Eggins Comfort Coaches History
Eggins Comfort Coaches began in 1929 when Harold Eggins began the business of transporting people in comfort. Harold bought his first bus and began his first twice daily service driving passengers and school children between Taree and Wingham.
The trip using a slow gas producing engined bus took 35 minutes over gravel roads. Shortly after Harold Eggins started business it began to boom and after 5 years he bought a second bus and began employing other drivers.
The Eggins bus company continued to grow - thanks in part to patrons wishing to attend local dances. These were held up to four nights a week in all the outlying areas in the Manning district! Trips were made between Taree, Old Bar, Wingham, Jones Island and "Sidebottom" Kooranghat.
On Sundays in those early days , the Eggins buses were a familiar sight at Old Bar, carrying surf club members and family parties since cars were still scarce. Within 10 years Harold Eggins had built his little business to a fleet of 4 buses which has grown with the community to today's fleet in excess of 30 buses.