Here are some pictures of ex. Busways 170, which is now owned by the Wicklow Hotel in Armidale to transport drunk customers home. Its registration is BP 06 DR. When not in use, it is parked in the Kelly's Transport Truck Yard, located on the Bundarra Road.http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5284http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5283
Sorry for the slightly grainy quality.
This vehicle is part of a batch of 25 which are being withdrawn at the moment; When I last checked the fleet lists only 16 are left in service with Busways. It has a Custom Coaches body of 1989.
I would have to say that the door layout is rather interesting and unique for a bus that age.
It was at Port Macquarie at withdrawal, with the images suggesting that it was a school bus in its last years... Would it have been anywhere other than Port Macquarie in its life?
Does anyone know about what capacity the engine is and whether its turbocharged or not? From the name of the chassis, it has 240 HP and I assume by that stage of power it would be turbocharged. For a high-floor bodied bus without A/C, it must go like an angry cat with rockets attached to it. I was told that these units have very nice ZF noises.
The Man of Randomness
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