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CBPS/WNPG news update for June 2019

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Here we are nearly half way through the year and we are preparing to attend quite a few events this summer culminating with the visit to the Isle of Wight in October.

The annual Royal Blue Coach Run takes place this month starting on Friday 21 June in Birmingham so this required a full safety check to be carried out on Bristol RELHRear-engined single-decker bus or single-decker coach chassis built by Bristol Commercial Vehicles 1962 until 1982; widely considered most successful of first generation rear-engined single-decker buses; available in low (for bus) or high (for coach) versions; eventually totalled five variants: RELL and RELH (long), RESL and RESH (short), and REMH (maximum length) 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 (OTA 632G1969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460) Royal Blue coach by Steve and Derek so that she could attend the three day event.This has been done and she's ready to go. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for May 2019

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Well things are a bit quieter in May thank goodness after a frantic April. I am very pleased to report that our Easter Sunday Penzance Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information was the most successful yet with the amount of passenger journey's up again on the previous year. So a big thank you to all vehicle owners for providing the free transport for the day, all the helpers selling programmes, the marshals and backroom staff for getting all routes and paperwork sorted for the event. Also a big thank you to all of you who turned up on the day and purchased a programme which helps us to put on the event. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for March/April 2019

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Well I don't know what happened to March month but we were busy. Now in April preparing for our Penzance Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information on Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019. Vehicles under our banner to attend are: Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline.'s 1141 (AFJ 706T), 1226November 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)/38873 November 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)(LFJ 873WNovember 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)), 1098 (PTT 98R), Volvo Olympian 803 (K803 ORL), Bristol RERear-engined single-decker bus or single-decker coach chassis built by Bristol Commercial Vehicles 1962 until 1982; widely considered most successful of first generation rear-engined single-decker buses 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 (OTA 632G1969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460), Dennis Dart 401Badgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG (L401 VCVBadgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG), Bristol LHSBristol LH chassis range introduced in spring 1968, 3 variants: LHS at 26' (7.9m); 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017), Bristol LH 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG (BDV 318LRoyal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG) and Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG (S529 RWP). Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for February 2019

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Things have moved on a bit now with Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1226November 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)/38873 November 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)(LFJ 873WNovember 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)) being recovered from Devon back to west Cornwall after 10 years stored. A few things that needed looking at are being done with the main costly fix being a complete replacement exhaust system. This has been sourced and will be fitted in the next few weeks then off for an MOTMinistry of Transport test and an appearance at our Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information at Penzance on Easter Sunday. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for December 2018/January 2019

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Happy New Year to all out there in the bus/coach preservation world. Well December 2018 flew away leaving me with nothing new to report. We did meet to start planning our programme of works for 2019 especially concerning vehicles that we hope to have at Penzance on Easter Sunday for the Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for November 2018

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Well here we are nearing the end of November and the weather is reminding us where we are in the year including the short hours of daylight but hey ho, not long before the shortest day will be with us and things improve. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for September/October 2018

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Here we have the news update for September and October 2018. I am very pleased to say that Lee has been working on the site paying particular attention to the vehicles that fall under the groups umbrella. If you tap on the photograph of a particular vehicle you will find details regarding make, model, age and brief current situation status. It is our intention to keep you informed here and on Facebook of ongoing works. Thank you Lee. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for August 2018

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This August month, we attended the Carnhell Green Vintage Vehicle Rally with Bristol LHSBristol LH chassis range introduced in spring 1968, 3 variants: LHS at 26' (7.9m); 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) and Steve brought his Bristol LH 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG (BDV 318LRoyal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG). Also attending was Peter Dalley with his Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1098 (PTT 98R) and many commercial vehicles in spite of the very damp conditions that greeted us. However, there was a window of about three hours in the middle of the day for the vehicles to parade in the ring before the rain returned to curtail the day earlier than expected. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for July 2018

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I will start this news update with details of the next event that CBPSCornwall Bus Preservation Society - formed by a group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group are doing this month. We are attending St Buryan Vintage Rally on Saturday and Sunday, 28/29 July 2018 and will have several vehicles attending. At the moment LHS 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) and LH 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG (BDV 318LRoyal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG) are going with one or two others. We were hoping our VRT 1141 (AFJ 706T) would go but this has been made difficult due to youngsters getting inside the vehicle  and making as much mess as possible! If any 'friends' are interested and require a lift on either or both days, please contact the group. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for June 2018

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Well here we are almost halfway through another year. Following on from our running day and the Trevithick Day P&R in April, May was a quieter month with 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) coming out on 1st June to transport our friends and guests around on their wedding day taking the LHS back to Mousehole yet again. This was a good day with many locals delighted to see the bus running through Newlyn to and from Mousehole. Read more

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