Bus Australia Photo Gallery


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Various233 viewsDelwood’s m/o 4830 Albion Viking VK41L CCMC, m/o 4645 AEC Reliance 470 Coachmaster body of 1963 and m/o 4840 AEC Reliance 470 Coachmaster body of 1965. The 2 AEC Reliances were acquired by Drummond Transit with Route 59 from Delwood on 1 July 1974. Photo from the Ron Drummond collection.
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TV 260260 viewsDenning Landseer High Deck Sold by Baxters to McCafferty Holdings Pty Ltd, Toowoomba, QLD as (203) 203 BSM, then Greyhound Australia as (203) 203 BSM, then to a Melbourne, VIC operator. Centralianphoto
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TV 347228 viewsDelwood Coaches Denning Denair ex TV 722. Sold by Baxters to Palmer's Leisure Tours (AR & JP Palmer), Wyong as TV 347 25/4/93 (converted to RC53F), then renumbered TV 1125, then to Road Runner Tours Wyong Pty Ltd as TV 1125, then AG48WB, then TV 4500 - Resold for a motorhome in 2010. Centralian photo,
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TV 911242 viewsDelwood Bus Co IBC/Custom Coaches of 1984. Reregd TV 382. Traded to Denning 6/88 & Resold to Kings Way Tours, Gold Coast, QLD as KWT 50; then to JR Hobson t/a Ballina-Byron Tours, Ballina as QHK 697; Dereg by 9/5/02 & For sale at Dick White (dlr), Alstonville 2/03; Resold for a motorhome - Noted for sale on Gumtree at Inverell 9/14 as a fully-converted motorhome still regd QHK 697. Centralian photo.
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TV 995220 viewsFor a brief period Delwood Bus Co ran an airport link service from Parramatta and TV995 was used on that. Leyland Tiger with Custom Coach body of 1987. Centralian photo.
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TV 995191 viewsDelwood Coaches Leyland Tiger/Custom Coaches in 1987 on the Parramatta Mascot via Bankstown airport service. Centralian photo.
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m/o 2170216 viewsDGT Leyland Titan OPD2-1/Clyde on route 1 Showground duties. It went to Hill, Fairy Meadow ['76], then "Double Dekka" Canberra Mall ACT [4/82] Stationary Diner then unknown owner, Red Hill ACT ['91] u/r motorhome. Centralian photo.
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?203 viewsUnidentified DGT double decker looking down from Central Station country promenade onto Eddy Ave. Centralian photo.
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MO 3434214 viewsDuffy’s Bus Lines of Grose Vale Vedford VAL70/Custom Coaches of 1973. Not the best quality image seen here in the late 70’s or early 80’s. Centralain photo.
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TV 955215 viewsEastend, Gulgong "Merilyn" Scania 400IB/Irizar i6 of 2018, at Scenic World late 2020.
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TV 249198 viewsEast West Coach Lines Scania K112TR/Neoplan ex VIP. It was sold to Kings, Kempsey and then Lyons, Lightning Ridge. Centralian photo.
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TV 877617 viewsEggtranz, Mudgee MCA Classic III with a very distinct livery at Scenic World late 2020.
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TV 644, TV 645 and TV 65412 viewsBlue Mountains Explorer BCI Cityrider TV 644 at front, TV 645 BCI at rear and TV 654 Volvo Olympian in between, at Katoomba 15/5/2020 waiting for the next passenger trip.
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TV 8245387 viewsBlue Mountains Explorer (120) Volvo B10BLE/Custom Coaches 550 ex Dysons (799) 3196 AO outside Katoomba Station on a wet Friday. Centralian photo.
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TV 644, TV 645 and TV 654 14 viewsShown from rear Blue Mountains Explorer TV 644 BCI Cityrider at front, TV 645 BCI at reat and TV 654 Volvo Olympian in between, at Katoomba 15/5/2020 waiting for the next passenger trip.
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MEX 609165 viewsEx TAA Ford R192 fitted out for airport traffic – assumed this was not rego with TAA. Centralian photo.
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TV 824624 viewsFantastic Aussie Tours Golden Dragon GD77/Golden Dragon ex LTD Rentals, parked outside Katoomba TAFE late 2020.
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u/r 266 viewsFellowes Swansea Coaches Denning Denair at the NSW Bus Show in 19??. Centralian photo.
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?169 viewsFrancis Tours Ford former airport bus in its after life. Centralian photo.
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WZA 741181 viewsDon't ask me where or the vehicle history, but a GMC converted into a diner. Late '70's Centralian photo.
