Archive for February, 2011

Sinotruk truck

February 23, 2011

Saw this CNG truck a few times. Managed to take some photos of it last weekend. At first glance, it looks like a Volvo. A closer look showed that it was a Howo (at least the name sounds like Volvo!):
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Four big CNG tanks are mounted behind the cab :
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This truck is a ZZ4257 series CNG tractor manufactured by China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Wuyue Special Vehicle Co. Ltd, a long winded name for a truck manufacturer based in Jianan, Shandong, People’s Republic of China. CNHTC or Sinotruk (a mistake in spelling “t-r-u-c-k” when registering the name??) is the third largest truck manufacturer in PRC.
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Yeo or Yeoh?

February 14, 2011

Yeo’s Brothers Transport Service first Scania PA9488Y :
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New livery but unfortunately someone made a mistake “Yeoh Brothers”, extra letter h was added to the company’s name.
This bus originally belongs to Luxury Tours with registration number PA3872K. It was later sold to Transtar before ending up with Yeo’s Brothers bearing the new registration number.
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Scania 100 years

February 8, 2011

Scania celebrates 100 years as bus manufacturer from 1911 to 2011. Video from Scania website :

Scania trucks appeared in Singapore much earlier than buses and coaches. The first Scania bus on Singapore roads is a double decker BR112DH. This bus went into service with SBS in 1982 on route 30. The brand did not take off except for some coach operators bought a number of K93 coaches. The break through came in 1989-90 when SBS ordered a large number of N113CRB single deck buses.
Here is a look at Scania buses and coaches in Singapore in the past two decades :
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Old bus terminus – Maxwell Road/Murray Street

February 1, 2011

This building is the Metropole cinema at the junction of Tanjong Pagar and Maxwell Road:
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At the back of this building is a bus terminus used by Kampong Bahru Bus Company. On the right hand side of this postcard is a STC trolley bus on route 2 leaving Tanjong Pagar Road for Geylang.
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Kampong Bahru Bus Company is one of the smaller of the ten “chinese” bus companies. The fleet comprises of mainly Kew Fargos and Mercedes LP1113s in the 1970s. Kampong Bahru’s route 1 run along Maxwell Road, Neil Road, Kampong Bahru Road and turn back at the junction of Kampong Bahru/Telok Blangah Road junction.
This is the same building, currently used by Fairfield Methodist Church:
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This is a photo of the back of the building. The area around the tree is the space occupied by the former bus terminus :
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