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Red and White Services SAX 1G at Rochdale - 27 May 1973

Red and White Services SAX 1G at Rochdale - 27 May 1973
Saturday 27 May 1973 - Red and White Services was the Associated Motorways member that participated in the operation of the joint Yelloway and Associated Motorways Rochdale to Barry Island summer Saturday holiday service. Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH number RC169 (SAX 1G) is seen in Rochdale prior to its return to South Wales. It had travelled north the previous day (Friday) firstly working from South Wales to Cheltenham on an Associated Motorways service and then becoming on hire to Yelloway to work a duplicate from Cheltenham to Rochdale. A Yelloway coach did the opposite by travelling down to South Wales via Cheltenham on Friday working the Barry Island to Rochdale direct service on Saturday. The company had a most interesting fleet numbering system using two class letters followed by a three digit number, the second and third digits indicating the year the coach was new. The first digit began at 1 each year. This coach carried fleet number RC169. (Bristol RE Coach, the 1st of 1969). The two destination blinds both carry the then new Associated Motorways logo and the window label is applied ready for the run to Barry Island.