Potteries Motor Traction (Amberley)

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In Potteries Motor Traction author, Cliff Beeton, has produced a photographic celebration of this popular bus operator, local to Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire area.

In the early 1980s Potteries Motor Traction (PMT) was part of the state-owned National Bus Company with all vehicles in standard NBC poppy red livery. This changed with the sale of the company to its management following a government policy to sell off the National Bus Company piecemeal before deregulation. Following the buyout a livery of bright red and yellow was brought in and the company began a policy of expansion first acquiring local independents, before going on to purchase the Chester and Wirral operations of Crosville from Drawlane and later Pennine Blue of Denton, Greater Manchester.

Following the sale of PMT to Badgerline in 1994 and the subsequent merger with GRT to form First Bus, PMT was again under the control of a big group and would go on to adopt a standard First Group livery. Now the area covered began to contract as outstations were closed or transferred to neighbouring First Group operators, the result being that they now have just a single garage, located at Adderley Green.

This book aims to show the variety of vehicles and liveries from 1980 until 2020 and includes photos of the home fleet as well as the Red Rider Crosville and Pennine Blue operations while under PMT control.

Photographs are displayed in 2-per-page format and each one is accompanied by a detailed caption.

184 photographs. 96 pages.

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