Royal Tiger progress

The restoration of Royal Tiger saloon 377 continues with all roof panels now fitted. Current activity is focussed on the front dome which has now been dry fitted to ensure it sits properly before being permanently fixed. The guttering which runs around the bus […]

April 15th, 2018|Latest News|

RVPT in the hills

We usually attend the running day based in Brough and Kirkby Stephen over the Easter weekend and this year was no exception. Cavalier 1036 and Leopard / Duple 1052 took a number of members to the event on Sunday and Atlantean 1481 operated in […]

April 3rd, 2018|Latest News|

Cheetah activity

We’ve been concerned for some time about particles in the fuel system of Cheetah 1568 which among other things causes power loss. Consideration was given to having a new fuel tank made as we suspected there was residue in the tank which was being […]

March 31st, 2018|Latest News|

Restoration update March

Work has continued over recent weeks despite the risk of frostbite. The focus is on open top VR 1995 which we hope to have ready for our running day at the end of May. It has been fully repanelled externally and a new floor […]

March 21st, 2018|Latest News|

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|


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|