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Belfast Great Victoria Street Station and Adelaide-lookalike tribute




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#251 Hunslet 102

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 21:31

Back again to more memories from the 70s. The troubles were never far away in 70s Belfast, with GVSt being a target for both actual and hoax devices. The 2 photos below show an army Westland Scout helicopter hovering close to the Boyne bridge,as the RUC and army deal with a suspect package on the abandoned Corporation bus on the bridge. All train services have been suspended until the all clear.image.jpeg

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#252 kirley

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 14:18

I hope it a hoax Andy, those Landrovers are a bit to close for comfort. 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 22:28

I hope it a hoax Andy, those Landrovers are a bit to close for comfort.

It was Kieran,the all clear was given a few minutes later and 'normal' service soon returned.

Hard to believe or remember that Belfast Corporation/Citybus sustained damage/loss to more than 2/3rds of their buses during the troubles.
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#254 Robert Shrives

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:56

The bus fleet was therefore quite a modern one I recall friends telling me, silver cloud and poisoned chalice spring to mind.

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 22:38

The bus fleet was therefore quite a modern one I recall friends telling me, silver cloud and poisoned chalice spring to mind.
 
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It was Robert, the Daimler Fleetline buses were ahead of their time and very comfortable. When Citybus was formed in 1973 they invested more in single deck Bristol REs with hard plastic vandal resistant seats, not the most comfortable,but inevitable for the times back then.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 22:32

49 years ago, I can’t believe I have just said that, NIR purchased their first diesel locomotives,the 3 DH class.
Below, DH No.2 is seen heading back to Grosvenor yard with an engineers train. It is seen passing CIE B181 heading back to Dundalk with an empty cement and Guinness train.4046F30F-6645-41DF-9373-EC3203414ADF.jpeg
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#257 kirley

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:45

Keep the pictures coming Andy.


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#258 jhb171achill

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 16:28

Really "atmospheric" - captures that rarely-modelled era very well!


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