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m/o 17092401 viewsSydney Buses 1709 Volvo B12BLEA/CC CB60 seen at night time at Chatswood Station, about to operate a route 545.
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m/o 19162786 viewsHillsbus Ex-STA 2137 Mercedes Benz O305/PMC MkII arriving at Parramatta Station on route 625. Withdrawn for parts by 1/09.
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m/o 51582334 viewsWestbus ex-Baxters Irisbus Agoraline/CC "CB60" arriving at Parramatta still in Baxters livery. It was ex AP & JP King, King Bros Bus Service Pty Ltd undelivered (Reg 4/04).
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m/o 86252711 viewsA surprise withdrawal from the STA Ryde depot fleet has been (3529) m/o 8625, a 1984 Mercedes O305/Ansair originally new to Action 649, coming to STA via North & Western Bus Lines, Gladesville.
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m/o 54191519 viewsSt Ives Bus Service operated an immaculate fleet of Leylands and Hinos up until 1998 when services were sold to Forest Coach Lines. (9) m/o 5419 Leyland Leopard/PMC is seen at Pymble Station, about to commence a 584 service to St Ives Chase. It became a part of Forest's fleet before being sold to Grennan, Qld as 742 EVE. It was for sale on EBay 1/2012.
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FUN 6801830 viewsTezza Party Bus FUN 680 was a common sight on the harbour bridge, operating its daily school run from Maroubra to Gleneaon School at Castle Cove. This bus is the last ex UTA Leopard with original bodywork running in service in Sydney. It is Leyland Leopard PSU3A/2R/PMC ex West Bankstown Bus Service m/o 7227; ex UTA 3885. Transferred to Oberon for storage 26/7/11; Advertised for sale on Gumtree 6/13.
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KP 19461056 viewsPurtill's KP 1946, a Mercedes O500RF with NCBC "Protege" bodywork, is seen on a damp day in the Riverina operating a Countrylink service to Echuca. Later regd 2750 MO.
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0655AC1376 viewsMt Hotham use several ex STA Mercedes O305/PMCs on shuttles around the ski resort. Fleet number 5, 0655AC ex STA 2103, is seen at the resort in the height of the snow season 2005.
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MO 58791187 viewsA Mercedes Benz OH1622 with a 1987 PMC body, prepares for afternoon school duties in Brilliant St Bathurst in Nov 2005. Jones Bros acquired it with the business of Bathurst Coaches. It previously operated for Shorelink & Deanes Coaches
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MO 27711098 viewsPort Stephens Coaches MO 2771 is one of many different Volvos which have operated the Ski Rider Motel to Perisher shuttle service. This Volvo B10M with Ansair bodywork has been transferred from Port Stephens to the snow to operate this service during the snow season. Since reregd 3121 MO.
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m/o 40091676 viewsBaxters Bus Lines is the latest operator to pull out of route service due to the NSW bus reforms. This lineup shows the wide variety of vehicles which were operated by the company right up until their sale to the Cabcharge / Comfort Delegro group. However, Baxter's have continued on as a charter only operator with most of the buses pictured. At front is m/o 4009 Asia Sprinter 16.210/CC ex MO 2095; ex Joyce's Valley Link, Urunga (6) MO 2095 3/02. Since reregd TV 5099.
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m/o 83321438 viewstransit First Mercedes-Benz O405NH/Bustech m/o 8332 and m/o 8333 have been signwritten for the new cross regional route 900 service which commenced 18/09/06 as a part of the new, revised transit First route network.
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TV 30502242 viewsBusways (493) TV 3050 Mercedes-Benz O404-3/Coach Design is seen at Central Station several minutes before departing on the 1pm service to Forster. This coach is one of many vehicles taken over from the King Brothers bus group, North Coast. A sight no longer seen since about the 22nd October 2011.
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MO 25351217 viewsKirklands of Lismore have operated Lismore route and school services for many years. Whilst now they operate a generally standardised fleet of Mercedes, Nissan and MAN vehicles, they once had a great variety of vehicles acquired with the businesses of many local operators. Mercedes O305/PMC MO 2535 came into the fleet when Kirklands took over the Lismore town services of Simes Brothers, ex Smekel's, Gold Coast, QLD 864 PNS. Since transferred to Shorelink where it became (46) m/o 8509. Then sold 3/11 to Beachwheels Coaches Pty Ltd, Beacon Hill still as m/o 8509.
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MO 95092224 viewsMO 9509 is one of many unique bendys which Nowra Coaches has operated over the years. New in September 1982, this bus was delivered to MAN Australia as a demonstrator with an imported kit body assembled by Custom Coaches. It demonstrated for several operators and was leased to the BCC (fleet no 999) until 1986. It then joined the pre-existing fleet of Action, Canberra MAN SG192s as BUS 672. 672 was withdrawn along with the other artics, and ended up at Nowra Coaches on town school runs. By 6/04 it was sold to International Stagelines, Burswood, WA as TC 4214, then to National Bus Lines, Burswood as TC 4749.
