Firstly apologies for the lengthy delay, various subsidiary companies that we have recently sold have meant a lot of time and has spent on dealing with other matters rather than the vintage fleet, but hopefully now monthly updates can be reinstated.
First up today being Royal Wedding Day, most of the worlds media is pointing at the happy couple, and I like everyone else wish them all the very best for the future, they seem a great pair, but I do feel a little sorry for the other brides getting married today, must be quite a show to follow! But even Royalty don’t have a PS1 to take them home, which was today being cleaned ready for a wedding as I entered the office.
Keeping it topical (to both the Royal Wedding and the extended absence of this blog) and linking nicely is that as a part of the sale of Bath Bus Company, heritage RM25 returned to us and now form its stay in Cardiff as a PH vehicle to become part of the private hire fleet here at PT. Its first job was with four of our other RM class vehicles and two of our Darts taking the elite competitors to the start of the London Marathon. Seen here in a picture taken by Glyn Matthews passing through Admiralty Arch at the top of the Mall, something not to many double decks get to do, and of course scene to mass flag waving and pomp and ceremony today.
Onto half cab single deck classics and what vehicle is more than handsome than a 10T10, (well I certainly cannot think of many) and our very own returned from Australian exile, T499 has now commenced its long journey to be returned to the UK roads after an absence of some 60 years. I will update on this as we go along but here a couple of pictures of the initial strip down to give you an idea of the task ahead.
It would appear that I am going to have to do this post in 2 parts....