MERCEDES-BENZ O405 - 251
Busways fleet number 251, a 1994 Mercedes-Benz O405 with Custom Coaches body with the registration number m/o 6235.
This bus was kindly donated by Busways to the Sydney Bus Museum on 10 December 2017 at Busways' Penrith depot, at an event marking 75 years of Busways. Original stripes were re-applied by Busways before being handed over.
These O405s have provided many years of faithful service to the western and south-western suburbs of Sydney, as well as the Central Coast - with 251 serving at Blacktown depot (as m/o 8766), Gosford depot (as 6515 MO) and Penrith depot as m/o 6235 until withdrawal.
Engine: 12.0 litre six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz OM447h diesel engine, bore 128mm, stroke 155mm, developing 250 h.p.
Gearbox: Four speed ZF 4HP500 automatic gearbox.
Brakes: Dual circuit air brakes, a spring applied parking brake and a hydraulic gearbox retarder.