Edinburgh Classic Bus Running Day

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In most years since 1994 the Edinburgh Transport Group have organised the Edinburgh Classic Bus Running Day.  The event takes the form of a regular interval service running between areas of the city along a specified route and participants are encouraged to treat the event as if it were a normal service getting on and off the buses at bus stops.  The vintage vehicles, which normally are either ex Edinburgh Corporation Transport buses or buses which had some connection with Edinburgh, certainly turn heads as pedestrians must think that they have wandered into a time warp!  The 2003 event took place on Sunday 8 June and used the new Ocean Terminal as one of the terminating points for the first time.  The ETG web site is probably the best place for background information about the event and vehicles.  I've included a selection of photos sorted by year below.  Click on the photograph to see a larger version.

2004 Sunday May 30

The ETG did not organise a running day this year.  However, the Gifford Transport Group held a 'Festival of Transport' at Silverknowes Promenade.  Although this was largely a static event there was a lot to see, and classic Edinburgh buses were well represented.
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2003 Sunday June 8

Ocean Terminal - St Andrew Square via Newhaven, Granton, Crewe Toll, Comely Bank and George Street
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2002 Sunday June 9

Silverknowes - St Andrew Square via Granton, Fettes, Comely Bank and George Street

I didn't take any photos this year - the weather was grey and drizzly so I concentrated on travelling on the buses!

2001 Sunday June 10

Silverknowes - St Andrew Square via Granton, Fettes, Comely Bank and George Street
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2000 Sunday June 11

Silverknowes - Eastfield via Granton, Newhaven, Leith, Craigentinny and Portobello
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1999 Sunday June 20

Holyrood Park - Fairmilehead via Causewayside, Blackford, Morningside and Braids
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1998 Sunday June 28

Holyrood Park - Fairmilehead via Causewayside, Blackford, Morningside and Braids
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1997 Sunday August 23

Silverknowes - Colinton via Davidson's Mains, Haymarket, Slateford Road and Craiglockhart
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1996 Saturday August 24

Silverknowes - Goldenacre via Davidson's Mains, Blackhall and Comely Bank
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1995 Sunday June 18

Granton Square - Goldenacre via Silverknowes, Davidson's Mains, Blackhall and Comely Bank
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1994 Sunday August 21

Granton Square - Goldenacre via Silverknowes, Davidson's Mains, Blackhall and Comely Bank (correct?)
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