My great grandmotherโ€™s brother from Golden Grove owned some of those buses. I think one of them was called Luxury Liner. People used to hire the bus to go to Atkinson airport when dem family going to England. Nuff Dholl Puri and fowl curry on board with two bottle XM.

Luxury Liner was not from Golden Grove. The Caribbean Express was own by Sonny from that village. Who is your Grandmother's brother?

@Sheik101 posted:

I remember back in the day when my mother family would come from berbice with one of these. Same airport run. They would have everything on top of the bus. From rope to soap.

Also,  in those days when we ride our bicycle for long distances and don't want to ride back. No problem, we just put it on top of the bus.

The busses had a ladder and another door at the back, with sliding windows on the sides. 

I believe it was a lorry chassis, with no cab, that was made into a wooden bus. 

@Tola posted:

Also,  in those days when we ride our bicycle for long distances and don't want to ride back. No problem, we just put it on top of the bus.

The busses had a ladder and another door at the back, with sliding windows on the sides. 

I believe it was a lorry chassis, with no cab, that was made into a wooden bus. 

True. I would stand at the front gate in my short pants and barefoot the the posse walking in. Uncles, aunties. Etc. Those big baskets had rice. DHAAL PURI and so on.  They used to come down loaded. Women had those rumal things on their heads. They would speak tamil or madrass as u call it. My mom was fluent in that. Never understood a word.

@Sheik101 posted:

True. I would stand at the front gate in my short pants and barefoot the the posse walking in. Uncles, aunties. Etc. Those big baskets had rice. DHAAL PURI and so on.  They used to come down loaded. Women had those rumal things on their heads. They would speak tamil or madrass as u call it. My mom was fluent in that. Never understood a word.

I write a lot  about my life in GY for our kids, who were born overseas.  But one of the things I regret the most, was not speaking more to my parents about their life and also audio/video record it.

My Mom had a big multi colour basket that she carried on her head and a smaller one with a handle, for going to the market. That she carried hanging on her arm.  The head wear was called a Madras rumal. 

@Tola posted:

I write a lot  about my life in GY for our kids, who were born overseas.  But one of the things I regret the most, was not speaking more to my parents about their life and also audio/video record it.

My Mom had a big multi colour basket that she carried on her head and a smaller one with a handle, for going to the market. That she carried hanging on her arm.  The head wear was called a Madras rumal. 

Popular head wear for East Indian women.

@Tola posted:

True, I used to ride the train on the WCD, then the Tata busses. I really enjoyed the train, better than the bus.

How many people lost dem change after buying fish and bread from the lady with a tray on dem head, at the train station. When the train moved out before getting any change.  

That used to happen at Leonora Train crossing in front of the Roxy cinema.

 I would leave home at dark and return at dark when going to school in G/T with the train.

@Gilbakka posted:

In 1974. 

Anyone knows the reason for removing the train in Guyana ? Was it too expensive. But, with newer locomotives  and better cars it could have been a wonderful tourist service, as we see in other countries. The tracks and right of way was already there.   Passenger transportation in Guyana is presently not the best for the people. 

Please don't bring politics into this discussion, it might destroy  our discourse. 

@Tola posted:

I write a lot  about my life in GY for our kids, who were born overseas.  But one of the things I regret the most, was not speaking more to my parents about their life and also audio/video record it.

My Mom had a big multi colour basket that she carried on her head and a smaller one with a handle, for going to the market. That she carried hanging on her arm.  The head wear was called a Madras rumal. 

Tola here's something interesting that u might understand more than me, since i was small. When these people were speaking to each other, in tamil (mother included) it appeared as tho they were singing to each other. Lots of hand movements. Never understood that part,

@Tola posted:

Anyone knows the reason for removing the train in Guyana ? Was it too expensive. But, with newer locomotives  and better cars it could have been a wonderful tourist service, as we see in other countries. The tracks and right of way was already there.   Passenger transportation in Guyana is presently not the best for the people. 

Please don't bring politics into this discussion, it might destroy  our discourse. 

An interesting point, Gilly. I hope whoever take charge of the country take this into consideration.