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    Lightbulb Extinct Vehicles of Pakistan!

    It was Saturday evening, i was going to G.P.O when i saw a Marcopolo bus of army (or may be PTDC) which reminded me of something and now i'm posting it rite here.

    I still remember the days when first motorway M2 was built in 97, i was 8 years old. From 97 to 99, i traveled a lot in coaches with my family. Since i was very sharp observer and very much interested in vehicles, i saw many Mercedes, Marcopolo and some other coaches which were NOT there before 1997. (Original pix are not available, just for reference so you can recognize the vehicles)
    I traveled with my uncle in new khan's mercedes frm lahore to isb twice.
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    (It took me more than an hour to search the exact model and the name of the bus thanks to Google and my excellent research techniques It is Mercedes Tourismo 1993-2001!!! BOLO, AB YAAD AYEA? )

    I also traveled in Marcopolo (Rehber travels) from Sahiwal to Lahore with my grandma.
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    (This is longer version, with toilet and has 8 wheeler, ours was w/o toilet, different color and 6 wheeler, but front lites are same, it's Marcopolo Dina, 1990s. New khan had at least 10 coaches)

    But after 2000, we traveled more in trains than coaches. Now last year, I went to South Punjab by Skyways, and i could see just Japanese Nishi high-deck, no Mercedes, Marcopolo or any of those buses i saw during that time. I came back by Niazi, same situation. They had desi Hino and Nishi. Skyways has now running Daewoo as luxary coach.

    And all the way on motorway, I unable to spot a single bus of type I mentioned, until today when i finally saw one in my own city.

    Now im very curious to find the answers of few questions:

    Where did these buses come from?

    Mercedese and Marcopolo were RHD, may be from uk, but im sure i did see this type of coach which were gone through LHD to RHD conversion because
    Extinct Vehicles of Pakistan! -393898 (This time I unable to find the exact model, but it's close sister and do appreciate me for my research skills actually there was totally 2 or 3 buses running between lhr to isb, and whenever I saw them, they were on the move, couldn't read the name)

    I noticed the driver's door was looking like passenger door and vice versa. Although i was a kid, yet very smart to detect that thing.
    I think it could be Renault or MAN.

    What i guess, prime minister allowed limited number of duty free coaches for motorway because he knew that our missile buses were too bad for motorway. What do you think?


    Where have the buses gone?

    We still have 70s bedford with coaster bodies. Even hell condition vehicles are still on the road, so what made them disappeared?

    They could do the engine swap, but dumping or grounding a new and expensive coach doesn't make any sense in country like pakistan!

    Or did they export these buses to???

    Still doubt, Afghanistan and Iran drive LHDs, trade with india was very limited during that time and they have Tata, why would they import 3rd hand pakistani coaches?

    So it's like the death of a young person.
    These questions have been haunting me for 3 days

    And this is not all over, this has happened to some other vehicles too!

    There were green three wheeler long chases rickshaws used to commute between Gulshan Ravi and morh Samanabad Lahore in 1994-5, just like this one.
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    (Original pix not available)

    And what happened to this?
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    (original pix, introduced in mid 2000s, couldn't spot it again while I visit Lahore in 2009 and 2011)

    Same thing for 1990s ford transit vans which were there in twin cities during late 90s but couldn't be seen after 2001.
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    So i want replies and if you know same thing happened to some vehicles in past, please do share it!

    It's all about to share and discuss EXTINCT vehicles of pakistan those came and suddenly disappeared.

    Please don't mention anything like Moris, because it comes in vintage and classic.

    However, you can include any classic which was there during 70s or 80s but disappeared soon after it was introduced.
    Adam Revo and TMC are also eligible for 'extinct vehicles' of pakistan category.
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    I hope now you have got my point

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    There used to be one more bus hino roadliner written on it was in red colour used to travel b/w isb lhr pesh they are also no more to be seen didn't found the pic for reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    any machinery is as good as the person keeping it in proper repair. similarly you cannot expect a "qasai" to do surgery. The result would be disastrous at best.

    In Pakistan everything is left to ustaad shaagird to resolve. And these ustaads think that they are the final word in automotive technology, same with drivers too - the drivers of the turismo were usually seen gunning the vehicle overloaded which would raise trans temperature to dangerous levels and eventually burn the clutches. There was a gauge right on the dashboard for trans temperature. Even simple jobs of wheel bearing packing and sealing are botched up, how many vehicles have you seen that have leaking hubs with black grease splattered on the wheel?

