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1467 progress

Work is continuing on Burlingham PD2 1467. Most of the panels on the rear and the offside have been fitted and work has started to affix the beading strips. Tongue and groove floor boards have been purchased and these will be used to create […]

August 6th, 2017|Latest News|

August Events

We will be supporting the West Lancs Railway during August and running our annual event at Lytham Hall. Please see the events page for full details. Lytham is one of our two major events and features a display of buses and a free vintage […]

August 3rd, 2017|Latest News|

Cheetah emerges

Our Cheetah coach, 1568, has been laid up in the depot for over 18 months. We realised it needed as new radiator core but when we removed the entire unit it was obvious that the header tank was beyond repair. Getting a new one […]

July 30th, 2017|Latest News|

Burnley Bus Bash

On Sunday, July 23rd Transdev organised an open day at their Queensgate, Burnley depot as part of the launch of a fleet of new Optare Versas. Vintage buses were invited and RVPT supplied three which were available to operate a shuttle service from the […]

July 24th, 2017|Latest News|

A southern foray

A group of RVPG members headed south in Leopard 811 to attend the Alton Bus Rally. This is a major event now in its 23rd year and provides the opportunity to see and ride on many different buses as well as looking at numerous […]

July 19th, 2017|Latest News|

Restoration activity, July

Work continues on several buses. Olympian 2234 has been repainted and is awaiting the fitting of lower saloon windows. Hope to have it available for Lytham. Cheetah 1568 has been out of action for some time until a new radiator could be made and […]

July 12th, 2017|Latest News|

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|