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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We had a tidy up of outland rd today. A new lock as been fitted to the toilet block, we can now keep it clean and usable. Thanks to Dan father in law for fitting.
Thanks to Nick for some more strimming of the undergrowth
7552 also had a run out of rally running timings
Great news.... 283 has been started up and assessed by P.C.B.S. Lots of minor faults found and to be fixed but it is now running smoothly, starting straight on the button. The chassis is in good shape, very little corrosion. The bonnet was however badly corroded,so another one is being sourced.
It was thought that having this one back up and roadworthy was the best use of group funds as it will be very economical and just the right size for group trips and visits most of the time.
We are very grateful for Richard Stevens and his team at Plymouth Citybus for hosting and helping us put together our 1st attempt at putting on a rally. We were blessed with beautiful blue skies and a very hot sun (miracle for august bank holiday!) An early start to get buses fuelled and in place ready for the public to veiw. A big Thankyou to our members who gave up their day to man our stall and keep the buses on the move. Especailly Ralph Ellis who i don't think left to despatch stops all day making sure the services left correctly, Citybus staff who helped as marshalls around the site. Vehicle owners who travelled from all over the region to make the day a success.
We carried 1892 passenger journeys to the Barbican, Hoe, tamar bridge and Royal William Yard....... More news and stories to follow plus alot more images. Any photos welcome. send to webmaster.@plymouthcitytransport.co.uk
SAT 21ST SEPTEMBER
KINGSBRIDGE RUNNING DAY. WE WILL BE ATTENDING WITH LEYLAND ATLANTEAN 131 AND BRISTOL LH 1557 DEPATING OUTLAND RD 08.15
SUN 29TH SEPTEMBER
SHOW BUS WITH TAMAR COACHES. (awaiting depature time,but it'll still be dark!!!)
SAT 26TH OCTOBER
P.C.T.P.G AGM AT OUTLAND RD DEPOT 9 A.M. FOLLOWED BY MEMBERS ONLY TRIP ON TAMAR COACHES LEYLAND LEPOARD CSU TO DARTMOOR FOR LUNCH
1557 WILL BE PICKING UP FROM THE BARRIER AT MILEHOUSE DEPOT AT 08.00 AND ASTOR FIELD AT 08.10
131 WILL BE LEAVING OUTLAND RD AT 08.15 AND PICK UP ASTOR FIELD AT 08.25