Bus Australia Photo Gallery


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4711 AO351 viewsVentura Bus Lines (111) Volvo B10M/Volgren ex Grenda (14), is leading an exceptionally charmed life whereas most of its younger siblings have been sold or scrapped, seen here at Dandenong Depot on BCSV Tour on Sunday 28/05/2017.
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4475 AO573 viewsVentura Bus Lines (475) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR221L ex (75), ex PEX 075, on Mordialloc-Frankston Rail still in Peninsula Bus Lines Livery 30/4/2016.
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4522 AO270 viewsVentura Group (522) Mercedes O405/Volgren ex Grenda Group (Morrabbin Transit) (522) ex (22) at Oakleigh Station during the Mercedes O405 farewell tour 28 May 2016 – these days relegated to School Buses, School Charter or as rail replacement bus.
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5265 AO172 viewsVentura Bus Lines Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max not long back from having all its dents & scratches fixed & is seen here in Burwood Highway January 2007.
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5834 AO254 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (538) MAN 15.220/Custom Coaches "CB30" ex (638) which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne, seen here in Ventura livery 24/5/2007.
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5942 AO 192 viewsVentura Bus Lines (558) MAN 15.220/Designline Citybus seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then Smartbus livery and then to Transdev.
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6537 AO284 viewsVentura (575) MAN 16.220/Designline Shown here 28/12/2007 new at North Fitzroy before being transferred to Oakleigh depot to start duty. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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6538 AO252 viewsVentura (576) MAN 16.220/Designline Shown here 28/12/2007 new at North Fitzroy before being transferred to Oakleigh depot to start duty. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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6540 AO253 viewsVentura (577) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 in Huntingdale Rd. before heading into Oak;leigh depot when new. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.

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6541 AO259 viewsVentura (578) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 around the corner from South Oakleigh Depot in Huntingdale Rd when new. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator. It is followed by similar unit (577) 6540 AO.
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6541 AO244 viewsVentura (578) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 in Huntingdale Rd when new. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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6541 AO300 viewsVentura (578) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 being filled at South Oakville depot before entering service. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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5850 AO152 viewsVentura Bus Lines (155) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max in a modified livery for the Tram Shuttle from Vermont South to Knox City. It has since become (886) and into PTV livery.
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5942 AO192 viewsVentura Bus Lines (558) MAN 15.220/Designline Citybus seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then Smartbus livery and then to Transdev.
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6365 AO215 viewsVentura Bus Lines (574) MAN 16.240/Custom Coaches CB30 in 2007.
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6518 AO170 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (914) Scania K230UB/Custom Coaches CB60 on display at Sandown 25/11/2007.
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6522 AO175 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (920) Scania K230UB/Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II laying over in Melbourne City between runs in December 2007.
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6656 AO216 viewsVentura Bus Lines MAN 16.220.Designline seen here in Hanover Rd Vermont South on a 736 trip to Mitcham January 2008.
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6659 AO151 viewsVentura Bus Lines (582) MAN 16.220/Designline the fourth such bus received, seen resting at Vermont South before doing a run to Knox City on the Tram Shuttle. Since repainted into Smartbus livery and transferred to Transdev, Melbourne, Victoria.
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689 650129 viewsFrom Ventura was their REO with a replica body built in the Ventura Workshops, at display at Sandown 25/11/2007. (Was driven by Venturatiger for the day).
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1198 AO325 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (700) MAN 10.150/Volgren ex (101) VTS 818 (SA) Serco, Adelaide, SA; ex (313) TA 1313 (SA) Trans Adelaide, Adelaide, SA which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne. Seen here still in National livery 24/5/2007.
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3538 AO336 viewsVentura Bus Lines (732) Scania L94UA/Volgren CR224L ex Grenda (32), on Tram replacement near Domain Interchange on Saturday 08/07/2017.
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0055 AO315 viewsVentura Bus Lines (735) Scania L94UA/Volgren CR224L ex Grenda (35), on Tram replacement near Domain Interchange on Saturday 08/07/2017.
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7400 AO207 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (400) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7401 AO204 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (401) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7402 AO210 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (402) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7403 AO182 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (403) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7404 AO194 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (404) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7405 AO215 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (405) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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1744 AO270 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (744) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom Coaches "CB60" ex PWW340, which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne. Seen here still in National livery 24/5/2007.
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1757 AO239 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (757) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom Coaches "CB60" ex PWW340, which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne. Seen here in Ventura livery 24/5/2007.
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7944 AO328 viewsVentura Bus Lines (842) Scania N310UA/Volgren CR228L ex Grenda, on Tram replacement near Domain Interchange on Saturday 08/07/2017.
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5851 AO186 viewsVentura Bus Lines (887) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max ex (156) seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then PTV livery.
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5852 AO185 viewsVentura Bus Lines (888) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max ex (157) seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then PTV livery.
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6127 AO and 6128 AO247 viewsVentura Bus Lines (907) and (908) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 passing each other with little room to spare, in 2007. Both have since been transferred to Transdev.
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8262 AO167 viewsVentura Bus Lines (980) a new Volgren bodied Scania K280UB is performing as Ventura's Christmas Bus in 2011, seen this day on a Doncaster based 286 run. Renumbered 1213.
