As explained on our Events page the only event we’re organising this year is a cavalcade from our depot through Lytham to Blackpool and return. We can’t open the service to the public but our members can travel by prior arrangement. As our fleet has been essentially mothballed for about 18 months a considerable amount of dust etc has built up so a major deep clean is taking place to make sure all buses are clean and tidy for our event. At present we’re focussing on interiors with all surfaces cleaned, seats vacuumed and windows polished. Nearer to August we will wash all of them externally. Recently PD3 1775 was the subject of the cleaning team.
We are expecting to also launch PD2 1467 for the first time since its restoration. Almost all work is complete apart from external painting and this week most of the lower saloon seats were fitted. It’s been a long job but we’re looking forward to seeing it on the road.