Dave Wilson wrote:This lovely old Leyland Tiger Cub M/O 4873 Comeng was still running in the late 80s.M/0 7433 was another.
preco wrote:Sorry for digging up an old post, but I am continually amazed at what you can find on the internet.
What fantastic memories, particularly the Metro Star & with the old 181, Parramatta to Beecroft, route number.
I use to live in Murray Farm Rd Beecroft, & I caught the 181 everyday to school & back from 1970 to 1976. I still remember, like it was yesterday, the first day the Metro Star picked us up. We had been used to the older Bedfords in the old Harris Park colour scheme which was blue with red stripes. Then one morning we saw this gleaming brand new yellow coach approaching, & I remember saying to the other kids, "I wish that was our school bus." Then, low & behold it pulls up & the door opens, & behind the wheel was our favourite driver, Gary Tucknott. Gary was such a cool guy, he always let us operate the doors & indicators, buy us lollies & drinks & take us on little excursions (ie different routes) on the way to school. I remember he also had an equally cool younger brother, Steve, that started driving for Harris Park, later on.
Anyhow, here was our favourite bus driver with a brand new, & to us, luxury coach with the ultimate in fun accessories. A microphone! What fun we had with that microphone. Probably drove Gary around the bend, but I'm pretty sure he used have fun too.
Thank you Dave for posting these amazing photos.
Does anyone have pictures of the original Harris Park Livery ie royal blue with red (& white?) stripes?
I would love to see them.
Dave Wilson wrote:
At left is former M/0 4382 Bedford SB3 with Allison auto/Coachmaster C 1960 and Bedford SB M/0 5354 CC C 1966 ( still in service) . It was hard to tell at times whether a particular bus was still in service. 4382 with its bizarre AEC wings is happily preserved.
This lovely old Leyland Tiger Cub M/O 4873 Comeng was still running in the late 80s.M/0 7433 was another.
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