Watt Bros Bedford - anyone remember it?

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aussieneil
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Watt Bros Bedford - anyone remember it?

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I came across this old Bedford with Watt Bros body today. The owner thought it may have been Redline originally, and also thinks it may have operated in or near Wagga Wagga in the past. Does anyone know the bus, or at least the type? It certainly was a thing of beauty!
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Re: Watt Bros Bedford - anyone remember it?

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Hi aussieneil,
Nice photos, and I'm wondering how the wood frame has held up over the years.
I can confirm it was never with Redline.
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Looselion wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:40 am Hi aussieneil,
Nice photos, and I'm wondering how the wood frame has held up over the years.
I can confirm it was never with Redline.
The wood frame unfortunately is extremely rotted, and completely absent in places. It'll probably be a deal breaker for me.

You are correct re Redline. Further research, mainly in this amazing forum, shows it was built for Fearnes in Wagga in 1959, who used it (reg MO3584) for all its active life. Decades of languishing outdoors on farms has taken its toll, unfortunately. It was (still is!) a beautiful thing.
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Here is a photo of your bus taken by Don Allitt when it was still in service with Fearne
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looks similer to one of skeeners coaches
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