From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Denv12
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From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Brand new Hoys Coach.Freighter Lawton bodied Leyland.
Brand new Hoys Coach.Freighter Lawton bodied Leyland.
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There are 2 companies I'm familiar with were Hoys of Wangaratta and Deluxe Coachlines.My father bought a Leyland Tiger Cub/Freighter Lawton bodied coach from them.As for Deluxe Coachlines,I worked for them in 1989 at their depot at Beverly.I knew a few of the staff over the years from other companies.I would like to start a history of the companies including photos,info,memorabillia,etc.If you would lke to contribute please do.

There was an atricle in 1 of the editions of the "Australasian Bus and Coach" magazine,possibly dated around 2005/2006.
It was a 2 page on the history.If anyone remembers the edition can you please mention it here?

I remember in 1985 and 1986 when driving for Across Australia Coachlines ,driving to Perth ,talking to 2 Deluxe drivers in a Denning.They bought their coach new and were subcontracting.
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One of the former Deluxe Coachlines Austral Tourmasters.
One of the former Deluxe Coachlines Austral Tourmasters.
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Truck & Bus advert.
Truck & Bus advert.
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A Denning factory photo(note the staples holes)of a new Landseer Double Deck for Deluxe coachlines.
A Denning factory photo(note the staples holes)of a new Landseer Double Deck for Deluxe coachlines.
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Husseys Denning Denair.This was a subcontractor's coach.
Husseys Denning Denair.This was a subcontractor's coach.
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Re: From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Here some Hoys pictures and two Deluxe picture for you.Pictures from the Andrew Potts and Ken Magor collections.
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HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD SBs HUG-533 and NPZ-832
HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD SBs HUG-533 and NPZ-832
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HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD VAM KXP-923
HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD VAM KXP-923
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HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD VAM LMX-290
HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE BEDFORD VAM LMX-290
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HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE WHITE PG-951
HOYS PASSENGER SERVICE WHITE PG-951
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HOYS ROADLINES DENNING IAT-208
HOYS ROADLINES DENNING IAT-208
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DELUXE COACHLINES DENNING LNP-804
DELUXE COACHLINES DENNING LNP-804
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DELUXE COACHLINES TOURMASTER TC-511
DELUXE COACHLINES TOURMASTER TC-511
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Denv12
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Re: From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Bedford-29 wrote:Here some Hoys pictures and two Deluxe picture for you.Pictures from the Andrew Potts and Ken Magor collections.
Thank you for contributing here.These are great historical photos.I remember the signs on the sides like the Freighter.That was also on the Freighter/Leyland my dad bought.Thanks again.

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Re: From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Were there two Hoy's Bus companies, or just the original Wangaratta base with a Depot in a Melbourne suburb, somewhere around Mordialloc or Sandringham?

Denv12
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alburybuses2 wrote:Were there two Hoy's Bus companies, or just the original Wangaratta base with a Depot in a Melbourne suburb, somewhere around Mordialloc or Sandringham?
I think their main base was always Wangaratta but they did set up depots in each state.Their Adelaide depot was Pope Street Beverley.It used to be part of the Adelaide Denning factory.

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hi there
is this the same Hoy's who ran the Dinner Plain snow service?
cheers, Grant

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Deluxe History here...
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Re: From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Great to see these shots.Viewmark Films Australia are producing a documentary on Deluxe coachlines.Production is well underway
When available, I understand it will be advertised in ABC magazine

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Does anyone have any pictures of the Hoys ex Darwin Leyland articulated manual bus they had?
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cheers and enjoy denair 8)

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Thank you, Do you know if it always had a manual transmission?
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Here's a great image, circa 1960, of two Mercedes coaches (O319's?) outside Hoy's in Bright.
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Great little slice of history right there.....
Many thanks.

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Re: From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Early black & white photo of a Hoys bus, Bedford?

I actually colour black & white photgraphs and this is one from my home town of Wangaratta.


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That's a White, MX-187, going down Murphy Street in 1970. Photo is from the State Library of Victoria, here's a closer look at the bus:
White MX-187 - Murphy St, Wangaratta (1970)
White MX-187 - Murphy St, Wangaratta (1970)

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Re: From Hoys to Deluxe Coachlines.

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Deluxe Coachlines final livery was mentioned in Truck & Bus magazine around 1988 maybe 1989.There was a sub contactor who had the livery first then Deluxe liked it so they used it.If anyone can remember the article can you scan and post it here please? Thanks.

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