“South Island Buses in Colour” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-79-0. 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 South Island buses and coaches, past and present. Few, if any, of the photographs have been published previously.
Background: The original edition of “South Island Buses in Colour” was NZ’s first all-colour booklet produced for bus enthusiasts. The present second edition features additional pages, while reprints in 2013 and 2016 added further improvements. Apart from the covers, the photographs are arranged alphabetically by operator and feature an eclectic mix of liveries and vehicles.
Operators illstrated: Alexander Passenger Service, Buller Motorways (Westport), Central Motorways (Alexandra), Christchurch Transport Board (CTB), Coburn Motors (Rununga), Day’s Motors (Christchurch), DeLuxe Motor Services (Blenheim), Dunedin City Transport (DCT),H & H Travel Lines (Invercargill), Invercargill City Corporation, Invercargill City Transport, Jenkins Motors, Leopard Coach Lines (Christchurch), Mid-Canterbury Transport (Ashburton), Midland Coachlines (Christchurch), Mount Cook Landlines (Christchurch), Nelson Suburban, NZR Road Services, Newmans Bros (Nelson), Newmans Coachlines (Nelson), Newtons (Dunedin), Otago Road Services (Dunedin), Pearsons Coachlines (Oamaru), Real Journeys, Ritchies (Timaru, Christchurch), Southland News Motor Service (Invercargill), Timaru City Council, Wadsworth’s Motors (Tapawera), Wyldes Motors (Runanga), Vickers Gazelle Lines (Balclutha).
Chassis makes & models illustrated: AEC Reliance, AEC Swift, Albion Clydesdale, Albion Viking, Austin, Austral Avenger, Bedford NFM, Bedford SBG, Bedford VAL, Bedford VAM, Bedford VAS, Bedford YMT, Bedford YRT, BUT RETB1, Chevrolet, Daimler CVD6, Dennis Dart SLF, English Electric, Fiat 130NC, Ford R1114, Ford V8, International, Isuzu ECR570, Isuzu JCR, Leyland Comet, Leyland Panther, Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster, Leyland Tiger, MAN 16240, MAN 22290, Mount Cook-Denning SC, Nissan Nomad TC81H, Seddon Pennine IV, Volvo B10M.
Bodywork illustrated: Austral Specialised Vehicles, Boon & Co, Coachwork International, Designline, Emslie Consolidated, H & H Travel Lines, Hawke Coachwork, G B McWhinnie & Co, Midland Coachlines, Modern Motor Bodies, Mount Cook-Denning, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), NZ Railways Road Services, Plaxton, Steel Bros.