Days Out And About 2016

Below are details and pictures of various days out that myself, friends and other museum members have had on GCS 50V, HSD 73V, B509 YAT and E187 HSF. This page of course will be updated over time! If anyone has any other pictures taken on any of these days out please let me know!

Sunday 15th May 2016

Sunday 15th May was the 2016 spring running day at SVBM Lathalmond as in previous years the weather stayed dry for most of the day, indeed turned out not bad for the time of year. The spring SVBM running day in May always signals the start of the rally season and is usually the first time my buses awake from the winter storage. This year it was the turn of my Eastern Scottish Volvo Citybus E187 HSF to take part in the event, providing a few free runs. My Orkney Coaches Bedford YNT B509 YAT was also on display.

E187 HSF operating an Internal Service during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

Volvo Ailsa A735 PSU and Volvo Citybus E187 HSF during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

B509 YAT Bedford YNT my other SVBM resident. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

E187 HSF filling up whilst operating Internal Service. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

New to the preservation scene this year. M396 KVR Mercedes Alexander Mini. Seen in livery of Ayrshire Operator AA Buses. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

 

E187 HSF operating an Internal Service during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

Recently restored OFS 798. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

E187 HSF seen awaiting departure from Dunfermline Bus Station to head back to Lathalmond. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

Another recently restored vehicle WS 4522. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

Another recently restored vehicle Edinburgh No. 1. Seen during May 2016 running day. Sunday 15th May 2016.

Saturday 25th June 2016

Today GCS 50V completed a short afternoon tour for the Scottish Branch of The Omnibus Society. We departed Dunfermline at 15.00 and took the scenic road to Culross. After a short stop we continued over the Kincardine Bridge through Grangemouth and called into the SRPS Station at Bo'ness. As we arrived we were greeted by 68007 in steam joined shortly after by 20 020. After departing Bo'ness we returned to Dunfermline via South Queensferry, the Forth Bridge and Rosyth. A few heavy summer showers, but a great afternoon out.

GCS 50V at Culross after a summer shower. 25 June 2016.

Some of the Omnibus Society Scottish branch members, Culross 25 June 2016.

68007 at Bo'ness 25 June 2016.

20020 at Bo'ness 25 June 2016.

GCS 50V back at Dunfermline after another heavy summer shower. 25 June 2016.

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016

This was the weekend of the annual SVBM two day open day event held at Lathalmond. Two of my vehicles took part this year and a third B509 YAT watched from the side lines. I WILL get round to getting her back on the road one day!  The weather was terrible on the Saturday but much better on the Sunday, helped out in the bar again this year which was again fun. Camped over on the Saturday night with a few drinks catching up with friends. A great weekend was had by all and again no vehicles stuck in mud!

E187 HSF Leaving Glasgow bound for Lathalmond 20th August 2016.

B509 YAT on the side lines again this year, One day will be back on the road. 20th August 2016.

GCS 50V In the rain Lathalmond 20th August 2016.

E187 HSF operating on internal service. 21st August 2016. Copyright Robert Donaldson.

GCS 50V next to LMS 374W Sister Y Type from Midland Scottish Fleet. 20th August 2016.

This vehicle is the oldest resident at Lathalmond, a Leyland from 1928. Seen during 20th August 2016.

 

E187 HSF after arrival at Lathalmond, Weather was not good, Saturday 20th August 2016.

WH66 BUS, New arrival for Whitelaws and first 66 plate vehicle I have seen. 20 August 2016.

E187 HSF and sister R Type back at GVVT after Lathalmond open weekend. 20 August 2016.

 

Sunday 25 September 2016

Stagecoach Scotland West held an open day event at their newly opened Cumbernauld depot. The depot, a former Scottish Bus Group depot laterally operated by First group was closed a few years ago. Stagecoach have now purchased the site and reopened it. The event was held to celebrate the launch of a fleet of new Enviro 400MMC vehicles at the depot. Although I was not able to attend on the day Robert Gray took E187 HSF along to the event with a few other GVVT residents.  

E187 HSF and two other R Type vehicles from the GVVT collection ready to depart GVVT on Sunday 25th September 2016 to head to Cumbernauld.

A735 PSU outside Cumbernauld depot on 25th September 2016 with E187 HSF in the background. A "Corpy" bus would never have been seen in a SBG depot back in the day!

A735 PSU inside Cumbernauld depot on Sunday 25th September 2016 with some of the new Enviro 400 MMC vehicles in the background.

E187 HSF seen in the yard at Cumbernauld depot during the open day event Sunday 25th September 2016.

RMS 400W and B105 PKS seen inside Cumbernauld depot during the open day event on Sunday 25th September 2016. Both vehicles are former Midland Scottish vehicles and the depot was a former Midland Scottish depot also.

E187 HSF seen ready to depart Cumbernauld and head back to GVVT on Sunday 25th September 2016.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016

This was the weekend of the 2016 GVVT open day. Again this year the event was a two day open day.  Just one of my vehicles took part again this year, E187 HSF however HSD 73V was also on display. E187 HSF completed a few journeys to the Riverside museum via the City Centre. The weather was reasonable and the weekend was great fun!

E187 HSF seen here arriving back into Broad Street after taking part in a free service into town. Photo copyright Gary Mitchelhill 08 October 2016.

E187 HSF seen at the Riverside Museum Glasgow ready to head back to the GVVT museum via the city centre. Sunday 09 October 2016.

E187 HSF awaiting next run out during 2016 GVVT open day event. Saturday 08 October 2016.

E187 HSF seen in Killermont Street outside Buchanan Bus Station. Sunday 09 October 2016.

E187 HSF is again seen in Broad Street outside GVVT with many other vehicles taking part in the event. Photo copyright Gordon Stirling Sunday 09 October 2016.

E187 HSF is again seen in Killermont Street outside Buchanan bus station. Sunday 09 October 2016.

WLT 835 Ex Clydeside Scottish Routemaster seen back on the streets of Glasgow. Sunday 09 October 2016.

E187 HSF seen heading back into GVVT garage after open weekend. Sunday 09 October 2016.

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