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This Month in Darwin

Postby dave » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:36 pm

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The ship is a car carrier that can hold 500 cars on bored. the train was parked at the Darwin train station. Hollands of Vic on a tour up this way Good shepherd have had the Merc for couple years but they only got the Scannia this year. Topendescape have now got 2 deckers in the fleet. The NT police have changed 92 a bit and not sure what there going todo with it( it will hold a lot of prisoners I guess) I can't see the back yet. Campbells bus has been in the Greyhound yard for awhile but notice it had greyhound australia, maybe they are trying a new market. no rego. anyhow thats whats happening in Darwin.
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Coca Cola » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:32 pm

Nice shots! do you know anything about that Scania (like chassis and body)? Thanks for any info!
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby busben777 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:25 pm

QCC Scania K94IB 4x2 wrote:Nice shots! do you know anything about that Scania (like chassis and body)? Thanks for any info!


The Scania is ex Willunga Charter SA. Its a K112TR with a PMC Apollo body 1986 model, refurbished by custom coaches Adelaide in 2003 with a SB40 front. It was sold to Good Shepphard approx 12 months ago.

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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby dave » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:36 pm

busben777 wrote:
QCC Scania K94IB 4x2 wrote:Nice shots! do you know anything about that Scania (like chassis and body)? Thanks for any info!


The Scania is ex Willunga Charter SA. Its a K112TR with a PMC Apollo body 1986 model, refurbished by custom coaches Adelaide in 2003 with a SB40 front. It was sold to Good Shepphard approx 12 months ago.

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Thanks Busben , I did'nt know that. good job finding out that info for QCC. Can you also find out why Greyhound have a Bus with Campbells on it.
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Coca Cola » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:41 pm

dave wrote:Thanks Busben , I did'nt know that. good job finding out that info for QCC. Can you also find out why Greyhound have a Bus with Campbells on it.

Yea thanks busben, much appreciated. However i can tell you why Greyhound has a bus with Campbells on it, its really as simple as, Greyhound bought out Campbells. I'd say that they are leaving the Campells name on it because it would be better know and have a good name for themselves in Mt. Isa? Thats my opinion, just the same as the McCaffertys name still on there coaches.
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby dave » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:47 pm

QCC Scania K94IB 4x2 wrote:
dave wrote:Thanks Busben , I did'nt know that. good job finding out that info for QCC. Can you also find out why Greyhound have a Bus with Campbells on it.

Yea thanks busben, much appreciated. However i can tell you why Greyhound has a bus with Campbells on it, its really as simple as, Greyhound bought out Campbells. I'd say that they are leaving the Campells name on it because it would be better know and have a good name for themselves in Mt. Isa? Thats my opinion, just the same as the McCaffertys name still on there coaches.

That makes sence QCC in Mt Isa, But not when it's parked at there Darwin depot unregistered and no one has herd of them up here in Darwin.
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Coca Cola » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:56 pm

Maybe there trying to sell it off?
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Coca Cola » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:01 pm

dave wrote:That makes sence QCC in Mt Isa, But not when it's parked at there Darwin depot unregistered and no one has herd of them up here in Darwin.

If you read their website it says that they specialise in mining work, maybe they have a contract starting up soon?
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby dave » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:17 pm

QCC Scania K94IB 4x2 wrote:
dave wrote:That makes sence QCC in Mt Isa, But not when it's parked at there Darwin depot unregistered and no one has herd of them up here in Darwin.

If you read their website it says that they specialise in mining work, maybe they have a contract starting up soon?

Not likely, it's to old to get rego up here for charter work like that and we don't have any mine's close to Darwin to do daly trips to for worker's.Maybe they can sell it for a motor home. Not! we already have enough of them for sale up here.
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Bidgee » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:26 pm

Sad to see the Ex DBS 92 Volvo modified! :( The bullbar is fulgy as well! Nice photos as well. :)
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Desto Dave » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:53 pm

Thanks for posting Dave, always great to see whats happening up the top end, keep them coming.

Ex DBS 92 was modifed at Volgren, Dandenong Vic recently for the NT police as a mobile command centre. Now air con thru out and has a whopping great big gen set now in the rear 'tapered' section. The bull bar was specially built apparently for this bus. You may find a big radio aerial on it soon plus communications aerails etc on the roof. When it left Volgren, the inside was basically a shell apart from a couple of seats at the front for riding 'shotgun' I guess. Interior to be finished off up there somewhere. Bus was drove down and back to Darwin!
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Bidgee » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:12 pm

I'm not saying the job is bad but rather dislike buses having be modified so much they have lost the original character and the bull bar looks similar to an Vorgen bodied B7R's and really doesn't suit ex DBS 92.
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Re: This Month in Darwin

Postby Kitare » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:29 pm

Bidgee wrote:I'm not saying the job is bad but rather dislike buses having be modified so much they have lost the original character and the bull bar looks similar to an Vorgen bodied B7R's and really doesn't suit ex DBS 92.


I guess ultimately, the new owners have modified it to suit its needs, not based on looks. 8)
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