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Coffs Harbour Bus Lines in the 70s

Postby White Super Power » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:11 pm

Coffs Hbr BL when owned by Widdletons which is before Yager? before Kings before Busways, have I missed anyone in between
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http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-4752
MO 3410 Foden MBA

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-4767
MO 4739 Bedford VAM5 PMC

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-4772
MO 430 AEC Reliance 470 Comeng

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Leyland Royal Tiger Patgay ex Punchbowl
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Postby Swift » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:51 pm

A Reliance with an Esso servo and original NRMA logo visible all in the same shot.Thats Gold!
Love that Royal Tiger in the last pic too.
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Postby Windy » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:07 pm

Hmmm, interesting joint passenger/driver's window on the Bedford...
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Great Pics!!!

Postby leopard1543 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:17 pm

They are great pics "White Super Power", thanks for posting them. What is that old decker in the background :?:
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Postby Simes » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:39 pm

cheers for those pics, I like the look of the royal tiger in the last pic....
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Postby Windy » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:41 pm

I'm enthused with the ex Canberra AEC Reliance. St. Ives bus service had one in service similar to that unit (with the painted over side destos). It was a bit before my time, but I'm sure someone will have pix of it.
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Postby Bus Riders » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:39 am

:D Great to see some ex Punchbowl Buses! Photo 1 is ex m/o4249, Photo 3 is ex m/o , (will have to check my records), photo 4 is ex m/o 4056. Many PBC vehicles ended their days in the Coffs region! keep 'em coming White Super Power there are many, many memories in your works from the past and we appreciate your posting them!
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Coff Harbour buslines in the 1970's

Postby PUNCHBOWL TIGER » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:45 am

People,
Thanks to White Super Power for posting these shots.Brings back some memories of the former Punchbowl vehicles on show.
Bus Riders will be able to do the positive ID's on the AEC Reliance Comeng former rego at Punchbowl and the same for the Leyland Tiger Patgay.
The Reliance would have been either m/o 143 or m/o 656 and the Tiger would have been either m/o 4034 or m/o 4056.
Still nice to see all the same and definitely makes White Super Power,Bus Riders and myself all show our age!!

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Postby invada1 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:32 am

Relience Nice vehicle to drive recall the one I drove at Bankstown Coaches all those years ago. i think it went to Gerringong/Girrowa Bus service.
Better have driven then never to have driven at all. Even better to have driven them all.

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Postby Dave Wilson » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:41 am

I love that Patgay Tiger Cub. That would be an excellent subject for preservation if it still existed.
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Postby Red and Cream » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:45 pm

Comparing photos of the three ex Canberra AECs m/o 143, 656, and 662 at Punchbowl the dent in the front apron of MO 430 seems to match the same damage on m/o 143.
Does anyone know if the company had any connection with Punchbowl as when it was owned by Watson in the mid 60s they had quite a few vehicles from them such as:
MO 3410 Leyland FC Syd Wood ex m/o 662
MO 3410 Foden FC MBA ex m/o 4249
MO 3780 Leyland DD Wadd. ex m/o 4570 ex m/o 1633
MO 3752 Albion FC Syd Wood ex m/o 693
MO 430 AEC UF Com Eng. ex m/o 143
? Leyland Royal Tiger UF Patgay ex m/o 4056 ex MBA body.
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Postby Dave Wilson » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:53 pm

If you look closely at the double decker you can see that it is actually postwar (ex 2436 or 2189). MO 3410 Foden - was that the other double decker (not PBBS) rebodied?
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Postby Red and Cream » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:14 pm

Is that the one owned by Ranyards at Liverpool you are referring to David. I know it was converted to a single deck and sold to Parramatta- Epping, but i am not sure if it is the same bus.
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Postby Dave Wilson » Tue May 01, 2007 12:26 pm

Yes I think it was Ranyards.
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Postby Bus Riders » Wed May 02, 2007 9:32 am

:) Can confirm details for the ex Canberra AEC Reliance. It is ex m/o143 from Punchbolw Bus Co. Ex m/o4249 was originally a decker which was rebodied. It had been with Raynard's and also Robert's Brisbane Water Coaches before going to PBC. The 2 DD's rebodied by Punchbowl were m/o's 525 & 526, both keeping these plates throughout their service life. They were originally with Pat Geoghgean's De Luxe Bus Service, (this business incorporated as a Punchbowl Bus Company PTY LTD), before the sale to Griffin/Pobje when they purchased the business after Pat's death.
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Postby mrobsessed » Wed May 02, 2007 11:29 am

It's a bit before my time - what is the story behind Patgay?
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Postby Centralian » Wed May 02, 2007 12:06 pm

Another great bit of nostalgia there White Suoer Power. Keep them coming! I'm with mrobsesses as far as Patgay. The body here seems to have bits of comeng, coachmaster, even perhaps CCMC of the 50's. Can't say I've come across them before. I presume they only built a handful of buses. Any info on them would be appreciated.
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Postby Chris Walsh » Wed May 02, 2007 12:24 pm

Patgay was a contraction of the the name Pat Geoheghan. A Punchbowl body, in other words, but a separate "company".

