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XLX 931149 viewsShadow’s, Kearsley Denning Elwood/PMCSA Apollo ex Ventura VC 0313, via Holiday Services Gold Coast 795 BET and then CFT Tours, Wyong TV 1598. Seen here in September 2007.
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XLX 931136 viewsShadow’s, Kearsley Denning Elwood/PMCSA Apollo ex Ventura VC 0313, via Holiday Services Gold Coast 795 BET and then CFT Tours, Wyong TV 1598. Seen here in September 2007.
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VFD 512 (sa)139 viewsSeen here in South Oakleigh Depot is an Ansair Gas MAN. The bus could only do 2 or 3 trips before it had to trundle off to get refilled at the local gas works.
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VC 0220145 views(220) a Leyland Tiger/PMCA 3 axle for Ventura Coaches.
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Unreg135 viewsVentura Bus Lines new Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 at Custom Coaches Adelaide plant June 2007.
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u/r525 viewsSita Bus Lines (234) Scania L113CRB/Volgren acquired from Ventra Bus Lines in accident damaged form and repaired, awaiting registration. Ex Ventura (333) 2598AO, ex (98), ex FRW098, ex FOM398.
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u/r512 viewsRear view of Sita Bus Lines (234) Scania L113CRB/Volgren acquired from Ventra Bus Lines in accident damaged form and repaired, awaiting registration. Ex Ventura (333) 2598AO, ex (98), ex FRW098, ex FOM398.

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u/r559 viewsVentura Bus Lines (994) Scania K280UB/Volgren "CR228L" at Volgren prior to delivery.
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u/r699 viewsVentura Bus Lines (1001) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren "CR228L" at Volgren prior to delivery. It did not keep that fleet number for long with it going to a new Scania. It is possibly one of 855, 856 or 857 in the Invicta fleet - these buses were delivered in June 2012.
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u/r606 viewsVentura Bus Lines (995) Scania K280UB/Volgren "CR228L" at Volgren prior to delivery.
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u/r598 viewsVentura Bus Lines (998) Scania K280UB/Volgren CR228 at the Bus Vic Expo at Mooney Valley.
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TV 621325 viewsDewhurst's Armidale Denning Denair ex Ventura VC 0215
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TC 689110 viewsHorizon West (9) Leyland Leopard/Freighter ex-TC689 Moore (C A & P S) (Mandurah); ex-TC689 Shoreline Coaches (Rockingham); ex-LLJ090 Ventura Bus Lines (South Oakleigh VIC) (90)
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RFS 377124 viewsVentura Bus Lines (103) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 which has become (1196) 2603AO, which was the 3rd. ethanol powered bus, delivered a year later than the 1st two & wears this special livery.
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PRL 58766 viewsInvicta Bis Service, Lilydale (84) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR224L seen at the Sydney Bus and Coach Show in 1999. It became (784) 3554AO with Ventura.
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PRL 58766 viewsInvicta Bis Service, Lilydale (84) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR224L seen on marching band shuttles Anzac Day 2001. It became (784) 3554AO with Ventura.
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PFW584422 viewsNational Bus Co (719) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom “550” wore this livery for Titans Basketball team when new, seen here at Doncaster Depot. Subsequently with Ventura it retained that fleet number but acquired rego1719AO and later was repainted into Smartbus livery.
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OQK 119147 viewsVentura Bus Lines (119) Scania L113CRL/Volgren CR221L. It was one of the first Euro 2's and wears this clean image livery. (This bus is referred to as Flipper by the drivers). In 2013 it become (1161) 2619AO.
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OQC868460 viewsNational Bus Co (701) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom “550” on football duties at VFL Park Waverley. Subsequently with Ventura it retained that fleet number but acquired rego1758AO and later was repainted into Smartbus livery.
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OOZ 316100 viewsVentura Bus Lines (144) Mercedes O405/PMC seen at Glen Waverley interchange on a 737 Monash University service in 1998. It was ex DKA113 Quince's Scenicruisers, Oakleigh, Victoria. Withdrawn 08/2012 after being reregd PHL143 and then (309) 2643AO.
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OJG 9871316 viewsNational Bus Co (Melbourne) sent a number of buses to Sydney - (503) OJG 987 is a 13.5m Mercedes-Benz O405 with Custom Coaches body. It is now (493) 1653AO with Ventura/National.
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OIQ 046112 viewsVentura Bus Lines, Oakleigh (46) Scania L113CRL/Volgren at the depot when very new in 1997.
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ODP 049113 viewsVentura Bus Lines, Oakleigh (49) Scania L113CRL/Volgren at Chadstone on a Box Hill 700 service in 1997.
