Seen in downtown Newcastle in August 2004 is Volvo B10M 14 (MO5075) with Custom Coaches CB50 body fitted with 57 coach seats and bound for Fingal Bay.
Almost certainly on a break after a morning school run is sister vehicle 15 (MO8172), a year older than 14 and dating from 2001. Unlike 14 this vehicle has bus seats. Unfortunately the bus was burnt out in February 2011.
As you can see the driver had chosen a good spot for his break in this little cove not far from the Nelson Bay settlement. The pictures were taken in August 2009.
Leaving Newcastle Bus Station in August 2009 is another Custom CB50 body, but mounted on the newer Volvo B7R chassis, dating from 2004. Volvo 27 (MO5988) is configured as a 67 seat school bus.
Purchased two years later was 30 (3129MO) another B7R/Custom, but this time with the SB40 body style with seating 61. It is waiting near Newcastle Station on layover as a relief for rail replacement work in August 2009.