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by Ben_Daui
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 68348

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

I remember when the 14.5’s where 1st introduced into service at P, the ride quality was certainly more stiffer then a MK 5 merc but the speed on the 14.5 was amazing the Mercs just didn’t have the take off power and riding the 14.5 on Anzac Pde between Kingsford and Maroubra Junction with the camber...
by Ben_Daui
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: New Ozbus models now arriving!
Replies: 46
Views: 29236

Re: New Ozbus models now arriving!

TG have a Retro bus Sale on at the moment so here is the chance to obtain TG and Trux models in STA livery/UTA:https://ozbusmodels.com.au/shop/?goal=0 ... c470b691cb
by Ben_Daui
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Some recent bus & coach pics.
Replies: 1
Views: 3045

Re: Some recent bus & coach pics.

2829 looks a bit grubby in the picture above, Y must have it out on the road a lot, in the image below it was a lot cleaner taken on 02/11:
by Ben_Daui
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 68348

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Observed 3433 entered the M7 at the Light Horse Interchange this morning heading south bound:
by Ben_Daui
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 68348

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Observed 3433 on 891 outbound to UNSW on Anzac Pde this morning.
by Ben_Daui
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 68348

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Frosty wrote:I noticed a little giveaway in Scania L113TRBs at P being retired fairly soon none of them I've observed are carrying any sort of advertising and also the Volvo B8RLEs in daily service.
Are they clean/re sprayed?
by Ben_Daui
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: 0500 In Awkward Position.
Replies: 2
Views: 4858

Re: 0500 In Awkward Position.

That's how all 400's sit waiting for the lights to change on island section of Maroubra Rd & Anzac Pde, I have seen Scania 14.5's with the air suspension not raised and scrape across that section and it's loud grinding noises.
by Ben_Daui
Tue May 22, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: On Sydney Harbour.
Replies: 2
Views: 4864

Re: On Sydney Harbour.

Very rare for a First Fleet ferry to be at Manly Wharf, I have only seen a few pics of First Fleet ferries at Manly as the service is mainly the Freshwater class.
by Ben_Daui
Mon May 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bus Chassis on a low loader
Replies: 5
Views: 5859

Bus Chassis on a low loader

Observed this unidentified bus on the low loader trailer at North Ryde today on Lane Cove Rd going north bound, I rarely get to snap images of bus chassis as they are always moving, anyone have idea's what it is?
by Ben_Daui
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 150015

Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

The 14.5 has always being good on hills compared to others in the STA fleet, I was quite surprised on the scania bustech going up Albion St hill as it is also good on hills compared to the CNG Mercs.
by Ben_Daui
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: 2829 ST Back view of Silver Service Livery, updated R S View
Replies: 1
Views: 4543

Re: 2829 ST Back view of Silver Service Livery

Right side view taken on the Cnr of Talavera Rd & Lane Cove Rd North Ryde:
Right side 2829ST
Right side 2829ST
by Ben_Daui
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: 2829 ST Back view of Silver Service Livery, updated R S View
Replies: 1
Views: 4543

2829 ST Back view of Silver Service Livery, updated R S View

This was taken at Olympic Park Station on 01/03/18:
by Ben_Daui
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Video: Damaged Waratah Set A42 on way to Cardiff
Replies: 2
Views: 3504

Re: Video: Damaged Waratah Set A42 on way to Cardiff

Admin: Unnecessary quote removed.
Link didn’t work initially but here it is clickable: https://youtu.be/9k3apvIlApg
Thank you Newcastle Flyer for sharing.
by Ben_Daui
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Nightride changes from March 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 21745

Re: Nightride changes from March 2018

When STA (UTA) used to operate some Night Ride services when Night Ride first commenced back in the 1990's, K-Depot used to use 14.5m buses on the N30 & N40. There were a handful of gas Scania buses that were scheduled as being dedicated to night ride services during the evenings, some of these bus...
by Ben_Daui
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding
Replies: 97
Views: 28343

Re: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding

Observed another front car on the back of a semi on the M7 exiting at Sunnyholt Road eastbound this afternoon.
by Ben_Daui
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding
Replies: 97
Views: 28343

Re: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding

They are being broken up for scrap, RP thread has the info:https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11395869-s25.htm
by Ben_Daui
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding
Replies: 97
Views: 28343

Re: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding

Just oberseved the front 2 cars set number unknown on the back of a semi heading eastbound on the M7. Sure it wasn't Canberra or Newcastle CAF trams. Both are identical and very similar paint schemes It was definitely a Variotram, I recognised the nice flat front end compared to the ugly CAF front ...
by Ben_Daui
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding
Replies: 97
Views: 28343

Re: [LR] Extra tram services to help ease crowding

Just oberseved the front 2 cars set number unknown on the back of a semi heading eastbound on the M7.
by Ben_Daui
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 150015

Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Yes the STA should move the 14.5’s to P.
by Ben_Daui
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: STA 85th Anniversary Bus Launch
Replies: 11
Views: 11756

Re: STA 85th Anniversary Bus Launch

Yes they look good and they should not loose the skin either after it winds up, hopefully the STA have spare skins for damage.
by Ben_Daui
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - December 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 27940

Re: STA Observations - December 2017

There will be 6 standard liveries 2652 is green and cream 2706 Mk 4 2799 red and cream 2559 Mk 2 2829 UTA Silver Service and 6 "special event" liveries one in Opera House livery so far Pics on State Transit past and present FB page Found a YouTube video linked from TG FB page enjoy: https://www.you...
by Ben_Daui
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - December 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 27940

Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Just observered m/o 3531 on the M2 heading eastbound running special.
Nice to see these buses are back at Y.
by Ben_Daui
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - December 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 27940

Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Stonesourscotty wrote:3416 on dulwich hill light rail replacement and 1692 on the 891 these are unusual right?
Wow 14.5 on light rail replacement.
by Ben_Daui
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bus Backs in Lapa.
Replies: 6
Views: 5280

Re: Bus Backs in Lapa.

The back of m/o 1717 running special on Talavera Rd NTH Ryde this afternoon:
by Ben_Daui
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: m/o 4926 Driver Training
Replies: 1
Views: 4504

m/o 4926 Driver Training

These days I don’t see as many buses on Driver training then in the past although I know North Ryde is the limit of STA buses going north beyond Fontenoy Rd.
Pic taken on 28/09/17 on the Cnr of Lanecove Rd & Talavera Rd North Ryde:

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