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by Ben O
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 36541

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

Symes Coaches 4618 MO passed through Glen Innes this afternoon with the Cavanaghs Bus and Coach Accred. Can anyone confirm if Symes have been purchased by Cavanaghs? The Cavanagh logo appears on the Symes website now but didn't in March . Sale appears to have happened by early early June . Dineens ...
by Ben O
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Tuck Lee Buses
Replies: 24
Views: 6445

Re: Tuck Lee Buses

There is/was a 'Grayson Tuck-Lee' involved with Eggtranz P/L of Mudgee since about '97. Sold off school runs and the Co now runs two TV registered coaches based in Mudgee. I could never work out if that was the same family connection. Grayson Tuck-Lee is the son of the former owner of Tuck Lee's at...
by Ben O
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Unknown Operators / Unidentified Buses
Replies: 12
Views: 6498

Re: Unknown Operators / Unidentified Buses

The operator for TV 812 was ANC Management Pty Ltd, an Asian inbound operator based at Chullora. TV 812 acquired ex K Chan t/a K-K Coaching, Kingsgrove by 1/19.
by Ben O
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The last manual route buses in Sydney
Replies: 27
Views: 4994

Re: The last manual route buses in Sydney

The last manual route buses in Sydney would most likely be Busways minibuses that are specifically utilised on school services around the former Hawkesbury Valley network. I do not know current shift configurations, however at one stage the Coaster performed an AM route 668 service from Glossodia to...
by Ben O
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Hi All! VALE ALLEN LEVER
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

Re: Hi All! VALE ALLEN LEVER

Hi Speedmax,

Alan Lever of the renowned Lever family (brother to Doug Lever) passed away on January 2 2019.
by Ben O
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 121281

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Going through my photo collection, I've got a photo of a 2000 Mercedes-Benz LO814 on an Alan B-Denning body, it was registered as CB96UF (And still is according to a recent Rego check), VIN ends in 4558. When I took the photo of it last year, it was with a school in the Maitland Area. They also had...
by Ben O
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 121281

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Thank you. Here's a shot I took 10/2/17 at Temora West Public School where the run starts. On the previous trip (February 2009), the bus was out of action with previous owner Mueller dry hiring another operator's 1975 Bedford YRT3 to perform the contract. That was a lucky catch!
by Ben O
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 121281

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

LB608 wrote:the metrotec is on gumtree today
Link please.
by Ben O
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 121281

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

LB608 wrote:Temora Buses, have they changed ownership in recent years, as the accredition seem a recent issue
It's P.J. (Peter) & K.M. Harper re-accredited as a company. One would assume his 1997 Metrotec has been replaced under the seat belt scheme.
by Ben O
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1085
Views: 451115

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

As per the post on Facebook that photo of m/o 4051 came from, the coach was new to Neville's / Coachways, then Woronora Bus Service / River Tours, then Greens Bus Line, then Moore's Tours. Please credit photos lifted from other sites. William King photo, Sydney Bus Museum collection.
by Ben O
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bit of Blast from the past
Replies: 15
Views: 7919

Re: Bit of Blast from the past

Looks great although shame to see the dress rims are gone!

Do you own the coach now? Would love to catch up with her one day.
by Ben O
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The Magic Bus Byron Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: The Magic Bus Byron Bay

First bus purchased in 2006, operation appears to have commenced/become accredited in 2009. Three Atlanteans have been operated on TV's. Rego check currently down so cannot check if they are still registered as such: 1. TV 5430 1 door ex UTA Atlantean VIN ending in 3378. 2. TV 6314 East Lancs body 7...
by Ben O
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Daniela Bus and Coach
Replies: 2
Views: 2759

Re: Daniela Bus and Coach

Ngarrawong
by Ben O
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: King Island
Replies: 4
Views: 8486

Re: King Island

The Mercedes-Benz OF1315 / CC is ex Forbes Buslines ex Katen & Heath m/o 9202.
by Ben O
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Historic Fleet Lists
Replies: 14
Views: 3841

Re: Historic Fleet Lists

The Riverstone list was a rather large research effort by myself and Burrumbus. The list was not in the index as 70% of the data inputted was lost in a server crash and has not been restored, so the list is not accurate currently. If anyone is willing to look back through every Fleet Lines and HCVA ...
by Ben O
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Hopes Coaches Gunnedah
Replies: 1
Views: 7794

Re: Hopes Coaches Gunnedah

8299 MO. Unfortunately didn't notice that it was a duplicated number until after my visit. The new number for 5948 MO will have to be confirmed by the next person that visits.
by Ben O
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: CDC NSW Fleet Updates
Replies: 534
Views: 169751

Re: CDC NSW Fleet Updates

Thanks Geoff. 7483 MO is a 5/14 model and was taken over from GJ & RD Crossingham t/a Queanbeyan Minibus Hire, Wamboin 1/5/17 with Line of Route N0957 Sutton - Ginninderra Rd. This was sold from Deanes to Crossingham in 1/99 as it was considered outside the scope of the business at the time (minibus...
by Ben O
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Busways Fleet changes
Replies: 1214
Views: 222577

Re: Busways Fleet changes

maxy54 wrote:717 no longer m/o 5154, unsure of current rego (pity NSW doesn’t do what QLD and VIC do already)
7746 MO. Note VIN on fleetlist should end in 0330 not 0380.
by Ben O
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: On Demand Bus Dubbo
Replies: 23
Views: 5685

Re: On Demand Bus Dubbo

still a thing in Engadine, 992 and 993, last few trips are set down to last passenger along both routes As stated by burrumbus , all MBSC/OMBSC operators are paid per time/km and are as such required to operate trips to the end except PM school trips. The days of "to last passenger" are gone. I'm s...
by Ben O
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney bus "mishap" M5
Replies: 16
Views: 5858

Re: Sydney bus "mishap" M5

Rick R wrote:Does anyone actually know who the operator involved is?
Paradise Tours
by Ben O
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: NSW Fleet List Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 9014

Re: NSW Fleet List Changes

Somehow the information on those operators has been lost. Probably something to do with restoring to previous back ups after server crashes.
by Ben O
Mon May 29, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic
Replies: 25
Views: 23470

Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Swift wrote:After seeing that, what were KBC thinking putting a MAN in it?!?
(Yes I know, oil leaks, parts but wow it went great in the vid!).
A TL11 engine can only blow up so many times before you source alternative power!
by Ben O
Mon May 29, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Diggers Shuttle Service
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: Diggers Shuttle Service

Vehicles noted include TV 5458 Hi-Ace, TV 6542 Rosa, TV 8254 Rosa, TV 8533 B7R (ex Dineen Group 1/17), BP96CL Coaster, BW99YE Hi-Ace & CI87UJ Hi-Ace.

Ben
by Ben O
Thu May 25, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 608 Windsor to Rouse Hill - Wrong Operator?
Replies: 12
Views: 3247

Re: 608 Windsor to Rouse Hill - Wrong Operator?

The inefficiency of Route 608 being operated by Region 4 will come to light when services are replanned to cater for the population explosion forecast in the Rouse Hill, Box Hill and Maraylya areas.
by Ben O
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operators March 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6672

Re: Private Operators March 2017

Spotted passing through the Blue Mountains this afternoon was 8359 MO a Scania K310 Irizar combination, all white except for signwriting on side 'Bathurst Coaches' in green. Was on the wrong side to catch the accreditation and then had to turn off. Assume new addition for Kellam who appear to own t...

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