Bus Australia Photo Gallery


Most viewed - Centralian Photos
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3725 MO and 1811 MO399 viewsBlue Mountains Transit MAN 15.220/Custom Coaches CB30 ex Blue Mountains Bus Co MO 5930 and Volvo B12BLE/Custom Coaches CB60 EvoII ex Blue Mountains Bus Co MO 6636 seen here in Trolley Bus livery but had been repainted into TNSW livery before the Trolley Bus service ceased after 2/4/2018. Centralian photo.
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446 ODB385 viewsSmekels Coaches, Gold Coast RFW/Custom Coaches built tri deck – Photo by Centralian in early 80’s.
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1810 MO376 viewsBlue Mountains Transit IBC Mk2-81A-Perkins Phaser/BCC Toowong ex Blue Mountains MO 5592, ex Brisbane City Council Tram Bus (923) 923 BAH, in Trolley Bus livery. It was withdrawn in 2016 before the Trolley Bus service ceased after 2/4/2018. Centralian photo.
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McVicar’s375 viewsLater photo of the depot on the corner of James & Joseph Sts, Lidcombe. Centralian photo.
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TV 630375 viewsBosnjak Smithfield bodied coach. Believed may have been a rebodied Volvo chassis. Centralian photo.
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MO 0214374 viewsKings Coachlines IBC Mk II - Cat (UF)/PMC tri deck. Was Liverpool Transport West Hoxton LTC 222 (converted to RC46F), rereg LQP 204, then TV 760, then m/o 5937; then to J & L King t/a Kings Coachlines, Kempsey as MO 0214 by mid-1986; then to JP & SM Mazzer t/a Mazzer's Coaches, Kyogle as MO 0214 by early-1988. Then Cooma Coaches ICQ 926. Registration cancelled by 18/9/94 - later noted as a motorhome conversion at Cooranbong during the 2000's.
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u/r372 viewsBosnjak Volvo/Smithfield coach on display at a bus show in the seventies. Centralian photo.
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?369 viewsA Custom Coaches bodied trideck (ownership history unknown) in Bosnjaks old Church St Parramatta depot . Photo probably early '80's. Centralian photo.
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TV 617361 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 5725359 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 3540359 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 5725356 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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m/o 5949355 viewsBass Hill Bus Coaches Bedford VAL70/Custom Coaches of 1970, chassis imported from the UK where previous body had been destryed by fire . Seen here in the late 70’s or early 80’s. Centralian photo.
KatoombaMO4435.jpg
MO 4435355 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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?352 viewsA Custom Coaches bodied trideck (ownership history unknown) in Bosnjaks old Church St Parramatta depot . Photo probably early '80's. Centralian photo.
PeninsulaMO1033.jpg
MO 1033352 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 0213351 viewsRFW/Ansair. New to Pioneer Tourist Industries Pty.Ltd,t/a Ansett Pioneer,Adelaide, (202) SDB 353. Sold to Kogarah Coachlines(Len Reynolds),Blakehurst,1984 and reg as TV 819. Sold to Kings Bus Service Pty.Ltd,Kempsey,by 7/85 and reg as MO 0213. Rereg TV 1221. Sold to Sydney Coachlines,Kingsgrove as TV 1221 by 8/90. Sold to Wollongong area late 2002. This one worked in Kogarah livery with Kings signage for its life with SCL.
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MO 4008349 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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TV 616348 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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m/o 7281346 viewsToongabbie Transport (6) MAN SL200/Goppel ex STA, Adelaide, SA (8451); ex (151), in AOA for Master Roast. It went to Westbus then sold to Transwest, Willeton, WA, then resold without use to ? Centralian photo.
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MO 9931346 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Leyland Tiger/Custom Coaches of 1984. Centralianphoto.
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m/o 4181, m/o 264 and m/o 4879343 viewsAt Bosnjak’s Penrith depot in the early '80's were 4181 Ford R226 CVI body of 1969 formerly with Australian Iron & Steel at Port Kembla; 264 AEC Reliance 470 with Comm Engineering body of 1959 formerly with Dept. Interior ACT as ZIB033 in the background and 4879 Leyland RTW ERT1/1 with Campbell & Mannix body of 1958 formerly MTT Perth 27. Centralian photo.
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TIS 816339 viewsAustralian Historical Tours Hino BT51/Freighter tri deck – body dated May 1973 and seating for 32. Photo from Centralian.
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u/r339 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 1746335 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Scania K93/Newnham (Custom Coaches) of 1990. Centralian photo.
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Lineup334 viewsA lineup shot of the rear of buses at Peninsula Bus Lines's depot in Umina. Centralian photo.
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m/o 870, m/o 5498 and m/o 5785332 viewsBowmans St Marys m/o 870 Bedford Vam of 1976; m/o 5498 Albion Viking 41L of 1969; and m/o 5785 Albion Clydesdale of 1972. Centralian photo.
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MO 9310332 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Volvo B10M/Custom Coaches of 1983. Centralianphoto.
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u/r330 viewsScania K93/PMCSA of 1990, on delivery to Peninsula Bus Lines. Centralian photo.
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Lineup330 viewsKatoomba Leura Bus Servive linup from left - Bedford Vam 70 CCMC of 1973 MO5774; Bedford BLP2/Isuzu CCMC of 1978 MO9477; MO 3540 ex MTT Perth. Centralian photo.
