Days Out And About 2019

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!

Tuesday 09 April 2019

After a long winter rest, GCS 50V and E187 HSF were final ready for annual MOT test early April 2019. GCS 50V required very little work to prepare for this years test. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for E187 HSF as she required much work replacing defective air bag assemblies at the rear of the vehicle. Both vehicle went for testing on the same day, 09 April 2019. 

E187 HSF and GCS 50V are pictured outside the main shed at GVVT ready to depart to Paisley for MOT testing. Photograph Copyright Stephen O'Reilly  

Sunday 21 April 2019

Easter weekend was spent at GVVT. The weather was fantastic and I managed to get GCS 50V out for a run to Kilmacolm on the Sunday. Parked round the corner from my parents house and joined the for some lunch. This was GCS 50V first run out following her MOT at the beginning of the month. Very pleasant run with the old girl performing very well.  

GCS 50V pictured at Kilmacolm on Sunday 21 April 2019. 

Sunday 19 May 2019

Sunday 19 May 2019 was the annual Scottish Vintage Bus Museum (SVBM) Lathalmond spring open day. This year I had a choice of taking either GCS 50V or E187 HSF. In the end I decided to take E187 HSF, to enable me to return her to her SVBM home. Later in the day I took friend John Kennedy's Volvo Citybus G545 RDS from SVBM back to GVVT. The weather held up for the day and I got some photos of E187 HSF next to her modern day replacement. E187 HSF completed a couple of free runs to Saline with healthy passenger numbers on both trips. Good to see a number of  new vehicles attending this year.  Fantastic day and always a highlight of the year.

E187 HSF getting ready to depart from GVVT on Sunday 19th May 2019. 

E187 HSF is pictured at Saline Terminus after the first trip out on Sunday 19th May 2019

K Barclay Duty Card Sunday 19th May 2019. 

Old meets new. E187 HSF is pictured next to newly delivered members of the Lothian County fleet. Sunday 19th May 2019.

E187 HSF at Saline Terminus with happy owner at the wheel. Sunday 19th May 2019.

Vehicles from the First Glasgow fleet were well represented this year. Sunday 19th May 2019.

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

The 2019 West End Festival took place on Sunday 30 June 2019. Although I was unable to attend by Clydeside Scottish Leopard GCS 50V was able to participate. The West End Festival is Glasgow’s largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances. Last year over 400 events took place in 80 venues.

G750 Turning into the Riverside Museum during 2019 West End Festival. Photograph Copyright Phil Halewood. 

GCS 50V heads down Byres Road, Glasgow during 2019 West End Festival. Photograph Copyright Stephen O'Reilly. 

GCS 50V departs the Riverside Museum whilst participating in the West End Festival 2019 on Sunday 30 June 2019. Photograph Copyright Keith McGillivary. 

GCS 50V is pictured on Sunday 30 June 2019 whilst taking part in the 2019 West End Festival. Photograph Copyright Keith McGillivary. 

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2019

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2019 was the weekend of the 25th Annual Open Weekend at the Scottish Vintage bus museum, Lathalmond (SVBM). This is always one of the highlights of the year and 2019 was another successful year. Good fun weekend, this year just my Eastern Scottish Volvo Citybus E187 HSF attended. 

E187 HSF is pictured working an internal service at SVBM 17th August 2019. Photograph copyright Ewan Marshall.

A more modern former First group vehicle now preserved. SF51 YAD is pictured arriving on site. 

E187 HSF is pictured in Eastern Scottish coach livery next to modern day Volvo LP11 YBA in Lothian Country livery. Saturday 17th August 2019. 

One of the latest deliveries to Lothian Buses which can seat 100 passengers, is pictured next to a slightly smaller former Lothian vehicle. Saturday 17th August 2019. 

New arrival at SVBM this year was DMS 823 a 1951 Alexander bodies Leyland Tiger. Pictured Saturday 17th August 2019. 

Three former Edinburgh Airport buses at pictured together at SVBM on Saturday 17th August 2019. 

E187 HSF is pictured departing from Dunfermline Bus station with a free service operating back to SVBM site. Photograph taken Saturday 17th August 2019 copyright Ewan Marshall. 

Stagecoach Fife brought along two vehicle from their current operational fleet that have been repainted into Fife Scottish livery. Both are seen on Saturday 17th August 2019 at the SVBM site. 

First Glasgow have recently painted three modern day vehicles in former Glasgow Corporation liveries. Two were present at the SVBM open weekend looking very smart indeed. 

The Glasgow Line up was complete with a Leyland Atlantean wearing SPT livery and a new ADL Enviro 400 City vehicle wearing Glasgow Airport livery. Photographs taken Saturday 17th August 2019.