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BCSV May Meeting: Transport Around Bendigo 1920-1990

May 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

On Sunday 21 May 2017 we held our May social meeting Melbourne Tram Museum / Hawthorn Tram Depot. Archives Officer Paul Kennnelly presented a detailed look back at tram and bus transport across Bendigo from 1920 to 1990. Afternoon tea followed. Both members and guests were 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…

BCSV May Tour – Ventura Dandenong & Victorian Touring Coaches

May 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

The Bus & Coach Society of Victoria's May tour visited the Ventura depot in Dandenong. This was long overdue - despite opening in March 2008 under Grenda's, this was our first visit! This depot became Ventura's head office after the purchase of the business in 2012. We also visited the new Victorian Touring Coaches depot in Springvale which opened in the second half of 2016. PICK-UPs From the city and south: Oakleigh Station (624 bus stop, north side in Portman…

BCSV July Meeting: More European Travels

July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Members joined the BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for our July social meeting at 3pm on Sunday 16 July as Geoffrey Foster provided us with another installment of photos from his latest adventures around Europe. Afternoon tea followed. Both members and guests were 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, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm AEST

Members joined 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 warmly invited us back for a morning of rides on some the Moonee Valley Coaches heritage fleet. After a BBQ lunch, we headed across to Dysons to celebrate their 65th anniversary by sampling their growing heritage fleet. The focus of the afternoon was heritage rides rather than a Dysons depot visit. PICK-UPs &…

BCSV 2017 AGM & September Social Meeting

September 17, 2017 @ 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? As always, the BCSV were looking for new and eager members to join our committee to take the society forward for the coming 12 months. There were 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:…

BCSV Members’ Event: Driver Classics Convoy

November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Gary & Daryl Driver from Driver Bus Lines invited BCSV members and interstate guests to join them for the Saturday afternoon convoy to Yarra Glen for the set-up, in order to secure a prime postion for the public display for the the HCVCA Historic Commerical Vehicle Display. The convoy departed from outside the depot in Ricketts Rd Mt Waverley at 1pm on Saturday 11 November after a 12:30pm pick-up at Mount Waverley. Bus Routes 693, 703, 733, 737 & 742…

HCVCA Historic Commerical Vehicle Show 2017

November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST

Hundreds joined the HCVC (Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of AUST.) and BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for a relaxing Sunday at Yarra Glen Racecourse looking over dozens upon dozens of restored trucks, buses, tractors and assorted machinery at the 36th annual Historic Commercial Vehicle Display. Entry was just $10, with kids under 14 free! Parking and food was available onsite. Driver Bus Lines also offered a modern transfer vehicle departing their depot on Ricketts Rd Mt Waverley around…

BCSV November Meeting: Victorian School Buses 70s – 90s PART 3

November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Over a dozen members joined the BCSV for our November social meeting from 3pm on Sunday 19 November where Geoff Foster presented the third and final part of his slide presentation on Victorian County School Buses of the 70s, 80s and 90s. As always. small afternoon tea followed. Hawthorn Tram Depot / Melbourne Tram Museum is located at 8 Wallen Rd Hawthorn near the corner of Power Street. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop near-by, with Hawthorn Station on the…

BCSV November Tour Day 1: 40 Years of TeleBus

November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm AEST

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of TeleBus pioneered by John Usher, we drove over TeleBus Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 using representative vehicles used on the TeleBus service. This was followed by a BBQ lunch at Ventura's Lilydale depot. In the afternoon, we explored Lilydale depot, our first visit since February 2010, with some short rides of other buses in the fleet. There was be a brief visit to Croydon depot as well. Costs were $10 for members and…

BCSV November Tour Day 2: Crown & Mees

November 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm AEST

On Sunday 26 Novenber the BCSV visited Mee's depot in West Heidelberg. This was followed by an afternoon visit to the operations of Crown Coaches as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations. We paused for lunch at Doncaster Shoppingtown between visits. Costs was $10 for members and $20 for non members (U/18 half price). PICK-UPs Mitcham Station (740 stop) - 9:15am Box Hill Station (612 stop) - 9:35am * connects with 9:30am train arrival from BelgraveDoncaster Shoppingtown (293 Greensborough stop)…

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