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Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.

Postby Denv12 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:50 am

I have put together a variety of Denning bus and coach photos.You are welcome to add your own exterior and interior photos to this post.I have altered this topic title as I wanted to cover the history in photos.I hope you dont mind this topic being specifically Denning.I've also called it part 1,just in case there is a need to post a 2nd topic to allow for more photos.I have seen some beautiful Denning photos here and in yahoo groups,etc so please find your best and add them here.

This post covers everything from the start of Allan Denning businesses right up to prior to the Austral Denning merger.I've covered that merger in a new post.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=76508

There's almost enough interest here for someone to write a book on the history of Denning.
Would anyone buy a book on it? To add to such a book I think it would be sensible to include the connection with the "Dennmack",the Domino Denning connection through to the Austral-Denning connection.I've posted these topics too:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=76508

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76730

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76588

As for the ex Greyhound Denning AEC for restoration please go to this new link catering for it:

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=76779
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Denning advert
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Denning advert.
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Denning Jumbo advert.
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Denair STA Roadliner.
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11.3 m Denning,Across Australia Coachlines.
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Bedford Denning.
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Parlorcars Denning.
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Newman's Denair.
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Parlorcars Denair.
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Re: Denning buses and coaches:assorted photos.

Postby Denv12 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:57 am

More Denning buses and coach photos.
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STA Roadliner Adelaide Denning built bus.
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Denning bodied bus.
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Denning Landseer advert.
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Adelaide built Denning bus,ex STA Adelaide,in new Livery.
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Foley's Denning.
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Denning single axle.Parlorcars.
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Postby Denv12 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:57 am

Here are a variety of Denning Coaches.
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Ex Greyhound,ex Premier Roadlines,Barossa-Adelaide.
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Denning Landseer and the bus show.
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Mercedes Denning.
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Denning Denair at the bus show.
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Skennars Denning Jumbo.
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Refer to Denning advert.
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Postby Looselion » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:54 am

Redline Express - Unit 115 - 1969 Denning / VK43L Viking
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Postby Denv12 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:38 pm

Thats a nice Redline photo.Thanks for adding photos here.This post is for everyone to add photos to.
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Postby Looselion » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:00 pm

I thought it would be kind of fitting to include this photo, being the Denning factory photo of Redline No 22, which was Alan's first ever construction of a full sized touring coach. Rex was to place immediate follow up orders, with progress payments to assist the fledgling body-builder, which resulted in another half dozen similar bodies coming on stream within the next year and many more would follow. This early consistent patronage by Redline clearly cemented the establishment of A. B. Denning and its future success.
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Postby Denv12 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:00 am

Amazing photos.Thats a unique bit of history.This photo should be in the book on Alan B Denning.
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Postby lunchbox » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:19 pm

Love the roof air scoop on the Redline Bedford. Rex Law must have been having "Flxible" dreams.........
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Postby 8 SPEED » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:02 pm

Does anyone know where the landseer from the bus show went and did it stay in those colours? it has to have one of the best colour schemes ever.
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Postby Denv12 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:21 pm

8 SPEED wrote:Does anyone know where the landseer from the bus show went and did it stay in those colours? it has to have one of the best colour schemes ever.


Was that the one with the toilet downstairs near the front on the right hand side? I remember there was an article in "Truck & Bus" magazine when that coach was being used in the outback still in its livery.Dont know issue it was in.The livery was slightly altered.I think the yellow was removed.I think it dates back to 1988 ore 1989.I'm sure there was a photo of it on the calendar that came with one of the issues.
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Postby 8 SPEED » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:39 pm

Does anybody know who bought the bus show landseer and does anyone have a photo of it in action?
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Postby lunchbox » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:13 am

Is Austral-Denning permitted in this thread?
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Postby Denv12 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:19 pm

lunchbox wrote:Is Austral-Denning permitted in this thread?


