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1775 refurbishment

PD3 1775 has received a lot of attention over the winter – see earlier blogs re the engine rebuild. This week the body work has been the focus of activity. The nearside rear downstairs has for some time shown signs of rusting behind the […]

February 17th, 2019|Latest News|

Work continues

It’s been wooly hats and gloves time at our depot recently but work has continued on our restoration projects as well as attention to some of the operational fleet. This blog focuses on two of our restorations – Royal Tiger 377 and PD2 1467. […]

February 2nd, 2019|Latest News|

New Ribble book

As part of the centenary celebrations a new book is being published. Authored by well known transport writer Roger Davies the book reviews many aspects of the company and provides a flavour of “The Mighty Ribble”. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs which […]

January 21st, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble 100 at The Harris

The first event of our centenary year took place at the Harris Museum in Preston on Saturday, January 19th. An exhibition of Ribble artefacts was officially opened and to draw attention to the event we took four buses to display on the Flag Market […]

January 20th, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble Exhibition

As part of our celebrations of the Ribble centenary the Harris Museum is hosting an exhibition about the company using many items from our archive. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 19th and will be in place for six months. In support of the […]

January 9th, 2019|Latest News|

New Year Update

A lot has been happening over the past few weeks despite the holiday period. Restoration work has concentrated on PD2 1467 and Royal Tiger 377. Having completed the wiring on 1467’s bodywork the ceiling panels have been fitted upstairs and down and the upstairs […]

January 9th, 2019|Latest News|

1775 progress

The major rebuild of 1775’s engine has continued over the past two weeks:_

1) Valves removed from cylinder heads
2) Valve seats cleaned up and “decarbonised”
3) Mating surfaces cleaned up
4) Leaking injector sleeves removed from front head, cleaned up and refitted with new sealant
5) Engine block […]

December 5th, 2018|Latest News|

1775’s engine

An earlier blog explained that 1775 had engine problems. The bus is now undergoing repairs at our depot. It displayed some signs of overheating and water loss, also a little black engine oil visible in the cooling radiator top tank, clear evidence of the […]

November 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

1523 moves on

The Burlingham bodied PD3s made a big impact when they first appeared in 1957. RVPT has had two examples in the collection for many years, 1523 and 1553. The latter is in poor condition and has been kept as a donor for the former. […]

November 16th, 2018|Latest News|

Emerging from the depths

As we had to remove many buses from the building to install the air line it became possible to photograph certain vehicles which are usually inaccessible. The attached photos are examples.

November 11th, 2018|Latest News|