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by UQB709
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sack engineers and sink river ferries.
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: Sack engineers and sink river ferries.

The only vessels which actually need a engineer are: The First Fleeters, SuperCats & Freshwaters. Vessels such as RiverCats, HarbourCats & The Lady's don't have a engineer as the captain/skipper is also the engineer. In addition all a GPH's duties are to assist a skipper with the watch and to secur...
by UQB709
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: ADAMS Congratulates Trevor Hicks
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: ADAMS Congratulates Trevor Hicks

Its great to see recognition from an employer for someone who has been contributing to the industry for such a long time.
by UQB709
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: SA Rail Consortium: Update
Replies: 78
Views: 6296

Re: SA Rail Consortium: Update

Let's be honest, this is all starting to get rather silly. Deflection of questions. Dogged determination that transport must be rail at all costs. A refusal to accept not only online opinion from those with experience and knowledge, but also the simple fact that this hasnt yet stacked up for governm...
by UQB709
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: SA Rail Consortium: Update
Replies: 78
Views: 6296

Re: SA Rail Consortium: Update

I knew I shouldn't have come into this thread, as it is nothing but trouble, but now that I have dipped my toe into it.... Firstly, over on Railpage you have made suggestions about traffic which has attracted commentary from people who have a reasonable level of knowledge, for example over gauges an...
by UQB709
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: SA Rail Consortium: Update
Replies: 78
Views: 6296

Re: SA Rail Consortium: Update

The Passenger part is an interesting aspect. You mention that they could terminate at Gawler- this is what is planned as well as a possible takeover of the whole network (don't quote me on this- I am speculating what MIGHT or MIGHT NOT be). There will be daily trains but not to every town every day...
by UQB709
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Rancid Fleet Number Sightings
Replies: 120
Views: 7174

Re: Rancid Fleet Number Sightings

And the reason for the sad face is....?
by UQB709
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Street Art
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: Street Art

And more.
On walkabout with TP1101(GoToDo).
Does Path have on their worksheets something along the lines of "THEN GO TO DO" between trips where a dead run is involved?
by UQB709
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: SA Rail Consortium: Update
Replies: 78
Views: 6296

Re: SA Rail Consortium: Update

Have you decided whether you want to be a lobby group for regional rail services or establish an operating company which will deliver regional passenger rail services? In previous posts I understood you to be weighing up these two options.
by UQB709
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport Questions thread
Replies: 1496
Views: 147398

Re: WA Transport Questions thread

I think Q4004 was trying to say that if Rockingham had Adblue, then new diesel deliveries would go to Rockingham, leaving those older buses at Mandurah.

Hope that helps the head scratching!
by UQB709
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport Questions thread
Replies: 1496
Views: 147398

Re: WA Transport Questions thread

I only have infrequent personal observations to back this up, but I seem to remember usually seeing a higher ratio of artics on the 66 rather than the other Beaufort Street routes. Perhaps some judicious reallocation of artics to other services may have helped to alleviate this situation, or was thi...
by UQB709
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: A couple of B sets on the Freo line today
Replies: 41
Views: 2306

Re: A couple of B sets on the Freo line today

Cat - what you say is clearly logical. The current allocation of the A and B sets makes sense - both for operations and maintenance - but I'm still very curious as to where this accepted wisdom of their unsuitability for the other lines came from. If Claisebrook was to disappear into a hole in the g...
by UQB709
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: A couple of B sets on the Freo line today
Replies: 41
Views: 2306

Re: A couple of B sets on the Freo line today

I have read it on a number of gunzel websites, but to be honest I'm not convinced about this "motors that can't handle the stop/start of the Freo and other older lines". It would seem extraordinary to order and deliver suburban EMU's which - by design - are unsuitable for most of the network. The B ...
by UQB709
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Perth-Fremantle Route 760 - some photos from Day 3
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Perth-Fremantle Route 760 - some photos from Day 3

Thanks Herbert - guess that answers that :) It does seem rather odd that for the sake of just a few days 489 and 490 received the smaller rear doors - unless it was a deliberate decision to trial these doors on those two buses to see their effectiveness on artics (which would seem peculiar, as for a...
by UQB709
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Perth-Fremantle Route 760 - some photos from Day 3
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Perth-Fremantle Route 760 - some photos from Day 3

Great photos of fabulous buses from an era I fondly remember. I'll never tire of more of these pictures.

