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Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:48 pm

Upcoming BCSV events:

Upcoming tour weekends:
August Tour Weekend - Day 1: 4th August 2018: Castlemaine Bus Lines

On Saturday 4 August we will visit Castlemaine Bus Lines, acquired by the Whitmore Group in mid 2017.

After assembling in Melbourne's north-west, everyone will travel to Castlemaine onboard Moonee Valley Coaches' magnificently restored Austral Tourmaster, where we will spend the majority of the day enjoying the hospitality of Jamie Whitmore.

We will also pay brief visits to one or two other small operators during the day as a bonus - to be announced on the day.

PICK-UPs / DROP-OFFs

BUS 1 - EASTERN SUBURBS
* Ringwood Station first bus bay on Maroondah Hwy: 8:45am (return 6.20pm)
* Box Hill Transit Centre 612 stop: 9:05am (return 6pm)

BUS 2 - SOUTH-EASTERN SUBURBS & CITY

* Oakleigh Station 625 stop south side of station in Johnson St: 8:45am (return 6:15pm)
* Caulfield Station 624 Kew stop north side of station in Sir John Monash Dr: 9:05am (return 6pm)
* Southern Cross (216/219 stop outside Coles in Spencer Street, near Lonsdale St): 9:30am (return 5:30pm)

All times above are approximate. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before departure time.

COST:
$10 for members
$20 for non-members
Half price for under 18s

LUNCH:
A BBQ lunch will be held in Castlemaine on the Saturday (included in your fare). Please advise of any dietary requirements to tours@bcsv.org.au

High-vis vests must be worn at depots.

RSVP:
Email tours@bcsv.org.au or select "Going" on the Facebook event page

August Tour Weekend - Day 2: Sunday 5th August 2018: CDC Wyndham & 50 years re-enactment
The BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria are excited to announce a visit to CDC Victoria's new Wyndham Depot on Sunday 5 August 2018. This new state-of-the-art facility replaced the former Altona and Werribee depots at the start of the year.

After enjoying lunch at Pacific Werribee (aka Werribee Plaza), we will return to the inner southern suburbs to re-enact the tour that was the genesis of the Society 50 years ago - held on Saturday 27th July 1968, prior to the formation of the BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria later that year.

This tour, which followed local Nuline routes around the Brighton area, was organised by Paul Nicholson, John Masterton and Bruce Tilley. We are pleased to announce that Paul Nicholson will join us next Sunday as our guest for a re-enactment of that very first tour. At least three heritage buses will be involved in the event.

PICK-UPs / DROP-OFFs

BUS 1 - EASTERN SUBURBS

* Ringwood Station (first bus bay on Maroondah Hwy): 8:35am (return 5.35pm)
* Box Hill Transit Centre 612 stop: 9am (return 5:15pm)

BUS 2 - SOUTH-EASTERN SUBURBS & CITY

* Oakleigh Station 625 stop south side of station in Johnson St: 8:45am (return 4:50pm)
* Caulfield Station 624 Kew stop north side of station in Sir John Monash Dr: 9:05am (return either 2:45pm & 4:30pm)
* Southern Cross (216/219 stop outside Coles in Spencer Street, near Lonsdale St): 9:30am

NB: Bus #2 will not return to the City after the re-enactment. Express trains depart Caulfield at 10 min intervals - 4:40pm train to City from Caulfield will arrive Southern Cross at 4:58pm. Also see Hoppers Crossing option below.

BUS 3 - WESTERN SUBURBS & GEELONG
* Tarneit Station - 170 stop outside platform 1 - 10:05am (awaits the arrival of the 10:04am train from Geelong)

NB: Bus #3 does not offer a return drop-off. Passengers taking this option can either leave us at Werribee Plaza at 12:45pm & take a 170 bus back to Tarneit (buses operate every 20 mins) or find their own way home from Cauflield at the end of the afternoon re-enactment (drop off at 4:30pm)

HOPPERS CROSSING DROP-OFF
After lunch (approx. 12.45pm to 1.30pm), buses 1 & 2 will travel via Hoppers Crossing Station to drop-off anyone who does not wish to participate in the re-enactment. The 1:48pm train back to Melbourne arrives Flinders St 2:37pm & Southern Cross 2:42pm

CAULFIELD AFTERNOON PICK-UP
Those only wishing to join us for the afternoon portion are welcome to meet us at Caulfield Station. We plan to depart at 2:45pm from the 624 Oakleigh stop outside the racecourse at the corner of Normanby Rd & Station St (the stand once used for the 115A to Middle Brighton & Southland)

All times above are approximate. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before departure time.

COST:
$5 for members
$15 for non members
Under 18s half price

LUNCH:
On Sunday choose from one of the many food court options at Werribee Plaza. Lunch is expected to be between 12:45pm & 1:30pm.

RSVP:
Email tours@bcsv.org.au or select "Going" on the Facebook event page

High-vis vests must be worn at the CDC depot.

