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23 April 2017

Event dates: June, July and August 2017 - Day Out with Thomas at Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway's Day Out with Thomas events are back for 2017 and now there are six dates for you to chose from.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017 and
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August

For more details and to book your tickets please visit the Caledonian Railway website.

As before there will also be a free classic bus service from Bridge of Dun station which will chase Thomas as it leaves the station and then goes on to House of Dun, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Montrose High Street and Montrose Railway Station.

Classic bus timetable (services may be altered or suspended without prior notice. The classic bus may not be suitable for passengers with special travelling needs).


22 April 2017

Event date: 8 July 2017 - Xplore Dundee Open Day

This year's Xplore Dundee Open Day will take place on Saturday 8 July 2017 with bus tours, vehicle displays, stalls, refreshments and more.

Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society, custodians of the largest collection of local public transport vehicles and memorabilia, will once again be attending this event - the only professionally organised bus event of its type held in the city.

27 March 2017

Vehicle updates: WTS272T, WTS276T, WBW735X and M953XES

We may have lost an hour with the clocks 'springing' forward but there's still plenty of work taking place on five vehicles at the moment.

Volvo Ailsa WTS272T - the paintwork is being spruced up by Brian Robertson in preparation for the start of the 2017 rally season. The oil sump is being changed and some outstanding interior work completed.

Volvo Ailsa WTS276T - restoration work continues with a view to the bus receiving a full repaint soon. We have also raided our two crates of Ailsa spares to help find some parts that are no longer available.

Leyland National WBW735X - with a number of mechanical issues tackled the interior got some attention with the seat frames and legs being painted and the floor prepared for a repaint as well. The front step is also part-way through being refurbished.

Leyland Olympian M953XES - now safely undercover and adopted by two of our members the interior of the bus was given a thorough clean and the destination display equipment tested. We'll either need to go on a long journey or reprogram it at some stage! Thanks as well to George for helping with some mechanical issues.

Oh and if you are counting we're not allowed to say what the fifth vehicle is at present...

14 March 2017

Vehicle updates: OAG535H and M953XES

Monday 13 March saw stalled restoration project 1969 Leyland Leopard OAG535H (new to Western SMT) leave our premises and transferred to Bathgate where restoration will get underway once again. A number of people have carried out work on this (now) tow wagon over the years but sadly never to a final conclusion and so we are delighted that this project should be seen back on the road in the not to distant future.

As a result this freed up a space indoors and 1995 Leyland Olympian M953XES (new to Strathtay Scottish) was moved inside for some outstanding work to be completed.

7 March 2017

Gallery of Trucking Images

We have recently been sent a link to a collection of images of various types of vintage trucks and lorries across the 20th century, with some of them dating back to around the turn of the 20th century. There are all kinds of makes and models included and even a compilation of buses and farm vehicles can also be found within.

It’s definitely been a labour of love to assemble and the collection can be found by clicking here.

There are links to many more photograph collections and other useful resources on our Links page and if you know of further useful additions please get in touch with us through our Contact page.

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