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m/o 574 and m/o 4987223 viewsHeron Bus Lines Leyland and Leyland Tiger Cub/Coachmaster. Centralian photo.
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HIC 865188 viewsAn interesting conversion of something, maybe a top deck conversion mounted on a small truck chassis, Seen in late 70’s or early 80’s by Centralian as possible mobile home conversion.
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m/o 6200208 viewsHill's Highway Tours, Wollongong Leyland Tiger Cub OPSUC1/Custom Coaches body of 1963. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6200192 viewsHill's Highway Tours AEC Reliance 505/Coachmaster of 1963 ex Drummond ex Delwood with route 59. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6205222 viewsHill's Highway Tours Leyland Titan OPD1/0.600. Originally a double decker with Hills and was rebodied by Custom Coaches in 1963. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6206211 viewsHill's Highway Tours, Wollongong Leyland Titan OPD1 which was rebodied by Custom Coaches in 1966, Seen here operating the scenic service from Stanwell Park to Wollongong (later a Greens Northern Coaches route and then Premier Charters). Centralian photo.
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m/o 6214219 viewsHill’s Highway Tours Leyland Tiger Cub/Custom Coaches of around 1963. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6215227 viewsHill’s Highway Tours Leyland Royal Tiger Cub/Comair body of 1961 – New to Hill’s. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6219265 viewsHill’s Highway Tours Bristol VRT SL 6LX chassis destined for a UK operator with it is believed an ECW decker body. The chassis was salvaged following a fire at the body builders and was imported by Hills. It received this Smithfield body of mid 1973 and operated with Hills in Wollongong. It was later sold to Murton Broken Hill and then returned to Hills Bus Sales where it is believed the body was recycled onto a Leyland Leopard chassis which became MO 743 at Fearnes Wagga. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6221212 viewsHills Highway Tours AEC Reliance 470/Hughes, Whetton and Riley.
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m/o 6224227 viewsHills HighwayTours Leyland Tiger Cub OPSUC 1/2/Comeng of 1955. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6226204 viewsHills Highway Tours Albion Aberdonian MR11L/Custom Coaches of 1958. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6234200 viewsHill’s Highway Tours AEC Reliance 470 ith Customs Coaches body of 1960. Centralian Photo.
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m/o 6270215 viewsHills Highway Tours AEC Reliance 470 with Ansair body of 1960. Vehicle had previously been m/o 068 with South Bexley in Sydney.
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TV 427199 viewsHill’s Highway Tours believed to be Bedford KM/Custom Coaches which later became m/o 6213 or possibly the subsequent holder of the plates a Leyland Leopard/Custom Coaches of 1970. Centralianphoto
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TV 809417 viewsRFW GM 8V71/Ansair. New to Pioneer Tourist Industries Pty.Ltd,t/a Ansett Pioneer,Adelaide as (205) SZA 577. Transferred to Perth and reg 6FT 411. Sold to Highway Tours,Enfield,1984 and reg as TV 809. Sold to Coast and Country Coaches,Tacoma and reg as MO 0218. Sold back to Highway Tours,Enfield as MO 0218. Sold to Freedom Coaches,(Geoff Tegle),Panania by 10/86 regd TV 821, reregd TV 095 and then TV 508. Sold to Sydney Coachlines,Kingsgrove by 4/88 and reg as TV 520. Dereg 2/92. Sold 2004.
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TV 821423 viewsRFW 990/Ansair. New to Pioneer Tourist Industries Pty.Ltd,t/a Ansett Pioneer,Perth,as (208) 6GA 108. Sold to Highway Tours,Enfield,late 1984 and reg as TV 821. Sold to Stafford and Maruda,t/a Pleasure Tours,Wollongong as TV 821. Sold to Chester Coaches Pty.Ltd,Chester Hill,by 6/86 and reg as TV 733. Rereg TV 098. Rereg TV 073. Sold with business to Carah Coaches Pty.Ltd,t/a Newmans Coaches,Chester Hill. Sold to Sunski Tours,Canberra. Sold to H.Beames,t/a Glenhenry Tours,Morwell as VV13AG. Sold to Aust-Wide Tours,Regency Park as VCZ 990. Sold for camper as VCZ 990,2002.
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m/o 6332179 viewsJohn J Hill Wollongong AEC Regal III rebodied by Hill in 1967 – chassis ex MTT Adelaide 206. Centralian photo.
