“Back of a Bus: rear views of New Zealand buses past and present” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-88-2. NZD $20.00. Postage free within NZ. Overseas postage charged at cost.
64 pages of which 8 including the covers are in full colour. A4 format, staple bound.
An informatively-captioned album of 120 photographs showing rear views of a wide variety of New Zealand buses past and present. Mainly organised alphabetically by operator, with easy-to-use indexes to facilitate searches by body manufacturer and make and model of chassis.
In the fun spirit of the project, care was taken to ensure that not a single front of a bus can be seen!
Abbots Holdings, Airbus Express, Airport Flyer, Auckland Bus Company, Auckland Regional Authority (ARA), Auckland Transport Board (ATB), Blue Bus Tours, Bream Bay Coaches, Buses Ltd, Central Motorways, Christchurch Transport Board (CTB), Cityline, Days Coach Lines, Dunedin City Transport, Eastbourne Borough Council, Edwards Motors, Farmers Trading Co, Gibsons Motors, Gisborne City Council, Go Bus, Go Wellington, Go West, Greenhalgh Coachlines, H & H Travel Lines, Hawke’s Bay Motor Co, Hickmotts Bus Service, Billy Higgs, Hodgson’s Motor Services, Howick & Eastern Buses Ltd, Howick Bus Co, InterCity Coachlines, Johnston’s Coachlines, Lister’s Motors, Martelli Motors, Martin & Vernon Ltd, Midland Coach Lines, Mount Cook Landline, Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Nakedbus, Nelson Suburban Buses, North Shore Transport, Northern Motor Bus Co, New Plymouth City Council, NZ Bus, NZR Road Services, Newlands Coach Service, Newmans Coachlines, Newtons Coach Tours, Nimon & Sons, Normans Motors, Northern Motor Bus Co, Northliner, Passenger Transport Co, Palmerston North City Council, Pavlovich Coachlines, Pearsons Coachlines, Bert Poad, Reesby Buses Ltd, Ritchies Transport Holdings, Robbies Fun Bus, Rotorua Duck Tours, Bruce Routley Ltd, SDK Ltd, Shaw’s Transport, Simpsons Coach Lines, Stagecoach Wellington, Suburban Buses Ltd, Te Karaka Bus Co, Valley Flyer, W & H Motors, Wadsworth’s Motors, Waka Pacific, Weld Motors, Wellington City Transport, Wellington Tramway Museum, Whangarei Bus Services, Yellow Bus Co.
Chassis makes & models illustrated:
AEC Regal IV, AEC Ranger, AEC Reliance, AEC Swift, Albion Clydesdale, Albion Viking, Ansair Flxible Clipper, Bedford OB, Bedford OWB, Bedford SB, Bedford SBG, Bedford SB3/NFM, Bedford SB8, Bedford VAL, Bedford VAM, Bedford VAS, Bedford WLB, Bedford YRT, Bristol RELL, BUT RETB1, Commer Avenger, Daimler COG5, Daimler Freeline, Denning, Designline City Bus Trolleybus, Diamond T, Ford Trader WT, Ford R1014, Ford R1114, Ford V8. GMC DUKW, Hino BG100, Hino RK177, International ACCO, International D35, Isuzu JCR, Leyland. Boxer, Leyland Cheetah, Leyland Comet, Leyland Cub, Leyland Leopard, Leyland Lion B21, Leyland Lion PSR1/1, Leyland Lioness, Leyland Panther, Leyland Royal Tiger, Leyland Royal Tiger Cub, Leyland Tiger OPS, Leyland Titan B15, Leyland Worldmaster, Mack CBL, MAN 11.220. MAN 15.192, MAN 15.280. MAN 17.223, MAN 18.280, MAN 22.290, MCW DR130, Mercedes-Benz 1617, Mercedes-Benz O.305, NDNZ Scorpion, Nissan JP251, Nissan Scorpion, North Shore Transport Kea Mk II. NST-Mack, Optare Excel, Optare Solo, Reo 96HT, Scania K270 p 21, Scania K280, Scania K380, Seddon Mk II, Seddon Pennine IV, Volvo B7R, Volvo B12, Volvo B58 diesel, Volvo B58 trolleybus, Wade Motors 220T.
Bodywork manufacturers illustrated:
Ansair Flxible, Auckland Bus Company, Austral, Benton’s Motor Bodies, Cavanagh & Co, Coach Design, Coachwork Central, Coachwork International, Commonwealth Engineering, Crawley Ridley & Co, Dargaville Machinery Co (DEMAC), Denning, Designline, DSC & Cousins, Eastern Coach Works, Dunedin City Transport, Eaddy & Taylor, Emslie Consolidated, Fairfax Industries, H & H Travel Lines, Hawke Bros / Hawke Coachwork, Irizar, Johnson & Smith, Kiwi Bus Builders, Leyland (Workington), MCW, Midland Coach Lines, Modern Motor Bodies, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), North Shore Transport, F J Nuttall & Son, Optare plc, Park Royal Vehicles, Passenger Transport Company, J Pomeroy & Co, Saunders-Roe, Suburban Buses Ltd.