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BCSV AGM 2019 + Buses of Eastern Europe

September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm AEST

AGM NOTICE The BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 15th September at the Hawthorn Tram depot / Melbourne Tram Museum at 3pm. Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8 Wallen Road Hawthorn, near the corner of Power Street and Riversdale Road. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop outside, with Hawthorn Station a 10 minute walk away. Elections for the Committee will be conducted at the AGM along with the presentation…

Ethanol Scania Farewell

October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT

Enjoy a final sugar-hit to send off Ventura's Ethanol-powered Scania L94UBs on Sunday 13 October. After nearly 19 successful years of service, these trial vehicles are soon to be withdrawn ahead of the arrival of another 15 Scania K310UB low floors in the final months of 2019, thus bringing the experiment to an end. These are believed to be the only three 100% Ethanol powered buses in Australia, each powered by sugar cane waste by-product. Common in Sweden and Brazil,…

Spring Heritage Hurrah to Seymour

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm AEDT

Join the Bus & Coach Society of Victoria for a heritage bus and coach running day on Saturday 19th October, featuring various heritage buses and coaches from both Moonee Valley Bus Lines & Driver Bus Lines. Our ultimate destination for the day will be Seymour, including a visit to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC), who will be hosting a public open day. PICKUPs We can confirm the following pick-up info. Oakleigh and Caulfield are both out due to station…

Yarra Glen display sneak-peek afternoon

November 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

Keen to ride some of the Driver Classics heritage fleet? Interested in getting some shots at Yarra Glen before the buses are parked and without the crowds? Got other plans for Sunday 10 November? Or maybe you just live and breath buses? Gary Driver is once again inviting BCSV members to ride the convoy of restored Driver Classics' buses and coaches to Yarra Glen on the afternoon of Saturday 9 November. Interstate guests coming down for the main display are…

Historic Commercial Vehicle Display 2019 – Yarra Glen

November 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT

Join the HCVCA (Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of Australia) and BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for a relaxing Sunday at Yarra Glen Racecourse on Sunday November 10 enjoying the 38th Historic Commercial Vehicle Display. Entry is $10 per person with under 14s free! Free parking on site. Inspect some of the hundreds of vehicles on display, from vintage trucks, buses and tractors, to steam engines and older cars. Bus operators who regularly take part include Driver Bus Lines,…

BCSV November Meeting: NSW Government Buses over the years

November 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

Join the BCSV on Sunday 17 November for our final Sunday social meeting for 2019. We'll take a comprehensive look back at the government bus operations across both Sydney and Newcastle. Paul Kennelly will present the early years, while Geoff Foster will cover developments over more recent decades. The timing of the meeting is rather apt, given the recent announcement by the NSW Liberal State Goverment to privatise the remaining sections of State Transit in inner Sydney. Our bi-monthly Sunday…

BCSV Tour and Depot Visit to McHarrys, Geelong

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm AEDT

The Bus and Coach Society is pleased to announce that its first post-covid lockdown tour to McHarry’s, Geelong will take place on Sunday 31 January 2021, visiting both the main depot and a satellite depot with a BBQ lunch included. This event was to have run in March 2020 but had to be deferred. COST Tour cost will be $10 for members, and $20 for non members with a 50% discount for persons under 18. MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS For those yet…

BCSV AGM 2020 (new date)

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT

AGM NOTICE & LOCATION The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Bus and Coach Society of Victoria will be held on Sunday 31st January 2021 at the McHarry’s Buslines depot, 6 Reeves Court, Breakwater at 1.00pm. The AGM is being held in conjunction with our previously announced January 2021 tour and is now being held at Geelong in order to allow tour attendees joining at Geelong to participate. The 2020 AGM was delayed due to the Covid-19 restrictions in accordance…

Driver Coaches 90th Anniversary

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - April 11 @ 5:30 pm AEST

Join the BCSV as we celebrate 90 years of operation for Driver Bus Lines in Melbourne's eastern & south-eastern suburbs. The tour weekend over two days will include visits to the depots in both Mt Waverley and Hastings and opportunities to photograph and ride the extensive Driver Classics heritage fleet, especially on Saturday afternoon. Saturday 10th April MT WAVERLEY DEPOT including DRIVER CLASSICS FLEET SHOWCASE * Suburban pick up at Oakleigh Station (south side Route 733 stop) 12.30pm. * Commence…

Ventura Artic Riding Day – old & new

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm AEST

After two successful depot visits, its time for something different. In 1985-6 Grenda and Invicta were two of the operators to acquire ex Tsukaba Expo Volvo/ Fuji artics. By 2000 these were wearing out and new Scania L94UA/ Volgren artics replaced them mainly between 2000 and 2003. Now these too have had their day and are currently being replaced by current model Scanias. On this “riding” tour we plan to use two of the original ex Grenda / ex Invicta…

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