LUPTS Record: Annual Bus Tours   
1977 onwards (including reunion events)   

 

 

 

No

Year

Date

Name

Fare

Bus operator

Number

Vehicle type

Itinerary

Notes

1

1977

05/02/77

The White Rose

 

Merseyside PTE

JC-LUPTS-1977-04t
44
UWM44

Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader

Leyland PD2/Weymann

Halifax, Wakefield, Ravensthorpe

 

2

1978

25/02/78

The South Yorkshireman

£2.35

Chester

AKB-P5109ct
85
CFM85S

Photo: Andrew Babbs

Leyland Fleetline/Northern Counties

Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Chesterfield

 

3

1979

24/02/79

The Trent Valley Bus Tour

£2.95

Merseyside PTE

AKB-P7514ct
82
VWM82L

Photo: Jonathan Cadwallader

Leyland Atlantean/Alexander

Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham, Derby, Burton, Uttoxeter

 

4

1980

26/04/80

The Worth Valley Venturer

 

Ribble

CCR-Z040t
1829
TCK829

Leyland PD3/Metro Cammell

Halifax, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Bradford, Huddersfield

 

5

1981

02/05/81

The Huntsman

£4.95

Chester

CCR01081t
103
YMA103W

Dennis Dominator/Northern Counties

Buxton, Crich, South Notts, Great Central Railway, Leicester, Spath

 

6

1982

24/04/82

The Midlander

£4.75

Crosville

CCR01561t
DVL497
WTU497W

Bristol VR/ECW

Severn Valley Railway, Midland Bus Museum, Green Bus Company

 

7

1983

23/04/83

The Dalesman

£5.50

Crosville

CCR01887t
DOG114
KFM114Y

Leyland Olympian/ECW

Todber, Embsay, Shipley Glen Tramway, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Leeds

 

8

1984

28/04/84

The North Mercian Bus Tour

£6.50

Crosville

RWW0021ct
DOG124
MTU124Y

Photo: Roland Williams

Leyland Olympian/ECW

Uttoxeter, Derby, Midland Railway Centre, Crich, Buxton

 

9

1985

27/04/85

The Black Countryman

£9.50

Chester

CCR02460t
111
A111UCA

Dennis Dominator/Northern Counties

Tracline, Birmingham Railway Museum, Midland Bus Museum, Severn Valley, Chester

Chester 57 (OFM957K) used Chester - Liverpool. Chester 1 (RFM641) used round Chester.

10

1986

03/05/86

The Pennine Adventurer

£6.50

Crosville

CCR02697t
DVG456
VCA456W

Bristol VR/ECW

Bradford Transport Museum, Middleton Railway, Sandtoft, Sheffield

 

11

1987

03/05/87

The Whatstandwell Titan

£10.00

Warrington

CCR03345t
88
BED729C

Leyland PD2/East Lancs

Foxfield Railway, Bass Museum, Crich, Peak Rail

 

12

1988

30/04/88

The Gwynedd Greek

£14.50

North Western

CCR04014t
606
A144OFR

Leyland Olympian/ECW

Ffestiniog Railway, Welsh Highland Railway, Caernarfon

 

13

1989

29/04/89

The Peak Day Return

 

Chester

CCR05114t
10
F210JMB

Leyland Olympian/Northern Counties

Peak Rail, Nottingham, Midland Railway Centre

 

14

1990

06/05/90

The Yorkshire Terrier

£10.00

Rossendale

CCR05973t
89
A148EPA

Leyland Tiger/Plaxton

Uppermill, Bradford Transport Museum, Yorkshire Dales Railway, Skipton

'Pennine Moonraker' at Uppermill

15

1991

04/05/91

The Dee Valley Explorer

£12.00

Warrington

CCR06782t
72
LED72P

Bristol RE/East Lancs

Llangollen Railway, Bala Lake Railway, Llandudno

 

16

1992

02/05/92

The Yorkshire Pudding

£8.00

Blue Triangle

CCR07882t
24
GJG746D

AEC Regent V/Metro Cammell

Metrolink, Manchester Bus Museum, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

 

17

1993

01/05/93

The Cotswold Cavalier

£11.00

Warrington

CCR08822t
98
F98STB

Dennis Dominator/East Lancs

Aston Manor Bus Museum, Winchcombe, Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway

Warrington 148 (BED729C) used for Livepool - Warrington leg

18

1994

30/04/94

The Yorkshire Terrier

£11.50

Avon Buses

CCR09953t
V102
KSD102W

Volvo Ailsa/Alexander

Glossop, Sheffield Bus Museum, Supertram , Kirklees Light Railway, Holmfirth

Ex Sheffield Regent V 874 (7874WJ) used for Bus Museum - Meadowhall.

