SCT '61 Photo Index
CIE
Coras Iompair Eireann

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Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE) H4, former Leyland Tiger Towing lorry ("Tow Car").
Photo taken July 1964, Galway CIE depot, Eire
2. ZD7168
CIE P28, ZD7168, was a 1948 Leyland Tiger OPS3 with a CIE B39F body. It was part of a batch of 30, P1-30, withdrawals of which began in 1962 and included this example.
Photo taken July 1964, CIE Galway depot
3. ZD7169
Rear view of CIE P29, ZD7169, a 1948 Leyland Tiger OPS3 with a CIE B39F body. It was part of a batch of 30, P1-30, withdrawals of which began in 1962 and included this example.
Photo taken July 1964, Galway Depot
4. IY8045
IY8045 GNR-Gardner with GNR B33R body, new 1952. It's hard to believe that the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) was still building these distinctive buses as late as 1952, when underfloor engines were so becoming familiar elsewhere.
Photo taken July 1964, Ballyshannon CIE depot, Ireland
5. ZO6822
ZO6822, CIE P312, a Leyland Tiger PS2/14 with CIE B39R body, new in May 1953.
Photo taken Main Street, Ballyshannon
6. ZO6845
CIE P335, ZO6845, was a 1953 Leyland PS2/14 with CIE's own B39R body, the change from front to rear entrance for Tigers having taken place half way through the 1951 deliveries.
Photo taken July 1964, Dingle, Eire
7. ZO6845
CIE P335, ZO6845, seen from the rear. Not unattractive from the front, the rear would never have won any awards for attractive bus design.
Photo taken July 1964, Dingle, Eire
8. ZO6941
ZO6941 was CIE U70, a 1954 Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 with CIE B45R body. It was still in this format when this photograph was taken, but in 1967 it was unusually rebuilt to B41D.
Photo taken July 1964, Galway CIE depot
9. ZO6909
On the left is ZO6909, one of CIE's famous "River" class Royal Tigers. New in 1955, though with a 1953 chassis number, it was a Leyland PSU1/15 bodied by CIE with a C34C body and numbered U38, named "The Dargle", which is carried above the windscreen. It was withdrawn in 1970 and went for scrap.
Photo taken July 1964, Galway CIE depot
10. BIK298
Córas Iompair Éireann R698, BIK298, was the final Leyland Titan OPD2/10 with CIE H36/30R body for 1956, new in November and seen in Cork.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 September 1971, Grand Parade, Cork
11. ZY1684
ZY1684 was an AEC Regal IV new to Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in 1956, numbered 344. It had a PRV/GNR DP40R body, assembled and finished at the GNR works at Dundalk on Park Royal frames. It was transferred to CIE ownership in late 1958 and received an AU prefix to the GNR fleet number.
Photo taken July 1964, Ballyshannon CIE depot
12. OIK927
Córas Iompair Éireann R731, OIK927, was a Leyland Titan OPD2/10 with CIE H36/30R body new in March 1957, withdrawn in June 1975 and scrapped in October 1976.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 September 1971, Grand Parade, Cork
13. OIK938
Coras Iompair Eireann R742, OIK938, a Leyland Titan OPD2/10 built in 1957 with CIE H36/30R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Suburban Dublin
14. CZA661
Coras Iompair Eireann SE1, CZA661, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1961 with CIE DP45F bodywork. Numerically the first in the E class, this had been transferred to the school fleet and renumbered. The company operated a very large fleet of school buses in this distinctive livery.
Photo taken July 1975, Merchant's Quay, Waterford
15. HZA274
CIE RA149, HZA274, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3/2 with 7 bay CIE bodywork seen in Dublin in 1979. These buses give a hint of what a 30 foot Leyland body may have looked like.
Photo taken Saturday 23 September 1978, Dublin
16. HZA280
CIE AA3, HZA280, an AEC Regent V with CIE H41/28RD body.
