Telford Bus Group
Telford Bus Group was established in the early
1990s to bring together some preserved bus owners and local bus
enthusiasts. The members comprise bus owners and supporters, some of who
are actively involved in upkeep and restoration of vehicles, but most
simply support the others' efforts by travelling to bus rallies or other
events around the country in the summer months on our day trips. The
membership have a general transport interest and our days out normally
cater for this, taking in bus rallies, preserved railways or other
transport-related or heritage events, also the occasional trip to a
We have members from all parts of the UK and even
abroad! Our members' classic vehicles are regular supporters of the UK
bus rally scene.
The Group has a special interest in the Bedford
VAL coach (the only mass-produced twin-steer coach chassis) - the
Group has a number of members who own a VAL (or more!) and these make
regular appearances at Rallies and Transport Shows around the country.
Types of vehicle currently used on our trips include:
1971 Daimler Fleetline (new to SELNEC, later Greater Manchester PTE)
1972 Bedford VAL70/Duple Viceroy 37 (new to Langley Coach Company, Slough) - currently off the road
We occasionally use other member's vehicles on our
days out. Our Trips are open to all members and pick up in Telford,
Brownhills, Pelsall, Walsall and other convenient places by arrangement.
So if you live in any of these areas and would like an interesting day
out in the summer - get in touch with us now!
Telford Bus Group relies on donations for most of it's income. The
Group has a Sales Stand which is taken to most bus rallies (where
permitted) – this is our major fund-raising activity, so if you have any
bus or railway bits and pieces destined for the bin, STOP – we can make
use of them! Any donated items are much appreciated as every bit helps
to keep our vehicles going.
We sell a huge range of second-hand
magazines including Buses, Bus & Coach Preservation, Coach & Bus
Week (CBW), Bus & Coach Professional, Coach Mart, Route One, Motor
Industry Management, Preserved Bus, Bus & Coach Buyer, Bus Fayre,
Railway Magazine, Steam Railway, Modern Railways, Modern Railways
Pictorial, Classic Buses Focus, Classic Truck Focus, Classic &
Commercial Vehicle, Rail, Rail Enthusiast, Traction, Steam World,
Heritage Railway, Back Track, Rail Express, Model Rail, Model Engineer;
we usually have a good selection of back-issues of these publications
when we attend rallies.
We also sell photographs of buses, trucks, trains, trams, planes and ships - anything transport-related.
Please contact us if you wish to donate any items to our Sales Stand. Thank you!