PREVOST Sainte-Clair, Quebec, Canada

Prevost Car

Prévost
Type Subsidiary
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1924
Headquarters Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Products Coach Buses
Parent Volvo Group
Website Official website

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1924 Prevost

Prévost (pronounced pray-voh; the -st is silent) is a Quebec, Canada-based manufacturer of touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions.

The company now owns Nova Bus and in turn is owned by Volvo Bus Corporation.

History

Place Eugène Prévost

 Place Eugène Prévost in Sainte-Claire
2005 Prevost H3-45 of Tai Pan ToursPrévost H3-45 of Tai Pan Tours

The company was first founded in 1924 by Eugène Prévost (1898–1965), a cabinet maker specializing in church pews and school furniture, who in 1924 was asked to build a custom bus body for a new REO truck chassis. Les Ateliers Prévost, as the company was then called, received several repeat orders. Between 1937 and 1939, Prévost Car’s first bus manufacturing plant was built. Initially the vehicles were built around a wooden frame. In 1945 this changed, and bodies were made of metal.

The company was acquired by Paul Normand in 1957. In 1969, two American businessmen formed a partnership with André Normand, then President of Prévost, to become the company’s owners. These three men, in turn, sold Prévost to Volvo Bus Corporation in 1995.

As of February 2007, the firm has 1,337 employees and operates six parts and service centres in North America.

The latest models saw the XLII thoroughly revised, with a longer wheelbase for more storage and a smoother ride. This, and other changes, marked the beginning of the new X3-45.

The flagship H3-45 received some further enhancements in 2006 with GPS and destination sign options. In addition, the new Delta sound system was developed to provide improved sound throughout the cabin.

For the new EPA 2007 Standards, Prévost now offers an innovative installation of the Diesel Particulate Filter and the Rooftop Diffuser for Increased Safety, Performance, Serviceability and Security. The standard Detroit Diesel has been uprated from 12.7 litres to 14 litres for the model year 2007.

For the 2008 model year, Prévost introduced a new Volvo D13 engine from their parent company as a replacement for the then-current Detroit Diesel Series 60 offering. The Volvo I-Shift semiautomatic transmission was introduced as an option to the Allison B500R transmission. A set of new interior colour schemes were developed for the 2008 model year to provide a modern feel. There are three “trim levels” ranging from fabric to leather and wood.

Beginning with 2011, the Prevost X3-45 is available in a transit configuration, with bi-fold doors instead of a sedan-type door. The New York City Transit Authority is the launch customer for this configuration. Previously, 20 transit-style buses in the LeMirage predecessor model had been built for GO Transit in the late 1990s.

Prévost is also the North American builder of the Volvo 9700 motorcoach.

Ground Force One

Main article: Ground Force One

Ground Force One is the nickname given to the modified X3-45 shells used by US President Barack Obama. The interiors were fitted out by Nashville, Tennessee-based Hemphill Brothers Coach Company and it is assumed that other features were added by the US Secret Service. A similar bus with a Prévost shell (when the model was known as the LeMirage XL-II) was used by then-President George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential campaign.

Current products

2011 MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-452011 New York City Transit Prévost X3-45

Passenger coaches:

2001 Prevost La Quebecoise 2001 Vantare Prevost H-345 (luxury coach, rv, motor home, coach) 2002 Prevost Articulated H5-60 2002 Prevost Car H5-60 Articulated Bus 2002 Prevost Prevost Vantare (H3-45) 2004 Prevost from Lamers 2004 Prevost XLII Custom Marathon Bus 2005 Prevost H3-45 from Kingdom Coach 2005 Prevost H3-45 of Tai Pan Tours 2005 Prevost H3-45, parked in BC, Canada 2005 Prevost 2006 Prevost 12 2006 Prevost launches the X3-45 2006 Prevost Marathon Bus 2007 Prevost from Excellence 2007 prevost liberty h3 45 elegant lady double slide 2007 Prevost 2008 prevost marathon-echo-1131-class-a-motorhome 2009 Millennium-2-3_HiRes_500x333 2009 Prevost Greyhound Prevost X3-45 2009 Prevost GREYHOUNDNORCAL 2009 The Oasis motorhome by Outlaw Coach is built out of a Prevost H3-45 2010 Prevost Coaches For Sale 2010 Prevost H-Series Motorcoach at Lévis Congress Center in Quebec 2010 Prevost H-Series Motorcoach featuring the new Facelift 2010 Prevost Liberty Coach 2010 Prevost X3-45 Motorcoach at Museum 2010 Prevost X3-45 Motorcoach 2010 Volvo 9700 Motorcoach a 2010 Volvo 9700 Motorcoach 2011 H3-45 Motorcoach 2011 Lamers 737 Prevost H3-45 2011 MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-45 2011 Prevost logo le miragexlii 2012 Prevost Greyhound Lines 86025b 2012 Prevost logo h3-45vip 2012 Prevost X3-45 at UMA Expo 2012 Volvo 9700 Motorcoach ad-prevost_logo Greyhound logo Motor Coach Industries · Prevost Place Eugène Prévost Prevost BRI Calhoun St-CHS Prevost D70_37278 Prevost marathon 03 0 Prevost-logo

  • H-Series (H3-41 (41′ Feet), H3-45 (45′ Feet)) Intercity Coach
  • X-Series (X3-45, X3-45 Commuter Coach)
  • Volvo 9700 Inter-City Coach

Bus shells for conversion to motorhomes or private coaches:

