BUS 450 (1)

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Bus 450
Chassis MAN SG192
Depot --
Entered Service 27 September 1976
Removed from Service --
Desto Equipment Roller Blind
VIN 187.0760.0763
Body Goppell
Body Number --
Body Date 1976
Seating AB71FR
Fuel Diesel
Gallery Album Bus 450

Bus 450 was a MAN SG192 Articulated Vehicle.

Notes

  • Bus 450 was the first European-style articulated bus to enter regular service in Australia.
  • It was delivered to the Canberra Bus Service on 21 May 1976, with a Voith D506 gearbox (it was subsequently modified to the Voith 851)
  • It entered service on Route 16 between Woden and Civic on 27 September 1976. [1]
  • The bus cost $73,000, including modifications. [2]
  • Due to a stalemate with the union regarding appropriate staffing on the bus, it was nearly sold prior to entering service. [3]
  • It was involved in an accident on Barry Drive during a storm on 1 December 1987. Photos can be seen in our Gallery. [4]
  • Following withdrawal from regular service in late 1990, it was retained for a time as part of ACTION's heritage fleet.
  • After being sold from ACTION it operated for Stuart and Sons (Rego 017 EYB / Fleet Number 20).
  • It was last known to be in private ownership.

References

  1. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110827655
  2. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110834590
  3. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110822227
  4. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/122413377