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Toyota Coaster
 
Kowloon Motor Bus
 
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Photograph courtesy of Carl Bentley
 
The model This is the second version of the KMB Toyota Coaster from Collectors Model, details of which were received in April 2005. I am very grateful to Carl Bentley for proving the information and photographs of theis model.

The busKMB took delivery of 91 long-wheelbase 24 seater Toyota Coasters between 1987 and 1990. They are to the same design as the short-wheelbase Coasters, operating as Public and Private Light Buses in Hong Kong in their thousands. Fitted with air-conditioning, they also feature tinted windows and have an additional steel sheet placed on the roof, with an air gap between it and the actual roof, to help reduce heat intrusion.

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong Kong Buses - Volume Two - Kowloon Motor Bus', published by DTS Publishing.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Collectors Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Toyota Coaster
 Prototype bodywork  Arakawa Auto Body Co. - Japan
 Prototype length  6.9m
 Fleet number  AT1
 Registration number  DS 8752
 Route number  90
 Destination  Rennies Mill
 Quantity  ?
 Date released  ?

 
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Photographs courtesy of Carl Bentley

 
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An unidentified AT captured on route 90 (Rennies' Mill - Choi Hung; now cancelled), taken at Shun On Estate in 1994.
Photograph courtesy of Trident ATR1
 

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This page last updated Saturday, 16th April 2005
 
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