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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Garage

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Garage GVVT is a charity supporting the preservation of commercial vehicles at Bridgeton Garage, Glasgow.

Operating as usual

What was your preferred choice, Corpy or Kelvin?
22/01/2023

What was your preferred choice, Corpy or Kelvin?

This week for  we feature 4 Central Scottish images from the early 80s from the camera of GVVT member John Sinclair. At ...
19/01/2023

This week for we feature 4 Central Scottish images from the early 80s from the camera of GVVT member John Sinclair. At Bridgeton Garage we have a Central Dominator, plus a y-type Leopard and a t-type Seddon representing the Central story.

Your brand new Winter 2022/23 edition of Fare Stage will be dropping into your email inboxes just now. remember to check...
16/01/2023

Your brand new Winter 2022/23 edition of Fare Stage will be dropping into your email inboxes just now. remember to check your junk mail folders in case it's in there. As per usual, there is a choice of low or high resolution versions to download. Those members who have requested a paper copy will receive it in the post as soon as it has returned from printing.

We're delighted to have featured in a recent edition of CBW trade magazine!
15/01/2023

We're delighted to have featured in a recent edition of CBW trade magazine!

Best ever year for GVVT

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust has had its most successful year yet, with increasing visitor numbers and the post-pandemic resurgence of its community and social outreach programme, reports Nick Larkin

https://cbwmagazine.com/best-ever-year-for-gvvt/

For  this week we head to wonderful world of Cumbernauld, captured by Ray Bignall of the RVPT whilst passing through the...
12/01/2023

For this week we head to wonderful world of Cumbernauld, captured by Ray Bignall of the RVPT whilst passing through the Town Centre in May 1990. A varied selection of vehicles could be seen, Kelvin Central the main operator, with competition from Strathclyde, Crainey's and Canavan. The lush greenery on the right has now been replaced with a Tesco Extra store!

Good evening!Coming to an email inbox near you in the next few days will be the latest issue of Fare Stage! Here's a sne...
11/01/2023

Good evening!
Coming to an email inbox near you in the next few days will be the latest issue of Fare Stage! Here's a sneak peek of the front cover, this time featuring the Western Leyland National 2 in picturesque Carmunnock.

Have you got a nice new diary or GVVT Calendar with lots of blank spaces? Make sure you add our 2023 events so you don't...
10/01/2023

Have you got a nice new diary or GVVT Calendar with lots of blank spaces? Make sure you add our 2023 events so you don't miss them. We've got Guided Tours, Open Sundays, West End Bus Fest and our main Open Weekend in October. Full details can be found on our website events page. GVVT.org/events

Next Saturday, 14th January, is our first guided tour of 2023. Our expert guides will show you around our home and show ...
07/01/2023
Vintage bus collection at the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT)-Bridgeton, Scotland

Next Saturday, 14th January, is our first guided tour of 2023. Our expert guides will show you around our home and show you the vehicles in our collection! Choose from our regular tour or our Family one with more interaction to keep the little ones interested! Only £5 adult/£3 child gvvt.org/guided-tours for more info and to book.

Here is a full collection of all the vehicles at the GVVT. You can find more information about each individual vehicle using the official GVVT website (linke...

For  this week we have a selection of Volvo Citybus photos from the camera of GVVT member Donald MacRae, featuring the c...
05/01/2023

For this week we have a selection of Volvo Citybus photos from the camera of GVVT member Donald MacRae, featuring the classy Alexander body to the unique Marshall effort.

Bridgeton Bus Garage Building ManagerWe are delighted to introduce Brian Jackson, our brand new building manager for Bri...
05/01/2023

Bridgeton Bus Garage Building Manager

We are delighted to introduce Brian Jackson, our brand new building manager for Bridgeton Bus Garage, who started with us on 4th January. He is seen being welcomed to the garage by Martin Walker (on the right) who is our trustee responsible for the building.

