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  KINGSBRIDGE 7'6" VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAY - 19 September 2015  
     
  We have organised vintage bus running days in Kingsbridge every year since 2008 so this will be our eighth 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 again this year. In addition there will be several short workings with round trip times of less than 30 minutes to enable sampling a greater number of vehicles over the course of the day. In 2015 more routes will have duplicates so that passengers can change vehicles at outer termini. Last year we introduced a short town service using the 1934 Dennis Mace. This will be further developed in 2015 with a more intensive timetaabled service involving several vehicles.

Most vehicles in use will be limited to those with a width not exceeding 7’6” (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.
 

Programmes
 

To accompany this event there will be a fully illustrated colour programme and timetable which will be on sale on the day and available in advance:

BY POST for £7 including p&p by either

   -  Sending a cheque payable to ‘TV&GWOT’ to the address below, or
   -    Paying by Paypal to ‘payment@tvagwot.org.uk’ (including any postal / delivery instructions in the notes) – see the Paying with Paypal page for step by step guidance.
 

286 KTA on service 177

     
 

IN PERSON from 8 September from 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: colinbillington@tvagwot.org.uk or write to TV&GWOT, Ledger Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead, SL6 2NR

Feeder services

Totnes 08.40, 09.20 and 09.40 arriving Kingsbridge 09.20, 10.00 and 10.20. 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

 
     
 
 
  (C) Len Wright  
  Entry Form  
     
  Click here for the 2015 entry form  
     
  Vehicles that are booked  
 
 
Fleet No Reg No Type Body Seating Date New Company
 

DM6228

Leyland Lioness LTB1

Burlingham

C26D

1929

White Rose

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

S302

GFM882

Bl L6A

ECW

B35F

1948

Thames Valley

TA5

JFM575

AEC Regal III

Strachans

B35R

1948

Crosville

207

MHU49

Bd OB

Duple

B30F

1949

Bristol OC

 

LFM320

Ld PS1/1

Weymann

B35F

1950

Crosville

1613

LTA772

Bl LWL

ECW

B39R

1951

Southern National

GS42

MXX342

Guy Vixen

ECW

B26F

1953

London Transport

1376

OTT85

Bl LS6G

ECW

C39F

1954

Southern National

SN839

XTA839

An Nimbus

Willowbrook

C39F

1958

Devon General

600

672COD

Bl SUS

ECW

B30F

1960

Western National

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

SMA5

811BWR

Bl SUL

ECW

B36F

1962

West Yorkshire

1423

EDV505D

Bl MW6G

ECW

C39F

1966

Western National

 

KJD413P

Bl LH6L

ECW

B43F

1976

Tally Ho!

1560

FDV790V

Bl LHS6L

ECW

B35F

1979

Western National

202

KDL202W

Bl LHS6L

ECW

B35F

1981

Southern Vectis

300

C862DYD

Fd Tt

RH/Do

B16F

1985

Southern National

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

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

19992

LRV992

Ld Titan PD2/12

Metro-Cammell

O30/26R

1956

Stagecoach South West

1943

VDV760

Bl LD6G

ECW

H33/27RD

1958

Western National

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

171

TTT171X

Ld AN68

East Lance

H43/31F

1981

Plymouth City Transport

 

 
 

All vehicles subject to availability

 
     
     
 
     
     
     
 
 
 
 
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.
 
     
  Location  
     
  The event will be centred on Kingsbridge Bus Station  
     
 

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