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Most viewed - Premier Illawarra/Nowra Coaches/Premier Motor Service
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TV 45981904 viewsNew for Premier Motor Service is this Scania K114IB with NCBC bodywork, photographed at Premier Illawarra's Figtree depot.
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m/o 79491819 viewsPremier Illawarra m/o 7949 is a Hino BG300 with Centurion Bodywork, ex Walkers of Bendigo, Photographed outside Bunnings at Warrawong on route 43 to Dapto via Berkeley. Note the spelling mistake on the desto.
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m/o 64081813 viewsPremier Illawarra Mercedes Benz O305 Ansair ex Action seen passing through Mangerton on its way to Wollongong University on route 11. In the background is Television Hill home of WIN Television. Television Hill is also home to a maze of World War II Defence Bunkers that are now used for Mushroom Harvesting.
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MO 66101804 viewsPremier Illawarra Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" takes on the very steep driveway exit at Thirroul Station. This driveway definately does no justice to any bus, especially Low Floors like this. Since reregd 4751 MO.
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Premier Illawarra1781 viewsTwo unregistered ex STA Mercedes O305/PMC units - the one on the right is ex m/o 2413. The other one which had been in service with Premier Illawarra as m/o 7945 is ex 2086 which has since become TV 4725 at Northern Beaches Buses and then at Tango Pty Ltd, Melrose Park - withdrawn and stored at Terrey Hills 7/10 - sent to scrap.
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MO 9701732 viewsNowra Coaches Volvo B10M Artic/Denning ex ADP80F; ex BCC, Brisbane, QLD (993) 993 CIG -/06 (ADP74FR). Later regd 2418 MO. This took the plates off a Volvo B58 / Hess ex Holroyd Bus Lines u/r; ex South Western, Jannali m/o 625; ex m/o 5852; ex Campbelltown Bus Service (Rowes) m/o 5852; ex Rowes, Plumpton m/o 5852; ex SHW 542 (cassied SA rego SHW 542 when new to Rowes); ex Volvo demonstrator - Registered as m/o 4255 whilst in use for PTC and also known to operate for Briscoe, Adelaide, SA as SHW 542.
Withdrawn 3/3/07 and stored. Still at depot 6/08.
2006_11_18_PremierMO6127.jpg
MO 61271697 viewsPremier Illawarra ex Action Renault makes its way over a slight hill at Berkeley on Northcliffe Drive heading to Dapto. In the background is the Southern Section of the Southern Freeway which is an isolated section of Freeway. The Freeway is broken between Bulli Tops and Gwyneville where it becomes an Expressway due to having a few driveways on it, otherwise known as Mt Ousley Road. This is the only Renault with the centre door removed due to an accident. The front doors used to actually be the centre doors!
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MO 66141618 viewsMO6614 is the only Air Conditioned Volvo B7RLE CB50HCL at Premier Illawarra, seen here at the Shellharbour City Centre precinct. since reregd 4754 MO.
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MO 61271609 viewsPremier Illawarra MO 6127 is a Renault PR100.2 ex m/o 6127; ex Rutty`s, Figtree (27) m/o 6127; ex ACTION BUS 686. This bus is the only single door Renault PR100.2 in the Premier Fleet. The bus was involved in an accident shortly after the PI takeover, which involved a major front end rebuild and the centre doors were used to replace the destroyed front doors.
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TV 45941596 viewsPremier Motor Service TV4594 SCANIA K114IB - 14.5m/NCBC still Tinselled up for Xmas. (photo taken on New Years Eve).
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TV 17221412 viewsPremier Illawarra TV 1722 is a Mercedes OH1622 with Austral Bodywork, ex Nowra ex Great Lakes coaches. It used to have fluting upto the middle rub strip, when repainted/refurb'd Premier removed all of that. Since reregd 4749 MO. TV 946 (now 4779 MO) is another identical unit to this one. Seen here 18/11/2006.
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m/o 61901325 viewsAfter I thought that Premier Illawarra were going to get onto withdrawing these old bangers (Mercedes O035/Ansairs) they went and refurbished another one, I must say they look great when refurbished, it's just ashame that Ansair Built these with easy rusting steel. This bus was only completed with Refurbishment in September 2006. It'll probably last another 12-18 months before withdrawal. Withdrawn and sold in 2009. Seen here 18/11/2006.
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m/o 63131288 viewsSoon to be retired Premier Illawarra Volvo B10M/CC Euro Mk II ex John J Hill, on Northcliffe Drive at Berkeley about to pass a police speed trap, and then pick up some school kids from Berkeley High. This seems to be the most used of the 4 1982 B10M's. I rarely see 6360, even when JJH were still about 6313 was always out in service, yet the other 3 only seemed to turn up on short shifts. m/o 6305 has already been sold to Casula Bus & Coach, and this one followed shortly afterwards.
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m/o 92411287 viewsOne of Premier Illawarra's MAN 18.280/CC CB50's at Albion Park Station.
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m/o 76491263 viewsPremier Illawarra m/o 7649 is a Scania L94IB with Custom Coaches 510 bodywork, photographed here between trips on route 34 at Westfield Warrawong.
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m/o 79321177 viewsPremier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC Ex John J Hill, Wollongong & Shellharbour (32) m/o 7932. SCOOP! A Tiger on route service! 7932 operating a route 3!
