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Shed shuffle

Major reorganisation of the shed layout was necessary to get two of our buses into a position where they could be worked on underneath. 1467 requires further work on the chassis including fitting the new exhaust and Cavalier 1036 is also being prepared for a [...]

January 19th, 2020|Latest News|

Further update

Further progress in the new year with PD2 1349 and Royal Tiger 377. Much of the work on 1349 is focussed on the windows which have had to be completely replaced. New window pans and new glass have been purchased and the pans have been [...]

January 16th, 2020|Latest News|

More restoration activity

A non-Ribble project which has been on-going for some time is Morecambe & Heysham AEC Regent 111 no.72. This Park Royal bodied bus was exhibited at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show and has several features in common with RTs. Good progress has been made over [...]

January 4th, 2020|Latest News|

Restoration update

Plenty of work recently on our restoration projects. External painting of PD2 1467 is continuing; painting helps to show up minor indents on the panels so as these are identified they can be filled, sanded and then painted. Once the next layer of undercoat is [...]

December 24th, 2019|Latest News|

2020 events

We will again hold two major events in 2020, at Morecambe and at Lytham Hall. The former will take place on the usual date at the end of May; in 2020 this will be Sunday, May 24th. However, we are changing the date for Lytham [...]

December 24th, 2019|Latest News|

Progress report

Work continues on PD2s 1349 and 1467, also Royal Tiger 377. With most of the bodywork completed the focus for 1467 is now mechanical and electrical aspects. The most recent action has been connecting the prop shaft from the gearbox to the back axle. Meanwhile [...]

December 10th, 2019|Latest News|

1467 turns red

Burlingham PD2 1467 has received its first coats of external paint with the application of red primer. It's still a long way from the final finish but for the first time in many years it's beginning to look like a Ribble bus. The yellow window [...]

November 21st, 2019|Latest News|

Bluebird anniversary event

On Sunday, November 24th an event will be held at Samlesbury Hall to mark 65 years since the Bluebird K7 jet boat was built at the nearby works. This was the boat that Donald Campbell used to break the world water speed record; he died [...]

November 14th, 2019|Latest News|

Preston bus station birthday

Preston bus station was opened on the 12th of October 1969 and its 50th birthday was celebrated by a series of events on Saturday, 19th October. Both loved and loathed the bus station and associated car park has been the subject of various plans over [...]

October 20th, 2019|Latest News|

2057 emerges

Veteran TD5 2057 has been off the road for most of 2019 as a result of excessive smoke and low power output. We've been extremely busy in our centenary year so there wasn't time to address its problems. The injectors were sent away for overhaul [...]

October 9th, 2019|Latest News|