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Trips 2019 & 2018
Our proposed trips for 2019 (pdf document): trips2019.pdf

Our trips for 2018 is here (pdf document):Word Pro - trips2018.pdf

Trips 2017 (archive)
Our list of trips for 2017 can be found here trips2017.pdf

Trips 2016 (archive)
Our list of trips for 2016 is here (.pdf document):

Trips 2015 (archive)
Our 2015 programme is here:


Sat 25 Apr - Rally & Running Day at Quorn, Great Central Railway. TRIP CANCELLED due to insufficient support (we went by car!).

Sun 3 May - Vintage & Transport Fair, Llandudno

Sun 17 May - Potteries Rally & Running Day, Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 31 May - Kirkby, Merseyside - North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Open Day

Sun 21 Jun - Peak Park Bus Gathering & Running Day, Rowsley, Derbyshire

Sun 9 Aug - Avon Valley Railway Bristol - Bus Rally & Running Day

Trips 2014-Archived
Sun 16 Mar Visit (with WMTC) to R Burdett collection, Coventry
Sat 26 Apr Bus Rally & Running Day, Quorn (Great Central Rly) CANCELLED due to insufficient support
Sun 4 May Llandudno Festival of Transport*#
Sun_18 May Potteries Bus Rally & Running Day
Sun_15 Jun Peak Pk Bus Gathering, Rowsley, Peak Rail, Derbys.
Sun_29 Jun Bloxham Steam Rally, nr Banbury*#
Sun_27 Jul Sandtoft Gathering, Trolleybus Museum Doncaster*#
Sun_10 Aug Avon Valley Railway Open Day, Bristol#
Sun 31 Aug Rhyl Air Show, North Wales#
Sun_ 7 Sep Trans-Lancs Transport Show, Heaton Pk Manchester
Sun 21 Sep ‘Showbus 2014’, Duxford*
Sun 5 Oct Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Birkenhead
Sat 25 Oct Blackpool (for illuminations)#
Sun 14 Dec ‘Santa Special 2014’ - Llangollen Steam Railway*#

Trips 2013 - Archived
Sun 17 Mar 'Open Day' at Aldridge  (Aston Manor) Museum
Sun 5 May Llandudno Transport Festival
Sun 12 May 'Open Day' at Aldridge (Aston Manor) Museum
Sun  19 May Potteries Rally at Wedgwood Visitor Centre
Sun 16 Jun 'Peak Park' bus rally & running day, Rowsley, Derbyshire
Sun 23 Jun Brownhills Canal Festival
Sun 7 Jul Llangollen Railway Bus Rally, N Wales
Sun 14 Jul Telford Shuttles, Shropshire
Sun 11 Aug Avon Valley Railway Bus Rally & Running Day, Bristol
Sun 18 Aug The First Aldridge Coach Rally
Sun 1 Sep Trans-Lancs Rally, Heaton Park Manchester
Sun 22 Sep 'Showbus 2013' at Long Marston
Sun 6 Oct Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Birkenhead
Sun 27 Oct we supported the West Midland Transport Circle on their Route Tour of Wolverhampton trolleybus Routes
Sat 2 Nov Blackpool (for illuminations)
Sun 15 Dec 'Santa Special 2013', Nene Valley Railway, Wansford

Trips 2012 - Archived
Our provisional list of trips in 2012 is here...


Trips 2011 - Archived
you can download our 2011 Trips List here:trips2011.pdf

9 Jan 'Winter Wanderer Running Day' Hanley Bus Station
13 Mar Running Day, Aston Manor Transport Museum
27 Mar 'Spring Transport Festival', Manchester Museum of Transport
1 May Rushden Cavalcade and Country Fair, Northants
8 May Potteries Rally, Wedgewood Centre
11 Jun 2236 40th Birthday tour, Manchester
19 Jun Peak Park Bus Gathering, Rowsley (Peak Rail)
26 Jun Brownhills Canal Festival
10 Jul Bus Rally & Running Day, Toddington (G&W Railway)
31 Jul 'Sandtoft Gathering', Trolleybus Museum near Doncaster
7 Aug Rhyl Air Show & Tom's Birthday
13 Aug Ecclesbourne Railway (joint trip with West Midland Transport Circle)
4 Sep Trans Lancs Bus Show, Heaton Park, Manchester
18 Sep 'Showbus 2011' Duxford, Cambridgeshire
2 Oct Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Birkenhead
16 Oct THE LAST Running Day, Aston Manor Transport Museum (now closed)
29 Oct Blackpool (for Illuminations)
4 Dec 'Xmas Cracker', Manchester Museum of Transport
11 Dec '2011 Santa Special' (Welshpool & Llanfair railway)

Trips 2010 - Archived

Sun 28 Mar: Spring Tranport Festival, Manchester*

Sun 25 Apr: visit to 4738 Group, Bewdley - CANCELLED!