This a big commitment for the Trust. But it's also exciting times with a variety of projects and activities to undertake about the garage. We really look forward to having Brian as part of our team and being able to draw on his wide breadth of skills and expertise for the benefit of the Trust and its members.

Steven Booth
Chairman
For and on behalf of the trustees of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

You may remember the yellow and red Malta bus that was part of the GVVT collection for many years. It returned to it's o...
04/01/2023

You may remember the yellow and red Malta bus that was part of the GVVT collection for many years. It returned to it's original owners in Malta a few years ago and this is the result, doesn't it look amazing. Worth booking a holiday just to ride on it!

If Santa didn't bring you a calendar at Christmas, and you have a big empty wall, we have a handful of our Official GVVT...
03/01/2023

If Santa didn't bring you a calendar at Christmas, and you have a big empty wall, we have a handful of our Official GVVT calendars remaining. Less than a tenner, including P&P. See gvvt.org/shop to get yours, while stocks last!

We'd like to thank everyone who has visited us, supported our events, volunteered with us, and helped make 2022 our most...
31/12/2022
Membership - Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

We'd like to thank everyone who has visited us, supported our events, volunteered with us, and helped make 2022 our most successful year yet!

2022 gave us our highest number of visitors to the garage in any one year as well as the highest number of passenger journeys made on our free bus services.

Our Open Weekend was one of the busiest on record both in terms of visitors and passengers carried. Over 3000 visitors came to see us over the weekend.

Nearly 650 visitors to the garage were on guided tours.

The West End Bus Fest was the busiest ever with the highest number of passenger journeys recorded for that event, and that was without any West End Festival taking place!

If you'd like to be part of our success story in 2023 why not become a member support the GVVT and it's goals. gvvt.org/membership

Happy New Year!

Joining the GVVT is one way you can support the work of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. You don’t require to have any experience in vehicle restoration, or even own a vehicle to become a member! The garage is open to members on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday when you are welcome to co...

We've not had a  for a while, here's some classic winter shots from the camera of Donald MacRae to brighten up a dull da...
29/12/2022

We've not had a for a while, here's some classic winter shots from the camera of Donald MacRae to brighten up a dull day! We'd love to see any photos you have of buses in the snow.

It's the Winter Gala at Bo'ness today. Bridgeton-based KCB Volvo N94 0GG is providing the free shuttle bus from Linlithg...
29/12/2022

It's the Winter Gala at Bo'ness today. Bridgeton-based KCB Volvo N94 0GG is providing the free shuttle bus from Linlithgow Station to Bo'ness. A great wee day out!

A reminder of our Winter Diesel Gala shuttle bus service from Linlithgow station to Bo’ness on 29/12/22.
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Got some spare time and wondering what to do this week, how about a Guided Tour of Bridgeton Bus Garage? Over 140 buses,...
27/12/2022

Got some spare time and wondering what to do this week, how about a Guided Tour of Bridgeton Bus Garage? Over 140 buses, fire engines and commercial vehicles to see. Only £5ad/£3ch! Spaces available Wednesday and Thursday. More details and to book at gvvt.org/guided-tours

24/12/2022

We'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. To our members, visitors and supporters, thank you for supporting the GVVT throughout the year. We are open for guided tours next week and these can be booked on our website GVVT.org/guided-tours

This Saturday we'll have a pop-up shop at Bridgeton Bus Garage from 12-2pm. If you'd like to purchase our 2023 calendar,...
15/12/2022

This Saturday we'll have a pop-up shop at Bridgeton Bus Garage from 12-2pm. If you'd like to purchase our 2023 calendar, bus mugs, GVVT books and other souvenirs you can save on postage and buy them at the Garage, card payments only. If you'd like to order from our online shop, we suggest ordering by lunchtime Friday for delivery before Christmas. See gvvt.org/shop for the full range.

