[NSW] Once upon a time ..... The Bosnjak group Part 5

This section contains posts made before the split into state-based forums for photos etc. New posts should be made to the appropriate state forum or the "General/Miscellaneous/Various" forum.
Forum rules
  • A topic icon must be used with the thread title of all threads.
  • No more than 10 photos per post with a maximum of 50 in any one page in a thread.
  • Maximum photo width 1000 pixels.
  • For full photo rules and how to attach photos see viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28459
  • Thank you :)
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:03 pm

[NSW] Once upon a time ..... The Bosnjak group Part 5

Post by Centralian »

Some coaches:

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-16534
TV630 was this fully imported Volvo B58 with Duple coach body of 1974 build. Seen here at the '74 or '75 bus show.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-16535
TV503 was this Denning Mono GM6V71 of 1972 build.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-16556
Based at Penrith for most of its time with Bosnjak was JAU 597 this fully imported Bedford YMT3 with Duple coach body of 1978.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-16557
TV630 with Smithfield coach body I believe may have been a rebodied Volvo chassis. Anybody with info ?

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-16565
Another Volvo coach with Smithfield body on display at the bus show. Any identification for this one from anyone ?

More still to come.

User avatar
system improver
Posts: 2874
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Favourite Vehicle: 1949 MBA Seddon
Location: Melbourne

Post by system improver »

Thanks Centralian for the pics. Were all Duple buses imported or were some assembled here?

User avatar
Dave Wilson
Posts: 4260
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:30 am

Post by Dave Wilson »

It's amazing how these Bosnjak Worldmasters seemed to have vanished apart from one or two wrecks around the place....
Last edited by Dave Wilson on Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:42 pm

Post by sydguy28 »

That Tv630 looks very familar. Horrells in Wollongong ran a similar (or is it the same) unit which I found in a post by White Super Power as MO6223

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-4302

I remember going on a few excursions on this bus (from Edmund Rice College in Wollongong) including one down to the snow. She was from memory a great looking and riding bus.

User avatar
Posts: 1934
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:31 am
Favourite Vehicle: AEC Reliance
Location: Perth WA

Post by mrobsessed »

The Horrell's one came from somewhere out Dubbo way.

User avatar
Ben O
Posts: 2516
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:30 am
Location: Sydney

Post by Ben O »

mrobsessed wrote:The Horrell's one came from somewhere out Dubbo way.
It came from Jones, Condobolin and after Horrell's sale to John J. Hill, ended up with Shire Coaches.

User avatar
White Super Power
Posts: 413
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:21 am
Location: Brisbane

Post by White Super Power »

IIRC TV 630 was originally was an imported Duple Bodied Volvo that was involved in an accident on the Gold Coast and rebodied

Posts: 328
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:34 am
Location: Sydney

Post by VIKing »

TV630 was one of the first arrivals of Duple Dominant bodies - they were imported already assembled. It was chassis number 5222, regaitered new as TV630 on 26/08/74. The photograph would be from the 1974 Bus and Coach Show at Fairfield Showground. On 26/03/75 at 8.50 pm it was involved in an accident on Gavan Way at Nerang. It was subsequently rebodied by Smithfield as RC45F, being registered 23/12/75 as TV630. It was sold with the Bosnjaks Coach Tours operation and TV plates to Canberra Cruises and Tours 0n 01/07/80.
A second one of these imported Volvo / Duples was rebodied - TV503. It was hit by a sand / gravel truck from behind in western Sydney and was rebodied with a Smithfield SB708 9/79 RC45F body

User avatar
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:03 pm

Post by Centralian »

Thanks for that info VIKing. I suspect therefore that either the last photo above is of the rebodied TV503 Volvo/Duple, or this poor shot I took at Penrith is.



I actually suspect that these two shots may be of one and the same vehicle that's had the beige replaced with white, or vice versa. I don't recall Bosnjak's having 2 identical Volvo Euro coaches. In the first photo above of the Duple at the '74 bus show, the grey Duple just seen next to it was the second unit for Bosnjak's which became TV503.

Posts: 328
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:34 am
Location: Sydney

Post by VIKing »

You are indeed corect, the Volvo in the 2 photos is the same vehicle (Smithfield SB708) - the second rebody. It was regiatered KUW831 and was retained as a charter vehicle by the Bosnjak family when the 6 TV plates and coaches (4 Duples, TV630 the first rebodied Volvo B58 and TV 468 the "Smithfield Monocoach" ) were sold. It was repainted into the white / marron livery around this time. Later reregistered TV753, it was sold to McKay of Gladstone (near Kempsey) as MO 7209. It was converted to a bus (RB53F) and passed with McKays service to Cavanaghs in 12/89.

Posts: 695
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:06 pm
Location: Claremont Meadows

Post by Geoff »

The plate TV 753 then went onto the third of the Volgren B10M twin decks. The first two were TV 827 and 828. All were later re-registered TV 403, 404 and 402. TV 753 was slightly different in that it came with a bunk and different coloured interior.


User avatar
Fleet Lists
Posts: 21469
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:49 am
Location: The Shire

Re: [NSW] Once upon a time ..... The Bosnjak group Part 5

Post by Fleet Lists »

Going back in history.
I came across this thread earlier today - it had the old format photo links which I have now corrected - It is worth reactivating the thread to look at these photos from nearly 10 years.

There are quote a few of these old threads with dead links and as time permits I will reactivate a few more of them.
Living in the Shire.

Post Reply

Return to “Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE”