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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:26 am

ahh busses or busis :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
watching a programme the other night about the history of Routemasters-and I was looking out for you enviro :D
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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:54 am

Grammer,
Hi there, I saw it sometime ago....I have recently become a foster parent...I took on 31 Routemaster model buses, Hoping to rent a corner of Donnybrook. I think that picture of the RM is a still from an SF movie....
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Re: Buses

Postby Chiropodist » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:03 pm

The AEC type buses did not operate in the DunLaoghaire areas. The first bus types were all "crash" gear boxes as we drivers here in Leeds used to call them. The route up Sallynoggin hill was a testing ground for the drivers with the double decutching required. AEC was the most popular here until the Daimler took over then of course later, the Atlanteans. In the DunLaoghaire area,the BLUE LINE was the most popular line.
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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:15 pm

Eh, Chiro, AEC buses DID operate in Dun Laoghaire..I have a picture of AEC Regal III fleet no 12 at Bray Esplanade on the 45a in 1946 soon aftyer CIE was formed..It is a single decker...and a number of AECs were inherited from Dublin United on formation in 1945. The first AEC double deckers DID have preselector gearboxes when new in 1946-7 BUT THEY ALWAYS WORKED THE 23 to Ballybough their whole lives ...The they were very few in the Dublin fleet, the bulk being Leylands...
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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:23 pm

CIE only ever operated six Daimler buses, DR1-6 bought as a stop gap early yn 1946, as with the AECs, as Leyland were in full production as a result of many buses being lost in air raids..The Daimlers had also preselector Wilson gearboxes and only ever operated the 72 Oxmantown Rd, However they were not succesful and in 1954 the bodies were removed from the Damler chassis, stretched and fitted to Leylans PD2 chassis, and lasted in service until the 1970s..All the Noggin Hill buses 7a and 45a were crash/constant mesh boxes and coped admirably on the Sallynoggin route...I know, as I drove R 788 up it many times. There was no bus stops on the up section for that reason....
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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:03 am

hmmmmmmmmmmmm-interesting guys
but how come the bus UP the Sallynoggin hill ( to give it its full name :D
all these runner ins have chopped the name to the noggin -and Dublin Bus have been one of the main culprits -An Noggin=)
but the busses always struggled up the hill and we as kids would always help push it up by pushing the seat in front of us :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
while listening to the crash of gears :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

anyway some inportant news -I think the roundabout in the farm (see it used to be monkstown farm) is nearly history
must go down and have a looksee during the week
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Re: Buses

Postby spudseamus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:58 am

pics please Grammer :D
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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi spud will do -
maybe farmboy might get down that way before me -
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Re: Buses

Postby Snowhite » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:39 pm

It was still there yesterday, but OMG the Appartments :shock: Jeez they cant have been built that quick ?????
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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:59 pm

I heard just a few minutes ago that there was a fire in the apartments last night on Marine Road...
the ones opposite the Port View/Elfin...is that what you mean Snowy?
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Re: Buses

Postby Snowhite » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:01 pm

No the ones at Monkstown Farm ;) & the roundabout is still there :)
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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:43 pm

Snowhite wrote:No the ones at Monkstown Farm ;) & the roundabout is still there :)



Oh yeah sorry reading back now. :roll:

Wonder what the story with the other ones though? How much damage etc?
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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:54 pm

Grammer,

I lived, as you well know in "The Farm (Feirme na Manach) as we locals called it and indeed "The Noggin" , tsaile na Chnocain , as I suspect there is still no K in the Irish alphabet, unless Dublin Bus changed it !!!!
So the Roundabout is going at M.F. then ?
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Who owns the ex London Green Routemaster on the picture of the month ?
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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:35 pm

Enviro500 wrote:Who owns the ex London Green Routemaster on the picture of the month ?



You Enviro??? :o
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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:19 am

yeh Strum I agree with you -
I thought it was enviros too -I was looking for a curly black headed guy with glasses and a ticket machine :D :D :D
I believe the fire yesterday evening in D/L was the fitness gym underneath the Pavilion centre-
maybe some guy in his determination for fitness overheated and ............... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
but Marine Rd as you said was closed off.
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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:39 pm

Not mine boys, sadly....owned by Dublin Coaches and not known to me..It is an ex London Transport Routemaster no newer than 1964 and possibly older...

I would be keen to know what the fleet number was, Strarts with RM possibly inside, near stairs alcove etc..
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Re: Buses

Postby crunchie » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:35 pm

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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:11 pm

Thank you Crunchie,

RM 1185 (185 CLT) a 1962 batch I think first Garage was Norbiton,(Kingston) .......I may have worked on that one.

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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:04 pm

Welcome to the site crunchie. :D
Enviro will be sending a Conductor upstairs in a minute to check out what you're up to in the back seats. Enjoy the ride. :D
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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:47 pm

hiya crunchie a very unique way of saying hello to everyone on the site :D :D :D
are you giving out free journey tickets ??????? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:49 pm

for you enviro--
found this photo on the net -just by chance -when I was searching for something else

it was to do with the handover of the wicklow bus service to dublin tramway company in 1930
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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:22 am

Ta Grammer,
Last 'pirate' acquired by the Dublin United, the Wickla' Hills Bus Co. Enniskerry..One escaped....to this day (2010)..St Kevins Bus Service..still running into Dublin from Roundwood

Great times. thanks and don't forget to contact Fender for thr impending trip..
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Re: Buses

Postby Strum » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:17 pm

Enviro, my neighbour was throwing these out yesterday but I thought I'd keep them for you if you're interested.
Only one missing side luggage door on the red, otherwise in good nick. Will I keep em for you? :D



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Re: Buses

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:00 pm

Do Strum, And thank you pal, I hoped yuo and I may have linked up maybe next time...I am over in May 2011 or maybe before.....I did "The Bonnets & Halfcab" Rally om 11th Sept in Belfast Titanic Centre and loads of pictures on my Facebook so if you wany to "save as". to this site then great...We visited a great little railway centre in Co Down and pictures also there...

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Re: Buses

Postby grammer » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:06 pm

great news folks
the 63 now runs to dun laoghaire --and and and and wait for it ---it runs through the farm

the bad and good news

the 46A no longer runs through Monkstown Farm -it goes up Kill ave. and runs all the way to the Phoenix Park


and of course as mentioned in the Birthday thread :roll: by envoro -the 4A bendy bus is gone ---
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