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Two things about the 1962 map:

1. Scarborough Beach Rd was known as Scarborough Rd in 1957. The SBS depot whose address was given on the 1957 timetable cover had become the MTT depot (probably in 1958 when the MTT was formed - did this coincide with the scrapping of trams?).

2. Some routes (eg Grantham St) were shown darker. These appear to be trolley bus routes since it matches up with http://www.sfu.ca/person/dearmond/argu/Perth.OH.map.jpg
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Pax, the map was given to me by a chap who was here visiting for those games....he merely pencilled in the routes he travelled and/or that interested him - that being as you correctly saw...the trolleys!

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Drpeps...you're welcome. These were given to me by John Young....he gave freely and there's plenty to share. heaps of Scab bus service material

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PaxInfo wrote:Scarborough Beach Rd was known as Scarborough Rd in 1957. The SBS depot whose address was given on the 1957 timetable cover had become the MTT depot (probably in 1958 when the MTT was formed - did this coincide with the scrapping of trams?).
That location at the top of Main St was the Motor Body Builders (MBB) site if I remember correctly. They built quite a few bodies for the Scarborough buses.

It's all been demolished now as Brady St runs right through it.

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They were still running worldmasters on the 265 route through innaloo in like at when i was about 5 when I would go to the city with my mum
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I grew up not far from Innaloo bus station an from memory these services ran from there

260 to Perth
261 to Karrinup
262,263,264 to Scarbrough or Karrinup
265 to Wembley downs
266 express (peak to Perth)
267 to Scabrough
269 i think ran between scarbrough and Perth
381 ran between Warwick and Freo

cant remember if there were any others as this is going back about 25 years lol

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Interesting given that the 381 now runs Whitfords to Freo (and back)
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Scottwa2468 wrote:I grew up not far from Innaloo bus station an from memory these services ran from there

260 to Perth
261 to Karrinup
262,263,264 to Scarbrough or Karrinup
265 to Wembley downs
266 express (peak to Perth)
267 to Scabrough
269 i think ran between scarbrough and Perth
381 ran between Warwick and Freo

cant remember if there were any others as this is going back about 25 years lol
I used to work at Hungry Jacks Innaloo in 1980 (2nd year High School), and remember:
268 was Express Perth - Scarborough (via Freeway & Scarborough Beach Rd to Innaloo BS) then all stops to Scarborough Beach, & vice versa.
(during the day, these services were always operated by bumblers)
269 was all stops from Freeway to Scarborough Beach, and vice versa.
266 was peak express both ways, Perth - Innaloo.
the Bus-only Freeway on-ramp is still there, beside Glendalough Station. The off-ramp was "removed" when the station was built, and the bus station is now in its place.
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Also the 260 all-stops via Mt Hawthorn Mike!

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Ooops :shock: Drunk moment

Of course the 381 still runs from Warwick to Freo, for some reason I got confused with the 458 :evil:
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[quote="Stig!"]Ooops :shock: Drunk moment

Too funny Joe and true to my, er your form :lol:

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esperanceguy wrote:I don't remember a route 592... :shock:
I think that was the renumbering of the 928 & 929 services along the coast to 582 & 592 before the 458 took over from them.
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Sorry if this isnt particularly obscure, is anyone able to post the TT and map for former route 270? (Canning Vale area, withdrawn March 2004)

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900 series wrote:Sorry if this isnt particularly obscure, is anyone able to post the TT and map for former route 270? (Canning Vale area, withdrawn March 2004)
The 270 ran between Kenwick station at the entrance to Crystal Brook caravan park. The terminus turnaround is still there and I believe it is used by school buses (don't quote me). Below is a snip of the map and a link to the timetable can be found here
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Apologies for the delay, but since I have started from scratch I have to wait until my post count increases to a point where my posts appear immediately.
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Transperthpaperbus wrote:
esperanceguy wrote:I don't remember a route 592... :shock:
I think that was the renumbering of the 928 & 929 services along the coast to 582 & 592 before the 458 took over from them.
Here's a cap of the timetable map
Routes 582-592.JPG
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busdriver12 wrote: The 270 ran between Kenwick station at the entrance to Crystal Brook caravan park. The terminus turnaround is still there and I believe it is used by school buses (don't quote me). Below is a snip of the map and a link to the timetable can be found
A lot of the school services that operated through there were absorbed into the 279. I don't think anything uses the turnaround anymore, although Street View from August 2014 has the bus shelter still standing there. Pretty cool seeing what were once some far flung or out of the ordinary bus services.

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I still remember the old route 221 which serviced kenwick to maddington via crystal brook caravan park which had a very poor service long before routes 229, 230 were introduced.

As this thread has been reignited. I'll throw a couple more services that are long gone.

357 Saturday - Yanchep to Perth
165 Fremantle to North Fremantle
77 Perth to East Perth Terminal
196 Riverton Bridge to Willeton
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Mr OC Benz wrote: A lot of the school services that operated through there were absorbed into the 279. I don't think anything uses the turnaround anymore, although Street View from August 2014 has the bus shelter still standing there. Pretty cool seeing what were once some far flung or out of the ordinary bus services.
When Swan operated school services in the area I recall one school run which did use the turnaround. It's been a while, so can't recall the details but I did see it mentioned on a worksheet.
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I used to enjoy doing different and obscure routes... but the one that always gave me trouble was the 343 from Bentley to Morley. I probably only ever ran half a dozen of them (and most of those trips with deviations), and it was probably more luck than anything that enabled me to get from one end to the other.... ;)

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Just a few posts touching on the above mentioned:

Jase.....the 221 lived long but didn't prosper..... _\\//
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196 Feeder from an inspector's timetable. Most of the direct services were through-routed to Claremont...
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Ye olde 77...
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Anyone remember the replacement - the brief-lived route 6?
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The 357 from Yanchep...
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Route 165...
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Regarding the 343 - it's predecessor was the 345
We often ran these in panthers, was a good old run
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Before being renumbered over the 345 the 343 ran this service....anyone remember?
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.... and it was earlier renumbered over the 290 service...
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More past and obscure routes come to mind

Who remembers?

38 - Perth to Manning combined after hours service
39 - Perth to Salter Point combined after hours service
40 - North Perth - Bayswater
133 - Safety Bay - Kwinana Bus Station
134 - Kwinana Bus Station to Rockingham Bus Station to Kwinana/Rockingham Hospital
144 Kwinana Bus Station - Warnbro
147 Fremantle - Willagee
156 East Perth - Fremantle Bus Depot (Clontarf Rd)
157 East Perth - Fremantle
252 Karinyup - Nollamara
329 Midland - Chidlow. This I remember as a long zig zag through the eastern hills
340 Guildford - Hazlemere
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Some of these are already covered in this thread. Funnily, I pulled out the 38-39 today to post in near future....more forgotten than obscure.

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Any idea why on the 14/11/1999 Armadale 5 timetable the 221 has four trips to Kenwick on Saturdays but only one trip in the other direction?

I guess it's not much of a problem, as people could just catch the next bus in either direction, and then take the train to their final destination, but it seems strange scheduling.

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