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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Car177 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:17 pm

Yes that is my photo taken at Toogoolawah at Toms.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:24 pm

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 restoration, which was thoroughly appreciated but unfortunately declined because I couldn't, in all honesty, take on such a project....simply for financial reasons.
I believe she is in good hands and, according to what I was told, would be eventually restored....hopefully back to her original Redline colours...!
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:46 pm

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...
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Rex Law with Redline No 14 at Maclean, NSW, early 1958.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:59 pm

By any slim chance does anyone have a photo of 55 they could post Many Thanks Industry
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:10 am

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.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:35 pm

Many thanks as this was the first Redline Coach I travelled in and has some good family memories for me also, once again many thanks
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:28 pm

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Even Redline needed a hand out in the Centre
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:12 pm

Looselion Where the Redline NSW TV plates bought off Moores or was it they bought the plates and 3 coaches off Rex.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:30 pm

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.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:50 am

So Rex's TV plates were new to Redline
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:17 am

Superior Body for Redline no95 in this advertisement
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:53 am

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.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:06 am

Industry wrote: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 gained warranty-backed licence to construct many such chassis at Redline's West End, Brisbane workshops from CKD supplied components.
I have no formal confirmation, but I believe the VK43L/505 was Leyland's late response, following the Redline VK41L conversion program, to the obvious need for such a model.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:51 pm

:lol:
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:23 pm

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Industry wrote: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-slider passenger windows.
I've attached photos of the two Superior coaches above, both of which I'm sure were supplied to me by Paul Wright.
(Note the positioning of the destos, hard up under the windscreen, in order to allow enough panel to fit the "REDLINE" logo underneath.) The other R226 was the Watt bodied No 98, also with top-sliders.
96 originally went into service on Qld plate PDO 465, later receiving TV-438.
97 originally carried Qld plate PIN 638, later receiving TV-468
I don't have a record of 98's original Qld reg but this unit later received TV-448.
I hope this helps.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Ben O » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:20 pm

As per the post on Facebook that photo of m/o 4051 came from, the coach was new to Neville's / Coachways, then Woronora Bus Service / River Tours, then Greens Bus Line, then Moore's Tours. Please credit photos lifted from other sites. William King photo, Sydney Bus Museum collection.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:49 am

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! From a post by Matt Partridge from a Facebook Group
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:33 pm

Industry wrote: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! From a post by Matt Partridge from a Facebook Group

Very candid shots Industry....and battling a rare water hazard during the '60s drought in the Centre.
This would have been 1965 or later because the coach is indeed the Stewart & Sons/Redline-rear-engine-converted VK41L No 49, NWA 437, which went into service in February 1965.
Many thanks to all involved in sharing.
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