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BCSV November Meeting: Victorian School Bus Operators 70s – 90s PART 2

November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

The final BCSV social meeting for 2016 featured the conculding half a slide presentation by Geoffrey Foster looking back on a number of regional Victorian School Bus Operators during the 1970s to 1990s, covering operations in the north and east of the state.   As usual, both members & guests were welcome to attend this presentation at Hawthorn Tram Depot from 15:00 on 20 November.   As always. small afternoon tea followed.   Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8…

BCSV Members’ Mini-Tour: Route 617 Reenactment

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST

BCSV deputy president Craig Coop invited members to join him for an afternoon outing on Sunday 19 February onboard his preserved Transit bodied Hino as he retraced Route 617 Caulfield - Middle Brighton - Southland, which he operated from 1986 to 1991 as Nuline Bus Service (which he still operates today (separate to Nuline Charter)). The tour departed the southern side of Caulfield Station in Normanby Rd at 3pm and returned by 6pm. COST: This outing was free of charge…

BCSV February 2017 Overnight Tour: Bendigo & surrounds

February 25 @ 9:00 am - February 26 @ 6:00 pm AEST

The Bus and Coach Society of Victoria held an overnight tour in February 2017, visiting various operators in Bendigo & surrounds. We visited local operators such as Christians, Bendigo Coachlines, Flood's & Whitmore Group as well as the renowned historic Bendigo "Talking Tram" operation. BCSV Members, along with others who previously expressed a formal expression of interest, were required to pay a $20 deposit to secure their spot no later than November 30. Those joining us in Bendigo were requested…

BCSV March Mini-Tour: Routes of Hampton

March 12 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Following our successful mini-tour over old Nuline routes a few weeks earlier, we ran another on Sunday 12th March 2017 with a pick up at Caulfield Station at 2.30pm, with an additional pick up at Hampton Station at 3.15pm. This tour retraced the routes of Hampton Green Bus Lines, Hampton Red Bus Service and Arrow Motors (later Nuline) on its route from Hampton to North Brighton. The mini-tour finished about 5pm with drop offs along the way as required. There…

BCSV March Meeting: Bill Slattery – Buying & Selling buses

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

On March 19 at 3pm we held our first social meeting for 2017 as our special guest speaker Bill Slattery reflected on 40 years of buying and selling buses. We finished the afternoon about 5pm with a cuppa and a chance to catch up. As usual, we met at the Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot, 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop near-by, with Hawthorn Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale…

BCSV May Meeting: Transport Around Bendigo 1920-1990

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Join the BCSV for our next social meeting at 3pm on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot. Archives Officer Paul Kennnelly will present a detailed look back at tram and bus transport across Bendigo from 1920 to 1990. Afternoon tea will follow. Both members and guests are welcome to attend. Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn, near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 &…

BCSV May Tour – Ventura Dandenong & Victorian Touring Coaches

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

The Bus & Coach Society of Victoria's May tour will visit the Ventura depot in Dandenong. This is long overdue - despite opening in March 2008 under Grenda's, this will be our first visit! This became Ventura's head office after the purchase of the business in 2012. We will also visit the new Victorian Touring Coaches depot in Springvale which opened last year. PICK-UPs From the city and south: Oakleigh Station (624 bus stop, north side in Portman Street) –…

BCSV July Meeting: More European Travels

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Join the BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for our July social meeting at 3pm on Sunday 16 July as Geoffrey Foster provides us with another installment of photos from his latest adventures around Europe. Afternoon tea will follow. Both members and guests are welcome to attend. Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn, near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop adjacent, with Hawthorn Station on the…

Moonee Valley Coaches & Dysons Heritage Day

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm AEST

Join the Bus and Coach Society of Victoria on Saturday 2 September 2017 for a day out riding heritage buses in Melbourne's North. The Higginson family have warmly invited us back for a morning of rides on some the Moonee Valley Coaches heritage fleet. After a BBQ lunch, we'll head across to Dysons to celebrate their 65th anniversary by sampling their growing heritage fleet. Please note, the focus of the afternoon will be heritage rides rather than a Dysons depot…

BCSV 2017 AGM & September Social Meeting

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Notice of Annual General Meeting - Sunday 17th September 2017 at 3pm Are you the missing piece of the puzzle? The BCSV are looking for new and eager members to join our committee to take the society forward for the coming 12 months. There are several openings which would suit most skills and time commitments. Executive Positions: President, Deputy President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer Other Officers: Tours, Social Meetings, Archives, Membership, Restoration, Safety, Publications Editor, Website Nomation Forms: Nomination forms…

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