“Operator Bus Builders: Kiwi Bus Operators Who Built Their Own Buses” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-1-927329-07-8.
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“A really interesting read, nicely laid out with some great pictures!” Trevor Jones.
48 pages, printed in colour throughput. A4 format, staple bound.
An illustrated history of the NZ bus operators who have built their own buses. Provides a fascinating record of a seldom described aspect of our industrial and transport history.
Auckland Bus Company (ABC)
Auckland Transport Board (ATB)
Bonnici Coachlines (Auckland)
Buses Ltd (Hamilton)
Christchurch Tramway Board (CTB)
Dunedin City Transport (DCT)
H & H Travel Lines (Invercargill)
Harrison Holdings (Kaitaia)
Katikati Bus Co
Mid-Canterbury Transport (Ashburton)
Midland Coach Lines (Christchurch)
Mount Cook Landlines, (Christchurch)
New Plymouth City Transport
New Zealand Railways Road Services
North Shore Transport (Auckland)
Passenger Transport Co (Auckland)
Suburban Buses Ltd (Auckland)
Transport Bus Services (Auckland)
Wellington City Transport.
SMALLER OPERATOR-BUILDERS COVERED:
J Ballinger (Otaki), Bill Brown (Te Kopuru), Buller Motorways (Westport), Byus Holdings (Pukehou), Commercial Buses Ltd. (Auckland), S Carson (Balclutha), Cresswell Motors (Cambridge), Greenhalgh Blue Line Buses (Auckland), J M K Hopper (Riversdale), Northern Motor Bus Co (Whangarei),Otago Road Services (Dunedin), Parakai Travel Ltd (Helensville), Pavlovich (Hamilton), J K Robson & Co (Morrinsville), Tauranga Bus Service Co, Roy Webb (Auckland), Weld Motors Ltd (Palmerston North), A S Williams & Co (Middlemarch).