BUT, why are some blue over orange and others orange over blue :?: Also 1 or 2 have white behind rear window where the others are the blue or orange :?: I still think the old Renault/Macks are an attractive design (at least from the front) :mrgreen:
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Re: Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby E.L.Wood » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:44 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:I know I've asked the Q before (but I cannot remember the answer) BUT, why are some blue over orange and others orange over blue :?: Also 1 or 2 have white behind rear window where the others are the blue or orange :?: I still think the old Renault/Macks are an attractive design (at least from the front) :mrgreen:



looking at the ACT bus site and the fleet lists there are 2 variants, PR100.2 mark 1(blue over orange) and PR100.2 mark 2(orange over blue) - each has a different livery, I'm not sure of the actual difference between the 2 except the mark 1 are B42D while the mark 2s are B43D- can anyone else provide any other differences between the mark 1 and 2 versions.
There are also mark 1 and 2 versions of the PR180.3 bendies.


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Re: Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:59 pm

Thx Hayden. Looks like ALL the Mk.Is (inc.180s) were blue/orange whilst the Mk.IIs & Mk.IIIs are orange/blue. Cheers
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Re: Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby Ryan » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:10 pm

You're correct that the liveries were blue over orange on the Mk1 PR100.2's and PR180.2's, and orange over blue for the MK2.

There are however a handful of Mk1's that were repainted following the removal of special liveries and as a result carry the orange-over-blue scheme. Including withdrawn units, those buses are 690, 751, 760, 775, 798, 808, 835, 840, 853 and 869. Of those, only 808, 835 and 840 are still in service, 869 is being used on training only and the rest are gone.

In terms of other differences, the Mk2 vehicles feature flip-dot destinations while the Mk1 have roller blinds. Again there are two exceptions - 808 and 869 were retrofitted with flip-dot displays. The seating layout also differs slightly, and the bag rack is behind the driver on Mk1's, whereas it is on the near-side with the Mk2's.

The PR100.3 and Darts introduced another twist on the livery - they are orange over blue with a grey skirt. The new orange, green and white livery has appeared on all new vehicles since 2004 - The Irisbuses, Scania L94UB and K320UB and MAN 18.310 & 18.320's. Again one exception is 490, a demonstrator Scania K230UB which is all white with a small splash of orange and green on the near side front corner.
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Re: Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby ajw373 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:17 am

Ryan wrote:You're correct that the liveries were blue over orange on the Mk1 PR100.2's and PR180.2's, and orange over blue for the MK2.

There are however a handful of Mk1's that were repainted following the removal of special liveries and as a result carry the orange-over-blue scheme. Including withdrawn units, those buses are 690, 751, 760, 775, 798, 808, 835, 840, 853 and 869. Of those, only 808, 835 and 840 are still in service, 869 is being used on training only and the rest are gone.

In terms of other differences, the Mk2 vehicles feature flip-dot destinations while the Mk1 have roller blinds. Again there are two exceptions - 808 and 869 were retrofitted with flip-dot displays. The seating layout also differs slightly, and the bag rack is behind the driver on Mk1's, whereas it is on the near-side with the Mk2's.


808 actually came new with flip dot rather than being retrofitted, it was also delivered in a livery for the National Gallery painted in an Elvis theme. As for the differences between MKI and MKII the seat colour also changed in the MKII's, those being a grey colour instead of the blue used on MKI's.
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Re: Canberra Memories (No Low Floors)

Postby Ryan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:09 am

ajw373 wrote:808 actually came new with flip dot rather than being retrofitted


My mistake - you are correct. That said, the original flip dot was replaced at some point.

Compare the original here and here to what it has currently.
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