Deluxe Coachlines Fleet Overview


Deluxe Coachlines Fleet Summary
Maker Model Total Seats In service Feature
Domino DC122 Tourmaster 2 2+1 42 Nov 1979 Distinctive stepped front also known as slab-fronted
Domino DC122 Tourmaster 3 8 44 Oct 1980 Roof mounted air con
Domino Tourmaster 7 44 Oct 1982 Under floor mounted air con
Austral Tourmaster 8 44 May 1982 Under floor mounted air con
Austral Tourmaster 13 46 Apr 1983 Onboard video
Austral Tourmaster 13 46 Jun 1984 Roof mounted a/c, body changes
Austral Tourmaster 35 46 Jul 1985 Roof A/C intregrated into body
Kassbohrer Setra S228DT 16 58 Apr 1986 Double Decker
Denning Majestic 8 30 Sep 1986 Mini coach, 30 seater
Denning Landseer 23 46 Oct 1986
Denning Hi-Deck 3 48 Aug 1987 Raised floor, lower center restroom
Austral Tourmaster 19 46 Aug 1987 Intregated front marker lights, white front pillars
Austral Tourmaster 12 46 Mar 1988 Blue front pillars
Denning Decker 24 58 Apr 1988 Double Decker
Austral MiniMaster 5 30 Dec 1988 Mini coach, 30 seater

The original mainline Deluxe Coachlines fleet was comprised of 2 x Domino DC122 Tourmasters 2 coaches [Nos.1, 2 and 3]. No. 2 was owned and operated by Hoys and subcontracted to Deluxe, until No. 3 came in the fleet.



The next 7 coaches [Nos. 4 ,5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11] where all Domino Tourmaster 3's, with roof mounted airconditioning, 44 seats and the drivers bunk mounted along the righthand side. These coaches entered service from October 1980 through to March 1982.


The next 12 months from May 1982 through to April 1983, saw 8 coaches added to the Deluxe Coachlines fleet, [Nos. 12, 14 to 20]. These were all Domino Tourmasters with a similar body design to the previous deliveries, with the exception that these coaches saw the airconditioning being mounted under floor, and the drivers bunk being mounted across the rear of the coach, behind the restroom.

The next series of deliveries from April 1983 through until March 1984, saw a total of 13 coaches delivered, [Nos. 21 to 33]. These had a modified front top panel, which was designed to allow the mounting of the TV screen for onboard movies. The first coach delivered with this feature was No. 26 delivered November 1983, after which all coaches where delivered with factory fitted onboard video. All these series of coaches had under floor mounted airconditioning, with the exception of No.30 which had roof mounted airconditiong. This also saw the first allocating of permanent coaches to the Brisbane depot.

The next 13 deliveries from June 1984 through to July 1985, where all Austral Tourmasters with roof mounted airconditioning, and slight body design changes. These were [Nos. 34 to 46]



The first of 16 Kassbohrer Setra S228DT double deck coaches was delivered in April 1986 and entered service on the 10th of the same month. These coaches introduced luxury never seen before on Australian roads. These were [Nos. 100 to 112,114,115 and 158]

The next 35 deliveries from July 1985 through to June 1987 where all Austral Tourmasters. This series featured modular roof top airconditioning incorporated into the body design. These were [Nos. 47 to 50, 53 to 59, 75 to 90, 118 to 123, 126, 128]


Starting in September 1986 the first of 8 Denning/MCA Majestic coaches was delivered. These where a smaller coaches featuring 30 seats. These were [Nos. 91 to 94, 127, 129, 145 and 159]


October 1986 saw the first delivery of 23 Denning Landseer's to the Deluxe fleet. It was a Landseer which first wore the new Deluxe colours. These were [Nos. 95 to 99,116,117,124,125,130, 137,138,141,142,154,157,166,174,175,177,178]


Only 3 models of the Denning Landseer Hi-Deck were delivered. These featured a raised floor and a lower center mounted restroom and drivers bunk. These were [Nos. 131 to 133]


Next delivery of 19 Austral Tourmaster's were delivered from August 1987. These models saw the front marker lights intregated inline with the front body, and the front body pillars were painted white. These were [Nos. 134, 135, 139, 140, 143, 144, 147, 149 to 153, 155, 156, 160 to 163]



Next delivery of 12 Austral Tourmaster's were delivered from March 1988. These models saw the front body pillars painted in the blue strips. These were [Nos. 164, 165, 167 to 173, 176, 179, 206]



The first of 24 Denning Decker's was delivered April 1988. Unfortunately 221 was delivered but was returned to Denning the same day, and 222 was built but not delivered. These were [Nos. 180 to 200, 220 to 222]



The first of 5 Austral MiniMasters was delivered December 1988. These were [Nos. 201 to 205]