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Old 01-12-2017, 11:50 PM
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It is another trip back to 1997 this week, but this time to Dun Laoghaire. ME 43 is seen at the 59 terminus beside the railway station on Crofton Road. The route connected Dun Laoghaire and Killiney via Dalkey, providing local connections. Although the bus is in City Imp colours the route was not part of the brand - these smaller buses were just more suited to the route. In the early 2000s the route was extended to Mackintosh Park but this was undone in November 2016 when the route was cut back to Killiney once more.
It should be noted that the bus has an interesting destination blind with both ends of the route shown, saving the driver the effort of having to change it. It does mean there is no Irish on it though. Dun Laoghaire, 30/11/1997

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Old 07-12-2017, 09:03 PM
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On the 8th December 1988 Dublin Bus introduced the Nipper into the heart of Dublin. The idea was to run a number of minibuses around the City Centre, connecting the main shopping districts. It was hoped that this would encourage people to leave their cars behind and thus reduce traffic in a congested city. The route was to run for just over two weeks up until the 24th December, but due to popularity it ran into January, covering the January Sales. Starting in O'Connell Street, the route served D'Olier Street, Dame Street, South William Street, St. Stephen's Green, Westmoreland Street and back to O'Connell Street. It was operated by 6 members of the MB Class (MB 6-11) which had recently been delivered to Dublin Bus and would then enter normal service in Donnybrook Garage in 1989. The route's success saw it return in 1989, 1990 and 1991. For a more detailedhistory check out DublinBus Stuff: <a href="http://www.dublinbusstuff.com/Nipper.html" rel="nofollow">www.dublinbusstuff.com/Nipper.html</a>

MB 6 is seen crossing onto O'Connell Bridge from O'Connell Street on the second day of operation with a good load on board. 09/12/1988

On a side note this is my 100th Throwback Thursday and I just want to thank everyone for sticking with me each week. Even I didn't think it would last this long!

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Old 14-12-2017, 10:29 PM
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It is December 1995 and RH 239 is making its way around St. Stephen's Green as it operates a 46A to Dun Laoghaire. At this time all the southbound traffic used this side of the park. When the Luas opened in the early 2000s and stopped traffic using the western side, the southbound traffic was diverted away from the park. The route in the picture was then used by northbound traffic. A contraflow bus lane was maintained from Hume Street and thus the 46A used this side of the park in both directions. In 2014 the route in the picture was reopened to buses (with a slightly different road layout) and the 46A goes this way once more without having to use Hume Street.
The bus in the picture was relatively new at the time, and initially was part of the RH Class. However it was later decided to reclassify them as RA Class as they were slightly different from the first 175 RH buses. Later on a further variation would result in the RV Class. In total there was 640 buses between all three, with the last one withdrawn in December 2012.
In 1995 the 46A served Stillorgan village but in the 2000s the route was taken out, in order to improve punctuality and journey times, and stayed on the Stillorgan By-Pass instead. 12/12/1995

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Old 24-12-2017, 10:02 PM
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It is 1982 and C 100 is seen on Townsend Street with a 63. This route operated to Glenamuck (between Carrickmines and Kilternan) via Stillorgan and Foxrock. It was operated out of Donnybrook Garage and was a regular route for single-deck operation. In more recent times it was extended to Kilternan and double-deckers became more common on it. In 2010 the route was cut back from the city centre, and instead connected Dun Laoghaire with Kilternan,which it continues to do today.
The C Class was operated nationwide by CIE. Out of a total of 260 buses, about 80 worked in Dublin. They were replaced in the mid-1980s by the new KC Class built by Bombardier. C 100 was one of the final buses to be withdrawn. It entered service in Dundalk in 1965, before transferring to Donnybrook in 1971, where it remained for 13 years. 20/12/1982

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It is 1982 and C 100 is seen on Townsend Street with a 63. This route operated to Glenamuck (between Carrickmines and Kilternan) via Stillorgan and Foxrock. It was operated out of Donnybrook Garage and was a regular route for single-deck operation. In more recent times it was extended to Kilternan and double-deckers became more common on it. In 2010 the route was cut back from the city centre, and instead connected Dun Laoghaire with Kilternan,which it continues to do today.
The C Class was operated nationwide by CIE. Out of a total of 260 buses, about 80 worked in Dublin. They were replaced in the mid-1980s by the new KC Class built by Bombardier. C 100 was one of the final buses to be withdrawn. It entered service in Dundalk in 1965, before transferring to Donnybrook in 1971, where it remained for 13 years. 20/12/1982

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Old 26-12-2017, 01:31 AM
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number 8 to dalkey,... year ??


O'Connell st ...bus convoy,... year ??
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number 8 to dalkey,... year ??


O'Connell st ...bus convoy,... year ??
I would guess about 1965 or 1966
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Old 27-12-2017, 01:47 AM
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I would guess about 1965 or 1966
I`m thinking a little earlier maybe vico ??
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I`m thinking a little earlier maybe vico ??
I showed that photo to a bus friend and he says early 1950s. Does not know exact date.
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It is 1994 and KC 4 is seen on Eden Quay. It is at the terminus of the 20B with a working to Ardlea Road. The 20B was one of a family of routes (20 and 20A being the other routes) that served the northside of Dublin in the Donnycarney area. It was the longest lasting one of the three routes, making it into the 21st Century. It was once a cross-city route, but in the later years it only served St. Stephen's Green in the peaks. Although the destination was Ardlea Road, in reality it was just off that road in Maryfield Drive. The route was operated by Summerhill Garage and in June 2011 it was merged with Donnybrook's 14 to become the new cross-city route 14.
KC 4 entered service in 1983.
Eden Quay, 28/12/1994

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