19

1995

29/04/95

The Lion and Beaver

£15.50

Chester

CCR11298t
16
E889CDS

Leyland Lion/Alexander

The Railway Age, Montgomery Canal, Welshpool and Llanfair

Chester 1 (RFM641) used for Chester - Liverpool leg. 'Maldwyn' at Welshpool.

20

1996

04/05/96

A Lancashire and Lakeland Wanderer

£16.00

MTL Sightseers

CCR12464t
0630
MCN30K

Leyland NGT Tynesider

West Lancs Light Railway, Leyland, Lancaster, Lakeside and Haverthwaite, Windermere

 

21

1997

03/05/97

The Dudley Discoverer

£18.00

Aintree Coachline

CCR13677t
D1
P5ACL

Dennis Arrow/Northern Counties

Dudley, Cosford, Telford Horsehay, Oakengates

Boulton's Bedford OB HVJ203 used Cosford - Telford - Oakengates

22

1998

02/05/98

The Peak District Pathfinder

£19.00

Merseypride

CCR15071t

31
NMY655E

AEC Routemaster

Tameside Transport Collection, Crich, Peak Rail

Ex LCPT 869 used for private charter at Crich

23

1999

01/05/99

The Worth Valley Voyager

£17.00

Halton

CCR16385t
57
K853MTJ

Leyland Lynx

Halton Transport, Keighley Bus Museum, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Shipley Glen Tramway

Ex SHMD Daimler CVG 76 (VTU76) used between Delholm and Keighley sites of bus museum

24

2000

29/04/00

Dennis the Engine Hunter

 

Warrington

CCR18068t
96
F96STB

Dennis Dominator/East Lancs

Barrow Hill, Ruddington, Great Central Railway

Ex Barton  PD1 507 (JVO230) used for trip around Ruddington

25

2001

05/05/01

The Greater Mancunian

£19.50

ex-AERE

CCR19595t
Anne
240AJB

AEC Regent V/Park Royal

Metrolink, Manchester Bus Museum, Stalybridge Canal, East Lancs Railway

Ex Manchester Atlantean 1001 (HVM901F) used Manchester Piccadilly-Queens Road

26

2002

04/05/02

The Industrial Yorkshireman

£22.00

Liverpool Motor Services

CCR21421t
PO51UGF

Dennis Trident II/Plaxton

Dewsbury Bus Museum, Armley Mill, Saltaire, Embsay Steam Railway, Skipton

Ex West Riding PS2 733 (EHL344) used for trip around Dewsbury

27

2003

03/05/03

cumberland RE-visited

£20.00

ex-North Western

CCR22731t
413
JMA413L

Bristol RE/ECW

Ullswater steamer, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

 

28

2004

01/05/04

Midlander-2: a chip off the old block

£22.00

Liverpool Motor Services

CCR24340t
309
F309JTY

Leyland Olympian/Alexander

Chasewater Railway, Midland Air Museum, The Transport Museum (Wythall)

Ex Midland Red D9 5399 (BHA399C) used Wythall-Birmingham 

29

2005

30/04/05

The Knotts and Derby Rambler

£25.00

Helm's of Eastham

CCR26152t
B962WRN

Leyland Olympian/ECW

Churnet Valley Railway, Nottingham Express Transit, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

 

30

2006

29/04/06

For a Few Deltics More

£27.00

Helm's of Eastham

CCR30179ct
N402ARA

Dennis Arrow/Northern Counties

Barrow Hill, Sandtoft, Appleby and Frodingham Railway

Johnson's of Hodthorpe (ex-Crosville) Bristol VR HTU159N used between Barrow Hill and Woodall Services.

