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British Airways Concorde Jet (Registration G-BOAD) and Sydney Bus Museum AEC Regal III 352 at Sydney Airport, New South Wales, Australia.

British Airways Concorde Jet (Registration G-BOAD) and Sydney Bus Museum AEC Regal III 352 at Sydney Airport, New South Wales, Australia.

Photo taken on 12 October, 1996.

British Airways Concorde Jet (Registration G-BOAD) and Sydney Bus Museum AEC Regal III 352 at Sydney Airport, New South Wales, Australia.

It was just pure chance that a Concorde Airliner was visiting Australia and I happened to be there on a ground visit with friends from the nearby Bus Museum. From memory a Concorde would come to Australia about once a year on a charter basis, I guess for those that could afford the additional charges.

Now very historic since this type of Aircraft is now no longer operational.

The bus is from the Sydney Bus and Truck Museum which is located in Sydney about 6 kilometres south of the Central Business District. The bus body was built on a British made AEC chassis by the Commonwealth Engineering Company in Sydney.

It entered service with the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board in the Southern Capital in the year 1952. It lived a very long life and was finally withdrawn from service in 1980 after 28 years of continuous every day service.

The bus is fully restored and sees occasional use as a vintage bus. On this day it was used to ferry a group of transport enthusiasts around the non public areas of the airport for inspection of items of aviation interest.

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Photo taken @ Sydney on 12 October 1996 (© express000 / Flickr)

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