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Calabro Bros Bonnyrigg NSW MO-655 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 655656 viewsCalabro, Bonnyrigg AEC Reliance/PMC (badged Leyland) ex South Western Coach Lines m/o 535, Ex McVicars, Lidcombe m/o 535.
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McVicar’s268 viewsAn early lineup of the McVicar’s Fleet. “Fleet of Modern Buses Owned and Controlled by A.R. McVicar.”
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McVicar’s253 viewsLater photo of the depot on the corner of James & Joseph Sts, Lidcombe. Centralian photo.
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m/o 066323 viewsMcVicar’s Gilford 32 Seats - Bankstown 18.01.1949.
Mc Vicar A R - mo 156 International.JPG
m/o 156256 viewsMcVicar’s International from the very early days.
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m/o 978238 viewsMcVicar’s Mack in James St, Lidcome. GM photo.
McVicar Lidcombe NSW MO-304 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 304520 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 505/PMC (badged as Leyland) which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. It was reregd m/o 4338 shortly before being sold to Calabro as m/o 5136. It subsequently also saw service with Challenge Travel as m/o 1234, Revesby Bus & Coach as m/o 1234 and Premier Coaches (Ellis) as m/o 8135.
McVicar Lidcombe NSW MO-535 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 535504 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 505/PMC (badged as Leyland) which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. It was sold to Calabro as m/o 655.
McVicar MO-278 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 278502 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance/CVI ex Hunt, Sawtell MO 3702, which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes.
McVicar MO-312 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 312 497 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC/Reliance 470/Coachmaster which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. Plates went to an Alnor rebody of an ex Adelaide Leyland Worldmaster ex m/o 7378.
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m/o 732678 viewsMcVicars Bus Service Leyland Leopard/PMC Progress - believed the only coach operated by McVicar. After the southern routes were taken over by Bankstown Bus Lines (South Western) it finished up with Ogdens, Wellington with bus seating and the plates went to the Volvo artic which later was TV 5052 with Cumberland Coachlines.
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m/o 978297 viewsMcVicar’s - a 32 seater Mack photographed at the depot. Centralian photo.
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m/o 516316 viewsMcVicar’s - Derelict at the Joseph Street depot is a Gilford (left) and m/o 516 an Albion. GM photo
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m/o 077315 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 773 by 1983.
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m/o 142305 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HUMU2RA/Coachmaster – one of the first two new Coachmasters acquired by McVicars. Re-fronted with later style Coachmaster fibreglass panels after a collision – when new looked like m/o 4306. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to a new 1978 CCMC Bedford SB5, later transferred to Sutherland operation (Hurstville Bus Lines).
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m/o 142289 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HUMU2RA/Coachmaster – one of the first two new Coachmasters acquired by McVicars. Re-fronted with later style Coachmaster fibreglass panels after a collision – when new looked like m/o 4306. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to a new 1978 CCMC Bedford SB5, later transferred to Sutherland operation (Hurstville Bus Lines).
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m/o 155284 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Albion Valkyrie 6LW/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates but plates to a Bedford SB5/CCMC ex BLA Orange before the rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 729 by 1983.
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m/o 155266 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Albion Valkyrie 6LW/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates but plates to a Bedford SB5/CCMC ex BLA Orange before the rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 729 by 1983.
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m/o 155299 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Albion Valkyrie 6LW/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates but plates to a Bedford SB5/CCMC ex BLA Orange before the rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 729 by 1983.
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m/o 155301 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Albion Valkyrie 6LW/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates but plates to a Bedford SB5/CCMC ex BLA Orange before the rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 729 by 1983.
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m/o 234427 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance 470/Comeng ex DOI ZIB 022. It was transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates which were transferred to a new 1978 CCMC Bedford SB5,
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m/o 285185 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RAE/Comeng ex Hunt, Sawtell MO 3829 shown in front of the depot. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service in 1983.
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m/o 285320 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RAE/Comeng ex Hunt, Sawtell MO 3829. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service in 1983.
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m/o 287363 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC/Reliance 470/Coachmaster which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes.
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m/o 301326 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC/Reliance 470/Coachmaster which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. Plates transferred to ex Punchbowl AEC Reliance m/o 007 by 1983.
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m/o 304282 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 505/PMC (badged as Leyland) which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. It was reregd m/o 4338 shortly before being sold to Calabro as m/o 5136. It subsequently also saw service with Challenge Travel as m/o 1234, Revesby Bus & Coach as m/o 1234 and Premier Coaches (Ellis) as m/o 8135.
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m/o 304274 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 505/PMC (badged as Leyland) which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. It was reregd m/o 4338 shortly before being sold to Calabro as m/o 5136. It subsequently also saw service with Challenge Travel as m/o 1234, Revesby Bus & Coach as m/o 1234 and Premier Coaches (Ellis) as m/o 8135.
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m/o 312261 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC/Reliance 470/Coachmaster which saw subsequent service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines after they took over most of the McVicar’s routes. This photo would have been taken in the South Western days with a bus in their livery in the background. Plates went to an Alnor rebody of an ex Adelaide Leyland Worldmaster ex m/o 7378.
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m/o 350277 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines. Plates on ex Punchbowl AEC Reliance/CVI m/o 014 by 1983.
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m/o 365254 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines. Still in service by 1983.
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m/o 365253 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines. Still in service by 1983.
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m/o 4029262 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines. Still in service by 1983.
