During the race riots, Hardat Singh drove his buses to Good Faith, Mahaicony and took up residence there after the Indians were weeded out of Golden Grove. His sister, Dr. Balwant Singh mom was living at Mahaicony. She was the owner of a huge store near to Branch Road.

My mom's sister used to live there. I just can't remember his buses.  All I remember is Egitan who had owned twelve buses running from Rosignal to Georgetown.  There were a couple of buses called the British Commander. The owner was from Georgetown. Luxury Liner is a distant memory.

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@Ramakant-P posted:

My mom's sister used to live there. I just can't remember his buses.  All I remember is Egitan who had owned twelve buses running from Rosignal to Georgetown.  There were a couple of buses called the British Commander. The owner was from Georgetown. Luxury Liner is a distant memory.

Same family. Egitan wife was Dr. Balwant Singh sister. And my mom just confirmed that Hardat Singh buses were called Luxury Liner.

@Tola posted:

Gilly, I don't doubt that it was a cabinet decision, obviously it was done by the government.

But do you know the rational for scrapping the railway ? What was their reason for scraping it ? 

According to this news report Burnham scrapped the railway because it was uneconomical. But in 2011 the trained economist and then President Bharrat Jagdeo promised to bring back railways. Who knows, he might now influence incoming President Irfaan Ali to put it on the government's agenda.

https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...tablished-in-guyana/

@Gilbakka posted:

According to this news report Burnham scrapped the railway because it was uneconomical. But in 2011 the trained economist and then President Bharrat Jagdeo promised to bring back railways. Who knows, he might now influence incoming President Irfaan Ali to put it on the government's agenda.

https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...tablished-in-guyana/

Everything that Burnham touched became uneconomical. Jagdeo built a new road where the railway line used to be on the ECD.

@Gilbakka posted:

According to this news report Burnham scrapped the railway because it was uneconomical. But in 2011 the trained economist and then President Bharrat Jagdeo promised to bring back railways. Who knows, he might now influence incoming President Irfaan Ali to put it on the government's agenda.

https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...tablished-in-guyana/

Thanks Gil for that report. Now that Guyana might become wealthy.  It would benefit Guyanese, if the government re-establish railway service from  Rosignol to Georgetown, Vreed-en-hoop to Parika,, including Skeldon to New Amsterdam, Georgetown to the airport and  other distribution points. Railway service is a tourist attraction in other countries and Guyana has many beautiful places to show  the world. 

Is is interesting that Dr. Ptolemy Reid is mentioned in the report.  During the 1960 at Scouter  Camp Jubilee  near the CJIA. Fr. Bernard Darke took a  photograph [in my collection], of me meeting Dr. Reid, with Pastor Callighan from WCD.  Fr. Darke was killed because he was not allowed to published a paper during Dr. Reid's  government.

Fr. Darke and other scouter trainers put their lives on the line  to mix Africans and Indians in  one scout patrol at training camps, during those troubling years in Guyana.    

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