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    • Edited by tranquilice 14 Aug `05, 5:13AM
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    • 1. Recognizing the different buses running in Singapore
      This guide is not comprehensive and not all make/models/bodywork variations are listed.
      E.g. MAKE, MODEL OF CHASSIS/ BODYWORK

      SBS Transit

      VOLVO B10M-61 Mark II/ Walter Alexander PS
      All Mark II's: SBS1700H-SBS1731T, SBS1733M-SBS1792S, SBS1794L-SBS1804S, SBS1806L-SBS1866M, SBS1868H-SBS1878D, SBS1880X-SBS1895D

      (Converted) Air-con
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      VOLVO B10M-61 Mark II/ Duple-Metsec

      (Converted) Air-con
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      VOLVO B10M-61 Mark III/ Duple-Metsec
      SBS582M-SBS881A

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      SBS752P seen here cameoing on Service 162.
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      One of the 2 Mk III's fitted with a ZF gearbox, SBS877M.
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      Note the squarish driver's window on the right of Mk III's.
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      VOLVO B10M-60 Mark IV/ Duple-Metsec
      SBS882Y-SBS971Z, SBS973T-SBS996C

      SBS903X on Service 36
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      On the left side, the difference between a Mk III DM and a Mk IV DM is the use of the long, rectangular side desto and the radiator grilles.
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      Note the trapezium-shaped driver's window on the right of Mk IV's.
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      VOLVO B10M-60 Mark IV/ Duple-Metsec 3500
      SBS2689B-SBS2838M

      SBS2769D on service 36.
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      SBS2775E on service 36.
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      SBS2831G on service 36.
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      VOLVO B10M-60 Mark IV/ Walter Alexander Strider
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      SBS1896B-SBS1999M, SBS2593T-SBS2688D

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      VOLVO B10M-60 Mark IV/ Soon Chow PSV
      SBS8019X-SBS8028U, PA4682K, PA4684E, PA4686A, PA4688U, PA4689S, PA4691J, PA4693D, PA4694B, PA4696X, PA4697T

      In SBSL livery serving on Turf City shuttles.
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      In SBST livery serving 78.
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      VOLVO B10M-70 Mark IV/ Duple-Metsec)
      SBS997A

      At 14.5m long, this bus is also known as the "Superlong bus". Currently serves 62 as a peak hr/weekend shift bus. Note that the bus has 3 axles instead of the usual 2, and 2 of them are at the rear & adjacent to each other.
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      VOLVO B10MA-60 Mark IV/ Duple-Metsec
      SBS998Y

      At Tampines Int. Photo courtesy of Hoe Jyh.
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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405GN/ Volgren Cr221A
      SBS999U

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      VOLVO B10BLE-CNG/ Volgren Cr222L
      SBS2988M-SBS2999G.

      All B10BLE-CNG's belong to Soon Lee Bus Depot.
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      VOLVO B10BLE/ Volgren Cr221L
      SBS1688K

      Seen here on its old days with now withdrawn service 84.
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      LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3-AXLE/ Walter Alexander Royale
      SBS9000S-SBS9012H, SBS9014C-SBS9199C (also known as "LO3x" )
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      All LO3x's have a window at the rear of the upper saloon.
      The main difference between a LO3x and a VO3x is that LO's use 2 square radiator grilles at the back while VO's use a single radiator grille.

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      VOLVO OLYMPIAN 2-AXLE/ Walter Alexander Royale
      SBS7198T-SBS7203L, SBS7205G-SBS7250A, SBS7252U-SBS7297R (also known as "VO2x" )
      All VO2x's are non air-conditioned.
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      VOLVO OLYMPIAN 3-AXLE/ Walter Alexander Royale
      SBS9200G-SBS9244E, SBS9246A-SBS9670H (also known as "VO3x" )
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      There are no windows at the rear of the upper saloon (as shown) for SBS9401H to SBS9670H, while SBS9200R-SBS9400K has a window at the rear.
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      VOLVO B10TL 3-AXLE/ Volgren Cr222LD
      SBS9800A-SBS9849K, SBS9888Y, SBS9889U (also known as "Volvo Super Olympian" or "VSO" )

