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Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland


Brand Spanking New Bus, Leinster, Ireland



A bright shiny new No. 8 bus pictured on O'Connell Street, Dublin. It looks as if these men can't wait to get on board and try it out for size...Thanks to A. P. Luckwill ( apl-irl/ ) for letting us know that this bus was:."a Leyland Atlantean demonstrator vehicle, fitted with a Metro-Cammell-Weymann (MCW) body. It went on to serve with four different operators including Lough Swilly. Sadly, although preserved at one stage, it was later scrapped."..billh35 ( 38401430@N06/ ) told us that this bus came to a sad end in 1987 ( irishbuses/6077675390/ ) :."The same vehicle - many years later. It was demonstrated to CIE, Belfast Corporation and the Ulster Transport Authority and its effect was to shape CIE Dublin bus buying policy for many years to come. As others have said, it eventually ended up at Lough Swilly before an attempt was made to preserve it but it was sadly scrapped. A great loss to Irish transport history!"...Date: May 1960..NLI Ref.: ODEA 20/31 ( vtls000304990 )

Ford Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903.

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1960 - 1970




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