VAN HOOL BELGIUM 1947 Bus and Coachbuilders

Van Hool
Type Private
Industry Automotive manufacture
Automotive engineering
Founded 1947
Headquarters Koningshooikt, Belgium
Key people Bernard Van Hool (founder)
Filip Van Hool (CEO)
Products Bus
Coach
semi-trailers
Subsidiaries Van Hool USA
Website vanhool.com

02Van Hool Astromega TD927 coach for the Oxford Tube

03Van Hool Alizée HE-II body on a ScaniaK113CRB coach for New Enterprise Coaches

04A British spec double deck Van Hool coach.

05A bi-articulated Van Hool AGG300

06Front view of AGG300.

07A Van Hool single articulated bus with North American specifications north of Toronto, Canada.

Van Hool NV is a Belgian family-owned coachbuilder and manufacturer of buses, coaches, trolleybuses, and trailers.

The company was founded in 1947 by Bernard Van Hool in Koningshooikt, near to Lier, Belgium. In the early years, the company introduced serial production and exported their products all over Europe. Since the mid-1980s, the company has also been active on the North American market, where it has become an important player.

On February 15, 1957, Van Hool signed a commercial agreement with Fiat; Van Hool would incorporate Fiat engines and other mechanical components (gearboxes, axles, steering) in its vehicles. It developed from a coachbuilder to a Belgian manufacturer of integral buses and coaches, known as Van Hool-Fiat. Alongside these activities, the company continued as a renowned coachbuilder, enabling further expansion.

The Van Hool-Fiat co-operation was immediately a great success: a year and a half after the agreement was signed, in August 1958, the 100th Van Hool-Fiat was delivered, and by July 1961, the figure had exceeded 500. The co-operation agreement with Fiat was terminated in 1981.

In 1990, Van Hool purchased the coachbuilding business of LAG Manufacturing and continued producing their EOS models for about ten years.

Most of the buses and coaches are built totally by Van Hool, with engines and axles sourced from Caterpillar, Cummins, DAF and MAN and gearboxes from ZF or Voith, with some of their production still consisting of building bus and coach bodies on separate bus chassis from manufacturers such as Volvo and Scania.

Worldwide, Van Hool employs 4,500 people and manufactures over 1,700 buses and coaches (bodyworks and complete vehicles combined) and 5,000 trailers each year. It sells an average of 600 coaches, annually, in the US.

Product range (Europe)

In Europe, Van Hool has the broadest range of coaches of all manufacturers on the market, though all designs share similar looks and are based on the same platform, the T9. The same philosophy is used on the transit bus range, the A-series. Many different versions are available, all sharing the same looks. In recent years, the company has been focussing on new propulsion technologies, introducing fuel-cell hybrid buses as well as diesel-electric hybrids.

Discontinued products

T8 series touring coach

The T8 platform was introduced in 1979. The body was based on the Alizee bodywork that had been launched the previous year. Over the course of several years, a large range of touring coaches were developed based on this platform, each distinguished by a number and a name, following a clear naming convention. For example, in ‘TD824 Astromega’:

  • T = Touringcar (touring coach)
  • D = Dubbeldek (double deck)
  • 8 = Part of the T8 series
  • 24 = theoretical maximum number of seat rows
  • Astromega = name of the double deck integrals

In 1991, an updated ‘T8 New Look’ was introduced. But this was called the T9 in its North American version. Production was ended in the late 1990s, following the introduction of the new (European) T9 platform.

A-series transit bus

In the 1980s, European countries started to move away from standard bus designs, leaving the design of transit buses to the manufacturers. Van Hool’s response was the development of the A-series transit buses. The first member, the A500, was introduced in 1985. A complete family would follow, again following a clear naming convention. For example, in ‘AG500’:

  • A = Autobus (transit bus)
  • G = Geleed (articulated)
  • 500 = height of the floor, in millimeters

Production of the A-series continued into the early 21st century, when it was replaced by the newA-series.

Current products

T9 series touring coaches

The new T9 series (not to be confused with the US T9 series, which corresponds with the European T8 New Look) was launched in 1995. It included a completely new body design, as well as many other improvements. The same philosophy as with the T8 was applied: one platform, many different versions. Also, the naming convention was retained. Over the years, many new variants have been developed, making the T9-series the most extensive series of motorcoaches available today. Different models (all available in at least 2 lengths, see ‘products’ below) include the Atlino and Atlon, so-called double earners, with different floor heights, the Alicron, Acron and Astron, standard touring coaches with different heights and thus different luggage space, the Altano, which has an underfloor cockpit, the Astronef, which features a sloping theatre-style floor, and the double deck Astromega.

