Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

Type British United Traction (BUT) RETB

Auckland 105 in storage in the Society's Trolley Bus Barn awaiting restoration. Photo: Stephen Taylor, 4 Oct 2008

Date Built 1958
Written Off Withdrawn from service 1980
Acquired by THS
Restored Virtually complete and in storage awaiting restoration

This bus was used as a Queen Street Shuttle, hence the red stripe around the side and lower seating numbers than others in its class.

The following information is from Bradley Knewstubb's web-site - refer to the links page:

Make:   British United Traction RETB
Bodywork:   Park Royal
Weight: lbs   
Electrical:  British Thomson-Houston
Motor:   British Thomson-Houston 210 CXG6
Controllers:   12-step with automatic acceleration
Braking:   3-step rheostatic   
Seating:    37 plus driver