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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:26 pm

A little feedback for you.

Definitely post WW2 Leyand buses.
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Re: Buses

Postby skins » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:47 pm

Could it possibly have been a temporary terminus when they were tearing out the old tram tracks? Anybody know when that was done?
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Re: Buses

Postby Gulliver » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:50 pm

Last tram 1948... so tracks removed about '49 or '50
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Re: Buses

Postby Micheál » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:22 pm

A long shot -

1966 ; reinterment of Roger Casement. Weren't there ceremonies in Sandycove at the time?

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Re: Buses

Postby Jemser » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:29 pm

Certainly looks like the busses I went to school on in the mid 60s.
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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:22 am

Some updates for you..

Would the Dumper on the left be that old?


"Oh yes, lots of them came-in as 'war-surplus' from England. Not sure about the middle bus, it seems more late 50s."


The middle bus is from the late 1940s, the others are from the early to mid 1950s.



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Re: Buses

Postby spudseamus » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:43 am

Looks like an old English dun hill dumper
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Re: Buses

Postby gaucho » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:29 am

The first batch of RA Leyland busses were bought by C.I.E between 59 and 61 so the photo was taken after that.
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Re: Buses

Postby skins » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Gulliver wrote:Last tram 1948... so tracks removed about '49 or '50


Not so sure about that, Gulliver, questions were still being asked in the Dáil in 1960 as to when funds were to be made available for removal of tracks and resurfacing of roads around Dublin. I've searched all over the Web thinking it would be mentioned somewhere, to no avail. Maybe someone will correct me, but I have a recollection of getting the wheel of my bike caught in tracks, just about where the bus stops at the top of Marine Road, before Patrick Street. Am I imagining it or were there still remnants of tracks there in the early 50s?
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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:36 pm

One for Enviro :D :D
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Re: Buses

Postby Rocker » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:23 am

Wonder if they really brought them in...I haven't been in London for two years. I'd love to see those open back buses again...but, I would forget how slow I am and break my neck trying to run after them and swing in on the bar...I was late for school every day and as the bus started to come up Georges St it slowed down before the stop and I jumped off and galloped in the gate of the school....not very ladylike evillaugh

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Re: Buses

Postby Rocker » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:29 am

The new bus is in operation...had to google it... :D

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Re: Buses

Postby Micheál » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:43 pm

This bus has a face like . . . well . . . the back end of a bus

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Re: Buses

Postby Micheál » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:00 pm

now heres a better face . . .

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Re: Buses

Postby Micheál » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:32 am

I've just has a "bus" flashback!

Do you remember those CIE Clocks that were situated around the city that bus conductors had to check in to? There was one city bound at Temple Hill at "Boomtown" (St Vincents Park) and outbound at the little park just up from the old Tram Sheds (Europa Garage).

Anyone know about them or have pictures?

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Re: Buses

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:52 am

Micheál,

I remember the one at the little park at Temple Hill. I'd be on me way (late) to school and your man would pull in and wait for "his" time. Never thought to get a picture of them. I'll ask HID later...there are some "specialist" bus sites and someone on them surely has a photo.
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Re: Buses

Postby jwdalk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:20 pm

There was one on the "Squareabout" in Dalkey as well. Never missed it until now!
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Re: Buses

Postby Gerald » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:31 pm

Those buses would confuse the hell out of me sometimes because they might display a different number on the back than on the front. So I might run after what I think is a seven and then have to get off in Glasthule. The front wasn't always any better either; might say No. 7, destination Dalkey, etc...
And in the grand tradition of CIE/Dublin Bus, today we have the real time displays which might tell you your bus is due in 10 mins and then along it comes two minutes later.....
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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:13 pm

Gerald wrote:Those buses would confuse the hell out of me sometimes because they might display a different number on the back than on the front. So I might run after what I think is a seven and then have to get off in Glasthule. The front wasn't always any better either; might say No. 7, destination Dalkey, etc...
And in the grand tradition of CIE/Dublin Bus, today we have the real time displays which might tell you your bus is due in 10 mins and then along it comes two minutes later.....



Nothing new. When I lived in Loughlinstown they increased the No 7 to service the new Cherrywood Estate up at the LUAS. Sometimes I got on a Loughlinstown Park 7 in D/L to Loughlinstown Park but somewhere along the journey the fkr would change the sign to Cherrywood and fly past the turn into L/P. GRRRRRR...Many a row I had with them about it. And I don't mind saying, a lot of the time it was the same Polish Driver.
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Re: Buses

Postby busconductor » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:17 pm

Micheál wrote:I've just has a "bus" flashback!

Do you remember those CIE Clocks that were situated around the city that bus conductors had to check in to? There was one city bound at Temple Hill at "Boomtown" (St Vincents Park) and outbound at the little park just up from the old Tram Sheds (Europa Garage).

Anyone know about them or have pictures?

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Micheal:
I remember one of those CIE clocks too. It was on Morehampton Road in Donnybrook, opposite where Wellington Place & Waterloo Road come in. It was on the city-bound side. I think it (or the nook in the wall where it was) is hidden now by one of those newer bus shelters (as of 1998?). I used to watch the conductors put a card into this clock, and get back on the bus. This was in early 1960's, on R & RA type bus, when I was only about 8 years old! Does it stand to reason that there might have been another one on the opposite side, outbound?

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Re: Buses

Postby busconductor » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:33 pm

Rocker wrote:Micheál,

I remember the one at the little park at Temple Hill. I'd be on me way (late) to school and your man would pull in and wait for "his" time. Never thought to get a picture of them. I'll ask HID later...there are some "specialist" bus sites and someone on them surely has a photo.


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Please see my reply to Micheal re. the CIE clocks! I remember one too! If you can find where I can get some pictures (what's HID?) of one, I'd love to get one to put in that book I'm starting to write--it would be great!
Regarding the story you told me about your mum when she ordered her favourite roast beef that time when she 'timed' a 46A to go, I'd like to use that story in a text-box within the general text of the book to praise well-known establishments along the 46A. Would this be OK with you? That was my route, & I'll be featuring the 46A in the book. Also, places long gone, like Fuller's on Marine road will get mention.

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Re: Buses

Postby busconductor » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:20 am

Rocker wrote:Wonder if they really brought them in...I haven't been in London for two years. I'd love to see those open back buses again...but, I would forget how slow I am and break my neck trying to run after them and swing in on the bar...I was late for school every day and as the bus started to come up Georges St it slowed down before the stop and I jumped off and galloped in the gate of the school....not very ladylike evillaugh

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Hi Rocker,
As you know, the open back buses were always my favourites. I really like your "late for school" antics. You wouldn't have a snapshot of any of these, would you? I could put them in the "Schoolboy's Memories" chapter ;) of my CIE Bus stories book!

Just kidding!
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Re: Buses

Postby bugrock » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:11 am

I remember the Temple Hill clock alright. Me an' your wan, right there at the clock. My first "grown up" experience :lol: :lol:
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Re: Buses

Postby Dancer » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:29 pm

bugrock wrote:I remember the Temple Hill clock alright. Me an' your wan, right there at the clock. My first "grown up" experience :lol: :lol:


You do know that you will have to go to confession now Bugs and then do a lengthy Novena followed by a succession (no pun intended :lol: ) of
early morning masses for speaking of such things Tut Tut Tsk Tsk !!

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Re: Buses

Postby bugrock » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02 pm

It could have been any one of you oul wans. I'll keep the name in case one of yis drops a clue. 1t was 1967 :lol: :lol:
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