Monthly Archives: November 2014

1349 progress

Recent focus on 1349 has seen new body sections for the nearside. Much of the existing framework has to be replaced and it is being done in stages to ensure structural stability. The front bulkhead has been replaced and new framework has been added […]

November 30th, 2014|Latest News|

NatEx in Liverpool

On Tuesday, November 18th National Express organised a small celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of a dedicated coach station in Liverpool. To add a historic dimension to the day NatEx invited RVPT to bring along Ribble 1052 which has been […]

November 23rd, 2014|Latest News|

A Train Day

On Friday we had an outing to the Lakeside Railway in support of a photo session on the railway. The chosen bus was Tiger Cub 452 as these were numerous in the Lake District and 452 itself spent many years at Kendal depot. We […]

November 15th, 2014|Latest News|

Ribble Red

Everyone knows Ribble service buses were painted red but there’s sometimes disagreement about the correct shade. In practice it did vary. In the late 1960s a darker shade of red was adopted for the Bristol REs which joined the fleet and later, of course, […]

November 7th, 2014|Latest News|

PD2 update

As reported we’re working in parallel on the restoration of a pair of 1950s PD2s. 1467 is the Burlingham bodied PD2/12 from 1956. Work is now almost complete on the rear wheel arch areas and the next stage will involve rebuilding the rear platform […]

November 7th, 2014|Latest News|