Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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In Collins Coachways livery this ex Redline coach owned by Robert Collins also ex Redline Coach Captain
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Just a quick correction Industry....
I'm thinking you meant Ray Collins.

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Yes you are correct had Robert on brain, he advises the front one is ex 77 and the rear one is 50

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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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Could this coach be prospect for a Redline Coach restoration Ray & Robert Collins
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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.

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The coach pictured is Superior bodied Albion Viking converted to Clydesdale ex Redline No 83.
This coach arrived in Panther livery.

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Mr Scania do you happen to have a phot of it in Panther Colours

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The Kangy Angy Roadhouse near Wyong NSW
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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 passenger took a stroll up amongst the granite boulders behind the cafe and didn't come back. Maybe he knew it was his time.)
I recall a monkey in the little Kangy Roadhouse zoo around the side jumping on my head one day....durned thing had claws like an eagle's talons.....
Of course, the whole place is no more......

**** PS: The memory fails a little at my age....just an update to add that Redline patronised the Mt White roadhouse for some years between the Calga and Kangy Creek periods....which I believe is also no more. ****
Here are tour and express services together at Kangy in the late 1960s.....
With acknowledgment to Paul Wright for the photo.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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NMP I believe this is another ex Redline Coach in the Maryborough region of Qld
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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....

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Not sure if this Denning is the same one in the recent posts as 105 also in Qld NMP
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NMP but appears this Blue and White one is actually ex Mc Cafferty Toowoomba and could be a Anthony Winstone photo
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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:
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From the Collins Family Collection 3 ex Redline Coaches
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Stuarts of Nowra, NMP it is believed this is one they purchased from Redline and another option is ex Continental Coachlines in Brisbane and photo is via Ben Oagle. Photo did not upload
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Picture via Ben Oagle of Stuarts at Nowra and is believed to be ex Redline and some reports are ex Continental in Brisbane
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Industry wrote:Picture via Ben Oagle of Stuarts at Nowra and is believed to be ex Redline and some reports are ex Continental in Brisbane
It's one of the B&W Denning Lions.

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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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Info on this bus has been update thanks to Peter Hodgson


MO5641 Leyland Lion was one of 4 delivered new in 1964 to Sandgate Black and White Bus Service in Brisbane. They joined the fleet of Continental Coachlines when that company was formed. When Continental folded the Lion was sold to Stuarts (3/73). It was resold in 6/73 to Max Holman at Marrickville where it became m/o 223. In 6/75 Max sold the Lion to Anderson of Mullengandra where it became MO5419. It was traded to RM Campbells dealers at Bankstown in Sydney in 7/76. Campbells resold the Lion to Cooma Coaches in 6/77 where it was registered MO7677. It was sold 12/81 to Levers at Queanbeyan. William King photo 21/11/72 and info courtesy Peter Hodgson.

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MO 7436 Albion Viking VK41L (Leyland 400) / Denning (103 12/65) 49 bus seats ex George Ould / Southern Highlands Coaches (new to Redline, Bisbane). Withdrawn in 1983. Photo by the late Greg Bush. Photo and details via Ben Ogle with thanks
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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....

I'm also reaching out for help from all members....
Does anyone have any contact with board member alan4106au
He made some very valid comments some time back about Rex's circumstances as he battled against Pioneer, which I'd like to include on the back cover of the Redline book, which is about to go to print.
I have a little time left to do this, yet I haven't been able to contact Alan via PM or his email add listed here.
I would appreciate any help.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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Redline Fleet number 60 rego NXX232, Denning body number 103. Was sold 8/69 to Carah Coaches, traded to Gilberts 6/3/71 on an ex Higletts AEC Reliance 505 / CCMC (ex MO 4069). It was resold 17/6/71 to Southern Highlands BS Moss Vale MO 5252. Rereg to MO7097 by 10/80, replaced by a second hand Touramster purchased ex Stateliner 12/80. Then sold to Stuarts at Nowra as per photo.

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I believe this old redline Coach is still in Western Brisbane in the hands of a ex Bus Operator. Hopefully will be restored back to Redline one day

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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

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The Commer above is my photo taken at Leon Toms Toogoolawah .The AEC/Scania Denning PVV764 which was 79/105 is pictured when with L&E Driving School of Woody Point,again my photo,the picture of the other AEC-Scania at Toowoomba was taken by VIc Hayes, all photos taken from another posting used uncredited by Industry.
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