These Photos Of Buses That Have Disappeared From The Penang Roads Are GOLD

Imagine these buses on our messy roads now!

A week ago we featured a set of charming old photos of the very beautiful and historic Penang Island from a collection of photos we found on one R.S Murthi's site.

Along with that treasure trove, we came across another posting that featured old city buses in Penang dating back to the 1970s.

The photos of these old buses in Penang were compiled on R.S Murthi's website, under an entry named, '70s Penang Buses'. Murthi sourced the photos from Buses Worldwide, which is an organisation run by bus enthusiasts for other bus enthusiasts from around the world.

The photos have been credited to photographers, Ian Lynas and Peter Vasey.

1. A Bedford SB1

The bus was photographed on Chulia Street in 1975 at Chulia Street by Peter Vasey.

Image via Peter Vasey via R.S. Murthi

The Bedford SB1 was operated by the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP).

2. A Leyland Victory J with Bee Hing bodywork

A Leyland Victory J with Bee Hing Body photographed by Ian Lynas in 1979.

Image via Ian Lynas

3. SB5 with Seng Seng bodywork

A SB5 with Seng Seng bodywork photographed by Ian Lynas in 1979.

Image via Ian Lynas

A SB5 bus photographed at a bus station in Penang back in 1979.

Image via Ian Lynas

4. A Penang Yellow Bus Company Mercedes-Benz 1113

The Penang Yellow Bus Company Mercedes-Benz 1113 was photographed by Peter Vasey in 1976.

Image via Peter Vasey

5. A Bedford VAM70

This Bedford VAM70, a common model in the Penang Yellow Bus Company, was photographed by Peter Vasey 1976.

Image via Peter Vasey

6. A Hino with Seng Seng bodywork

A Penang Yellow Bus Company by Hino Motors with Seng Seng bodywork photographed by Ian Lynas near Fort Cornwallis in 1979.

Image via Ian Lynas

7. An Albion Viking

An Albion Viking which was then operated by Seng Seng photographed by Ian Lynas in 1979.

Image via Ian Lynas

8. A Seddon Pennine 4 by the Lim Seng Seng Bus Company

A Seddon Pennine 4 with Seng Seng bodywork photographed by Ian Lynas in 1979 near Ayer Itam.

Image via Ian Lynas

9. A Bedford SB by the Hin Bus Company

A Bedford SB by the Hin Bus Company photographed in 1976 by Peter Vasey.

Image via Peter Vasey

10. A Bedford SB by Sri Negara

A Bedford SB run by the Sri Negara Bus Company which is also the smallest bus operator in Penang back in 1979 by Ian Lynas.

Image via Ian Lynas

11. A Vulcan Chassis by the Central Province Wellesley Transport Company of Butterworth

A Vulcan Chassis which was operated by the Central Province Wellesley Transport Company of Butterworth photographed by Peter Vasey in 1975.

Image via Peter Vasey

The country's capital city, on the other hand, has changed tremendously through years of development:

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