Facebook Event Page Links
Day 1: Castlemaine Bus Lines - Saturday 4th August - https://www.facebook.com/events/724940484380347/
Day 2: CDC Wyndham - Sunday 5th August - https://www.facebook.com/events/207332276694280/

2018 Social Meetings:
Held at Melbourne Tram Museum (former Hawthorn Tram Depot) at 3pm:


Sunday 16th September: Annual General Meeting and after: body builders – Freighter-Lawton

BCSV 50th Anniversary - Sunday 18 November:

Express your interest on the Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/349405362224400/ or email secretary@bcsv.org.au

Facebook page:
Have you liked the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/buscoachvic yet?

The page is not limited to just members, anyone interested in buses in Victoria is welcome to 'like' us. It is a key platform for distributing news & information about the society's activities, upcoming meetings and tour information.

Our Facebook page supplements regular updates this thread, along with our regular member emails & the usual 'BCSV Timetable' included with Australian Bus Panorama mail-outs.

BCSV website:
And don't forget to visit the official BCSV website - http://www.bcsv.org.au - which not only features an event calendar but also our growing virtual museum, alongside plenty of details about the Bus & Coach Society of Victoria.

BCSV membership:
Membership benefits and how to join are available on our website - http://bcsv.org.au/membership/

We are offering a discounted membership rate for the 2018-2019 financial year to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Annual adult membership is currently just $50 (usually $55) with a concession rate of $40 for pensioners and students under 25.

As a further bonus, those who join during May or June 2018 will enjoy up to 2 months bonus membership, expiring on 30 June 2019!
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:14 pm

BCSV August Tour Weekend: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August 2018

The BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria are excited to announce a visit to CDC Victoria's new Wyndham Depot on Sunday 5 August 2018.

This new state-of-the-art facility replaced the former Altona and Werribee depots at the start of the year.

Planning continues behind the scenes for big two-day tour weekend programme. Interstate enthusiasts should mark this weekend on their calendars now!

Keep an eye out for further details. RSVP to the Facebook event page for updates – https://www.facebook.com/events/207332276694280/

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BCSV 50th Anniversary:

The Society will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in December 2018. A number of special events are in the planning stage. Details will be advised later in the year.

One idea is a special sit down luncheon on a Sunday in early December, possibly Sunday December 9.

Our current plan is to have a range heritage buses pick up at various places in Melbourne to bring people to the venue (yet to be decided), including a Southern Cross pick-up. Key members of the industry and supporters of the society would be invited as VIP guests.

Preliminary quotes suggest a cost of about $30 including food and soft drinks, provided by a catering firm.

Express your interest on the Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/349405362224400/ or email secretary@bcsv.org.au

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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:08 pm

More details have now been announced for BCSV's action-packed tour weekend planned for August:

BCSV August Tour Day 1: Castlemaine Bus Lines

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On Saturday 4 August we will visit Castlemaine Bus Lines, acquired by the Whitmore Group in mid 2017. Moonee Valley Coaches will transport us to Castlemaine onboard their preserved Austral.

Further details will be advised closer to the date.

COST:
$10 per day for members
$20 per day for non-members
Half price for under 18s

SATURDAY PICK-UPs:
Southern Cross Station (216/219 stop outside Coles near Lonsdale St): 9:30am

Further pick-up details will be announced closer to the date.

LUNCH:
A BBQ lunch will be held in Castlemaine on the Saturday (included in your fare). Please advise of any dietary requirements to tours@bcsv.org.au

RSVP:
Email tours@bcsv.org.au or select "Going" on the Facebook event pages for both days

Day 1: Castlemaine Bus Lines - Saturday 4th August - https://www.facebook.com/events/724940484380347/
Day 2: CDC Wyndham - Sunday 5th August - https://www.facebook.com/events/207332276694280/
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Wed May 23, 2018 10:12 am

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Yes, it's already that time of the year again...

Membership renewal forms for the 2018-2019 financial year went out with the latest issue of ABP.

We are pleased to offer a special discounted rate to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Adult memberships are just $50 (usually $55) with a pensioner/student rate of $40.

As always, membership includes bi-monthly issues our renowned ABP magazine along with discounted fares at our tours.

New members joining during May or June will enjoy up to 2 months bonus membership, expiring on 30 June 2019.

Membership forms can be downloaded from our website:
PDF - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/B ... 018-19.pdf
WORD - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/B ... 018-19.doc

Payment can be made either directly to our bank account or via cheque/money order.

Direct Bank transfer (online or at any Commonwealth Bank branch): BSB 063 159 Account Number 1002 4243

Cheque/Money Order: Payable to: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria Inc, PO Box 33, Caulfield East, VIC, 3145

We also gladly accept CASH payment in person at any of our upcoming tours or July social meeting.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:54 am

Final details have now been announced for the BCSV's upcoming tour weekend, including an added bonus for Sunday afternoon! :shock: :D

August Tour Weekend - Day 1: 4th August 2018: Castlemaine Bus Lines
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On Saturday 4 August we will visit Castlemaine Bus Lines, acquired by the Whitmore Group in mid 2017.

After assembling in Melbourne's north-west, everyone will travel to Castlemaine onboard Moonee Valley Coaches' magnificently restored Austral Tourmaster, where we will spend the majority of the day enjoying the hospitality of Jamie Whitmore.