  • H3-45 VIP
  • X3-45 VIP
  • LeMirage XLII Entertainer

Former products

1000px-Prevost Logo.svg 1924 PREVOST 14 1924-1ST Prevost Bus 1927 PREVOST 12 1928 Prevost 66440004 1929 Prevost 66440016 1932-69 Prevost (William A. Luke) Autobus A. Drolet Ltée Ancienne Lorette 1938 PREVOST REO 8 1939 Prevost Suburban 1958 Le Normand 1939 Prevost Suburban 1940 Prevost 67520037 1940 PREVOST Intercity 2-1 1941 Prevost 66440002 1945 Prevost 66440009 1945 Prevost Coach-J.H.-Fortier-in-Baie-Comeau 1946 Prevost 66440022 1946 Prevost 66440023 1947 Prevost 66440017 1947 Prevost CCBL 30 Winnipeg 1947 Prevost winnipeg-CCBL30 prevost2-luke 1947-64 Jasper Place Diamond Lines Prevost (William A. Luke) Diamond Bus Lines Ltd. 1947-71 isle dorleans-15prevost2-luke 1948 Prevost 66440014 1948 Prevost 67520034 1948 Prevost I-28 SILVERSIDE SPOORMANS SONY DSC 1949 Dodge PREVOST Stretch 6 1949 Prevost a 1950 Prevost 47 67520035 1950 Prevost 66440006 1950 Prevost 66440012 1950 Prevost 66440020 1950 Prevost 66440021 1950 Prevost 66440024 1950 Prevost 67520014 1950 Prevost a 1950 Prevost Citadin 1950 Prevost GCL 618 on Toronto Bus Terminal 1955 1950 Prevost Suburban 1950's Prevost 2 Diamond Lines 1951 Prevost 67520036 1951 Prevost Panoramique was powered by a 6 cyl Hercule 1951 Prevost Queen City Trailways 165 1951 Prevost-panoramique 1951 Prevost-Panoramique-10 1952 Antique Prevost Bus conversion 1952 Prevost Citadin a 1952 Prevost Citadin Stratford Transit 6820 - August 1975 - Kevin Nicol Photo 1952 Prevost Citadin 1952 Prevost highway coach 1952 Prevost PO 141-1094 Valleyfield City Transit (Canada) 1952 Prevost-Citadin-1952 1954 Prevost 66440019 1954 Prevost Coach IC 41 1961 Prevost GMC Bus Factory ž 1962 Prevost GMC Bus Factory 1962 Prevost Model 49-S Transit Bus 1964 Prevost Markel Decal 1965 Prevost Greyhound 743 enroute to Detroit 1966 Prevost Champion 1967 Silver Prevost Rv Conversion 1968 Prevost Prestige a 1968 prevost prestige 1973 Prevost Lishman-Bus 1974 Prevost Champion 1976 Prevost motor home conversion 1978 prevost 1979 Prevost TS-47 Prestiege 1980 prevost-logo 1981 Prevost LeMirage Gray Line 264 1983 Prevost 130 1983 Prevost Marathon XL 1983 Prevost 1986 Prevost Motorhome PrevostSunsetView 1987 Prevost le-mirage 1989 Prevost H560 1990 Prevost Ace of spades 1990 Prevost H5-60 articulated coach 1990 Prevost Liberty Classic XL-1 1992 Prevost H3 Transtario 1993 Prevost Mirage 1993 Prevost XL in Arizona 1995 Prevost Le Mirage XL 1995 Prevost Le Mirage 1996 Prevost Le Mirage XL-45 Capital Trailways of Pennsylvania NYC 1996-prevost-royal-coach-used-rv-for-sale-americanlisted 1997 Prevost X3-45 1998 Prevost Royale Non Slide Class

  • H5-60 articulated 79 passenger motorcoach manufactured from 1985 to late 1980s
  • H3-40 passenger coach first manufactured 1989
  • XLII (now known as the X3-45) sightseeing/passenger coach manufactured from 2000 to 2005
  • XL40 Le Mirage XL sightseeing/passenger coach
  • 50-PI-33 passenger coach
  • 19-S transit bus manufactured from 1961 to 1967
  • 33-S 33 to 37 passenger motorcoach manufactured in the 1960s
  • Champion 41 to 50 passenger intercity coach manufactured from 1967 to 1981
  • Marathon 47 to 53 passenger intercity motorcoach
  • Prestige 41 to 50 passenger sightseeing/passenger motor coach manufactured from 1968 to 1981
  • Panoramique 41 to 49 passenger intercity motorcoach manufactured from the 1960s
  • Le Normand intercity passenger coach manufactured from 1957 to 1960
  • Prévocar intercity motorcoach manufactured in 1953
  • Skycruiser motorcoach manufactured from 1948 to 1949
  • V48-S motorcoach first manufactured in 1965
  • Citadin 33 to 37 transit bus manufactured in the 1950s
  • 1924 motorbus
  • 1939 suburban motor coach

Buses + Coaches MCI Motor Coach Industries since 1933 Des Plaines, Illinois, United States

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1933: Harry Zoltok turns his Winnipeg repair shop into the laboratory for the future of coach travel. He sketches his first vehicle design, an 11-passenger body on a Packard chassis, on the factory floor. His small manufacturing company, Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works, finds itself on the cusp of a new mass transit industry.

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1936: The Public Works administration provides the first large-scale federal government public transportation assistance in the United States, promoting public transport on both rail and road. This Depression-era move starts putting local transit operations in the hands of taxpayers.

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1937: The company designs and builds its first proprietary chassis and manufactures its first line of coaches for Grey Goose Bus Lines in Winnipeg. Today, Grey Goose is a subsidiary of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp. operating in Manitoba.

1931 Manitoba Bus Owners Association Meeting at Legislature GGB Photo

1939: Fort Garry designs and manufactures the Model 150, a new transit-type coach with the windshield over the radiator, the first use of exterior stainless steel panels and a pancake engine mounted midship under the floor.

1933 The Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works built their first bus in 1933 11 pass on packard chassis

1941: On January 7, the company changes its name to Motor Coach Industries Limited, but coach production quickly gives way to the manufacturing needs of World War II. The company’s new Winnipeg facility at Erin Street and St. Matthews Avenue is converted to manufacture Jeep trailers, boat trailers for rescue craft, army truck bodies and pontoon bridge sections plus the reconditioning of aircraft pontoons.

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1942: MCI builds and designs the first electric trolley bus manufactured in Canada, known as Number 1532. It has its own route for 25 years, but never becomes a regular production item.

1942 Concept Greyhound

1945: With the war’s end, MCI reverts to regular coach production and introduced its first rear engine coach, the Model 100, in 1946. Over the rest of the decade the company adds its National Products subsidiary, which manufactures and sells pole line hardware for the prairie provinces’ rural electrification program and, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, National Porcelain is formed to manufacture porcelain insulators for that market.

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1948: Greyhound Lines of Canada acquires a majority interest in MCI, with Harry Zoltok continuing as company president.

