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Tasmanian Redline

Postby Roderick Smith » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:03 pm

I have been contacted by the current owner of Austral Tourmaster 1457 of 10/88, asking if it entered service with Tasmanian Redline. It isn't listed there with ABFL, but that could be a gap. In any case, it seems that the 1988 ones were second hand.
Is anyone able to help with a history of this vehicle?

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'I have bought (6 months ago now) a 10/1988 Austral Tourmaster of build number 1457. I am led to believe it was first in service with Redline, but I cannot confirm that. The colours that the coach was painted in were (as listed on the manufacture sheet) Carnation Red, Industrial Yellow, White, and Dark Blue Grey. I also found a small section inside the tools compartment that was still in these colours'.

Seven Austral/Mercedes, built over 1988-90, many second hand. Not chassis 1457, unless 1456 is a typo.
CL 6447 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509965271709 Austral 1436 03/1988 C51F
ex UOL 719.
FB 2240 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509955272967 Austral 1456 06/1988 C51F
ex CL 6874, ex UON 124.
CL 6956 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509965272069 Austral 1449 06/1988 C51F
ex UON 031.
CR 1491 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509965464075 Austral 1651 09/1990 C57F
CP 3140 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509965450114 Austral 1587 12/1989 C55F
ex UYX 578.
FO 7297 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509965450107 Austral 1600 12/1989 C55F
CR 5554 Mercedes Benz OC1621 35509965464076 Austral 1652 09/1990 C57F
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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby burrumbus » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:50 am

Good morning Roderick.
Austral DC 122/Austral(1457,B493,6/88)RC50FT was new to Redline Coaches Pty.Ltd,t/a Tasmanian Redline Coaches,Launceston as 95)SA UON 100.Reregistered as TAS CM 0373.
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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby Roderick Smith » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:04 pm

Thanks for that major breakthrough, which I have forwarded (with the request that current photos be sent in exchange). What has to be done to get this one added to the fleet list page?
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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby burrumbus » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:18 pm

No worries Roderick.Bring up the Tasi fleet lists page.Go to the bottom of the list to the Contact Us bit.Press that and it will bring up a choice of Fleet lists updaters.Select that and follow the section there and you will be able to email the Tasi list updater.
If you are able would you be able to supply some info as to where the current owner purchased the coach from -with registrations would be great as well.We can isolate the complete history of the coach.
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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby Roderick Smith » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:21 pm

The cover of the owner's documentation showed body 1457, but the contents show body 1494. The owner suspects Surfers Paradise Coaches, but I can't find this one there. I can never find anything with the search function: it keeps defaulting to the blank form. Others here can do in 2 min what I can't do in 2 h. The VIN is B514988. I'll dual post to the Queensland thread too. When identity is established, I have three photos ready to post.
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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby bjg154 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Hi Roderick
1457 was chassis B493 as noted by burrumbus above.
1494 was chassis B514-9-88, which was new to Redline as (2) UPJ 030 then CM 0374. Sold as you suggest to Surfers Paradise Coaches as 189 EOE, then to Revline Autotech Luddenham as TV 4456.
Looking forward to the photos.
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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby Roderick Smith » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:49 pm

I can't find the 'Thanks' button, so I can't press it. Luddenham is NSW, but I'll place the photos with the first owner, and hence Tasmania. Revline has onsold it to a private buyer (my contact), who is converting it into a mobile caravan. He has supplied the photos, and part of an early livery show in the toolbox compartment.

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Re: Tasmanian Redline

Postby burrumbus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:23 pm

G'day Roderick.Thanks for the detective work.
I can add a bit more to the history.
Austral DC122/Austral(B514,9/88)RC50FT.New to Redline Coaches Pty.Ltd,t/a Tasmanian Redline Coaches,Launceston as 2)UPJ 030.Rereg CM 0374.Rereg NSW TV 952.It was named "Miss Boat Harbour"and carried signage for Coastliner which was a Redline trading name of a business Redline purchased in the Smithton area.Registration cancelled 13/6/96.Sold to Surfers Paradise Coaches ,Surfers Paradise as 189 EOE.Sold to Revline Auto Tech Pty.Ltd,Luddenham 12/06.Registered 19/12/06 as TV 4456.Registration cancelled 19/3/14.Sold 4/14.
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