Yearly Archives: 2015


Restoration progress

After the excitement of Morecambe the month of June has been mainly devoted to maintenance and restoration. The latter has been focussed on PD2 1349 and Royal Tiger 377. The upper deck side panels of 1349 have been replaced on the nearside and will shortly [...]

June 21st, 2015|Latest News|

Work continues

After the flurry of activity in connection with our Morecambe running day we're back to restoration work on our current projects. Over the past couple of weeks the main focus has been on Royal Tiger 377 and PD2 1349. The former has had most of [...]

May 30th, 2015|Latest News|

Morecambe Running Day

Sunday, May 24th began with heavy rain and leaden skies, not ideal for displaying buses on the promenade. Fortunately the day improved and although never warm it was bright and dry. Our 5th Morecambe event included displays of buses and coaches on the promenade and [...]

May 25th, 2015|Latest News|

Our big day

Our well established vintage bus running day and display at Morecambe is almost here. On Sunday, May 24th we will have a display of buses on the promenade near to the Midland Hotel and at the Festival Market car park opposite the Midland. A free [...]

May 22nd, 2015|Latest News|

Our Lion Purrs

Our oldest operational bus, Lion 1161, has been receiving attention to its braking system. Work had involved adjusting or making new brake rods and adjustable ends to balance the forces equally on the wheels. The next stage was to overhaul the vacuum brake servo which provides [...]

May 16th, 2015|Latest News|

Much activity

Plenty going on at our depot as well as all the admin work required to finalise our Morecambe running day. DP Leopard 811 is being fitted with a new foot brake valve while Lion 1161 is receiving major adjustments to its braking system. Restoration work [...]

May 10th, 2015|Latest News|

Morecambe preparation

Only three weeks now to our big day in Morecambe. Work has started on checking and cleaning our buses for the running day and display. Our various guest vehicles will be doing the same. Details are in our events section but in summary we will [...]

May 3rd, 2015|Latest News|

End April report

Plenty of activity ahead of our big day at Morecambe on May 24th - see events for details. Leopard 811 is receiving attention to a defective brake foot valve, 1161 continues to have its brakes adjusted while 1481 has received a replacement tyre at the [...]

April 30th, 2015|Latest News|

Website revisions

Some minor changes have been made to the website which we'd like you to check out. RVPG members are able to access a members forum and it can now be easily accessed via the link on each page of the site. Members just need to click the button [...]

April 23rd, 2015|Latest News|

April update

Work continues on our restoration projects as well as routine tasks such as MoT preparation in advance of the rally season. 1349 has received a partial floor replacement on the upper deck and new wood inserts have been added to pillar sections which will eventually [...]

April 13th, 2015|Latest News|