Thursday, 20 March 2014

Ribble RE 366 moves for paintwork attention

Poppy red liveried ex-Ribble Bristol RE no.366 was last repainted back in November 2008 and it has been decided to tidy up the paintwork so that the bus can attend events and operate on private hires this summer. Although still looking tidy, 366 was only treated to a quick repaint into the nostalgic National Bus Company red livery and this has begun to look quite flat so the lower panels are to be redone.
The work on 366 is part of a strategy to return to the road several operational buses from the LTT collection that have not operated for some years, such as:
  • Blackpool 334 - Leyland Atlantean
  • Blackpool 521 - Routemaster RM1583 **
  • Blackpool 570 - AEC Swift
  • Blackpool 575 - Optare City Pacer
  • Lytham 34 -  Leyland Lion
  • Ribble 366 - Bristol RE **
  • Ribble 1997 - Bristol VRT **
  • This blog will record our progress. (Key ** = In Progress)
The picture below was taken on its way to Poulton where a unit has been rented on short term lease for painting various vehicles.
366 posed on Hardhorn Road on the former Blackpool 2A service whilst on its way to Poulton for a partial repaint. (Photo: David Umpleby)