KINGSBRIDGE 7'6" VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAY - 20 September 2014  
  The 2013 Running Day was a great success as described in the post-event report.

We have organised vintage bus running days in Kingsbridge every year since 2008 so this will be our seventh event in the South Hams

The routes we plan to use are those formerly operated by the Great Western Railway Road Motors, the Western National Omnibus Company and other local operators such as Tally Ho Coaches. Services to East Portlemouth, South Pool, Goveton, Slapton, Salcombe, Hope Cove, Thurlestone, Bantham, Loddiswell, California Cross and East Allington are being scheduled as before. The new services introduced in 2013 (the Coleridge Community Bus circular route 1 from Kingsbridge to Slapton, East Allington, Goveton and Ledstone and School Bus Route TNS004 through the Avon Valley coupled with pre-war rail replacement route 177 to and from South Brent) proved to be very popular and will be repeated this year. In addition there will be several short workings and a new town service with round trip times of less than 30 minutes to enable sampling a greater number of vehicles over the course of the day. Several routes will have duplicates so that passengers can change vehicles at outer termini.
  The queue for the 1945 Bristol K heading for Slapton in 2010  
  Most vehicles in use will be limited to those with a width not exceeding 76 (apart from mirrors). This is necessary because of the width of many of the roads in the area over which we are planning to operate. Full width vehicles will be able to be used on the routes to Slapton, Salcombe, Bigbury, Modbury and Totnes. Owners of other visiting vehicles are welcome to come to Kingsbridge and we expect to be able to organise additional parking by arrangement please contact the organisers below if you wish to avail yourself of this.

To accompany this event there will be a fully illustrated colour programme and timetable which will be on sale on the day and available from the organisers in advance for 6including p&p. From 8 September copies are available for purchase at the Kingsbridge Information Centre on the Quay for 5.

Colin Billington

Running Day Entry Co-ordinator

For more information contact: Colin Billington, by email to: royal_blue@lineone.net or write to TV&GWOT, Ledger Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead, SL6 2NR

Feeder services

Totnes 08.30 and 09.30 arriving Kingsbridge 09.10 and 10.10. Latest departure to Totnes from Kingsbridge 17.00 arriving 17.40.

Loddiswell 09.30 arriving Kingsbridge 09.40. Return journeys via Loddiswell throughout the day to 17.00
  Vehicles that are booked  
Fleet No Reg No Chassis Body Body code Date Operator
137 FJ8967 Bl H BBW B32R 1933 Western National
668 BTA59 Ds Mace ECOC B26F 1934 Southern National
333 DOD518 Bl L5G Beadle B35R 1939 Western National
SR487 HTT487 AEC Regal Weymann B35F 1946 Devon General
279 EMW284 Bl L6B Beadle C32R 1947 Wilts & Dorset
1218 JUO983 Bl LL6B ECW FB39F 1948 Southern National
TA5 JFM575 AEC Regal III Strachans B35R 1948 Crosville
206 CDB206 Bl L5G Weymann B35R 1950 North Western
1613 LTA772 Bl LWL ECW B39R 1951 Southern National
  PPH698 Bd  SBG Duple C33F 1951 Epsom Coaches
1376 OTT85 Bl LS6G ECW C39F 1954 Southern National
  WCG104 Ld Tiger Cub Weymann B45F 1959 King Alfred
603 675COD Bl SUS ECW B30F 1960 Western National
420 270KTA Bl SUL ECW C33F 1962 Western National
425 275KTA Bl SUL ECW C33F 1962 Western National
1234 286KTA Bl SUL ECW C37F 1962 Western National / Guernseybus
1423 EDV505D Bl MW6G ECW C39F 1966 Western National
716 MUO328F Bl LH6L ECW B43F 1968 Western National
1560 FDV790V Bl LHS6L ECW B35F 1979 Western National
300 C862DYD Fd Tt RH/Do B16F 1985 Southern National
3809 E809MOU Merc 811D Oe B33F 1988 Badgerline/Tally Ho
401 L401VCV Ds Dt Pn B40F 1994 Western National
628 L628VCV Merc 709 Pn B23F 1994 Western National
52529 S529RWP Merc Vario Pn B27F 1998 First Devon & Cornwall
959 KUO972 Bl K6B ECW L27/28R 1950 Western National
994 LTA813 Bl KS5G ECW L27/28R 1950 Western National
RTL1163 LYF104 Ld 7RT Park Royal H30/26R 1951 London Transport
358 MCO658 Ld Titan PD2/12 Metro-Cammell O30/26R 1956 Plymouth City Transport
1969 468FTT Bl FLF6G ECW H38/30F 1960 Western National
2019 824KDV Bl FLF6G ECW H38/30F 1963 Western National
RM1872 ALD872B AEC RM Park Royal H64R 1964 London Transport
1056 OTA290G Bl VRT ECW H39/31F 1969 Western National
1106 SFJ106R Bl VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F 1977 Western National
1121 VDV121S Bl VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F 1978 Western National
1141 AFJ706T Bl VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F 1978 Western National
1157 AFJ764T Bl VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F 1979 Western National


  Entry Form  
  Click here for the 2014 entry form  
A Bristol SUS bus of the type appearing at the 2013 running day photographed at Inner Hope in 2010 by Ken Jones   Lively activity in Kingsbridge bus station during the 2011 event with a variety of buses and destinations for the many passengers to chose from.
  The event will be centred on Kingsbridge Bus Station  

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