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Dart Departures

Started by Barry Drive, August 11, 2015, 05:52:32 pm

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Barry Drive

As has been noted on Facebook, Bus 132 has been withdrawn, repainted and possibly sold to a local operator.

Any sightings welcomed.

Snorzac

132 was this afternoon sighted at the Kingston Railway Station in a yard used by several operators, the only one of those operators that would really benefit from a low floor midi bus is Capital Sightseeing  (otherwise known as Explorer), so one can only assume it's been purchased by them.

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Barry Drive

Quote from: #Domelight Drew on August 18, 2015, 02:48:20 pm
132 was this afternoon sighted at the Kingston Railway Station in a yard used by several operators, the only one of those operators that would really benefit from a low floor midi bus is Capital Sightseeing (otherwise known as Explorer), so one can only assume it's been purchased by them.


MO375 (formerly BUS132) has been deregistered and is no longer situated at the railway yard.

King of Buses

146 is at Woden minus Fleet number, rego and rear bumper. No sign of any replacement coming out of storage though.

Barry Drive

April 15, 2016, 01:28:18 pm #4 Last Edit: April 16, 2016, 01:58:51 pm by Barry Drive
Quote from: King of Buses on April 10, 2016, 08:09:44 pm
Has anyone seen 144 lately? ... Is 144 perhaps in for (a fair bit of) maintenance? Or is it just hiding from me?

Bus 144 has been withdrawn.

Meanwhile former Bus132 is listed for sale on eBay. Still no buyers.

triumph

A Dart, with no visible fleet number and perhaps no plates, and front end hoisted on the ACTION tow truck, passed West to East along Cohen St, Belconnen about 1.45pm today.

Barry Drive

Latest reports are that only 148 and 150 remain in service.

However, it is likely that some Darts may return to service to operate the City Loop service.

Barry Drive

A sighting of former BUS 154 was made yesterday at Murrumbateman, heading away from Canberra. Still in ACTION livery.

Barry Drive

With the City Loop Six (135 145 147 148 150 & 151) withdrawn from service, there is the possibility that some of these will soon be sent to Pickles for sale.

So keep your eye on http://www.pickles.com.au

Busfanatic101

What determines whether a bus is sold or scrapped, other than obvious reasons such as having been stripped for parts?

Bus It

So here I am sitting on a greyhound on the way back from Sydney (just south of Campbelltown, when something caught my eye. A dart passing in the other direction! Well not quite... it was a very sick looking dart (numbers had been removed) with a big flatbed in front of it about to be loaded. I feel so sorry for the new owners having major mechanical problems only 3 hours or so into ownership 😓. A cost that now has to be absorbed by presumably a small business who has worked hard to be able to afford the vehicle. The saga of the dart has merely been passed on now to some new business. Any idea what fleet number it would have been?

Sylvan Loves Buses

Quote from: Barry Drive on January 08, 2020, 10:15:51 amFormer City Loop Darts 148 & 150 are being auctioned tomorrow by Pickles.

Listings: 148 and 150.

This may suggest they will send any other road-worthy ones for auction later.

Probably either of these.

Snorzac

January 17, 2020, 10:06:55 pm #12 Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 10:30:19 pm by Barry Drive
It would have been cheaper and easier to have it towed to its new interstate home in the first place, rather than risking it breaking down!

Barry Drive

One of the Darts that was recently sold, possibly the one that broke down in transit, is being offered for sale by a truck dealer in Tamworth.

You don't want to know how much it's listed for.