Additionally, the T9 body is also available on chassis by Scania, Volvo and VDL, though only in Sweden and on the British Isles. These motorcoaches are referred to as Alizee (single deck) and Astrobel (double deck).

TX series touring coaches

08A Megabus Van Hool TDX27 Astromega at Buchanan Bus Station

At Busworld 2011 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Van Hool presented the successor to the T9 series. The new series is called TX.

newA series transit buses

In 2001, Van Hool introduced the newA series transit buses, replacing the A series. It featured a new body design and many other improvements. A complete family was developed, with different length and configurations.

ExquiCity BRT solution

In April 2011 Van Hool launched a new Multi Propulsion Platform called ExquiCity, aimed specifically at the BRT market. The bus has the styling and comfort of a tram, with the flexibility and cost of a bus. The ExquiCity was launched in two lengths, the single-articulated ExquiCity 18 and the double-articulated ExquiCity 24. Both are available as trolley buses, diesel-electric hybrids, fuel-cell hybrids or full-electric buses. First orders were placed by the Italian city of Parma (ExquiCity 18 trolley) and the French city of Metz (ExquiCity 24 diesel electric hybrid). A mock-up was presented at the UITP Congress in Dubai.

EX series touring coaches

09A Van Hool EX16M produced in Macedonia. Shown at the IAA 2014

At the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung 2014 in Hanover, Germany, Van Hool presented a new series of touring coaches for the European market. This new line is called EX. It is produced in the Van Hool factory in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is considered to be alow-wage country where production costs are much lower than in Belgium.

Product range (North America)

Due to American Federal Safety requirements and other unique factors, only highway touring coaches were introduced in the US initially. Transit coaches by Van Hool were not introduced until 2002. Currently, Van Hool has four separate product lines for sale: the T21-series deluxe touring coaches, the C20-series touring coaches, the

Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach a Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach

Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach

TD925 double-decker coach, and the A-series transit buses. Van Hool’s exclusive dealer in the US is ABC Companies.

Discontinued products

T8 series touring coach

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The T815 was first introduced to the US market in 1987. Later subsequent models are collectively known as the T8 series. The earliest use Cummins L10 diesels. Later versions use Cummins M11 diesels.

It was available as 30, 40 and 45 foot length versions.

T9 series touring coach

T9 series are almost identical to the T8 series visually, and are largely identical mechanically as well, except for incremental updates. T9 series upgraded the suspension airbags to larger heavy-duty versions, as well as upgraded front axle to disc brakes instead of drum brakes. However, many of the earliest T9’s indeed lack these upgrades. What’s even more interesting, Van Hool’s VIN consider T8 and T9 to be the same family.

1997 Van Hool T945

1997 Van Hool T945

It was available as 40-foot (T940) or extended 45-foot (T945) versions.

Current products

T21 series luxury touring coach

Introduced in 1996 and based on the European T9 platform, the T21 series features an updated stream-line design and more engine choices. Whereas T8 and T9 series are almost exclusively powered by Cummins diesel engines, T21 are available with Cummins M11 plus engine, Detroit Diesel series 60 engine, or the latest Caterpillar C13 ACERT “clean diesel” engine. Most recent versions simplified the windshield into 2 panes only, replaced headlight assemblies with individual projector lamps, and consolidated the driver console.

Van Hool T2145 at Harbor and Katella in Anaheim

Van Hool T2145 at Harbor and Katella in Anaheim © Andrew Novak

Available as 40-foot (T2140) or extended 45-foot (T2145) versions.

C20 series touring coach

Introduced as a lower-cost coach intended for long-line duty, the C20 series, with similar European looks to the T21 series, was introduced in 2000 to the US market. C20 is available with Cummins ISX12 or Detroit Diesel DD13 engine. Previous generations could also be equipped with Cummins M11 plus, Detroit Diesel series 60 and Caterpillar C13 engine. Both Allison B500 automatic and ZF AS Tronic automated gearboxes are available.

Greyhound operates a fleet of C2045s along with its MCI buses in Michigan.

