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by panther998
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: perthbus.info's future
Replies: 8
Views: 24714

Re: perthbus.info's future

Many thanks for the update and detail, retzlaff.
Beyond doubt, perthbus.info is a much respected online resource, referred to by a great many enthusiasts / bus historians. myself included.
by panther998
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 121800

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Does anyone know the operator of the Denning Landseer double-decker registered 1GTB356 (or 536?) which is currently running around Perth as the WA Labor campaign bus for the Federal Election? My guess is Horizons West, the last 'reported' operator of former Deluxe 196 [http://perthbus.info/report.p...
by panther998
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: perthbus.info's future
Replies: 8
Views: 24714

Re: perthbus.info's future

. . . a crowd funding campaign has been setup, to allow the continued operation of www.perthbus.info and have it transferred to a new fast server for at least the next two years. Please help us raise what we need to keep this wonderful website online . Please provide name on second screen so your d...
by panther998
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 121800

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Does anyone know the operator of the Denning Landseer double-decker registered 1GTB356 (or 536?) which is currently running around Perth as the WA Labor campaign bus for the Federal Election? My guess is Horizons West, the last 'reported' operator of former Deluxe 196 [http://perthbus.info/report.ph...
by panther998
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List
Replies: 60
Views: 39934

Re: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls list

Adams B93 [1GQP110] is ex TP1519.
by panther998
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 133
Views: 70204

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Swan Valley Explorer, operated by Adams Coachlines.
Uses four (4) ex Transperth (PTA) O405NH low floor units. I have seen B93 [1GQP110] which is ex TP1519. On perthbus, B89 [1GQI496] shows up as ex TP1510. Any idea what the other two are ?
by panther998
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 133
Views: 70204

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Zidanehartono asked - Does anyone know the operator of this Express-bodied Volvo B7R, registered as 1DRZ185?

Try http://perthbus.info/report.php?vid=1DRZ185
by panther998
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: perthbus.info's future
Replies: 8
Views: 24714

Re: perthbus.info's future

I would like to contribute a few dollars, but the link to the donations page does not work.
by panther998
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Atlantean troubles
Replies: 31
Views: 18898

Re: Atlantean troubles

Great shot Inspector. Yes I spent a few days at Dumfernline when the bus was purchased getting to know the characters that keep that place running. They are totally devoted to the buses. And a bunch of nice blokes. They have some wonderful buses there. I also have another Atlantean coming over from...
by panther998
Sun May 08, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan
Replies: 35
Views: 26330

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Five ex Tsukuba Volvo artics have been / are with WA operators, including Westwide and Buswest. See http://www.perthbus.info/prequery.php?q ... 0&ccid=800 for details.
by panther998
Fri May 06, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan
Replies: 35
Views: 26330

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

While congratulations may be in order, just 4 buses doesn't seem many for what appears to be a fairly substantial transport system. The 4 Scania / Volgren artics are not the only buses used on the Niigata BRT - 'standard' Hino and Isuzu (J-Bus) units in the fleet are also deployed, bearing BRT 'boa...
by panther998
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: AdMet CDi 1790 (decker) on route training
Replies: 36
Views: 11947

Re: AdMet CDi 1790 (decker) on route training

Follow up query. Just wondering what buses are currently (Oct 2015) used on the ADL Airport runs? I'm booked to visit ADL next January and would appreciate some inkling of what I will potentially travel on to / from the CBD.
by panther998
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: A bus route in Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 2835

Re: A bus route in Japan

I would love to see some of the Transperth SWA's have a go at these routes :twisted: Me too ! Having visited most parts of Japan and several countries in Europe, plus having driven (cars) in most parts of Britain, there is no doubt in my mind that the majority of Australian ''drivers'' would regula...
by panther998
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: United Bus co Daimler COG5 DD bus and a Bedford SB
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: United Bus co Daimler CVG6 DD bus and a Bedford SB

Thanks for the tip and link to the Daimler double deck picture. It was United Buses of Claremont, - number 6. Pre-War COG5 model fully imported from the UK with Park Royal body. Perth's only double deck bus for many decades. The chassis still exists with the Bus Preservation Society of WA. (BPSWA)....
by panther998
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR Guy G63 in 1969
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

