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23-06-2019, 22:07   #361
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Amazing!

I was thinking you might have when I posted but I honestly assumed as a bus spotter it was obvious to ya.

And now you can never unsee it.
But take the db out of it and still a castle....

I loved the 87 castle I nearly sure it was ..... Some sort of celebration but can't think..
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23-06-2019, 22:09   #362
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Amazing!

I was thinking you might have when I posted but I honestly assumed as a bus spotter it was obvious to ya.

And now you can never unsee it.
Ah I wouldn't consider myself quite a bus spotter now just someone who has an interest in public transport in general mostly buses but also trains and trams. I don't take pictures or write down numbers or anything like that and use public transport merely as a means of travel and not a source of entertainment but I do enjoy looking at the pictures of buses particularly older ones.

Maybe it's to do with the fact the DB logo usually only seen in small print such as on a timetable for example or from a distance on a bus stop or on a bus. Never really in big bold writing as you would see on a supermarket for example but still instantly recognisable

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23-06-2019, 23:46   #363
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But take the db out of it and still a castle....

I loved the 87 castle I nearly sure it was ..... Some sort of celebration but can't think..
We you thinking of the Millennium 88 logo?

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I'm not sure how I missed that
I think I managed the miss that for the guts of 30 years.

I was born in the 80's and I had always recognised the Dublin Bus logo as just some strange castle-like symbol that somehow meant "bus". I feel that it is the sign of a good logo / symbol if the meaning can reasonate to even my 3-year old self, who apparently knew instantly that the DB symbol = "Busses!! "

But embarreslingly, only in the last couple of years did I ever notice the lowercase "d" and "b", which have been cleverly built into the logo.
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The hidden meanings in logos:
https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/f...dden-meanings/

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24-06-2019, 20:06   #366
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Probably because it has a "d" and a "b" in it which doesn't really lend itself to other companies.
It could also be the front sections of two Luas (and hopefully metro sometime in our lifetimes). One going in one direction, the other going in the other direction. Dwarfed by the castle on top.
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It could also be the front sections of two Luas (and hopefully metro sometime in our lifetimes). One going in one direction, the other going in the other direction. Dwarfed by the castle on top.
The fact that the D, B and the castle are joined up could be seen as representing the fact that they link the different parts of the city together.
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RH 3 makes a stop on St. Stephen's Green as it operates a service on route 10 in June 1990. This bus had been delivered new to Dublin Bus three months earlier and had only gone into service in May. The Olympians were the first new double-deckers ordered by Dublin Bus. Deliveries started with the RHs in 1990 and concluded with the last RVs in 1999, with some RAs in between. In total Dublin Bus received 640 Olympians over that decade, allowing for the withdrawal of the Atlanteans and VanHools, and most of the Bombardier KDs. RH 3 had a long life with Dublin Bus, lasting about 25 years as it spent the last decade or so of its career as an open-top tour bus.
RH 3 is seen here in its as-delivered Wedding Bus livery. This was an initiative of Dublin Bus were people could hire a bus to transport their wedding guests. The last two vehicles in Wedding Bus livery were VG 9 and 10, and both were repainted into standard livery in 2017. The first bus was KD 366 in 1989.
Route 10 was one of the more famous bus routes in Dublin, connecting University College Dublin. The cross-city route on the southside with the Phoenix Park on the northside. It was removed from the network in 2010 through the Network Direct review of the network. 27/06/1990

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In 2015 AV 390 winds its way through the Luas Cross City works on Nassau Street as it operates a 46A to Dun Laoghaire. Behind the bus is Suffolk Street. This was once one of the main bus corridors in the city, with buses coming down Dawson Street, turning left into Nassau Street and on into Suffolk Street and College Green, before continuing north across the city. The Luas Cross City works brought an end to that with the tram line being extended from St. Stephens Green, down Dawson Street and into Nassau Street, Grafton Street and College Green before heading across the River Liffey. Bus routes were diverted, with some like the 14, 15/A/B and 140 using George's Street in both directions, and others like the 39/A, 46A, 145 being sent via Westland Row and Pearse Street when heading northbound. (These are just some of the routes diverted - there are far too many to list here). When the Luas works were completed, and prior to the trams starting, the 11, 38's and 46's were allowed to use Nassau Street and Grafton Street in both directions again from October 2017. Suffolk Street has effectively become pedestrianised, with an official trial for such commencing in early 2019.
AV 390 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 2004. It was withdrawn in late-2018 and sold to James's Coaches in Celbridge.
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How time flies so recent but yet feels so long ago that the city was in the midst of being dug up for the Luas and also feels like a long time since single door buses other than VTs were regualrly on the 46A and 145 other than the ocassional rare allocation.

