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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:16 am

Hey Jas...greenie was asking on another thread ('stories from behind the wheel') about Neoplan bunks...did you ever see them under the stairwell when with Sunliner or were they removed by then...I cant recall??
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:03 pm

Hi Mate, 161 and 163 were the only ones to have bunks in the Boomerang fleet, unsure of the other 3 neoplans.No mattresses where in there but the drivers used to store stuff in there. They had a roller door on the inside opposite the dash mounted fridge near the door and on the outside a access door, these seem to be only on the short wheelbase neoplans. Some of the neoplans had the longer wheelbase and no bunk eg 162. Hope this helps. Boss
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Cheers Jas...I'll pass this on

Did #208 still have the VIP seating and interior colour scheme Jas?
(Jas replied on PM...Yes she did! ) so that means I did drive her on a regular basis on the Sunshine Coast feeder in 1988 :D ...and she was a rocketship :D :D :D 8)
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks to Denv12 ...heres another Image of #228...
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:30 pm

Ex Intercapital No 5 at Capalaba working for Sunliner & Bayside Buslines as 111 during Pilots strike 1989
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby BT-Otto » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:12 pm

That brings back memories. I spent many meal breaks there in between doing 621 / 622 services. Thanks for the photo. :D
1989 is the year I left Bayside after 7 years service in the company.
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:03 pm

A CAG box nightmare to drive...I took this (correction...1 of the CAG boxed) units to Gympie with the Bronco's in tow in 1988 and it played up a riot...mongrel semi automatic pain in the butt ...albeit a nice looking coach...but the looks definitely were deceiving! :roll: :evil:
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:24 pm

Hi Chris, sorry to disappoint you, but the 2 ex Intercapitals (5-6) to Bayside (111-112) where 5 speed manuals with a stick . The CAG boxes where in 151-152-153 Boomerang and 106-107-108-109 Bayside. Also 95 and 96 (Bayside) had CAG Boxes too.
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:22 am

Boss wrote:Hi Chris, sorry to disappoint you, but the 2 ex Intercapitals (5-6) to Bayside (111-112) where 5 speed manuals with a stick . The CAG boxes where in 151-152-153 Boomerang and 106-107-108-109 Bayside. Also 95 and 96 (Bayside) had CAG Boxes too.

Always happy to stand corrected on this Jas(it was a long time ago :roll: ) obviously was 151 through 153 mate - I remember she was all white in colour (or am I mistaken in that !? :? - I probably drove the manuals also but it was the CAG boxes that stood out for me ...what a bloody embarassment to have them chop and change gears on a whim of their own choosing (gimme a manual any day ... you control the rev and change pattern...thank Christ 8) )
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:15 pm

pS...Nice avatar Jas!! :D
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:17 pm

VIP 15 - 208 coming up the ramp at Roma St 198X???
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:35 pm

154 at Manly 1990
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:11 pm

Memories here, 6 speed Spicer, Konvecta Air Con and Clarion radio in 1983 Denning Denair (Sunliner Express 207)
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:17 am

...and I am picking 'ex VIP Express' Upholstory Jas??
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:36 pm

Decals in the dark Scania Neoplan 162 Manly Depot 1990
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:31 am

Ex Sunliner Express 208- Denning Denair going up for auction 22-1-2014
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For over 30 years old it`s still in original condition!!! I want to buy it!!!
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Still looking in original condition
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:17 pm

Manheim need to fix the ad it say 208 has a automatic gearbox and the third picture tells a different story.
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:57 pm

The old girl never looked better...(sob!)
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:56 pm

1 Sunliner Express Decal I kept after 20 years. Unfortunately it has lost all it`s stickiness.
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:07 pm

...I'd get it framed Jase :D
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Sun May 18, 2014 8:35 am

Ex Sunliner Express Scania Custom Coaches Hyliner 210 in Sydney mid 90`s
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Sun May 18, 2014 6:23 pm

The perverbial "Rocket Ship" ...Very nice drive indeed :D :D :D 8) (who owned her by this stage Jas?...cant make out the name on the front??)
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Fri May 30, 2014 1:40 pm

Sunliner Queensland 210 at Manly Depot 1987
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby Boss » Fri May 30, 2014 1:47 pm

Hi Mate, it`s 210 in the silver and blue with "The Coach Connection" . This was part of the Gosford group of companies after Sunliner Folded. On page 2 of this discussion the picture of the Scania Custom Coaches Hyliner at the bus and coach show is 211. The 2 have different bullbars as the top bar is higher on 211 and lower on 210. Also the Custom Hyliner name and spotlights are in different positions.
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Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Postby dominodc122 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:11 pm

Boss wrote:Hi Mate, it`s 210 in the silver and blue with "The Coach Connection" . This was part of the Gosford group of companies after Sunliner Folded. On page 2 of this discussion the picture of the Scania Custom Coaches Hyliner at the bus and coach show is 211. The 2 have different bullbars as the top bar is higher on 211 and lower on 210. Also the Custom Hyliner name and spotlights are in different positions.

She was a gorgeous coach to drive - this is the unit Phil Cummings and myself took to Melbourne via New England highway then on to the Hume (I found my last log book in the attic Jas!) It was a very memorable trip - The last that Phil and I took as a "2 Up"...good memories :cry:
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