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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|

June report

RVPT's depot has been closed down apart from security checks for several weeks but work has now resumed in a carefully controlled low key manner which complies with guidelines. Limited work has resumed on Royal Tiger 377 and PD2 1349 and there has been a [...]

June 15th, 2020|Latest News|

The Carnforth Years

The bleak reality Another look back at RVPT's earlier years. Now that we have two modern, well equipped buildings it's hard to recall the 1980s when one section of what was then RVPG had to keep its buses outdoors on the windswept car [...]

May 1st, 2020|Latest News|

Vehicle profiles

The Our Vehicles section of the website now contains details of four Stagecoach era buses which have joined our collection. Just go the home page and click on the Our Vehicles section and they appear at the bottom of the drop down list.

April 25th, 2020|Latest News|

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|