If you are planning on making any Amazon purchases please consider shopping through this link. Simply shop at smile.amaz...
13/12/2022

If you are planning on making any Amazon purchases please consider shopping through this link. Simply shop at smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC034066 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile will give a donation to Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust at no extra cost to you.

We’re 20 today! On December 9, 2002 our five founders — Ian Walker, Iain MacGregor, Paul Adams, Ian Short and Martin Den...
09/12/2022

We’re 20 today! On December 9, 2002 our five founders — Ian Walker, Iain MacGregor, Paul Adams, Ian Short and Martin Denman — signed the constitution document, marking the birth of the Trust. The rest is proud history.
Pictures from the book, Bridgeton by Bridgeton, available from our online store, gvvt.org/shop

Want to avoid the stresses of Christmas Shopping? Just don't bother and come and have a guided tour of Bridgeton Bus Gar...
09/12/2022

Want to avoid the stresses of Christmas Shopping? Just don't bother and come and have a guided tour of Bridgeton Bus Garage! Home to over 140 buses, coaches, fire engines and commercial vehicles. Spaces available Saturday at 2pm! gvvt.org/guided-tours for more information.

Our latest arrival at Bridgeton Bus Garage.
07/12/2022

Our latest arrival at Bridgeton Bus Garage.

These fine ex-Hutchison of Overtown buses are just 3 of the 140 preserved vehicles you can see on our guided tours of Br...
03/12/2022

These fine ex-Hutchison of Overtown buses are just 3 of the 140 preserved vehicles you can see on our guided tours of Bridgeton Bus Garage. Our next tours are on 10 Dec. For more details and to book see gvvt.org/guided-tours

GVVT is very proud of its 'Back on the Road' social inclusion programme.  So much so we've just launched a dedicated web...
27/11/2022
HOME - Back On The Road | Skills to Restore

GVVT is very proud of its 'Back on the Road' social inclusion programme. So much so we've just launched a dedicated website for it where you can find out more about its aims. We have also launched a fundraising page for Back on the Road which you can get to by clicking the 'Support Us' button on the website. Any support you could provide would be gratefully received to help us carry on this very important work.

Skills to restore lives Back On The Road provide opportunities for those experiencing addiction to gain work experience and community Skills to restore lives Back on the Road (BotR) is a Community Interest Company (CIC), helping individuals gain volunteer experience in the restoration of vintage veh...

We've updated the news page on our website with no less than 3 new posts! Details on how to purchase our new 2023 Calend...
24/11/2022

We've updated the news page on our website with no less than 3 new posts! Details on how to purchase our new 2023 Calendar, our planned event dates for 2023 and details of our new Family Friendly Guided Tours. Check out gvvt.org/latest-news for more details.

Have you got your copy of our 2023 Calendar? 12 wonderful photos of GVVT-based vehicles out on the road. Available from ...
16/11/2022

Have you got your copy of our 2023 Calendar? 12 wonderful photos of GVVT-based vehicles out on the road. Available from the GVVT online shop for less than a tenner including postage! gvvt.org/shop

The next guided tour of our home, Bridgeton Bus Garage, is this Sunday. Over 140 buses, fire engines and commercial vehi...
14/11/2022

The next guided tour of our home, Bridgeton Bus Garage, is this Sunday. Over 140 buses, fire engines and commercial vehicles to see. For more details and to book see gvvt.org/guided-tours

Have you had a look at our online shop? You can book our Guided Tours, see our selection of books, magazines, souvenirs ...
06/11/2022

Have you had a look at our online shop? You can book our Guided Tours, see our selection of books, magazines, souvenirs and clothing, including our new Children's t-shirts. Check it out for yourself at gvvt.org/shop

This weekend saw a 'double header' of model bus events that GVVT members and the wider public took part in.  First up wa...
06/11/2022

This weekend saw a 'double header' of model bus events that GVVT members and the wider public took part in. First up was Model Bus Scotland's first annual show which took place at Bridgeton Bus Garage. Second was a longstanding event in the calendar which is the annual MBF Scotland show which takes place in Bishopton. A bus from the collection at Bridgeton made the journey to it.

