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Site Last Updated: 15 October 2014

 
WELCOME TO THE THAMES VALLEY & GREAT WESTERN OMNIBUS TRUST
 

Next Event: Great Western Heritage Weekend, 18/19th October

TV&GWOT will be providing free bus services on former Great Western Road Motors routes from Slough, as part of First Great Western's Heritage Weekend.

A selection of Thames Valley vehicles will be in action alongside our 1927 Great Western Road Motors Guy FBB. These will compliment heritage rail services in the area, including rides on the former Brentford branch line using Great Western Steam Railmotor No.93.

Further details are given here.

External links:

Didcot Railway Centre

First Great Western

Kingsbridge Running Day: A Record Turnout for 2014

Over 5,200 passenger journeys were recorded at our running day in Kingsbridge on September 20th, when 32 vehicles recreated routes through Devon's picturesque South Hams. 

The public were able to ride on buses and coaches dating from 1933 through to 1992, offering an opportunity to experience and compare road transport history from across the ages.

For a flavour of the day, visit our Workshop Blog

The 446 Appeal: Saving a Unique Thames Valley Survivor

Following generous support for our public appeal, we are now confident that the Trust's purchase of Thames Valley 446 (DBL 154) will go ahead. Thank you to all those who have given so generously to ensure the 1946 Bristol K6A will have a secure and active future in the Thames Valley, under charitable ownership.
 
446 will be among the vehicles operating on our free Thames Valley bus services this weekend (18/19 October), centred around Slough, as part of TV&GWOT's support of the Great Western Heritage Weekend. We hope that a handover ceremony will be forthcoming at the end of operations on the Sunday.

Click here to visit our 446 Appeal page.

Principal TV&GWOT Events 2015

19 April Penzance VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.

19-21 June

Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Run

A recreation of some traditional express coach routes.


02 August

Thames Valley 100

Celebrating the centenary of the start of bus services between Reading and Maidenhead by the forerunners of the Thames Valley Traction Company


19 September

Kingsbridge 7'6" Vintage Bus Running Day

Free vintage bus services in the South Hams, Devon

 

 

 

 

  

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