Buses & Chassis Demonstrated to WA Govt Operators

21 records
200 Hino BG13109788FreighterB42D--/66
Freighter Industries
ex-WAG8200 MTT (200)
ex-Freighter Industries
Loaned to MTT 15.12.1966; In service 09.03.1967; De-registered & returned to Freighter Industries 21.03.1968
12 MAN SG192187 0934 1005MAN-GoppelAB73FR-/76
AJS553 Coachways (Auckland NZ) (20)
ex-AJS553 Leopard Coachlines (Christchurch NZ) (20)
ex-AJS553 Okato Bus Lines (Okata NZ)
ex-3348AO ⁄ NET127 Sunbury Bus Lines (Sunbury VIC) (39)
ex-MAN Australia
ex-UQB012 Transperth (12)
ex-UQB012 MTT (12)
ex-MAN Australia (stock)
Rattler January 1975:
The Western Australian Government is thought to be interested in a 120 passenger articulated MAN bus which will be demonstrated to operators during 1975.; Demonstrated to MTT (carried NSW trade plates A3722) 20.08.1976 to 26.08.1976; Toured Causeway, Redcliffe, Trigg, Claremont & Fremantle depots 25.08.1976; Purchased by MTT --.06.1977; Evaporative air-coolers fitted & first bus in new MTT arrowhead livery (MTTc); In service at Trigg Depot (operating mainly on Route 266 Perth-Innaloo Express via Mitchell Fwy) 01.08.1977; Converted to Voith D851.2 (replacing original 2-speed 2-range Voith torque-converter) --.07.1980; First overhaul where alterations were made to the front ventilation system, drivers vent fitted, seats re-uphostered --.09.1981; After introduction of O305Gs on Perth-Scarborough via Innaloo route, transferred to Causeway Depot (operating mainly on Perth-Leeming Fastworker via Kwinana Fwy) 25.11.1984; Fitted with turbo-charger --.09.1985; Transferred to Rockingham Depot (operating Express Routes 116 & 166) --.11.1985; Transferred to Malaga Depot --.08.1988 pending introduction of new schedules for articulated bus operations on Perth-Morley Route 66 Express 09.10.1988; Withdrawn & stored at Kensington St Workshops --.11.1993 - however it appears to have already been withdrawn & stored at Trigg Depot (ie photo) by --.04.1993; Observed in MAN Australia premises (nr Footscray VIC) by 13.04.1994
Volvo B58HHessAB69T716806/76
Sydney Road Transport Museum
ex-MO970 Nowra Coaches (Nowra NSW)
ex-Baxters Holryod Bus Lines
ex-m/o625 ⁄ m/o5852 South Western Coach Lines (Jannali NSW)
ex-m/o5852 Campbelltown Bus Service [Rowes]
ex-m/o5852 ⁄ SHW542 Rowes (Plumpton NSW)
ex-SHW542 Briscoes (on loan)
ex-SHW542 ⁄ ITP159 (on loan) State Transport Authority (Adelaide)
ex-ITP159 (on loan) Grendas Bus Service (Dandenong)
ex-ITP159 Volvo Australia
ex-m/o4078 (on loan) Public Transport Commission (Sydney)
ex-C94761 (on loan) Canberra Bus Service
ex-m/o4255 (on loan) Public Transport Commission (Sydney)
ex-Volvo Australia `Maxibus`
