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October update

Another near lockdown in Lancashire has restricted our activities recently but we've managed to make some progress. Royal Tiger 377 now has its rear windows fitted which means the external glazing is complete. Glass has also been fitted to the doors but these are not [...]

October 6th, 2020|Latest News|

Cancellation of Cavalcade

We're sorry to have to announce the cancellation of our cavalcade plan for Saturday, October 3rd. This was planned as a one off event in a year when our other events were cancelled. However, the recent decision to impose severe curbs on activity in Lancashire [...]

September 23rd, 2020|Latest News|

September update

Plenty going on at our depot over the past couple of months despite the lack of events to attend. Royal Tiger saloon 377 continues to make good progress with much of the interior now complete. The cab area is still being worked on and there [...]

September 17th, 2020|Latest News|

More restoration progress

In addition to 1467 work has continues on Royal Tiger 377 and lowbridge PD2 1349. 377's back end had to be totally rebuilt and the final stage of the work has been completed with the fitting of the emergency door handle. Most windows are now [...]

August 5th, 2020|Latest News|

1467 progress

More progress with our Burlingham bodied PD2 1467. We now have an auto electrician completing all the wiring in the cab and one of our volunteers who is a bus engineer has had the engine running in situ for the first time. The fuel pipe [...]

August 5th, 2020|Latest News|

Departure

A long term resident at our depot is a rare Harrington Contender coach originally in the fleet of Abbots of Blackpool. It was privately owned by a Trustee who sadly died a couple of years ago. It was offered for continued preservation and happily has [...]

July 16th, 2020|Latest News|

Arrival

The latest addition to the RVPT collection is former Stagecoach Ribble 20457. This Volvo B10M-55 has anĀ  Alexander PS 48 seat body with high backed seats. It spent its operating life in former Ribble territory including Kendal and Morecambe. The plan is to restore it [...]

July 16th, 2020|Latest News|

October event

Like most groups who usually operate vintage bus events including running free services we have had to cancel our plans this year. While it isn't practical to plan an event where we carry passengers we have decided it would be a good idea to take [...]

July 8th, 2020|Latest News|

377 update

More progress with Royal Tiger 377. All lino has now been laid apart from the area near the entrance. Work is now underway to fit the floor strips. Most of the nearside windows are in place and the offside ones will be fitted in the [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Latest News|

377 progress

Work has resumed on Royal Tiger 377 with lino being laid in the rear half of the saloon. Another piece has been cut and dry fitted to the front section; it will be 'glued in' next week. The rear emergency door mechanism has been away [...]

June 19th, 2020|Latest News|