SD956 Megabus Van Hool C2045E

SD956 Megabus Van Hool C2045E

Available as extended 45-foot (C2045) version only. Current model is C2045E.

A3 transit bus series

10An AC Transit 30-foot Van Hool A300K bus

The popularity of A3 series in Europe led Van Hool and ABC to partner with AC Transit (Alameda and Contra Costa counties, California) to demo the A3 series as a future transit alternative in 2002. The A330 and AG300 low floor transit coaches formally entered service in AC transit fleet in June 2003. AC Transit now has over 330 Van Hool buses either in its fleet or on order as of August 2009.

Van Hool is building 16 hydrogen fuel cell buses for the USA at present (August 2009). These buses are powered by fuel cells from UTC Power and lithium batteries from EnerDell. Twelve of the buses are being purchased by AC Transit and four by CT Transit of Hartford Connecticut. This project is unusual in that the buses have been designed from the ground up as fuel cell buses and are designed, built, and integrated by a single manufacturer.

Van Hool AG 300 - CTS - Strasbourg

Van Hool AG 300 – CTS – Strasbourg

The AG300 is an articulated 60-foot bus, while the A330 is a 40-foot bus.

In 2008, AC Transit took delivery of a fleet of new model A300L forty-foot buses. These buses are unique in the US market as they have their engines mounted in the wheelbase which makes their ride quality extremely stable and smooth. The new layout capitalizes on basic architectural design of the A300L’s earlier released little brother the 30-foot A300K (K stands for kort, “short” in Dutch and L for lang, “long”). A recent survey of AC Transit riders overwhelmingly approves of the design and quality of the new buses.

Salt Lake City (Utah Transit Authority) has purchased ten A300L 40-foot buses for its MAX Bus Rapid Transit system. These buses differ from AC Transit’s A300Ls as they have three doors and are equipped for cold weather and high altitude operations. They have also recently placed an order for four more because of overwhelmingly positive support of the first 10 buses and the “MAX” BRT service they operate.

York Region Transit (north of Toronto, Ontario) uses the A330 and AG300 buses on its Viva routes, though the A330 buses are being transferred to the conventional YRT service as more Nova LFX buses arrive for the Viva services. The Reseau de transport de Longueuil (south of Montreal, Quebec) also uses the AG300 buses, and was the first to use Van Hool transit buses in North America (AG700) in 1989.

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Van Hool AG 700 Divia 707

Washington, D.C.‘s Circulator uses the A330 buses. These 29 buses were purchased from AC Transit in 2005. In addition to the A330 models, the Circulator now uses the new A300K buses, which first went into service in April 2009. The Circulator recently took delivery of 14 A300K, 31-foot buses to build out its route structure. The A300K was chosen because of its unique ability to do the work of forty-foot buses for nearly all operations in the smaller envelope and with the smaller engine of a midi bus.

FirstTransit took delivery of 12 A300Ls and 4 AG300s in early 2009, for use on the University of Minnesota Campus Connector.

Baltimore, Maryland‘s Charm City Circulator have recently ordered and since put 5 A300Ls into service early 2011. The A300L was a supplement order to their already existing but rehabbing Designline buses.

2009 Van Hool A300L

Van Hool A300L

TD925 Astromega double-deck touring motorcoach

The TD925 Astromega is a closed-top US-spec double decker motorcoach that is a variant of the TD925 Astromega coach available in Europe.

Products

11A Van Hool TD925 bus in New York City

12A Van Hool C2045-L in New York

13Van Hool T916 Astronef

Transit buses

Europe
  • A308 midibus, full low floor, with side-mounted engine. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A309 midibus, low entry (low floor up to the second door). Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A320 standard bus (out of production)
  • A300 standard bus, full low floor, with side-mounted engine. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A300 CNG standard bus
  • A360 standard bus, low entry. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A330 standard bus, full low floor, engine placed horizontally in the back. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A330 CNG standard bus
  • AG300 articulated bus, also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • AGG300 bi-articulated bus
  • A330T trolleybus
  • AG300T articulated trolleybus
  • AG300 CNG articulated bus
  • ExquiCity 18 articulated BRT bus (diesel electric hybrid, trolley, fuel cell or electric)
  • ExquiCity 24 bi-articulated BRT bus (diesel electric hybrid, trolley, fuel cell or electric)
  • A308E Electric bus
North America
  • newA300K 30 ft bus, shortened A300L
  • newA300L 40 ft full low floor bus, side-mounted midship engine
  • newA330 40 ft full low floor bus, side-mounted rear engine
  • newAG300 60 ft articulated full low floor bus, side-mounted midship engine