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m/o 90151149 viewsFrom Premier Illawarra is this Volvo B7R CC SB40 operating a route 37 to the University, photographed in Burelli St Wollongong. Route 37 is a loop service that operates around Lake Illawarra, Route 57 operates in the reverse direction. Behind 9015 is a Renault PR100.2 on the next Route 37 loop.
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AF86VJ1149 viewsNew Premier Illawarra MAN 18.280/CC CB50 on route 34 in Nolan St Berkeley. This bus has since been re-regd m/o 9249.
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m/o 76491144 viewsPremier Illawarra 7649 is a Scania L94IB with CC 510 bodywork, this bus is ex John J Hill and is on Route 34 which was diverted via Barnes St (see the fading street sign) due to constant vandalism of buses when they used to operate via the nearby Nannawilli Street. Amazingly this damage has ceased entirely, and also given me a bus service which is much closer to my house. Seen her 18/11/2006.
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m/o 61701129 viewsWhat was supposed to be the last refurb Canberra Mercedes (see comments on 6190) is Premier Illawarra m/o 6170 at Albion Park Rail East on route 51. Route 51 is a new route from Wollongong to Albion Park via Warrawong. Bit of a roundabout route to take to get from Albion Park to Wollongong, but routes 51 70 76 all connect to the Direct Lake Link service, but at least it provides a good link for people from Albion Park to the Warrawong shopping centres (which is one of the big retail precincts in Wollongong)
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m/o 79321105 viewsIt's a Leyland Tiger on route work! Due to Rail Maintenance and Premier needing to commit almost 20 buses to this, many of the older vehicles in the PI fleet were utilised on Route work for the duration of the School Holidays, including every O305, and a few Tigers which don't regulary get onto route work anymore. m/o7932 is back in its Route Work Guernsey operating a route 43 to Port Kembla in First Avenue South, Warrawong. Seen here in October 2006.
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m/o 62601074 viewsApologies about the crappy photo, but here is another Premier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC ex Rutty's operating route service at the University.
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MO 66091047 viewsOne of Premier Illawarra's new Volvo B7RLE's with CC CB50HCL bodywork photographed in Oak Flats. Since reregd 4750 MO.
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m/o 77621031 viewsPremier Illawarra Leyland Tiger/PMC ex Pleasure Tours ex North and Western at Unanderra on a school run for Edmund Rice College.
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MO 66091018 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Since reregd 4750 MO.
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MO 6607984 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Since reregd 4769 MO.
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m/o 7448975 viewsPremier Illawarra ex John J Hill Leyland Tiger/PMC m/o 7448 which has finally been repainted, at Farmborough Hts on a school run. Seen here 18/11/2006.
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m/o 7235960 viewsPremier Illawarra ex John J Hill Mercedes O405 / CC on Route 51 at Lake Illawarra (the suburb not the actual lake) going through a dish gutter. Seen here 18/11/2006.
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m/o 9248950 viewsPremier Illawarra MAN 18.280 / CC CB50HCL at Oak Flats Stn.
2006_10_14_PremierMO6610.jpg
MO 6610949 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Later regd 4751 MO.
2006_12_26_PremierMO6620.jpg
MO 6620934 viewsOne of the latest deliveries to Premier Illawarra MO 6620 another Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL". Since reregd 4756 MO.
2006_12_31_PremierMO6622.jpg
MO 6622929 viewsNew Premier Illawarra Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" at Oak Flats Station with a very foggy escarpment in the background. Since reregd 4757 MO.
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MO 6619922 viewsPremier Illawarra Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" at Stockland Shellharbour on New Years day. Since reregd 4755 MO. Behind it is similar MO 6614 which has since been reregd 4754 MO.
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MO 6608912 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Since reregd 4750 MO.
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m/o 9008911 viewsNew Premier Illawarra MAN 18.280/CC CB50 on route 38 to Figtree Hts.
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MO 6621892 viewsAnother new Premier Illawarra Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" on the combined Sunday Route 35/36 to Mt Kembla via Farmborough Hts in Waples Rd with Mt Kembla in the background. Route 36 terminates at the small Kembla Hts Village at the back of the Mt Kembla. It has since been reregd 4758 MO.
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MO 6611882 viewsA better pic of MO 6611 at the Entertainment Centre. This is the latest bus delivered to Premier Illawarra, but not for long with another 4 of these due anyday now. This is a Volvo B7RLE with CC CB50HCL bodywork. Since reregd 4753 MO.
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MO 6611868 viewsMO 6611 is the latest bus delivered to Premier Illawarra, but not for long with another 4 of these due anyday now. This is a Volvo B7RLE with CC CB50HCL bodywork. Photographed in George Street, Berkeley. Since reregd 4753 MO.
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m/o 9248861 viewsPremier Illawarra MAN 18.280/CC CB50 enters Oak Flats Station running 15 minutes late due to the daily heavy traffic through Albion Park Rail. Northbound was even worse which it took me 24 minutes to travel 2.5km's to get to the Freeway Entrance.
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MO 6619829 viewsAnother new Premier Illawarra Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" at Wollongong Station. Since reregd 4755 MO.
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m/o 9241816 viewsOne of Premier Illawarra's new MAN 18.280/CC CB50's on route 33 at Cowper St West Wollongong.
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Rutty's536 viewsSeen here at Kiama in c1961 is this coach from Rutty’s in a very unusual livery. Many years later in 2001 Nowra Coaches took over both John J Hills and Ruttys on the same date, to form Premier Illawarra.
   
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