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More restoration progress

In addition to 1467 work has continues on Royal Tiger 377 and lowbridge PD2 1349. 377's back end had to be totally rebuilt and the final stage of the work has been completed with the fitting of the emergency door handle. Most windows are now [...]

August 5th, 2020|Latest News|

1467 progress

More progress with our Burlingham bodied PD2 1467. We now have an auto electrician completing all the wiring in the cab and one of our volunteers who is a bus engineer has had the engine running in situ for the first time. The fuel pipe [...]

August 5th, 2020|Latest News|


A long term resident at our depot is a rare Harrington Contender coach originally in the fleet of Abbots of Blackpool. It was privately owned by a Trustee who sadly died a couple of years ago. It was offered for continued preservation and happily has [...]

July 16th, 2020|Latest News|


The latest addition to the RVPT collection is former Stagecoach Ribble 20457. This Volvo B10M-55 has anĀ  Alexander PS 48 seat body with high backed seats. It spent its operating life in former Ribble territory including Kendal and Morecambe. The plan is to restore it [...]

July 16th, 2020|Latest News|

October event

Like most groups who usually operate vintage bus events including running free services we have had to cancel our plans this year. While it isn't practical to plan an event where we carry passengers we have decided it would be a good idea to take [...]

July 8th, 2020|Latest News|

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|