The Omnibus Society Fleet

2 - 1938 Leyland TB

Peter Rendall

Graeme Inwood

First registered: 1938.

Bodybuilder: DSC & Cousins.

No of seats: B37D.

1st Owner: Farmers Trading Co 2.

2nd Owner: A.T.B. 2/A.R.A. 2.

3rd Owner: Wellington Tramway Museum.

Chassis Number: 17882.

Registration: EZ2302

Into Service: Dec 1938

Out of Service: Sept 1980

Joined OS Fleet: 1999

Current Status: Stored.

History: Bought by The Farmers Trading Co. One of 4 buses providing a free service from Queen St to Hobson St. Operated by Auckland Transport Board. The bodies for the vehicles had to be made twice after the original bodies were destroyed in a fire at DSC & Cousins. The bodies were built in the ATB Royal Oak workshops and the buses entered service on 19 December 1938. All four buses survived to see their 75th birthday in 2013, with 1 and 3 at MOTAT, 2 with the Omnibus Society and 4 at Ferrymead.

Number 1 in storage at MOTAT

Number 3 restored at MOTAT

Number 4 in storage at Ferrymead


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