2011 Bus Tour weekend:   
29 April - 1 May 2011   



  Friday 29 April 2011

Friday lunch and afternoon


On the roof of Liverpool Cathedral.   Photo: Chris Poole

Friday evening


Evening gathering at the West Lancashire ‘O’ Gauge Group in Bootle.   Photo: Charles Roberts



  Saturday 30 April 2011

The 35th LUPTS Bus Tour: Saturday 30th April 2011

 The Fflying Llansman




Bringing chaos to the Queensway Tunnel, our driver having been made to use the Chester Street entrance because of the vehicle height, even though the driver didn’t have a Fast Tag® to activate the barrier.   Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader

Rhyl Miniature Railway 4-4-2 ‘Joan’ (Barnes, 1920) leaves Central Station with the first of three special journeys for the LUPTS party.   Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader

‘Michael’ (Barnes, c1925) in the workshop being prepared for the Railway’s centenary celebrations.   Photo: Charles Roberts


The stress of the day begins to tell on Tony as he tells people for the tenth time that they must be back in Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno for 13:00.   Photo: Chris Poole


Great Orme Tramway car 4 descends with some of the LUPTS party aboard.   Photo: Chris Poole


Cavalcade of vintage traction engines on Llandudno promenade as art of the town’s Victorian Extravaganza.   Photo: Charles Roberts


Display of preserved buses in Llandudno town centre, including ex-Devon General National 2883 and ex-Crosville Bristol LWL SLB229.   Photo: Charles Roberts


Preserved GWR 4-6-0 4965 ‘Rood Ashton Hall’ in Llandudno station.   Along with 5043 ‘Earl of Mound Edgcumbe’, it was working a steam special which reached Llandudno about the same time as our tour bus.   Photo: Charles Roberts


Dolbadarn’ pauses at Cei Llydan on the Llanberis Lake Railway before returning to Gilfach Ddu.   Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader


Running alongside Llanberis Lake.   Photo: Charles Roberts


The scenic journey between Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed had some hairy moments with oncoming traffic.   Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader


The Conwy Valley Railway Museum, photographed from the footbridge which straddles track of three different gauges and three different forms of traction.   Photo: Charles Roberts


Tony gets his back into it, helping push the museum’s 15in gauge tram out of its running shed.   Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader


Back in Liverpool, dropping off in Pall Mall.   Photo: Charles Roberts


At Llanberis, the obligatory group photograph.   Photo: Chris Poole


  Sunday 1 May 2011

After lunch at the Cock and Bottle in Tarleton, a visit was made to the West Lancashire Light Railway at Hesketh Bank.   Photo: Charles Roberts


The end of an excellent LUPTS weekend.   Thank you, Tony.   You’ve got the job permanently.   Photo: Charles Roberts

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