McVicar's Bus Services - Lidcombe

This is a historic listing of vehicles owned and operated by McVicar's Bus Services - Lidcombe.

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Rego # Chassis VIN Body Body # Body DateSeating
m/o 016 AEC Reliance 2MU3RAE6185 Coachmaster 791 8/11/66B45D
To Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex Perth MTT Leyland Tiger Cub 713 ex m/o 4337 by 1983.
m/o 039 AEC Reliance 6MU2RA6307 Coachmaster 890 30/1/68B47D
To Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex m/o 4573 by 1983.
m/o 054 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA2623 Comeng 3/4/60B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 031.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Dereg 4/78 but reinstated with same plates a few months later. Plates transferred to ex Perth MTT Leyland Worldmaster 365 ex m/o 4747 by 1983.
m/o 066 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RA6311 Coachmaster 892 6/12/68B47D
Sat at Lidcombe depot for a while before being transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines.  Reregd m/o 607 by 1983.
m/o 077 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RA6398 Coachmaster 845 20/7/67B47D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 773 by 1983.
m/o 142 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA1866 Coachmaster 227 21/6/60B45D
Re-fronted with later style Coachmaster fibreglass panels after a collision.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to a new 1978 CCMC Bedford SB5, later transferred to Sutherland operation (Hurstville Bus Lines).
m/o 155 Albion Valkyrie 6LW Coachmaster 253 28/9/60FB41D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates but plates to a Bedford SB5/CCMC ex BLA Orange before the rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 729 by 1983.
m/o 156 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RE7233 Coachmaster 1266 7/71B51D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines – still in service by 1983.
m/o 234 AEC Reliance 470 HMU32A2216 Comeng 16/6/59B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 022.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates which were transferred to a new 1978 CCMC Bedford SB5, later transferred to Sutherland operation (Hurstville Bus Lines) and then Alexandria.
m/o 239 AEC Reliance 470 2MU2RAE5496 Coachmaster 654 28/6/65B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines – still in service by 1983.
m/o 278 AEC Reliance 505 6MU3R6789 CVI CV259 22/11/68B53F
ex Hunt, Sawtell MO 3702.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 285 AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RAE4587 Comeng RT547 25/3/64B51F
ex Hunt, Sawtell MO 3829.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 287 AEC Reliance 470 2MU2RA5494 Coachmaster 630 19/3/65B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates on ex Perth Worldmaster 366 ex m/o 4750 by 1983.
m/o 301 AEC Reliance 505 6MU3RA6315 Coachmaster 1072 13/3/69B47D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex Punchbowl AEC Reliance m/o 007 by 1983.
m/o 304 AEC Reliance 6MU2RE7227 PMC 1433 24/5/71B47D
Badged as a Leyland.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates, renumbered m/o 4338 shortly before being sold to Calabro Bros Pty Ltd, Bonnyrigg as m/o 5136 11/79; then to Challenge Coachlines Pty Ltd, Moorebank as m/o 1234 2/86, then to Revesby Bus & Coach (Danastra Pty Ltd), Revesby as m/o 1234 29/1/90, then to Premier Coaches (Ellis), Mortdale as m/o 8135 -/91.
m/o 312 AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RA6184 Coachmaster 800 23/12/66B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates on ex Perth Worldmaster 26 ex m/o 4751 by 1983.
m/o 350 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RA6309 Coachmaster 873 28/8/67B47D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates on ex Punchbowl AEC Reliance/CVI m/o 014 by 1983.
m/o 365 AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RA5495 Coachmaster 641 21/4/65B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 388 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R7201275 PMC 1611 12/7/73B50D
Sold to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service, Greenacre as m/o 388 25/3/78; Withdrawn by early-1999 & sold.
m/o 452 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RA6626 Coachmaster 1124 20/11/69B47D
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates –still in service by 1983.
m/o 483 AEC Reliance 2HMU3RA3152 Coachmaster 355 27/2/62B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 516 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R7502453 PMC 0208 3/76B50D
Sold to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service, Greenacre as m/o 516 25/3/78; Withdrawn in 1988; Rebodied by CC (92-80 12/8/92) & reg m/o 7011, then m/o 633 (see under the latter rego); Resold to Westway (Demerton Pty Ltd), Bankstown as m/o 633 5/5/03 (renamed transit First) - (37) at transit First after April 2005, then to Veolia Transport (NSW) Pty Ltd as (25) m/o 633 1/2/07; Advertised for sale through Rodd Hood (dlr) 9/08. De-reg and stored at Menai depot 11/08. Moved to Bankstown 3/09. Sold to Gatton Bus Service, Queensland for re-sale 6/09.