1947 MCI Courier 100A Selkirk-WECo621-foto by William A luke

1949: MCI’s Model 50, a 33-passenger coach, is introduced as a successor to the Model 100, the first coach synonymous with the Canadian Greyhound operation.

1947 Riverbend Bus Line 1, an MCI coach

1950s: Like so many major users of steel at the time, MCI continues to diversify past its bedrock coach business. It uses its excess capacity to expand National Products Co. into ornamental street lighting poles, and creates the Alsco Windows and Doors Co. to serve the growing postwar housing market. MCI also expands to offer custom metal fabrication services for truck bodies.

1957 MCI Courier 96 Skyview Bus

During this decade, the coach division continues to innovate; the company adds the 85, 90, 95, 96 and launches the new MC series of coaches. The MC-1 proves to be a revolutionary new design incorporating a heating system linked to the engine cooling system and a translucent roof.

1959 MCI MC-1

1960 MCI Courier 96

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1958: Greyhound Lines of Canada acquires the remaining shares in MCI with Zoltok keeping his role as president.

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1959: The MC-1 cements the company’s popularity; 26 coaches are produced during the year, with the company additionally developing its MCX2 prototype. At the same time, MCI sells National Porcelain. During the Greyhound years, MCI is the first manufacturer to build a 40-foot coach.

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1962: MCI heads south of the border and establishes its Pembina, North Dakota plant, 68 miles south of Winnipeg, which officially opens in 1963.

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1963: MCI officially enters the U.S. coach market, developing the MC-2, MC-3, MC-4, MC-5 and the MC-5A over the rest of the decade.

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1967: MCI delivers the first prototype of the landmark MC-6 “Super Cruiser” coach to Greyhound; designed and developed for Greyhound, it features a 102-inch wheelbase, an all-stainless-steel frame, and a V-12 engine.

1966 MCI 6 Allstate-PinkPanther

1968: The 40-foot-long MC-7 is developed and put into production just before the MC-6, representing the first time MCI has multiple coach lines in parallel production. The company is now producing 500 coaches a year, compared to only 50 in the early 1960s.

1970 MCI 7

An official after-market parts division is established at Motor Coach Industries’ plant at Pembina, North Dakota.

1970 MCI 7

1969: MCI builds a total of 100 coaches between 1969 and 1970; a fraction of its current production. MCI will reintroduce the all-stainless-steel frame in 1997 when it builds the 102EL3 Renaissance® coach (now the E4500).

1973 MCI MC - 7 VIP Coach 671

1970s: MCI begins international distribution with its first sales to Mexico, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan.

1970 MCI MC-7, HO

1971: Harry Zoltok retires, while the company opens a new parts distribution center in Northlake, Illinois. Greyhound moves its corporate headquarters from Chicago to Phoenix. The company builds its first MC-5B coach (production runs through 1977).

Greyhound bus 2934 (MCI MC-5)

1972: Hausman Bus Sales, founded in 1954 by Jerry Hausman, with sales and service centers in Chicago, New Jersey and California, joins forces with MCI and begins selling its new coaches exclusively.

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1973: The MC-8 hits the roads, replacing the MC-7.

1970 MCI MC-8 Greyhound Lines of Canada

1975: MCI Service Parts division becomes Universal Coach Parts Inc., supplying motor coach, transit and school bus operators with parts.

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1978: The company develops the MC-9 Crusader II, destined to become the North American intercity coach industry’s all-time best-seller.

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1980: MCI continues to expand its parts and manufacturing operations in Canada and the United States. The company expands its production lines in Fort Garry and Pembina to double the production capacity of the popular MC-9. The Canadian distribution center opens in Newcastle, Ontario, under the MCI Service Parts name.

1980 MCI MC9

1983: UCP pioneers its “C.O.A.C.H.” program — Customer Order Assisted Computerized Handling — the first electronic parts ordering system and accessed by more than 300 customers.

1982 MCI 9 Moose Mountain bus

1984: A full six years before the Americans with Disabilities Act is passed, MCI is the first coach manufacturer to offer wheelchair lifts on its vehicles. The first model is contracted out as retrofit for Terra Transport and built for the Canadian Government in June 1984; it buys another in October.

1983 MCI MC-9

1985: MCI builds its very own first six MC-9 units with wheelchair lifts by the end of February 1986 for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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1987: MCI acquires General Motor’s bus parts business, virtually doubling the size of the company overnight. That same year, a larger parts distribution facility is purchased in Des Plaines, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, becoming it’s new headquarters location.

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1993: MCI launches COACH GUARD®, a private brand of aftermarket parts, which grows to include a full line of filters, remanufactured transmissions, bearings, seals, electrical items and hundreds of other parts, all engineered and manufactured to strict tolerances for long-lasting performance.

Trailways bus 8519 (MCI MC-9)

1994: The MC-9 becomes the nation’s all-time best-selling coach with 6,406 vehicles sold between 1978 and 1994.

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1995: The MC-9 gives way to what will be a new leader, the MCI D-Series. The first D-Series model, the 102DL3, accommodates 55 passengers and its expanded 45-foot length makes it an even more popular model than the “9” (Today, there are more than 7,700 D models on the road in the United States and Canada).

2000 MCI 102D3

MCI purchases the assets of Billingsley Parts & Equipment, a distributor of school bus parts and manufacturer of specialty parts.

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1996: MCI unveils its Renaissance Coach, the 102EL3, a new-look designed with a patented spiral entryway created with the assistance of BMW Designworks USA.

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The company acquires the parts assets of the Flxible Corporation, one of the nation’s largest transit bus manufacturers.

1998: The company announces plans to open a new facility in Louisville on a 31-acre site near a UPS hub and to consolidate the operations of its existing warehouse facilities. The company also announces plans for an Internet-based online ordering system, named The Parts Store, replacing its C.O.A.C.H. — Customer Order-Assisted Computerized Handling system.

1999: MCI moves into a new 40,000-square-foot Dallas sales and service center. The location also serves as the home of MCI Financial Services.

2000: MCI wins a historic order from New Jersey Transit — $500 million for 1,400 commuter “cruiser” coaches. At the time, it is the largest coach transaction ever recorded for a transit agency.

The company commemorates its move to Louisville and announces its name change to MCI Service Parts Inc., in keeping with MCI’s corporate strategy of unifying its network of related services under the MCI name.