    My reasoning of butcher doing surgery is very correct here, our mechanics are best at throwing parts at a problem, why do you think toyota corollas, hilux, hiace, cruisers and coasters are so successful? They are in abundant supply as cut up old parts which our mechanics will buy as whole and replace them in the original car calling it their "skill"

    So now our people are stuck with a Gul Khan coh works body with seats fit for hobbits, riding 2 ft above ground on Hino rolling chassis with engine in the front so the passengers can hear every note the engine puts out.

    for about where these buses came from? they were brought in as used items originating from different parts of the world.
    Sure thing, our USTAADz are Butcherz they can't do surgery which these types of vehicles needed.

    I really enjoyed your comments you're not just an expert, you have good sense of humor too

    Quote Originally Posted by talhabinomar View Post
    Well because when Daewoo started their work in Lahore and other Major Cities of Pakistan. They introduced the LUXURY Buses concept in Pakistan, so in competitive rivalry the other Transporters shift to the existing class of Coaches and Buses. It is my view point every one has right to disagree with me.
    No, the buses I mentioned were introduced BEFORE Daewoo Sammi started.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon1 View Post
    There used to be one more bus hino roadliner written on it was in red colour used to travel b/w isb lhr pesh they are also no more to be seen didn't found the pic for reference
    Yes, and some in white and blue! And there was another company, "Punjab Sarhad Transport" non AC buses. They had terrible service, so I don't regret if they have become extinct

    You failed to find the pix, but I've got the old pix of hino roadliners from Google Image I'll post it later
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl99 View Post
    That is what you are looking for , have a look
    These things are important for safety of both, the vehicles and the mechanics. . .
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    UTADS here are just parts openers and Fitters
    old mechanics used to repair old parts from the vehicle

    now a days its just GO to SHOBA/MITTOKHAN/SHERSHAH and buy the whole assembly and fit it its so stupid
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    Wink I just forgot it!

    This should be on the top of "Extinct Vehicles Pakistan" list

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    The most recent eXtinctioN

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    Unhappy And this. . .

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    It has a long story, I know why it become extinct. But if I share the story here, original thread ka MURDER ho jaye ga!!!

    In short, there were 6 buses in Rawalpindi from 2007 to 2009. CDGR and Green Eco (the company) experimented to ply the buses on several routes. first from Saddar to Pak Secretariat. Then Tarnol to Sawan camp, then Gordon College to Rawat and finally Rawat to Raja Bazar.

    No parts, buses khatam paisa hazam!!! You can see the buses parked and rusting to death somewhere in Jinnah Garden (or may be Bahria Town) I saw them in 2010. Don't know whether they are still there. . .
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    Default Near eXtiNcTioN!!!

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    The micro buses were first owned by families with original specs, later they TOYOTAFIED them with Toyota diesel engines and used by transporters for pick n drop of school kids.

    Since 2000s, the buses are becoming extinct . . .

    No parts and expensive diesel plus lot of maintenance cost so now they are using Toyota Town Ace and Lite Ace as replacement. These buses are serving best as home of shabby dogs and cats

    [I was watching Kashmir Banaspaty ad lol so I just remember them]
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    No1 is fan of VW bus? :/
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    youtube

    found this video of Pakistan Buses and Trucks Street Scene somewhere circa early 1980s?


    here's Indian archive which got some old leylands from end of 1970s from Delhi:
    INDIAN BUS ARCHIVE - YouTube
    secularism is the norm.

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    vespa and ford wagen is also almost gone from pakistan roads
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    KTC buses, old red body & cream roof, then blue one's.
    If better were within, better would come out.

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    Nice thread !
    I am looking forward to the day when we will put mehran in extinct category lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amirhasan View Post
    vespa and ford wagen is also almost gone from pakistan roads
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    Vespas are extinct one needs help in my home as well and i wish ford wagons get out from Peshwar these drivers just want to kill every one on road
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    Quote Originally Posted by auto_00 View Post
    Nice thread !
    I am looking forward to the day when we will put mehran in extinct category lol
    bhi aap kwee ghareeb ke sawari (cd70 aur mehran) kaa peechay para gia haan , i dont think it will happen in our life

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    There also used tobe These Green buses in Karachi which just disapeared.

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