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by Hornibrook
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Blue & Red Bus Service
Replies: 9
Views: 23032

Re: Blue & Red Bus Service

Walter Shapowloff took over from Miller sometime around early November 1943 and it seems that I may have had my dates wrong in the previous (off the top of my head) post .. Walter sold to a company called Queensland Transport Agencies in early June 1945. See attached record from the State Transport...
by Hornibrook
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58257

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

WBE-01 wrote:BCC Leyland Panther # 383 went into Service for the Brisbane City Council Department of Transport on this Day 03/04/1968.
Happy "50th Anniversary" for the BCC Leyland Panthers.
Here's a photo of the bus being handed over by Athol Hedges to Lord Mayor Clem Jones.

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by Hornibrook
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: QOCS Tour: Coast & Country Buses and Southern Cross Transit
Replies: 0
Views: 9440

QOCS Tour: Coast & Country Buses and Southern Cross Transit

On Saturday February 17th 2018, we shall be visiting the Wamuran and Toogoolawah depots of Coast and Country Buses, as well as Southern Cross Transit at Ipswich. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non–members. We will be servicing the usual pick up locations as follows: Kessells Road Park ‘N’ R...
by Hornibrook
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395045

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry wrote:This is coach 55 which I had a drive of many years ago would anyone happen to have a colour photo.

I believe after Redline it went to Boomerang in BNE and then to outback QLD
That's a Vic Hayes photo - should be credited as such please :wink:
by Hornibrook
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131718

Re: BT Scanias

Two of the vehicles converted to diesel by Stan Biega have been sold to a TransLink operator. Keep your eyes peeled.
by Hornibrook
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Less common sights in SEQ- Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 19858

Re: Less common sights in SEQ- Part 2

The Mercedes 812 you photographed at Kelvin Grove belongs to Dansie Coaches - ex North & Western BS in Sydney of whose livery it still wears today.
by Hornibrook
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Historic Ambulances
Replies: 95
Views: 84816

Re: Historic Ambulances

Swift wrote:
Hornibrook wrote:I have several images of QLD & NSW ambulances built by Athol Hedges Pty Ltd in the late 1940s up to the 1960s if anyone is interested.
Does this mean Domino and later Austral, also made Ambuli?
Unfortunately not, the images do not cover those later years.
by Hornibrook
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Historic Ambulances
Replies: 95
Views: 84816

Re: Historic Ambulances

I have several images of QLD & NSW ambulances built by Athol Hedges Pty Ltd in the late 1940s up to the 1960s if anyone is interested.
by Hornibrook
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Athol Hedges to Austral-Denning:a history.
Replies: 68
Views: 65330

Re: Athol Hedges to Austral-Denning:a history.

Here is Athol Hedges' son Chip at the QOCS Stand at the 2017 Australasia Bus & Coach Show.

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by Hornibrook
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Athol Hedges to Austral-Denning:a history.
Replies: 68
Views: 65330

Re: Athol Hedges to Austral-Denning:a history.

There will be a tribute to Athol Hedges at the QOCS stand (numbers 13/14/15) at next week's Bus & Coach Show at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
by Hornibrook
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Two Australian GBW Scanias at Lautoka Fiji
Replies: 3
Views: 11643

Re: Two Australian GBW Scanias at Lautoka Fiji

GBW was the acronym of three partners - Leigh GAMER, Dudley BREWER and Charlie WINTER. They constructed high-quality coaches between 1971 and 1990 at Archerfield, south of Brisbane. The three partners were former Denning employees who left in early 1971 to form their own enterprise. They built 90 bu...
by Hornibrook
Fri May 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History
Replies: 108
Views: 60717

Re: Sunliner Express / Boomerang Day Tours History

Glanville's #11 Bedford Denning.jpg Hey guys, I realize that I'm giving away my age, but I can remember driving for Boomerang out of Brisbane when they were operating petrol-powered SB and VAM Bedfords. The SB was ex-Glanvilles with a Denning body and the VAMs had a Superior body We also had a very...
by Hornibrook
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Glasshouse Country Coaches (Cavbus)
Replies: 41
Views: 27703