Herbert - do you have any photographic evidence as to whether the last (original) 305G's, 488-490, carried the logos for the 760/766 service that can be seen on the front and side of these buses?
by UQB709
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: MTT Kwinana Bus Station
Replies: 23
Views: 3176

Re: MTT Kwinana Bus Station

No, it hasn't been used for years. It certainly was a bleak place - miles from anywhere, with absolutely nothing within cooee. A beautiful view of the heavy industry of Kwinana though... The only thing going for it was that it was directly along the route used by buses between Fremantle and Rockingh...
by UQB709
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Photo request - 488's security cab
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Photo request - 488's security cab

Hi all

Does anyone have any shots of the security cab fitted to 488?
by UQB709
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Only 8 Years ,Have we changed for the better?
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: Only 8 Years ,Have we changed for the better?

Re going 2way, keep in mind as William street becomes two way, the traffic turning right into Newcastle, Aberdeen, James and Roe will have to wait for pedestrians to cross whilst the signal is green. As a result something similar to St. Georges Terrace and William. Sometimes only allowing 2-4 vehic...
by UQB709
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Timetable project of mine
Replies: 74
Views: 61208

Re: Timetable project of mine

Also, reference to Swan Transit (operator of Route 104 ) has been omitted from timetable W36 I did a little digging around before I went on holidays last week and found out the 104 is part of the Fremantle Contract. For some reason, Swan has been assigned this route (also it's predecessor 709 ) in ...
by UQB709
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: ADG/V612 looking forlorn
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: ADG/V612 looking forlorn

At least it appears to have turned a wheel in the last 12 months - it looks to have been moved from the position I snapped it in back on March 30th 2011. IMG_1219.jpg IMG_1223.jpg It is extremely unfortunate that it has been left in such an insecure state and with broken windows etc exposing the int...
by UQB709
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Rare Site on Wednesday 11th January
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Rare Site on Wednesday 11th January

More to the point - what was this rare sight at Midland?
by UQB709
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Passenger kicks, punches 70yo bus driver in head
Replies: 25
Views: 1661

Re: Passenger kicks, punches 70yo bus driver in head

Now, with my bus driver's cap firmly in place, I have often unwittingly brought people back to the depot. I'd like to survey those who are critical of the bus driver for not checking his bus: how many of you have actually ever driven a bus? How many have driven an NH where it is nigh impossible to ...
by UQB709
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz O 305 G
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz O 305 G

Because of how late 474 and 490 were refurbished, they went into the second variation of the Transperth livery. 489 went into the third variation with the smaller 'T' logo with Transperth printed over the top of it. 488 was a bit of a mess for a while with one side in old livery, one side with no d...
by UQB709
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Recent Random Renaults - December 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Recent Random Renaults - December 2011

65 laying over in the Busport, Friday 23 December 2011: Here is a shot of 65 around 10 or so years ago, up the back of Rosehill (aka Redcliffe) Depot. It had ploughed through the front door of a new residence still under construction, which I believe had only just reached the lock up stage. Presuma...
by UQB709
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz O 305 G
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz O 305 G

Trigg also retained a couple for Glendalough-Scarb services when the NSR opened in March 93, one of these was 484. I seem to remember 484 as a Causeway bus in the early 90s (prior to 93). I'm pretty sure their allocation around that time included 479, 484 and 485. IIRC 485 was also a late bearer of...
by UQB709
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz O 305 G
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz O 305 G

A very extensive summary there PBCNG and a cracking read. Some other points which could be added are the spread of 305Gs to Redcliffe (474 in the mid 80s) and Gosnells. If anyone has the details to provide a depot allocation history for the 305Gs over the years I'd be fascinated to see it. A minor c...

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