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In Pictures: The Venturer returns

CX19 Venturer chassis

The CX19 chassis was shipped to Australia by Albion Motors Ltd, of Scotstoun

The CX19 on the street of Sydney

The largest Venturer fleets operated on the streets of Sydney as well as in Glasgow

The No 1877 bus

The No 1877 bus was tracked down in the town of Woombye, Queensland, Australia

Bristol Docks

The Sydney Venturer Group shipped the 1877 back round the world to Bristol

The Scottish Bus Museum in Fife

The final part of the journey saw it being towed to the Scottish Bus Museum in Fife for restoration

Restoration work gets under way

HGV mechanics John and Davie began work on the CX19 in earnest in July 2005

Engine block being removed

The engine and gearbox are removed ready to be cleaned and stripped down

Cleaning work

Removing the engine means proper steam cleaning can get under way

Bus interior

Inside, the seats and fittings are also cleared so that corroded metal can be cut out and replaced

The stripped down CX19

The team of Vintage Vehicle Restoration with the CX19, ready for its transformation

New life for round-the-world bus
19 Aug 05 |  Scotland


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