Leyland Atlantean Buses
The Leyland Atlantean series of double- and single-decker buses were an everyday sight in Sydney from the early 1970s until around 1986. Their introduction heralded the now-familiar blue and white colour scheme, replacing the old green and cream buses.
As the newspaper article below shows, their debut was marred by controversy, as they were the first double-deckers in Sydney to be manned by a one-person crew, doing away with the conductor.
The photos in the slideshow below were taken by Errol in 1971.
Here are two more photos of the two single-decker Atlanteans along with another unidentified bus – are there any eagle-eyed bus spotters who can identify the red/silver bus? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
These diesel railcars for the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) Perth-Kalgoorlie Daylight Service were introduced in 1969, manufactured by Commonwealth Engineering (N.S.W.) Pty Ltd.