Touring coaches

Europe

  • T915 Atlon

2014 Van Hool T916 Atlon

Van Hool T916 Atlon

  • T916 Atlon
  • TX11 Alicron

Van Hool TX15 Acron

Van Hool TX15 Acron

  • TX15 Alicron
  • TX16 Alicron
  • TX15 Acron

2014 Van Hool TX 17 Acron

2014 Van Hool TX 17 Acron © bertiewillemsen

  • TX16 Acron
  • TX17 Acron
  • TX18 Acron

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  • TX17 Astron

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Van Hool TX17 Astronef

  • TX15 Astronef

Van Hool TX 16 Astronef

Van Hool TX 16 Astronef TX16 Astronef

  • TX17 Astronef
  • TX17 Altano

Van Hool TX18 Altano

Van Hool TX18 Altano TX18 Altano

  • TX19 Altano

14A Van Hool EX15H available 2015

  • TDX20 Altano
  • TDX21 Altano

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Van Hool TDXAltanoScania01a

  • TDX25 Astromega

Van Hool TDX27 AstromegaTDX27 Astromega

  • EX15H (Available 2015)

2015 Van Hool EX 16M

2015-van-hool-ex-16m EX16M (Available 2015)

  • EX17H (Available 2015)
North America

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2011 Van Hool TD 925 Astromega

Van Hool TD 925 Astromega TD925 Astromega USA

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Van Hool A330FC waterstofbus in Connexxion-uitvoering.

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1945 Van Hool Stokvogel

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1946 Van Hool Commer-Chassis

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1946 Van Hool Dodge-Chassis

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1948 Van Hool Ideal Car

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1948 Van Hool Modelnr 4

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1949 Van Hool Latil

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1950 DAF Autobus met van Hool opbouw

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1952 Van Hool-52-Ehad-schuurvondst

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1957 Daf, B1500DL580 Van Hool

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1958 DAF Van Hool Carr

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1959 Van Hool De Voecht

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1960 VAN HOOL 300Y 1960 VAN HOOL 440-1

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1960 VAN HOOL 440-serie

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1960 VAN HOOL LEYLAND A98DARV1

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1962 Leyland - Van Hool - VAD 7319

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1963 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA-St2-1

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1963-69 VAN HOOL FIAT 314

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1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA St2-2

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1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA5220-St2

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1965-68 VAN HOOL FIAT 625N

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1966 Van Hool Carey NY

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1967 Van Hool - Carey Production Model VHC 1 The Intercontinental

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1967 VAN HOOL 420-HA St 2

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1967 Van Hool LTM 7

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1968 DAF SB1600 DS 605 DAF carr Van Hool

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1968 Van Hool Berg 4-lks NL

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1969 FIAT 625N1P FIAT 72pk carr Van Hool nr 19

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1969 VAN HOOL FIAT 420 HAU-St9

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1970 DAF TB160 DAF DD530 carr Van Hool nr 157

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1970-73 VAN HOOL FIAT 625

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1972 VAN HOOL FIAT 409 AU9

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1972 Van Hool-Fiat 409 zeventiger jaren

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1973 Barreiros 6000 (Van Hool)

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1973 SCANIA BR145+Van Hool (2)

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1973 SCANIA BR145+Van Hool

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1973-77 VAN HOOL FIAT 300

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1974 SCANIA BR86+BR145 van hool

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1974 VAN HOOL FIAT 314-3

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1975 VAN HOOL AU115X

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1975 VAN HOOL AUTOBUS

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1975 VAN HOOL DAF AU115X

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1975-76 Van Hool-Fiat 409AU95

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1976 VAN HOOL 440-serie

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1976 Van Hool A124  Litouwen

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1977 VAN HOOL AUTOBUS

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1978 VAN HOOL A120.