So many transport developments in Dublin since then too such as the opening of Luas cross city, Go-Ahead, new bus routes like the 40e, 155 and 175 and next hopefully 24h bus routes.

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It is summer 1987 and that can only mean one thing - the Slane concert. Slane is a small village in Meath located where the road from Dublin to Monaghan (N2) meets the road from Drogheda to Navan (N51). It is well outside the Dublin Bus area. However in 1981 open-air concerts started to be held in the grounds of Slane Castle and the double-deckers from Dublin were ideal to transport the crowds from Dublin to Slane. Up until the 2000s the shuttle buses lined-up on O'Connell Street. When the street was renovated a lane of traffic was lost and the buses had to move to Parnell Square. In 2019 the buses operated by Dublin Bus went from Western Way. In recent years, private operators have run their own shuttle services, but when it was predominately Dublin Bus around 200 buses could be involved, if not more. This brought an unusual sight to the roads of Meath where all of these buses would line-up along the road at Slane to bring everyone home at night after the concert. In 1987 it was headlined by David Bowie. It was the last concert held there until 1992.
KD 217 is seen at the head of the Slane line up on O'Connell Street. It was delivered new to Phibsborough Garage around 1983 and was scrapped in the 1990s. 11 07 1987

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It is 1999 and a decade, century and a millennium is coming towards an end. And so is a bus livery. RV 326 is seen parked on Burgh Quay between duties on the 14A. It and RV 327 were the last buses delivered new in the two-tone green livery of Dublin Bus in 1997. This livery was introduced in 1987 and started to be replaced in the mid-1990s with a new cream/blue "core" livery. The VLs were the first buses delivered in a new, and unique, standard livery in 1997 ( but not the final one that was chosen). RV 326 was one of five new buses allocated to the 14A when delivered. RV 327 as mentioned was in two-tone green, RV 328 and RV 329 were in Wedding Bus livery and RV 330 was in Coastal Tours livery.
RV 326 also has the distinction of being the first RV delivered to Dublin Bus, and thus the first Volvo Olympian. The last one to be delivered was RV 640. Being the first, RV 326 received marker-lights above the upper-deck windscreen, something the rest of the 1997 deliveries did not get.
The 14A was a variation of the 14, and connected the City Centre with Ballinteer via Dartry while the 14 served Rathgar. Under Network Direct the 14A was absorbed into the 14, the Dartry routing was dropped, buses went via Ballinteer to Dundrum and was extended on the northside to Ardlea Road.
Finally, the bus is parked beside the building of the Irish Press which was a newspaper published between 1931 and 1995. Burgh Quay, 18/07/1999

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You will notice only a handful of them RV came with top marker lights to the front and rear where as everything now since 2003 has been fitted with LED ones midway at front and very top on the rear.

I remember rv330 as it was very very fast and the kick down on the accelerator pedal was off the scale.... It managed to skin my knuckles on a few occasions changing the front scrolls, which ended up getting fixed not long before if retired funnily enough....
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It is 1998 and RH 159 is seen on Abbey Street between duties on the 37. This bus was already five years old when the picture was taken and lasted in service with Dublin Bus until 2006. It then went on to continue its career in the UK. The bus was delivered in two-tone Dublin Bus green but received this wrap in 1998 to celebrate 100 years of Esso (ExxonMobil) in Ireland. The bus was still in a wrap for Esso in 2003 but ended its days in Dublin Bus core-livery of blue and cream.
Esso service stations only lasted a little longer with Topaz taking over the final ones in 2014/15.
The 37 route connected the City Centre with Castleknock and Carpenterstown. Its terminus in 1998 was on Abbey Street but Luas works saw tramlines laid along this part of the road in the early-2000s so the 37 had to move to the southside around Hawkins Street and Corn Market Exchange. Under Network Direct it moved to Wilton Terrace off Baggot Street and was extended to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre in 2011. 26/07/1998

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Was the 37 terminus not up at Middle Abbey St with the 39? Or was it just here waiting to move up the street?

I would never have gotten that bus back then so wouldn't have been too familiar if it was on Lower Abbey St. But would think it was odd that it and the 39 weren't beside each other.
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