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Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:27 am
by Industry
Sitting with some other bus nuts tonight discussing photos etc on the board, and the subject of ex National Operator Redline Coaches surfaced that their has been no photos posted of this interesting operator.

Denning bodied Commers with other bodies I believe by Watt, Hedges etc.

Maybe some of our older members may have some they could post.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:10 am
by Mr Scania
Just looking through a photo album of my fathers on a 59 day around Australia tour with Redline Coaches in 1964. This tour was done with four coaches.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 am
by Industry
I'm sure there is many people whom would love to see some of these, and even of your family business over the years from Grafton to Sydney today.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:34 am
by Guy_Arab
As a old Redline coach driver I would love to see some perhaps...perhaps I may be in it
Guy Arab

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:06 pm
by Mr Scania
Laurie Macbeth, Amos Smith, Brad Franklin and Ray Collins were the drivers.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:20 am
by Dial 000
:D Wow, certainly some intersting comments here regarding a long gone operation. Boy, things were different back then in regard to interstate travel. I do remember the Denning bodied Commers well. Pretty sure one ended up with Scholes in Newcastle and also, (could be same vehicle), with Murphy Newcastle. I do hope someone has photos to put up of this interesting operation!

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 am
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:00 pm
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:01 pm
by Industry
Glenn

I thank you for the updates I'm sure that their is many oldies and some of the young ones would be interested in seeing more photos fo your fathers operation.

I personally can remember using his service from the terminal /garage in William Street Kings Cross which was a car dealership with wooden floor

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:40 pm
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:50 am
by system improver
Hi Glenn

Thanks for this first hand account of your dad's story so far. I have recently received John Masterton's folder on Redline (he was a bus enthusiast and operator who passed away about 14 years ago), but it really only begins in the 60s, with photographs of Redline vehicles when they came to Melbourne, where John lived. I'll add them when the time is right as the history unfolds.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:18 am
by Looselion
Hi S.I.
I appreciate your comments very much. And I look forward to seeing your posts of John's material in due course. Most of my photographic records are on slide transparencies, and I'm in the process of finally having them transferred to disc.
There will be more of the Redline story coming soon.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:29 am
by Guy_Arab
system improver wrote:Hi Glenn

Thanks for this first hand account of your dad's story so far. I have recently received John Masterton's folder on Redline (he was a bus enthusiast and operator who passed away about 14 years ago), but it really only begins in the 60s, with photographs of Redline vehicles when they came to Melbourne, where John lived. I'll add them when the time is right as the history unfolds.
Looking forward as an old Redline driver I remember well Melbourne as we parked our Coaches in Parloutcars Depot and met Pappy Withers Owner of Parlourcars, I went on to work for him.
Guy Arab

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:08 am
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:52 pm
by Daz
So I'd suppose you'd know the bloke down in my Signature all too well???

Daz.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:48 pm
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:32 pm
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:11 pm
by Guy_Arab
Looselion wrote:Yep Guy Arab, and I can remember a number of Parlourcars units (usually always Freighter bodies on AEC's) parked at Redline's depot in Brisbane during those years. Rex and Pappy had a reciprocal deal going on until the advent of the new Redline terminal/depot at 667 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
Of course Pappy was one of the old stagers, having way earlier sold the Pioneer name to Reg Ansett.
Great to read your comments as a past Redline driver!!

I hope you're keeping well!
I still drive a couple of days a week and of cource looking after my pride MAN SL 240
Memorys of early sixties was a great time looking forward to photos if possible
Guy Arab

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:13 am
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:40 am
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:34 am
by system improver
Here are a few starters from the John Masterton Collection.

Here is a Truck and Bus Transportation photo of a Shuttlewood* bodied Tiger Cub. I wonder if this is No. 8 or 9:
Image

Now, one of the Watt bodied Commers, either No. 11 or 12:
Image

Then a couple of the Watt bodied Tiger Cubs from 1958, first No. 10*:
Image

Then number 14:
Image

*Edited as per corrections in subsequent post.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:40 am
by Daz
Incredible. I am amazed. Thanks for sharing an industry long gone. To hear the stories at dinner from my housemate and now actually see some photos of them... It puts it into a new perspective- things were different then. Thanks Ray, Thankyou Glenn.

Daz.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:49 am
by Industry
Keep em coming this great

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:53 pm
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:15 am
by Looselion
All ATDB posts by Looselion are now being largely removed, with the information to be solely available within my forthcoming book about Rex Law and Redline, which will include a wider history of the early foundation years of the Australian interstate touring and express passenger industry.
I was very pleased to share some of the Redline story here in the ATDB forum, but now after many long hours at the keyboard, and in-depth researching of Rex Law's story and the general post-war history, I feel a need to now consolidate the entire story solely within the forthcoming pages of my book.
Many thanks for all your interest and posts here, which have over the period given me the confidence to go ahead and put the book together.
Of course I will notify one and all when the book is published, and please be sure I intend to do so at a very reasonable price.
Glenn Law.