|PREVIOUS PENZANCE VR REVIVAL & VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAYS|
The Cornwall Bus Preservation Society in association with the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust has been inviting visitors to sunny, warm West Cornwall for vintage bus running days since the original Final VR Running Day on 9 December 2006.
The events are based at Penzance Bus Station and typically take place on the third Sunday in April. Information about the next event can be found here.
The network of routes has expanded as the event has grown over the years and routes around West Cornwall now include Penzance to Camborne, St Ives, St Just, Hayle, Marazion/Perranuthnoe, Praa Sands, Paul/Sheffield and out to Sennen Cove and Land’s End with small vehicles going into Mousehole
In 2018, 34 buses and coaches plied 17 routes through the day, with a record breaking number of 6763 passenger journeys being made.
Programmes are produced by TV&GWOT for each event. Beyond a record of the vehicles in service and the routes for the running day, these programmes include newly researched articles on aspects of the local transport scene over the years, lavishly illustrated with old photographs and ephemera from the Trust’s Collection. Recent covers echo local timetable booklets from years gone by.
Themes addressed in the pages of Penzance Running Day programmes to date include:
While stocks remain current programmes and past programmes (at discounted prices) are available to purchase
The Gallery below shows examples of the vehicles and scenery to be enjoyed at Penzance:
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