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1978 VAN HOOL ALIZËE  T815

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1978 VAN HOOL MAN A120

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1978-84 VAN HOOL ALIZEE

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1979 VAN HOOL Alizée

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1979 VAN HOOL BUS CAR

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1979 VAN HOOL Elizee B7CF

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1979 VAN HOOL KLIMAAT SYSTEMEN

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1979 VAN HOOL TYPE 750 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE 760 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE S315 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE T815 1980 VAN HOOL 70F 1980 VAN HOOL 90F 1980 VAN HOOL 310 on VOLVO B10M 1980 VAN HOOL 760 BODY 1980 VAN HOOL AP1130+1132+1137

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1980 VAN HOOL AU138

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1980 VAN HOOL CITY-BUS 160 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON (GB) 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON MAN 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON NEW 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ALICRON 1980 VAN HOOL T815Al+Acr+TG821 1980 VAN HOOL T818 ASTRON 1980 VAN HOOL TG821 ALLIGATOR 1980 VAN HOOL TRAFIK 210 VOLVO 1981 VAN HOOL A120 (2) 1981 VAN HOOL A120 1981 VAN HOOL A120P 1981 VAN HOOL AU138 1981 VAN HOOL AU138-A120-AG280 1981 VAN HOOL NICE 1981 VAN HOOL RALLY BRIGHTON 1982 Van Hool Alizee T815 Litouwen

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1982 VAN HOOL GAMMA 1982 VAN HOOL TD824 ASTROMEGA (NL) 1982 Van Hool Volvo Litouwen

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1983 VAN HOOL INFO T815H Busworld 1983 VAN HOOL TD824 ASTROMEGA (B) 1985 VAN HOOL AG280-2.

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1985 VAN HOOL INFO  nr27 1985 VAN HOOL MAN AG280-2

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1986 VAN HOOL ALTANO T816 1986 VAN HOOL T800 SERIE VIP

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1986 VAN HOOL T815CL 1987 VAN HOOL ALIZEE

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1987 VAN HOOL ASTRONEGA TD824 1988 VAN HOOL ACRON T815 1989 VAN HOOL A508 MIDI 1989 VAN HOOL AG700

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1990 VAN HOOL A500 tot AG700

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1990 Van Hool Astrobel Estland

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1990 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON 1991 VAN HOOL A500.

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1991 VAN HOOL A600

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1992 Arke Van Hool T815 Acron

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1992 VAN HOOL AG300

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1992 VAN HOOL T815 ALICRON RAI

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1993 VAN HOOL A300.

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1994 VAN HOOL A360

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1994 VAN HOOL Immage RAI

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1994 VAN HOOL T8 'New Look' RAI

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1994-98 VAN HOOL A308.

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1996 VAN HOOL A300-serie RAI

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1996 VAN HOOL T9 ACRON (RAI  CAR03-0703)

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1997 VAN HOOL A300-serie Busworld

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1997 VAN HOOL A320

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1997 VAN HOOL A330 GNV

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1997 Van Hool Alizee UK

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1997 VAN HOOL EOS-serie Busworld

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1997 VAN HOOL T9 ACRON

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1997 VAN HOOL T9 Busworld (2)

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1997 VAN HOOL T915 ACRON-1 Busworld

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1997 VAN HOOL T915 ALICRON

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1997 VAN HOOL T917 Acron

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1997 VAN HOOL T924 ASTROMEGA Busworld

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1997 Van Hool T945

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1998 Van Hool A 300 ( Wagen 60 is ook leswagen )

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1998 Van Hool Italia Kleinbus

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1998 VAN HOOL TD924 ASTROMEGA

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2002 ABC Bus Van Hool 45-foot demonstrator coach 1999 Van Hool 945 Motor Coach Bus 1999 Van Hool T945

1999 Volvo Vanhool Astrabel tri-axle coach

2000 Van Hool 872 Riga

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2000 Van Hool T9450-283

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2000 Van-Hool-Bus in München

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2001 Van Hool bkv-lov868-mt

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2001 Van Hool C2045-L

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1999 Volvo Vanhool Astrabel tri-axle coach

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2002 ABC Bus Van Hool 45-foot demonstrator coach

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2003 Van Hool C2000 capital Trailways of Alabama

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2004 VAN HOOL AGG300

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2004 Van Hool AGG300-Doppelgelenkbus-ASEAG-195

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2005 VAN HOOL Libdem battle bus

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2007 Van Hool Astromega Ned

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2008 Van Hool Altano TD921 UK

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2009 Van Hool A300L

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2009 Van Hool Alizee T9 London

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Gebr. VAN GOG Buscompany Capelle a d IJssel The Netherlands 1923-1967(74)

The Bus Company

Gebr. Van Gog

to Capelle aan den IJssel, also known as Mutual (Onderlinge Auto Omnibus Maatschappij) Car Omnibus society (O. A. O. M), is a former Dutchpublic transport company, which was active from 1923 to 1967 independently in the regional transport per bus in the area between Rotterdam and Gouda and in the tourist transport .

