After a long and very thorough restoration 1397 emerged blinking into the sunlight today. This Park Royal bodied AN68 is the only survivor of a batch of 104 supplied to Ribble between 1974 and 1976. The restoration is essentially complete so it will now be subject to some test running on site before it goes for a MoT. Assuming all goes well it will then be painted externally into NBC poppy red. The aim is to launch it at our Morecambe running day on May 24th.