Re: Glasshouse Country Coaches (Cavbus)

Mtr wrote:NEW EDITION

731 XDR (no fleet# yet)

Iveco Delta/Volgren- Similar to #25
That bus does not belong to Glasshouse Country Coaches.
by Hornibrook
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: MAN 10.180 bus 1991 model - identify and source parts
Replies: 7
Views: 12064

Re: MAN 10.180 bus 1991 model - identify and source parts

Phone White's Diesels and ask for Michael Haydock.
by Hornibrook
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: First ever Denning Reunion - June 17th 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

First ever Denning Reunion - June 17th 2017

http://www.denningreunion.com.au/Logo.jpg 2017 DENNING REUNION Calling all operators, drivers, employees and anyone else involved or associated with Denning buses and coaches over the years - from the construction of the first bus by Alan Denning in 1957 through to Denning Manufacturing today - for...
by Hornibrook
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: ID for this old Pioneer vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 2732

Re: ID for this old Pioneer vehicle

Chassis would be a Commer of about 1950 build - I've got a photo here identical to this one.
by Hornibrook
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Coast and Country
Replies: 14
Views: 14280

Re: Coast and Country

At least two of the buses you have listed above are contracted to QLD Government school runs in their respect areas - so the likely scenario is they have been brought down for service or repair work.
by Hornibrook
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395045

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

I believe this is a Redline Coach on one of the first trips between Brisbane and Sydney Correct Industry. This was Redline No 4 or 6 at the morning tea stop at Ken Somers Cafe at Aratula on the southbound Bris/Syd 2 day tour in the early 1950's. No 3 was a similar Ansair KS5 however she was adorned...
by Hornibrook
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 395045

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry wrote:I believe this is a Redline Coach on one of the first trips between Brisbane and Sydney
Can you enlarge the photo to determine the QLD rego number?
by Hornibrook
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Athol Hedges to Austral-Denning:a history.
Replies: 68
Views: 65330

Re: Athol Hedges to Austral-Denning:a history.

Wow, I thought Athol Hedges did his time with Mr C. Hope. In Charles Hopes autobiography he states he had some apprentices come through who had gone on to building their own successful businesses, one being George Lester of MBS, I'll ask his son again tomorrow about details. That picture Bedford 29...
by Hornibrook
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131718

Re: BT Scanias

Stan Biega (Bus Sales Online) has purchased 21 Scania's from the Brisbane City Council for re-sale - and is currently undertaking a diesel engine replacement program.

One of them is V781.
by Hornibrook
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New 300 series for Mackay.
Replies: 9
Views: 3887

Re: New 300 series for Mackay.

Was a bit odd seeing a TransLink sticker applied to a Mackay Transit urban bus last week - but that's the way of the future!
by Hornibrook
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Is this old coach Redline
Replies: 5
Views: 10899

Re: Is this old coach Redline

That look like a Stewart & Sons re-body to me. They did rebody a Clipper. I will have to find a photo of it to match.
by Hornibrook
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail and Private operator Observations - 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 18109

Re: Rail and Private operator Observations Q1 - 2016

Hornibrook 44 ran the last P315 service yesterday - after many years, Hornibrook no longer runs any services to Brisbane City. It's the end of an era really - with Hornibrook no longer running any services to Brisbane. The 315 service, or as it was known originally as the 540, first commenced on Mo...
by Hornibrook
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Private bus company in Oxley
Replies: 8
Views: 3935

Re: Private bus company in Oxley

I can finally add some further information to the ownership history of the Yeronga (Ipswich Road) to Oxley service. Sold by Ernest Parker to Matthew Wray Stewart (later founder of Stewart & Sons Coaches, Bundaberg) during September 1942 Sold by Matthew Stewart to to Joseph James Lyons during March 1...

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