Search found 793 matches

by Looselion
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Many thanks for your assistance SI......
by Looselion
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Here's a shot that came through too late for inclusion in my book, "Rex Law's Redline - The Biggest Little Bus Co in Australia" which is finally about to be published in print and e-book formats. The interesting story behind the photo of Laurie MacBeth and the Sydney based mechanic John Edwards in t...
by Looselion
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

For what it's worth I just tried to make a new post, yet for the life of me I now can't figure out how to attach a photo......
Something's changed, but I'm not sure what....
Anyone had the same problem?
Or is it just my senility onset....?
by Looselion
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

As I mentioned above, there were various changes to the itinerary, each way, over the years, depending on road and vehicle improvements. The move from the Peterkin Inn at Nambucca Heads to the Plantation Hotel at Coffs Harbour was enabled by the opening of the Dennis Bridge over the Hastings River a...
by Looselion
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Here's the Calga Kiosk (looking north) ten years later, in 1963, (with acknowledgment to Robert Young for the image) long after Redline had moved on to the Kangy Creek roadhouse at Ourimbah. Both now of course consigned to oblivion. Directly beside and to the rear of the kiosk there was rocky bushla...
by Looselion
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Question for Glenn re the 1953 apron 2 day tour via Uralla o/n Sydney Brisbane weekly tour. Do you details of departure and arrival times for each day and applicable lunch stops on record. The original 1953 itineraries were: BRIS - SYD: Dep Bris 8.30 am M/Tea Aratula Lunch Stanthorpe A/Tea Glen Inn...
by Looselion
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Some kind words from a greatly respected woman who knows Central Australian heavy transport and those entrepreneurs who made it all happen... Liz grew up closely observing and participating in the post WW2 emergence of the Outback's truck and coach industry. She developed a passion for the place and...
by Looselion
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

One of our drivers was on a Central Australia trip in 1964 and captured some of these Landliner coaches which he was a passenger on. Details of Landliner and the Coach are unknown but he assured me it was state of the art at the time Gbnf Man - Stewart & Sons bodied Albion Viking VK41L..beautiful! ...
by Looselion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Redline no096 PDO.465 (800 x 459).jpg Redline no097 TV468 (800 x 561).jpg This looks like one of the coaches sold to Moores in latter life Not ex Redline Industry. It's a Superior body of course but the two Superior bodied R226's that went to Moore were Redline Nos 96 and 97, which both had top-sli...
by Looselion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Superior Body for Redline no95 in this advertisement This was the very first example of the factory rear-engine Viking to go into service in Australia, being a VK43L/505 series. The full story of Rex pressuring Leyland to supply rear-engine Vikings is told in my book, to the extent that in 1964 he ...
by Looselion
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry wrote:So Rex's TV plates were new to Redline
Two of the plates came with Rex's purchase of Jim Duthie's "Tourist Service of NSW" business in 1959.
I don't have the history of the other four, but I'm sure they were originally new to Redline.
by Looselion
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry wrote:Looselion Where the Redline NSW TV plates bought off Moores or was it they bought the plates and 3 coaches off Rex.
In 1969 Rex sold all of Redline's six TV plates to Archie Moore, three of them attached to R226 Fords.
I understand Archie re-sold the six plates separately from the coaches in 1973.
by Looselion
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Here we go Industry.....
Supplied to me by Paul Wright.
And a point worth noting.... the same TC chassis as under No 14 in the photo above.
by Looselion
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Hello all.....
I need help with accrediting the attached photo.
Any help would be greatly appreciated because it's holding up the book print, and I'd rather not dump it.
Many thanks in advance...
Glenn
by Looselion
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Here she is in 2013 when I photographed her at Borallon. Note the interior, still entirely original, just as in regular interstate touring service with Redline, including the historic Round Australia tour in 1957. Because of the vehicle's family connection, the owner generously offered her to me for...
by Looselion
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

This was very likely Redline No 60..... It has just struck me that there was no particular chassis designation/identification applied to the near two dozen new CKD VK41L chassis that Redline rear-engine modified and assembled at West End. This Denning was one of many constructed on those chassis.......
by Looselion
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

This unit was new as Redline No 66...
The first Denning numbered chassis...Denning/AEC, number ABD1-66.
Originally powered with a GM/4V53 but later converted to Scania D8.
Here's a photo taken at the Melbourne Bourke St Terminal/depot:
by Looselion
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry wrote:NMP I believe this is another ex Redline Coach in the Maryborough region of Qld
Looks like Denning/AEC/Scania ex-Redline No79/105.
A rearview of which can be seen in the photo above at Kangy Creek....
by Looselion
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Parlorcars:The original company.
Replies: 24
Views: 11473

Re: Palorcars:The original company.

In the early 70s, the Perth depot was in Barrack Street. Here is a Denning posed in a park (maybe Kings Park): http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc90/systemimprover/slwa_b3096610_1.jpg I've just realised, as Redline's Perth passenger depot/sales office was at 68 Barrack Street, it's likely that Pa...
by Looselion
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Redline's regular Brisbane/Sydney 2-day tour morning tea/afternoon tea refreshment stop north of Sydney for many years, after moving from the Calga Kiosk....which had become impractical with advances in coach performance. (During one mid-1950s morning tea at Calga, an elderly gentleman tour passenge...
by Looselion
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: brisbane last tram
Replies: 4
Views: 5790

Re: brisbane last tram

Great memories and mixed emotions for you mate....
I hope you have a humdinger of a day!
by Looselion
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

The coach pictured appears to feature one of the Denning/Seddon chassis, making it originally Redline No 76 or 77 so far as I can make out.
With frontal rebuild by Superior of course.
Robert would be able to confirm its identity no doubt.
I'd suggest it's a tad too far gone to consider restoration.
by Looselion
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Qantas & A380s
Replies: 13
Views: 7900

Re: Qantas & A380s

Is this suggestive of the manufacturer needing to offer discounts to shift inventory.....??
by Looselion
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Just a quick correction Industry....
I'm thinking you meant Ray Collins.
by Looselion
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394694

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Many thanks for your input mcmuttley...... Google street view dated 2008 shows all of the original buildings still existed at that time, although the old two story restaurant building behind the coach in the photo above had been significantly remodeled, with a serious front extension replacing the b...

Go to advanced search