Throwback Thursday (163)
It is February 1984 and C 160 only has a few days left in service. This Leyland Leopard with bodywork by Metal Sections Limited was delivered new to CIE in 1966. It was first allocated to Ballina (in County Mayo) when new in 1966. In November 1971 it transferred to Clontarf Garage in Dublin where it continued to work for the next 13 years. With the arrival of the new Bombardier KC Class in February 1984, the final C's were withdrawn and C 160 moved to Dundalk. It took up a new career there as a school-bus which it continued for over a decade before it was finally preserved. Over 50 years after it entered service, this bus is still with us today.
C 160 is seen on Lower Gardiner Street at the terminus for the 27. This route connected the City Centre with Coolock via Fairview and Bonnybrook. In 2011 the route was merged with the 77 become a long cross-city route from Clare Hall to Jobstown. 22/02/1984