History

The company was founded in 1923 by brothers Wim and Leen Van Gog, who started a regular service between Rotterdam and Gouda. In the same year came a scheduled service between Rotterdam and came at Seven houses (Zevenhuizen) and also their brothers Klaas and Arie at the firm. In the early years was Van Gog a fully family owned, but when the passenger numbers grew, more staff came in. In 1934 the line Rotterdam- Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel through the ‘s-Gravenweg retrieved from the NV Car Omnibus society “the Star” in Rotterdam, which had driven here since 1922. Between 1940 and 1944 became part of Gogs line’s services shut down because of the advancement of the fleet during the German occupation. In 1944 the activities were entirely discontinued until after the liberation .

In 1948 closed the company in to the car transport Coordination Foundation People (c.a.p.). This partnership of eleven small private bus companies in South Holland and Utrecht was founded to defend themselves against the influence of the(Nederlandse Spoorwegen) Dutch railways, which through a network of subsidiaries an increasing proportion of the local bus transport in Dutch hands. Already in 1947 had NS in vain placed a bid on the company of van Gog.

In the 1950s and 1960s took the transport on the lines of van Gog strongly, especially because Capelle aan den IJssel became a commuter village for Rotterdam. There were also lines at and the buses went more often than drive. Despite protests from van Gog got also the suburban company RET a concession for a bus line to the Capelse Means watering (Middelwatering) new housing estate.

In 1962 the company was converted into a public limited company, with all shares owned by the family van Gog. The name o. a. o. M was then no longer used. The owners, however, came on age and successors within the family were not. The profitability came under pressure because the (staff) costs ballooned, whereas the Central Government still hesitated about granting of subsidies to public transport. As a result, the company could not continue on the old foot and it was decided to sell.

Velez was the first member of the c.a.p. Foundation that allowed himself to take over by a NS- Citosa daughter, namely to the Boskoop. The shares were transferred on 1 October 1967 and pulled the family van Gog back. As Of FCA’s bus services NV until 1 January 1974 the company still continued to exist as a subsidiary of Citosa, starting from 1 January 1969 the Netherlands (WestNederland) of his successor. From 1969 to 1974 were also the city bus services were transferred to the Netherlands of Gouda, which by c.a.p.-participant van Eldik, operated under the name of Gog.

Van Gog 00 1925 latil

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VAN GOG 05

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VAN GOG 06 Gouda

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van Gog 08 Particuliere busonderneming Gebr. van Gog, dienst Zevenhuizen-Rotterdam, Bus 8, Volvo B 95 uitvoering B Werkspoor, H 36433

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Van Gog 08 Volvo den Oudsten bus 89 1971

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Van Gog 08 White+ 04 Austin Bellewagen 1947

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VAN GOG 15

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Van Gog 18a Particuliere busonderneming Gebr. van Gog, oplevering van de nieuwe garage met 11 bussen,1930 10x De Dion-Bouton, 5e van links G.M.C.

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Van Gog 01 1948 Austin Bellewagen Gerestaureerd

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Van Gog 42 Volvo 16 interieur 1940

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VAN GOG 49

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Van Gog 74 Volvo 1965

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Van Gog 86c 1963 volvo

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Van Gog 92a volvo 92 1963

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THORNYCROFT Cars, Buses, Coaches and Trucks 1896 till 1977

THORNYCROFT ENGINE BADGEThornycroft

1934 Thornycroft dropside lorry

Preserved 1934 Thornycroft Handy dropside lorry

For the shipbuilder, see John I. Thornycroft & Company, for other uses, see Thornycroft (disambiguation)

Thornycroft was a United Kingdom-based vehicle manufacturer which built coaches, buses, and trucks from 1896 until 1977.

