Sunday, 7 August 2011

'The Wheels on the Big Red Bus go round and round.'

My sister's husband bought this ex-PMT (Potteries Motor Traction Company) bus the other day as the family are members of POTTS, an old bus group, and are enjoying going out and about in it, tracing and photographing its original service routes and visiting vintage transport fairs and shows.

I had to go over unexpectedly to take my sister something the other day on the way back from the hospital and so saw the bus for the first time. Thinking that I must come back again as my Gregor boys might like to have a look at it.... but luckily on inspecting the car boot found Sam and Jac still rolling around in there from their last visit.
Sam standing in front of the bus.

Sam on the steep steps.

Jac turning on the electricity for the starter motor.

Jac checking the oil level. (Be very careful that you don't get any on your Dollydoodle outfit as it's very hard to get oil off clothing.)

The bus travelling through Cheadle town.

Sam doing a good job making sure that the water levels are ok.

Jac checking the tyres!

Oh dear, the camera battery has just exhausted itsef! Will have to come over another time!


  1. Just the ticket for boys - much fun had indeed. Have a lovely day :-)

  2. Memories of these buses...
    Now with my favourite nephews on them too.
    Absolutely super pics Kendal xx

  3. This Leyland Leopard is quite a famous bus :)

    However, with ‘Sandbach’ as the destination, I think Sam and Jac should be introduced to some classic Fodens and ERF’s :) :) :)

    Here we have the unique sound of the beautiful Gardner FD6 two stroke

    How about treating Sam and Jac to a night out at the funfair as a reward for their diligent service checks? They can take their I-Spy book of classic trucks with them :)

  4. Sam and Jac look like they love mechanics!
    These photos are wonderful of the bright red bus and Cheadle Town.
    What a great idea. :)