A trip to the Lakes

We were invited to attend the Lakeland Classic Car Show at Grasmere and decided to take 452. This is appropriate as many of the Saro Tiger Cubs operated in the Lake District and 452 itself was based at Kendal depot for most of its […]

June 19th, 2017|Latest News|

Restoration Report, June

Although the rally season is well underway we’re still pressing ahead with restorations. The re-panelling of Olympian 16634 (Ribble 2234) is complete and once the windows are fitted it will be ready for painting. Work has resumed on lowbridge 1349 with the rear dome […]

June 17th, 2017|Latest News|

Sunny Morecambe – again!

Our vintage bus running day and display at Morecambe in 2016 enjoyed hot, sunny weather. We didn’t quite match that this year but after a cloudy start we had a bright and mainly sunny day. This event gets more popular each year and we […]

June 3rd, 2017|Latest News|

Final preparations for Morecambe

Just a few days to go before our big day at Morecambe and the team has been working hard to get ready. Buses have been cleaned inside and out, oil, water and tyres checked and blinds set. Ticket machines have been prepared so that […]

May 24th, 2017|Latest News|

Morecambe event is close

Reminder that our big event at Morecambe is getting close. On Sunday, May 28 we will once again be displaying vintage buses in Morecambe and running a free bus service between Carnforth and Heysham Village via Morecambe promenade. Buses will be on display on […]

May 13th, 2017|Latest News|

Kirkby Stephen Rally

RVPT participated in the annual rally based at┬áKirkby Stephen and Brough. Atlantean 1481 operated on both Easter Saturday and Sunday while Tiger Cub 452 came for Sunday only. Both worked the free service between Brough and Kirkby Stephen West railway station. Heavy loadings were […]

April 17th, 2017|Latest News|

New panels for Olympian

Volvo Olympian 16634 (or 2234) is having new panels on both sides prior to being painted in Stagecoach stripy livery. Work is going well and the bus should be out and about in its new (old) colours this summer.

March 28th, 2017|Latest News|

Stagecoach NW open day

This year’s open day will be at Carlisle on Saturday, May 28th, the day before our Morecambe running day. It is intended that at least two RVPT buses will be at Carlisle – Atlantean 1481 and Cavalier coach 1036. Any RVPG member who would […]

March 22nd, 2017|Latest News|

TLC for 2057

Veteran TD5 2057 has required significant investment over the past year or so. The rear springs went away for refurbishment and then a new stainless steel exhaust was fitted. The next stage was removal of the rear wheels to allow the brake shoes to […]

March 12th, 2017|Latest News|

Restoration update

Lots going on in our depot. The principal project continues to be White Lady 1279. The lower saloon floor has been fitted and given a covering of lino. The next steps with the interior will be fitting rexine to the side panels and reinstalling […]

February 10th, 2017|Latest News|