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Site Last Updated: 21 October 2014

 
WELCOME TO THE THAMES VALLEY & GREAT WESTERN OMNIBUS TRUST
 

The 446 Appeal: A Unique Thames Valley Survivor Saved

Following generous support of our 446 Appeal, the Trust has successfully completed the purchase of Thames Valley 446 (DBL 154).

The 1946 Bristol K6A was officially handed over to the Trust by Ward Jones - its owner for 43 years - in a ceremony at Slough railway station on Sunday 19th October. We are extremely grateful to those who have helped to secure the future of this unique Thames Valley survivor so that current and future generations may enjoy it and learn from it. 
 
Find out more about the appeal, and future plans for 446, here.

 

Great Western Heritage Weekend: Road Motors Return to Slough

TV&GWOT provided free bus services on former Great Western Road Motors routes in the Thames Valley on 18/19 October, in support of First Great Western's Heritage Weekend.
 
Our 1927 Guy FBB was joined by a selection of Thames Valley vehicles and other appropriate traction to recreate two former Road Motors routes from Slough, to Eton and Hedgerley.
 
Our operation complemented several heritage railway events along the Great Western main line towards Paddington, including the running of the Great Western Society's Steam Railmotor, No. 93.

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

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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