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Hi all, I thought I'd create this topic to keep people updated with work being done on the historical lists in the Busaustralia New South Wales fleet list section. In most circumstances these list do not cover every vehicle that a company has owned, but they do try to cover the vast majority of vehicles that the company has had over the last 20 years. The next project will be to extend the lists back even further.

Quite a few lists have been updated and added in the last few months, but here are the latest:

Metropolitan:
- Busabout / Neville's Bus Service: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=NEV
- Calabro Bros Bus Service: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=CBO
- Delwood Coaches: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=DEV
- Harris Park (operator information & previous vehicles updated): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=HPT
- Kurnell Passenger Transport: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=KPT
- Pleasure Tours (operator information & previous vehicles updated): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=PLE
- Toongabbie Transport Service at sale to Westbus: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=TTS

Central Coast:
- Yarramalong Bus Lines (Palmer): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=PAY

Newcastle & Hunter:
- Morisset Bus Service (general tidyup & addition of previously operated vehicles): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=MOR
- Sugar Valley Coachlines (general tidyup & addition of previously operated vehicles): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=SUG
- Sugar Valley Coachlines (Spencer Ross ownership): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=SVC
- Toronto Bus Service (general tidyup & addition of previously operated vehicles): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=TOR

New England:
- Dewhurst, Armidale: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=DEW

Orana:
- Roach's Charter Service, Gilgandra: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=RGG

Feedback, corrections and comments are always welcome. All information comes from a variety of sources including my own personal observations, enthusiast publications and industry literature.

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Ben
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A further two lists have been created today:
Hadfield's of Engadine: http://www.busaustralia.com/fleetlists/ ... search=HAD
Menai Bus Service (previously Woronora Bus Service): http://www.busaustralia.com/fleetlists/ ... search=WOR
Any help would be greatly appreciated to fill some of the blanks, we have an amazing collection of information amongst some of the older members of this board, lets collect the information in one place and safeguard it for the future.
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Some feedback here, thank you for doing all of this because it is really great stuff.

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The Challenge Coachlines Pty Ltd list has undergone significant updates to individual vehicle information and operator information today: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=CHA

A historic listing for Toongabbie Transport Service as at sale to Westbus has been created and is awaiting some historical information: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=TTS
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A couple more new lists:

- Keira Tours (small Wollongong charter operator): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=KEI
- Comet Bus Services (small Western Sydney charter operator): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=MEH
- Manly Bus Service (former charter & route service operator): http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=MBS
- Lynton's Bus & Coach Service (former Western Sydney charter operator) including pictures: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=LYT

Photos updated for the following lists:
- Western Road Liners, Parkes: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=WES
- Hopkinson's: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=HOP
- Maianbar Bundeena: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=MAI
- Bankstown Strathfield: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=BSB
- West Bankstown: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=WBB
- Tiger Tours: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=TIG
- Caringbah Bus Service: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=CAR
- Prior's Bus Service, Batemans Bay: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=PRI
- Palmer's, Wyong: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=PAY
- Picton Omnibus Service: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=PIC
- Midshore, Gordon: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=MID
- Forest Coach Lines: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=FCL
- Southtrans: http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?info=SOU
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I have done a bit of work on the St Ives Bus Services fleetlist this morning. http://busaustralia.com/fleetlists/nsw.php?search=STI

One query - were (2) & (3) in the fleet at the end? If so, which company took them over?

I have held off adding m/o 311 discussed in a recent topic until I can dig out some old Fleetlines and establish a fleet number.
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Awesome job on these lists. Loving the history. One question tho. Is it my imagine or have a number of lists dissappeared after being added? ie Deanes North Ryde and Hornsby/Kuringai? Also any chance a clipper tours may be on the cards?
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Andy O wrote:Awesome job on these lists. Loving the history. One question tho. Is it my imagine or have a number of lists dissappeared after being added? ie Deanes North Ryde and Hornsby/Kuringai? Also any chance a clipper tours may be on the cards?
You are correct. I have fixed Hornsby Bus Group. The Deanes list is offline for a few days while I do a major update of previous vehicles operated. I'm currently decided how to add in the Clipper Tours - whether to have them as part of the Deanes list or separate?
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Thanks for that Ben O. If you have clipper vehicles right up until their final demise in early 2000's i would suggest maybe a seperate list, as werent they at one stage owned by Driver Group in Melbourne?
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And subsequently the name was also used by Hawkesfords
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Can I suggest (Roberts)Brisbane water Coaches/Davis Coachlines/Peninsula Buslines Be added to the historic list?
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Adding onto paulbrown3 suggestion: Pyes and castle coaches?
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how about blue ribbon coaches/rover etc
i wish i was old enough to drive 3068 worldmaster
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Blue Ribbon has been done, although it needs a little work with some of the vehicles owned between 1988 and 1993.

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Added:
Carss Park Chartered Tours and Buslines (J O'Nains) - Taren Point: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=CPC
Kogarah - Carss Park Bus Service (EH Blythe) - Bexley: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=KCP
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Daniel wrote:Added:
Carss Park Chartered Tours and Buslines (J O'Nains) - Taren Point: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=CPC
Kogarah - Carss Park Bus Service (EH Blythe) - Bexley: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=KCP
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A few more lists have been added in the last 6 months:-

- McVicar's Bus Services (compiled by Lourie Smit): http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=MCV
- Caelli Coaches, Singleton: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=CAE
- Federal Highway Bus Co, Queanbeyan: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=FED
- Leeder Queanbeyan: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=LED
- Lynam, Penrose: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=LYN
- Pearce's Coach Service, Goulburn: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=PCS
- South's Bus Service, Moss Vale: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=SBS
- Southern Highlands Bus Service: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=SHC
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Ben O wrote:A few more lists have been added in the last 6 months:-

- McVicar's Bus Services (compiled by Lourie Smit): http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=MCV
- Caelli Coaches, Singleton: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=CAE
- Federal Highway Bus Co, Queanbeyan: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=FED
- Leeder Queanbeyan: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=LED
- Lynam, Penrose: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=LYN
- Pearce's Coach Service, Goulburn: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=PCS
- South's Bus Service, Moss Vale: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=SBS
- Southern Highlands Bus Service: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=SHC
Great work Lourie & Ben, keep it up!
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Thanks Nick.

Pells Nambucca Bus Service worked on today:- http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=PEL
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Daniel wrote:A further two lists have been created today:
Hadfield's of Engadine: http://www.busaustralia.com/fleetlists/ ... search=HAD
Menai Bus Service (previously Woronora Bus Service): http://www.busaustralia.com/fleetlists/ ... search=WOR
Any help would be greatly appreciated to fill some of the blanks, we have an amazing collection of information amongst some of the older members of this board, lets collect the information in one place and safeguard it for the future.
Menai Bus Service has only one bus listed. They had many other buses which eventually became South Trans. I have listed the following buses listed under South Trans that were originally Menai or Woronora Buses.
They are m/o's 705,905,4585,5708,5713,5778,7137,7138,7183,7467,7468,7517 and 7519. If these buses were added to the Menai Bus Service list then it would reflect a more accurate list.
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hi Ben a list of my relations buses MRS Pricilla Warren TRADING AS marrickville bus lines or sydenham bus lines routes 222 sydenham stn -dulwich hill & route 227 sydnenham stn -stanmore fire station depot was in victoria rd marrickville she had about 10 buses THANKS BUS3533.
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