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GYM 149174 viewsJohn J Hill Wollongong Leyland Comet with John J hill body style of the late 50’s. Believed this was former m/o 6322 with JJHill. The AEC badge has been overpainted with 'Comet'.
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m/o 6317187 viewsJohn J Hill Wollongong AEC Reliance with John J Hill body style of the late '60's and early '70's. Built in 1971.
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m/o 6354200 viewsJohn J Hill, Wollongong AEC Regal III ex MTT Adelaide with Comeng body of 1949. (Anyone remember the Coles New World piggy banks advertised on the side of this bus?) Centralian photo.
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m/o 6326206 viewsJohn J Hill, Wollongong AEC Regal III ex MTT Adelaide (169) with a 1939 Comeng body. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6301193 viewsJohn J Hill Bedford VAM70/PMC of 1969, ex BowdensWaverley, Centralian Photo.
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m/o 6327177 viewsNot known for its coaches, John J Hill did manage to hide a few in its fleet. One was m/o 6327 this Bedford VAM 70 with CCMC body of 1974. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6304176 viewsJohn J Hill Leyland Leopard PSU3/2RT/Athol hedges ex Fearnes, Wagga. Centralian photo.
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m/o 6344189 viewsNew to John J Hill was Leyland Leopard/PMC of 1983. Centralian photo.
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m/o 7988177 viewsNew to John J Hill was Mercedes OH1316/PMCA of 1988. Centralian photo.
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TIS 816379 viewsAustralian Historical Tours Hino BT51/Freighter tri deck – body dated May 1973 and seating for 32. Photo from Centralian.
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KQH 118581 viewsWaugh & Josephson IBC Mk 3 – CAT3208RE/PMC VOV style body which was intended as a UTA demonstrator, at the Sydney Bus Show. It became best known as m/o 5589 with Chester Hill Bus Service for the Bankstown – Parramatta Red Arrow service. Later it was 006 AQK, 942 ACN, Gold Coast Citybus, Southport, QLD, then ex 006 AQK, 942 ACN, Gold Coast Citybus, Southport, QLD and then 010 DTN with Trans North – see photo of it with that operator.
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m/o 465206 viewsInnes Bros & Drover Bedford SBG/CAC body of 1957. Centralian photo displaying route no 7. Centralian photo.
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m/o 5043189 viewsInnes Bros & Drover Bedford SB3/CVI body of 1966, displaying route no 8. Centralian photo.
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MO 9476264 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service AEC Regal VI ex MTT Perth (500). Centralian photo.
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MO 3540405 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service Bedford Vam 70 with PMC body of 1969. In the background can be seen the roofline of former DGT 2185 Leyland decker which was MO 5726 with Katoomba Leura. Centralian photo.
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MO 3543213 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service Leyland Worldmaster/Bolton ex MTT Perth. Centralian photo.
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MO 4008219 viewsMountainlink (Katoomba - Leura Bus Service) Leyland Worldmaster - Isuzu rebody ex MTT, Perth, WA 499 shown here unregd before registration. Since joining Blue Mountains Bus Co has been reregd 1677 MO. Sold to Paradise Tours Pty Ltd, St Peters as BV55JA (reg 9/8/13); Rego cancelled by 8/5/15. Centralian photo.
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MO 4008399 viewsOne of the early holders of this plate at Katoomba Leura was this vehicle believed to be an Austin chassis with CCMC body of about 1958. Photo taken at Echo Point, Katoomba. Centralian photo.
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MO 4008249 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service Leyland Worldmaster - Cummins/Custom Coaches Rebody ex Perth, WA (442) but carried chassis no of (449). May have been regd TV 1250 as shown on the bumper. Included in take over by Blue Mountains Bus Co. where it was reregd 1677 MO. Sold to Paradise Tours Pty Ltd, St Peters as BV55JA (reg 9/8/13) - Rego cancelled by 8/5/15. Centralian photo.
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MO 4435405 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service Bedford SB1 with Comair body and autumn colours in the mid ‘70s. One of Centralian’s favourite photos.
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MO 5725417 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service Leyland/MCW of 1967 originally Manchester Corp (81), then SELNEC 36 then Toronto BS 8 then Invicta United BS 16 then to Katoomba-Leura. Changed from double to single headlights. The other vehicle is not identified. Centralian photo
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MO 5725411 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service Leyland/MCW of 1967 originally Manchester Corp (81), then SELNEC 36 then Toronto BS 8 then Invicta United BS 16 then to Katoomba-Leura. Next to it is Bedford SB1/Comair MO 4435. Centralian photo.
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