Photos – Final Trip Aboard the 14.5s

This morning, Thursday 5 December 2019, the editor of Transport NSW Blog was lucky enough to be one of the passengers aboard the final journey of a Scania L113TRB, aka the “14.5s” in State Transit operation.

3454 did the honours, operating the 9:01am 272 ex North Willoughby to Wynyard, terminating at 9:32am, ending over 26 years of service on the Sydney Buses network for the 14.5s. 3458 also went out on the final morning, operating the second last trip, also a 272, departing North Willoughby for Wynyard at 8:14am.

See below for a compilation of photos from the final journey.

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3454 waiting to depart at North Willoughby on the final 14.5 trip for State Transit – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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3454 operating on the 272 along Willoughby Road – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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Approaching the Harbour Bridge for the last time in service for State Transit  – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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3454 laying up at Wynyard after the final 14.5 trip for State Transit – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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Signs informing passengers at the Historic Occasion – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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Drivers compartment on 3454 after operating the final 14.5 trip for State Transit – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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Passengers will never again see the sight of the 14.5s in service  – Transport NSW Blog Collection
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3454 returning to the depot for the final time in State Transit service  – Transport NSW Blog Collection

For a more thorough farewell, see our earlier farewell post here.

Farewell 14.5s.

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