Tayforth initially an amalgam of Road Services Forth and Caledonian was mainly a Scottish-based set-up that had been started up after BRS was denationalised in the early 1950s. However such was the growth of this massive Road Services set-up, BRS in the guise of its parent NFC/RHE it had various names was to actually buy its shares back and gradually absorb Tayforth back into the Government-owned organisation. Its a strange garage door opener troubleshooting liftmaster and well come back to this later but to young Malcolm, everything was new and everything was a sharp learning curve.
The first thing he learnt was that the first ever load he was involved with wouldnt be delivered by them at least: The crane girder was far too big for the bogie we took up, Malcolm recalls. We loaded it a couple of times in different positions and while it ran all right on the straight, as soon as you tried to garage door opener troubleshooting liftmaster it, then it was just no good. And we ended up having to leave it back in Pickfords yard. Ageneral view of theCookyard. This was before Malcolm's time, probablytaken in about 19
Mates like Malcolm who then had no experience garage door opener troubleshooting liftmaster around a lot: As soon as you got back into the yard, he says, you could be told to jump in with someone else straight away. Im sure a mate was needed then if an artics overall length was more than 60ft and seeing we were carrying a lot of long steel out of Teesside, you were always away from home Learning how to tighten chains down was soon learnt as was the fact that a load would soon settle requiring the need to re-tension them: Once he started off says Malcolm, a driver never liked to stop straight awayjust to tie the chains down again so on the first climb out of Teesside, Id jump down and run back and do it on the move. Sometimes Id just walk down the length of the load or if we were going slow enough, Id just let the load creep past and then jump back on again. You had to be fit to do this job. "You also had to keep the wagons Hardy Spicer joints on the propshaft fully greased as if one of them failed due to poor maintenance then it was a sackable offence" Although the company had new owners, Siddle C Cook was still being run just as it did when Siddle was in charge.