Mercedes Benz OF1617 Coach

This is a front engined Mercedes Benz bus chassis

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Bruce Routley Ltd

Bruce Routley Ltd traded in Wellington as "The Dominion Coach Lines" until 1991. Services were operated from Wellington to Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay leaving from Wellington at about 1am. Because newspapers and freight made up most of the load composite coaches were used. Some trucks also operated. The Bruce Routley Mercedes Benz fleet of Mercedes Benz OF1617s were named Lily Marlane 1, Lily Marlane 2 etc.

Former Bruce Routley number 3 with C H Burridge Ltd. Photo Graeme Inwood
MB OF1617
#Chassis Nbr/VINYearOriginal RegLater Owner#Later RegDate Comments
13550982427125630/8/78JB2001 Dominion Coachlines Ltd, Lower Hutt1JB200121/11/91Midland
Dominion Roadliners Ltd, Hastings1JB200121/8/92.
Lewis Hodgson Motor Services Ltd, Te Awamutu247JB200128/12/94 C51F (Go-bus Transport Ltd)
P B Kanters & W Batt, Hamilton JB20018/10/08Reg on hold 09
23550982427125518/1/80JO1402 Dominion Coachlines Ltd, Lower Hutt2JO140221/11/91Stratford C26Fv
Dominion Roadliners Ltd, Hastings2JO140221/8/92.
H Moseley, Napier JO140221/10/93Reg on hold
registration lapsed .30/5/98.
335509824243447401981KF143 C H Burridge Ltd, Levin.RY56898/6/93 Midland C21Fv
A J Pearson, Raumati South.RY56893/3/06Reg on hold
G R Davenport, Hunterville.RY568927/3/07Reg on hold 06
S R Wells, Hunterville.RY568916/4/08Reg on hold 06
43550982434474131/3/81KF144 Plumbing World Ltd, Gisborne.KF14415/9/92Midland C21Fv
M Ritchie, Gisborne.KF1449/3/93 
Lewis Hodgson Motor Services Ltd, Te Awamutu??KF14420/7/94 
Katikati Bus Co Ltd??KF14428/9/94 
M A Richmond, Kaitaia KF14422/2/96No CoF
H S Richmond, Opotiki KF14423/7/96No CoF
R J Richmond, Tauranga KF1446/4/99Movan; Reg on hold 04; To Optiki 2008
M Richmond, Opotiki KF14426/11/08Movan; Reg on hold 04
53550982434474121/7/82KW9525 Plumbing World Ltd, Palmerston North.KW95254/2/91Midland C25Fv
Lewis Hodgson Motor Services Ltd, Te Awamutu250KW952527/2/91 C52F (Go-bus Transport Ltd)
L G & S D Hooper, Waitotara KW952515/10/07 Reg on hold 07
63550982434474021/7/82KW9526 Lewis Hodgson Motor Services Ltd, Te Awamutu249KW9526 27/2/91Midland C25Fv; convert to C52F (Go-bus Transport Ltd)
D J Trotter, Morrinsville KW95263/2/06Movan? Reg on hold 06
L D Cole, Hillsborough, Auckland KW952611/4/08Movan; Failed CoF 11/09
regstration lapsed KW952611/2/12Movan; Failed CoF 11/09
1082137610/11/87NQ7910 Dominion Coachlines Ltd, Lower Hutt10NQ791021/11/91CWI Conquest C43
Dominion Roadliners Ltd, Hastings10NQ791021/8/92.
Simpsons Bus Services Ltd, Huntly?NQ791019/2/93.
Guthreys Coachlines Ltd, Auckland?NQ791015/6/95.
B J Hayward, Milford, Auckland?NQ79108/11/06  
City Transfer Service (2007) Ltd, Auckland?E43V815/10/07.
The Farmhouse Rotorua Ltd?EQM10220/9/08B Wang; Chg plate 20/8/08; Reg on hold 11
1182137710/11/87NQ7911 Dominion Coachlines Ltd, Lower Hutt11NQ791121/11/91CWI Conquest C43
Dominion Roadliners Ltd, Hastings11NQ791121/8/92.
Lewis Hodgson Motor Services Ltd, Te Awamutu48?NQ79112/6/93.
Bethlehem Coachlines, Tauranga48NQ79116/5/02Ken Frew Holdings Ltd
A.B.C. Tours Ltd, Midhirst, Taranaki?NQ79111/8/07 
Information not available NQ791129/4/10 
Former Bruce Routley number 4 with an upper deck added. Photo Don Roberts
MB OF1617
Former Bruce Routley number 1 as Hodgsons (Go-Bus) 247. Photo Mike Butler Feb 2007
MB OF1617

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Fullers Cruises Northland Ltd

Used on Cape Reinga trips; Designline C49F

#Chassis Nbr/VINYearOriginal RegLater Owner#Later RegDate Comments
713550986481288911/12/91RB2654 Karamu Coachlines Ltd, Hastings51RB26545/6/92CoF exp 02/09
Registration lapsed  23/10/11 
Karamu 51 MB OF1617 with Designline C49F body. Photo Mike Butler
MB OF1617

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Newmans Coach Lines Ltd


#Chassis Nbr/VINYearOriginal RegLater Owner#Later RegDate Comments
12081288818/8/83KU1273 Adams Bus Service, Whangarei20KU12735/6/92  
Adams Travelines Ltd, Whangarei20KU12736/12/96 
Adams Travelines, Whangarei20KU127314/1/08North City Bus Ltd; Reg on hold 08 
Information not available KU127321/4/11Reg on hold 08 

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Last updated 18 February 2012