I'd like to see pics of original 5004 - apparently a Patgay steel-framed top from waistline height onto a timber-framed body, and including half-height fixed, curved windows that resembled standee windows on a government bus.
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Postby Fleet Lists » Wed May 02, 2007 2:43 pm

As far as I can remember there were two similar buses m/o 4034 and m/o 4056 (shown above) with 4034 having a rear door instead of a centre door.

At one time 4034 used to be the dedicated bus to route 4 which at that time only operated between Bankstown and Cardigan Road while 4056 was on the equivalent (cant remember the route number off hand) which operated from Punchbowl to Greenacre. These two route were later combined to become route 4 and again many years later extended to Hurstville as route 244.
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Postby Fleet Lists » Wed May 02, 2007 2:50 pm

Chris Walsh wrote:Patgay was a contraction of the the name Pat Geoheghan. A Punchbowl body, in other words, but a separate "company".

I'd like to see pics of original 5004 - apparently a Patgay steel-framed top from waistline height onto a timber-framed body, and including half-height fixed, curved windows that resembled standee windows on a government bus.


I thought the original m/o 5004 was NOT a Punchbowl bus but belonged to Green Line which operated route 37 between Bankstown & Punchbowl. This became part of Punchbowl route 33 to Hurstville and as far as I can remember the 5004 plates went onto a new PMC bodied Leopard (1969 vintage) when Punchbowl took over the route. But I stand to be corrected on this. I dont remember what the original 5004 at Green Line was.

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Postby Dave Wilson » Wed May 02, 2007 3:11 pm

When did Green Line dissappear?
There was also Narwee Bus service whose propietor I think was a Mr R Shepherd. Narwee B S seems to have gotten PBBS cast offs as well. I am told that Shepherd also got a number of former Lowes ex DRTT dds and half cabs and had a number of these rebodied. Narwee seems to have folded by the late 50s - but what happened to the fleet?
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Postby Red and Cream » Wed May 02, 2007 9:47 pm

m/o 5004 was originally registered m/o 4192 with Gail who operated route 37 between Bankstown and Punchbowl using the trading name of Green Line.


m/o 5004 Austin Syd Wood body built to Gails design.



m/o 4056 with its original MBA body . It was a very early model Royal Tiger. I understand the Patgay rebuilds involved the removal of the original wooden framed body from the waistrail up and replacing it with a new metal frame to the more modern design. A Don Allitt photo.
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Postby Bus Riders » Thu May 03, 2007 7:57 am

:? The interest generated in Punchbowl Bus Co. in this discussion has astounded me. There are a few errors contained in some of the replies, nothing drastic mind you. m/o 4056 & m/o4034 were rebodies of MBA bodies. As Red & Cream has pointed out they were basically rebuilt above the window line in steel. They retained their original MBA sides and had new front and rears added using Comeng parts. they both had centre doors, (both in the MBA and Patgay rebuilds), as did m/o 809, Punchbowl's other Leyland Royal Tiger, (originally from Coolongatta then rebodied in the early 1960's).

I am currently in the process of preparing the company history for printing later this year. Anyone with an interest in the company might like to keep an eye out early in 2008.
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Postby Fleet Lists » Thu May 03, 2007 8:25 am

Dave Wilson wrote:When did Green Line dissappear?
There was also Narwee Bus service whose propietor I think was a Mr R Shepherd. Narwee B S seems to have gotten PBBS cast offs as well. I am told that Shepherd also got a number of former Lowes ex DRTT dds and half cabs and had a number of these rebodied. Narwee seems to have folded by the late 50s - but what happened to the fleet?


In fact Narwee Bus Service had the current Punchbowl Bus Co depot while Punchbowl at the time had a depot at the corner of Canterbury and Belmore Roads. When the two combined in about 1958 the whole operation operated from the current depot. The fleet of Narwee became part of Punchbowl. As late as the early nineties some Punchbowl Timetables were still headed as Narwee Bus Service.
m/o 4034, m/o 4056 and m/o 809 which all get mentions here operated for Narwee before Punchbowl.
Route 4 when only operating to Cardigan Road was operated by Narwee as were route 189 Bankstown - Punchbowl and the two routes between Punchbowl and Hurstville.

As for the dispppearance of Green Line, that would have been the second half of the sixties but I am sure Bus Riders will reveal all in his upcoming history.
The Punchbowl Bus Co history on their website does not give a date for it.
incidentally a lot of that history came from a document I prepared in the nineties at the time Punchbowl took over the ex route 26 and combinewd it into one of their routes it was published in Fleetlines at the time..
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Postby Fleet Lists » Thu May 03, 2007 8:30 am

Red and Cream wrote:m/o 5004 was originally registered m/o 4192 with Gail who operated route 37 between Bankstown and Punchbowl using the trading name of Green Line.


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If that photo was included in the where is it section, I would guess in one. South Terrace Bankstown right where the current bus interchange is with the Civic Theatre in the Background.

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