History

Thornycroft steam wagon, above and below (Rankin Kennedy, Modern Engines, Vol III)

Thornycroft steam wagon of 1905

Thornycroft started out with steam vans and lorries. John Isaac Thornycroft, the naval engineer, built his first steam lorry in 1896. Thornycroft’s first petrolvehicle was built in 1902 and the company completed the move into internal combustion engine power in 1907.

1902 Steam-Powered Thornycroft Bus

1902 Steam-Powered Thornycroft Bus

Thereafter the vehicle building firm and the marine side (later to become Vosper Thornycroft) were separate companies.

1904 Thornycroft 4 seater bs8239

1904 Thornycroft 4 seater bs8239

From 1931, Thornycroft used names for their vehicle range – descriptive and colourful ones.

1904 Thornycroft 4 seater gaydoncar

1904 Thornycroft 4 seater gaydoncar

In 1948, the company name was changed to Transport Equipment (Thornycroft) Ltd to prevent confusion with the shipbuilding Thornycroft company. The company was well known for providing fire-engine chassis, with multi-axle drive for uses such as airports.

1905 24 hp Thornycroft Bus at Five Ways, Birmingham

1905 24 hp Thornycroft Bus at Five Ways, Birmingham

They were taken over in 1961 by AEC parent Associated Commercial Vehicles Ltd, and production was limited to Nubians, Big Bens and Antars, although the Thornycroft-designed six-speed constant mesh gearbox was used in AEC and later medium weight Leyland and Albion trucks. ACV was then taken over by Leyland in 1962. They already had a specialist vehicle unit in Scammell, another manufacturer of large haulage vehicles. Thornycroft’s Basingstoke factory was closed in 1969 and specialist vehicles transferred to Scammell at Watford. The factory continued as an engineering works until the late 1980s when it was demolished to make way for a supermarket. The Milestones Museum is located a few hundred yards from the original site in Basingstoke and houses a collection of Thornycroft vehicles and other exhibits, mainly transport related.

1905 Thornycroft

1905 Thornycroft

Today, the Thornycroft name is used by a builder of marine diesel engines for private and light commercial use, the engines being based around small-capacity engines designed by Mitsubishi. Despite Thornycroft being effectively closed down by Leyland, the operation’s parent company is now the main provider of spare parts for Leyland-built marine diesels, which for many years were highly popular for use in canal barges and narrowboats (now a market making increasing use of modern-day Thornycroft engines).

Models

Bus and Coach

1910 Thornycroft landaulette caronrun

1910 Thornycroft landaulette caronrun

  • Beautyride
  • Boudicea
  • Cygnet
  • Daring
  • Lightning
  • Nippy
  • Patrician
  • 1914 Thornycroft, type 2 Bison on display at Bovington 1917 Thornycroft  Bison concrete armoured lorriesThornycroft Bison

Lorry

1919 THORNYCROFT BUS - BEAMISH TRAMWAYS Dodson Carr.

1919 THORNYCROFT BUS – BEAMISH TRAMWAYS Dodson Carr.

  • “Type J” 40 hp, 1913
  • “Type K” 30 hp, 1913
  • Hathi, 1924
  • 1919 Thornycroft Type J Replica Charabanc1919 Thornycroft Type J Replica Charabanc
four-wheel drive artillery tractor for the army
  • A1 RSW / A3 RSW, an off-road capable rigid six-wheeler to an army specification, 1926
  • QC / Dreadnought, 1930
  • 1919 THORNYCROFT BUS - BEAMISH TRAMWAYS1919 THORNYCROFT BUS – BEAMISH TRAMWAYS
12 ton rigid six-wheel chassis.
  • Hardy
  • Dandy
  • Sturdy – 5/6 tonner
  • Trusty – 8 ton forward control 4 wheeler
  • Bullfinch
  • Strenuous
  • Mastiff
  • Tartar 3-ton 6×4, both civilian & military versions and production (3,000 – 4,000) between 1938 and 1945.
  • Thornycroft Smallwood Logo
(see Thornycroft Bison for an unusual variant)
  • Taurus
  • Iron Duke
  • Amazon
  • Stag
  • Bulldog
  • Jupiter – 6.5 ton
  • Big Ben
  • Nubian
    • 3-ton vehicle
    • Available as 4 x 4, 6 x 4, 6 x 6
  • Antar
    • 85-ton
    • 6 x 4 pipeline and tank transporter

See also

1919 Thornycroft Works c1919

1919 Thornycroft Works

References