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      The newest member of SBST, SBS9889U, currently serves 147 on weekday peak hours only.
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      DENNIS Trident/ Duple-Metsec 5000
      SBS9671E-SBS9690A
      Tridents are exclusive to Hougang Depot, and permanent on services 51, 62, 64, 80 and 89.
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      SBS9677P on service 74.
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      Scania L94UB/ Volgren Cr221L
      SBS2888T

      Seen here on its permanent service 518.
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      SCANIA N113CRB/ Walter Alexander PS

      (Original) Air-con SBS31L-SBS70Z, SBS72T-SBS80U
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      (Converted) Air-con SBS3581X, SBS3628X, SBS3639P-SBS3688Y, SBS3690P-SBS3703L, SBS3705G-SBS3722G
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      Non-aircon SBS3573U-SBS3580Z, SBS3582T-SBS3611T, SBS3613M-SBS3627Z, SBS3629T-SBS3638S)
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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405/ Walter Alexander PS
      SBS82P-SBS281G

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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405/ Duple-Metsec
      (Original) Air-con SBS282D-SBS455Y, SBS457S-SBS531K, SBS533E-SBS581R
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      (Converted) Air-con SBS3723D-SBS3922X
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      (Converted) air-con bus in SBS Leisure (SBSL) livery. Also known as Jurong Island Services (JIS) livery as these originally-SBS buses were repainted and served on Jurong Island.
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      SMRT Buses
      MERCEDES-BENZ O405/ Hispano Carocera
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      (Original) Air-con TIB425R-TIB561E, TIB572S-TIB634D, TIB798P-TIB832Z
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      (Converted) Air-con TIB725A-TIB797S
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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405/ Volgren Cr221
      TIB958U-TIB972C

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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405G/ Hispano Carocera
      TIB838H, TIB849B-TIB904A (also known as "Bendy" )
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      "Smiley Bus" bodywork TIB973A-TIB1001Z
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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405G/ Hispano Habit
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      TIB1019Z-TIB1023K, TIB1025E-TIB1109Y, TIB1111P-TIB1177A, TIB1198P-TIB1247G

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      MERCEDES-BENZ O405G/ Volgren Cr221A
      TIB1024H, TIB1178Y-TIB1197S

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      SCANIA L113CRL/ Walter Alexander Strider
      TIB562C-TIB571B, TIB635B-TIB674M

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      SCANIA L113CRL/ Eabo
      TIB833X-TIB837K, TIB839E-TIB848G

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      HINO HS3KRKK/ Volgren Cr221
      TIB947B-TIB957Y

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      HINO HS3KRKA Demonstrator/ Volgren Cr221
      TIB905Y

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      DAF SB220/ Walter Alexander Setanta
      TIB676H-TIB679A, TIB681STIB717Z, TIB719T-TIB723E

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      DENNIS Lance/ UMW Duple-Metsec
      TIB906U-TIB930Z, TIB932T-TIB935K, TIB937E-TIB941S, TIB943L-TIB946D, TIB1257C, PA639M, PA648Z, PA649J, PA669B, PA715B, PA716Z, PA4076K (as known as "Malaysian Lance" or "UMW Lance" )

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      DENNIS Lance/ UMW Volgren Cr221
      TIB1017D, TIB1018B

      Note the orange-coloured poles, as compared to O405 or Hino Volgrens.
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      DENNIS Lance/ Duple-Metsec
      TIB1002X-TIB1003T, TIB1005M-TIB1016G, PA2020J, PA2022D, PA2054L, PA2058B, PA2063K (also known as "UK Lance" )

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      NISSAN U31RCN/ Fuji
      (Originally) Air-con TIB362M-TIB377X
      No picture attached.
      (Converted) Air-con TIB1248D-TIB1256E
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      2. Abbreviations and terms used in this forum

      OAC Originally air-con
      CAC Converted air-con
      NAC Non air-con
      FAC Fully air-con

      DD Double-deck
      SD Single-deck

      FFw Fast-forward service
      CT Chinatown Direct
      CW Causeway Link
      Expr Express

      EB Employee Bus (SBS Transit)
      WT Worker's Transport (SMRT Buses)
      NR Night Rider (SMRT BUSES)

      desto Bus destination sign plate (front/side/rear)
      rego Bus registration number or licence plate number e.g. SBS2888T.
      EDS Electronic Destination Sign

