BTS Members Weekend Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017
The BTS is planning a weekend of activities with BTS members in mind. We are hoping to finally launch Walsall 872 into service subject to the problems with the hydraulic braking system being sorted in time. The operational trolleybuses will be all BTS owned, Other activities include film shows and a presentation on the history of the BTS and also Sandtoft. Other events are also being planned so watch this space!
BTS AGM Saturday October 7 2017
A date for your diaries although plans for the day are still being drawn up, Details will be posted when confirmed.
BTS & Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft Special Reading Weekend August Bank Holiday 2018
Remember the event that took p[lace in May 2006 to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Reading system? Well we intend to make it even better and the hope is that we will have all six preserved ex Reading trolleybuses, including Teesside 11 (ex Reading 186), operating together with a number of contemporary Reading motorbuses. More details will be posted later this year
The Trolleybus during the First World War - Exhibition at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Our exhibition about the early days of the trolleybus is a joint venture with the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. The Pelham building, which dates from just before the First World War, has been refurbished ready to house the exhibits and welcome visitors.
The exhibition opened on 23 August 2014 and will run until November 2018. It is hoped that much of the material will in the long term become part of a larger exhibition telling the story of the history of the trolleybus.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the Museum’s admission price. Don’t forget that if you are a member of the Trolleybus Museum you may have free entry to all the running days on production of your membership card.
The exhibition includes:
• A display of models created by Ken Allbon, with model infrastructure showing the three types of current collection in use during the period
• Mannequins dressed in replica driver and conductor uniforms of the era
• Information boards and photos covering the operators, manufacturers and current collection systems
• Contemporary papers and documents
• Reproduction articles and manufacturers’ brochures to browse
• Reproduction equipment
We are grateful to the many people who have helped to make this ground-breaking exhibition possible.