m/o 529 AEC Relaince 470 HMU3RA2217 Comeng 8/59B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 023.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines. No longer listed in 1983.
m/o 535 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RE7225 PMC 1419 7/5/71B49D
Badged as a Leyland.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates; Resold to Calabro Bros Pty Ltd, Bonnyrigg as m/o 655 11/79; then for a motorhome in 1986.
m/o 577 AEC Relaince 470 2MU3RAE6180 PMC 65.170 18/8/66B41D
ex DCT, Canberra ZIB 104 after 1973.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates.  Plates transferred to ex Perth MTT Leyland Worldmaster 492 ex m/o 5782 by 1983.
m/o 594 AEC Reliance 470 MU3RAE307 Coachmaster 4/72B43D
Rebody ex John J. Hill Pty Ltd, Wollongong m/o 780 (1955 chassis) - the last Coachmaster body built.
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates; then for use as a workshop by 1989.
m/o 607 Albion SPPW141 Coachmaster 278 3/61FB40D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Scrapped before rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates to an ex Glenorie Bedford. Then on AEC Reliance ex m/o 066 by 1983.
m/o 619 AEC Reliance 505 6MU3RA6624 Coachmaster 891 21/6/68B47D
(Monocontrol) Plates should have been m/o 618 but when remade for this bus they came back as m/o 619. m/o 618 later went to Bosnjak’s.
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates– still in service by 1983.
m/o 633 Leyland Leopard PSU3C/2R7403859 PMC 1799 26/6/75B49D
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates– still in service by 1983 but plates on rebody of ex McVicar Leyland Leopard m/o 516 by 1994.
m/o 689 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA3470 Coachmaster 371 22/3/62B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines. Renumbered m/o 4695 with 689 plates on ex Perth Worldmaster 493 by 1983.
m/o 707 Albion Victor FT39AL73791F Coachmaster 487 2/8/63B41D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates; Sold to a preschool at Mount Druitt for further use before rename to South Western Coach Lines. Plates to an acquired Bedford and then to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 705 by 1983.
m/o 732 Leyland Leopard PSU3C/2R7403858 PMC 1893 7/75RC49F
Sold to Bankstown Bus Lines (Max Holman), Revesby as m/o 732 25/3/78, plate transferred to a new Volvo B58 artic c8/80; Resold to Talbragar Omnibus (L Lewis), Dubbo as MO 7250; then Cope, Wellington as MO 7250, then to Ogden's Coaches (EC & F Ogden), Wellington as (15) MO 7250; Withdrawn, held u/r & sold for a motorhome.
m/o 733 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA2617 Comeng 21/12/59B43D
ex m/o 5781 -/76; ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 026.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates transferred to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 700 by 1983.
m/o 780 AEC Reliance 505 6MU3RE7230 Coachmaster 1249 22/12/70B51D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates - still in service by 1983.
m/o 836 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R7304750 PMC 1733 9/74B49D
Sold to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service, Greenacre as m/o 836 25/3/78; Withdrawn by early-1995 & sold.
m/o 911 AEC Regal III 9621E Coachmaster 509 13/11/64FB41D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates on ex Perth Worldmaster 496 by 1983.
m/o 940 AEC Reliance HMU3RA2204 Comeng 21/5/59B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 020 - Partial Coachmaster refront.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines. Plates transferred to a new 1978 CCMC Bedford SB5, later transferred to Sutherland operation (Hurstville Bus Lines).
m/o 943 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RL20054 PMC 254 7/65B43FR
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 079 after ex ZIB 021 destroyed by fire.