Photo taken June 1964, Merchants Quay, Waterford, Eire
17. HZA280
Coras Iompair Eireann AA3, HZA280, an A E C Regent V 2D2RA built in 1961 with CIE H41/28RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Merchants Quay, Waterford
18. AZC417
By 1971 and for a number of years, Irish Gaelic speakers were frequently able to have a monopoly of Córas Iompair Éireann destination blinds. Overseas visitors interchanging at Mallow Station from the main line or the long branch from Killarney and Tralee would have to know or ask about this Leyland Leopard L2 awaiting next duty to Port Láirge or Waterford. Framed by leaning telegraph pole and station exterior E77, AZC417, had CIE DP45F body new in July 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 September 1971, Mallow Station, County Cork
19. HZD582
Coras Iompair Eireann WVH3, HZD582, a Leyland Worldmaster ERT2/1 built in 1963 and rebodied in 1970 with Van Hool Vistadome. Originally numbered WT3 with CIE 40F bodywork, it was withdrawn by CIE in May 1981.
Photo taken July 1979, Cliffs of Moher
20. HZD585
CIE WT6, HZD585, Leyland ERT2/1 Worldmaster with CIE C40F body.
Photo taken July 1964, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Eire
21. HZD585
Rear view of CIE WT6, HZD585, a Leyland ERT2/1 Worldmaster with CIE C40F body.
Photo taken July 1964, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Eire
22. AZD187
Coras Iompair Eireann E124, AZD187, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with CIE B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Bundoran
23. AZD204
Lough Swilly 130, AZD204, a Leyland Leopard L2 built in 1964 with CIE B45F bodywork. Coras Iompair Eireann had a large batch of these Leopards that they bodied themselves and Lough Swilly bought quite a few when they became available. Bought in 1973, this bus was withdrawn in 1982 and scrapped in 1984.
Photo taken July 1979, Patrick Street, Londonderry
24. NZE623
In 1964 CIE placed in service a number of Leyland Titan PD3A/6 with Park Royal bodywork in service. These were partially rebuilt from redundant Leyland Tiger PS1 saloons using their engine and gearbox. These were the last "live gearbox" double deckers to enter CIE service. R914, NZE623 loads in central Dublin in 1976. These buses proved unpopular with crews and were withdrawn before the earlier Titans with semi-automatic gearboxes
Photo taken October 1976, Dublin
25. EZH151
Coras Iompair Eireann C151, EZH151, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1965/6 with CIE/Metal Sections B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Galway
26. NZE623
Coras Iompair Eireann R914, NZE623, a Leyland Titan PD3A/6 built in 1965 with Park Royal/CRV H41/33R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Dublin
27. EZH209
Coras Iompair Eireann C209, EZH209, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with CIE/Metal Sections B55F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Galway
28. EZL130
Coras Iompair Eireann SS130, EZL130, a Bedford SB5 built in 1968 with CIE/Metsec B45F bodywork. One of several hundred fairly similar vehicles to be found all over rural Eire. This one lasted until 1989.
Photo taken July 1979, West of Eire
29. NZO32
Coras Iompair Eireann PL32, NZO32, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1969 with Plaxton Panorama Elite C44F bodywork. One of quite a large order for touring duties, this lasted until July 1981 and was scrapped in January 1983.
Photo taken July 1975, Cahirciveen, on The Ring of Kerry tour
30. VZI298
Coras Iompair Eireann D298, VZI298, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1969 with CIE/Metal Sections H43/31D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Cork
31. 378IK
CIE D378, 378IK, was one of a large fleet of Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1's fitted with their distinctive CIE/Metal Section H43/31D bodies, this one dating from 1970. In 1988, the newly-established Dublin Bus had its centre door removed, fitted it with a perspex roof, reseated it to H43/35F and reregistered it as 88D988 for use as a tourist bus to promote the city's Millenium.
Photo taken Summer 1988, Burgh Quay/O'Connell Bridge, Dublin
32. RRM148M
Coras Iompair Eireann NA1, RRM148M, a Leyland National 1151/1R/2308 built in 1973 with B51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Busaras, Store St, Dublin