Blue mountains bus co fleet changes

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3712 MO now in my possession and moved to Byron Bay where it will be converted to a motor home :D

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3743 MO transferred Blue Mountains to Charterplus St Marys.

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m/o 898 spotted operating runs out of Valley Heights depot yesterday. Transfer or on loan?

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Also spotted 2 M-Benz demo units with BM Transit - at Valley Heights is all white Volgren Optimus M-Benz rego CH55NL, seen in the depot and on route service. Spotted today at Katoomba depot is a M-Benz Sprinter all white and low entry door, blank desto. Also on private plates but haven't downloaded image yet for details.

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taptap23 wrote:m/o 898 spotted operating runs out of Valley Heights depot yesterday. Transfer or on loan?
Transfer.

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Centralian wrote:Also spotted 2 M-Benz demo units with BM Transit - at Valley Heights is all white Volgren Optimus M-Benz rego CH55NL, seen in the depot and on route service. Spotted today at Katoomba depot is a M-Benz Sprinter all white and low entry door, blank desto. Also on private plates but haven't downloaded image yet for details.
Mercedes Demo CH55NL transferred to Charterplus Depot St Marys and purchased. Will be on TV plates this week.

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Spotted at Katoomba depot today in the workshop just jutting out, the rear end of a Poncho demonstrator. The M-Benz Sprinter demonstrator bus hasn't been sighted for over a week so I suspect has moved on.

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A couple of changes

- 7470 MO appears to now be at Valley Heights depot.
- 3712 MO now at Emu Depot.
- 3772 MO Transferred to Valley Heights
- TV 5577 has been operating out of Katoomba for the Jenolan Caves run for the last few months
- 1620 MO is de-reg
- New Volgren 3716 MO delivered to Emu depot

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A few more changes..

- 7471 MO Transferred to Valley Heights
- 3713 MO Transferred to Emu Plains
- 3723 MO Transferred to Valley Heights
- 3740 MO sighted at Valley Heights depot
- 8386 MO Transferred to Valley Heights
- 7823 MO Transferred to Emu Plains
- New volgren 3715 MO delivered to Emu Plains
- New volgren 3717 MO delivered to Valley Heights

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3717 MO has now been transferred to Katoomba

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3719 MO is now de-reg
3744 MO and 3751 MO have not been sighted at Valley Heights for some time and appear to be de-reg. Not sure if they have been transferred and re-registered?

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3744 sitting at Foundry Rd Depot unregistered.
3751 sitting at Charterplus St Marys Depot also unregistered.

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- 5828 MO transferred to Emu Plains depot
- 1530 MO transferred to Valley Heights depot
- 2443 MO is now de-registered
- As a result of the cessation of Trolley Tours in early April, TV 8508 & 7010 MO have been de-registered with at least one being towed away in the last few weeks.

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3768 MO spotted on the back of a lowloader this afternoon, heading east down the mountains.

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Qcity's 6618 MO sighted at Katoomba depot a few days ago, now in an all white livery

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For the Jenolan Caves Day Tour.

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Geoff wrote:For the Jenolan Caves Day Tour.
Good luck to them filling it. From the loadings I've seen now and then the old Sprinter would have been sufficient. But, might have something up their sleeve.

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3740 MO is now de-reg.

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I've heard one of the former Trolleys may now be a staff shed at Seven Hills depot, haven't been that way for a while so can't confirm.

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A recent transfer to Katoomba depot is Volvo B10B m/o 7098 spotted at the depot this afternoon with Blue Mtns transit accreditation and logos.

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taptap23 wrote:A recent transfer to Katoomba depot is Volvo B10B m/o 7098 spotted at the depot this afternoon with Blue Mtns transit accreditation and logos.
m/o 7098 is one of the buses that got leased to Busabout for about 3 years
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Just a few things to update in the fleetlist

- m/o 898 has now been re-registered as 8387 MO
- 3740 MO is now withdrawn
- 3742 MO is now withdrawn
- 3570 MO is now withdrawn
- TV 5577 has been returned to Charterplus St Marys

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m/o 7098 has now been re-registered as 8507 MO

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8123 MO has been transferred to Valley Heights

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6618 MO the M-Benz 0500RF-3 ex Transborder based at Katoomba is having full length plus rear CDC Tours signage applied to it.
Includes prominent phrase 'Travel like a local'.
Wasn't finished when spotted today, so no image yet.

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