Dalkey Tram

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Postby Enviro500 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:46 pm

Thomastown,

The 6 tram terminated at Blackrock. It was short working of the 7 and 8 routes....

There is a wonderful book on the Dublin trams humourisly written by an old friend of mine Michael Corcoran called "Through Streets Broad and Narrow", published in 2000 by Midlan Publishing . ISBN no.185780 110 5
and it traces the history of the Dublin tram from c 1872 Horse Tams right up to the Howth tram end in 1959......Loads of great historical pictures inc Dun Laoghaire and you don't have to be an ANORAK to read it...Who would have thought in May 1959 that 45 years later the LUAS would be a reality...As I said chaps, a great read and NO......I am not on commission!!!!!!!
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:46 pm

:D :D :D
whats an Anorak ?????
is it a double decker electric bike???? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:36 am

GRAMMER,

YOU'VE Had a sheltered life, I bet that 'Knox' you out old son.................

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Postby grammer » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:38 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
yer on the ball enviro :mrgreen: :D :D :D :D
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:22 pm

Interior of the Tramyard yesterday. There's a Market there now.


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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:58 pm

Terrific Pics Strum
Something very sad about them or then maybe its just me.Will post a few more Tram Pics in the next few days.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Chiropodist » Thu May 06, 2010 6:17 pm

Has anyone got a picture of the new all chrome and glass trams which succeeded the ones shown. As I remember the trams, the open deck ones were mainly used in Dublin City and only the No 7 operated from Dublin to DunLaoghaire its terminus being at the bottom of Marine road. The No 8 was the one used between Dalkey and Dublin (Nelsons Pillar ) The buses followed starting with the Blue Line between Dublin and Bray.

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Postby Thomastown » Fri May 07, 2010 8:07 pm

Chiropodist wrote:Has anyone got a picture of the new all chrome and glass trams which succeeded the ones shown. As I remember the trams, the open deck ones were mainly used in Dublin City and only the No 7 operated from Dublin to DunLaoghaire its terminus being at the bottom of Marine road. The No 8 was the one used between Dalkey and Dublin (Nelsons Pillar ) The buses followed starting with the Blue Line between Dublin and Bray.

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Is this the Tram type you mean? I remember we referred to it as the New Tram.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Enviro500 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:44 pm

Thomastown,
The "Luxury Car" were the last tram type built, by the Dublin United at Spa Rd Works in Inchicore. construction of the first car no 280 began on Oct 6th 1930... The 'Irish Independent reported on the 8th April 1931 that the first of of these Luxury Tramcars had a trial run on Sunday, from Inchicore to Dalkey with senior officials on board from the DUTC. tHE DETAILING WAS FIRST CLASS. The seating could be tilted and the backs reversed which enabled passengers to settle back in their seats. A total of 34 four wheeler 'Luxurys' were built up to 1936, seating 60, 38 on top and 22 in the saloon and standing room for twelve. As far as I know these were the last trams built as the new double decker bus made it first appearance in DUTC fleet in Dec 1937, the Great Northern Railway beating them introducing doubles decker slightly earlier on the northside routes, Raheny, St Msrgarets, Sutton etc. With the outbreak of war the trams were given a reprieve on routes 7, 8, 14 and 15 until 1949....and the "Luxury's" were a common site on the 7 & 8.

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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Sat May 08, 2010 12:50 am

Fekin hell what are we going to talk about next weekend in Mc Cormacks Enviro? I wouldn't know my Exhausts from my Tyreds. :D
Women, women, lets chat about Chassis's? :mrgreen:
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Tue May 18, 2010 9:30 pm

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Someone mentioned the Balcony Tram. Cant find actual photos though. Has anyone got any?
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Tue May 18, 2010 9:33 pm

nice on there lads
what times the next one for Dalkey at???? :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Tue May 18, 2010 9:46 pm

grammer wrote:nice on there lads
what times the next one for Dalkey at???? :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Just missed it,left at 1949
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Tue May 18, 2010 10:50 pm

brilliant -brilliant :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :D
good one Thomastown :D :D
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu May 20, 2010 12:13 pm

Thomastown that special miniature sheet of stamps brings back memories. I worked in the Stamp Design section of An Post when they were issued in 1987. It was my job to liaise with the design artist, who on this issue was Charles Rycraft. Charles designed and illustrated quite a few stamps he specialised in Transport and was, in my opinion, one of the best illustrators of the time.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Thu May 20, 2010 8:04 pm

Hi Denis
Glad you enjoyed looking at the Tram Stamps.My god have I really got them that long.I have Great Southern Railway, 50 years of Irish Naval Service,90th Anniversary of Sinking of the Leinster and a few others.Just wondering are any of these by Charles Rycroft? If you would like to see them I can put them up on a new topic.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Sinead » Thu May 20, 2010 9:22 pm

On Capital D this evening they showed rare footage of a Rugby match in Lansdowne Road in 1949 and in it there was a tram going by Jury's Hotel, then it was the Botanical Gardens of Trinity College. I am sure it is possible to view the programme.

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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri May 21, 2010 11:14 am

Thomastown wrote:Hi Denis
Glad you enjoyed looking at the Tram Stamps.My god have I really got them that long.I have Great Southern Railway, 50 years of Irish Naval Service,90th Anniversary of Sinking of the Leinster and a few others.Just wondering are any of these by Charles Rycroft? If you would like to see them I can put them up on a new topic.


The Irish Railways stamps were issued in 1984. The Railways featured were Dublin and Kingstown, Great Southern, Great Northern and The Dart. The designer and illustrator was Charles Rycraft. Not sure about Irish Naval Service or Sinking of the Leinster I must have moved into another area when they were issued.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Wed May 26, 2010 10:29 pm

Hi All
Saw some terrific Photo's in Hick's Butcher Shop in Dun Laogaire of Trams in Dun Laoghaire & Dalkey.Well worth having a look.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:01 pm

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Dalkey Tram passing Imco Cleaners.
Anyone know what Imco stood for? I do .Just testing you.TT
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:59 pm

Thomastown wrote:Anyone know what Imco stood for?


Industrial Manufacturing Clothing Operation
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:13 am

brilliant photo TT
I think it was
Invisable Mending COmpany -
Im sure I was told that yonks ago ( im gonna be trendy from now on ) yah
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Thomastown » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:33 pm

grammer wrote:brilliant photo TT
I think it was
Invisable Mending COmpany -
Im sure I was told that yonks ago ( im gonna be trendy from now on ) yah
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Your on the ball Grammer.Well Done.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:11 pm

The Day after the tram was stripped by souviner hunters in Blackrock -1949


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Dalkey depot.


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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby grammer » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:26 pm

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