      CNG Compressed Natural Gas

      AMDEP Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (SBST & SMRTB) @ Ang Mo Kio Ind Pk 3
      ARBP Ayer Rajah Bus Park (SBST) @ Ayer Rajah Cres
      BRAM Braddell Bus Depot (SBST) @ Braddell Rd
      BBDEP Bukit Batok Bus Depot (SBST) @ Bukit Batok St 23
      BNDEP Bedok North Bus Depot (SBST) @ Bedok North Ave 4
      HGDEP Hougang Bus Depot (SBST) @ Defu Ind Pk
      SLBP Soon Lee Bus Park/ SBST West District (SBST) @ Soon Lee Rd
      KJDEP Kranji Bus Depot (SMRTB) @ Sungei Kadut Ind Pk
      WLDEP Woodlands Bus Depot (SMRTB) @ Woodlands Ind Pk E9

      IDFC Integrated Driver Fare Console (ez-link control panel)
      BEXP Bus Entry/Exit Point (ez-link card or scanner)
      BEP Bus Entry Point (ez-link card reader or scanner)
      BXP Bus Exit Point (ez-link card reader or scanner)
      VLS Vehicle Location System (auto fare-stage updating system)
      GPS Global Positioning System
      AVMS Automatic Vehicle Monitoring System (SBST)
      ABS Autonomous Bus Service (SBST)
      IBOS Integrated Bus Operation System (SMRTB)

      NZMB New Zealand Motor Bodies
      BACo British Aluminium Co.
      Metsec Metal Sections
      MAN Machinenfabric Augsberg Nuremberg
      DAF Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek

      OMO One-Man Operation
      TMO Two-Man Operation
      OMO-DRF OMO Distance-Related Fare
      OTS OMO Ticketing System
      OMO ??¢ OMO Flat Fare

      SBST SBS Transit
      SBS Singapore Bus Services
      SMRTB SMRT Buses
      SMRT Singapore Mass Rapid Transit
      MRTC Mass Rapid Transit Corporation
      TIBS Trans-Island Bus Services
      JIS Jurong Industrial Services/Jurong Island Services
      SSB Singapore Shuttle Bus
      CSS City Shuttle Service

      DM Duple-Metsec
      WA Walter Alexander

      O405 Refers to either of the the 2 types of Mercedes-Benz buses owned by SBST or SMRTB
      CRB Scania N113CRB
      Mk2 or Mk II Volvo B10M Mark II
      Mk3 or Mk III Volvo B10M Mark III
      Mk4 or Mk IV Volvo B10M Mark IV
      Mk4 DM or Mk IV DM Volvo B10M Mark IV Duple-Metsec
      DM3500 Volvo B10M Mark IV Duple-Metsec 3500
      Strider Volvo B10M Mark IV Walter Alexander Strider
      ex-Sentosa Mk4 or Soon Chow Mk4 Volvo B10M Mark IV Soon Chow (8019-8028 )
      VO Volvo Olympian
      VO2x Volvo Olympian 2-axle (NAC)
      VO3x Volvo Olympian 3-axle (AC)
      LO Leyland Olympian
      VSO or B10TL Volvo Super Olympian
      DAF DAF SB220 Walter Alexander Setanta
      Malaysian Lance or UMW Lance Dennis-UMW Lance
      UK Lance Dennis Lance

      3. Learn about calculating or getting acquainted with licence plate suffixes

      http://www.sgforums.com/?action=thread_display&thread_id=58195&page=2

      4. Digital copy of Transitlink Guide (courtesy of tranquilice)

      http://sg.geocities.com/tranquilice/Route.doc

      5. Engine specifications

      Volvo B10M Mk II
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo THD101GC (9,600cc, mid-mounted)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic

      Volvo B10M Mk III
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo THD101GD (9,600cc, mid-mounted)
      Gearbox: Voith DIWA 381.4 3-speed automatic

      Volvo B10M Mk IV Soon Chow (ex-Sentosa/Turf City)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo THD102KF (9,600cc, Euro-1, mid-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: Voith DIWA 851.2 3-speed automatic

      Volvo B10M Mk IV DM (early)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo THD101GD (9,600cc, mid-mounted)
      Gearbox: Voith DIWA 381.4 3-speed automatic

      Volvo B10M Mk IV DM (most)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo THD102KF (9,600cc, Euro-1, mid-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic

      Volvo B10M Mk IV Strider
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo THD102KF (9,600cc, Euro-1, mid-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic

