The Omnibus Society Fleet

255 - 1953 Leyland Royal Tiger

255 with new permit ready to depart to Mananui September 2014

First Registered: 1953

Bodybuilder: N.Z.M.B.

No of seats: B39D.

1st Owner: W.C.T. 55.

2nd Owner: W.C.T. 255 1961

3rd Owner: Newlands Coach Service 22 1978

4th Owner: WCT Museum

5th Owner: Omnibus Society.

Chassis Number:

1st Registration: EV6814.

2nd Registration: RP8125.

3rd Registration: SD9492.

Into Service: 1953

Out of Service:

Joined OS Fleet: 1986

Current Status: Operational, but requires re-registration. Stored in Mananui.

History: Orignally used a sightseeing bus for day and night tours. Restored by the WCT museum before coming to the Omnibus Society. Has had some use with the society, but with manual gear change and heavy clutch it has spent more time on display at the Wellington Tramway Museum. Recently it has relocated to Mananui where it is undercover storage at "Hicktown Motors". It received new tyres and mechanical work prior to getting a permit and being driven to Mananui in late 2014.

Photo Alan Wickens

Inside at Mananui. To the left is New Plymouth AEC Regal IV fleet number 26.

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