Development Plan For Sandtoft
A joint working party of the BTS and the Trolleybus Museum have produced and agreed a strategic development plan for the Museum that meets the specific needs of both organisations and will create a much improved visitor experience. Plans include a spacious exhibition hall where visitors will be able to view trolleybuses and an exhibition telling the story of the trolleybus in the UK. A planning application is being prepared and work which does not require planning permission has already started.
Restoration Progress on Bournemouth 301
The BTS's Bournemouth MF2B trolleybus, the last new trolleybus to enter service in the UK, received a full repaint and some work on its electrics while at Keighley Bus Museum. It has now left Keighley and is having its window rubbers replaced and an internal refurbishment before returning to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft in 2024.
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft has now issued full details of its open days in 2023 and these are listed on the link here
Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at the Reading District Oddfellows Hall, 118b Oxford Road, Reading
RG1 7NQ (next to Holy Trinity Church) at 19.30. For details of the next meeting see the Events page. Email Graham Bilbé for more information.
Friday 5 January 2024
Mike Russell will give a presentation on a subject to be confirmed.
Friday 2 February 2024
Reading Buses CEO, Robert Williams, will give a presentation on latest deveopments at the Company.
Friday 1 March 2024
Dave Hall and Dave Chick will cover the history of the San Francisco cable cars, PCC street cars. Metro and trolleybuses as well as "Four Daves Go To San Francisco", a story of their amazing holiday in 2023 which includes the Muni Heritage Transport Weekend.
The National Trolleybus Assocation meets at the Model Railway Club, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA with £2.50 admission fee at 18.30. For details of the next meeting see below. For more information email John Parkin
Wednesday 13 December
Michael Russell presents 'Trolleybuses in Romania - Then and Now'
Please note that the February and March 2024 meetings are being held in the afternoon commencing at 14.30. Also the May 2024 meeting is on the second Wednesday to be on the anniversary date of London’s last trolleybuses.
Wednesday 17 January 2024
Alan Murray: Czech Republic and Dayton (1900 hrs) PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING CHANGED BACK TO NORMAL TIME
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Martin Jenkins: British Trolleybus Systems abandoned between 1951-1962 in colour (1430 hrs)
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Roger Manley: Cine films (1430 hrs) Reading, Bournemouth, Teesside, Walsall, Bradford and Cardiff.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
Martin Eady: Southend trolleybuses from 1954 (1900 hrs)
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Hugh Taylor: London’s trolleybuses (1900 hrs)