Sun 2 May: Llandudno (for Transport Festival)*

Sun 9 May: Potteries Bus Rally & Running Day, Wedgwood Centre

Sun 16 May: 50 years of rear-engined buses in Manchester - CANCELLED due to lack of support

Sun 13 Jun: Transport Nostalgia, Toddington (Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway)*

Sun 4 Jul: Derby Bus Rally & running day, Derby University

Sun 1 Aug: Bus Running Day, Gladstone Pottery, Stoke

Sun 15 Aug: SELNEC BUS Event, East Lancs Railway, Bury - CANCELLED (bus unavailable)

Sun 5 Sep: Trans-Lancs Rally, Heaton Park, Manchester

Sun 19 Sept: Sheffield Rally, Meadowhall Centre

Sun 26 Sept: SHOWBUS 2010, Duxford*

Sun 3 Oct: Joint Event with WMTC - Tour of the old Walsall Trolleybus Routes - 40 Years after the original tour

Sun 10 Oct: 'Fleetline 50', Wythall Bus Museum*

Sat 30 Oct: Blackpool for illuminations

Sun 5 Dec: 'Xmas Cracker' event, Manchester*

Sun 12 Dec: 'Santa Special 2010' (probably Llangollen Steam Railway)*

Trips 2009 - Archived

CANCELLED Sun 12 Apr-  Midlands Festival of Transport, Weston Park*

Sun 3 May - Festival of Transport, Llandudno*

Sun 10 May - Potteries Rally and Running Day, Wedgwood Centre, Stoke.

Sun 14 Jun - Rally and Running Day, Chasewater Railway, Brownhills.

Sun 28 Jun - 'Totally Transport', South Shore, Blackpool.

Sun 26 Jul - 1970's Day, Birmingham & Midlands Transport Museum, Wythall*

Sun 2 Aug - Bus Running Day, Gladstone Pottery, Stoke.

Sun 9 Aug - Coventry (joint trip with West Midland Transport Circle).

Sun 6 Sep - Trans-Lancs Rally, Heaton Park, Manchester.

Sun 20 Sep - Sheffield Rally, Meadowhall Centre.

Sun 27 'Showbus 2009' , Duxford*

Sat 24 Oct - Blackpool for Illuminations.

Sun 1 Nov - 'SELNEC 40' Event, Manchester.

Sun 6 Dec - 'Christmas Cracker', Manchester Museum of Transport*

Sun 13 Dec - 'Santa special 09', Midland Railway Centre, Butterley*

* - events so marked usually have a separate venue admission charge

Please note, Telford Bus Group is a Preservation Society, NOT a commercial operator.

Trips 2008 - Archived!

Mon 5 May: Birkenhead for Tramway Museum/Liverpool

Sun 11 May: Potteries Rally and Running Day, Wedgewood Centre*

CANCELLED Sun 25 May: Echills Wood Miniature Railway, Kingsbury Water Park

Sun 8 Jun: Alf Tunstall Bus Rally, Froghall, Churnet Valley Railway

Sun 15 Jun: Bus Rally & Running Day, Chasewater Railway

Sun 27 July: Sandoft Gathering, Trolleybus Museum (nr Doncaster)*

Sun 3 Aug: Bus Running Day, Crewe Heritage Centre

Sat 9 Aug: WMTC trip to Bromyard, Kington & Shobdon.

Sun 17 Aug: Ruddington

Sun 7 Sept: Trans-Lancs Rally, Heaton Park, Manchester

Sun 14 Sep: Sheffield Rally, Meadowhall Centre

Sun 28 Sep: Showbus, Duxford*

Sat 25 Oct: Blackpool

Sun 14 Dec: 2008 Santa Special*

* - events so marked usually have a separate venue admission charge

Please note, Telford Bus Group is a Preservation Society, NOT a commercial operator.

For more information please visit our website:

Trips 2007 - archived!

Date             Destination/Event                                       

Sun 6 May: Festival of Transport & Victorian Fair, Llandudno *

Sun 13 May: Sandwell Rally, West Bromwich.

Sun 20 May: Potteries Rally, Wedgewood Centre.                           

Sun 17 Jun: 'Wiggly Worm' rally, Chasewater Railway.

Sun 24 Jun: '2 Museums Day' (Aston Manor/Wythall).

Sun 08 Jul: Vintage Vehicle Rally, Walsall Arboretum. 

Sat 14 Jul: Village Green Motors & Titley Junction Centenary (Herefordshire)* 

Sat 11 Aug: CANCELLED: PM visit to Wythall (joint event with the WMTC)                                

Sun 26 Aug: Steam Fair, Stapleford*

Sun 02 Sep: Trans-Lancs Rally, Manchester.

Sun 09 Sep: Sheffield Rally, Meadowhall.                                

Sun 16 Sep: SHOWBUS 2007, Duxford* 

Sun 30 Sep: Potteries Running Day.

