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Members day

Once a year we arrange a day when our wider membership can visit our depot and then attend a meeting which includes a buffet lunch. This year it was held on Saturday, February 24th. This turned out to be a cold but very sunny […]

February 25th, 2018|Latest News|

1467 activity

One of our current restoration projects, Burlingham PD2 1467, continues to make progress. There has been a considerable amount of  work on the bodywork recently which will be featured in the near future. This blog concentrates on the mechanical activity carried out in the […]

February 16th, 2018|Latest News|

Transformation

We are sometimes asked how much work is involved in restoring an old bus. The answer is simple – a lot. However, it does vary depending on the condition of the bus at the outset. Our friends at the Ribble Enthusiasts Club kindly passed […]

February 12th, 2018|Latest News|

Morecambe Running day

We’re now into detailed planning for the 8th Morecambe vintage bus running day and display which will be on Sunday, May 27th. Details can be found on our Events page. There will be displays of vintage buses on the promenade adjacent to the Midland […]

February 5th, 2018|Latest News|

Restoration work continues

We don’t leave the depot much at this time of year but there’s plenty going on. Two buses currently receiving attention are open top VR 1995 and Burlingham PD2 1467. The former has been repanelled externally which has also required some rotten wood filler […]

January 6th, 2018|Latest News|

Latest progress

Work is progressing on three of our restoration projects. The rebuilding of the back end of Royal Tiger 377 is almost complete although the various sections have not yet been finally fixed in position. Repanelling of PD2 1467 has moved ahead following completion of […]

December 13th, 2017|Latest News|

New shed layout

We carried out a major reorganisation of our depot at the weekend to provide a better working area for our restoration projects. To do this many of the buses had to be moved around, some of which hadn’t moved for several years. This provided […]

November 27th, 2017|Latest News|

Royal Tiger progress

Work continues on our Leyland bodied Royal Tiger 377. With nearside panels and beading fitted attention turned to the rear dome. We had to completely rebuild the rear of the bus as it was converted in 1965 to have a wheelchair lift for its […]

November 14th, 2017|Latest News|

November activity

Plenty  going on as we descend into darker days. PD2 1467 continues to be worked on and the offside panelling is almost complete. Window pans have been fitted, beading strips added and the rain deflector fitted. Our most recent addition, VR open topper 1995 […]

November 3rd, 2017|Latest News|

A model Tiger Cub

One of the most popular buses in our fleet, Tiger Cub 452, is now the subject of a new model by Oxford Diecast. Oxford commissioned a company to do a thorough profile of 452 at our depot in April 2016 and this has helped […]

October 23rd, 2017|Latest News|