Driving SMT Buses
a driver with the S.M.T. at Dalkeith when there were
and Conductresses taking the fare's
new, like others before me, I was put onto 'split shifts' where I
might work for a couple and a bit hours very early in the Morning
and have to go back later on in the day to finish off the rest of
Then I was put on a regular route. One
week it would be the Musselburgh to Penicuik run - the journey time
was 55 minutes and believe me if we got held up at all.
following week it would be the Birkenside / Newtongrange and into
Edinburgh and outgoing from St Andrews Square where the original
stances used to be.
Dalkeith was where we started and finished our
shifts. Most of the bus crews liked practical jokes, especially if
they'd been a holiday to Blackpool, as I don't remember many joke
shops in Edinburgh."