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01-04-2021, 22:44   #736
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It also made an appearance as TBT (67):
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Well, then this is a f**ckin' lie!!!!

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I had never seen that RH147 livery before.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48073612@N04/5191015260/

Interesting.
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This week we are going back twenty-six years to 1995 and to RH 143 on Eden Quay. The bus is in an all-over ad for AIB (Allied Irish Banks). The bank is one of the largest banks in Ireland and was founded in 1966 after the merging of three other banks. During the financial crash in 2010 the bank was nationalised by the Irish government, who still retain a majority stake in it in 2021.
RH 143 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 1992. It was withdrawn in 2006 and sold to an operator in the UK. It spent most of its working life in Dublin operating out of Donnybrook garage. It received this all-over ad in 1994 and remained in it into 1996. While painted like this it did spend some time operating out of Phibsborough Garage.
Route 84 connects Dublin with towns in north Wicklow such as Greystones, Kilcoole and Newcastle. It started running to Kilcoole in 1936 and Newcastle in 1946, and is still operating to this day. However, journeys to the city centre are operated by limited stop route 84X. The northern 84 terminus was moved to Blackrock in 2012, after having been moved from the city centre to UCD in 2010 during the first phase of Network Direct. 08/04/1995

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And in the background we can see Ulster Bank's new HQ getting built. They were originally headquartered on College Green. Incidentally I worked for them briefly in 2003 and a lot of the higher-ups remained in CG as they hated George's Quay.
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This week we are going back twenty-one years to 2000 and to KD 329 on Eden Quay. This was the last year of Bombardier bus operations in Dublin. The first KD double-decker entered service in May 1981 (it was KD 2 on route 8). CIE went on to receive 366 double-deckers in total between 1981 and 1983, the vast majority built in Shannon. Originally there were only meant to be 365 KDs but KD 366 was built in 1983 to replace KD 111 which had been written off in an accident in 1982. Another extra one was built and sent to Baghdad to be trialled there, this one being left-hand drive. The majority of the CIE buses operated in Dublin, but there were also some in Limerick, Galway and Cork. The final day of normal KD operation in Dublin was in December 2000. A farewell run ran in January 2001 when the final fare-paying passenger was also carried. KD operation in Cork and Limerick had finished in the late 1990s.
As can be seen here, the two-tone green livery was also on the way out. The bus stop is blue, and two Olympians in the background are in the new standard livery, while the third is in CitySwift livery.
Route 77 became a DUTC bus route in 1939, connecting the city centre with Tallaght. It became more frequent in the 1980s and 1990s as that suburb of Dublin began to expand, and became a CitySwift route in 1997. It became cross-city route 27 in 2011 under Network Direct, and this route still serves Eden Quay.
14/04/2000

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Also look at that truck on the Quays!!!
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Brilliant post Csalem. Love the detail





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Also look at that truck on the Quays!!!
Cycle the quays sometime, still plenty of trucks even outside the hours they are supposed to be there.
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