Sun 14 Oct: 'Midland Birthday Bash' BaMMOT, Wythall*                              

Sat 27 Oct: Blackpool for Illuminations                                            

Sun 9 Dec: 'Santa Special 2007' - Llangollen Steam Railway       

* - events so marked usually have a separate venue admission charge

Trips 2006 - Archived!

Date             Destination/Event                                       

Sun 13 April: Rhyl & Llandudno (for Transport Festival*)               

Sun 14 May: Potteries Rally, Wedgewood Centre*                                  

Sun 18 Jun: Welshpool Transport Festival*                                

Sun 09 Jul: Transport Show, Walsall Arboretum*                                       

Sun 30 Jul: 'Sandtoft Gathering' at Trolleybus museum nr Doncaster* 

Sun 13 Aug: 1st Shropshire Bus & Coach Show, Dudmaston Hall*

Sat 19 Aug: pm visit to North Birmingham Busways depot (organised by West Midland Transport Circle)

Sun 27 Aug: tba

Sun 03 Sep: Trans-Lancs Rally, Manchester                                 

Sun 10 Sep: Sheffield Rally, Meadowhall Centre                           

Sun 24 Sep: SHOWBUS 2006, Duxford*                                        

Sun 15 Oct: 'Manchester 100' event, GMTS*                                     

Sat 28 Oct: Blackpool for Illuminations                                            

Sun 17 Dec: 'Santa Special 2006' Welshpool & Llanfair Railway*                  

* - events so marked usually have a seperate venue admission charge

Trips 2005 - Archived!

Date             Destination/Event                                       Rostered vehicle

Sat 09 April: Cadeby Railway Centre, nr Hinckley                             2236

Sat 07 May: Rear-engined rally, Manchester Museum of Transport  2236            

Sun 08 May: Sandwell Rally, West Bromwich                                   724

Sun 15 May: Potteries Rally, Wedgewood Centre                            724

Sun 12 Jun: Barry Rally, Cardiff                                                       2236

Sun 19 Jun: 'Wiggly Worm' Rally, Chasewater                                 2236

CANCELLED Sun 26 Jun: 'Totally Blackpool' (South Shore) rally     724 Trip Cancelled!

Sun 03 Jul: Vintage Rally, Coors Centre, Burton-on-Trent*               2236

Sun 17 Jul: Free Shuttle Service, Telford Steam Railway*                2236

Sun 31 Jul: 'Midland Red 100' at B'ham Bus Museum, Wythall*        ?

CANCELLED: 'Stratford Busfest', Stratford racecourse                   2236 Event Cancelled!

Sun 28 Aug: Bedford Gathering, Huntington Racecourse*                724

Sun 04 Sep: Trans-Lancs Rally, Manchester                                  2236

Sun 11 Sep: Sheffield Rally, Meadowhall Centre                            2236

Sun 18 Sep: SHOWBUS 2005, Duxford                                         2236

Sat 29 Oct: Blackpool for Illuminations                                            2236

Sun 11 Dec: 'Santa Special'  Llangollen Railway                     2236 or 724

* - events so marked usually have a seperate venue admission charge



2004 Trips - Archived!

This was the 2004 Trip List!

Sat 1 May: Albert Dock, Liverpool (model rail show same day)

Sun 9 May: Sandwell Historic Vehicle Show, Sandwell Valley Park, West Bromwich

Sun 16 May: Potteries Rally at the Wedgwood Centre, near Stoke on Trent

Mon 31 May: '2 Museums Day' Aston Manor Transport Museum (buses to Wythall)

Sun 20 June: 'Steam' event (trains and traction engines) Stapleford Miniature Railway, Melton Mowbray

Sun 4 July: (cancelled-115 was sold on 27 June) Vintage Rally, Coors' visitor centre (Bass Museum) Burton-on-Trent

Sun 18 July: Free Shuttles, Model & Narrow Gauge Railway Gala, Telford Steam Railway, Horsehay, Telford

Sun 25 July: Llangollen and Bala Lake Railway, mid-Wales

Sun 8 August: 'Blackpool Movin' - visit to Blackpool on a rally day

Sat 14 August: West Midland Transport Circle afternoon visit to Chase Buses, Chasetown, Staffordshire - TBG members welcome

Sun 15 August: Walsall Transport Show, Walsall Arboretum

Sun 29 August: '100 Years of West Riding Transport', Wakefield

Sun 5 September: Trans-Lancs Rally, Heaton Park, Manchester

Sun 26 September: EFE Showbus, Duxford

Sat 9 October: ‘Big Orange’ event, (celebration of several anniversaries) Manchester Museum of Transport

Sun 10 October: ‘Midland Red Centenary’ event, Birmingham Bus Museum, Wythall

Sat 23 October: Blackpool for Illuminations & Trams

Sun 12 December: 2004 Santa Special (Great Central Railway)

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