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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:51 pm

Industry wrote:I believe this is a Redline Coach on one of the first trips between Brisbane and Sydney


Correct Industry.
This was Redline No 4 or 6 at the morning tea stop at Ken Somers Cafe at Aratula on the southbound Bris/Syd 2 day tour in the early 1950's.
No 3 was a similar Ansair KS5 however she was adorned with rear wheel arch spats and a tubular chrome side skirt rub rail. And very possibly by this time Rex had converted her to rear engine and forward control.
There's a photo of that converted coach in my book, which I've now decided to publish online with free access, due to my frustration at the lengthy process involved in trying to have the story traditionally published.
BTW that's probably a Warwick based Grimleys Coaches AEC in front of the Redline, on a service to Brisbane.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Hornibrook » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:28 am

Industry wrote:I believe this is a Redline Coach on one of the first trips between Brisbane and Sydney

Can you enlarge the photo to determine the QLD rego number?
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Hornibrook » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:29 am

Looselion wrote:
Industry wrote:I believe this is a Redline Coach on one of the first trips between Brisbane and Sydney


Correct Industry.
This was Redline No 4 or 6 at the morning tea stop at Ken Somers Cafe at Aratula on the southbound Bris/Syd 2 day tour in the early 1950's.
No 3 was a similar Ansair KS5 however she was adorned with rear wheel arch spats and a tubular chrome side skirt rub rail. And very possibly by this time Rex had converted her to rear engine and forward control.
There's a photo of that converted coach in my book, which I've now decided to publish online with free access, due to my frustration at the lengthy process involved in trying to have the story traditionally published.
BTW that's probably a Warwick based Grimleys Coaches AEC in front of the Redline, on a service to Brisbane.

Yes that's definitely a Shuttlewood body in the background - highly likely one of Grimley's.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:33 pm

It might be New England Motor Co AEC Regal III Kirklands 15 in the picture which ex New England.Picture from the Leon Batman collection
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:14 pm

Found on a Facebook page a photo by Alan Greenhill taken in 1980 of Redline 68 with Holiday Services Coolangatta
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:36 am

Was Moonie Oil Fields a regular service or a charter for workers only
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:26 am

From the Ray/Robert Collins collection

Was this the back yard of Rex's house we have read about.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Mr Scania » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:42 pm

pauwri wrote:Hi all here is a photo I took at Northgate Brisbane last week of old 42. She's been chopped and changed a bit.
Do you have any idea of the fleet number of the coach you posted looselion?

This coach would be ex Redline No 53. Bought by Bob Shaw of Tintenbar who owned a septic tank business.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:51 pm

Industry wrote:Was Moonie Oil Fields a regular service or a charter for workers only


The Moonie oil field, approx 350 kms west from Brisbane was big news back in the early '60's and as a coach touring operation we thought it prudent to begin including this location on the destination rolls in new coaches coming on-line.
Centre Safari tours began to divert out to the site but the single well derrick and associated single jack pump at the time seemed insufficient visual reward for our tourists, so little was done to target this as a "destination" in its own right.
Within a short time the field had something like five or six wells and associated jack pumps, with the crude oil initially being trucked out to Brisbane by road tankers....until the pipeline to the new Amoco refinery on Bulwer Island in Brisbane was completed in late 1963.
I guess in the case of No 41, pictured in the late '60's at the Melbourne terminal, someone had probably rolled the desto in jest and decided to leave it on what was by then a quirky location.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:52 pm

Mr Scania do you mind if some more from the collection are posted on this site also.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:59 am

Ray/Robert Collins Collection

Ladies to the left and men to right???
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Mr Scania » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:52 pm

No worries
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 pm

Industry wrote:From the Ray/Robert Collins collection

Was this the back yard of Rex's house we have read about.


No Industry, looks like a Centre Safari camp site on a very wintery overnight on the fringe of a little town who knows where....
I can say this was very likely in 1961 and the Denning to the right of picture was No 22. The other was either 27 or 29....I can't get closer than that.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Bedford-29 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 pm

The two coaches camping look like backyards somewhere in Sydney
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:31 am

Ray/Robert Collins Collection

There was a road thru here on my last tour, must of made a wrong turn 20 miles ago
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Looselion » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:40 am

Industry wrote:Ray/Robert Collins Collection

There was a road thru here on my last tour, must of made a wrong turn 20 miles ago


What a great series of historic photos from the Collins collection!

During the production run (fleet Nos 22 to 29 inclusive) of these first eight Denning coaches which were developed specifically for Redline, changes were made, one of which, beginning with No 27, was the relocation of the desto from below to above the windscreens.

No 28 was fitted with a bull bar so this makes the Bedford SB based coach on the beach either 27 or 29.

I'd love to know where this was......
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:07 pm

I will be away for a couple of weeks and maybe Mr Scania might be able to post some for you, as I'm sure that a lot of people will be interested besides us.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Bedford-29 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:47 pm

I`d say 27 be at Fraser Island
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Mr Scania » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:00 am

It was 1964.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Mr Scania » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Ray says that the coach on the beach is Port Douglas,
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby CCCC » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:23 am

Could this be an old redline.
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby pauwri » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:57 pm

Hi the coach is ex Greyhound Albion 62, where was the photo taken?
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby CCCC » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:11 pm

pauwri wrote:Hi the coach is ex Greyhound Albion 62, where was the photo taken?

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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:04 pm

Here is another photo from the Ray Collin"s Collection I would suggest around 1964-5 period
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Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Postby Industry » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:20 am

From the Ray Collins Collection

What's this hiding in the bush
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