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Buses

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:38 pm
by Strum
Did we lose a thread in this forum?


Anyway I thought these Busses are pretty cool.
Betcha Enviro has NOoooo IDEA what they are! ;-)



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:05 pm
by Enviro500
Without seeming to be headmaster of English at the Tech
The correct spelling is "BUSES", and not Busses...

The buses are ORIGINALLY Great Northern Railway owned and they were built by AEC Ltd at Southall in London, Most London buses were AEC (or Associated Equipment Co), though always referred as AEC.

GNR was acquired by CIE and Northern Ireland Railways in 1958 as a result of an enquiry by both Governments, The Railway being shared by The State and N.I and the bus anf HGV fleet by CIE...iNTERESTING STORY CHECK OIT OUT on Lline...
The buses in the picture were built between 1947-9 bodied at Dundalk works on Park Royal Frames.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:14 pm
by Strum
See I told you he wouldn't have a clue haha! :D

They are really cool Buses. Would they (not those specific ones) be in a museum today or are they still drivable?


Thanks for the spelling tip mate! Always appreciated.
You know when you're getting older when you have to double check spellings on Google.
I didn't check that because honestly I always thought it had double ss's in it. :cool:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:30 pm
by Alex x
[quote="Enviro500"]Without seeming to be headmaster of English at the Tech
The correct spelling is "BUSES", and not Busses...

All that money wasted on a Pres education. He can't spell and I've been shown up for my bad grammer :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:30 pm
by Enviro500
Strum,

The picture is possibly 1960 because the left bus is already in the CIE Red & Cream while the right one still carries the rich beautiful Oxford blue and Cream with the delightful coat of Arms......The spot is the old bus stand by the Boyne at Drogheda ...The G.N.R was always considered a "Protestant" company but employed all except the Taliban !!!! and a benevolent organisation..Sadly none of this class bus known as the "A" survive but a double deck version does, no 438 at Howth. Coincidently we are producing a model of this class of double as I write and I will send you a proproduction picture as soon as possible, and corrections rectified. We have produced one in 1950s CIE livery on the RAHENY service and it sold out, there may be one on show at Marks Models in D.L....It is a CIE AEC Regent III of 1948 vintage, the forthcoming in blue ream will be a 1946 registered 'ZD'.,..More later.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:39 pm
by grammer
no matter if they are busses or buses -they still are as rare as dodos eggs when you need them :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

think im a guilty one as well
ah but I only went to st josephs glasthule-125 to a class :D :D :roll: :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:46 pm
by FLATLAD
Without seeming to want to undercut the headmaster of D/L tech :mrgreen: it would appear we have a tie in the spelling bee on the bus.

Having consulted with the spirit of Reg Varney on the subject I felt the power of his spirit guiding me to the following link - funny but he didn't collect any fare from me and I didn't offer any either.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busses

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:02 pm
by Alex x
FLATLAD wrote:Without seeming to want to undercut the headmaster of D/L tech :mrgreen: it would appear we have a tie in the spelling bee on the bus.

Having consulted with the spirit of Reg Varney on the subject I felt the power of his spirit guiding me to the following link - funny but he didn't collect any fare from me and I didn't offer any either.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busses


Well spotted Flatlad.


Found this

Note that some dictionaries list "busses" as an acceptable plural for "bus." Presumably, this is because the plural "buses" looks like it ought to rhyme with the plural of "fuse," which is "fuses." "Buses" is still listed as the preferable plural form. "Busses" is the plural, of course, for "buss," a seldom used word for "kiss."


So that Eurovision song could have been

Save all your busses for me :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:33 pm
by Enviro500
Sorry lads

I was too "BUSSY" to get back to ye....No if I was on this cold Englsh night to find myself a "HUSSY" I would be delighted Ha,ha.....

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:38 pm
by FLATLAD
Enviro500 wrote:Sorry lads

I was too "BUSSY" to get back to ye....No if I was on this cold Englsh night to find myself a "HUSSY" I would be delighted Ha,ha.....



Hilarious Enviro - BUSting my sides laughing !

:tits2:

There ye go - all could find ye on short notice, it being a cold night and all...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:38 pm
by Strum
Alex x wrote:
Enviro500 wrote:Without seeming to be headmaster of English at the Tech
The correct spelling is "BUSES", and not Busses...


All that money wasted on a Pres education. He can't spell and I've been shown up for my bad grammer :mrgreen:



Hahahahaha alright Alex, good one. High Five! :cool:


I can safely say that I didn't learn the Grammer I know now in School.
All I learned in School was that there is something more fantastic out that Window.


I was right. :D

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:43 pm
by Strum
What funny responses so quickly to this post...larfin me blix off I am. :D

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:45 pm
by Enviro500
Flatlad,

You ahve "NO BUSSiness" splitting your sides......

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:47 pm
by Strum
See, I was inflectively right again...:mrgreen:

Inflected Form(s): plural bus·es also bus·ses

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:08 pm
by Toss
http://www.dublinbus.cc/dhall1.htm

Whilst trawling the net looking for a number in relation to the 100 to zero thread, I came across this site with some C.I.E. relics ..... the 46 to Cabinteely is worth a look (wonder did the sponsor of the advert not pay out :D )

http://www.dublinbus.cc/dhall1.htm

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:19 pm
by Enviro500
Toss,
There is mild interest in Passenger transport in Ireland and indeed a good number of buses preserved...The bus on the infrequent 46 to Shankill (Cabinteely) was new in 1965 to Donnybrook and worked most of its 20 year life around Dublin on short routes, 45a, Bray, 52 Sandymount. 59 Killiney etc. They were Leyland Leopards and the bodies were built in Spa Rd, Inchicore...The lvery of the time "babyshit" as it was affectionatelyknown lasted until the early 1980s when the Grenn was adopted again !!!
Enviro

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:14 pm
by grammer
ahhhh great to see this post back
now I can put up the couple of photos :D :D :D
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Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:38 pm
by Snowhite
8-)

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:38 am
by Strum
Ah cool, the Bus's forum is open again. Ray has it handy these Days eh. :D

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:55 am
by grammer
Agree with you Strum -but is'nt Ray one gentleman and nice guy --
Loved by young and old passengers alike

its guys like Ray who should be included in "People of The Year "awards

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:50 pm
by Strum
Yep Grammer, the soundest man. :D

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:12 pm
by Strum
Wow nasty Bus accident in london. :o



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That Bus looks exactly like the ones here in the 60's / 70's...the cutaway at the front and the Bar at the back. Bet Enviro has a few words about it. :D

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:07 pm
by grammer
wow that is some crash alright Strum --wow-

Re: Buses

PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:10 am
by grammer
heres one for enviro :D
its the enviro prototype 00001/A -
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enviro prototype 0007A
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Buses

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:02 am
by Enviro500
Buses. Just spotted these chaps, the Top one is an all electric bus....YES ALL ELECTRIC and in 1908 in Dublin on trial. Over 100 years ago. The bus built by Mercury in London, thus the London registeration plates was years eahed of its time and thus ....A FAILURE..!!!!!!

The second bus is an ex London General AEC from 1919, sold to Bristol and transferred to the Dublin General c 1924, no. NS 2023 AND it was the first conventional double decker in Ireland...Dublin did not get its next double deckers until 1937 and that was the Great Northern Railway Co... for new services to Raheny, Sutton....at that tiime TRAMS were king ..It is not known what happened to the AEC ...possibly returned to England. Incidently the Dublin General Omnibus Co had no relationship to the London outfit.

As far as I know the AEC operated to Drumcondra, then a village !!!!