Buses on a boat

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Buses on a boat

Postby wongm » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:50 pm

I was down at Queenscliff over the weekend, and spotted a trio of Western Coach Services buses heading from Queenscliff to Sorrento via the Searoad ferry.

Queuing to board the Searoad ferry at Queenscliff
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Driving aboard car ferry MV Sorrento at the Queenscliff terminal
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Buses on the main car deck
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Unloading at the Sorrento terminal
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I should've got some photos from down on the car deck...
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Re: Buses on a boat

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Nice shots nonetheless. Well done
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Re: Buses on a boat

Postby stevegj52 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:52 am

Nice trip accross the bay on the ferry, done it a couple of times,never seen 3 coaches on it before :D
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Re: Buses on a boat

Postby vernbale » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:17 am

not sure if that's the only ferry there but i see a Queenscliff - Sorrento ferry up on the ship lift for maintenance at Kings wharf right here in launceston every now and then plus i'm pretty sure it was also built here?
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Re: Buses on a boat

Postby stevegj52 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:01 pm

There are 2 Vern off memory and I am sure built in Lonnie :D
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Re: Buses on a boat

Postby wongm » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:08 am

vernbale wrote:not sure if that's the only ferry there but i see a Queenscliff - Sorrento ferry up on the ship lift for maintenance at Kings wharf right here in launceston every now and then plus i'm pretty sure it was also built here?

There are three Queenscliff - Sorrento ferries:
http://www.searoad.com.au/the-journey/our-vessels/

MV Queenscliff and MV Sorrento are the usual vessels, the former was refurbished in Launceston during late 2011, Sorrento was built there in 2001. Peninsula Princess is the original vessel, being much smaller it looks completely different to the others.

During February MV Queenscliff was out of service to have a new passenger lift fitted between the car deck and the passenger saloon.

The shiplift at Launceston is operated by Southern Marine Shiplift, a joint venture of Peninsula Searoad Holdings (the Queenscliff - Sorrento ferry company) and Cummins Engine Co.:
http://www.shiprepair.com.au/
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Buses on a boat

Postby mrobsessed » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:19 am

Great shots!
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Re: Buses on a boat

Postby stevegj52 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:43 am

I wasn't sure that there was a third ferry wongm thought it was withdrawn/dispossed of when the 2 bigger ferries came on line, cheers for the update :D
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