Photo © Alan R Hall. Please do not re-post without permission.
Reliance (Sutton-on-the-Forest) operated two Seddon-bodied Seddon Pennine RUs for a short period in the mid-70s. The pair are seen forcing their way into the evening peak traffic in St Leonard's Place - the clock on the wall of the De Grey Rooms reads 5.15pm. BVN103L, new in October 1972 with DP47F bodywork, is nearer the camera whilst APY386K, new in June of the same year with B51F bodywork, is behind. Reliance had no end of trouble with these buses and they were withdrawn in June 1977.
Today Reliance still operates the route from York to Easingwold, Brandsby and Crayke although the company's ownership has changed in the intervening period; the livery has also changed - back to the original green and cream. Duplication, which was the norm at peak times when the photograph was taken, isn't normally necessary nowadays as the frequency as far as Easingwold is now hourly (roughly half-hourly over the peaks) and double deckers are usually operated.
Photo taken by Alan Hall, c.1975, York, Exhibition Square
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