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14-06-2016, 00:22   #46
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Both the 14 and 14a did actually terminate in Ballinteer until 2004 just before the roundabout at the junction of Stonemasons Way and Broadford Road - it was only when the LUAS opened that they were both extended to Dundrum.

The main scrolls didn't have Dundrum on them as a destination, so the general practice was to have Ballinteer on the main one and "via Dundrum" on the lower one.
With the "via" part taped over.
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16-06-2016, 17:47   #47
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This week for Throwback Thursday we are going back to 1999 and visiting a route that survived four months. on the 14th June route 61A commenced though it was more commonly known as "Hotel Link". It ran in a loop to/from Bus Aras and served Mount Street, Lansdowne Road, Leeson Street and Christchurch and was designed to connect the hotels with the City Centre. It was advertised as "A chauffeur driven Merc for £1" and the minibuses for the route were painted in a modified Airlink livery. Sadly it did not last and the route was withdrawn on the 17th October 1999.
The buses then transferred to a new bus route, 321, which commenced on the 6th December 1999 but this route only lasted until 1st April 2000.
Today Dublin Bus operate route 705 which is a hotel shuttle that operates in connection with the City Tour. ME 23 is seen at Bus Aras. 15/06/1999

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This week we are going back to 2003. That was the year when then Special Olympics came to Dublin. The games took place in a number of venues around the city from the 21st-29th June. Dublin Bus provided a shuttle bus service between the venues with the Red and Yellow routes running from the Phoenix Park. The WV-class of buses were used as they were low-floor and easily accesible which resulted in some unusual buses on the routes the WVs normally operated on.
WV 25 is seen at the Phoenix Park terminus while operating the Yellow Route. 22/06/2003

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A trip back in time this week of twenty-six years to 1990. KD 1 is seen at a bus rally in the Phoenix Park. This was the first of 366 KD buses delivered to CIE between 1980 and 1983. These buses were built in Shannon by Bombardier and an extra one was built for and shipped to Baghdad. KD 1 itself was built in Hamburg in Germany by FFG. The last KD was withdrawn by Dublin Bus in 2000. KD 1 was based in Donnybrook Garage and that is reflected in the scrolls for route 8 in the photograph. This was the first route to have a KD operate on it. In light of recent sporting events, the ad for the World Cup in Italy is quite topical. Phoenix Park 30/06/1990

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an extra one was built for and shipped to Baghdad.
Really. What was the story behind that? 1990 would be gulf war era.
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Really. What was the story behind that? 1990 would be gulf war era.
It was built around 1982. Details and photos here:
http://garaiste.yuku.com/topic/9653#.V3Y3VDUmOfg
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A trip back to 1983 this week and revisit to route 44A. At the time routes 44 and 44B served respectively Enniskerry and Glencullen on the southside of Dublin but the 44A was a bit of an outlier. It served Clontarf and Dollymount on the northside. The route received this number through a desire to fill in the gaps in the already existing route number library, even though the 44A never interacted with its southside cousins. The route lasted until 1996 when it was merged with route 30 and became City Imp route 130. D 614 is seen on Mount Prospect Avenue with a 44A to Mount Prospect Avenue. 05/07/1983

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This week it is a trip back to 1990 to a bus that is no longer with us, a route that is no longer with us and a road that is currently undergoing a massive change.
KD 152 is seen parked between duties on Marlborough Street. It is operating route 28 to Edenmore. This route lasted until 1996 when it was merged with the 42A. This route itself lasted until 2011 when it was replaced with the current 27A.
Marlborough Street is currently being rebuilt as part of Luas Cross City and the southbound line from Broombridge to St. Stephen's Green is being ;aid where the buses are parked in the photo.
Finally KD 152 is in an all-over ad for Brylcreem. 14/07/1990

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A trip back twenty-five years this week and another KD in an all-over ad. KD 363 is seen on Eden Quay after terminating with a 7 from Loughlinstown. The bus is in an all-over ad for Moss Technology, a company that was founded in Dublin in 1987 but ceased trading a few years ago. Nowadays the 7 goes a little further on the northside to Mountjoy Square and the Rosie Hackett Bridge is at this location. 21/07/1991

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A trip back to 1984 this week to KC 1 in Conyngham Road Garage. This was the first of an eventual 202 KC single-deckers built for city services in Ireland. Most were built in the Bombardier factory in Shannon but this one was built in Hamburg by FFG in 1981. The bus lasted fifteen years in service seeing the transition from CIE to Dublin Bus and spent its working life at Conyngham Road. The last KC was withdrawn in Dublin in 2001.

Dome photos on KC 1 in its original tan livery can be found on Dublinbus.cc:
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Conyngham Road Garage 28/07/1984

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Nice pic. Very typical of the parking in Conyngham Rd. still to this day.
Used to do the odd rest - day up there and loved driving these, as they were one of the fastest buses pulling away ever, due to the 4 - stroke engine in them. The KD bus had only a 2 - stroke engine and was also very smokey at times.

Their replacement, the AD or P type was by far the quickest bus ever to go in to service on our streets.
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It's an interesting photo too,as the Van Hool facing Detroit Diesel engined KC1,D803 was retrofitted with the Cummins engine that eventually powered the rest of the KC fleet (the L10/LT10) and operated as an in-service testbed for the motor (One of the best large Diesel Engines ever fitted to a CIE Vehicle).
In the photo D803 must be under-repair,as its missing it's nearside mirror as well as having the towing-eye in situ
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A trip back to 1984 this week to KC 1 in Conyngham Road Garage.
Do you happen to have any photos of the cab design/layout with these older buses. I remember the Old D class being semi automatic with the gearshift.
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It's an interesting photo too,as the Van Hool facing Detroit Diesel engined KC1,D803 was retrofitted with the Cummins engine that eventually powered the rest of the KC fleet (the L10/LT10) and operated as an in-service testbed for the motor (One of the best large Diesel Engines ever fitted to a CIE Vehicle).
In the photo D803 must be under-repair,as its missing it's nearside mirror as well as having the towing-eye in situ
Fascinating! Until now I'd absolutely no idea a Cummins engine had been fitted to a VanHool testbed. I always thought KD146 served that role!
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Do you happen to have any photos of the cab design/layout with these older buses. I remember the Old D class being semi automatic with the gearshift.
Sadly I do not.
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