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|

1279 refurb continues

Plenty of progress recently with White Lady Atlantean 1279. Most of the work to replace corroded chassis sections at the rear has now been completed and attention has now switched to the interior. New flooring has been laid throughout downstairs and we have started to […]

January 14th, 2017|Latest News|

Olympian enters preservation

A RVPT member has acquired a Stagecoach Olympian for preservation. Fleet number 16634 (P234 PCK) is a Volvo Olympian with a Northern Counties Paladin 1 body. Although the Alexander ALX 400 body was more common in the Stagecoach fleet they also bought significant numbers […]

December 23rd, 2016|Latest News|

1279 makes progress

An intensive burst of activity on White Lady 1279 has resulted in significant progress with the rear end chassis problems. All the sections which were suffering from corrosion have been replaced by new parts and some of the related superstructure has also been renewed. Having […]

December 23rd, 2016|Latest News|

Morecambe 2017

Brief reminder that we plan to do our popular vintage bus running day and display in Morecambe again in 2017. It will be on bank holiday Sunday, thumb May 28th. More details nearer the time but we will again run a free bus […]

December 4th, 2016|Latest News|

A busy day

Many and varied activities at our depot this week. A rare good day’s weather this week allowed work to be done outside. An area of poor quality concrete had been dug out and is now in the process of being replaced. Inside the depot […]

November 17th, 2016|Latest News|

1279 progresses

The complex task of rebuilding the rear chassis area of White Lady Atlantean 1279 has made another step forward. The rear chassis extensions and the wheel arch area on the nearside have been removed to allow work on the defective chassis member. We already […]

November 3rd, 2016|Latest News|