31

2007

05/05/07

The Elsecar Enterprise

£24.00

Helm's of Eastham

CCR33065t
F389GVO

Leyland Lion/East Lancs

Standedge, Elsecar, Kirklees Light Railway, Holmfirth 

 

32

2008

03/05/08

The Olympian to the Battlefield

£31.00

Aintree Coachline

CCR36475t
N415JBV

Volvo Olympian/Northern Counties

Kirkby (!), Amerton Farm Railway, Ashby Canal, Battlefield Line, Lichfield  

Replacement vehicle.  Original vehicle was Helm's of Eastham B201EFM (Leyland Olympian/ Northern Counties) but this developed a puncture leaving Liverpool and was substituted in Kirkby by N415JBV.

33

2009

02/05/09

t'Ribble at 'Mill

£24.00

Hilton's of Newton-le-Willows

CCR39885t
G100PES

Volvo Citybus/Alexander

Wigan, Bolton, Middleton Railway, Keighley Bus Museum

"Kittywake" chartered at Wigan. Ex-Bradford AEC Regent V 220 (6220KW) used from Middleton Railway to Keighley Bus Museum.

34

2010

01/05/10

Coal, Steel and Victorian Steam an 8F to the rescue

£24.00

Hilton's of Newton-le-Willows

CCR44457ct
E737HFW (ex-KIB6708)

Volvo Citybus/East Lancs

National Mining Museum, South Yorkshire Bus Museum, Peak Rail, Buxton

Fare initially £29.00 but reduced when itinerary changed from Butterley to Peak Rail.

35

2011

30/04/11

The Fflying Llansman

£29.50

Hilton's of Newton-le-Willows

CCR48191s
RED448 (ex-FE02AKX)

Volvo Citybus/East Lancs

Rhyl Miniature Railway, Llandudno, Llanberis Lake, Conwy Valley Railway Museum

 

36

2012

05/05/12

The Off-Peak Day Return

£28.00

Howards Travel of Runcorn

CCR52633s
K4HOW (ex-N601BRH)

Volvo Olympian/Alexander

Museum of Transport, Manchester; Steeple Grange Light Railway; Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

 

37

2013

04/05/13

The Atlantean Strikes Back

£25.00

Ex-Liverpool City Transport

CCR57910t
L501
501KD

Leyland Atlantean/Metro-Cammell

MTT and Friends of 502, Burscough; Bury Transport Museum; Metrolink; Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

Ex-Liverpool/MPTE Leyland Panther 1054 (FKF933G) used for Liverppol-Burscough leg.

38

2014

03/05/14

The Magnificent Severn

£28.00

Ex-Crosville

CCR61619t2
CRG106
AFM106G

Bristol RE/ECW

Severn Valley Railway

 

39

2015

02/05/15

The Royal Blue Quarryman

£35.00

Ex-Royal Blue

CCR66295c2t
2351
837SUO

Bristol RE/ECW

Llangollen Railway, Tal-y-Llyn Railway, Corris Railway

 

40

2016

30/04/16

The Merry Men

£30.00

Springfield Bus and Coach

F20HOW
DOV20
F20HOW (ex-
S903JHG)

Volvo Olympian/Alexander

Nottingham Express Transit; Great Central Railway Nottingham; Nottingham Area Bus Society

Ex-Nottingham Regent III 161 (OTV161) used for Rushcliffe-Ruddington leg.

41

2017

29/04/17

The Ape, the Frog and the Fox

£35.00

Springfield Bus and Coach


CSS23
V23HOW (ex-YN51MKZ)

Scania L94UB/Wright

Apedale Valley Railway, Churnet Valley Railway, Foxfield Railway

 

42

2018

05/05/18

The West Yorkshire Vantage

£31.00

Tyrerís Coaches


YX67VHB

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC

Leigh Guided Busway, Middleton Railway, Shipley Glen Tramway, Keighley Bus Museum, Hebden Bridge

Ex-West Yorkshire Bristol LL5G SGL16 (JWU886) used for Shipley Glen to Keighley leg.

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