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2003 Bus Show1004 viewsMercedes-Benz OH1725/CC 'CB50' on hoist.
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AF86VJ940 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 9008761 viewsNew Premier Illawarra MAN 18.280/CC CB50 on route 38 to Figtree Hts.
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m/o 9241660 viewsOne of Premier Illawarra's new MAN 18.280/CC CB50's on route 33 at Cowper St West Wollongong.
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m/o 9241998 viewsOne of Premier Illawarra's MAN 18.280/CC CB50's at Albion Park Station.
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MO 6609859 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 7762817 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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m/o 82642085 viewsFrom Interline is (23) Volvo B7RLE/ABDenning low floor, photgraphed between trips on the Bow Bowing route at Minto Mall.
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m/o 87552134 viewsFrom Interline is (38) Renault PR100.2 Ansair ex Action, Canberra, ACT (694) BUS 694. on route 874 to UWS Macarthur via Macarthur Square from Raby.
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m/o 90671184 viewsAt Glenquarie, Interline Bus Services (7) Volvo B12BLE/Bustech "VST" is about to make its last turn for the route to head past their depot and up to Glenfield Station, at the Junction of the Main South and East Hills lines, where it will turn around for another route 870 service to Campbelltown Hospital. The main purpose of going out for photo's on this day was to find Interline O305's before they finish up with a few new VST's pending delivery their days are dwindling.
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m/o 90691130 viewsInterline took delivery of 3 Volvo B12BLE Bustech/VST's last year, and two more are due for delivery shortly. Shown here is number 9 on route 870 to Glenfield (which will be extended to Liverpool in the future) at Macarthur Square. The bus was displaying the wrong destination at the time, the driver changed it shortly after I took the photo.
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m/o 9015949 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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m/o 6260855 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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m/o 64081463 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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m/o 76491030 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 7932900 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 79491372 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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MO 61271275 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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m/o 7932886 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 14681176 viewsKurnell Bus Lines Mercedes O305/PMC ex STA 2102 wearing their new signwriting. This was subsequently renamed back to Skennars Bus Lines although accreditation is still Kurnell. Deregd by 1/12.
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MO 6607784 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Since reregd 4769 MO.
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MO 6608750 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Since reregd 4750 MO.
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MO 6609815 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Since reregd 4750 MO.
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MO 6610791 viewsNew Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" for Premier Illawarra at Thirroul Station. Later regd 4751 MO.
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MO 66101390 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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m/o 83521083 views(108) VeoliaTransport Volvo B10M/Volgren at Sydenham November 2006.
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m/o 88951270 viewsVeolia Transport (116) Volvo B10M/CC ex Baxters at Campsie.
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m/o 88481033 viewsVeolia Transport ex Baxters (137) Mercedes O400/CC "515" at Sydenham, with Centrepoint Tower and the City in the background on Rail Replacement.
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m/o 82621319 viewsVeolia Transport (210) Scania L94UB/Bustech from Villawood at Bankstown between trips on route 910.
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m/o 91621306 viewsVeolia Transport Brand new (404) Volvo B12BLE Bustech VST for Veolia Menai at Bankstown on Rail Replacement.
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m/o 0451346 views(54) Veolia Transport Mercedes O305/PMC at Bankstown ex Crossleys ex STA 2234
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m/o 9198873 viewsVeoliaTransport (75) Volvo B6R/CC "510" at Sydenham.
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m/o 80401001 viewsVeolia Transport Volvo B10M/PMC 92 now at Villawood depot, photo taken at Parramatta. Note bus has Bankstown on desto roll but driver is using supplementary sign.
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m/o 71561618 viewsWestbus Mercedes-Benz O405 Mk II/Custom Coaches '510' in advertising livery for Western Sydney Razorbacks.
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m/o 8982435 viewsWestbus Mercedes-Benz O405NH/ ABM 'CB60' ex Baxters 898 at Merrylands on route 815, in Westbus colours in November 2006.
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m/o 9248744 viewsPremier Illawarra MAN 18.280 / CC CB50HCL at Oak Flats Stn.
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m/o 6170861 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 6190998 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 63131027 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 7235797 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 7448750 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 7649948 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 9248682 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 61271355 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 6611678 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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TV 17221092 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 84761322 viewsFrom Daniella Bus & Coach is this Mercedes O305 / PMC ex Shorelink (53) ex Mt Kuringai ex Shorelink (8) ex UTA Mk1 1955. Dont know if this was on Charter or was operating the very hard to figure out Starbus shuttle services.
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m/o 80962199 viewsFrom Westbus Bonnyrigg is this Mercedes O405 with Custom Coach body, this bus has received a full refurb pack, which has prolonged this buses life for over another 10 years. The refurb pack that all Westbus vehicles will eventually go through includes new Floor's, Seat covering, and new walls.
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5580AO2018 viewsWearing Firefly's new colours is number 80 "Born to Express" a Denning Landseer decker. Seen at the Sydney Coach terminal preparing for it's overnight non stop trip to Melbourne via the M31 Freeway. It is ex HC54/14DT; ex (83) EFT225 Australian Pacific Tours, Sandringham, Vic and was sold to Top End Escapes, Darwin, Northern Territory.
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TV 38771540 viewsThis is a Volvo B7R with Coach Design body from Keans of Scone. Keans operated an express coach service from Sydnay to Scone daily (now ceased), this service has previously been operated by Volvo B10M coaches and Leyland Tiger coaches. The service was almost exclusively operated by these Volvo B7R's when this photo was taken in 2006.
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TV 47641678 viewsFrom Premier Motor Service is this Scania K124EB with Autobus Bodywork. This was previously registered BUS 777 and was the last Autobus built for Premier MS. Seen at Sydney awaiting departure on an evening Brisbane service.
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m/o 92021614 viewsNew for Forest Coachlines is this Volvo B12BLE/CC CB60. Photographed at their Terrey Hills depot.
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m/o 94531588 viewsNew for Forest Coach Lines is this Volvo B12BLEA / CC CB60 Evo II Articulated bus, for use on Forest's increasingly popular City 270 service.
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MO 6620715 viewsOne of the latest deliveries to Premier Illawarra MO 6620 another Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL". Since reregd 4756 MO.
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MO 6611723 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 6619694 viewsAnother new Premier Illawarra Volvo B7RLE/CC "CB50HCL" at Wollongong Station. Since reregd 4755 MO.
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MO 6621721 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 6622758 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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TV 45941281 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 45981575 viewsNew for Premier Motor Service is this Scania K114IB with NCBC bodywork, photographed at Premier Illawarra's Figtree depot.
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