Cobb and Co ImagesQuick Facts:-

  • James Rutherford and his business partners bought the firm for 23,000 pounds in 1861.

  • Cobb & Co operations commenced in 1862 in Bathurst which was then the largest settlement over the mountains with a population of over 4,000 people.

  • Cobb & Co carried mail, gold and passengers to the surrounding villages of the Bathurst region.

  • In1870 Cobb & Co coaches travelled around 28,000 miles (44,800 kilometres) each week and the company was harnessing 6,000 of their 30,000 horses every day.

  • The Cobb & Co coach housed at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre is only one of 3 coaches in Australia.

  • This coach was restored to its original condition over a period of 18 months in 1994-1995.

  • One of the main features of this coach is the addition of the back roof seat which was attached after the initial construction allowing the coach to carry 14 people.

 

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