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NSU 595120 viewsVentura Bus Lines (22) Scania L113/Volgren It was Ventura's 1st Low Floor & was one of four to wear this livery, these buses were in 2007 being painted into standard livery
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NHM 311111 viewsFrankston Passenger Service (11) Volvo B10B/Volgre which became (311) 2411AO with Grenda and then Ventura, at Frankston Station.
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MO 6344354 viewsPremier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (29) 2529 AO -/04; ex CMU 529; ex FRW 029 (B41D), seen in 2006. Transferred to Nowra by 1/13 & deregd, having been reregd 4777 MO by then.
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MO 0342150 viewsBrisbane Water Coaches, Gosford Leyland Tiger/PMC seen at Gosford interchange in 1986. To Peninsula Bus Lines, Umina, then Mount Dandenong Passenger Service, Croydon (54) NXX 607, then Ventura Bus Lines Pty Ltd, South Oakleigh, VIC (6) 2679 AO, then Northland Coach & Travel, Grafton MO 5732 – sold 9/14.
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m/o 9281576 viewsVeolia Transport (411) Volvo B12BLE/Bustech VST photoshopped into Ventura livery
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m/o 9248259 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/PMC ex Ventura Melbourne (61) FRW 061 ex CAY 561. It was reregd m/o 350 before going to Connex as (19). From there it became AC77EF with Gallacher, Brownsville, then AC77EF Yallah Roadhouse then AC77EF Ambush Adventure Tours.
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m/o 9207 then m/o 020.550 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines, Leyland Leopard, PMCSA ex Ventura Buslines (50) FRW 050. It became (?) 120 EJZ at Logan Coaches Qld.
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m/o 9207719 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/PMCSA ex Ventura Buslines(50) FRW 050 ex BDU 650. It was reregd m/o 020 and later became (?) 120-EJZ at Logan Coaches. It is seen besides the new m/o 018 Hino/CC.
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m/o 8934698 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Ansair 3/76 B38D ex Ventura (98) IKP 898 which after a short time became m/o 541. It became a mobile home.
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m/o 8715863 viewsMosman Coaches Leyland Leopard PSU3E/2R/PMCSA at Allambie Heights. It was ex Connex (35) m/o 922; ex Crossley, Revesby; ex m/o 9200; ex Ventura, Melbourne (100) FRW100; ex BFI 100. Sold non-psv to Austral.
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m/o 8715338 viewsMosman Coaches Leyland Leopard PSU3E/2R/PMCSA ex Connex (35) m/o 922 - withdrawn 11/02; ex Crossley, Revesby; ex m/o 9200; ex Ventura, Melbourne (100) FRW100; ex BFI 100. Sold non-psv to Austral.
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m/o 8555 567 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard ,Smithfield ex m/o 3420 ex Ventura Buslines (82) rebody ex Hammersley Iron.
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m/o 8432226 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Smithfield ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (89) IVI 089, in AOA. It retained that rego with Westway where it was being used for parts at the depot by 12/01.
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m/o 8234239 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Ansair ex Ventura Bus Lines (41) IKK 041. It went to Westway where it was broken up for parts 8/00 - body shell sold to Simsmetal.
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m/o 8211346 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Mercedes Benz O305/PMC ex (42) FRW 042, EVA 042, ex PTC (1867), Sydney, NSW, still in Ventura livery. It was transferred to Logan Coaches Qld as (51) 005 FXZ, then the same with Cavbus before being withdrawn.
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m/o 818695 viewsWestway Bus and Coach Westway Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard / PMCSA ex Crossley (still in Crossley blue livery) ex Ventura (70) FRW 070; ex AKT 070, on an Auburn service in 1998. Now resides with the Parkers after further service with Metropolitan Bus & Coach and Casula Bus & Coach.
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m/o 78811138 viewsFrom Crossley Bus Lines is this Mercedes O305/PMC, ex (63) FRW063, EWW063 Ventura Buslines, Oakleigh Vic.-ex STA Mark I 1796. It became Connex (145) and was withdrawn April 2004. Sold to the Parker family in 2006. Seen operating a rail bus service - obviously Fleet age wasn't a problem when Crossley's put this bus on Rail Replacement back in 2000.
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m/o 7805 494 viewsRevesby Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard PSU3C/Ansair, ex Ventura Melbourne (97) IKP897. Withdrawn/sold by Crossley prior to takeover by Connex.
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m/o 707256 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Smithfield ex Revesby ex m/o 8702 ex Ventura Melbourne (48) AXH648, 1973 Chassis ex Hammersley Iron WA 5-1. Sold as a caravan possibly some 12 months before Connex take over.
