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by 6stbase
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes
Replies: 38
Views: 15182

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Well I "figured" it out from when a Mandurah unit had an open channel and base alerted to which WT is was, put 2 and 2 together and I assume that they're handhelds. The selcall correlates to their staff number, if you look on their name badge it has a 5 digit number, same as the 5 digit CCIR tone. ...
by 6stbase
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Butler Fire Station
Replies: 1
Views: 2077

Re: Butler Fire Station

Interesting to see that Butler ended up with the old Perth 2nd!

Great shots, thanks for sharing!
by 6stbase
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Updates to Radio Frequencies for Buses
Replies: 16
Views: 8636

Updates to Radio Frequencies for Buses

Hi all, Thought it would be worth firing up my updated list for Perth's Bus network. Swan Transit# : Southern River 474.7500 Beckenham, Canning Vale: 473.2500 Circle Route*: 472.7500 Karrinyup, Beenyup: 470.3750 Ellenbrook, Midvale, Mundaring: 470.6750 Ellenbrook, Midvale, Mundaring**: 472.9750 Nort...
by 6stbase
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Underground busport
Replies: 5
Views: 4193

Re: Underground busport

Special Events Channel (473.075) for the Busport Control Room
by 6stbase
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Power failure at Esplanade Busport
Replies: 5
Views: 3942

Re: Power failure at Esplanade Busport

Main Power Distribution Board decided it wanted to go on strike, and therefore did so with a rather large bang.
by 6stbase
Mon May 13, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Yes; ANOTHER gas bus fire!
Replies: 7
Views: 4863

Re: Yes; ANOTHER gas bus fire!

One of my sources has informed me, that the problem has been found and rectified. I'm not going to say anymore just yet... We'll wait and see if there are any more problems in the near future first.
by 6stbase
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Yes; ANOTHER gas bus fire!
Replies: 7
Views: 4863

Re: Yes; ANOTHER gas bus fire!

If this is the one I think it is, I've heard from various sources that this one was an electrical fire & had nothing to do with the previous fires. Apparently the engine was undamaged
by 6stbase
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: A strange incident that happend on monday...
Replies: 3
Views: 3668

Re: A strange incident that happend on monday...

Driver would have had prior permission from "Mobile 4" (circle route manager) to run 000 to another point on the circle route to make up time due to late running
by 6stbase
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Bus fire
Replies: 25
Views: 9656

Re: Bus fire

That's rather interesting, as I find the OC's have a lot more room than the B7RLE's, but then again, that could just be my imagination
by 6stbase
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Bus fire
Replies: 25
Views: 9656

Re: Bus fire

Volvo's and legroom? You must be joking? :oops: I'd have no issues standing next to the 7 gas tanks during a bus fire. Simple fact is, they are designed to be able to withstand pretty much anything. They won't explode under the conditions of a bus fire. Those OC's are a bloody good bus, when they ar...
by 6stbase
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Transperth to trial hybrid buses in March on CAT routes
Replies: 4
Views: 3773

Re: Transperth to trial hybrid buses in March on CAT routes

The Hybrid bus is a Volvo B5RH Parallel Hybrid (Meaning it can run on it's batteries alone, diesel motor alone or both together). It will be based at Claisebrook Depot and will be operated by Veolia Transport on the CAT Routes. It's fleet number is 2245 and it is registered as TP-2245. Also of inter...
by 6stbase
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses...
Replies: 10
Views: 5996

Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Jezza has pretty much summed it up.

They were a Coach, not a route service bus. They had a 12L V8 Engine designed for coaches. They had coach seating and were equipped with toilets for long distance work. They are not designed for stop-start work.
by 6stbase
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: What do the bus numbers mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 4063

Re: What do the bus numbers mean?

Numbers are allocated to the next available block at the moment. With the silver buses, it was originally a case of 1140-1233 for Veolia, 1300-1362 for Connex, 1500-1590 for sWAn, and 1700-1853 for PATH. This went out the door as transfers between companies and contract changes have required the mov...
by 6stbase
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Bus fire
Replies: 25
Views: 9656

Re: Bus fire

Firstly, the Gas components of the vehicle were undamaged (Read: Completely intact). It was in no way related to the CNG systems of the vehicle. You will find that it was most likely caused by a faulty oil supply line to the turbo, leaking on to the hot exhaust. In every one of the many fires that t...