“North Island Buses in Colour” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-78-3. NZD $12.50. Postage within NZ NZD $2.00 if purchased singly, free if purchased with any other book. Overseas postage charged at cost.
48 pages printed in colour throughout. A5 format, staple bound.
A pictorial album depicting a wide variety of North Island buses and coaches, past and present. Few, if any, of the photographs have been published previously. All are reproduced one to a page.
This is a companion volume to NZ’s first ever all-colour booklet for bus enthusiasts — “South Island Buses in Colour”. Apart from the covers, the photographs are arranged alphabetically by operator. A deliberately eclectic mix of liveries and vehicles have been included, covering half a century or so.
Operators illustrated: Auckland Bus Company, Auckland Regional Authority, Auckland Transport Board, Bayes Coachlines, Birkenhead Transport, Buses Ltd, Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastern Buses Ltd, Edwards Motors, Farmers Trading Co, Gisborne Commuter Buses, Greyhound Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay Motor Co, Howick Bus Co, Interislander, Johnston’s Blue Motors, Leabourne Passenger Services, Madge Coach Services, Midhurst Motors, Midland Coachlines, Mount Cook Landlines, Murphy Buses, New Plymouth City Council, NZR Road Services, Newlands Coach Service, Newmans Coachlines, Nimon & Sons, Normans Motors Ltd, North Shore Transport, Palmerston North City Council, Passenger Transport Company, M Pavlovich & Sons, Red Bus Service, E C Reesby Ltd, Ritchies Transport Holdings, Rutherford’s, Scenic Tours, Shears Coach-Lines, Simpsons Bus Services, Martin Smith, Stagecoach Auckland, Tranzit Group, Weld Motors, Wellington City Transport, Whangarei Bus Services, Whenuapai Bus Co.
Chassis makes & models illustrated: AEC Reliance, Bedford OLB, Bedford OWB, Bedford SB3, Bedford SB8, Bedford VAS, Bedford YMT, Bedford YRT, Dennis Javelin, Diamond T, Fiat 130NC, Ford R1114, Ford Thames Trader, Hino RG197, Leyland Comet, Leyland Cub, Leyland Leopard, Leyland Royal Tiger, Leyland Royal Tiger Cub, Leyland TB, Leyland Tiger, MAN 11190, Mercedes-Benz O303, Mercedes-Benz O305, Mitsubishi Rosa RK125, NDNZ Intrepid, NDNZ Scorpion SLF, Volvo B10M.
Bodywork illustrated: Auckland Bus Company, Buses Ltd, Cavanagh & Co, Coachwork Auckland, Coachwork International, Crawley Ridley & Co, DSC & Cousins, Fairfax Industries, H & H Travel Lines, Hawke Coachwork, Hess, Kiwi Bus Builders, Midland Coachlines, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), F J Nuttall & Son, J Pomeroy & Co.