2001: MCI introduces its J4500 model, which will quickly go on to become the best-selling coach in the industry. Its award-winning styling follows that of the E4500 (formerly called the Renaissance), and its mechanical systems are simplified for an easy ownership experience. By 2007, the J4500 surpasses 2,103 units.

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MCI opens its Orlando, Florida-area sales and service center.

2003: MCI invests $40 million in the expansion of its Winnipeg plant and moves the production of the G4500 from its former Mexico plant to Winnipeg, integrating the model into the E4500/J4500 mixed-platform line.

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2004: The MCI J4500 ranks as the #1 industry best seller in the trend report published by National Bus Trader magazine.

MCI offers Emergency Roadside Assistance 24 hours a day, every day, managed in-house by MCI professionals through its technical support call center at the Louisville parts distribution center.

2008 MCI D4005

2008 MCI D4005

2005: MCI gives the D-Series a major makeover, endowing what will now be called the D4005 and D4505 with the curvier, more modern exterior styling that have made the J and E models so attractive to operators.

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Greyhound Canada MCI D4505

2007: MCI launches its Go Green. Go Coach. Go MCI.™ slogan and makes major strides toward industry leadership in providing “greener” transportation solutions to both the public and private sectors. Embracing new EPA requirements, MCI rolls out its model line with the industry’s largest selection of clean-diesel engines and transmission options. The company also accelerates its plans for a second generation of hybrid diesel coaches. In summer, it puts its J4500 coach equipped with a 2007 EPA-compliant Caterpillar engine on the road to raise awareness of Green coach transportation during the 54-day Udall Legacy Bus Tour.

2014 MCI J4500

2014 MCI J4500

MCI establishes the first National Training Center at its Louisville location, dedicated to enhancing and advancing the skills of all motor coach technicians. At the same time, it introduces its Coach Driving Simulator, the industry’s first maker-specific high-tech simulator, offering a virtual-reality driving experience and a variety of safety scenarios to enhance drivers’ skills.

2013 MCI Celebrates 80 Years of Bus Production

2013 MCI Celebrates 80 Years of Bus Production

2008: MCI celebrates the 75th anniversary of its first coach with a special edition of the best selling J4500 coach.

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2005 Motor Coach Industries D4505 Brewster

2010: By the end of the first decade of the new millennium, MCI’s J4500 model continued to be the industry’s best-selling coach, and its D4500 commuter coach and D4505 took the second and third top-selling spots in the industry’s annual trend survey. Now, the next generation of EPA-compliant 2010 clean-diesel engines has arrived, promising near-zero emissions and fuel savings. As technology improvements to the coach models continue, MCI is also implementing technology on the customer service side, taking full advantage of online parts ordering, customer training webinars and more.

2010 Greyhound MCI D4505

2010 Greyhound MCI D4505

2011: MCI marks the 6,000th unit off its E/J assembly line and a first-ever order from the City of Los Angeles for 95 compressed natural gas (CNG) Commuter Coach models. MCI has a long history serving public transit and the data confirms how well the MCI Commuter Coach performs in both reliability and total cost of ownership. It offers 42 percent greater seating capacity than a comparable transit bus at a cost that’s 15 percent lower per seat. Additionally, in recent independent testing, the MCI Commuter Coach proved itself to be 10 times more reliable than the closest competitor.

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2011 MCI D4500CT 8952

2012: Growing Strategically, Growing Smart: MCI announces the completion of its acquisition of Setra’s U.S. and Canadian operations and establishes a strategic partnership with Daimler Buses (Daimler). These important moves gave MCI responsibility for sales and service support of Setra S 417 and Setra S 407 motor coach models and its pre-owned coach inventory, the distribution of Setra and related genuine Daimler Buses parts and operation of Setra’s Orlando-based service center. Daimler also acquires a minority ownership position in MCI, forming an engineering, technology and manufacturing alliance as part of the transaction. The bottom line? Of the 55,000 coaches on the road today, the majority are made by MCI.

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2013: Reliability Driven™: Marking its 80th birthday, MCI has rededicated itself to building the most reliable coaches in North America. Our MCI-Reliability Driven™ philosophy reflects the company’s promise to design, build and deliver expertly engineered coaches with top-quality components, the latest safety and security features and unsurpassed parts availability and service. Reliability Driven™ goes beyond the slogan in our factories and offices, too. There’s a new corporate culture at MCI where our multi-facility ISO 9001:2008 registration assures that all plants share best practices to consistently turn out world-class products and marketplace innovations. We are working every day to make this company better.01 MCI Megabus 58538 Toronto

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And They Love Our Looks: At MCI, being Reliability Driven™ also means knowing how to refine a good thing. Customers have made the MCI J4500 a bestseller for nine years running and now MCI is giving operators new reasons to add the 2013 J4500 to fleets — including some eye-catching style changes. Working with BMW Group Designworks USA — the team that gave the market-leading J4500 its unprecedented curb appeal — MCI is refining and improving the look and feel of our luxury coaches inside and out in 2013 and beyond.

Reliable Coaches: New Standards of Accessibility, Convenience and Comfort — The economy and environment are redefining the way people travel. That’s good for MCI. Today’s municipal and private transportation systems are looking to coach transport as the most flexible, affordable and greenest option for passengers who want to make the most of their money and time. That’s why MCI is investing in the latest onboard amenities that turn riders into lifetime customers: Wi-Fi, power outlets and wide flat-screen monitors to keep riders engaged, entertained and working. To keep all customers rolling, state-of-the art wheelchair lifts make accessibility and alternate transportation options possible for all.

Reliable Safety: Safety First, Safety Always — MCI continues to lead the market in important safety and performance features. MCI coaches feature Electronic Stability Control, SmartWave Tire Pressure monitoring system and a fire suppression system. Popular safety options include three-point passenger seatbelts and reverse sensing.

Reliable Parts and Service: Aftermarket Support That’s Second to None — MCI is there around-the-clock, whether it’s an emergency on the road or a question in the garage. While our presence is widespread, our services are focused. MCI provides one of the best networks of aftermarket support in the industry with expert technical help, onsite training and the largest inventory of OEM parts for all makes of motor coach makes and transit buses. And they’re all backed by our commitment to quality and reliability.

