Monthly Archives: February 2015


Restoration work

Recent activity has focussed on Royal Tiger 377 and our two PD2s. 377's steps have been repaired and refurbished and have now been refitted. Also new wheel arches have been installed front and rear. Lowbridge 1349 continues to receive new framework to replace that which [...]

February 25th, 2015|Latest News|

Museum Day

Once again RVPT supported a number of museums in Preston who organised special events for the half term holiday. Our free circular service linked the Ribble Steam Railway, health Infantry Museum, Museum of Lancashire and the Harris Museum, running every 30 minutes. An innovation this [...]

February 20th, 2015|Latest News|

Night moves

A few RVPT members and friends took a couple of our buses out for night photography. Although night photography requires more and different skills it can produce images which add a different dimension. It was a freezing cold night so the heavy (genuine) Ribble overcoats [...]

February 7th, 2015|Latest News|

PD2 progress

Work has continued on our two PD2 projects. Lowbridge 1349 has received a new upright pillar at the front of the offside which provides much needed structural strength. Now that is in place it has been possible to start putting in place new pillars and [...]

February 7th, 2015|Latest News|

465 preparation

As explained in its profile page on this site 465 will soon depart to the Isle of Man for full restoration. In preparation for this many panels have been reattached on a temporary basis and now the engine has been tested. A very short run [...]

February 3rd, 2015|Latest News|