The Lothian Loiterer
Following numerous requests we have arranged a new trip in Scotland on Sunday 30th September, the day after the excellent Lothian Open Doors Event which justifiably brings enthusiasts from far and wide to the region to travel on their immaculate preserved fleet. Our “after-party” trip will use five ex Lothian Alexander bodied Leyland Olympians so why not make a weekend of it rather than rushing back as soon as the event in Edinburgh finishes! We will visit McDade, Uddingston and travel on five of the following six vehicles (subject to availability) G345CSG, G833GSX, G834GSX, G835GSX, J862TSC, J870TSC.This trip is operated by Nik Anthony and will aim to cover many roads around the region which rarely, if ever, see double deck operation including the scenic Carron Valley.
Our day will start outside the McDade depot which is located on John Hendry Road (postcode G71 7EJ) at 0930- if you are arriving by car please park responsibly in the area outside the depot and wait at the entrance. The main pick-up will be directly outside Motherwell railway station at 0950 in the bus stop layby. During each run we will stop somewhere suitable to allow passengers to photograph the vehicle and there will be time to see and photograph the other vehicles in the fleet at the depot. Our lunch break will be taken in Kirkintilloch. The final journey of the day will make TWO drop offs at Motherwell railway station, firstly at approx. 1620- this bus will then cover some largely residential roads around Hamilton before making a second drop off also at Motherwell station at approx. 1715 before returning directly to the depot for a 1735 arrival.
The fare for the entire day of travelling is £20 for all passengers. You don't need to pre-book or reserve a place, simply turn up on the day, hop on the bus and we will collect your fare during the journey. There is no requirement to be a member of any particular group or society to join this trip, nor do you require an invitation to join us.
Our trip is a private hire and the operator will not be able to answer any questions or enquiries- if you require any further information or you have any questions please e-mail one of us at chrismartin13601 (at) hotmail.co.uk or nik280 (at) btinternet.com (substitute the correct @ symbols!).
We sincerely look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on this trip, please forward this message onto anyone else who you think may be interested and please cut and paste into other news groups if you think it might interest their members.