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05-09-2013, 18:37   #31
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It was a trial - Dublin Bus were assessing the suitability of the vehicle.
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06-09-2013, 18:28   #32
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Thanks. That would certainly explain why I never got to see it during the transition from C-class Leopards to KC-class on that route; just was not fortunate enough to catch it during travels.

Anyone familiar with this blogspot page, of one Rob McCaffery? Lots of photos of CIE buses (mostly Dublin District, but also provincial/Expressway/Airport, and some Ulsterbus and private operators) from between 1979 and 1981.

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I saw this scene outside a wedding yesterday and the Drifters song. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." came into my head.


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Ah, route 150. That looks like the corner of Clogher and Sundrive Roads, right? which means that's St. Bernadette's.

(Probably too much to ask out of DB to turn the 150 back into the 50, even with the former route to Jobstown long cancelled.)
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Ah, route 150. That looks like the corner of Clogher and Sundrive Roads, right? which means that's St. Bernadette's.

(Probably too much to ask out of DB to turn the 150 back into the 50, even with the former route to Jobstown long cancelled.)
Thats the spot, man.

If you ask me, they should rename it the 81 or 22A
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Ah, route 150. That looks like the corner of Clogher and Sundrive Roads, right? which means that's St. Bernadette's.

(Probably too much to ask out of DB to turn the 150 back into the 50, even with the former route to Jobstown long cancelled.)
It's strange to think but these days the only relevance it has to the old 50 is from CC to the coombe and from the star bingo to Millgate Drive
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I saw this scene outside a wedding yesterday and the Drifters song. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." came into my head.
Honestly it staggers me that someone who has to go and get a CPC and is expected to drive responsibly and safely on behalf of themselves and 80 odd passengers just dumps a bus on the footpath like that...
There is no excuse for that.
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and no excuse for those indicators either (I'll overlook the 66D registration)
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Honestly it staggers me that someone who has to go and get a CPC and is expected to drive responsibly and safely on behalf of themselves and 80 odd passengers just dumps a bus on the footpath like that...
There is no excuse for that.
Ring Dualway and complain about it in that case. I'm only posting a nice photo of two buses
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17-09-2013, 21:30   #40
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New York City tested a China-built BYD K-9 battery-powered 35-seater on route M42 (42nd Street Cross-Town route in Manhattan) recently. (Do not know if New Flyer or Gillig have any competing designs. GM appears to be out of the bus business.)

MTA Flickr photo set here.
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Some buses this week are being turned out in All-Over Ads for Oreos. So far I have seen the following.
Ringsend's AX 490, 21/10/13:

AX 490 Pearse Street 21/10/13 by Rail Scene Ireland, on Flickr

Phibsboro's AV 446, 22/10/13:

AV 446 College Street 22/10/13 by Rail Scene Ireland, on Flickr
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the war against "J-Os"
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Think that war is lost, J-Os are far superior.

Doesn't help either that Oreo seems to be using the same shade of blue as J-O's advertising.
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I think I will stick with a custard cream or a bourbon.
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I wonder could these be referred to as Oreo Speedwagons
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