I think if you started a new post specifically for Austral-Denning you might get others adding their photos and information to it.I'd like to see it.There'd be some good photos around and some good feedback likely to happen.
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Postby lunchbox » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:58 am

Well, it's an Austral - Denning...........from 1996.
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Postby 8 SPEED » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:50 pm

8 SPEED wrote:Does anybody know who bought the bus show landseer and does anyone have a photo of it in action?

Just a friendly bump does anybody know about this coach?
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Postby E.L.Wood » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:38 am

It didn't stay in that livery, what year was it at the Bus Show?
yolo seems to be a bit of a trend!
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Postby 8 SPEED » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Not sure i cannot read the sign but i would guess about 1988.
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Postby Landseer » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:00 pm

1983 V.I.P. got the first Landseer (The Horse float /looked at a corner and fell over like a mono used to0 ) rear engine - front radiator,
they built some test units, Richmond Coaches got the first proto type single wheel tag
Briscoes? got the dual tag prototype
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Postby Andrew » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:46 pm

Were there any other Dennings produced with this front? I have never seen another one in service, thanks.

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Postby Denv12 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:53 pm

Andrew wrote:Were there any other Dennings produced with this front? I have never seen another one in service, thanks.

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This one was a one off,it never saw mass production.It was a prototype that lead to the Landseer.Refer to the 3rd photo down,an advert for Denning.Notice the dashboard in that advert.Its the Landseer.

If anyone else has photos of this coach can you post them on this topic?
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Postby Andrew » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:33 am

I see it's definitely heading towards the Landseer no doubt about it - still got bits of the Mono too.... so it was the only one -thanks.

Does anyone have pictures of it in service following its demonstration period? Or did Denning keep it/destroy it after the Landseer was cemented in as the future product?

Landseer must have been on Denning's mind for some time before they used it on a coach - look at their street name in Acacia Ridge in that same ad....
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Postby Guy_Arab » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:03 pm

Pity no Roberts Dennings who had a good collection of Dennings
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Postby Denv12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:14 pm

I think they would have started with a Mono or Denair then modified to look like this.

As for the street name it would have been on someone's mind each day they went to work.Must have been their inspiration.

Palorcars in Perth would have had a majority of Dennings in their fleet prior to the Bovas.They has some beautiful Dennings in their fleet.I drove 2 of them while the coaches were used from their Glynde SA depot in 1985 and 1986.
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Postby RJHIII » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:51 pm

Landseer wrote:1983 V.I.P. got the first Landseer (The Horse float /looked at a corner and fell over like a mono used to0 ) rear engine - front radiator,
they built some test units, Richmond Coaches got the first proto type single wheel tag
Briscoes? got the dual tag prototype


Bus Australia had 2 Denning Landseer prototypes fitted with Bogie drives being 2 drive axles (on springs) rather than drive and tag on air bags. They were both fitted with north-south bunks as opposed to east-west bunks behind the restroom. both ran Adelaide - Darwin and possibly Perth - Adelaide. Bus Australia mainly ran Landseer's on the Darwin run instead of the Bova which was used Perth Adelaide and the tri-angle (Adelaide - Sydney - Melbourne)
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Postby Denv12 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:08 am

RJHIII wrote:
Landseer wrote:1983 V.I.P. got the first Landseer (The Horse float /looked at a corner and fell over like a mono used to0 ) rear engine - front radiator,
they built some test units, Richmond Coaches got the first proto type single wheel tag
Briscoes? got the dual tag prototype


Bus Australia had 2 Denning Landseer prototypes fitted with Bogie drives being 2 drive axles (on springs) rather than drive and tag on air bags. They were both fitted with north-south bunks as opposed to east-west bunks behind the restroom. both ran Adelaide - Darwin and possibly Perth - Adelaide. Bus Australia mainly ran Landseer's on the Darwin run instead of the Bova which was used Perth Adelaide and the tri-angle (Adelaide - Sydney - Melbourne)


I remember the first Landseer.It was delivered in 1986 while it was still "Across Australia Coachlines".The story goes that Max Winkless ordered 6 but Denning had to ask other bus companies to delay their order.They took their place.All Perth based coaches were being replaced with Bova's expect for the Landseers.All Adelaide based coaches were mostly Bova's,ex Perth AAC Volgren Twin Decks.They retained their Dominos 12.2m in the AAC livery and 11.3 metre coaches in their old Quest Tours Livery until later.,
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