fbb Gets Confused!
Friday, 13 January 2023
Looking At A Lanarkshire Local
A border runs along the River Clyde between neighbouring towns of Hamilton and Motherwell, as does the M74! Hamilton is in South Lanarkshire ...
... whilst Motherwell is in North Lanarkshire.
It was this picture that set fbb on his attempt to renew his acquaintance with sone bus services in what is generally known as "The Central Belt"
The end of the company left 116 people unemployed. There were also allegations of tax fraud, with the Inland Revenue telling former employees that the company had not paid tax or national insurance contributions on their behalf since 2004.
The company's depot at Bogside was taken over by new company P&C Buses, which also took on several former McKindless services in North Lanarkshire.
P&C was itself dissolved in 2013.
Since then, McKindless has been succeeded by JMB Travel, which operates many former McKindless services in Lanarkshire and uses similar branding to McKindless.
JMB seems to be a reliable and professional operation - but so, apparently, was McKindless.
Here is just a snapshot from the company web site.
The front cover is good ...
Many operators of SPT tenders simply don't bother with their own publicity, so it is commendable that JMB are keen enough to do something better.
Talking of Hillpark on the 29s; when fbb was a-courting the future Mrs fbb, he drove, with father-in-law, from Bearsden to Hillpark to observe and photograph Glasgow Corporation's first and only Leyland Nationals (fleet numbers an innovative LN1 and LN2) ...
... on a new shuttle service into the estate, a little "off the beaten track" ...
Alert readers may have spotted that the "teaser" from yesterday's blog ...
An Ayrshire Area Airing
Neat eh? But not to be, this time around.
Next Variety blog : Saturday 14th January