Many thanks to everyone who came to the fifth Taunton Vintage Bus Running Day and Display on Sunday 14 May 2017 – the biggest event yet with mostly fine weather (apart from a brief shower at lunch time).

Over 30 buses and coaches, ranging from the 1930s to 1980s ran in service, and another 20 + were on display.  (A list of buses operating can be seen here)

Our apologies to anyone unable to buy a programme – we have never sold out before!

Thanks in particular to Buses of Somerset, for use of Taunton Bus Station and their assistance in publicising and running the event. 

Attractions included Tramway and Light Railway Society model trams in the Museum of Somerset

A proportion of the proceeds from the day have been donated to Prostate Cancer UK, First Group’s ‘Charity of Choice’ partner – more here.

There are several photo sets and videos online following the event, including –

Youtube videos by users Admiralscorner, Bovine of the Rails, DaveSpencer32, Joseph Edward BarnardLambolavis, Scott Godwin Films, Trains in the South West, Widewanderer

Flickr photo sets by users Darren Harris, DSH Trains, jeff.day48, Ken Jones, Philip WeaverRichard Stubbings, Western Stalwart

All copyright of the photos / videos remains with their owners.

If we have missed your collection (or if we have linked to yours and you would prefer us to remove the link) please get in touch.

Apple FM have a report including a video from the event.


More on our Facebook page.

Thanks to

quantock            bos2


West Somerset Railwaysheppys







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10 Responses to Home

  1. Ken Jones says:

    A really excellent event and I hope it becomes an annual one

  2. daniel dawson says:

    it was a Good event i like to see it next year!

  3. Neil Markwick says:

    A very enjoyable event. Will you be repeating the Lodekka trip on the 400 route the day before as per the 2013 event?

  4. Lord Parker says:

    If you’d like any of my images for promotion.. do let me know – http://lord-parker.co.uk

  5. Steve Leater says:

    Would it be possible to attend your bus running day again this year please

  6. Dan Snell says:

    Really enjoyed this event, video link below. 🙂

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