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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Artwork at St Peters

Hi everyone!

Has anyone noticed this cool street art in an alley way in St Peters.
It shows an S Set, Millenium M Set and a Single Deck Red Set.

What is your opinion on this?

Looking forward to your comments.

Thanks for reading,
Phil

6,000 YouTube Subscribers Reached!

Hi everyone!

On the morning of Sunday 16th July 2017 I woke up to find that I had surpassed 6,000 subscribers on YouTube.
I would like to thank you all so much for helping me get this far.
Wow, so close to 10,000, 5 digits!

Please share the Sydney Trains Vlogs channel link.
www.youtube.com/sydneytrainsvlogs

Thank you,
Phil

Friday, 14 July 2017

K & C Sets Withdrawn From Service

Hi everyone!
About a week ago Asbestos fibres were found in the K and C Set fleet forcing them to be withdrawn from service until the issue was rectified.
Delays and service cancellations were experienced on the T5 Cumberland line due to the shortage of trains.
As of Monday all K and C Sets were out of service and all S Sets were released into service to cater for the train shortage.

The photo in this blog shows S Sets S135 & S69 at Penrith station on Platform 3 after terminating on return from Hornsby.

Its unclear as to when the K and C Set fleet will return to service.

Thanks for reading.
Phil.

Endeavour Sets Get a New Look

Hi all and thanks for reading another transport blog.

This one is about our Endeavour Sets.
A few weeks ago set 7 was released from Downer EDi in Cardiff with the NSW TrainLink livery.
Not only does the exterior look different but the interior has a couple of minor changes such as flooring that matches the Sydney Trains Waratah fleet and just an overall brighter look with the help of new LED lighting.

If you would like to see the video that goes with this blog post please visit the link below.
https://youtu.be/t8eHJuhI5uc

Thanks for reading.
Hit the follow button to be notified about future blogs.

Phil.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

London Taxi's Hit Australia!

Hi all.
A couple of days ago I was going for a stroll around Milsons Point near Bradfield Park.
While on this peaceful walk I came across a Taxi that beared a strong resemblance to a London Taxi.
I then remembered hearing on the news about London style Taxi's coming to Sydney.
I walked closer and noticed the badge on the front of the Taxi said "The London Taxi Company".
I immediately asked the driver if it was ok if I took a couple of photo's as I was quite fascinated.
He was very kind and basically told me to go nuts with photo's, so I did!
The best photo is the one you can see here in this Blog.

Thank you all for reading, I will be sure to post more Blogs about these cool looking Taxi's as more photo opportunities arise.

Phil,
Sydney Trains Vlogs

Friday, 17 February 2017

Abandoned Oz Now On Blogspot!

Hi all.
I thought i would tell you all that my other YouTube Channel called Abandoned Oz is now on Blogspot.
If you aren't familiar with Abandoned Oz please check out one of the two links below:

Abandoned Oz YouTube:
www.youtube.com/abandonedoz

Abandoned Oz Blogspot:
www.abandonedoz.blogspot.com

Thank you all for reading.
More info about railway projects etc are coming soon.

Phil,
Sydney Trains Vlogs & Abandoned Oz

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Busways 472

Busways unit No.472 resides at the Gosford depot located in Kincumber, NSW.

472 carries a Custom Coaches 228 body coupled Mercedes Benz O405 Mk 2 chassis with a ZF 5HP500 gearbox.

472 started on the production line of Custom Coaches, Villawood on 27 August 1999 and entered service at Kincumber in February 2000 which makes it now 16 years old.

When she entered service, the registration was MO.4933 which in January 2010 was changed to 6150.MO due to the introduction of metropolitan and regional MO plates. ( MO stands for Metro Omnibus )

The bus entered service with a destination blind but had it replaced with a green flipdot Mobitec electronic destination board in 2003.

In more recent times, 472 was given an overhaul in May 2015 which included an mechanical, internal and external overhaul. Also due to this overhaul, 472 lost the old Busways stripe livery.

As of the 10th February 2016, 472 has travelled a total of 992,598km. Which is nearly from the Earth to the Moon, back to Earth and to the Moon again.

Unfortunately 472 doesn't see too much route work anymore only doing an average of 200 kilometers a day ( excluding weekends ).

Busways Kincumber/Gosford
No.472 ( 6150.MO )
Custom Coaches 228
Mercedes Benz O405 Mk 2 ( Turbo )
ZF 5HP500 Gearbox