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m/o 7019296 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Domino ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (85) IYI 085. Saw subsequent service with Westway from where it was sold for non-PSV at Naree Warren, VIC 6/01; later noted derelict in Tasmania reg EP 7258.
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m/o 6436148 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R/Custom Coaches ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (9) BRP 309; Rebody of a 1965 chassis ex Ribble Motors, UK CCK622C, at Tempe Station c 1994. It went to Westway Bus & Coach service then sold to Holiday Bus (Pritchard Management Pty Ltd), Dee Why as m/o 6436 20/1/04, then for a motorhome at Werribee, VIC 11/04.
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m/o 6419249 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Smithfield "Euro" ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (13) AWM 013; Rebody chassis ex Hammersley Iron, WA. In AOA livery. It saw further service with Westway from where it was sold to LBJ Tours, Wollongong for parts 12/01.
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m/o 6417252 viewsCrossley Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R/ Custom Coaches ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (6) BRP 306; Rebody of 1968 chassis ex Potteries Motor Traction Stoke-on-Trent UK SN1120 TVT120G. It went to Westway 29/1/97 from where it was sold to private buyer, Richmond NSW 31/5/2006 and listed for sale on Ebay 4/08.
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m/o 641776 viewsWestway Bus & Coach Service Leopard PSU4A/4R/ Custom Coaches ex Crossleys Bus Lines, ex Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne, VIC (6) BRP 306; Rebody of 1968 chassis ex Potteries Motor Traction Stoke-on-Trent UK SN1120 TVT120G, at the depot in 1988. It was sold to private buyer, Richmond NSW 31/5/2006 and listed for sale on Ebay 4/08.
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m/o 6397371 viewsPremier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (72) 2572 AO -/04; ex COV 572; ex FRW 072 (B41D), seen in 2006. Transferred to Nowra Coaches for scrapping by 3/11.
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m/o 5416 510 viewsRear view of Interline Bus Services Scania L113CRB/Volgren ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (316) 2543 AO by 3/12; ex (43); ex FRW 743; ex FFM 743, in TNSW livery at the depot. Photo from Leopard_071
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m/o 5416613 viewsInterline Bus Services Scania L113CRB/Volgren ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (316) 2543 AO by 3/12; ex (43); ex FRW 743; ex FFM 743, in TNSW livery at the depot 25/5/2012 together with a so far unregd Volvo also acquired from Ventura. Photo from Leopard_071.
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m/o 5416568 viewsInterline Bus Services Scania L113CRB/Volgren ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (316) 2543 AO by 3/12; ex (43); ex FRW 743; ex FFM 743, in TNSW livery on a school run 25/5/2012. Photo from Leopard_071.
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m/o 5416510 viewsInterline Bus Services Scania L113CRB/Volgren ex Ventura Bus Lines, South Oakleigh, VIC (316) 2543 AO by 3/12; ex (43); ex FRW 743; ex FFM 743, in TNSW livery at the depot. Photo from Leopard_071
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m/o 5140 726 viewsBusways (1048) Bustech CDI photoshopped into Ventura livery.
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m/o 3401634 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Worldmaster/Newnham ex Ventura Buslines(151) BBY 123, ex Hawthorn B.S, ex Rennie's B.S., rebody ex MTT. It later became (13) 190 EMC at Glasshouse Country Coaches Qld.
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m/o 3401570 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Worldmaster, Newnham ex Ventura Buslines (151), ex Hawthorn Bus service, ex Rennie's Bus lines rebody of Adelaide Worldmaster. It later became (13) 190 EMC at Glasshouse Country Coaches Qld.
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m/o 333594 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard, PMCSA, ex m/o 9209 ex Ventura Buslines (51) FRW 051. It went to Crossley Queensland.
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m/o 287483 viewsRevesby Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard/PMCSA ex Ventura Melbourne (102) FRW102 in 1996.
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m/o 248637 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard, PMCSA, ex m/o 7118 ex Ventura Buslines (19) FRW 019 - seen here before its initial registration. It became (?) 053 EJZ at Logan Coaches Qld.
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m/o 150451 viewsRevesby Bus & Coach Service Leyland Leopard/CC ex Ventura (8) BSC 308, rebody ex UK in 1992. It was deregd 11/02.
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m/o 005217 viewsCrossley Bus Lines/Leisure Coaches Leyland Royal Tiger Cub GM ex m/o 7137 Southtrans rebodied by Menai Bus Service chassis ex Ventura ex Canberra. It operated out of both Helensburgh and Auburn at various times.
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