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Royal Tiger progress

Our Leyland bodied Royal Tiger 377 is the only survivor of a large class operated by Ribble. Restoration work continues with the focus on the back end. This was heavily modified when it became a wheelchair bus for the Cheshire Home so we're restoring the [...]

December 18th, 2015|Latest News|

In the works

With barely any daylight right now our team are hard at work indoors. Restoration work is focussed on PD2 1349 and Royal Tiger 377.  The next blog will focus on 377 so the pictures here are mainly of 1349 where we're now concentrating on mechanical [...]

December 16th, 2015|Latest News|

Lytham Hall Video

Our colleague from Independent Transport Videos has made an excellent film of our running day at Lytham Hall in August 2015. This shows the buses on display at the Hall and many shots of those in service. In addition there is footage taken on the [...]

November 29th, 2015|Latest News|

Christmas Cracker

There will be one more outing by a RVPT vehicle this year when Cavalier 1036 attends the Christmas Cracker event at the Museum of Transport, Manchester. We'll be there on Saturday, December 5th - the Cracker is on Sunday as well. In 2013 Cavalier [...]

November 15th, 2015|Latest News|

November report

The clocks have gone back and the rain has come so RVPT activity is now mainly indoors. However, we once again ran the museum service in Preston on October 29th. A circular route linked four museums in Preston and a separate route ran to museums [...]

November 7th, 2015|Latest News|

Autumn activity

This is the time of year when taking buses to events drops to a low level but that doesn't mean our team put their feet up. Routine maintenance continues apace with all buses being given a fresh dose of antifreeze ahead of the winter. Various [...]

October 7th, 2015|Latest News|

Museum service

We will be doing the popular museum service in Preston once again on Thursday,  October 29th. This service which takes place in half term links four museums who organise special events for families - Ribble Steam Railway, Infantry Museum, Museum of Lancashire and the Harris [...]

September 25th, 2015|Latest News|

Leyland heritage

Leyland Motors was once a dominant force in the UK bus and truck industry and dominated its home town. Sadly most of company is now only a memory but it's good to report that one former part of the operation survives and is thriving. CSA [...]

September 25th, 2015|Latest News|

Early doors

Restoration work continues on PD2 1349. This batch had manual platform doors and those on 1349 were in poor condition. They have now been stripped down and the rotten parts removed. New framework was made for the lower parts and new panels have then been added [...]

September 18th, 2015|Latest News|

Recent outings

Our buses have been to events organised on successive weekends by the Manchester Museum of Transport and Merseyside Transport Trust. The long established Heaton Park gathering in Manchester was attended by Cavalier 1036 and Atlantean 1397,  the latter making only its second public appearance. Both [...]

September 14th, 2015|Latest News|