As they were completed, all the new Albions were sent to Manly Depot, which served all the routes running from the city northwards to the lovely beaches stretching from Manly to Palm Beach. The trip from Wynyard to Palm Beach took 1 1/2 hours, across the Harbour Bridge, through superb scenery to what was then a rural hamlet.
Nearing the end of their lives as Sydney Buses, two Albions, (not Albert) seen descending The Spit Hill towards the northern suburbs of Palm Beach and Collaroy. The year is 1969: by 1970 they had all been taken out of service after 23 years' work.
Drivers were required by rule to descend this very steep hill in 2nd gear: the driver of no. 1899 (above) is clearly taking his chances in third gear. No. 1899 is also restored, owned by Robert Hood in Goulburn NSW. Click on any photo to enlarge it.