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Hi all,
I thought for 2016 I might post a photo from the archive every Thursday, showing buses from the past.
The first shot was taken on this day in 1995, but I cannot guarantee all future shots will be from the same day as they are posted.

RH 145 at Bray Station with an 84 to Kilcoole. 07/01/1995:
Throwback Thursday (1) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

Enjoy!

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#2

This week we are going back to 1997 and the W Class on the 300. W 3 is seen at the Omni Shopping Centre, 11/01/1997:

Throwback Thursday (2) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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#3

I had forgotten the W. How many did they have? and for how long?

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#4

tabbey said:
I had forgotten the W. How many did they have? and for how long?


They only had a handful of them. About five or six. Were meant to be tested on some DART Feeders but instead ended up on the 222 from Tara Street to St. Stephen's Green via O'Connell Street, before moving to the 300 from Omni Park. Think they lasted until about 97/98 when the 103 and 104 from Omni started.

For this week we are only going back to 2009 and to WV 19 on the 53A. The bus is now gone and the route is now gone. The bus is seen on New Wapping Street on the 1st April 2009.

Throwback Thursday (3) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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This week for Throwback Thursday we are going back to 2008. RV 460 is seen at the bus terminus in Dundrum with a 44C from the City Centre to Ballyogan:

Throwback Thursday (4) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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This week for Throwback Thursday we are going back to 2008. RV 460 is seen at the bus terminus in Dundrum with a 44C from the City Centre to Ballyogan:

Throwback Thursday (4) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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This week for Throwback Thursday we are going back to 1984. KC 78 is seen at Howth Summit on route 88. This route was introduced to replace the Hill of Howth Tram. It later became a DART Feeder service in 1984 before being withdrawn in 1988. In more recent times the 31C connected Sutton, Howth Summit and Howth but this service too was withdrawn a number of years ago. Today the 31A is the route that is closest to the 88. 06/08/1984

Throwback Thursday (5) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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This week for Throwback Thursday we are going back to 1984. KC 78 is seen at Howth Summit on route 88. This route was introduced to replace the Hill of Howth Tram. It later became a DART Feeder service in 1984 before being withdrawn in 1988. In more recent times the 31C connected Sutton, Howth Summit and Howth but this service too was withdrawn a number of years ago. Today the 31A is the route that is closest to the 88. 06/08/1984

Throwback Thursday (5) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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This week for Throwback Thursday we go back to 1992 and 98FM was still Classic Hits. RH 63 is seen parked between duties on the 31 on Marlborough Street. This stretch of road is currently being dug up for Luas Cross City. Abbey Park on the destination was regularly served by the 32B before being withdrawn from there in 2012. Now no route directly serves Abbey Park. 04/05/1992

Throwback Thursday (6) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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This week for Throwback Thursday we go back to 1992 and 98FM was still Classic Hits. RH 63 is seen parked between duties on the 31 on Marlborough Street. This stretch of road is currently being dug up for Luas Cross City. Abbey Park on the destination was regularly served by the 32B before being withdrawn from there in 2012. Now no route directly serves Abbey Park. 04/05/1992

Throwback Thursday (6) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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For this week's Throwback Thursday we go back to 1982 and the first Leyland Atlantean in the CIE fleet. D 1 entered service in February 1967 so was already fifteen years old when this photograph was taken. It was withdrawn eighteen months later, Although the first bus in the fleet it was not the first to enter service, that honour falling to D 4. D 1 was the first out of an eventual fleet of 840.
D 1 is seen in Parnell Street with a 40C to Finglas. 18/02/1982
Throwback Thursday (7) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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#12

Just travelling back a mere six years for this weeks update but even so there has been a lot of change in that time. RV 531 loads up on College Street with a 77 to Jobstown. A handy piece of A4 paper in the front windscreen shows it goes "via Airton Road". In August 2011 RV 531 was withdrawn from service. It was one of the last buses deivered with rollerblind destinations (RV 540 being the last). Route 77 was merged with the 27 in September 2011 becoming one long cross-city route from Clare Hall to Jobstown, and adopted the 27 route number. Finally this part of College Street is currently being converted into a tram line for Luas Cross City and will become a tram stop next year. 26/02/2010

Throwback Thursday (8) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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#13

It is a trip back to 1997 this week and a look at a test new livery for Dublin Bus. When it started in 1987 the company adopted a two-tone green livery with an orange stripe. Ijn 1996 when it made its first attempt at a new fleet livery it experimented with...two-tone green and an orange stripe. This experimental livery was applied to RH 86 and AD 24 and following the trial was not deemed a success and Dublin Bus ended up adopting a livery of blue/orange/cream. RH 86 is seen on O'Connell Street with an 11 from Kilmacud to Wadelai park. 03/03/1997

Throwback Thursday (9) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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LastStop Registered User
#14

I'm glad they didn't go with that colour scheme. I was a fan of the green they had in the early 90s.

And the orange back in the 80s. Was it the D class that had the sort of spiral stairs?

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It is the tenth of March and the tenth Throwback Thursday. And we are going back twenty years to 1996.
KC 9 is seen at the 44A terminus on Mount Prospect Avenue in Clontarf. This route, along with similar route 30, was replaced on the 17th March 1996 by City Imp route 130. This was the era of when some of the city bus routes were being replaced with more frequent minibus services under the brand of City Imp.
The 44A was one of those numbering oddities within Dublin Bus as the 44, 44B, and 44C all operated on the southside while the 44A was confined to the northside.

09/03/1996

Throwback Thursday (10) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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