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METRO BUS ARCHIVES - THE BEDFORDS

For many years the Metropolitan Transport Trust relied on the Bedford SB13 for all its buses, when possible bodies were obtained locally.


Bedford No.36 seen hereat the old City depot
is fitted with a locally made body by City Bodyworks.


Bedford No.44 was fitted with a 4 speed manual transmission
and a City Bodyworks body - a slight variation on that fitted
to No.36.


Bedford No.87 was fitted with a 5 speed manual transmission
but the body came from Comair of Melbourne.


Bedford No.90 was also fitted with a 5 speed manual transmission
but the body came from Hobart's City Bodyworks.


Bedford No.140 is another SB3 fitted with a body
from the City Bodyworks.


Bus No.165 was fitted with a 4 speed manual transmission
and an unattractive body style from City Bodyworks.


Bus No.252 seen here on the wharf near the old City depot.
It was quite common to see a large number of buses parked on this
wharf between peak periods. At least one bus almost ended up in
the river.


Bedford No.290 was an SB3 fitted with a Comair body.
This bus was fitted out to coach standard and boasted a boot
area at the back of the bus. This unit was based in Burnie
until transferred to Hobart after the collapse of the
Tasman Bridge.

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