Home > Buses > Austerity Bus Search for: Search Go back Austerity Bus The Department of Road Transport and Tramways were able to obtain 61 Ford FCB 194 chassis between 1943-1945 from America and Canada. The buses are built to cope with extremely heavy loadings. Arrangements were made with a local body builder of Newtown, to construct ‘Austerity’ bodies to DRTT specifications. These were timber frames, with metal sheeting up to window level, wooden window frames and a canvas roof. Upholstered perimeter seating was provided for 26 passengers with approval for 28 standing. ‘1756’ is one of the 61 Ford ‘Austerity’ buses and is preserved today at the Sydney Bus Museum as part of their ‘Sydney Buses During WWII’ Exhibition, part funded by a Transport Heritage Grant in 2015. The bus remains in operational condition, however it rarely sees use on the road. Share now Suitable ages 5+ 210 x 297mm 2014 No cutting required No glue required SKU: 14377 Model Reviews Overall Rating Rated 0 out of 5(0 Reviews) Rating 5 stars 0 Review 4 stars 0 Review 3 stars 0 Review 2 stars 0 Review 1 stars 0 Review Overall Experience Play Experience Rated 0 out of 5 Level of Difficulty Rated 0 out of 5 Level of Detail Rated 0 out of 5 Write a review Be the first to review “Austerity Bus” Cancel replyOverall rating Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Play Experience Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Level of Difficulty Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Level of Detail Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.