Leyland OPS1 ... MMTB #372 ... seen in service

MMTB-372-01.jpg (30627 bytes) This black and white picture is from the now out of print book "Australian Half Cab Buses" by Bruce Tilley.

This emotive colour print is from the book "Trams & Streetscapes Metropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s.

How magnificently it captures the ambiance of the lonely deserted depot at night!

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According to Bruce Tilley's publication, there were sixty-seven Leyland tiger OPS1's which entered service with the MMTB in 1948-49.  Twenty seven were bodied in MMTB's Preston workshops and were numbered 365-391, whilst 392-431 received Commonwealth Engineering bodies.