Bus Australia Photo Gallery


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TV 616468 viewsMountain Devil Tours (Katoomba Leura) Denning Monocoach of 1977 build, at the Megalong Rd depot is nearest on the right. Centralian photo.
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TV 616338 viewsMountain Devil Tours (Katoomba Leura) Bedford YRQ2 with Hedges body of 1974. Centralian photo.
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MO 4006325 viewsMountain Devil Tours (Katoomba Leura) Leyland (AEC) Swift/CCMC which spent only a short time with Katoomba before being sold to Cornwell's Mooball - Mullumbimby Service as MO 8009. It later became (20) at Brunswick Valley Coaches from where it was sold in 2002. Centralian photo.
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MO 9475289 viewsMountain Devil Tours (Kattomba Leura Bus Service) Leyland Worldmaster - Cummins/PMC Rebody ex Perth, WA. Included in take over by Blue Mountains Bus Co. where it was reregd 3759 MO. Deregd by 12/5/10 & sent to scrap. Also seen is a Denning regd TV 617. Centralian photo.
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TV 1250290 viewsMountain Devil Tours (Katoomba Leura) Denning Landseer of 1985 ex (30) 445 PKP, Intertour Express, Bundall, QLD, ex 445 PKP. Smekel's Citybus, Southport, QLD. Latest known operator was Buslink (069 AUV) from where it was withdrawn by 2011. Centralian photo.
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TV 617474 viewsMountain Devil Tours/Katoomba Leura Hino BT51 re-engined with a Cat 1160 and Custom Coaches body of 1974. Centralian photo.
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MO 9407365 viewsBathurst Coaches Leyland National NL116L11/2R - centre door removed – the only Mk 2 imported into Australia, ex Singapore Bus Service (Demonstrator) SBS 6820L (B38D) via Truck Imports, Silverwater -/83. Reregd MO 1128 . Sold to King's Bus Service, Kempsey as (37) MO 1128 -/93, then Corindi Bus Service as MO 1128 then S & N Kent, Corindi as MO 1128, then R & H Williams, Corindi as MO 1128, then Wills Bus Service, Avondale, QLD as 560 DQU and then to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery by -/05. Centralian photo.
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SBS 682 OL258 viewsLeyland National NL116L11/2R at a Bus Show in the seventies – the only Mk 2 imported into Australia. Sold to Bathurst Coaches as MO 9407 – reregd MO 1128. Then sold to King's Bus Service, Kempsey as (37) MO 1128 -/93, then Corindi Bus Service as MO 1128. Sold with business to S & N Kent, Corindi as MO 1128, then R & H Williams, Corindi as MO 1128. Resold to Wills Bus Service, Avondale, QLD as 560 DQU -/97, and then to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery by -/05. Centralian photo.
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TV 451973 viewsNewcombe, Coffs Harbour MAN.220/PMCA Apollo ex Murrays (805) 805 EDY, ex TV 1742, ex VRO 378 in a black & white photo in Park St, Katoomba outside the old Carrington Hotel in 2020. It was dergd and sold later that year.
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1081 MO101 viewsNewman's Blayney and Bathurst Hino RK260/Custom Coaches SB400 in Bathurst early 2021.
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TV 579961 viewsB J Griffith Oberon (Oberon Mini Bus Service) BCI outside the Bathurst RSL Club early 2021
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m/o 5439311 viewsParramatta Ryde Bus Service/Trailer Tours White truck chassis conversion with raised deck body by Parra Ryde in 1968. Centralian photo.
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m/o 5439296 viewsParramatta Ryde Bus Service/Trailer Tours Leyland Leopard/Parra Ryde which was initially on a White truck chassis, It was sold from Parra-Ryde to the Vision Valley youth camp. Centralian photo.
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u/r266 viewsEx Parramatta Ryde Bus Service ? White/Parra Ryde possibly ex m/o 4319, well after its days with Parramatta Ryde, for sale as a motor home. Centralian photo.
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HFX 834295 viewsEx Parramatta Ryde Bus Service White/Parra Ryde m/o 4421 used here as a church bus. Centralian photo.
