Thought I'd support this new forum. I'm not a bus enthusiast, but I came across these historic gems on a FB page I frequent. Worth a look.
Maybe the Mods might want to sticky this thread.
As a Ballyfermot lad I'm enjoying the memories here.
Saw this a few weeks ago on my Flickr flicking. Is this ripping the piss or what?
You could be a real arsehole and ask the bus driver to open the luggage doors for your school bag
Is there a story behind the 17A on Northern Plates?
There is. Its in Ulster Bus colours and was on demonstration to Dublin Bus. I think the photo dates from 1989.
Came across these pics (link below). There was also a good thread (with photos) in 2008 about Dublin bus and street scenes started by a boards mod.
However, here is my humble offering to this thread.
Went to school on those buses, the open platform with that vertical bar was very handy for boarding when the bus was in motion. The more skilled could board at speed. As the bus passed by you grabbed the bar firmly with the left hand and then the right. The legs would trail out behind at first, and then fall back on to the platform. Some conductors were not too amused. How H&S has changed.
Are they the Jerry Nolan ones? I see one heading down Santry Avenue most mornings. The centre door has been removed but the flap which contained the door open handle still remains.
These seem to have had the doors retained in them but they may well have been converted since then; it was March when I met them.
They sometimes used to use the bigger coaches for the morning college rush. Thought the deckers had eliminated the need for them in recent years though!