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The Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group was formed in July 2006. Our aim is to preserve the history of local public transport through vehicle preservation and archiving of photos, documents and artifacts and making the vehicles accessible to all.

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NDR 509J RESTORATION UPDATE 2020

Work has continued on 9, and now is starting to get nearer completion. On a miserable sunday 26th jan we gave her a "blast out the cobwebs" run to Yelverton and back down Southway drive.

Having not been out for many months,we were very happy that she performed faultlessly

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GROUP EVENTS FOR 2020

 

 

SUNDAY 5TH APRIL :    LEYLAND ATLANTEAN PLYMOUTH 60TH ANNIVERSARY CITY TOUR

                                       ROYAL PARADE P&R 11.00AM - 3PM

 

SUNDAY 19TH APRIL: PENZANCE RUNNING DAY BRISTOL LH 1557 AND OTHER VEHICLES TBC

 

19TH / 21ST JUNE: PLYMOUTH MOTOR SHOW. "OAKFEST" ELBURTON RUGBY CLUB. CARS BUSES COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. STATIC ENTRANCE FROM P.C.T.P.G

                                                                 

 

4TH - 5TH JULY: PLYM VALLEY RAILWAY CLASSIC CAR COMMERCIAL SHOW

 

SUNDAY 26TH JULY: OUR PLYMOUTH BUS RALLY TBC SOON

 

SEPTEMBER: KINGSBRIDGE RUNNING DAY

SUNDAY 19TH JAN: DEPOT WORKING PARTY

We had our 1st working party of 2020. It was well attended and big thankyou to everyone who helped out. 283 was given a good clean,having passed its m.o.t ready for use this year. unused vinyl window panels were removed from 7552. Parts were removed from 42 for donation to 47 and water pipes for 458 recently brought back into  P.C.T.P.G (currently stored at Winkleigh awaiting continuing repairs) 42 will finally be removed within 2 weeks.

 

We aim to have working parties back for 1st Sunday of every month. next 2nd feb. 11am

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF DEVON'S BUS PRESERVATION

We have attended two meetings in recent months with other preservation groups in Devon. Following initial statement. Hope to fill out some details through 2020.

 

" As trustees and enthusiasts alike get older and recruitment of younger members becomes somewhat differcult. Serious questions need to be asked of a future direction.

  Other groups face similar problems and recent months there has been a desire to engage with one another to explore the possibility of achieving something on a joint scale.

  It is to early to fully explain in any detail, but two meetings have been held where the feeling was of a mutual and positive nature. Individuals from five groups have been tasked with taking things to the next stage. We will keep you all informed of its progress "

SUN MARCH 1ST GROUP TRIP OUT ON 168 AND 9

Instead of our usual 1st sunday working party, we took Atlantean 168 out to do timings on the routes chosen for the 60th Anniversary Leyland Atlantean day 5th April.

168 developed techincal problems (indicators packed up!) so we returned to outland rd and swapped to NDR 509J to carry on timings. 4 short circular routes will be run around Mount Gould, Stoke, Laira, and the Hoe/ Royal William yard  

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TUES 24TH MARCH  158 (458) WJY 758

While we were all trying to make sense of what had happened to us on  the 1st day of the Covid-19 national lockdown. Cannon recoveries of Heathfield managed to go to Winkleigh and return our latest acquisition WJY 758 to Outland rd. It'll be stored as best as we can until the time when we are free to move around again. The plan is to restore it back to original 1975 yellow livery when it was still numbered 158. Thanks to Tom Pearce for being there to photograph the arrival

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SAT 4TH APRIL  ANOTHER DEPARTURE

The ex Target Travel/Roberts mini coach B674 CBD a longtime derelic from days at Colebrook has been removed for scrapping. One day we will be able to have a working party to clear the undergrowth from that area and make better use of vehicle parking. Photos courtesy Tom Pearce

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