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?291 viewsParramatta Ryde Bus Service. The coach and charter side of the business traded under the name Trailer Tours which operated a number of trailer buses. The last trailer unit operated was registered m/o 5461 in the mid 70's. Here is one of their former trailer units photographed in Newtown about 1974 owned by a church group at the time. Centralian photo
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Lineup652 viewsA lineup shot of the rear of buses at Peninsula Bus Lines's depot in Umina. Centralian photo.
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MO 0580 and MO 0582635 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Scania K93/PMC of 1986 new to Peninsula. Centralian photo.
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MO 1033676 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Scania K92/PMC of 1987 acquied from Brisbane Water Coaches after that operation was taken over by Peninsula/Rowes in 1990. Centralian photo.
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MO 1746668 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Scania K93/Newnham (Custom Coaches) of 1990. Centralian photo.
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MO 9310648 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Volvo B10M/Custom Coaches of 1983. Centralianphoto.
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MO 9931670 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Leyland Tiger/Custom Coaches of 1984. Centralianphoto.
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u/r655 viewsScania K93/PMCSA of 1990, on delivery to Peninsula Bus Lines. Centralian photo.
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u/r666 viewsA new Scania K93/Custom Coaches of 1990 build, for Peninsula Bus Lines on display at the Bus Show. Centralian photo.
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MO 9476192 viewsEx Perth AEC (500) at Katoomba Leura Bus Service. Centralian photo.
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TV 617227 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Service/Mountain Devil Tours Denning Denair ex McCafferty's Coaches, Toowoomba, QLD (49) 295 NPO, which later saw service with Blue Mountains Bus Co before being sold in 2002. Centralian photo.
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MO 9476186 viewsEx Perth AEC (500) at Katoomba Leura Bus Service. Centralian photo.
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MO 9476177 viewsEx Perth AEC (500) at Katoomba Leura Bus Service on a chilly winters day in Leura. Centralian photo.
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?234 viewsThree ex Perth AEC Regal IV’s with Lindsay’s of Coffs Harbour thought to be ex MTT nos 621, 633, 646, becoming MO 9984, MO 9982 & MO 9983. Centralian photo.
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m/o 466?207 viewsex Perth Leyland Worlmaster ex MTT 431 with Dural Buslines. Centralian photo.
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NOC 343236 viewsEx Perth Worldmaster with Police Citizens Youth Club/Blue Light Disco, photographed at Penrith so probably ex Bosnjak unit. Centralian photo
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MO 4008 and MO 5725214 viewsEx Perth Leyland Worldmasters with Katoomba Leura Bus Service. Centralian photo.
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m/o 007261 viewsPunchbowl Bus Co Leyland Leopard/PMC of 1980. Sold to Hawkesbury Valley (B Calabro & Sons Pty Ltd), Oakville as m/o 194 7/97 and converted to B53F. Centralian photo.
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m/o 4570297 viewsPunchbowl Bus Co Leyland Leopard/Coachmaster 1967 body in its original coach livery. Centralian photo.
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m/o 521328 viewsPunchbowl Bus Co Leyland Tiger/PMC. Was displayed at the Bus Show. It ended its days as a Christmas Tree at Hannans Road for the other Tigers in the fleet and later was scrapped - the only ex.Punchbowl Tiger that didn't survive sell off and reuse by other operators. Centralian photo.
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m/o 5796316 viewsPunchbowl Bus Co Leyland Leopard coach with Custom Coaches body of 1972. It was converted to a bus in bus livery before it was withdrawn. Centralian photo.
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m/o 7658, m/o 4567 and m/o 919346 viewsPunchbowl Bus Co - 3 sequential body plates. Three Leyland Tigers with sequential PMC bodies of 1986 build - 1697 (m/o 7658); 1698 (m/o 919) and 1699 (m/o 4567). Centralian photo.
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?246 viewsBowdens, Waverley had in their fleet at the time of ceasing business in June 1974 3 Ford D300's with MBS bodies. One of these is shown below outside their depot. Centralian photo.
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JZB 083387 viewsPykes sold 4 Thames Duples to Bowden which later were sold by Bowden to ACTION, and 2 others elsewhere. Here's one later in life converted into a mobile home and for sale at a Homebush car yard around 1980. Sorry I can't ID this one. Centralian photo.
