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1279 chassis work

Work continues on the rear part of 1279's chassis. The first stage involves repairs to the section just ahead of the rear wheels. Connecting pipes and electrical cables have been removed and will be replaced with new items in due course. A badly corroded part [...]

August 3rd, 2016|Latest News|

Lytham Hall running day – correct date

On Monday, July 25th, Blackpool newspaper The Gazette reported that the RVPT running day and display at Lytham Hall will be on Sunday, July 31st. This is WRONG. As described elsewhere on this site the actual day is Bank Holiday Monday, August 29th. More updates [...]

July 25th, 2016|Latest News|

Leyland 120

The Leyland Society gathering on Sunday, tadalafil July 3 featured a display at the Paccar / DAF Truck plant at Leyland on a day when the plant had a family day for employees. RVPT provided a free bus service from the British Commercial Vehicle Museum [...]

July 4th, 2016|Latest News|

Leyland Society Gathering

On Sunday, July 3 the Leyland Society will mark the 120th anniversary of Leyland Motors by holding a gathering of Leyland vehicles at the DAF Truck plant in Leyland. RVPT will support the event by contributing to the display and also by running a free bus [...]

June 27th, 2016|Latest News|

Heavy engineering

Work is underway on the refurbishment of White Lady Atlantean 1279. Current focus is on the rear of the chassis where corroded sections are being replaced. The replacement parts are available but first it's necessary to remove those chassis parts which have to be replaced. [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Latest News|

Whew! what a scorcher

Bank holidays in Morecambe don't always produce hot, sunny weather but that's what we had for both the Stagecoach open day and our sixth running day & display over the weekend of May 28/29. On the Sunday we had our usual display of buses and [...]

June 1st, 2016|Latest News|

Stagecoach open day

The Stagecoach depot at White Lund, Morecambe will hold a public open day on Saturday, sickness May 28th, the day before the RVPT running day in Morecambe. Free bus services will operate to the depot from Morecambe bus station and the Globe Arena football ground. [...]

May 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

TD5 refurb

Nothing lasts forever and when a bus is nearly 80 years old that becomes very apparent. Our TD5 2057 needed a new exhaust system and the rear springs were overdue for replacement or refurbishment. The bus was hoisted up on the Hywemas to allow removal [...]

May 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

Come to the seaside!

Yes, our annual running day and display at Morecambe is here again. Sunday, May 29th is the day when we will have displays of vintage buses on the promenade near to the Midland Hotel and in the car park of the Festival Market. Our popular [...]

May 14th, 2016|Latest News|

Weymann at Brooklands

London Bus Museum organised an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of bus and coach building at Weymann and Harrington. RVPT took Leopard DP 811 which has a Weymann body and having been built in 1965 it was one of the youngest [...]

April 19th, 2016|Latest News|