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MO 0580 and MO 0582328 viewsPeninsula Bus Lines Scania K93/PMC of 1986 new to Peninsula. Centralian photo.
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u/r325 viewsChalmers Coaches at the 1979 bus show prior to delivery was this Domino Tourmaster DC122 which became CC 539.
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m/o 281325 viewsToongabbie Transport acquired a number of ex Sydney UTA Leyland Worldmasters which they had re-engined with GM motors and fitted with CCMC bodies. Seen here is m/o 281 with such body of 1981 and m/o 5231 next to it. Centralian photo.
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Depot 324 viewsAn early shot of the Bowmans, St Marys depot. Centralian photo.
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TV 630321 viewsIt was a fully imported by Bosnjak’s Volvo B58 with Duple coach body of 1974 build. Seen here at the '74 or '75 bus show. Centralian photo.
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TV 503321 viewsBosnjak’s Denning Mono Gm^V71 of 1972 build. Centralian photo.
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HSY 393321 viewsThames/Duple which was imported into Australia by Pykes Tours, Here in its after life in 2007 or earlier, possibly operating for a church. It's an 8 stud front axle so presumed the truck chassis Thames Trader. Centralian photo.
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m/o 381320 viewsToongabbie Transport Hino BG100/Domino of 1980. Centralian photo.
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LTC 222319 viewsLiverpool Transport Co IBC Mk II - Cat (UF) / PMC tri deck (converted to RC46F), rereg LQP 204, then TV 760, then m/o 5937; then to J & L King t/a Kings Coachlines, Kempsey as MO 0214 by mid-1986; then to JP & SM Mazzer t/a Mazzer's Coaches, Kyogle as MO 0214 by early-1988. Then Cooma Coaches ICQ 926. Registration cancelled by 18/9/94 - later noted as a motorhome conversion at Cooranbong during the 2000's.
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m/o 580316 viewsToongabbie Transport. Some ex UTA GM Worldmasters rebodied by CCMC with (2) m/o 580 an ex demonstrator MAN SL200 . Centralian photo.
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Daimlers310 viewsHere's a row of ex DGT Daimler CVG6SD with Comeng bodies of 1953 vintage awaiting their fate at Casula Wreckers. These vehicles were withdrawn around 1973 and I'd date having taken this photo in the mid to late '70's. (apologies for the leaking battery damage). Centralian photo.
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Lineup309 viewsBosnjaks Parramatta Bus Co had a number of AEC lorry chassis converted and fitted with CCMC bus bodies in 1966. Here are former mo 5025, 4974 and 5001 with a couple of Leyland Comets, for sale at Suttons Arncliffe in the early eighties. Centralian photo.
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JAU 597308 viewsBased at Penrith for most of its time with Bosnjak was this fully imported Bedford YMT3 with Duple coach body of 1978. Centralian photo
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CC 538308 viewsChalmers Coaches Domino Denning bodied Denmak mono, the style which later became known as the Tourmaster DC113 (single rear axle) ex HOD 307, ex ISZ 350. This vehicle with Chalmers was built in October 1975. Later reregd TV 565 then sold to Deanes where it brcame m/o 7053. Refronted after an accident and then sold to Deluxe Coachlines, Wangaratta. Centralian Photo.
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m/o 4526306 viewsAt Bosnjak’s Penrith depot at unknown fate is m/o 4526 Leyland Leopard with Smithfield body. Centralian photo.
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m/o 4508 and m/o 874305 viewsTwo Bowman, St Marys Leyland Leopards are shown here back before 2007. Centralian photo.
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CC 642303 viewsChalmers Coaches Denning coach built in March 1981.
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m/o 776301 viewsToongabbie Transport (25) Hino RC420/Hedges of 1975. Centralian photo.
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m/o 300300 viewsChalmers Coaches Denning coach with a build date of March 1974.
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MO 9475291 viewsHere's a shot taken Easter Saturday 2007 of Blue Mountains Bus Service MO 9475 Leyland Worlmaster – Cummins/PMC ex Katoomba Leura Bus Service, rebody ex Perth, at the Kanimbla St , Katoomba sub-depot - 3rd from left. Centralian photo.
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TV 629286 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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TV 202286 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 100285 viewsSeen here on a later Chalmers Coaches Denning. One of only a few TV plates held by Chalmers.
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TV 003282 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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JZB 083277 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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m/o 5910, m/o 5777 and m/o 4565276 viewsWoronora Bus Service Leyland Worldmaster/Smithfield, Leyland Worldmaster/Superior and Leyland ERT1/1/PMC of 1985 with GM motor and coach seating. Centralian photo.
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Ex m/o 467272 viewsBowmans, St Marys Leyland Comet with Hughes, Wetton & Reilly (HWR) bodywork of 1957 vintage. Taken in mid eighties or earlier. Centralian photo.
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MO 9407267 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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Ex m/o 4841266 viewsWestern Roads Bedford VAL/Custom Coaches which was new in 1965. Seen here in the late 70’s or early 80’s. Centralian photo,
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m/o 4510 and m/o 4520264 viewsBowmans, St Marys Leyland Nationals at the depot. Centralian photo.
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