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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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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.
31/10/1998

Throwback Thursday (147) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr
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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