Recorded in some sources as being fitted with a 5sp Allison gearbox; Landed in Melbourne late --.10.1976; Displayed at a Volvo-conducted Transport Symposium at Sydney Opera House 17.11.1976; Demonstrated to Public Transport Commission (Sydney) (operated on free route 417 Circular Quay-Railway Colannade) 15.11.1976 to 19.11.1976; Demonstrated to Dept of the Capital Territory (Canberra) 22.11.1976 to 02.12.1976; Operated by Public Transport Commission (Sydney) once again on route 417 during Festival of Sydney --.01.1977; Operated by Grendas on a free bus service to and on behalf of Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre from 22.03.1977 to 26.03.1977; Demonstrated to Perth MTT (but not operated in service) c.--.08.1977; Demonstrated to State Transport Authority (Adelaide) (operated on Adelaide-Port Noarlunga route) by --.03.1978; Initially remained on loan to STA whilst Volvo B59 (1002) was on demonstration tour to Sweden, however remained with STA until late --.--.1980; Withdrawn & stored at Nowra
74 Volvo B58-56B58 56 4x2 9122 3245DominoHedgesB41D12/77
ex-Vikings Bobcat Spares (Lawnton QLD)
ex-074EWP ⁄ 883NLL Redcliffe Peninsula Hornibrook Bus Lines (74)
ex-Volvo Australia
Demonstrated to MTT --.02.1978; Demonstrated to WAGR --.03.1978; Featured automatic gearbox, forced ventilation, individually contoured seats
451 Volvo B588646NZMBB41D--/78
ex-Ritchies Transport Holdings (451);
ex-Gold Star (Hamilton NZ);
ex-IU5849 New Plymouth City Transport (NZ) (24);
ex-Volvo Australia
Demonstrated to (but not operated by) the MTT during --.04.1978
Leyland B21/1R/DDA101PMCSAB9D08/78
PARTS Interline Bus & Coach (Macquarie Fields NSW) [Ingleburn]
ex-Gilberts (Villawood NSW) (dealer)
ex-m/o4967 Allways Bus Service (Kingsgrove NSW)
ex-m/o4967 Delwood Bus Lines (Villawood NSW)
ex-m/o4967 Parramatta-Villawood Bus Service (NSW) [Delwood]
ex-m/o4473 MetroLink (Green Valley NSW) [Oliveri]
ex-Leyland Australia
Demonstrated to (but not operated by) the MTT between --.04.1978 and --.06.1978
Scania CR112Scania-BussarB43T-/79
Unknown (Poland)
ex-Unknown (Uppsala? Sweden)
ex-ZIR777 (on loan) ACTION (Canberra)
ex-KDM231 Scania Australia
Left-hand-drive; Demonstrated to the MTT (Perth) 18.06.1979; Demonstrated to M&MTB (Melbourne) 02.07.1979 to 03.07.1979; Demonstrated to ACTION (Canberra) 06.07.1979; Demonstrated to Brisbane City Council 11.07.1979; Demonstrated again to ACTION (Canberra) 24.07.1980; Returned to Sweden; Exported to Poland --.--.1992
Volvo B58-568130CustomCoachesB49FR78/49205/79
ex-Private Owner (Yarramundi NSW)
ex-m/o8697 ⁄ MO5803 Cumberland Coachlines (St Marys NSW) (6)
ex-MO5803 Blunts Coaches (Casino NSW) [Blunt]
ex-m/o8493 ⁄ m/o4456 Forest Coach Lines (Terry Hills NSW)
ex-Volvo Australia
Demonstrated to the MTT (chassis only) --.02.1977
10 Renault PR100RPN1 0001RenaultB41D-/80
48316H Private Owner (NSW) PRESERVED;
ex-4215MO ⁄  MO5083 Cavanaghs (Kempsey NSW);
ex-BUS674 ⁄  ZIB674 ACTION (Canberra) (674);
ex-ZIB674 (on loan) ACTION (Canberra) (674);
ex-ZIB672 (on loan) ACTION (Canberra) (672);
ex-7BD174 (on loan) MTT (10);
ex-ZIR888 (on loan but not operated) ACTION (Canberra);
ex-Mack Trucks Australia;
ex-Renault Vehicles Industriels
Built (but not used) as demonstrator for Singapore; International Motor Show Birmingham & UK Demonstrator --.--.1980; Returned to Renault & converted to PR100R specification (although chassis plate states type as PR 100M1) --.--.1984; Loaned to ACTION (but not operated) 04.03.1985; Returned & de-registered 15.03.1985; In Perth by 24.03.1985; Loaned to MTT 26.04.1985; 2-way radio fitted to allow weekend & night running; Allocated to Gosnells Depot due to limited destination display; Returned to Mack Trucks & de-registered 10.06.1985; Loaned to ACTION --.07.1985; Sold to ACTION 25.06.1986
