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
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
Today we held our A.G.M at Outland rd, which was well attended. Dan Marker will sent out a copy of the meeting minutes. The committee asked to stay on and were duly voted in.
Then followed a trip to Plume of Feathers in CSU 938 for the very nice carvery with 18 members in attendance. We then came back via Merrivale and Tavistock
We have received news from Australia about some of our Plymouth city transport Atlanteans.
PDR2 230 JJY630G which had been stored with forest minatures railway transport group in New |South Wales has been sold to Bills Burgers of Brisbane, who had it completely rebulit by Van Demons as "Australia's first double decker burger bar!" Although changed forever, at least it will survive on the road for many more years. I believe forest minitures must still own 229 JJY629G.
PDR 234 JJY634G which was operating with Dee Decker Tours also has been through the same treatment at Van Demons now as Woolworths advertising (don't think that is our Woolies).
East Lanc 159 ODV 203W was another Van Demons conversion, now the Crunchy Waffles of Brisbane. It will be seen at outdoor events with 230, Group trip i hear you say!
Vehicles can be viewed at....vandemons.com.au
Also for sale on Australian Gumtree is 228 JJY 628G, as a motorhome project