We will also pay brief visits to one or two other small operators during the day as a bonus - to be announced on the day.

PICK-UPs / DROP-OFFs:

BUS 1 - EASTERN SUBURBS
* Ringwood Station first bus bay on Maroondah Hwy: 8:45am (return 6.20pm)
* Box Hill Transit Centre 612 stop: 9:05am (return 6pm)

BUS 2 - SOUTH-EASTERN SUBURBS & CITY

* Oakleigh Station 625 stop south side of station in Johnson St: 8:45am (return 6:15pm)
* Caulfield Station 624 Kew stop north side of station in Sir John Monash Dr: 9:05am (return 6pm)
* Southern Cross (216/219 stop outside Coles in Spencer Street, near Lonsdale St): 9:30am (return 5:30pm)

All times above are approximate. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before departure time.

COST:
$10 for members
$20 for non-members
Half price for under 18s

LUNCH:
A BBQ lunch will be held in Castlemaine on the Saturday (included in your fare). Please advise of any dietary requirements to tours@bcsv.org.au

High-vis vests must be worn at depots.

RSVP:
Email tours@bcsv.org.au or select "Going" on the Facebook event page

August Tour Weekend - Day 2: Sunday 5th August 2018: CDC Wyndham & 50 years re-enactment
Image

The BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria are excited to announce a visit to CDC Victoria's new Wyndham Depot on Sunday 5 August 2018. This new state-of-the-art facility replaced the former Altona and Werribee depots at the start of the year.

After enjoying lunch at Pacific Werribee (aka Werribee Plaza), we will return to the inner southern suburbs to re-enact the tour that was the genesis of the Society 50 years ago - held on Saturday 27th July 1968, prior to the formation of the BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria later that year.

This tour, which followed local Nuline routes around the Brighton area, was organised by Paul Nicholson, John Masterton and Bruce Tilley. We are pleased to announce that Paul Nicholson will join us next Sunday as our guest for a re-enactment of that very first tour. At least three heritage buses will be involved in the event.

PICK-UPs / DROP-OFFs:

BUS 1 - EASTERN SUBURBS

* Ringwood Station (first bus bay on Maroondah Hwy): 8:35am (return 5.35pm)
* Box Hill Transit Centre 612 stop: 9am (return 5:15pm)

BUS 2 - SOUTH-EASTERN SUBURBS & CITY

* Oakleigh Station 625 stop south side of station in Johnson St: 8:45am (return 4:50pm)
* Caulfield Station 624 Kew stop north side of station in Sir John Monash Dr: 9:05am (return either 2:45pm & 4:30pm)
* Southern Cross (216/219 stop outside Coles in Spencer Street, near Lonsdale St): 9:30am

NB: Bus #2 will not return to the City after the re-enactment. Express trains depart Caulfield at 10 min intervals - 4:40pm train to City from Caulfield will arrive Southern Cross at 4:58pm. Also see Hoppers Crossing option below.

BUS 3 - WESTERN SUBURBS & GEELONG
* Tarneit Station - 170 stop outside platform 1 - 10:05am (awaits the arrival of the 10:04am train from Geelong)

NB: Bus #3 does not offer a return drop-off. Passengers taking this option can either leave us at Werribee Plaza at 12:45pm & take a 170 bus back to Tarneit (buses operate every 20 mins) or find their own way home from Cauflield at the end of the afternoon re-enactment (drop off at 4:30pm)

HOPPERS CROSSING DROP-OFF
After lunch (approx. 12.45pm to 1.30pm), buses 1 & 2 will travel via Hoppers Crossing Station to drop-off anyone who does not wish to participate in the re-enactment. The 1:48pm train back to Melbourne arrives Flinders St 2:37pm & Southern Cross 2:42pm

CAULFIELD AFTERNOON PICK-UP
Those only wishing to join us for the afternoon portion are welcome to meet us at Caulfield Station. We plan to depart at 2:45pm from the 624 Oakleigh stop outside the racecourse at the corner of Normanby Rd & Station St (the stand once used for the 115A to Middle Brighton & Southland)

All times above are approximate. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before departure time.

COST:
$5 for members
$15 for non members
Under 18s half price

LUNCH:
On Sunday choose from one of the many food court options at Werribee Plaza. Lunch is expected to be between 12:45pm & 1:30pm.

RSVP:
Email tours@bcsv.org.au or select "Going" on the Facebook event page

High-vis vests must be worn at the CDC depot.

Facebook Event Page Links:
Day 1: Castlemaine Bus Lines - Saturday 4th August - https://www.facebook.com/events/724940484380347/
Day 2: CDC Wyndham & 50 years re-enactment- Sunday 5th August - https://www.facebook.com/events/207332276694280/
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:08 pm

The BCSV are currently holding a poll on the event page for Sunday giving members and guests the chance to pick which buses are used for the joyrides. Poll closes at 10pm tonight, Thursday 2/8.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/207332276694280/ and click on the discussion tab to make your vote count.

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