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92303 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was announced on 7th June 2010 with Kowloon Motor Bus confirming its imminent release on 15th June. It is one of two models (see 92304), both featuring fleet no. AL57, which are set for release at the same time, each being limited to 900 pieces. The expected release date is 7th August. 

The bus - Kowloon Motor Bus introduced one-hundred and fifty 11-metre air conditioned Leyland Olympians into its fleet between 1990 and 1993. These were the first air-conditioned double-deckers in the fleet and they operated mainly on urban and New Territory routes. Withdrawal of these buses began in 2008. AL57 entered service on 29th October 1991 and was withrawn from service on 28th October 2009.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  AL57
 Registration number  EY 4088
 Route number  40
 Destination  Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower)
 Quantity  900
 Date released - Hong Kong  7th August 2010

 
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AL57 approaching the Star Ferry Bus Terminus at Tsim Sha Tsui in November 2007
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Donald MacRae

 
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AL57 at Mei Foo in November 2007
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Donald MacRae
 

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