The Omnibus Society Fleet

233 - 1983 Volvo B58 / B.B.C. Trolleybus

Alan Wickens

First Registered: 10 Dec 1981

Bodybuilder: Hawker Hunter

No of seats: B40D.

1st Owner: W.C.T. 233.

2nd Owner: Stagecoach Wellington 233

3rd Owner: Omnibus Society.

Chassis Number: 17029.

Registration: KJ8244.

Into Service: 1983

Out of Service: 2009

Joined OS Fleet: 2009

Current Status: Stored

History: One of the last four operational Volvos, along with 227, 258 and 268. Last Service was on 16 November 2009 on route 11. 258 is now at Ferrymead in Christchurch, while 268 is at the Foxton Trolley Bus Museum. 227 has since been broken up for parts. 233 is currently stored without a steering box, as these boxes are used in the current trolley bus fleet and was required back by Go Wellington. If you have a steering box to suit a Volvo B58, please get in touch. For photos of the last day of Volvo trolley buses in Wellington, see Alan Wickens' Flickr page.

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