Bus Australia Photo Gallery


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BHBSmo5949BedVAL70CCMC.jpg
m/o 59491648 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford VAL70 (UF)/CC. Rebody chassis thought to be ex Timpson, London, UK SJJ789F where original Plaxton coachwork was destroyed by fire. Engine relocated to mid-mount, underfloor position before rebodying. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Sold for a race car transporter . Leon Batman photo
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m/o 55241536 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Albion Viking VK57/PMC, ex RM Campbell's demo. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover. Leon Batman photo.
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m/o 1321513 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford SB5/CCMC. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover. Leon Batman photo
Alstonville MO-3966 Leyland Royal Tiger.jpg
MO 39661444 viewsLeyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster/Hedges sighted at Alstonville. Ex Brisbane City Council where they were fleet numbers 241-262. There is a photo of 248 in its original form in the October 2004 album.

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m/o 2881433 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford VAM3 - Perkins /CC. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Sold for a motorhome. Leon Batman photo.
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m/o 4681413 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford VAM70/CC. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Sold to Transfield. Leon Batman photo.
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m/o 45001411 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford YLQ2/CC. Sold by Baxters for a motorhome in Newcastle as XCQ 655. Leon Batman photo.
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m/o 55121410 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford VAM70/CC ex AE Wood with route 20. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover . Leon Batman photo. m/o 5541 was a similar bus. Shown in what became the Bankstown Interchange layover area and through which buses now travel in the opposite direction.
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m/o 7231375 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford SB5 (QFC)/CC. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Last seen at Wallerawang. Leon Batman photo.
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m/o 41841360 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Ford R226/BBL/BH. Acquired from Brighton Bus Lines in a partially built condition and was then completed by Bass Hill Bus Service. Unregistered before takeover and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Sold to Linden, NSW area for a motorhome. Leon Batman photo.
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OAB 0861346 viewsGreyhound Toowoomba Qld Hino RC320/Denning

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m/o 8161344 viewsBass Hill Bus Service. Bedford SB5/CC. Unregistered before takeover and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Body scrapped. Leon Batman photo.
BHBSmo7949BedVAL70CCMC.jpg
m/o 59491334 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bass Hill Bus Service Bedford VAL70 (UF)/CC. There is a photo in the Bass Hill gallery with full details of this bus. The photo name shows as m/o 7949 but this is also believed to be a photo of m/o 5949.
BHBS MO-816 Bed SB5 CCMC.jpg
m/o 8161327 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford SB5 CCMC. Leon Batman photo.
Bass Hill mo 4184 White Syd Woodg.jpg
m/o 41841323 viewsBass Hill Bus Service White/Syd Wood in its final depot resting place after being withdrawn from service.
BHBSmo892BedVAM70CVI4.jpg
m/o 8921313 viewsBass Hill Bus service Bedford VAM70 - 381D/CVI. Deregd and placed for sale by Baxter's shortly after takeover - Sold for a motorhome. Leon Batman photo.
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m/o 5701208 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford RE 6/354 Perkins/CC ex Toongabbie Transport m/o 4982 in 1971. This was replaced by a newer Bedford BLP2 (UF) 1979 model as m/o 570 well before the takeover by Baxters. Leon Batman photo.
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C 593511195 viewsEx Action Canberra ACT AEC REGAL III/Comeng
BCC (3) AEC Regal IV NBF-534.jpg
NBF 5341175 viewsBrisbane City Council (3) AEC Regal IV/Athol Hedges
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m/o 60931132 viewsWatts Bus and Coach Service, Wollongong AEC Reliance 505/Hedges ex Canberra ZIB 139.
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TV 3401122 viewsPunchbowl Bus Co Tag Axle Leyland Tiger Coach/PMC which was later reseated to bus seating with 61 seats reg m/o 7028. Subsequently sold to Victoria non psv.
ArandaleGlenInnesMO9750LeylandAtlanteanPMC.jpg
MO 97501102 viewsArandale, Glen Innes Leyland Atlantean/PMC which was one of only two single deck Atlanteans to have operated in Australia It was new to Seven Hills Bus Co and later Toongabbie Bus Service, where its long wheel base caused problems turning some of the corners in the Blacktown/Seven Hills area.