Coaches that are Cleaner and Greener: One fully occupied motor coach can displace as many as 56 passenger cars from crowded highways and when it comes to carbon dioxide (Co2) per passenger mile, coaches pollute far less than trains, planes or cars. But that’s only where the good news starts. MCI’s new coach models are powered by the next generation of clean-diesel engine technology that promises near-zero emissions and increased fuel savings. MCI is the only manufacturer to offer an intercity model, the MCI Commuter Coach, in diesel-electric hybrid and CNG configurations. MCI is proud that these low-emissions coaches are helping to reduce highway congestion and protect our air quality.

Coaches that Serve Virtually Every Customer and Purpose: No matter what your need, MCI has the coach. We serve the following markets:

  • Tour and charter
  • Scheduled and curb-side service
  • Public Transit
  • Pre-owned

Motor Coach Industries International Inc. (MCII) is an American bus manufacturer based in Des Plaines, Illinois, and is a leading participant in the North American coach bus industry. It has various operating subsidiaries:

  • Motor Coach Industries, Ltd. – Canadian manufacturing facility, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Motor Coach Industries, Inc. – U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Pembina, North Dakota.
  • MCI Sales and Service, Inc. – U.S. new and pre-owned coach sales division.
  • MCI Service Parts – aftermarket parts sales division of the company, based in Des Plaines, Illinois, with its distribution center located in Louisville, Kentucky, with close access to the international UPS distribution center.
  • MCI Financial Services – coach financing division, based in Dallas, Texas.

Originally founded in 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 2008 the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. After various changes of structure and ownership, the business is now owned by KPS Capital Partners, LP; in September 2010 they completed a controlling investment, through an affiliate, in MCII Holdings Inc., the parent company of MCII.

History

The company was incorporated in 1933 as Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works Limited, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Harry Zoltok. In 1948, Greyhound Lines of Canada, at that time MCI’s major customer, became a majority shareholder when it purchased 65% of the company. MCI was purchased outright by Greyhound Lines in 1958. In 1962 a new plant was opened in Pembina, North Dakota to increase capacity as Greyhound widened its markets and switched increasingly from GMC to its own in-house products. In 1974 another plant was opened in Roswell, New Mexico under the title Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (TMC).

In December 1986, Greyhound was split, with Greyhound Lines being sold to an investor group, and Greyhound Lines of Canada, MCI and TMC remaining part of The Greyhound Corporation, which was renamed Dial, Inc. in 1991.

In 1987, Greyhound Corporation bought the transit bus manufacturing operations of General Motors Diesel Division (GMC), which was based in Canada. (GM phased out intercity and transit bus construction at the large GMC Coach and Truck plant in Pontiac, Michigan, shifting medium duty school bus chassis production to Janesville, Wisconsin.)[citation needed]

MCI also took over production of GM’s RTS model, transferring production to TMC. MCI also purchased the GM bus assembly plant in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, which then produced GM’s Canadian transit bus model, the Classic. TMC ceased production of the older MCI vehicles in 1990 to concentrate on manufacturing the RTS, and on the “A-Model” intercity coaches.

In 1993 MCI became an independent corporation, Motor Coach Industries International Inc.

1994 MCI’s share sold / Introduction of the Mexican HTQ technology and Luxury Coaches by DINA S.A.

In 1994, MCI stocks were purchased by Mexican DINA S.A., who had a long history of bus building and developed their HTQ proprietary technology (valued in a total of 70 million dollars) that culminated with the creation of the Viaggio Confort Bus Line. Over the course of the next years MCI reproduced its Viaggio 1000 DOT for sale to the U.S and Canada. In late 1999/2000 the G4100, G4500 and F3500 models were released to the U.S. and Canadian markets. Production of the G4100 and G4500 later moved to Winnipeg and Pembina. Related to a major contract cancellation by Western Star DINA S.A. sold a great portion of its previously acquired MCI shares to Joseph Littlejohn & Levy.

In 1994 TMC, including production rights for the RTS, was sold to NovaBus .

In 1997 MCI purchased the rights from the bankrupt Flxible to produce the Flxible Metro and all related parts for same.

After a period of product demand, increased competition and lay-offs in the early 2000s, production at MCI plants in Winnipeg and Pembina increased in 2006, and 130 employees were added.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, MCI consolidated its operations, the Winnipeg site was expanded and modernized as well as DINA S.A. purchased North American Symix and opened an assembly plant in Buenos Aires Argentina and the DIMEX and DINAIR companies. A new coach finishing and paint facility and customer delivery centre were constructed on the site. At the same time, a 7-year contract was attained with the IAMAW union local. This agreement contained cost improvements and production operations flexibility to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the manufacturing and assembly operations.

The buses, especially the older MC-8 and workhorse MC-9 models of the 1980s became the standard for interstate travel for many bus companies. Those particular buses featured metal frames and roof supports, metal panels on the sides and were extremely durable and reliable. Many of the buses, having survived millions of miles of commercial use, have been given a second career serving churches or other organizations, while the MCI/TMC coaches are very popular “conversion shells,” used for motorhomes.

Currently, the “J” and “D” models are the leading coaches in the North American intercity coach market.

2008 Emergence from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy / Ownership by KPS Capital Partners, LP

Motor Coach Industries Inc. announced on September 15, 2008, the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a restructuring the company said would “help shed hundreds of millions of dollars of debt.”

On Friday, April 17, 2009, Motor Coach Industries Inc. emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization. MCII and its subsidiaries are now wholly owned by KPS Capital Partners, LP. KPS Capital Partners, LP is the Manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity limited partnerships with over $2.6 billion of committed capital focused on constructive investing in restructurings, turnarounds, and other special situations. KPS invests in companies challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change.

Partnership with Daimler AG

On April 25, 2012, MCI announced a minority stake with Daimler AG to produce Setra buses for the North American market as Daimler reconfigured its bus operations in North America and exited the commercial bus market there. The takeover would make MCI the exclusive North American distributor of the Setra S407 and S417 German-manufactured premium motor coaches.

