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Offline Sylvan Loves Buses

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Re: What buses did you get today? Answer: I got lots :)
« Reply #3500 on: September 14, 2017, 01:30:41 PM »
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Wed 6th Sep:

579 (64N) B&R
579 (22S) B&R
485 (313S)
368 (64N)
534 (300S)
516 (343N)
712 (182W)
385 (162S) B&R
Fri 8th Sep:

946 (64N) B&R
391 (300N) B&R
151 (101L)
483 (313W)
470 (319E)
390 (10E) B&R
318 (39N) B&R
942 (2E) B&R
621 B&R (58S)
334 (80S) B&R
949 (80N) B&R
116 (30N)
312 (712N)
583 (57S)
344 (163S) B&R
537 (343S) B&R
397 (300N) B&R
Wed 13 Sep:

350 (343N) B&R
908 (21W) B&R
351 (71S) B&R
395 (65N) B&R
625 (5E) B&R
421 (5W) B&R
320 (313N) B&R
355 (9E) B&R
311 (56N)
508 (58S)
638 (343S)
483 (313N)
976 (314N) B&R
512 (313E)
307 (7W)
329 (30E)
475 (3W)
927 (14E)
629 (52W)
976 (343S) B&R
954 (57N) B&R
963 (31N) B&R
507 (39S) B&R
321 (163S) B&R
971 (61S) B&R
974 (163S) B&R

So, with all those buses I managed to get that I hadn't already this year (marked with blue), I only have a few left now to worry about to get before the 'ride before decommissioning' goal stats get worse;
-925, 952, 953
-101, 108, 121, 122
-135

And the remaining numbers that i still haven't ridden of the whole current fleet of 2017;
x8 Iris
x17 Scania
374, 378, 381, 384
x24 E5 MAN
x30 E6 Sc
x16 Stag
x11 Artic
x8 M6

Required rides;
x3 on 710
x2 on 712
x1 on 621


Oh yeah. Last week when I got my first ride of 712. My opinion of the bus is; I like it, however it was louder than I thought it would be esp on the outside, and considering it's an electric bus that is kinda a bad thing cause I thought electric meant quiet - it's quiet when it's motionless, but that's about it. It also shudders during acceleration as if it were a manual drive which seems weird, and makes it a little slower than the other buses, but apart from that it's a nice bus. I's also odd sitting behind the rear doors with the double doors when I'm so use to a single door.

I also got lots of photos for both to share and to assist my drawings which I'll share later.

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3501 on: September 14, 2017, 11:10:59 PM »
712 isn't an electric bus, 710 is. 712 is diesel electric vehicle which means it runs using a diesel generator to power an electric engine, not unlike a diesel locomotive train.

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3502 on: September 15, 2017, 04:34:46 PM »
It's not a diesel-electric either. (Not sure if anyone makes them.)

It's a Hybrid diesel. Has both a diesel engine (5 litre 4 cylinder) and an electric motor which both connect to the i-shift 12 speed auto.

More details can be found on the fleetwiki or Wikipedia.

Update: according to Wikipedia there is a Mercedes-Benz Citaro which is a diesel-electric (powered by traction motors).
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Re: What buses did you get today?
« Reply #3503 on: September 15, 2017, 06:33:30 PM »
631 (343N)
101 (318S)
621 (319S)
926 (315N)

Got another which is somewhat relieving. Spotted 925 and 952 too, but was unable to ride them at the time.

Thanks to the driver of 621 being early, I got enough time to run up to the parking to get the roof shot I was desiring - had to film it instead of a still photo, but I got what I wanted.

With 712, someone could've said something about TC having this on their site...


too bad the helicopter didn't get 710 in the same way too :|

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3504 on: September 18, 2017, 05:56:24 PM »
too bad the helicopter didn't get 710 in the same way too :|

I think you'll find it wasn't a helicopter, but rather a drone.

Anyway, for me today...

393 (319)
522 (61)
494 (343)
7148 (830)
8402 (831)
591 (300)
908 (200)
430 (250)
519 (313)
562 (26)
980 (25)
325 (27)
539 (318)
584 (319)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3505 on: September 19, 2017, 06:31:00 PM »
466 (319)
900 (171)
135 (101)
329 (58)
106 (54)
967 (7)
581 (343)
712 (5)
517 (313)
434 (343)
457 (15R)
457 (15)
982 (705)
504 (319)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3506 on: September 19, 2017, 09:59:41 PM »
446 (15)
445 (313)
548 (3)
616 (1)
944 (60)
981 (63)
979 (2)
534 (343)
121 (319)
487 (313)
101 (314)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3507 on: September 20, 2017, 10:44:53 PM »
372 (315)
575 (3)
629 (3)
150 (101)
111 (1)
596 (2)
936 (1) seems not retired yet.
484 (3)
971 (56)
569 (56)
114 (31)
541 (315)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3508 on: September 28, 2017, 08:23:01 PM »
MUM-LIB (mums car, suburu liberty) - Canberra to Sydney airport car park

Sydney bus - Sydney Airport to Westfield Burwood

Sydney train - Burwood - Central

Sydney Tram - central - capitol square

Sydney Tram - capitol  square

Sydney train - central - international Airport (via the city)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3509 on: October 04, 2017, 07:02:09 PM »
476 (19)
950 (313)
523 (200)
626 (250)
365 (343)
954 (40)
453 (300)
151 (101)
151 (101)
960 (318)
967 (66)
505 (319)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3510 on: October 05, 2017, 12:03:23 AM »
630 (315)
325 (1)
494 (3)
377 (1)
938 (743)  Is 938 back in service, or was this a 'one off'? *partially.
629 (343)*
401 (315)

Yesterday
374 (315)
530 (2)
562 (2)
598 (3)
562 (1)
505 (313)
448 (313)
638 (318)*
478 (315)*
954 (250)*
637 (3)*
496 (315)
* Denotes ride for enthusiast purposes, all others just normal usage to suit travel needs.

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3511 on: October 08, 2017, 03:25:41 PM »
Finally got 710...
Ironically it seems when I try so hard to get a new bus and fail on multiple occasions, I get it when I least expect it.

710 (300N)
614 (971S)
637 (967W)
443 (962N)

Also, cause I asked when I got off 710, I met up with the bus back at T when the driver was returning it to the depot and finally got the roof shot I was after (recorded not photographed), of which a rear shot of the bus I might be able to extract to get an image, for use in the gallery.

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3512 on: October 09, 2017, 11:53:10 PM »
Well what are the chances - my morning bus on the first day of the new network was...
710 (67) 8m late
979 (6) 10m late, tapped on and off
495 (6) blank desto, either a failure or not yet updated with route 6
607 (2) my afternoon school bus driver from last network
927 (6) cheery driver, apparently impressed with me using a phone torch to signal bus on dark street
492 (67)


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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3513 on: October 13, 2017, 02:01:34 PM »
474 (319)
362 (61)
638 (6)
315 (4)
980 (182)
710 (343)
956 (343)
954 (319)

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Re: What bus did you get today?
« Reply #3514 on: October 13, 2017, 11:38:06 PM »

372 (67N)
617 (6N)
535 (SR6##)
536 (3N) friend lost wallet on bus but got off so it was interesting trying to track down the bus' next run (ACTION was 'unable' to find out)
536 (318S)
548 (319S)
362 (63N)
979 (65S)