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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|

February activity

Work continues on our projects. PD2 1349 is having windows fitted which is a lengthy process as it requires the recently made window pans to be matched up to the new glass and fitted in place with new window rubber. The upstairs front windows are [...]

February 14th, 2020|Latest News|

Shed shuffle

Major reorganisation of the shed layout was necessary to get two of our buses into a position where they could be worked on underneath. 1467 requires further work on the chassis including fitting the new exhaust and Cavalier 1036 is also being prepared for a [...]

January 19th, 2020|Latest News|

Further update

Further progress in the new year with PD2 1349 and Royal Tiger 377. Much of the work on 1349 is focussed on the windows which have had to be completely replaced. New window pans and new glass have been purchased and the pans have been [...]

January 16th, 2020|Latest News|

More restoration activity

A non-Ribble project which has been on-going for some time is Morecambe & Heysham AEC Regent 111 no.72. This Park Royal bodied bus was exhibited at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show and has several features in common with RTs. Good progress has been made over [...]

January 4th, 2020|Latest News|

Restoration update

Plenty of work recently on our restoration projects. External painting of PD2 1467 is continuing; painting helps to show up minor indents on the panels so as these are identified they can be filled, sanded and then painted. Once the next layer of undercoat is [...]

December 24th, 2019|Latest News|

2020 events

We will again hold two major events in 2020, at Morecambe and at Lytham Hall. The former will take place on the usual date at the end of May; in 2020 this will be Sunday, May 24th. However, we are changing the date for Lytham [...]

December 24th, 2019|Latest News|

Progress report

Work continues on PD2s 1349 and 1467, also Royal Tiger 377. With most of the bodywork completed the focus for 1467 is now mechanical and electrical aspects. The most recent action has been connecting the prop shaft from the gearbox to the back axle. Meanwhile [...]

December 10th, 2019|Latest News|