STA Sydney Buses [Ryde] Mercedes-Benz O305 / PMC Mk 4, 53979-H (2817)
Operator: State Transit Authority of New South Wales - Ryde NSW 2112 (former operator)
Registration (fleet number): 53979-H (2817)
Livery: Urban Transit Authority - Newcastle Buses
Chassis / bodywork combo: Mercedes-Benz O305 / PMC Mk 4
Engine: Mercedes-Benz OM407h, 11.413 liter, 6 cylinder, 200 hp
Transmission: Mercedes-Benz W3D080/2.2R, 3 speed
Chassis number: 30700164041957
Build month / year: May 1985
Date / Time: Sunday 10 July 2016, 1230-1245 AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time, GMT+1000)
ex State Transit Authority of New South Wales Region 7 m/o 2817, Ryde NSW 2112; various STA depots in Newcastle; owned by Philip and David Bugby for preservation.
The HCVA Bus Rally 2016 was hosted by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of New South Wales as a showcasing of mostly ex-government and ex-private buses decommissioned from service.
Special thanks to the driver of 53979-H (2817), Philip Mackay, and the tour event organizers, Jonathan David Stuart and Liam Brundle.