Volvo B6FAYV3B451055 0008788chassis only-/82
Volvo Australia (stock)
Demonstrated to the MTT --.05.1982
Scania BF82Y84FC4X2A01850602PMCSAC49F440709/84
XV88SN ⁄ WLJ981 motorhome
ex-1708AO ⁄ FJO450 Cobden Coaches (Cobden VIC) (8)
ex-MO0964 Brumpton (Coffs Harbour NSW) (13)
ex-PBZ608 Palmer (AR & LP) (Wyong NSW)
ex-UMR545 Philanderer Ferries (Penneshaw SA)
ex-Scania Australia (stock)
Chassis demonstrated to the MTT --.07.1982; Converted from front-engined to centre-underfloor configuration prior to bodying
11 62 Leyland Lynx B60B60.02Leyland-JWBoltonB39Dℓ12/84
Bus Preservation Society of WA (Whiteman Park)
ex-Sydney Bus Museum
ex-MO14 Deanes Bus Lines (Queanbeyan NSW) (62)
ex-MO14 Levers (Queanbeyan)
ex-UQK475 (on loan) State Transport Authority (Adelaide)
ex-039PSF (on loan) Hornibrook Bus Lines (Clontarf QLD)
ex-ZIB671 (on loan) ACTION (Canberra) (671)
ex-6YY320 (on loan) MTT (11)
ex-6YY320 Jaguar Rover Australia
Chassis arrived at Fremantle on-board the `GDANSK` 24.09.1984; Loaned to MTT 19.12.1984; In service 18.01.1985; 2-way radio fitted to enable weekend & night operation --.02.1985; Withdrawn 17.04.1985; Returned to JRA; Loaned to ACTION --.06.1985; Converted to Voith DIWA D851; Returned to JRA; Converted to B45F prior to entering service with Levers; Evaporative air-cooler pod removed; Withdrawn --.02.2012; Donted to Sydney Bus Museum by Deanes Bus Lines 19.05.2012
Mercedes-Benz O405WDB35700013043255MBMannheimB41D-/85
Left-hand-drive O405 demonstrator, mostly white livery with green stripes & brown skirting band; standing/luggage area opposite centre door; sloping floor with plinth-mounted seats in rear section; Arrived in Perth 22.11.1985; Exhibited with first Perth O305 (88) at Causeway Depot where an order for 23 O305Gs (with O405G style bodies) was announced (due to currency fluctuations, only 19 O305Gs eventuated) 26.11.1985; Demonstrated to MTT for approx 2 weeks
10 Hino Rainbow RB145KJHDRB145KXXX40001HinoC22FK23863-60--/85
Wentworth Motors (Redcliffe) (dealer)
ex-UQB010 Transperth (10) `Plus Bus`
ex-Wentworth Motors (Redcliffe) (dealer)
Demonstrated to MTT 17.12.1985 to 18.12.1985; In service, allocated to Gosnells Depot for Routes 231 & 239 20.02.1987; Transferred to Trigg Depot for trial running on routes 262, 264, 265, 273 --.11.1988; Transferred to Gosnells Depot for temporary shuttle service between Maddington and Stokely Railway Stations (peak periods only) --.04.1989; Driving School 22.06.1989; Withdrawn --.10.1990
DD1 58 MAN 22.330 HOCLN/R474.0001AustralHC46/12Dt152407/88
0132AO Bendigo Coachlines (Bendigo VIC) (58)
ex-mo788 Brits (NT)
ex-VX47AI ⁄ VV71BT Landmark Tours (Diamond Creek VIC) (60)
ex-6QS904 (on loan) Westrail (DD1)
ex-Landmark Tours (Diamond Creek VIC)
