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16-02-2019, 17:15   #976
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I believe the WS has become a more common sight on Donnybrook operated city centre routes especially the 61 since the likes of the 59, 111 and 161 went to GAI. One was spotted operating 14c and one was even spotted working a 145.
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16-02-2019, 17:26   #977
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Hi all,
I popped out today to photograph some of the remaining AVs.

AV 420 on the 16:
AV 420 O'Connell Street 16/02/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

AV 421 on the 16:
AV 421 O'Connell Bridge 16/02/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

AV 423 on the 41C:
AV 423 Abbey Street 16/02/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

AV 426 on the 16:
AV 426 Dublin Airport 16/02/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr
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16-02-2019, 17:42   #978
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Mad to think the ax will be leaving us this year.

They were a great machine but the longer wheel base let them down greatly in the snow and ice.

One major issue I had with them and still have is the amount of fumes/smoke they put out and this is more then any of the previous av type imo.

I find sitting behind one my breathing is affected and in the mornings in the garage it's very noticeable also.

I actually loved the braking system on them compared to anything else we have old and new as you only had to tip the pedal.

Some great photos....
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16-02-2019, 19:08   #979
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Stumbled across this on Wikipedia - higher res version on this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arnhem-101.1.jpg



Anyone got any idea what the DUTC/CIE flying snail logo is doing on the side of a vintage Arnhem trolleybus....?
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16-02-2019, 19:44   #980
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GT 86 on the 17:
GT 86 Crumlin 05/01/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr
Nitpick: That's Armagh Road, the bus is heading towards St. Agnes's Park, which meets St. Agnes's Road at a T-junction outside the big church which is called ... St. Agnes's.

I used to go to that school and remember when the 17 was manky old orange C-class single deckers that seemed to want to vibrate themselves to smithereens. The 17 was notorious for being late or not showing up at all, another cross-city route the 18 wasn't quite as bad.
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16-02-2019, 19:53   #981
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The flying snail is the opposite of our one.
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16-02-2019, 20:55   #982
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Nitpick: That's Armagh Road, the bus is heading towards St. Agnes's Park, which meets St. Agnes's Road at a T-junction outside the big church which is called ... St. Agnes's.

I used to go to that school and remember when the 17 was manky old orange C-class single deckers that seemed to want to vibrate themselves to smithereens. The 17 was notorious for being late or not showing up at all, another cross-city route the 18 wasn't quite as bad.
Thanks. Updated description.
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17-02-2019, 13:35   #983
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Stumbled across this on Wikipedia - higher res version on this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arnhem-101.1.jpg



Anyone got any idea what the DUTC/CIE flying snail logo is doing on the side of a vintage Arnhem trolleybus....?
There was a discussion about it on the Irish Railway Modeller forum a few years ago, involving a Dutch person, but no real conclusions reached:
http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topi...ls-in-holland/
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18-02-2019, 21:04   #984
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Two non-Dublin Bus pictures from last Saturday.

LE 4 on the X2A:
LE 4 Store Street 16/02/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

11 D 22171 on Big Bus Dublin tour:
11 D 22171 O'Connell Street 16/02/19 by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr
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