Re: WAGR Guy G63 in 1969

drpeps, I was aware that Tom the Cheap was the first discount grocer / supermarket in Perth, and that Tom Wardle later became Lord Mayor of the City of Perth. Rumour has it that Council House on St Georges Tce was built during his tenure, and that the building consequently features a series of large...
by panther998
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR AEC Regal IV WAG8975 in 1969
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Re: WAGR AEC Regal IV WAG8975 in 1969

This unique AEC Regal IV 'deck-n-a-half' coach apparently survives in the hands of a preservationist, although I have no idea of its current condition or location. Roderick, your description of the body style being 'airporter' is intriguing. To other enthusiasts, this might be an 'observation' or 'd...
by panther998
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Horizons West Daimlers
Replies: 21
Views: 5655

Re: Horizons West Daimlers

The 1st two pictures are of the same Fleetline, original West Riding fleet number 676 . Regarding your comment highlighted in bold text. A search for the rego series ' WHL%J ' on BLotW (http://www.buslistsontheweb.co.uk/) indicates that the 12 Alexander bodied Fleetlines delivered to West Riding Au...
by panther998
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: More WAGR Fodens in 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: More WAGR Fodens in 1969

Just for 'the record' plus the enlightenment of those following this thread, here are 2 pix which illustrate the condition of A14 as of 9 December 2014, at Whiteman Park.
For 'then-and-now comparison', etc.
Former WAGRRS A14, 'modernised' AEC Regal III, BPSWA collection, December 2014
Former WAGRRS A14, 'modernised' AEC Regal III, BPSWA collection, December 2014
Former WAGRRS A14, 'modernised' AEC Regal III, BPSWA collection, December 2014, offside rear
Former WAGRRS A14, 'modernised' AEC Regal III, BPSWA collection, December 2014, offside rear
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by panther998
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Perth trolleybuses
Replies: 24
Views: 8478

Re: Perth trolleybuses

Perth (WA). Trolleybus 888. (Roderick Smith) Piecing the clues together: There were only two routes at this stage, running around a park in the central city as the inner terminus. The wires to the stabling yard weren't revenue. I started at Floreat; I alighted where the two routes converged, and ha...
by panther998
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Perth trolleybuses
Replies: 24
Views: 8478

Re: Perth trolleybuses - 883 in 1969

Floreat (Perth, WA). Trolleybus 883. Thurs.6.2.69. (Roderick Smith) Roderick B Smith Rail News Victoria Editor A stop which still exists in the Transperth network (No 17697), but served by only one 'regular' bus route (83) on weekdays, nil weekend or Pub Hols service, it seems. Current location is ...
by panther998
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Perth trolleybuses
Replies: 24
Views: 8478

Re: Perth trolleybuses

Thanks Ric - just wanted to clarify the 'timing and terminology' involved. Few ATDB readers possess your first-hand knowledge, or even a smattering of understanding of 'what went before', so it is vital to be clear about certain key details for the sake of historical accuracy and comprehension. Pret...
by panther998
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: More WAGR 1969, Northam
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Re: More WAGR 1969, Northam

Your first photo shows interesting variations in the appearance of WAGR 'bus bums' in 1969. A rare treat given that relatively few bus / transport photographers bothered to record the proverbial 'back end of a bus' in bygone years. To me, the presence of G68 at Northam is particularly intriguing, fo...
by panther998
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR Guy 59 in 1969
Replies: 15
Views: 4881

Re: WAGR Guy 59 in 1969

I suspect that very / lamentably few bus enthusiasts in Australia, or elsewhere, fully grasp just how important the Guy Victory Air-ride ( NOT designated WUM, as falsely indicated / suggested by perthbus.info ) was to the development of 'luxury coach' type vehicles, in this vast country, and some ot...
by panther998
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Perth trolleybuses
Replies: 24
Views: 8478

Re: Perth trolleybuses

Main Causeway depot not used after close of Tramway System all used the trolleybus parking area near river Sorry, Guy_Arab , but I find myself at a loss to comprehend part of your message. To me, it is unclear and very confusing. Allowing for the expectation that any transport historian who is trul...
by panther998
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: WAGR Foden Dp52 in 1969
Replies: 3
Views: 6302

Re: WAGR Foden Dp52 in 1969

Thanks for this interesting photo, Roderick. Not that I'm an expert on the topic, but my understanding is that the number 6485U appearing on what was a 'white on red ground' plate to the nearside of the radiator grille had little or nothing to do with identifying this ( or any other ) vehicle in the...

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