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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|

1349 progress

Lowbridge PD2 1349 continues to make progress. Most of its window pans were severely corroded so new ones are being made and should be available to fit in the next month or so. A significant number of the external panels on the nearside are now [...]

October 8th, 2019|Latest News|

Restorations

Work continues on our principal projects. Burlingham bodied PD2 1467 now has all windows fitted and work will shortly resume to 'plumb in' the engine and gearbox. All six wheel dishes have been shot blasted, primed and painted ready for the fitting of new tyres. [...]

October 6th, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble 100 at Museum of Liverpool

RVPT has organised a number of events during 2019 to celebrate the centenary of Ribble Motor Services. The final event took place on Sunday, September 8 at the Museum of Liverpool which is situated at Mann Island close to the rejuvenated George's Dock. Four of [...]

September 9th, 2019|Latest News|

Lytham Hall report

Once again we fell lucky with the weather ay our Lytham Hall event. A warm overcast morning turned sunny later and provided ideal conditions for a day out with the buses. A mix of our own buses and many guests provided a frequent service to [...]

August 28th, 2019|Latest News|

Lytham Hall event

Reminder that our second big event of the year is close. On Bank Holiday Monday August 26th we will again hold our popular event based at Lytham Hall. Buses will be on display at the Hall and a free bus service will operate to St [...]

August 11th, 2019|Latest News|

Restorations and repairs

The RVPT team has been active in the depot despite also taking our buses out to events. Royal Tiger 377 made a step forward with the fitting of its nearside luggage rack. Before it could be installed cove panels and roof brackets had to be [...]

August 6th, 2019|Latest News|

Display in Preston

Saturday July 20th saw the "Big Bus Bash" in front of the Harris Museum in Preston. This was the first of a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Preston's well known bus station. It was organised by the Harris and featured three [...]

July 21st, 2019|Latest News|