Due to popular demand I have managed to add 4 extra spaces. Please see the bottom of the page for contact details to reserve your space.
PLEASE NOTE you will need a high viz vest or coat for this tour, however if you do not have one I can supply these if you need to borrow one.
Two years ago on the 11th February was the very first tour, the Somerset Yard Bash. Since then I’ve done 4 other Somerset Yard Bash tours (and one around Hampshire).
Overall we have visited 24 different sites around Somerset and the Somerset Yard Bash 6 adds a couple of more to that list, with an interesting mix of vehicles!
We will be starting at Bristol Temple Meads station at 11:00am.
If you are coming by train to Bristol Temple Meads, the tour connects with the following services:
08:00 London Paddington to Newton Abbot (Bristol 10:00)
(The 09:05 from London Paddington arrives at 10:59, if you are travelling on this please let me know so I can hold the tour for 5 minutes but please be very prompt in joining the bus!)
09:30 Birmingham New Street to Newton Abbot (Bristol 10:47)
09:54 Westbury to Bristol Parkway (Bristol 10:41)
09:46 Weston-super-Mare to London Paddington (Bristol 10:17)
08:01 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway (Bristol 09:37)
Pick up location at Bristol Temple Meads:
Our first vehicle will be Bristol RE YHY 592J which will take us to our first visit at North Somerset Coaches.
After visiting the collection here, we will swap vehicles to resident Alexander P Volvo B10M D101 GHY which will be taking us First Bus Weston depot at Searle Crescent, and will be the first time 101 has visited ‘home’ in the Badgerline Weston livery.
From here we will travel up the road to Locking Road, Weston, for a vehicle swap and a brief look around the Bakers Dolphin yard.
Our next vehicle will be Carmel Bristol Van Hool Alizee Volvo B12B WA05 JWU which will take us to our next visit at the First Buses of Somerset Bridgwater depot. One of the reasons for this tour running on a Sunday is that there will be a lot more vehicles to see here.
WA05 JWU will then take us to Carmel Bristol where, provided we are on time, we will have around an hour here to use the facilities if needed, and have a spin around Nailsea on a Solo or two.
We will then head back to Bristol Temple Meads on Vehixle Scholarbus Iveco DX53 LFZ, arriving at the station between 17:30 and 18:00.
The vehicles listed are subject to availability, though there may be the odd extra vehicle added on the day!
There are only 21 seats available and nearly sold out, so it is compulsory to reserve a space!