      Volvo B10M Mk IV DM3500
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo DH10A (9,600cc, Euro-2, mid-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: Voith DIWA 863.3 3-speed automatic

      Leyland Olympian 3-axles
      Chassis Origin: UK
      Engine: Cummins LT10 (~11,000 cc, Euro-1, inline 6-cylinder rear-mounted 252bhp, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic
      Length: 12050 mm, width: 2450 mm, height: 4382 mm
      Unladen Weight: 14400 kg
      Gross Vehicle Weight: 23500 kg
      Turning Circle: 22.0 m

      Volvo Olympian 2-axle
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo TD102KF (9,600cc, Euro-1, 245bhp, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: Voith DIWA 851.2 3-speed automatic

      Volvo Olympian 3-axle (9200-9400)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo TD102KF (9,600cc, Euro-1, 245bhp, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic
      Unladen Weight: 14400 kg
      Gross Vehicle Weight: 23500 kg

      Volvo Olympian 3-axle (9401-9670)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo D10A (9,600cc, Euro-1, 245hp, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic
      Gross Vehicle Weight: 23500 kg

      Volvo Super Olympian 3-axle (9800-9849, 9888, 9889)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo D10A285 (9,603cc, Euro-2, 285bhp @ 2000rpm, 1200Nm @ 1450rpm, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: Voith DIWA 863.3 3-speed automatic

      Volvo B10BLE-CNG (2988-2999)
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Volvo GH10B245 (9,600cc, Euro-2, 245bhp, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic

      SCANIA N113CRB
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Scania DSC1104 (11,021cc, inline 6-cyl rear-mounted transverse position, 254bhp, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: Scania GAV781/GAV680 (now replaced with Voith models)

      SCANIA L94UB
      Chassis origin: Sweden
      Engine: Scania DC902 (~9,000cc, inline 6-cyl rear-mounted, 280bhp, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: ZF 4-speed 4HP590

      Mercedes-Benz O.405 (SBST)
      Chassis origin: Germany
      Engine: MB OM447h (11,967cc, 250bhp @ 2200rpm, 890Nm @ 1300rpm, rear-mounted)
      Gearbox : W3E 110/2.2 R

      Dennis Dart
      Chassis origin: UK
      Engine: Cummins 6BT
      Gearbox: Allison AT545

      Dennis Trident
      Chassis origin: UK
      Engine: Cummins M11-305E (10,780cc, Euro-2, 305bhp @ 1900rpm, 1250Nm @ 1200rpm, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox: Voith D863.3 3-speed automatic

      Dennis Lance
      Chassis origin: UK
      Engine : Cummins C245 (8,300cc, Euro-2, 245bhp @ 2200rpm, 1025Nm @ 1400rpm, inline 6-cyl rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox : ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic

      Mercedes-Benz O.405 (SMRT)
      Chassis origin: Germany
      Engine : MB OM447hA (11,967cc, Euro-1, 250bhp @ 2200rpm, 900Nm @ 1100rpm, rear-mounted)
      Gearbox : ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic

      Mercedes-Benz O.405G (SMRT)
      Chassis origin: Germany
      Engine : MB OM447hLA (11,967cc, Euro-2, 250bhp @ 2200rpm, 1100Nm @ 1100rpm, rear-mounted, turbocharger)
      Gearbox : ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic/ Voith DIWA 851.2 3-speed automatic

      6. VIN information

      VOLVO

      1st - 2nd place: Country of origin
      YV: Sweden
      SL: United Kingdom

      3rd place: Vehicle Type
      3: Bus (YV only)

      4th - 5th place: Chassis Type
      1M: B10M (No longer in production)
      R1: B10B
      R2: B12
      R3: B6
      R4: B10B
      R5: B10L
      R6: B7R
      R9: B12M
      S1: Super Olympian B10TL
      S2: B7TL
      S4: B9TL
      YN: Olympian (No longer in production)

      6th - 7th place: Engine
      B12
      EX: Volvo TD123E
      B6
      6S: Volvo TD63ES
      B1: Volvo D6A215
      Super Olympian
      E1: Volvo D10A 285 EC01
      H8: Volvo D10A 285 EC01
      Olympian
      A4: Volvo D10A245
      C1: Cummins LT10
      F2: Volvo TD102KF

      8th place: Unknown
      9th place: Checksum
      10th place: Year of Production

