10257 United Buses (6)
Daimler COG5 / ParkRoyal
Claremont Gugeri St

Daimler COG5
Chassis No:  10296   
Body:  ParkRoyal 4860 -/37 H30/24FR   
Engine:  Gardner 5LW 5cyl 7ℓ 94hp diesel   
Gearbox:  "Wilson" 4sp mechanical pre-select   
Last updated:  3 October 2014   

  DATE       REGO    No   FLEET       No
21 Dec 193710054(5)United Buses5   
w/e28 Dec 193710257(5)United Buses5   
10257(6)United Buses6   
byDec 195131806(6)United Buses6   
14 Dec 195831806(206)MTT206   
CHASSISPerth & Carlisle Technical Colleges   
1976CHASSIS(6)WA Transport Museum (Castledare)6   
9 Mar 1984CHASSIS(6)Bus Museum of WA (Bellevue)6   
CHASSIS(6)Bus Preservation Society of WA (Whiteman Park)6   

Reported in one source as being chassis no 27420 and body no B4860
One of six complete double-deckers ordered
circaApr 1937   
Remainder of order cancelled due to State Government insistence & union pressure for locally built buses
Unloaded from the New Zealand Star at Fremantle; tyres fitted, water & oil replenished, driven to United depot
20 Dec 1937   
After being driven fast around Mounts Bay Rd with 30 burly constables on the top deck (to allay fears that the bus would overturn), was licenced for 81 passengers
Inaugural trip (reputedly with 105 passengers on board)
21 Dec 1937   
Narrowly escaped destruction in United Depot fire (roof badly scorched & charred) early on Saturday
4 Apr 1942   
Running reduced to 0815 Claremont-Perth & 1715 Perth-Claremont services
Final service trip driven by Harold Sutherland (driver of the inaugural run)
22 Aug 1959   
22 Aug 1959   
Body to R King (Perth) (used as a holiday house Palm Beach)
4 Apr 1960   
Body to ex-United employee (Palmyra)
Body destroyed by fire

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