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Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE) H4, former Leyland Tiger Towing lorry ("Tow Car").
CIE inherited a small fleet of pre-War and wartime Leyland Tigers from the Great Southern Railway fleet and then proceeded to build up a large fleet of post-War Leyland Tigers of its own in the years from 1947-53. By the early 1960s, withdrawals were taking place of the earliest Tigers and a number were converted into towing lorries, or "Tow Cars" in CIE parlance. Records of which were altered drastically, as opposed to buses being simply fitted with a towing eye, as well as subsequent renumbering, appear incomplete, so this Tiger, converted into a serviceable looking lorry and numbered H4, could be either a Tiger TS11 or an OPS3. In any event it was doing duty at Galway depot when photographed.

Photo taken by Trevor Leach, July 1964, Galway CIE depot, Eire

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