Under the proposed agreement, through a transition period of several months following the execution of definitive agreements and the closing of the transaction, MCI would evaluate operations related to Setra in North America, and, where appropriate, integrate such operations with existing MCI facilities which will permit MCI and Daimler Buses to realize significant operating synergies. This planned partnership will allow Daimler Buses to better serve its customers through a broader service network, while strengthening Setra’s presence in North America. All Setra motor coaches are German-engineered products produced in Neu-Ulm, Germany. This fact remains unchanged.

Models

After the original numbered Courier and MC models, MCI adopted letters for the different series of coaches. Two different schemes have been used:

1985–2001

Example: D4500CT

2001–present

Current

Motor Coach Industries currently produces three different product lines. All current models are 102 inches (2.59 m) wide, exclusive of mirrors.

D40 series
D4005
D4000CL
D4000CT
D4000CTH
D4000ISTV

MCI D45 series

01 MCI Megabus 58538 Toronto

MCI D4505

D4500CL

02 MCI_D4500_commuter_coach_demonstration_bus_59654D4500CT
D4500CTH

03 Pine_Hill_Trailways_72932

D4500CT

TMC-MCI-96A2-96A3-102A2-102A3-102C3

TMC-MCI-96A2-96A3-102A2-102A3-102C3

A series
96A2

1990 MCI 96A2

96A3

New York Airport Service MCI 102A2102A2

2000 MCI 102A3 KT Services 178
102A3
Past

Letter series (post-1985)

04 Bee-Line_MCI_9341985

B series
96B3
102B3

Can’t find it.

C series

648-1989MCI102C3Custom-1(1)1989 MCI 102C3

05 Atlantic_Express_MCI_102C3_151102C3

D series
102D3

06 Coach_USA_(Shortline)_MCI_102DL3_70918102DL3

D series narrow

07 NJT_MCI_D4000N_7805D4000N

E series
08 Megabus_usa

102EL3
E4500
E4500LX

F series

09 Golden_Touch_MCI_F3500Golden Touch MCI F3500
F3500

G series

G4100

10 Greyhound_Lnes_MCI_G4500_7061G4500

MC series (1958–1998)

These models bore the MC-number designation.

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1991-98 MCI MC-12

12 KKBus_FC666_Front

1978-90 MCI MC-9

1970 MCI MC-8 Greyhound Lines of Canada

1973 MCI MC-8 Greyhound Lines of Canada

1973-78 MCI MC-8

1970 MCI 7

1970 MCI MC-7

1968-73 MCI MC-7

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1966 MCI 6 Allstate-PinkPanther

1966-70 MCI MC-6 / MCX-6

1979 MC5C

1979 MCI MC5C

1977-80 MCI MC-5C

1972 MCI MC5B RV Conversion

1972 MCI MC5B RV Conversion

1971-77 MCI MC-5B

1968 MCI MC5A

1968 MCI MC5A

1964-70 MCI MC-5A / MCC-5A

MCI Courier series (pre-1960)

mci courier 200

1949 MCI Courier 200B

MCI Courier Coach Model 200..

1948-49 MCI Courier 200A

MCI Courier Coach Model 200

1947-49 MCI Courier 200

1949-49 MCI Courier 100C

1948-49 MCI Courier 100B

Greyhound MCI Courier 100 1946 Greyhound MCI Courier 100 1946 a

1947-48 MCI Courier 100

1956 MCI Courier 97

1956 MCI Courier 97

1956 MCI Courier 97

1960 MCI Courier 96

1960-mci-courier-96 with sky view

1957-MCI-Courier96-34bus

mcicourier96

MCI Courier 96

1955 MCI Courier 96

MCI Courier 95 bus in Mayo, Yukon

1953-60 MCI Courier 95D

MCI courier95   1953-60 MCI Courier 95

1957 MCI Courier 96 Skyview Bus

1957-mci-courier-96-skyview-bus

1953-60 MCI Courier 95 Skyview

1953-60 MCI Courier 90

CANADIAN ROCKIES POSTCARD BEARS CROSSING ROAD MCI COURIER

1953-60 MCI Courier 90 Skyview

1952 MCI Courier 85X

1951-52 MCI Courier 85A

mci courier 85

1950-52 MCI Courier 85

1950 MCI Courier 50 Skyview motor coach. A

1950-55 MCI Courier 50 + 50A

1951-MCI-Courier-50-29-Passenger-Bus

autocar

Transit (all discontinued)

Main article: Classic (transit bus)
Main article: Rapid Transit Series
TC40-102A TC40‑102N
14 MTA_Bus_MCI_Classic_7868
classic built by MCI from 1987 to 1993. Design sold to Nova Bus in 1993.
15 Metro_Transit_708
Metro Transit 708
16 Los_Angeles_metro-bus_number_1312
Los Angeles metro-bus number 1312
17 MTA_Bus_TMC_RTS_7167
MTA Bus TMC RTS 7167
  • Also offered with WFD (Wide Front Doors) option.
40TRY
  • Trolleybus. One demonstrator built 1942.
150
  • Built circa 1939.

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Buses bodybuilders DEN OUDSTEN BUSSEN BV Woerden The Netherlands

000cCarrosserie DEN OUDSTEN BUSSEN BV & Domburg The Netherlands

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Den Oudsten

Den Oudsten Bussen BV
(tot 1945: Den Oudsten & Domburg)

Oprichting 1926
Opheffing 2001
Oorzaak einde “gebrek aan orders”
Oprichter(s) Marinus den Oudsten en Floris Domburg
Land  Nederland
Hoofdkantoor Utrechtsestraatweg, Woerden
Producten Autobussentouringcars
Portaal Economie

 001

Door Den Oudsten gebouwde Leyland-stadsbus van Amersfoort

Den Oudsten Bussen BV was een Nederlandse autobusfabriek aan de Utrechtsestraatweg te Woerden, die in 1926 werd opgericht door Marinus den Oudsten en Floris Domburg, en in 2001 werd gesloten.

Inhoud

Geschiedenis

1944 Rekening OD

Eerste jaren

Tot in de Tweede Wereldoorlog heette deze carrosseriefabriek Den Oudsten & Domburg. In de jaren dertig bouwde deze fabriek vele bussen voor Nederlandse bedrijven, waaronder grote aantallen Opel– en Bedford-bussen voor de toenmalige GEBRU ter vervanging van de stadstram in Utrecht. Na de bevrijding begon medefirmant Domburg voor zichzelf. In 1947 startte hij in het nabijgelegen Montfoort het bedrijf Carrosseriebouw Domburg, dat tot in de jaren zeventig eveneens veel bussen heeft gebouwd, vooral touringcars.