Allways MO-738 AEC Regal IV.jpg
m/o 738 1101 viewsAllways Bus Service, Kingsgrove AEC Regal IV/CBW ex Holsworthy, ex Tasmania.
Red&White Leyland Lion Denning.jpg
NQH 8031072 viewsRed & White, Sandgate Leyland Lion/Denning. They operated two former Black & White Lions. #17 was registered NQH.803, whilst #18 was registered NQC.019. It was initially believed that this photo showed #18 but subsequent imformation indicates it is #17.
JJ Hill MO-6273 AEC Regal IV.jpg
m/o 62731016 viewsJohn J Hill AEC Regal IV/CBW ex Tasmania.
Bankstown Coaches MO-145 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 1451009 viewsBankstown Lakemba Bus Service which also used the name Bankstown Coaches, AEC Reliance CBW Body ex Tasmanian MTT. It was replaced as m/o 145 by another AEC Reliance Comeng ex Bankstown – Lakemba m/o 4851 ex DOI Canberra.



Rowes Coach Tours  MO-546 AEC Reliance.jpg
m/o 54461002 viewsRowes Coach Tours a forerunner of todays's Busways, AEC Reliance/CC.
Canterbury Bus lines MO-853 Leyland Leopard.jpg
m/o 853969 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/Ansair ex Highway Tours (Canterbury Bus Lines section) m/o 853, ex Canterbury Bus Lines pre Highway Tours m/o 853, ex Symons Narooma MO 8174, ex Deane m/o 5473, ex Ansett Pioneer D211 used in the Snowy Mountains. It finished its operating days on loan to Sydney Coach Lines after they took over part of one of the Highway Tours routes.
Bass Hill mo 132 Bed SB5 CCMCg.jpg
m/o 132968 viewsBass Hill Bus Service Bedford SB5/CCMC on the Hume Hwy at Bass Hill with George Kearns at the wheel
BCC 399-PMG Volvo Fuji.jpg
399 PMG965 viewsBrisbane City Council (399) Volvo B10M/Fuji shown in 1988 and not 1998 as shown on the photo. Subsequently it became MO 2964 and then 4289 MO with Osborn, Muswelbrook.
Canterbury Bus lines MO-368 Leyland Leopard.jpg
m/o 368957 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/PMC Mark 1 ex UTA 3592 in the Highway Tours orange livery. It subsequently also operated for a short period of time with the Eddie Hayman version of Canterbury Bus Lines but was scrapped in December 1989 with plates going to Mark II Leopard ex UTA 3921 and later to a new Hino/CC which was taken over by Punchbowl Bus Co.
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992 PLH 948 viewsBrisbane City Council Scania N112ARS/Denning in Fortitude Valley 8/1987 – Vince Griffiths photo.
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174 NPN937 viewsCoachways, Gold Coast Bedford VAL/Van Hool.
Action ZIB-109 Bedford VAM 5.jpg
ZIB 109936 viewsAction Canberra Bedford VAM70/PMC.
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u/r 917 viewsBlue & White Bus Service AEC Regal IV/CBW ex Tasmania
GraftonBusCoMO4529BedfordCCMC.jpg
MO 4529915 viewsGrafton Bus Co Bedford VAL 14/CC in Skinner St, outside the current depot.
Jannali Bus service MO-218 AEC Regal IV.jpg
m/o 218 912 viewsJannali Bus Service AEC Regal IV/CBW ex Tasmania
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m/o 4334907 viewsGreenacre Bus Co Bedford SB/CC built in December 1960 ex Hammondville m/o 4334 showing route 46 for the Campsie to North Belmore service (via Albert Ave). This route was acquired from Red Top Transport.
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m/o 4227895 viewsChester Hill Bus Service Bedford VAL/Coachmaster.
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m/o 390895 viewsGreenacre Bus Co Bedford SB-Perkins/CC of November 1975 operating a route 47 trip from Greenacre to Lakemba. This route had previously been operated by West Bankstown Bus Service.
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PMD 739893 viewsGreyhound Toowoomba Qld Hino/Freighter
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m/o 977892 viewsArthur Wood Bankstown Austin/Syd Wood seen here at the Bass Hill depot after they took over route 20. The plates were soon moved onto a new Bedford by Bass Hill and the plates again moved onto another new bus when Baxters took over Bass Hill. There are also photos of both these buses in the gallery.
Parramatta Ryde bus service White Super power MO-399.jpg
m/o 399888 viewsParramatta Ryde Bus Service White Super Power trailer bus at Bobbin Head. These units lead to the tours operation being called Trailer Tours.
Canterbury Bus lines MO-333 Leyland Leopard.jpg
m/o 333884 viewsCanterbury Bus Lines Leyland Leopard/CC ex North & Western Bus Lines m/o 463, in the orange Highway Tours livery. It subsequently also operated for a short period of time with the Edddy Hayman version of Canterbury Bus Lines but was withdrawn in March 1990 after serious hail damage. It did operate for a short period after this with Revesby Bus & Coach as m/o 7802 mainly on route 26 which they had just acquired from Challenge Travel.
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m/o 4329884 viewsRed Top Lakemba Leyland Leopard/PMC Progress seen at the depot. After the takeover by Cumberland it became m/o 248 and subsquently still carrying that rego, it was repainted by Canterbury Bus Lines in blue/cream but only lasted 4-6 weeks in service as it was written off in an accident with a truck.
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m/o 3979873 viewsChester Coaches Hino RC20/CC
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327 MYZ841 viewsMt Gravatt Bus Service (Mars) Volvo B7R/Coach Concepts on local charters.
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NMD 052836 viewsGreyhound Toowoomba Qld Bedford SB/Hedges