Both events were highly successful and very busy with lots of happy punters. Well done to all involved in their organising.

Our guided tours of Bridgeton Bus Garage are now fully booked for tomorrow, if you've not visited our home of 140 vintag...
21/10/2022
Guided Tours - Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Our guided tours of Bridgeton Bus Garage are now fully booked for tomorrow, if you've not visited our home of 140 vintage vehicles there are more tours in November and December

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for a guided tour of Bridgeton Bus Garage, home of the GVVT. See our collection of over 120 buses, fire engines and commercial vehicles, from fully restored vehicles to those under various stages of restoration. On selected dates we’ll be opening Bridgeto...

Building friendships in our community today with a visit to the Glasgow Gurdwara and a trip out.  Well done to our volun...
16/10/2022

Building friendships in our community today with a visit to the Glasgow Gurdwara and a trip out. Well done to our volunteers.

A huge thank you to everyone who came to support our Annual Open Weekend. Visitors and vehicle owners from around the UK...
10/10/2022

A huge thank you to everyone who came to support our Annual Open Weekend. Visitors and vehicle owners from around the UK, and beyond, made this our most successful open weekend in our history. Our Open Sundays resume in the Spring, however, we still have our guided tours throughout the Autumn and Winter. gvvt.org/guided-tours for more details.

A few photos from day 1 of our 2022 Open Weekend including some of the visiting buses. It's been a great day today and w...
08/10/2022

A few photos from day 1 of our 2022 Open Weekend including some of the visiting buses. It's been a great day today and we'll be doing it all again tomorrow. Although the weather forecast isn't so great remember most of our vehicles, models and sales stall are all undercover! gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend

A little last minute today preparation for our big weekend. Ticket prices are £8 adult, £5 child or senior. Pay by card ...
07/10/2022

A little last minute today preparation for our big weekend. Ticket prices are £8 adult, £5 child or senior. Pay by card or cash on the door. Lots of visiting sales stalls and vehicles to see plus frequent free bus rides. gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend

A couple of visiting vehicles for this weekend that arrived from Cheshire and Lancashire. Doors open at 10am Saturday gv...
07/10/2022

A couple of visiting vehicles for this weekend that arrived from Cheshire and Lancashire. Doors open at 10am Saturday gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend

07/10/2022

It's not just big buses this weekend, there's some wee ones too! Hope you can join us! Doors open 10am sat and sun. gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend

If you're using one of our free buses to Bridgeton Garage this weekend, you can catch one at Riverside Museum, outside B...
06/10/2022

If you're using one of our free buses to Bridgeton Garage this weekend, you can catch one at Riverside Museum, outside Buchanan Bus Stn or on George Street, near George Square/Queen St Stn (see map).

We've had many enquiries as to what vehicles will be operating our free services and tours this weekend. The current lis...
06/10/2022

We've had many enquiries as to what vehicles will be operating our free services and tours this weekend. The current list is below, subject to vehicle availability on the day. Departure times of each tour and service will be advertised in the Garage. If you're not sure what type of bus something is, a google search of the registration will show you! gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend

Saturday buses
L446 - SGD448 GCT Leyland Titan
D217 - FYS999 GCT Daimler
L163 - SGD65 GCT Leyland Titan
17524 - LX51FOF London Dennis Trident
X771 - X771LSO First Aberdeen Volvo B7TL/ALX
1929 - EDS288A Kelvin Routemaster
RM835 - WLT835 Clydeside Routemaster
L405 - SGD407 GCT Leyland Titan
KFF - KFF586P Clyde Coast AEC Reliance
KL798 - SHH389X Western Leyland National
AH101 - G545RDS Glasgow Volvo Citybus
LA697 - HGD903L GGPTE Leyland Atlantean
B87 - TVS387 Central SMT Bristol Lodekka
LA907 - JGA189N GGPTE Leyland Atlantean
MRF120 - SMS120P Midland Dainler Fleetline
RB161 - DWG917 Alexanders Leyland Titan
VV187 - E187HSF Eastern Scottish Volvo Citybus
RM805 - B105PKS Midland MCW Metrobus
A350 - SGD500 GCT AEC Regent
69296 - SF04HXX First Glasgow Volvo B7RLE/Wright
CRG530 - AFM105B Crosville Bristol RE