Na de oorlog

Den Oudsten leverde in de jaren vijftig en zestig vele streekbuscarrosserieën op chassis van onder meer LeylandDAFScania VabisGuy en Volvo aan grote klanten als de GTW, de TP-participanten en de dochterondernemingen van de NS. Voor die laatste bouwde men ook 80 enigszins gemodificeerde exemplaren van het zelfdragende “bolramer”-type (Leyland-Den Oudsten LO). Daarnaast heeft Den Oudsten ook veel touringcars geleverd.

De in kleine aantallen gebouwde zelfdragende Woerden 12Sstadsbus voor Leiden en Eindhoven was in het begin van de jaren zestig Den Oudstens eerste echte “eigen” bustype. Dit was de voorloper van een bijzonder busmodel dat al gauw de bijnaam Duikboot kreeg, ontleend aan een film over Jules Vernes Kapitein Nemo. Diens onderzeeër Nautilus had aan de voorkant een grote glazen zichtkoepel waardoor de stuurman onder de boot kon kijken. Zo’n opvallende, naar voren stekende voorruit had dit Den Oudsten-model ook. Er zijn “duikboten” geleverd op Leyland-chassis aan vooral GTW, GEVU en GVG, maar ook als zelfdragende Leyland-Den Oudsten LO-bus aan GADOGDS en RTM.

In 1968 bouwde Den Oudsten totaal 40 standaard stadsbussen in opdracht van de Commissie Standaardisering Autobusmaterieel, die het Den Oudsten-product wilde vergelijken met dat van Hainje. Van deze serie gingen er 10 stuks naar elk van de bedrijven HTMRET, GEVU en GVB.

Expansie

Na het verdwijnen van de busdivisie van Werkspoor in 1962 en van Verheul in 1970 bleef Den Oudsten over als de voornaamste leverancier van bussen voor het Nederlandse streekvervoer. Den Oudsten was in de jaren zeventig en tachtig, en deels ook nog in de jaren negentig, voornamelijk bekend als de bouwer van verreweg de meeste – 4706 – exemplaren van de standaard streekbus (voornamelijk op DAF MB200-chassis en als zelfdragende Leyland-Den Oudsten LOB) en later de Den Oudsten B88. Tientallen jaren bestond het wagenpark van vrijwel elk Nederlands streekvervoerbedrijf in meerderheid uit Den Oudsten-bussen. Ook enkele pachters van de Vlaamse Vervoermaatschappij “De Lijn” en de Waalse TEC hebben een paar Den Oudsten-bussen in hun wagenpark gehad. In Arnhem doen nog steeds 2 Den Oudsten Volvo B10M trolleybussen uit 1990 dienst.

In 1980 werd de busbouwer Van Rooijen in Montfoort overgenomen, die vooralsnog onder eigen naam bleef produceren. In 1986 kocht een van de toenmalige directeuren van het familiebedrijf, Jan den Oudsten, de Canadese busbouwer Flyer Industries en hernoemde die in New Flyer Industries. Dit bedrijf, dat nog steeds succesvol opereert op de Amerikaanse en Canadese markt, stond formeel los van Den Oudsten Bussen BV, maar deelde daarmee wel het bedrijfslogo. In 1997-98 heeft de Woerdense fabriek de assemblage verricht van ongeveer 100 bussen van New Flyer, bestemd voor de Amerikaanse markt. Met een ander Canadees bedrijf, Nova Bus, werkte Den Oudsten samen bij de ontwikkeling van lagevloerbussen.

Laatste jaren

In 1990 werd familiebedrijf Den Oudsten verkocht aan United Bus, waarvan ook DAF Bus en BOVA deel uitmaakten. United Bus was geen succes en in 1993 werd Den Oudsten meegesleept in het faillissement van het moederbedrijf. Den Oudsten kon een doorstart maken, doordat Jan den Oudsten de boedel had teruggekocht. De bussen werden toen ook geleverd naar Duitsland, België, Griekenland, Palestina en Zweden. Nergens kreeg Den Oudsten vaste voet en het bleef bij die enkele levering.

In de jaren negentig kwam Den Oudsten met de succesvolle Alliance-serie, waaronder de B96 Alliance City. De Alliance-bussen konden vanaf 1990 geleverd worden als zelfdragende bus met een motor van DAF, Volvo of MAN. Er waren naast de zelfdragende Alliance ook versies leverbaar op chassis van b.v. DAF/VDL, Volvo of Iveco, meestal met heckmotor, maar naar keuze ook met underfloor motor.

Rond de eeuwwisseling werd in samenwerking met Fokker Space en Duvedec gewerkt aan de ontwikkeling van de innovatieve busconcepten X97X98 en Avance, maar tot serieproductie is het niet meer gekomen. Doordat de vervoerbedrijven steeds meer bussen bij buitenlandse busbouwers gingen inkopen, kwam het bedrijf rond de eeuwwisseling opnieuw in financieel zwaar weer terecht. Den Oudsten had wel enig succes met export van bussen, maar dat woog niet op tegen de inzakkende thuismarkt. In 2001 werd Den Oudsten failliet verklaard.

Techno Service Nederland (TSN), een dochteronderneming van Connexxion, heeft onder andere de onderdelenvoorraad en technische kennis overgenomen om de nog rijdende Den Oudsten-bussen op de weg te kunnen houden. Eind 2012 zijn de laatste Den Oudsten Alliance-bussen op de stadsdienst in Den Haag verdwenen en alleen bij de stadsdienst in Rotterdam deden tot begin 2013 nog Alliance-bussen dienst waarvan er een aantal nog als mottenballenvloot achter de hand worden gehouden.

Diverse Nederlandse streekbussen werden na een arbeidzaam leven geëxporteerd naar het buitenland. In 2008 reden er bijvoorbeeld nog veel Den Oudsten-bussen in Cuba en in Georgië.

