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Blue & Red Bus Service

Postby Roderick Smith » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:47 pm

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Re: Blue & Red Bus Service

Postby GM » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:24 pm

I took photos of Blue and Red buses in Southport in 1954. GM
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Blue & Red No 25 - MO 3242 White Watt Bros Tug - Athol Hedges Semi - Rebuilt 1953 was MBA 09.1946 - Southport Depot 02.1954 - r.JPG
Blue & Red - MO xxxx White Waddingtons - Southport Depot 02.1954 - r.JPG
Blue & Red - MO xxxx White Chas Hope - Southport Depot 02.1954 - r.JPG
Blue & Red - MO xxxx Mack Syd Wood - Southport Depot 02.1954 - r.JPG
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Re: Blue & Red Bus Service

Postby Roderick Smith » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:16 pm

Great photos. So Red & Blue was a company on the up and up. Was it taken over, or did it morph into a major?
Any id for the chassis in those photos? Two look remarkably like contemporary WAGR Fodens, but the nature of the body/chassis split in the bus industry means that anything can look like anything else.

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Re: Blue & Red Bus Service

Postby GM » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:04 pm

1) Blue & Red No 25 - MO 3242 White Watt Bros Tug - Athol Hedges Semi - Rebuilt 1953 was MBA 09.1946 - Southport Depot 02.1954
2) Blue & Red - MO xxxx Mack Syd Wood - Southport Depot 02.1954
3) Blue & Red - MO xxxx White Chas Hope - Southport Depot 02.1954
4) Blue & Red - MO xxxx White Waddingtons - Southport Depot 02.1954
5) Blue & Red - MO 3131 White MBA Semi
6) Blue & Red - Mack Properts GM
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Re: Blue & Red Bus Service

Postby burrumbus » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:02 am

Interesting post as allways Roderick.
A bit of info I have is Blue and Red Bus Service operated a service from Murwillimbah-Coolangatta from 1945 to 1961.The service to Southport dates from the 50s.
A suggestion is that it was owned by Miller.
H.J.Miller is listed as operating from Murwillimbah-Coolangatta by 10/42 until by 1945.
Greyhound Pacific(Penfold family) is listed as operating from Murwillimbah-Coolangatta from 1961 so it appears likely that Blue and Red sold to Penfolds in 1961.
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Re: Blue & Red Bus Service

Postby GM » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:19 pm

Found a Blue Bus Co in Coolangatta in 1928. Not sure of owner of photo. GM
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