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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby transenthusiast » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:00 pm

I personally believe that 1660-1667 are at Newton & 1668 at Mile End.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby 2MSJ » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:08 am

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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:01 pm

I was just wondering if 3000 class trains are still able to be run on the Seaford line as I think I spotted one from a distance the other day but I'm not sure.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby busrider » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Yes, they can. The 2000/2100 class railcars weren't allowed to run on the Seaford line due to cabin height, but that's no longer an issue, since they've all been retired.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:26 pm

Hey everyone, I was just wondering if anyone had any info on the Seacombe Heights and Seaview Downs to city routes of days gone by. I moved to that area about 10 years ago after those services had ceased operation and it would be cool to know any info about that. Thanks
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby bigrobbo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi!!

There is a history thread which has excellent details of the history of routes around the Seacombe area.

If you are using the PC version, you can go to the thread and look up Seacombe or the route numbers (630/243/M44, 640/246, 641/247 and the service which is now 248 which is a hybrid of 640/641.)

It is an interesting read.


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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby gunzel42 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:23 pm

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What is the Clown and Fairy Shuttle? The mind boggles!
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:40 pm

I think it's just a phrase for not in service. It doesn't really fool anyone, and is less boring to read. I'm yet to see it on anything but hills buses I think.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Diesel_MAN » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:47 pm

TA3001 wrote:I think it's just a phrase for not in service. It doesn't really fool anyone, and is less boring to read. I'm yet to see it on anything but hills buses I think.

I think I've seen a similar phrase in a photo of one of Light-City Buses' buses, but I've yet to see it in real life. I'll see if I can find that photo online.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby coach driver 1981 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:10 am

Diesel_MAN wrote:
TA3001 wrote:I think it's just a phrase for not in service. It doesn't really fool anyone, and is less boring to read. I'm yet to see it on anything but hills buses I think.

I think I've seen a similar phrase in a photo of one of Light-City Buses' buses, but I've yet to see it in real life. I'll see if I can find that photo online.

i might be wrong but i thought Southlink run a special shuttle for the people being clowns and fairys during the xmas pagent
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby PD2/20 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:55 am

gunzel42 wrote:IMG_1555 (2).JPG

What is the Clown and Fairy Shuttle? The mind boggles!

Where and when was the photo taken?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:59 am

PD2/20 wrote:
gunzel42 wrote:IMG_1555 (2).JPG

What is the Clown and Fairy Shuttle? The mind boggles!

Where and when was the photo taken?


To me it looks like Clarendon Street Depot? Could be wrong though
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Skexis » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:05 am

busrider wrote:Yes, they can. The 2000/2100 class railcars weren't allowed to run on the Seaford line due to cabin height, but that's no longer an issue, since they've all been retired.

Where was the insufficient clearance located?
TA3001 wrote:I think it's just a phrase for not in service. It doesn't really fool anyone, and is less boring to read. I'm yet to see it on anything but hills buses I think.

There are several old desto codes still available that are never used, this being just one of them. I think some drivers just like using them because they're unusual. Plain old Not In Service does me just fine.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby PD2/20 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:16 am

Skexis wrote:
busrider wrote:Yes, they can. The 2000/2100 class railcars weren't allowed to run on the Seaford line due to cabin height, but that's no longer an issue, since they've all been retired.

Where was the insufficient clearance located?

Under all the overhead. The elevated cabs had fibre glass roofs.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby gunzel42 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:08 pm

PD2/20 wrote:
gunzel42 wrote:IMG_1555 (2).JPG

What is the Clown and Fairy Shuttle? The mind boggles!

Where and when was the photo taken?


Mile End Depot, Wednesday 12 July at about 1330hrs.

I did wonder if it was a name given for the Southlink driver transport from Lonsdale that usually arrives at Mile End about 1645hrs to collect the Southlink buses that are stabled there during the day rather than travelling empty to Lonsdale and empty back for the evening peak?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby PD2/20 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:58 pm

gunzel42 wrote:
PD2/20 wrote:Where and when was the photo taken?


Mile End Depot, Wednesday 12 July at about 1330hrs.

I did wonder if it was a name given for the Southlink driver transport from Lonsdale that usually arrives at Mile End about 1645hrs to collect the Southlink buses that are stabled there during the day rather than travelling empty to Lonsdale and empty back for the evening peak?

Thanks for the location and time.

coach driver 1981 wrote:i might be wrong but i thought Southlink run a special shuttle for the people being clowns and fairys during the xmas pagent

Confirmed by a tweet and photo from Keith Conlon in November 2016 https://twitter.com/search?q=clown%20fairy%20shuttle&src=typd&lang=en
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:54 am

Just out of curiosity, what exactly is the Southlink Engine idling policy as I saw it posted in another thread but thought it was more appropriate to post it here.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby bigrobbo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:50 am

mmosca447 wrote:Just out of curiosity, what exactly is the Southlink Engine idling policy as I saw it posted in another thread but thought it was more appropriate to post it here.
Thanks in advance


I am informed by a driver friend that idling time is three minutes. Makes for a hot or cold wait for the next run, depending on what time of year it is.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Skexis » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:43 pm

mmosca447 wrote:Just out of curiosity, what exactly is the Southlink Engine idling policy as I saw it posted in another thread but thought it was more appropriate to post it here.
Thanks in advance

Here you go. The TLDR version is that anyone who drives an L94 artic will never ever again be warm in winter or cool in summer.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:46 pm

Not sure with a mobile, but if using a PC, then click upload attachmrnt below the box where you typed the message. Make sure it's no larger than 800 x 600.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Skexis wrote:
mmosca447 wrote:Just out of curiosity, what exactly is the Southlink Engine idling policy as I saw it posted in another thread but thought it was more appropriate to post it here.
Thanks in advance

Here you go. The TLDR version is that anyone who drives an L94 artic will never ever again be warm in winter or cool in summer.


This may be a silly question but does this mean when the bus is sitting at traffic lights, it has to shut off the engine?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Skexis » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:11 pm

mmosca447 wrote:This may be a silly question but does this mean when the bus is sitting at traffic lights, it has to shut off the engine?

Second bullet point covers that.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Just out of curiosity and being relatively to new to buses, are the SG280's still available for future rail subs if needed or have they been scrapped? Thanks in advance. I remember riding a few back when the Seaford line was closed for electrification and I loved the scream.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eagle Eye » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:09 pm

The SG280H buses have been mothballed for some time now and won't see use for any more services in the future. They are stored at Edinburgh North Depot.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Skexis » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:10 pm

Eagle Eye wrote:They are stored at Edinburgh North Depot.

Anyone know why Elizabeth has rebranded itself as Edinburgh North? Although the depot is indeed in Edinburgh North it's still listed as Elizabeth on the Southlink website.
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