Our Leyland bodied Royal Tiger 377 is the only survivor of a large class operated by Ribble. Restoration work continues with the focus on the back end. This was heavily modified when it became a wheelchair bus for the Cheshire Home so we’re restoring the original profile. This has required a lot of new wood around the framework, most of which is now in place. The rebuilt emergency door has been test fitted and is almost ready to go on. A rear dome rescued from donor 386 was damaged but has now been welded and panel beaten ready to be fitted. Once this back end is completed work should accelerate.

Rear of 377 showing new wood inserts

Rear of 377 showing new wood inserts

Rear dome following repairs

Rear dome following repairs