09/05/2015

Irish selection from the 70's, 80's and 90's - part 2

Our regular guest blogger Philip Slynn continues his new three part feature sharing some of his photographs taken in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Included are an interesting selection of vehicles including some of the more unusual types that could be found operating at the time. Locations include Belfast and Dublin.

Irish 70's/80's/90's selection (c) Philip Slynn
Here we have a Leyland Atlantean with Van Hool McCardle bodywork new to Dublin Bus in 1975. It is seen here in Dublin in 1983 wearing all over advertising livery but now in the fleet of CIE as D762 (c) Philip Slynn.

Irish 70's/80's/90's selection (c) Philip Slynn
This is CIE E119 pictured in 1986 at the Letterkenny depot of Lough Swilly where it had been sent for cannibalisation. It is a 1964 Leyland Leopard L2 with CIE bodywork (c) Philip Slynn.

Irish 70's/80's/90's selection (c) Philip Slynn
This picture dating from 1974 is a 1953 CIE bodied Leyland Tiger converted to a towing vehicle. This is pictured at Sligo depot. This vehicle is listed as in preservation with the Transport Museum Society of Ireland (c) Philip Slynn.

Irish 70's/80's/90's selection (c) Philip Slynn
Next is a 1986 shot of CIE SS777 a school bus on a Bedford SB5 chassis with Van Hool McCardle bodywork new in 1978. It is seen here on loan to Lough Swilly at their Letterkenney depot. It is also listed as being in preservation (c) Philip Slynn.

Irish 70's/80's/90's selection (c) Philip Slynn
Here we have CIE D584 a 1974 Leyland Atlantean pictured in the depot in 1983. It was transferred to Dublin Bus in 1987 and scrapped in 1990 (c) Philip Slynn.

Irish 70's/80's/90's selection (c) Philip Slynn
Finally, another school bus, a 1981 Bedford YMQ with Wright bodywork. It belongs to the Southern Education and Library Board of Northern Ireland. Pictured in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone in 1987 (c) Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip for the photos and captions used in this post, look out for the third part, coming soon.