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N 9 B 2.4K C 0 E Jun 19, 2018 F Jun 15, 2019
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Less obvious as an aircraft refueller than the accompanying Shell-BP unit, this AEC Mercury is nevertheless an impressive vehicle. It was one of several similar units supplied to Caltex Petroleum for use a Dublin Airport. The cab appears to be non-standard, if there was such a thing on AEC chassis. Caltex - originally the California Texas Oil Company - is a brand less well-known in the UK but a major player in the worldwide petroleum market, especially in Australia and New Zealand. Thanks to Graham Newell for the original monochrome image (15-Jan-19).

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Tags:   digitally-coloured AEC Mercury aircraft refueller Caltex Petroleum

N 1 B 1.2K C 0 E Sep 5, 2020 F Sep 6, 2020
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The locally-assembled Hino ZM was popular with Irish operators, including the Irish Civil Defence Corps. The regimental markings on this fictional ZM tipper may be incorrect as I have little knowledge of Irish military vehicles. The vehicle in the base image was photograhed in Cyprus twenty years ago, when it already seemed well past its prime (06-Sep-20).

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Tags:   Hino ZM tipper truck Irish Civil Defence Corps

N 3 B 3.2K C 0 E Apr 14, 2011 F Apr 14, 2011
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Coras Iompair Eireann (literally Ireland's Transport System) assumed a virtually monopoly of rail and passenger road transport in the Republic of Ireland in 1945. Like the situation then existing in the UK, it had a 'common carrier' responsibility to convey whatever goods to wherever they were required. In order to do this it operated a large fleet of supporting road vehicles, some very specialised and others more mundane.

Although based on a preserved vehicle in the UK, I hope that this digitally modified view conveys something of the charm of rural Ireland in an era where milk was still transported in traditional churns by roads and by rail. The Fordson Thames 7V flatbed lorry was typical of the immediate post-war era. Compact by comparison with normal control-types, the protruding engine must have created a very cramped cab, although the young passengers do not seem to be greatly inconvenienced here.

I'm grateful to Shane Conway for advising that there were left and right-handed versions of the 'flying wheel logo' logo - the rationale being that, on the sides of buses and trucks, the top bars always pointed forward (updated 24-Jan-10).

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Tags:   CIE Coras Iompair Eireann railway-owned commercial vehicle Fordson Thames 7V

N 3 B 2.8K C 0 E Dec 22, 2013 F Apr 14, 2011
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There's a picture of a CIE Leyland Comet tractor unit in this livery in the book CIE Buses 1945-1987, which confirms that company did operate the type - although perhaps only in tractor form. Nevertheless this dropside really looks the part in the original due-tone green livery with 'flying snail' logo. Like the company's early diesel locomotives, many road vehicles later appeared in a predominantly black livery with white and orange trim before receiving greater areas of orange paint. Note the following Leyland Beaver in Guinness livery. The source image was taken at Battersea Park nearly thirty years ago (20-Dec-09).

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N 4 B 1.3K C 0 E Apr 19, 2009 F Aug 19, 2020
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This is another image that seems to have fallen off the radar, having either been removed at some point or never posted at all. I have very little information about the CIE road haulage fleet, but it most probably included examples of the transatlantic-styled Bedford TA, which succeeded the iconic O-Series in 1953 (19-Aug-20)..

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Tags:   Bedford TA flatbed truck CIE Coras Iompair Eireann


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