Something a little different for all the Bus fans out there!
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opened the doors of Bridgeton Bus Garage last Sunday for the public to see their vast range of exhibits and even take the change to enjoy a free trip into the City Centre & back aboard one of their cherished vehicles.
Doors opened at 11:00am although there was special entry at 10:30am if you had bought a ticket in advance and Glasgow Museum of Transports ‘LA1’ 1958 Leyland Atlantean was there at the entrance to greet you.
There were numerous exhibits ranging from the 1930’s to the present day in a range of liveries sure to jog the memories of anyone who ‘took a bus’ in the Central belt of Scotland and further afield.
The garage is a facility where owners can undertake the restoration of their vehicles and accordingly there were busses in all states of repair from work in progress to concourse winning.
A full day looking around the vehicles (which you can see in the photo gallery below) was rounded off with a visit to the ‘Clippys Cafe’ for a well earned cuppa and then a run round Glasgow on a choice of a 1958 Alexander bodied Daimler, a 1958 Alexander bodied Leyland or a 1996 Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian open top (it stayed dry!)
There’s a video walk around of the Garage and the two bus trips below the photo gallery!
It was an incredibly enjoyable and educational day which I heartily recommend to anyone with even a passing interest in busses – Visit their website for details of upcoming events by clicking ‘HERE’