Once upon a time......some RFW coaches

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Once upon a time......some RFW coaches

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There have been a few posts and discussions recently regarding RFW. I had a quick shuffle through my photos and came across these images. I was working briefly at John A Gilbert in Fairfield at the time at least one of the RFW's was delivered to Entrance Red. I remember one of the greatest mechanical sounds I had heard to that time was the RFW coming down Lisbon St and putting its exhaust brakes on. For their time, those coaches were IT. I have a few slides of those deliveries still to be scanned and will post in the future. Here are a few RFW's in different liveries. Enjoy:
with Nevilles of Casula, in the Coachways livery.
with Nevilles of Casula, in the Coachways livery.
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with Jimmy Hills Highway Tours - TV 821
with Jimmy Hills Highway Tours - TV 821
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with Kings Coachlines - MO 0213
with Kings Coachlines - MO 0213
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with Entrance Red / Central Coast Coaches - excuse the poor quality.
with Entrance Red / Central Coast Coaches - excuse the poor quality.
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I believe this one was still with Seargents at the time as TV 662
I believe this one was still with Seargents at the time as TV 662
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Eggins of Taree - MO 244
Eggins of Taree - MO 244
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Another Highway Tours unit - TV 809
Another Highway Tours unit - TV 809
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with the late Ken Butts Metro West - TV 333.
with the late Ken Butts Metro West - TV 333.
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Two of the original Entrance Red units in a new livery with Wollongong Coaches.
Two of the original Entrance Red units in a new livery with Wollongong Coaches.
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Centralian - Nit Picking, it is Seargents. GM
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Thanks Guys for the pics, Add to my collection for the RFW tribute book
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I found this recently in Hervey Bay. From what I could see through the fence it appears to be, (Could be wrong), an RFW similar to 2 of those that Red Bus operated at one stage.

Unfortunately there was no one at the house it was parked at to ask about it or get body details.

Anyone have a clue?
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Could this be one of the ex Red Bus RFW's?
Could this be one of the ex Red Bus RFW's?
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Were most GM powered? The Wollongong Coaches ones were 903 Cummins and weren't they mean!
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Bob's coach chassis were what specs you wanted:
Bedford 466 on Ist bus chassis (Berrima Coaches)
GM 8v53 /6v53 / 6v53T / 6v71/ 8v71 / 8v71T
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Cummins v555 / v903 / vt903 / 250 / NTC335 / 6cta8.3

Bus Rider / Do you have an address for the Hervey Bay RFW? PM us
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Berrima RFW 5909.Picture from the Ken Magor collection.
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mrobsessed wrote:Were most GM powered? The Wollongong Coaches ones were 903 Cummins and weren't they mean!
A 903 V8 Cummins, that's a lot of horsepower in a bus or coach. :shock:
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AEC Decker wrote:
mrobsessed wrote:Were most GM powered? The Wollongong Coaches ones were 903 Cummins and weren't they mean!
A 903 V8 Cummins, that's a lot of horsepower in a bus or coach. :shock:
Not really mate, they were lucky to make 320 horses with a turbo. When you see coaches today with 500 hp in the back end it's a little bit more get up and go!

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And here is an ansett pioneer unit.
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And another RFW.....
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So I see Ansett Pioneer were responsible for those gigantic bullbars. Hills Highway Tours TV 809 seems to have missed out on one.
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Does anyone have some clearer shots of these Ansair Body RFW with the Ansett Group/King Bros and I think one went to adelaide etc etc
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Kings coach was ex Kogarah Coachlines
Metro West went to Cairns Karumba Coaches - today's location ?????
TV809 went to Bankstown - Freedom Coaches

There is one Ansiar body with the Air Cond in the centre of the roof, Chassis # GMB62117 Would anybody know of it's location as it was the first Ansett unit built. Camel back chassis not a space frame chassis
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