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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|

Lytham Hall Video

Our colleague from Independent Transport Videos has produced a 110 minute film of our recent running day at Lytham Hall. Filmed to the usual high standard it records the entire day from the departure from the depot in the morning to the return of […]

September 30th, 2017|Latest News|

Restoration Activity September

Work has continued on our main projects during the summer despite an active rally season. PD2 1467 has been panelled at the rear and on the offside and a tongue & groove floor installed downstairs. Much of the wood around the rear dome on […]

September 28th, 2017|Latest News|

A Steamy Weekend

Over the weekend of September 16/17 RVPT supported the local Rotary Club with their steam rally at Lytham Hall. This is a location we use of course and most of the funds raised were for the Hall’s restoration. Our role was provide a free […]

September 18th, 2017|Latest News|

‘Vintage by the Sea’ – Morecambe

Once again this weekend (September 2/3) Morecambe hosts the Vintage by the Sea event which is very popular. More details can be found at http://www.vintagefestival.co.uk/events/vintage-sea-2nd-3rd-september-2017/

This year RVPT is operating a free service linking Heysham Village with the main centre of activities near to the Midland […]

August 30th, 2017|Latest News|

Lytham Hall review

Despite a cloudy start our fourth Lytham Hall event again enjoyed warm sunshine. As in previous years we had a display of buses at the Hall and ran a free bus service at 10 minute intervals from the Hall, through Lytham and Fairhaven to St […]

August 30th, 2017|Latest News|

A new arrival

An open top Bristol VR has joined our fleet. Former Ribble 1995 is a 1972 flat screen Bristol VRT which was one of a batch delivered new to Carlisle depot. It then moved to Eastern Counties who converted it to open top. It has […]

August 30th, 2017|Latest News|