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UQB088 MTT (88)
Leyland Tiger OPS2 / Campbell&Mannix
circa 1970

Leyland Tiger OPS2
Body:  MBA 326 11/50 FB34F
   converted to     Campbell&Mannix 06/57 B43F
Engine:  Leyland O600 6cyl 9.8ℓ 125hp diesel
Gearbox:  4sp synchromesh
   converted to     4sp synchromesh
Last updated:  21 October 2021
  DATE       REGO    No   FLEET
1950Federal Bus Service
195045078(18)Pioneer Omnibus Co
30 Aug 195345742(142)Metro Buses
30 Jun 1957UAN117(88)Metro Buses
31 Aug 1958UAN117(88)MTT
20 Feb 1964WAG8088(88)MTT
22 Oct 1968UQB088(88)MTT
11 Aug 1972Bond (E T) (Belmont)

One source states original seating was 40, but that would appear to be too high for its original wheelbase; Recorded as being new in 1949 however body plate on original body (located between Mandurah and North Dandalup in 1985) gives build date of 11/50
   OPD2=Dick McDonald; EFD=40; AE/R157=34; oldbody=R154
Recorded as being withdrawn for conversion to OPS4 spec on 01 Dec 1956 however the Depreciation Schedule of 30 Nov 1956 records the sale of the old body, suggesting an earlier withdrawal date
1 Dec 1956   date=BSH
Chassis conversion / lengthening completed
by31 Jan 1957   Depreciation Schedule 1957
Returned to service
30 Jun 1957   
19 Jul 1972   

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