The success of these small vehicles to deliver an efficient and economic pay service prompted NSW Railways to order a second fleet of Pay Buses in 1967 to replace the ageing first fleet. The order was extended for a further vehicle FP13, which operated as a rail bus on the Cooma-Bombala line but in 1980, it underwent a conversion to a Pay Bus.
Built by Waddington's successor, Commonwealth Engineering (NSW) Pty Ltd at Granville, and introduced in 1968, the new fleet had longer and squarer bodies and could be driven from either end. They featured a standard road bus front profile, weighed considerably more and were powered by Leyland diesel engines. The last recorded delivery of wages from a Pay Bus was on the Cooma run in the Monaro region on 1 April 1986.
The last 20 years - see how the paybuses evolve between 1968 and 1988.
Second Fleet FP7-12 Pay Bus 1968-1986
Second Fleet FP13 Rail bus 1969-1974; Pay Bus 1980 -1986