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Olympian enters preservation

A RVPT member has acquired a Stagecoach Olympian for preservation. Fleet number 16634 (P234 PCK) is a Volvo Olympian with a Northern Counties Paladin 1 body. Although the Alexander ALX 400 body was more common in the Stagecoach fleet they also bought significant numbers with [...]

December 23rd, 2016|Latest News|

1279 makes progress

An intensive burst of activity on White Lady 1279 has resulted in significant progress with the rear end chassis problems. All the sections which were suffering from corrosion have been replaced by new parts and some of the related superstructure has also been renewed. Having done this [...]

December 23rd, 2016|Latest News|

Morecambe 2017

Brief reminder that we plan to do our popular vintage bus running day and display in Morecambe again in 2017. It will be on bank holiday Sunday, May 28th. More details nearer the time but we will again run a free bus service from Carnforth [...]

December 4th, 2016|Latest News|

A busy day

Many and varied activities at our depot this week. A rare good day's weather this week allowed work to be done outside. An area of poor quality concrete had been dug out and is now in the process of being replaced. Inside the depot work [...]

November 17th, 2016|Latest News|

1279 progresses

The complex task of rebuilding the rear chassis area of White Lady Atlantean 1279 has made another step forward. The rear chassis extensions and the wheel arch area on the nearside have been removed to allow work on the defective chassis member. We already have [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Latest News|

Driver refresher

All RVPT drivers have a full, current PCV licence so have been trained to same standard as professional bus drivers (and many are current drivers or drove professionally in the past). However, it is always useful to be reminded of current best practice and to [...]

October 30th, 2016|Latest News|

October activity

Plenty going on in our depot at present but here are two very different activities. The complex job of rebuilding the rear part of White Lady 1279's chassis continues. New outriggers have been fitted ahead of the rear wheels and a cross member replaced. The [...]

October 5th, 2016|Latest News|

More sunshine

We've been very lucky with the weather this year at our main events. Morecambe in May was superb and our Lytham Hall event on August bank holiday Monday was also very sunny. The following weekend was the Vintage by the Sea festival in Morecambe which [...]

September 11th, 2016|Latest News|

Vintage by the Sea

This very popular event in Morecambe over the weekend of September 3/4 will this year feature RVPT buses. We will operate a free service from Happy Mount Park to the Festival Market bus stop on Sunday, 4th from about 10.00 to 17.00. The intention is [...]

August 31st, 2016|Latest News|

Lytham Hall event

Reminder that our big day based at Lytham Hall is getting close - Monday, August 29th. There will be a display of vintage buses in the grounds of the Hall and a free bus service linking St. Anne's, look Fairhaven Lake and Lytham with the [...]

August 17th, 2016|Latest News|