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Acadian Lines 919 at Port Hawkesbury - 8 Sep 1992 (Ref 175-00)

Acadian Lines 919 at Port Hawkesbury - 8 Sep 1992 (Ref 175-00)
Tuesday 8 September 1992 (1625) – A young couple say their goodbyes at the Acadian Lines pick-up point in Port Hawkesbury as the drivers take inbound parcels traffic from coach 919 into O’Hara’s Restaurant, the company’s parcel and ticket agency. Parcel carriage is a lucrative business for the inter-city coaches and the volume for this trip was quite substantial. This was the 1415 ‘all stops’ service from Sydney to Halifax trip 54 – a journey of approx. 270 miles taking 7 hours 35 minutes. The coach was an MCI MC8 Crusader, a secondhand acquisition which still carried the livery of a previous owner. The previous day (Monday) had been Labour Day, a public holiday, which had been quite busy with increased passenger numbers. As a result there had been quite a number of duplicate coaches employed on the service which were not required to operate westbound today so they had been left at various locations along the line of route. The drivers travelled back ‘riding cushion’. The driver in light blue was the service driver and the one in dark blue was ‘riding cushion’. Further down the line we collected one at Antigonish and another at Truro. (Ref 175-00)