Sunday buses
L446 - SGD448 GCT Leyland Titan
D217 - FYS999 GCT Daimler
L163 - SGD65 GCT Leyland Titan
Y182 - Y182BGB Hutchisons Volvo/Wright
300 - WFS300K ECT Leyland Atlantean
MPE374 - LMS374W Midland Leyland Leopard
SV494 - N94OGG KCB Volvo B10M/PS
SL664 - TSJ64S Western Leyland Leopard/Y type
RB161 - DWG917 Alexanders Leyland Titan
856 - NDL656R Lowland Bristol VRT
KFF - KFF586P Clyde Coast AEC Reliance
0277 - N277CKB MTL Volvo Olympian
PD177 - WSK509 Alexnaders Leyland Tiger Cub
LA907 - JGA189N GGPTE Leyland Atlantean
LA1204 - XUS575S Strathclyde Leyland Atlantean
RB161 - DWG917 Alexanders Leyland Titan PD2
400 - RMS400W Midland Leyland Leopard
PE453 - WFS145W Midland leyland Leopard
7020 - EKA220Y Merseyside Leyland Tiger/Duple
LA697 - HGD903L GGPTE Leyland Atlantean
MPE405 - TMS405X Midland Leyland Leopard
A350 - SGD500 GCT AEC Regent
L405 - SGD407 GCT Leyland Titan

Wow! Doesn't that look smart! See for yourself this weekend at our annual open weekend. gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend
05/10/2022

Wow! Doesn't that look smart! See for yourself this weekend at our annual open weekend. gvvt.org/annual-open-weekend

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Had my first visit to the ranch in months. Had a wee chat with few people too
Received my copy of Bridgeton. cracking wee
book. Well worth the money
Cameron & David of Scottish Model Buses For Sale & Show would like wish all our associates & chums at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) a m-egg-a Easter ! Hope it’s a block-bus-ter......
Any thoughts?
Please could you tell me the 1950s/1960s No43 bus terminus (not Spean Street, Cathcart terminus)?
All the best for 2021 to everyone at the GVVT.
All the best to everyone at GVVT and beyond. Track Bob’s people and restoration to Hutchy spec on https://www.facebook.com/Bob-the-Buggy-Bus-Hutchison-of-Overtown-182-101798105062525/
Please like and follow.
We have a very small number of our promotional calendars for 2021 left - if you would like 1 or even 2 to include our Sister pages - Scottish Model Buses For Sale & Show which features an EFE Eastern Scottish Alexander Y type or Blackpool’s Bus & Tram Models For Sale & Show or our retail business - Caledonian Collectables Of Wishaw depicting Corgi’s O.O.C’s Bristol Lodekka FS Central SMT please simply drop us a PM - aww we ask is you simply cover postage at 60p & we’ll pop ‘em off to you.

Regards David.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you all Next Year.
All the best from the 182 crew, Mark, Ed and Bob. A happy and safe Christmas and a good New Year to all friends at GVVT, Bridgeton and beyond.
See 182 on display at the garage when restrictions permit. Meanwhile you can track Bob’s people and restoration to Hutchy spec on https://www.facebook.com/Bob-the-Buggy-Bus-Hutchison-of-Overtown-182-101798105062525/ Please like and follow.
lets hope whoever buys the old Glasgow Coperation bus will let it say in Bridgeton
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