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Bus 240

Bus 240 was a Syd Wood-bodied Thornycroft Trident PG/CR6/1 that operated for the Canberra Bus Service between 1974 and 1976.

New in 1962 to J J King, Kempsey, it was acquired at at the time of the 1974 vehicle shortage from J Bowden of Sydney, after Bowden ceased operating Sydney Route 79, along with nine other buses to help overcome the shortage.

240 was the sole Thornycroft Trident in the ACTION Fleet, and notably was the last bus body built by Syd Wood.

For a time the bus was retained as part of ACTION’s Heritage Fleet, which sadly now consists of just two vehicles. Kings Bros of Kempsey acquired the vehicle after it left the Heritage Fleet, but its eventual fate is unknown.

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