BUS 450 (1)
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|Entered Service||27 September 1976|
|Removed from Service||1990|
|Desto Equipment||Roller Blind|
|Gallery Album||Bus 450|
Bus 450 was a MAN SG192 articulated bus.
- 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 City Interchanges on 27 September 1976. <ref>trove.nla.gov.au</ref>
- The bus cost $73,000, including modifications. <ref>trove.nla.gov.au</ref>
- Due to a stalemate with the union regarding appropriate staffing on the bus, it was nearly sold prior to entering service. <Ref>trove.nla.gov.au</ref>
- It was involved in an accident on Barry Drive during a storm on 1 December 1987.<ref>trove.nla.gov.au</ref> Photos can be seen in our Gallery.
- 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 Stewart & Sons Coaches, Bundaberg Qld (Rego 017 EYB / Fleet Number 20).
- It was last known to be in private ownership.