It's on the buses for Severn Valley Railway event - with pictures

By Thomas Parkes | Attractions | Published:

More than 25 buses went on display at Bewdley Station for a special event hosted by Severn Valley Railway.

The On the Buses event, was held at the railway station on Sunday and featured vintage and modern buses dating from 1939 to 2009.

A spokesman for Severn Valley Railway said: "Our annual bus rally returned to Bewdley Station this year and made a spectacular sight. It's a fantastic achievement for the volunteer organisers who spend tireless hours organising the exhibits and planning the logistics of running the event.

"We love to see happy customers and staff coming through the doors and we definitely saw this on Sunday.

"The oldest bus in the line-up was a 1939 Bristol KSG in Westcliff on Sea Red and Cream livery and the youngest was a 2009-built Volvo B7 in a Salt Road Advertising Green livery.

"There were 29 buses in attendance.

Classic buses on display at Bewdley.

"Other attractions included sale stands and shops with memorabilia and a hot pork bap stand. Free bus rides operated between 10.30am and 4pm from Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn.

"We will be doing the same again next year – the event will return."


Other vehicles on display included a 1962 BMMO S15 bus in BBMO Red livery, a 1954 Foden PVD6 in Warrington Corporation livery and a 1950 Leyland PD2 in Birmingham Corporation livery among others.

The number of people who attended the On the Buses event is currently not known.

Last year, the event featured London Transport Vehicles – including a 1914 LNWR "Torpedo" Charabanc, one of the oldest buses preserved from the London Transport Museum.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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