Another heritage livery

As we get closer to our principal Ribble 100 event in Morecambe on May 26th the major bus companies who run services in the old Ribble territory are making progress with painting contemporary buses in special liveries. The latest is Transdev who operate primarily […]

April 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Members day

We have an annual members day when our members can visit our depot, have a ride on a couple of our buses and then adjourn for lunch and some presentations. Once again this year the lunch meeting was held at Fylde Rugby Club and […]

March 31st, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble 100 heritage liveries

As part of the Ribble centenary celebrations several local bus operators are celebrating their past history as part of Ribble. We appreciate this support for our year of events and it is planned that no less than five modern buses will be given Ribble […]

March 30th, 2019|Latest News|

1686 update

A few months ago we reported that our early Atlantean 1686 was being returned to service. Since then it has been given a thorough service and a complete mechanical check. Various issues have been addressed including some rewiring and a deep internal clean has […]

March 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

NARTM weekend

RVPT is a member of the National Association of Road Transport Museums, ( an umbrella organisations involved in vintage bus preservation. Meetings are held for members twice a year and the most recent one was hosted by RVPT as part of our Ribble 100 […]

March 11th, 2019|Latest News|

1467 rises up

PD2 1467 was moved into the centre of the building to allow it to be raised on the Hywemas. This gives access to the chassis to allow the remaining rods, cables and pipes to be fitted prior to installing the engine and gearbox. […]

February 23rd, 2019|Latest News|

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|