Typen

Museumbussen

Verschillende Den Oudsten-bussen zijn bij museumbusstichtingen terechtgekomen. Zo bezit de Stichting Veteraan Autobussen meerdere Den Oudsten-bussen, waaronder het laatste gebouwde exemplaar op het DAF MB200-chassis, VAD 3931 en een van de laatste gelede bussen op het DAF MBG205-chassis, BBA 881.

Portretten van Den Oudsten-producten

002

DAF TB102/Den Oudsten-streekbus 1962, Zuidooster.

003 HOVM_HBM_Citosa7639

Leyland-Den Oudsten bolramer-streekbus 1967, Citosa-kleuren.

004 GDS_22

Leyland-Den Oudsten bus, model “duikboot” 1967, GDS.

005

Leyland-Den Oudsten semi-touringcar, Zuidooster

006 Gado8899

DAF MB200/Den Oudsten standaardstreekbusGADO

007

DAF MB200/Den Oudsten standaardstreekbus, BBA

008

Leyland/Den Oudsten bus van NMVB-pachter STACA.

009

Den Oudsten B79T van het Arnhems trolleybusnet

010

Den Oudsten B86 van Noordned

011

Den Oudsten B88Arriva

012

Den Oudsten B93 van Göteborgs Spårvägar.

013 Den_Oudsten_Alliance_Front

Den Oudsten B95 Alliance Intercity (Connexxion-variant).

014 Stadsbus Zwolle

Den Oudsten B96 Alliance City, stadsdienst Zwolle.

015 HTM Bus

Den Oudsten B96 Alliance City, Haagse bus.

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1932 Ford – Den Oudsten, Woerden – Domburg A’dam

016a Neoplan Den Oudsten

 Neoplan Den Oudsten

017

1935 Ford V8 Den Oudsten en Domburg 1935 B-21037

018

1936 DEN OUDSTEN

019

1937 T.E.T. bus 10 kent. E-18741 Kromhout TB4L carr. Den Oudsten en Domburg bouwjaar 1937. Fabrieksfoto nieuw

020

1938 Oldsmobile Den Oudsten

020a Chevrolet 6702 Den Oudsten serie 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8Chevrolet 6702 Den Oudsten serie 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

021

1938 Opel Den Oudsten en Domburg (47 aanv.op proef) 047

022

1938 Opel Den Oudsten en Domburg (47 aanv.op proef)

023

1938 Opel Den Oudsten en Domburg (47 aanv.op proef)

 024

1948 Kromhout nr. 20 (1) met carrosserie van Domburg en Den Oudsten.

025

1951 Volvo carrosserie Den Oudsten, NB-95-37 Volvo carrosserie Hoogeveen 1952 NB-95-53

026

1952 DAF carr. Den Oudsten NB-18-98

000 Den Oudsten Logo

027

1952 Leyland Den Oudsten NB-95-54

028

1952 Leyland RT LOPSU 1-1 carrosserie Den Oudsten  NB-95-56

029

1952 Scania Vabis Den Oudsten Tet 018

031

1953 Leyland Tiger carr. Den Oudsten NB-75-22

032

1953 Volvo Den Oudsten bus 38

033

1953 Volvo Den Oudsten Diesel  bus 30

034

1954 Leyland Den Oudsten

035

1954 Scania-Vabis 47 met carrosserie van Den Oudsten Bouwjaar 1954. verkocht aan de Gemeente Enschede. Opname 26 juni 19..

036

1955 Scania Vabis Den Oudsten Woerden

037

1955 Scania Vabis met Den Oudsten carrosserie. ZWH, nr.15.

038

1955 Volvo Den Oudsten Neusbus Tensen lijnbus 22 Soest

000b

039

1956 AEC – Den Oudsten en zn, Woerden

040

1956 Daf Den Oudstenbus VSL056

041

1956 Scania-Vabus nr. 57 met carrosserie van Den Oudsten. Opname 1956 als tourwagen onderweg

042

1960 DAF TB160 DAF DD520 carr Den Oudsten LADO 31

043

1961 AEC carr. Den Oudsten

044

1961 AEC carr. Den Oudsten

045

1961 DAF TB160 DAF DD520 carr Den Oudsten nr 11

046

1961 DAF TB160 DAF DD520 carr Den Oudsten nr 12

047

1961 DAF TB160 DAF DD530 carr Den oudsten LADO 32

048

1961 Volvo Den Oudsten lijnbus 44 instap voor de vooras Diesel

049

1962 Daf Den Oudsten Zuidooster bus 6778

050

1962 DAF, TB102DD520 Den Oudsten

000d

051

1963 DAF TB160DD530 DD575120pk carr Den Oudsten GTW155

052

1963 Leyland Den Oudstenbus De duikboot

053

1963 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 170pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 490

054

1963 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 170pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 495

055

1963 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 179pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 404

057

1963 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 179pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 401

058

1963 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 179pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 411

059

1963 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 179pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 420

060

1964 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 170pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 421 Arnhem

061

1964 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 170pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 485

062

1966 Leyland Den Oudsten » 7591 NACO 7500

063

1966 Leyland LERT 2-1 0.680 170pk carr Den Oudsten GTW 476

064

1967 Leyland DEN OUDSTEN AB

000c

065

1969 De Haas 22 2e carr DAF Den Oudsten

066

1970 DAF DEN OUDSTEN + MB200 Den Oudsten.

067

1970 Leyland, LOK Den Oudsten

068

1971 DAF MB200 DKDL 600 Den Oudsten

069

1971 Leyland, LOK Den Oudsten

070

1972 Leyland den Oudsten KLM

071

1974 DAF, MB200 DKDL600 Den Oudsten Arnhem

072

1976 DEN OUDSTEN

073

1979 DEN OUDSTEN (7) B79T-KM560 GVA Arnhem

074

1979 DEN OUDSTEN Trolleybus B79T-K560

075

1979 Leyland, LVB668 Den Oudsten

076

1980 DAF, MB200, DKDL600 Den Oudsten

077

1980 DEN OUDSTEN

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078

1980 DEN OUDSTEN (9) B79-M380

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1980 DEN OUDSTEN (10) B79-D560A

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1980 DEN OUDSTEN (11) B79-D560

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1980 DEN OUDSTEN (12) B79T-K560

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1980 DEN OUDSTEN (13) B79T-K560 Kiepe

083

1982 DEN OUDSTEN (4) Rembrandt

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