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?143 viewsVentura displayed this preserved CAC Bedford at display at Sandown 25/11/2007.
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BEM 451217 viewsVentura Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU3E/PMCSA liked by Venturatiger, was the last of this batch to be regular on the 700 run. It subsequently became m/o 9209 and m/o 333 with Canterbury Bus Lines then sold to Logan Coaches (Crossley), Logan Village, QLD, then Gatton Bus Service, Gatton, then Beaudesert Bus Service, Beaudesert as (18), all registered 087 EJZ. Resold with company to Cavbus Pty Ltd, Logan Village as (18) 087 EJZ, then to Executive Coachlines, Bundaberg as 274 IPL.
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BQO 395198 viewsVentura Bus Lines (95) Leyland Leopard/PMC which Venturatiger was the first to drive this bus in service and liked driving this bus. It went to Canterbury Bus Lines (unused), then became (33) EIG with Logan Coaches and then Cavbus Logan Coaches.
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BRP 306192 viewsVentura Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R/Custom Coaches rebody ex Potteries UK which Venturatiger drove from Sydney to Melbourne on its delivery run. It subsequently operated with Crossley Bus Lines and Westway as m/o 6417 before being sold to private buyer, Richmond NSW 31/5/2006 and listed for sale on Ebay 4/08.
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CVB 001232 viewsVentura Bus Lines (1) Leyland Tiger/PMC & was the 50th Tiger – was still in service in September 2007 but by then in standard livery.
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CXB 212232 viewsVentura Bus Lines (122) Elwood HFA/PMCSA which was a stalwart on the short 706 run & was one of three manual Elwoods aquired with Bentleigh Bus Lines.
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CYQ 004203 viewsVentura Bus Lines (4) Leyland Tiger PMC along with sister unit [5] were the last two Tigers delivered new to South Oakleigh & when delivered in 9/86 were the last new buses until [73] arrived in 7/92, both buses did a lot of miles in their early years. This was another bus Venturatiger drove from Sydney to Melbourne. Reregd FRW 004 and then 2504 AO. Withdrawn in 2010.
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DFM 444217 viewsVentura Bus Lines (138) was on trial for 6 months & is a PMC Mercedes 1625, this bus was later purchased by Bell St. Bus Co. and ran in Ventura livery for a while before being repainted.
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DWM 478236 viewsVentura Bus Lines Demo PMC Mercedes Benz 0405 & is seen here at the Knoxfield Depot.
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ESL 008240 viewsVentura Bus Lines (8) Mercedes O305/PMC ex STA Sydney 1852, not a bus Venturatiger drove in service , but did drive it from Sydney to Melbourne in the middle of winter, very cold & not very fast. Reregd FRW 008 and then became 267 FJC with Coomera Bus Lines-(Hill/Crossley)[11/99-],Qld. Subsequent whereabouts not known.
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FRW 036204 viewsVentura Bus Lines (36) Leyland Tiger/PMC ex CZA 336 wearing a colorful Livery for Knox Council promoting community activities, this bus was withdrawn by 2007 after being reregd 2536 AO.
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FRW 113231 viewsVentura Bus Lines (113) Leyland Tiger/PMC ex CDP 113., was a good reliable bus , had chalked up the most kilometres of all the South Oakleogh Tigers. Reregd 2613 AO, then sold to Murton's of Broken Hill as MO 4586 and then reregd 4044 MO.
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HLW 245333 viewsVentura Bus Lines [11] was a Leyland Royal Tiger Cub with a Piper Body Bus which was refitted with a Comair front & back and was changed from manual to semi automatic late in its life. Photo by Geoff Mann.
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7397 AO215 viewsVentura Bus Lines (287) Iveco Metro Hybrid/Volgren CR228L ex Smartbus livery. ex Grenda livery, in PTV livery in 2016.
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IKP 897207 viewsVentura Bus Lines (97) Leyland Leopard PSU3C/Ansair which Venturatiger liked to drive. It subsequently saw service with Crossley Bus Lines as m/o 7805 and was withdrawn before the takeover by Connex.
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Line up.211 viewsA line up of Ventura PMCA Leyland Leopards at South Oakleigh Depot.
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Line up250 views6 of the 10 Ventura Mk1 ex STA Mercedes operated by Ventura lined up at the Knox Depot.
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NSU 595191 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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OQK 119227 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) 2619 AO.
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RFS 377210 viewsVentura Bus Lines (103) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 which has become (1196) 2603 AO, which was the 3rd. ethanol powered bus, delivered a year later than the 1st two & wears this special livery.
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?370 viewsVentura Bus Lines Scania L94/Northcoast with some Christmas decorations in December 2007.
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Lineup.208 viewsA line up of Ventura Tiger Cubs & Leopards at the S.A. & W.A. Border on there way to Karratha [These buses were driven to Adelaide where they were fitted with Air/con then driven to W.A. for use as mine buses at Karratha].
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VFD 512 (sa)232 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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IYI 085259 viewsVentura Bus Lines (85) Leyland Leopard/Domino Hedges – the only Domino in the fleet which was a comfortable bus to drive. Subsequently saw service with Crossley Buse Lines and Westway as as m/o 7019. Sold for non-PSV at Naree Warren, VIC 6/01; later noted derelict in Tasmania reg EP 7258.
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