Burlingham PD2s

We've provided numerous updates on progress with our 1467, a 1956 Leyland PD2/12 with a 61 seat Burlingham body. Ribble took 30 of these with platform doors and just 5 with open platforms. Three of the the former survived into preservation and 1467 should be [...]

April 19th, 2020|Latest News|

Atlantean 1624

With minimal current activity to report we'll look back at earlier days. 1624 was one of the large batch of PDR1/1 Atlanteans with Metro-Cammell bodies purchased in 1959-60. It was sold by Ribble in 1972 and worked for several years for Boon's of Boreham. It [...]

April 16th, 2020|Latest News|

Events cancelled

Reluctantly the RVPT Board has taken the decision to cancel our two principal events, the running days at Morecambe (May 24) and Lytham Hall (July 19). This is in line with government guidance and reflects what is happening throughout the country. We intend to hold [...]

March 22nd, 2020|Latest News|

Members meeting & other events

Unfortunately we've had to cancel our annual meeting for members which was scheduled for April 4. This is a well attended event so the cancellation was done reluctantly but under current circumstances it was not sensible to proceed. We hope to arrange an open day [...]

March 16th, 2020|Latest News|

A fitting tribute

Douglas Bailey MBE worked in the bus industry for 57 years, notably for Ribble and Stagecoach. Based mainly at Chorley as a driver he also served for many years as the local union rep and was also a Stagecoach pension trustee. For many years he [...]

March 9th, 2020|Latest News|

1467 seats

Work continues on 1467, our Burlingham PD2. All seats have now been installed upstairs which gives an idea of how the interior will look on completion. Next step will be to fit the poles. Some interior painting is also being completed and the aim is [...]

March 7th, 2020|Latest News|

Restoration progress

Various projects making progress this month. PD2 / Burlingham 1467 now has a new exhaust system installed and the links to the rear brakes are mainly in place. In addition to the fitting of windows to lowbridge PD2 1349 attention has also been paid to [...]

February 26th, 2020|Latest News|

RVPT at Kirkby Stephen

The bus rally  at Kirkby Stephen will take place as usual at the Easter weekend, April 11-12. RVPT plan to attend with ECW Atlantean 1481 in service both days and Park Royal Atlantean 1397 in service on the Sunday.  The free service  from Brough to [...]

February 23rd, 2020|Latest News|

Ribble book reprint

The book written by Roger Davies and published by Classic Bus Publishing to mark the centenary of Ribble proved to be very popular and sold out. We're pleased to report that it has now been reprinted and can be obtained direct from the publisher. It [...]

February 21st, 2020|Latest News|

New arrivals

The Trust's collection policy includes Stagecoach era buses which have operated in the former Ribble areas. The B10M / Plaxton coach which was Stagecoach Ribble 109 has been in the collection for some time. Another member of the same batch has been acquired as a [...]

February 19th, 2020|Latest News|