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m/o 4305283 viewsMcVicars Bus Servce AEC Regal III/Comeng. Plates went to new Leyland Leopard/PMC which went to Bankstown Srathfield Bus Service.
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m/o 4305165 viewsMcVicars AEC Regal III/Comeng. Plates to a new Leyland Leopard/PMC which went to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service and then reregd m/o 943.
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m/o 4305304 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R/PMC. Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates (and livery), renumbered m/o 943 by 1983, withdrawn by early-1993.
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m/o 4306255 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HUMU2RA/Coachmaster – one of the first two new Coachmasters acquired by McVicars. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – subsequent disposal not known.
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m/o 4306270 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HUMU2RA/Coachmaster – one of the first two new Coachmasters acquired by McVicars. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – subsequent disposal not known.
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m/o 4310293 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R/PMC. Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates (and livery), renumbered m/o 594 by 1983. Sold to A Haviland for preservation, then to Scott Wilson, Warriewood - Put into service for Mosman Coaches (RL Kirkwood), Allambie Heights as m/o 8710 around 6/04, then withdrawn 4/06 & sold for a motorhome.
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m/o 4310269 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R/PMC. Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates (and livery), renumbered m/o 594 by 1983. Sold to A Haviland for preservation, then to Scott Wilson, Warriewood - Put into service for Mosman Coaches (RL Kirkwood), Allambie Heights as m/o 8710 around 6/04, then withdrawn 4/06 & sold for a motorhome.
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m/o 452254 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service. Plate transferred to an ex UTA Leopard after 1983. One of the few McVicars plates still in use with Transdev in 2014.
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m/o 452263 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service. Plate transferred to an ex UTA Leopard after 1983. One of the few McVicars plates still in use with Transdev in 2014.
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m/o 4534402 viewsMcVicars Bus Service AEC Reliance 470 2MU2RA/Freighter Lawton, ex Sinclair, Dundas. May also have operated with Cumberland Coaches after Sinclair but this is not confirmed. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates going to an ex Perth Worldmaster 494 by 1983.
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m/o 4534441 viewsMcVicars Bus Service AEC Reliance 470 2MU2RA/Freighter Lawton, ex Sinclair, Dundas. May also have operated with Cumberland Coaches after Sinclair but this is not confirmed. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates going to an ex Perth Worldmaster 494 by 1983.
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m/o 4573249 viewsMcVicar's Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – reregd m/o 039 by 1983
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m/o 4695262 viewsMcVicar's Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RAE/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – plates on m/o 689 AEC/Coachmaster by 1983 -also seen on a Bedford in the mean time.
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m/o 4995248 viewsMcVicar's Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Regal III 9621E/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines. No longer listed in 1983.
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m/o 4995259 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Regal III 9621E/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines. No longer listed in 1983.f
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m/o 516296 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe Albion Valiant CX39LW/Comeng - Sold to EJ McKay, Gladstone as MO 355 4/76 & dereg by 12/89.
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m/o 577288 viewsMcVicar's Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RAE/PMC ex DCT, Canberra ZIB 104 after 1973. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates.  Plates transferred to ex Perth MTT Leyland Worldmaster 492 ex m/o 5782 by 1983.
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m/o 5782298 viewsMcVicar's Bus Service, Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RAE/PMC ex DCT, Canberra ZIB 108 after ex ZIB 034 destroyed by fire. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – plates to ex Perth Worldmaster 492 which was subsequently reregd m/o 577
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m/o 5784272 viewsMcVicar's Bus Service, Lidcombe Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R/PMC seen here in The Mall, Bankstown. Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates, renumbered m/o 552 in 1982. Withdrawn for parts in 1988 & plates transferred to an ex UTA Leopard.
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m/o 607299 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe Albion SPPW141/Coachmaster which was included in the takeover by Bankstown Bus Lines but was scrapped before they moved from Moxom Rd to Daisey St, Revesby to become South Western Coach Lines.
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m/o 607250 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe Albion SPPW141/Coachmaster which was included in the takeover by Bankstown Bus Lines but was scrapped before they moved from Moxom Rd to Daisey St, Revesby to become South Western Coach Lines.
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m/o 607240 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe Albion SPPW141/Coachmaster which was included in the takeover by Bankstown Bus Lines but was scrapped before they moved from Moxom Rd to Daisey St, Revesby to become South Western Coach Lines.
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m/o 607265 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe Albion SPPW141/Coachmaster which was included in the takeover by Bankstown Bus Lines but was scrapped before they moved from Moxom Rd to Daisey St, Revesby to become South Western Coach Lines.
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m/o 607250 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service, Lidcombe Albion SPPW141/Coachmaster which was included in the takeover by Bankstown Bus Lines but was scrapped before they moved from Moxom Rd to Daisey St, Revesby to become South Western Coach Lines.
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m/o 619414 viewsMcVicar’s Bus Service AEC Reliance/Coachmaster which subsequently operated with Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service. This bus was to have taken the m/o 618 plates from an Albion/Syd Wood but they came back after being remade as m/o 619. The m/o 618 plates subsequently went to Bosnjaks.
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m/o 707286 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe Albion Victor FT39AL/Coachmaster. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates; Sold to a preschool at Mount Druitt for further use, before rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates to an acquired Bedford and then to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 705 by 1983.
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m/o 733309 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA/Comeng ex m/o 5781 -/76; ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 026. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 700 by 1983.
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m/o 733313 viewsMcVicar's Bus Services – Lidcombe AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA/Comeng ex m/o 5781 -/76; ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 026. Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 700 by 1983.
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