One source states model no as 22.342 HOCLN/R & configuration HC63Dt; One source states chassis no as 002; Loaned to Westrail for evaluation purposes --.06.1989; Used on Westrail Perth-Geraldton & Perth-Albany services; Demonstrated to Perth bus enthusiasts 16.07.1989; Departed Perth 26.07.1989; Recorded in one source as being fleet no (64) at Landmark
Scania K113TRL 14.5mYS4KT6X2B01815582VolgrenC61FVG30802/90
CVL1368 ⁄ TC5239 Buswest
ex-TC5239 Mandurah Bus Charters [Buswest]
ex-TC5239 Fortesque Bus Service [Buswest]
ex-3971AO ⁄ QIL236 ⁄ FWF975 ⁄ EBJ035 Warrnambool Bus Lines (Warrnambool VIC) (35)
Demonstrated to Transperth to establish suitability of 14.5m rigids on Perth metropolitan routes --.02.1991; Driven over routes 103 & 105, followed by Main Roads Department vehicle fitted with a roof-mounted video camera; Entire 2-hour demonstration run was videoed to enable assessment of clearances and end-swing; Demonstrated to Westrail & operated on Perth-Albany & Perth-Geraldton services; Successful evaluation by Westrail resulted in order for four K113TRB-model units that became Westrail (SL01)-(SL04); MRD video re-played at BMWA Meeting 25.11.1991
Mercedes-Benz O405ENHMBMannheimB25Dw--/97
MABZ97 Daimler Benz
Prototype fuel-cell bus; NEBUS = New Electric Bus; Arrived at Fremantle 05.03.2000; Official launch of Perth tour 12.03.2000
330 Mercedes-Benz O500LEWEB63422021000260VolgrenB43DwVP047109/05
5952AO Portsea Passenger Transport (Rosebud VIC) (330)
Demonstrated to STA (Sydney) officials in Perth 13.10.2005
3000 3000 Scania L94UA CNGYS2L6X20001855020VolgrenAB62FRwVG238509/07
TP3000 Transdev [Transperth] (3000)
ex-TP3000 PATH Transit [Transperth] (3000)
ex-TP3000 Southern Coast Transit [Transperth] (3000)
Model no on chassis plate = L94UA6x2LB300; Observed on wharf at Fremantle 14.10.2007; Licenced to carry 120 passengers; `Channel 10 Terra Nova` AOA; `Foxtel` AOA by 29.02.2012; `Western Power` AOA by 04.07.2012; `HBF` AOA by 17.10.2014; Withdrawn & stored by 07.07.2015; Returned to service 11.11.2016; Withdrawn & stored 21.04.2021
3001 3001 MAN A24 NG313F CNGWMAA24ZZ17C009292CustomCoachesAB63FRw07-06311/07
TP3001 PATH Transit [Transperth] (3001)
ex-TP3001 Transdev [Transperth] (3001)
ex-TP3001 PATH Transit [Transperth] (3001)
ex-TP3001 (not operated) Swan Transit [Transperth] (3001)
ex-TP3001 PATH Transit [Transperth] (3001)
Voith gearbox replaced with ZF-Ecomat 6HP594C 6sp auto prior to delivery; In service 28.02.2008; `BankWest` AOA; `UWA` AOA by 21.08.2014; `HBF` AOA 26.02.2018; `Tommy Hilfiger` AOA by --.03.2019; `University Of Notre Dame - Ethical Education` AOA 28.09.2021; `Pentanet - Join operation Nexus ` AOA 19.02.2022; `University of Notre Dame` AOA
3002 3002 IVECO Citelis 18 GNCVNEPU09D200001754CustomCoachesAB58FRw08-04207/09
TP3002 PATH Transit [Transperth] (3002)
ex-TP3002 Swan Transit [Transperth] (3002)
LHD chassis arrived early --.--.2008; Converted to RHD by Custom Coaches; Converted to ZF Ecomate 6HP504 6sp auto prior to delivery; Noted on Driver Training duties 18.03.2010; In service with Swan Transit by 31.03.2010; In service with PATH Transit by 10.07.2012

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