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Crossley Bus Lines

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Crossley's & Whitsunday Transit Hino RG197K 786EXN
Queensland operator Whitsunday Transit appears to have been formed by an amalgamation of two companies: Sampsons and Crossleys. This Hino RG197/Custom Coaches is clearly from the Crossley's camp. Crossley's also in Sydney and 786EXN was in Sydney in September 2000, doing Olympic work - a fair way to travel. The Hino is obviously referred to by staff locally as 786 from its destination display. The bus is seen doing its share of the work on the main Cannonvale - Shute Harbour service. Reference to the timetable showed that certain journeys were advertised as being worked by the fleet's easy access Bustech Mercs back in 1989 when this picture was taken.
Whitsunday Transit
Crossley Sydney Leyland Leopard ex WA
What a history this Leyland Leopard has: it was new in 1975 to Wallace Arnold's London subsidiary, Evan Evans as HWU78N. It was fitted with a 46 seat Plaxton Panorama Elite III coach body. It was exported to Australia and at some stage rebodied with this Custom 53 seat bus body. It has passed through several Australian operators including Challenge Travel and here with Crossley's. It is seen in Bankstown. The bus subsequently passed on to another Sydney company, Transit First and with that operation to Veolia, being withdrawn in 2008.
 
Crossley Leyland Leopard Custom 37
In contrast to the WA Leopard, this Leyland is more of a mystery, fleet number 37 (MO6434).
 
Crossley Leyland Leopard Custom 37
A second view of 37 showing the unusual advertisement display along its panels. The two photos were believed to have been taken over Christmas 2001 in Bankstown about a month after Crossley's had been taken over by Connex Southtrans. The fleet number had been applied by Connex. Rebody ex UK 1976 chassis, possibly Potteries Motor Traction (unconfirmed). The bus is thought to be a rebody of Sydney (UTA) 3780. It was disposed of by Connex to Khoury (Harbourside Bus & Coach) of Riverstone as MO8991.
 
Crossley Leyland Leopard PMCA Commuter MO301
A better shot of this PMCA Commuter bodied Leyland Leopard, looking very Leyland Lynx like. About to leave Bankstown for the enchantingly named Picnic Point is MO301. Somewhat unbelievably the Leopard chassis started life as the underpinning of a JRA car transporter registered FSV862. In 1991 it gained the new Commuter body and rego MO6435 with MO301 being transferred in 1997. The bus passed to Connex with fleet number 15 when the company was bought out in 2001 and sold on to Hughes of Mullumbimby in 2003 as MO6065.
 
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