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This is a pictorial account of the CX19's journey in 2004 from Australia back to Scotland. Click on the photos for a larger version:

1877 as found at Woombye
5 February 2004

Arrival at Garden City Depot, Brisbane
on suspended tow, 22 June 2004


On its way to Brisbane Docks
13 July 2004

Arrival at Brisbane Dock gates
13 July 2004


Arrival at Bristol, 29 September 2004

John Rentoul and Jasper Pettie check the bus at Bristol, 29 September 2004


On the way north the changeover takes place at Forton Sevices. David Hoare's ERF hands over to David Philp's crew in the Leyland Freighter, 9 October 2004.

Back in Scotland for the first time since 1946! At Gretna Services David Philp checks for phone messages before taking the wheel of the Leyland
Freighter tow truck, 9 October 2004.


Back in Glasgow, 1877 poses beside
FVA 854, a 1950 Albion CX39N coach with a similar mechanical specification to the double decker, 7 November 2004.

Raymond Devlin's Leyland Leopard tow wagon gets ready to take 1877 the final leg of the journey home from Glasgow to Lathalmond, 7 November 2004.


Andy Stewart of Adelaide behind the wheel of 1877 at Bridgeton,
7 November 2004

Stopping for a break after crossing the Kincardine Bridge, 7 November 2004


Final leg of the journey - travelling through Dunfermline,
7 November 2004

At the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond near Dunfermline - the end of an epic journey, 7 November 2004