Transferred to Bankstown-Strathfield Bus Service with plates; Resold to Argent's Bus Service, Kempsey as MO 7615 (plates transferred to m/o 4305); then for a stationary caravan on Bellbrook Rd.
m/o 4029 AEC Reliance 505 2MU2RAE5050 Coachmaster 502 3/6/64B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 4209 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA2578 Coachmaster 230 19/9/60B46D
ex Neville's Bus Service, Casula 4/66; ex Saint, Peakhurst.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – no longer listed by 1983.
m/o 4304 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA3420 Coachmaster 400 12/9/62B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 4305 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R7105437 PMC 1610 8/6/73B49D
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates, renumbered m/o 943 by 1983, withdrawn by early-1993.
m/o 4306 AEC Reliance 470 2HUMU2RA1064 Coachmaster 215 1/3/60B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – no longer listed by 1983.
m/o 4310 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R7303663 PMC 1654 6/12/73B50D
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates, renumbered m/o 594 by 1989, Withdrawn & sold to A Haviland for preservation, then to Scott Wilson, Warriewood - Put into service for Mosman Coaches (RL Kirkwood), Allambie Heights as m/o 8710 around 6/04, then withdrawn 4/06 & sold for a motorhome.
m/o 4534 AEC Reliance 470 2MU2RA2671 Freighter Lawton PBB200 5/62B43D
(Synchro) ex Sinclair, Dundas - May also have operated with Cumberland Coaches after Sinclair but this is not confirmed.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates on ex Perth Worldmaster 494 by 1983.
m/o 4573 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RA3620 Coachmaster 413 30/11/62B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – renumbered m/o 039 by 1983.
m/o 4695 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU3RAE5049 Coachmaster 501 17/12/63B45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – plates to m/o 689 by 1983.
m/o 4995 AEC Regal III 9621A1460 Coachmaster 842 26/5/67FB45D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – no longer listed by 1983.
m/o 5107 AEC Reliance 470 MU3RAE1297 Comeng -/57B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 010.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates. Plates to an acquired Bedford SB5/CCMC before the rename to South Western Coach Lines and subsequently to ex Perth Leyland Tiger Cub 774.
m/o 5240 AEC Reliance 470 2MU3RAE - 5055485 Coachmaster 611 3/65B47D
ex RJ Drummond t/a Drummond Transit, Lidcombe m/o 4840 26/2/75; ex Delwood Bus Co Pty Ltd, Granville m/o 4840 1/7/74; ex Granville Bus Co Pty Ltd (Webb Bros) m/o 4840 9 or 10/70.
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – Not listed in 1983.
m/o 5241 AEC Reliance 505 6MU2RAE7229 Coachmaster 1281 10/9/70B51D
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – still in service by 1983.
m/o 5782 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RAE6183 Comeng 65.173 30/9/66B41D
ex DCT, Canberra ZIB 108 after ex ZIB 034 destroyed by fire .
Transferred to Bankstown Bus Lines with plates – plates to ex Perth Worldmaster 492 which was subsequently renumbered m/o 577.
m/o 5784 Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R7105063 PMC 1535 21/8/72B49D
Transferred to Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service with plates, renumbered m/o 552 in 1982, Withdrawn for parts in 1988 & plates transferred to an ex UTA Leopard.
Total buses in fleet = 53
Previously operated vehicles
m/o 516 Albion Valiant CX39LW – AV470 Engine60302A Comeng 7/8/50FB39D
Sold to EJ McKay, Gladstone as MO 355 4/76 & dereg by 12/89.
m/o 577 Albion Valkyrie CX13L50057A Coachmaster 392 15/5/62FB40D
Scrapped before takeover with plates going to an ex Canberra AEC Reliance.
m/o 836 Mack/AEC John J Hill B42D
Dereg 24/10/74 and sold to Heathcote Road, Moorebank for use by a mini-bike club before with plates going to a new Leyland Leopard.
m/o 943 AEC Reliance HMU3RA2203 Comeng 23/5/59B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 021.
Destroyed by fire 5/76.
m/o 4310 AEC Regal III 9621E295 Comeng 10/2/50FB45D
ex MTT, Adelaide 192.
Dereg in 1973 and sold 1/74 to Trevor Tate, Adelaide for preservation. It was driven to Adelaide over Easter 1974. Trevor also purchased former McVicar m/o 4305 a similar vehicle for parts, the trip to Adelaide was less successful for ex 4305 - it broke down at Coolac and believed wound up being towed to Adelaide.
m/o 5240 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA3148 Ansair UF52 1/61B37D
Dereg 11/4/75, stripped and the remains sold in 1977.
m/o 5782 AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA2625 Comeng 8/6/60B43D
ex DOI, Canberra ZIB 034.
Destroyed by fire.
No of withdrawn buses listed = 7

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