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MO 77701977 viewsAn eye catching bus in the Harrison's fleet was MO 7770, a 1978 Domino DC113 which was acquired from Pioneer Motor Service, Nowra MO 7770; ex Sonter, Laurieton MO 7770. This bus remained in service after the takeover by Shoal Bus but was sold by 8/07.
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MO 9078991 viewsHarrison's Motor Service of Bomaderry has recently sold their runs and buses to Shoal Bus. Harrison's oldest bus, MO 9078, a MAN SG192 with fully imported Goppel bodywork is seen at the depot in October 2004. It did not take Shoal Bus long to withdraw this vehicle after the takeover in early 2006.
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MO 90832156 viewsIt was not long ago that Nowra Coaches were operating 5 ex Action, Canberra MAN SG192 articulated vehicles. MO 9083 has a fully imported Goppel body and was one of the first few articulated buses into Australia. It now operates in Western Australia.
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MO 26521154 viewsA recent addition to the ever changing Port Stephens Coaches fleet was MO 2652, a brand new Volvo B7R with Custom Coaches 'SB40' bodywork. Its pictured in York Street, Wynyard during North Shore line railway replacement. Since reregd 3129 MO.
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MO 93752201 viewsKiama Coachlines followed the trend of South Coast operators and once operated a fleet of three ex Action, Canberra MAN SG192 articulated vehicles. MO 9375 was one of two buses which came to Kiama via Surfside Bus Lines, and has recently been used for parts. Ex Surfside Buslines, Tweed Heads (631) 631 BBC; ex Action, Canberra (535) BUS 535; ex ZIB 535.
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MO 21461728 viewsKiama Coachlines uses former STA 2563 Mercedes O305G/PMC on shift number 14, an am/pm school run from Kiama Downs into Kiama schools. It replaced former MO 2146, a MAN SG192 with Goppel bodywork.
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MO 9702265 viewsNowra Coaches MO 970 Volvo B58 with imported Hess bodywork is seen negotiating a roundabout in the pouring rain during a recent organised tour to Nowra. It was ex Holroyd Bus Lines u/r; ex South Western, Jannali m/o 625; ex m/o 5852; ex Campbelltown Bus Service (Rowes) m/o 5852; ex Rowes, Plumpton m/o 5852; ex SHW 542 (carried SA rego SHW 542 when new to Rowes); ex Volvo demonstrator - Registered as m/o 4255 whilst in use for PTC and also known to operate for Briscoe, Adelaide, SA as SHW 542. Withdrawn 3/3/07
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MO 64631634 viewsA recent addition to Nowra Coaches was this MAN 18.280 with Custom Coaches SB40 bodywork. It is seen at Stewart Place bus terminal in Nowra operating the Sunday service to Huskisson, Vincentia, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point. This service has had many different vehicle allocations over the years including ex Busways Scania K93s, the ex STA Scania 14.5m demo and a Nissan UD RB30. It was initially regd AH13HF and has since been transferred to Premier Illawarra where it has become 4778 MO.
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MO 55641282 viewsFleet number 1 at Wiseleys Wingham is this immaculate Bedford VAM70/CC dating from 1970.
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u/r155 viewsScania left hand drive artic in Adelaide in September 2006.
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WJM719172 viewsTorrens Transit (592) Mercedes-Benz O305G/PMCSA ex Serco, ex (1592) TA 1592 TransAdelaide, Adelaide, S.A.-ex (1592) STA 592 State Transport Authority, Adelaide, S.A. O-Bahn equipped., came to grief at the entrance to the city bound track at Paradise Interchange September 2006. It was withdrawn 6/12/2010.
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WJM719234 viewsTorrens Transit (592) Mercedes-Benz O305G/PMCSA ex Serco, ex (1592) TA 1592 TransAdelaide, Adelaide, S.A.-ex (1592) STA 592 State Transport Authority, Adelaide, S.A. O-Bahn equipped., came to grief at the entrance to the city bound track at Paradise Interchange September 2006. It was withdrawn 6/12/2010.
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WJM719167 viewsTorrens Transit (592) Mercedes-Benz O305G/PMCSA ex Serco, ex (1592) TA 1592 TransAdelaide, Adelaide, S.A.-ex (1592) STA 592 State Transport Authority, Adelaide, S.A. O-Bahn equipped., came to grief at the entrance to the city bound track at Paradise Interchange September 2006. It was withdrawn 6/12/2010.
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