Surfside AEC Reliance NRS-730.jpg
NRS 730823 viewsSurfside Bus Lines, Tweed Heads NSW AEC Reliance/Hedges ex Gold Coast Scenic Clippers at Southport in 1973.
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Westbus807 viewsA Westbus Setra coach found in London on a trip there in 2008.
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MO 4130806 viewsA White/Watts from Andersons, Goonellabah who operated between Lismore - Lismore Heights & Goonellabah and became part of Kirklands in the 1980’s.

Fearnes Wagga Wagga MO-4639 Denning Leyland.jpg
MO 4639806 viewsFearnes Wagga Wagga Leyland/Denning taken 4/1978.
McVicars MO-054 AEC Relience.jpg
m/o 054806 viewsMcVicars Bus Service AEC Reliance/Comeng ex Canberra ZIB 031. At the left is Bankstown Sports Club and to the right a Sydney Wide store which has long gone with the whole area now occupied by the Sports Club. The bus subsequently saw service with Bankstown Bus Lines/South Western Coach Lines before being replaced by an ex Perth Worldmaster with the m/o 054 rego.
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m/o 359803 viewsDrummond Transit Bedford SB1/Syd Wood pictured at Regents Park complete with hand written desto and no front door, ex Meadowbank Bus Service.
PearceValleyHtsMO3549BedfordYRQ2CCMC.jpg
MO 3549802 viewsPearce Valley Heights (now Blue Mountains Bus Co) Bedford YRQ/CC built 3/74 which is currently being converted to a motorhome.
Action ZIB-147 AEC Swift.jpg
ZIB 147793 viewsACTION AEC Swift/Hedges
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m/o 361771 viewsDrummond Transit Bedford SB1/Comeng ex mo 4531 ex Greenacre/Cremorne.
Roberts Lismore MO-3454 Leyland Tiger cub.jpg
MO 3454765 viewsRoberts Bus Service, Lismore MO 3454 Leyland Royal Tiger Cub. Roberts was taken over by Kirklands in the 1980’s. This bus has since been preserved.

Yass -Canberra MO 5491 Ley VK57 Hedgesg.jpg
MO 5491759 viewsYass – Canberra Passenger Service Leyland VK57/Hedges.
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m/o 101757 viewsWestbus Hino RC320/Freighter ex Fairlines, at Fairfield Station.
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