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02-11-2018, 22:05   #271
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Thanks Csalem, was starting to get the withdrawals earlier when I seen you hadn't posted
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03-11-2018, 07:34   #272
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No worries. I was away on holidays.
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Hallowe'en 1998 and it is raining at Dublin Heuston Station. KD 240 is with a 91 to the City Centre. This route ran on an adhoc basis, providing extra capacity to the 90 but not going all the way to Dublin Connolly. KD 240 was based at Conyngham Road and was delivered new between 1982/83.
One thing to note in this photo is the ticket machine beside the bus. Free standing ticket machines were, and still are, rare for Dublin Bus. The other notable location that had a ticket machine was Dublin Airport, and there is still one there today. The one in Heuston is no longer there, with most people using Leap cards nowadays. However back in 1998 the vast majority of users were paying cash to the driver. These machines that allowed you to buy a ticket before boarding the bus were a curiosity of their time.
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I'm not sure KD240 was originally CNY Rd... More likely PHB? I do recall batch KD242-6 being allocated to Conyngham Rd from new, after KD51-70, & 114-124. Not forgetting Cummins-engined KD146.

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I'm not sure KD240 was originally CNY Rd... More likely PHB? I do recall batch KD242-6 being allocated to Conyngham Rd from new, after KD51-70, & 114-124. Not forgetting Cummins-engined KD146.
Early 1990s it was based in Summerhill but I am not sure where it was delivered new.
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A trip back to the mid-1990s this week. RH 100 is seen turning off Ormond Quay and onto Grattan Bridge. It is operating route 69 from Rathcoole into the City Centre. This is one of the more longer bus routes in Dublin and can trace its origins back to pre-DUTC days. Not only does this route serve Rathcoole but it is only one of the bus routes to Clondalkin village.
RH 100 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 1991. Once it's career was over with Dublin Bus it was sold to Dualway's and joined the tour fleet there. After a number of years doing open top tours around the city it was sold on and in 2018 it is a party bus in Tayto Park in Meath.
2018 also saw the hotel behind the bus on Ormond Quay demolished. 06/11/1995

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It is 1987 and Dublin Bus is nine months old. D 610 is seen on O'Connell Street picking up passengers as it operates a 13 from Ballymun. The bus was delivered new to CIE in 1974 and was withdrawn by Dublin Bus in 1992. This was one of 238 buses built by VanHool McArdle. The first (D 603) was built in Belgium but the rest were built in Dublin at Inchicore. Although they were withdrawn from public service by the mid-1990s, some had an extended career on the City Tour. These lasted until Olympians took over in the early 2000s.
Route 13 has always been a busy route as it connects the large residential area of Ballymun with the City Centre. The route and its variations have had a number of terminii around the city over the years such as Palmerston Park and Merrion Square, but in 2010 it was merged with some of the 51s and extended to Grange Castle.
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Early 1990s it was based in Summerhill but I am not sure where it was delivered new.
New to S/hill. Saw out it’s final days in C/Road
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It is 1987 and Dublin Bus is nine months old. D 610 is seen on O'Connell Street picking up passengers as it operates a 13 from Ballymun. The bus was delivered new to CIE in 1974 and was withdrawn by Dublin Bus in 1992. This was one of 238 buses built by VanHool McArdle. The first (D 603) was built in Belgium but the rest were built in Dublin at Inchicore. Although they were withdrawn from public service by the mid-1990s, some had an extended career on the City Tour. These lasted until Olympians took over in the early 2000s.
Route 13 has always been a busy route as it connects the large residential area of Ballymun with the City Centre. The route and its variations have had a number of terminii around the city over the years such as Palmerston Park and Merrion Square, but in 2010 it was merged with some of the 51s and extended to Grange Castle.
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Think D610 would have been a recent transfer from Clontarf when this photo was taken. Good photo
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