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The Weekend of the 9 & 10th June is your opportunity to ride on some older buses doing the City Loop tour. Experience riding on buses previously run by BCC from the 40's 60's and 80's For more details see

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Chassis AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA

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Body Athol Hedges
Body Type Rigid
Fleet No's 8
Total Built 1
Delivered 1963
Withdrawn 1 1975
Engine AEC AH470 underfloor-mounted
Gearbox 4 speed electric semi-automatic
Air-Conditioning 2 No
Destination Signs 2 Rollers
Passengers 3 Seating: 43 | Wheelchair: 0 | Capacity: 71
Dimensions Length: 33 ft | Width: 8 ft | Height: ?
This was a demonstrator bus.
The second AEC was an example of a chassis which had been very successful in Great Britain and for export, especially to New Zealand, South Africa, South America and the left-hand drive form to Europe. A few private operators who had purchased AEC Reliances had a problematic 470 motor with head gasket issues. This was solved by Rockhampton City Council who then passed on their knowledge to the BCC and within a short time, the 470 make was regarded as a very reliable engine.
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AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA [Athol Hedges] Fleet Lists

1 Dates listed are from when the first of that type of make of bus was first withdrawn, up to the last of that make
2 Varying suppliers may have provided this equipment, so vayring makes/models may be different from bus to bus of this make
3 The total seating capacity maybe less when wheel-chair passengers occupy the seating area of the bus.