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?246 viewsBowdens, Waverley. They bought 4 Thames Traders with Duple bodies from Pykes in 1974 shortly before ceasing operation in June that year and one of these is shown below at their depot. They were sold to the Department of Capital Territories for operation in Canberra. Centralian photo.
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TV 003404 viewsPykes Tours, Sydney- this was a rear engined Albion Viking VK57 with Mee bodywork of 1974. It had been acquired from Centralian (the coach company) around 1974. Centralian photo.
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TV 202403 viewsWith Pykes was an imported Thames Trader with Duple bodywork. This was sold by Pykes in 1974 to the Cobar area (according to HCVA magazine at the time) so my photo I guess is about 1973 vintage. Body build is mid 1960's. Centralian photo.
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TV 596472 viewsPykes imported Bedford Vam70 with Van Hool 40 seater bodywork of 1969. Photo taken around 1973 or 1974. In the background is their TV550 which was an imported Vam70 with Duple Viceroy (relying on memory re body style name) of 1968 vintage. Pykes had 5 Vams with Van Hool bodywork. Centralian photo.
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TV 629400 viewsA Bedford VAL70 with Pykes with imported Van Hool bodywork of 1971. It ended up as a school coach with Hoys Wangaratta. Photo taken about 1976 in Parramatta when the building in the background (now council chambers) was the tallest in town. Pykes had 2 such VALs. Centralian photo.
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m/o 4944343 viewsVolvo B58/Smithfield Red Arrow unit that came to Bosnjak with their purchase of part of the Western Road business. Sold from Hillsbus to Warrigal Charters, Wollongong as TV 3743 8/7/07. Then sold for a motorhome in Melbourne, VIC 22/12/08. Centralian photo.
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m/o 7484300 viewsHarris Park Transport/Red Arrow Leyland Super Viking/Custom Coaches of June 1982.
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m/o 2537264 viewsUTA (or was it still DGT) (2537) AEC Regal at Enfield depot – it became m/o 460 with Kogarah Bus Service. Centralian photo.
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JBW 440167 viewsREO/Syd Wood ex Hunters Hill Bus Co m/o 4269.Thought to have been taken in the late 70s or early 80s.
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JBW 440150 viewsREO/Syd Wood ex Hunters Hill Bus Co m/o 4269. Thought to have been taken in the late 70s or early 80s.
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JBW 440116 viewsREO/Syd Wood ex Hunters Hill Bus Co m/o 4269. Thought to have been taken in the late 70s or early 80s.
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JBW 440146 viewsREO/Syd Wood ex Hunters Hill Bus Co m/o 4269. Thought to have been taken in the late 70s or early 80s
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m/o 5927143 viewsDural Bus Lines REO/Syd Wood ex Hunters Hill Bus Co m/o 4576.
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m/o 5927117 viewsDural Bus Co REO/Syd Wood ex Hunters Hill Bus m/o 4576 showing the modern rear window design - believed to be the only Syd Wood bus with this.
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MO 7783305 viewsRichter Bros, Umina Bedford YRT/Domino of 1976.
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MO 7956320 viewsRichter Bros/Sunliner Albion Clydesdale/Custom Coaches of 1972, ex Forest Coach Lines. Centralian photo.
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MO 7954352 viewsRichter Bros/Sunliner Leyland Panther/Coachmaster of 1967, ex Forest Coach Lines, ex Foleys. Centralian photo.
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TV 567586 viewsRoad Runner Tours Wyong captured at Echo in 2019 under previous ownership. TV 1125 Denning Landseer (not in sale to Linq); TV 5675 Volvo B12R NCBC body; and TV 6784 Toyota Coaster.
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?233 viewsRyans Woolgoolga (3) Reo Speedwagon/Properts around 1980 on a property in the Woolgoolga/Grafton area of NSW.
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?275 viewsRyans Woolgoolga (3) Reo Speedwagon/Properts around 1980 on a property in the Woolgoolga/Grafton area of NSW.
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? 230 viewsRyans Woolgoolga (3) Reo Speedwagon/Properts around 1980 on a property in the Woolgoolga/Grafton area of NSW.
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