The Brush works at Loughborough have a long history of electrical engineering and construction / refurbishment of railway locomotives. In addition they were once a major builder of trams and also built many bus bodies. The latter came to an end in the early 1950s and not many Brush bodies survive in preservation.

On Sunday, August 3rd Brush organised a gala day for current and retired employees and their families. RVPT was invited to bring along restored Leyland Cheetah 1568 which has a Brush body. Parked alongside a former Derby Crossley it received a steady stream of visitors who were most complimentary about its condition.