[ACT] Foundation Day - TBX

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[ACT] Foundation Day - TBX

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I'm sure you're all wondering what Foundation Day is; well, it's a day held at my school which involves every student playing competitive sport for a whole day. There is a choice of 19 sports, and these range from Lawn Bowls, to Ultimate Frisbee (yes, there are normal sports in there too). Although this is a rich school, we're not rich enough to accomodate for all of these sports, nor provide private transportation; therefore, 1500 students gets dispersed on chartered buses across Canberra to go to play various sports. Therefore, this results in an influx (15-20) of buses in the school to transport all of those people. So, I decided to bring my camera this year; and this thread is the result of that.

This thread is primarily of Transborder Express (TBX) Coaches that have been chartered. Something very different to the usual blue and orange pictures usually found in the Canberra Region.

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Here is the bus to and from Pitch and Putt; seen with a row of buses behind the vehicle. It is a CC bodied Irisbus, MO-165.



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A CC bodied (Volvo?) is parked infront of a "Surfboarder" coach waiting for students to disembark.



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Another CC bodied mystery-bus poses for a photo, still containing a SA number plate.



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Scania K93 MO-53 is ready to depart on school bus duties.



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Buses sit around the Turning Circle; with TBX SA XMN-192, CC bodied behind 2 Keirs buses.
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The top bus is doesn't look like any CC body I have seen before - looks more like an Express body.
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Andrew wrote:The top bus is doesn't look like any CC body I have seen before - looks more like an Express body.
:oops: I thought it was a SB40, thanks for the advice there.
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It is an Express body, and having been on one of those TBX units I can say that both bus and body are bloody fantastic.

Your mystery Volvo is a B7R with CB50 body.

The Surfboarder bus is either an Autobus-bodied Scania K94, or a MCA Marathon-Cummings. EDIT: It's a Scania.

Good shots.
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I like the symbols Tbx uses on the buses rather than numbers. I can see a kangaroo, koala on the electronic desto, what looks like an aardvark on another. Is this just a one off for this event or is this used by Tbx instead of school route numbers?
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Centralian wrote:I like the symbols Tbx uses on the buses rather than numbers. I can see a kangaroo, koala on the electronic desto, what looks like an aardvark on another. Is this just a one off for this event or is this used by Tbx instead of school route numbers?
Used instead of school numbers. Full school timetables including these animals are available in PDF form on their website.
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Nice photos there, I was wondering what all those TBX's were doing parked up there, when I went past.
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I'm sure you're all wondering what Foundation Day is; well, it's a day held at my school which involves every student playing competitive sport for a whole day. There is a choice of 19 sports, and these range from Lawn Bowls, to Ultimate Frisbee (yes, there are normal sports in there too). Although this is a rich school, we're not rich enough to accomodate for all of these sports, nor provide private transportation; therefore, 1500 students gets dispersed on chartered buses across Canberra to go to play various sports. Therefore, this results in an influx (15-20) of buses in the school to transport all of those people. So, I decided to bring my camera this year; and this thread is the result of that.
Kinda like Marist's Champagnat Day, where we celebrate the founder of the College Chain and play sport/ Do community Service for the day.

Nice photos there RR, love transborders colours!
I like the symbols Tbx uses on the buses rather than numbers. I can see a kangaroo, koala on the electronic desto, what looks like an aardvark on another. Is this just a one off for this event or is this used by Tbx instead of school route numbers
They are rather neat. The other one on there is a Bilby. Also add Emu onto their list of school routes!
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jb17kx wrote: Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:11 am It is an Express body, and having been on one of those TBX units I can say that both bus and body are bloody fantastic.

Your mystery Volvo is a B7R with CB50 body.

The Surfboarder bus is either an Autobus-bodied Scania K94, or a MCA Marathon-Cummings. EDIT: It's a Scania.

Good shots.
It is a Autobus bodied 50seat Scania K94
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