When we played in the parks, say football or cricket, the Alsatians would catch the ball and run off with it ha ha ha. We would go to Portobello beach and the dogs would jump on the bus too, and the conductor was frightened to take our fares even although the dogs were well trained.
Grateful if anyone can answer ANY the following questions please: For example was in when the Scarborough operations were sold onto East Yorkshire. However what other coaches were allocated to this contract, please? I would be grateful for any responses, thanks in anticipation.
To the best of my knowledge, these coaches operated the RCA services for several years. These later ones were taken into the Scarborough and District arm of East Yorkshire early following the takeover of WA including Hardwicks.
As far as I can recall, the RCA contract continued after the takeover withand doing the business until the end of the contract whenever that may have been. A lovely coach to drive even though the 2 speed axle blocked off in high ratio meant crawler up Blue Bank all the other cubs were the same.
The RCA contract fleet also their own livery see for example http: YUG was a "one off" vehicle rather than being part of a batch. It was regularly piloted and I mean that in airline terms by a delightful elderly driver called Joe Baines whose regular job was to to take the Bookies to all the local race meetings at high speed, and on arrival he would enjoy the races — he was in his element.
Well, in those days coaches were parked on grass and at leaving time Joe and his splendid mount YUG took no prisoners and he led the field by menacing tactics so as to get out first and join the heavy traffic on the A There is also a picture on: The Totalisator was a state owned organisation for mostly on-course betting.
The staff were certainly more clerk-ish and less colourful than bookies, but the system was less intimidating for the inexperienced.
The Tote was privatised fairly recently. Incidentally, the former Hardwicks depot in Snainton is still extant albeit now used by a car restoration company for storage purposes. This was to compliment two other stations operated by the US in Alaska and Greenland.
It became operational in as RAF Fylingdales and its large three 40 metres diameter golf ball style covers were a familiar landmark from Later on, between and these domes were dismantled and replaced by a single pyramid tower. To get workers to the completed site, Wallace Arnold Tours from Leeds, who had a depot in Scarborough, were involved in bringing in people from Whitby and Pickering as well as Scarborough.
Indeed a former resident of Snainton, notes that "you could almost set your watch by the bus coming through, 7. They were always in a rush. Once on the contract, one to five years more work came before final withdrawal and sale.Denotes vendors I have used and would use again.
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