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 Leyland Olympian No. 105
 
Citybus Fleet No. 105, a Leyland Olympian, was originally built in 1985 and carried an Eastern Coach Works (ECW) coach body, similar to existing Citybus vehicles C51-53. It was used by Leyland as a demonstrator during the summer of 1986. It was eventually sold to Citybus in 1987 for use on the cross-border services and became Fleet No. C61.

In 1994, all these coaches were put into store. Subsequently, 102 (ex-C51) was converted to a driver training vehicle, whilst 105 was extensively refurbished and received a new Alexander 'R type' front in 1995.

With its imminent withdrawal, the Hong Kong Transport Society organised a Farewell Trip on 9th November 2003, starting at Hung Hom KCR station at 10:00am, The journey took in Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Cyber Port, Western District, Admiralty, Kowloon and from there directly to Tuen Mun KMB Depot. The journey then took in Tai Po and Mai Mei Tuk for lunch  and returned to the Terminus at Hung Hom KCR station at 4:30pm.

105 was subsequently acquired by Dave Rogers in the UK, who already owns Citybus No 102 and Dave's website can be found at www.davesleylands.co.uk

        All photographs courtesy of Jotus.com
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Left-right:
Ex-NWFB VA22 now KCR K208, KCR 230 and CTB 105
Hung Hom KCR station
H.K. Island - Ocean Park
Tuen Mun KCR depot 
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 Ex-NWFB VA4 (now KCRC K202) alongside CTB 105.
 A rear view shot of the same vehicles
Ex-NWFB VA2 (now KCRC K201) sandwiched between KCRC 230 and 232.
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Tai Mei Tuk
Tai Mei Tuk
Tai Mei Tuk
 

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