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Repositioning day

In order to move 1467 into a convenient position for fitting the engine and gearbox it was necessary to move many of our buses out of the depot to do the repositioning. It's a bit time consuming but essential and it gave an opportunity for [...]

May 1st, 2019|Latest News|

1467 progress

We've been pushing on with the restoration of Burlingham PD2 1467. Recent weeks have seen the interior painted and lino laid along with protective floor strips. In parallel final checks have been carried out on the engine and gearbox including fitting new seals to prevent [...]

May 1st, 2019|Latest News|

Sunny Kirkby Stephen

The first major rally of the season for RVPT is usually the KS running day on Easter Sunday which this year enjoyed warm sunny weather. As we are celebrating Ribble's centenary in 2019 we had a display in the Co-op car park in KS where [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

Another heritage repaint

A third modern bus has emerged in a Ribble heritage livery. This time it is an Enviro 400 of Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire based at Morecambe depot. It is painted in what is often described as privatisation livery as it was the scheme adopted [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

Another heritage livery

As we get closer to our principal Ribble 100 event in Morecambe on May 26th the major bus companies who run services in the old Ribble territory are making progress with painting contemporary buses in special liveries. The latest is Transdev who operate primarily in [...]

April 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Members day

We have an annual members day when our members can visit our depot, have a ride on a couple of our buses and then adjourn for lunch and some presentations. Once again this year the lunch meeting was held at Fylde Rugby Club and transport [...]

March 31st, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble 100 heritage liveries

As part of the Ribble centenary celebrations several local bus operators are celebrating their past history as part of Ribble. We appreciate this support for our year of events and it is planned that no less than five modern buses will be given Ribble liveries [...]

March 30th, 2019|Latest News|

1686 update

A few months ago we reported that our early Atlantean 1686 was being returned to service. Since then it has been given a thorough service and a complete mechanical check. Various issues have been addressed including some rewiring and a deep internal clean has commenced. [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

NARTM weekend

RVPT is a member of the National Association of Road Transport Museums, ( an umbrella organisations involved in vintage bus preservation. Meetings are held for members twice a year and the most recent one was hosted by RVPT as part of our Ribble 100 celebrations. [...]

March 11th, 2019|Latest News|

1467 rises up

PD2 1467 was moved into the centre of the building to allow it to be raised on the Hywemas. This gives access to the chassis to allow the remaining rods, cables and pipes to be fitted prior to installing the engine and gearbox. It has [...]

February 23rd, 2019|Latest News|