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  • 21-10-2009 8:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    Went on a bit of a nose today and saw this

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    Got a load more pics of the old fleet thats been retired and of other Buses that were involved in accidents/burnt out that are just derilict but not sure if this is the place to post them

    dunno but I couldnt find a "BUS" related thread


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Post away,its all good!:) Whats the story with E14 pictured above,it looks a little worse for wear?:confused:
    Thought that was being kept in good order?Being pedantic,its not a Dublin bus either,as its from the early 60s.Sad to see it like that..:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    Fleet retirements including the training school buses ???


  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


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    Is that the first AV to be retired????
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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    The sign says it all
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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    Uniform RA and tree cutting RA
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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    AV32(Right)

    This bus that was involved in a tragic accident a few years back on the Quays and was never returned to service

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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    On the scrap heap few get to see

    Dunno what when the damage happened to these buses but I presume thats what led them to be there

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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    Anyone else into buses....post your pics


    Ill try to keep this updated if there is interest:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ atlantean


    Good man - some interesting photos - keep them coming ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ Aclass


    hi there im intresed how much are they how can you buy them do you have a link and price list thanks a mill


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Some of these have been previously posted but in the spirit of the thread ill post again.










    Bucketloads of this kinda thing on Youtube nowadays if you do a search.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    Blue Punto wrote: »
    Went on a bit of a nose today and saw this

    21102009106.jpg

    Got a load more pics of the old fleet thats been retired and of other Buses that were involved in accidents/burnt out that are just derilict but not sure if this is the place to post them

    dunno but I couldnt find a "BUS" related thread

    wow , a blast from the past, my dad drove for CIE , in around Galway city and county in the 70's and early 80s, if he had the Galway to Eyrecourt run, he'd collect my brothers and myself on the way back in the evening and bring us to the depot where we could run amok for awhile:D:
    We used to get the odd spin to Limerick on a Sunday on an Expressway like this
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,374 Saab Ed


    Blue Punto wrote: »
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    Jaysus they're KR class GAC's. I thought they were all gone. I was a bus nut as a kid and actualy wrote to FFG in Germany looking for development information on the KD/KE/KR class of buses. Much to my suprise ( after sending the hand written letter in English aged 11 ) I got a response. They sent me back technical drawings, photos of early prototype tests in Germany ( that went on to be KD1 painted yellow at the time and KE1) and some lovely pictures of the first KR parked with Merc trolley buses and the like in Germany. Im sorry to say that most of the pictures were lost in a move to Austria many years back. Must have a sniff in the attic to see if any are left. Great pics OP, thanks a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ superboy


    SAVAGE!!!!!! were all these lying on the conyngham road depot??? and to think i used to pass there every day...... must've been asleep!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,176 overdriver


    Great thread.

    How much would a Bus be I wonder????????


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭ artic


    overdriver wrote: »
    Great thread.

    How much would a Bus be I wonder????????

    +++++1 Great Thread


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,309 VolvoMan


    This really is great stuff, thanks!

    I see in one of the photos there is a withdrawn learner driver Bombardier. Surely it can't have been in service as a learner up until that recently?


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ atlantean


    overdriver wrote: »
    How much would a Bus be I wonder????????

    I have enough problems trying to store my cars - never mind a bus!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭ kenon


    overdriver wrote: »
    Great thread.

    How much would a Bus be I wonder????????

    I was just thinkin' that! I want a bus!!. I might email them and see if they'd give me a price on one.

    I'd take one of these...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    VolvoMan wrote: »
    This really is great stuff, thanks!

    I see in one of the photos there is a withdrawn learner driver Bombardier. Surely it can't have been in service as a learner up until that recently?

    Think its a trick of the light

    All the Driving school buses where Leyland or Volvo Olympians


  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    How much ???

    Well the Dublin Bus ones are on etenders.ie

    Title:Sale of Used VehiclesPublished by:Dublin Bus / Bus Atha CliathPublication Date:12/10/2009Application Deadline:
    Notice Deadline Date:30/10/2009Notice Deadline Time:17:00Notice Type:Invitation to TenderHas Documents:YesAbstract:Dublin Bus offer for Sale :

    59 x 1999 Volvo Olympian Double Deck Buses. Vehicles are 1999 Volvo Olympian with Alexander (Belfast) Bodywork, Volvo D10A-245 Turbo charged Diesel Engines, ZF4HP500 /Voith 863.3 Electronically controlled Transmissions. Seating capacity- 47U/S 27 L/S. twin entrance / exit doors. Vehicles entered service in 1999.

    2 x 1990/1 Leyland Olympian Double Deck Open Top Vehicles- Cummins L10-185 Engines/ ZF4HP500 Transmissions- converted to Open Deck configuration- PLEASE NOTE!! -these 2 Vehicles are offerd on a SOLD AS SEEN basis.




    If my memory serves me right I heard the last batch that were sold went for about 40k each


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Blue Punto wrote: »
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    Anyone know why this looks so ragged?Its a damn shame.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,374 Saab Ed


    Blue Punto wrote: »
    How much ???

    If my memory serves me right I heard the last batch that were sold went for about 40k each


    Bloody shame to see good buses with lots of life in them yet being sold to the UK. Someone in CIE hasnt figured out that the Celtic Tiger is over. I just dont understand why 10 year old buses are being axed. Crazy IMO.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,309 VolvoMan


    Blue Punto wrote: »
    Think its a trick of the light

    All the Driving school buses where Leyland or Volvo Olympians

    After a second look there I think you're probably right.
    Saab Ed wrote: »
    Bloody shame to see good buses with lots of life in them yet being sold to the UK. Someone in CIE hasnt figured out that the Celtic Tiger is over. I just dont understand why 10 year old buses are being axed. Crazy IMO.

    I think the fact that Dublin Bus are reducing a lot of their fleet as a cost-saving measure is contributing to their early withdrawal. In recent years they brought in a policy of withdrawing them after twelve years, from what I read.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,011 ✭✭✭✭ Run_to_da_hills


    Blue Punto wrote: »
    AV32(Right)

    This bus that was involved in a tragic accident a few years back on the Quays and was never returned to service

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    I would have imagined it would have been scrapped or cannibalized for parts by now. fair play for them for not having it back on the road after that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,698 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Saab Ed wrote: »
    Jaysus they're KR class GAC's. I thought they were all gone.
    Are you aware of the Kells Transport Musem in Cork? They have loads of KCs and a few KRs and KDs. The museum is a pretty controversial operation!
    http://www.kellstransportmuseum.com/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,869 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    superboy wrote: »
    SAVAGE!!!!!! were all these lying on the conyngham road depot??? and to think i used to pass there every day...... must've been asleep!!

    Think the majority of these are up in Broadstone depot, the tour buses and trainers are still in use as far as i know


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  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭ Blue Punto


    Two of the tour buses are up for ssale as per the advert above

    The training buses have been parked there a while now and 2 others are mixed in with the for sale bunch so I would imagine that they are also up for sale.

    All the RV buses (99 models) will be retiring soon so maybe new trainers will be on the way in the form of av models


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