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  PENZANCE RUNNING DAY - 21 April 2019  
     
 

The Cornwall Bus Preservation Society in association with the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust invites you to come to sunny, warm West Cornwall for our event on Sunday 21 April 2019. This will be our 12th vintage bus running day in Penzance following the original Final VR Running Day on 9 December 2006.

 The Running Day will be based at Penzance Bus Station (adjacent to the main railway station)  with vintage bus services running from 10.00 until 17.00. Routes around West Cornwall will include Penzance to Camborne, St Ives, St Just, Hayle, Marazion/Perranuthnoe, Goldsithney, Praa Sands, Paul/Sheffield and out to Sennen Cove and Land’s End (and the airport) with small vehicles going into Mousehole, a highlight for many. 

There will be feeder bus services to and from Camborne, Newquay, St Ives and Goldsithney – timing tbc.

Supporters – There is an opportunity for TV&GWOT Supporters to get involved with the event by conducting, helping in the bus station, marshalling or any number of jobs to suit your skills – if you would like to volunteer please contact Peter : supporters@tvagwot.org.uk

 
     
 
   
Mousehole in the 1950s – Bedford OB bus No. 517 swings wide to turn into the narrow streets leading out from the harbour   St. Ives – probably the most spectacular bus station site in the UK – three different routes to and fro’ Penzance  

As always, the day will revive memories of VR operations in West Cornwall – some of these plus others, new to the event, will be in service.

 
     
 

Entry Form

Click here for the entry from in Word or pdf format.

 

Excursion for Entrants and Volunteers

As our traditional 3rd Sunday in April for the Penzance Running Day falls on Easter weekend this year, it gives additional time to travel and enjoy the West Cornwall peninsula.  As in previous Easter running days, there will be an excursion on Monday (22nd April) for visiting vehicles and volunteers to thank them for their efforts.  Previous excursions have followed the Penzance – St Ives – Land’s End circular 300 route and something similar (but different) is planned for 2019

The spectacular view of the Cornish coastline enjoyed on the 2017 excursion seen from the (open) top of Western National Bristol LDL VDV753 (1936) with Barbie liveried VR 1203 (LFJ847W) just disappearing over the horizon. © Colin Billington

 
 

Programmes

To accompany this event a fully illustrated colour programme is being produced.  In addition to timetables and details of the vehicles attending, the programme will include an illustrated history of the liveries carried by buses forming the West Cornwall scene over the past 100 years and more.  So you can plan your day, programmes can be purchased in advance as follows:

BY POST for £6.50 including p&p (programmes will be despatched from 8th April) by either:

  -   Sending a cheque payable to ‘TV&GWOT’ to Ledger Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead SL6 2NR, or

  -   Paying by Paypal (including any postal / delivery instructions in the notes)

 
 

IN PERSON from 10th April for £5 from Sullivan's Diner (opposite the bus station) in Penzance and at the Malakoff in St Ives.

Vehicles anticipated will be attending:

Reg No

Fleet No

Chassis / Body

Body Code

Operator

Year

EMW284

279

Bristol L6B / Beadle

C32R

Wilts & Dorset

1947

LTA772

1613

Bristol LWL5G  /  Eastern Coach Works

B39R

WN

1951

924AHY

2934

Bristol MW5G  /  Eastern Coach Works

B45F

Bristol Omnibus

1958

675COD

603

Bristol SUS4A  /  Eastern Coach Works

B30F

WN

1960

270KTA

420

Bristol SUL4A  /  Eastern Coach Works

C33F later DP33F

WN

1962

OTA632G

1460

Bristol RELH6G / Eastern Coach Works

C45F

SN

1969

VOD124K

1254

Bristol LHS6L / Marshall

B33F

WN

1972

BDV318L

1318

Bristol LH6L / Marshall

C39F

WN

1973

PWS492S

2098

Leyland Leopard / Plaxton

C45F

Bristol Omnibus / Badgerline

1978

AFJ727T

3307

Bristol LH6L / Plaxton

DP41F

WN

1979

FDV787V

1557

Bristol LHS6L / Eastern Coach Works

B35F

WN

1979

FDV790V

1560

Bristol LHS6L / Eastern Coach Works

B35F

WN

1979

D601GHY

2503

Volvo B10M / Van Hool

C45F

Badgerline

1987

L401VCV

401

Dennis Dart / Plaxton

B40F

WN

1994

L628VCV

628

Mercedes Benz 709 / Plaxton

B23F

WN

1994

S529RWP

52529

Mercedes Benz O814D / Plaxton

B27F

First Midland Red

1998

S580GRA

-

Mercedes Benz O814D / Frank Guy

B29F

Group Travel

1999

 

 

 

 

 

LYF104

RTL1163

Leyland 7RT / Park Royal RT8

H30/26R

London Transport

1951

VDV760

1943

Bristol LD6G  /  Eastern Coach Works

H37/23RD

WN

1958

468FTT

1969

Bristol FLF6G  /  Eastern Coach Works

H38/30F

WN

1960

824KDV

2019

Bristol FLF6G  /  Eastern Coach Works

H38/30F

WN

1963

PTT98R

1098

Bristol VRT/SL3/654 / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1977

VDV121S

1121

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1978

UWV614S

 

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  / Eastern Coach Works

CO43/31F

Southdown

1978

AFJ706T

1141

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1978

AFJ764T

1157

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1979

LFJ844W

1200

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1980

LFJ847W

1203

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1980

LFJ873W

1226

Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB / Eastern Coach Works

H43/31F

WN

1981

TTT171X

171

Leyland Atlantean AN68 / East Lancs

H43/31F

Plymouth City Transport

1981

C412HJN

4012

Leyland Olympian / Eastern Coach Works

CH42/30F

Eastern National

1986

K803ORL

803

Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties

CH39/30F

WN

1993

 

Plus Open Toppers courtesy of First Kernow – details tbc

 

Information about previous events and programme articles can be found here.  

TV&GWOT’s Blog also has an account of the 2016 Penzance event.

 
 

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