      11th place: Production Plant
      1: Poland
      A: Sweden
      C: Irvine, UK

      12th - 17th place: Chassis Production Sequence

      DENNIS

      4th place: Wheelbase
      Trident 3
      1: 5700mm
      2: 4385mm
      3: 4993mm

      5th place: Engine
      Trident 3 / E500
      1: Cummins M305E 21
      2: Cummins M330E
      3: Cummins ISMe 330 / ISMe 335
      Dart SLF
      2: Cummins 6BT147
      4: Cummins 6BT215
      D: Cummins ISBe

      6th place: Gearbox
      Trident 3 / E500
      1: Voith D863.3 (3-speed auto)
      2: ZF 5HP590 (5-speed auto)
      3: Voith D864.4 (4-speed auto)
      4: Voith D864.3 (4-speed auto)
      5: Voith D864.3E (4-speed auto)
      6: ZF 5HP602 (5-speed auto)
      7: Voith D864.5 (4-speed auto)
      Dart SLF
      2: Allison AT545 (4-speed auto)
      5: Eaton (6-speed manual)

      7th place: Unknown

      8th place: Left/right wheel drive
      L: Left Wheel Drive
      R: Right Wheel Drive

      9th place: Generation
      1: First Generation (Mark)
      2: Second Generation

      10th place: Year of Production

      11th place: Production Plant
      G: Guildford

      12th place: Chassis Type
      D: Dart
      J: Javelin
      L: Lance / Arrow (No longer in production)
      T: Trident 3 / E500
      W: Dart SLF/SPD
      X: Trident 2

      13th place: Bodywork
      Trident 3
      1: Alexander ALX500 12M
      2: Duple Metsec DM5000 12M
      3: Duple Metsec DM5000 10.6M
      4: Alexander ALX500 11.3M
      5: Duple Metsec DM5000 10.3M (Low-floor)
      6: Alexander ALX500 10.6M
      7: Duple Metsec DM5000 12M (Left Wheel Drive)
      8: Duple Metsec DM5000 12M (Improved)
      9: Alexander ALX500 11.3M (Improved)
      A: Alexander ALX500 12M (Improved)
      B: Alexander ALX500 10.6M (Improved)
      C: Duple Metsec DM5000 10.3M (Improved)
      D: Enviro 500

      14th - 17th place: Chassis Production Sequence

      7. Repository
      what r the routes of the withdrawn svc.?
      what r the routes of the withdrawn feeders svc.?
      Eulogy of certain service routes?
      History of Bus service numbers
      Somapah Interchange
      Serangoon Garden Terminal
      Past CSS services
      CSS Routes in 1975

      1992 Bus Rationalisation

      1993 Bus Rationalisation
      Early trips departing from bus stops
      think smrt should stop buying expensive buses - OMV of Buses
      SBST ordered new buses to replace Mark twos - retirement dates for Mk II's
      Retirement Dates for Scania N113CRB

      8. Links

      SG Buses Wiki
      SBS Transit
      SMRT Buses
      SMRT
      LTA
      PTC

      Edited by ^tamago^ 01 Feb `06, 10:51PM
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    • cos my comp is down, i cannot really upload the pics i have taken (unless thru MMS which is ex) so the pics wun come so soon. they are ready jus tat i wun upload so fast. sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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    • erm..can u oso add in a post on da diff short-forms used in tis forum pls? wld be of much help..thx in advance.. Very Happy

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    • Originally posted by SBS9828X:
      need help here... how to quote???

      Just click the button '' quote''

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    • Originally posted by SBS9828X:
      Thxxx Volvo Olympian really apreciate it

      U are welcome.

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    • Please take some photos of CSS buses before they extinct, all photos are greatly appreciated. Very Happy

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    • Originally posted by SBS9611D:
      Where is the OAC U31RCN's picture?

      all are here.
      image

      image

      more later....

      Edited by Volvo Olympian 20 Feb `05, 1:23PM
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    • Originally posted by bus911:
      ....DAF and Dennis Dart is not inside.

      u want those photos?

    • image
      CSS274H A Hispano DAF from tibs during the 90's

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      A Setanta DAF from SMRT

      image
      A Dennis Dart of SBS8011.

      Edited by Volvo Olympian 23 Feb `05, 3:04PM
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    • hey Volvo Olympian… just wanna know why ur nick VO den ur signature rites ur fav is U31RCN

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