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CIE Ambulance carriages

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Other then what I have in Doyle and Hirsch , I've no info on the two ambulance carriages CIE created for the knock specials . Has anyone any more info on these unusual vehicles 

 

thanks 

 

Dave 

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I can't answer this, unfortunately, though I saw them many times. I do think that at one stage a Park Royal was (as far as I know, uniquely) given centre doors as one. This can't have done its structural integrity any good! I never saw that particular vehicle but have seen photos of it. Must delve....

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There’s a David Carse photo of just such a conversion from a Park Royal on P116 of Rails Through The West.

Stephen

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On 07/11/2017 at 9:51 AM, StevieB said:

There’s a David Carse photo of just such a conversion from a Park Royal on P116 of Rails Through The West.

Stephen

Aaaarrrrggghhhh!  Me own book!

Knew I'd seen it somewhere......and I wrote the caption for it!

In the words of that great philosopher, "D'oh!"

 

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thanks guys , at least the photos a start , Ill have a  root through the IRRS archives too 

 

and <facepalm> I have the same book as well.  

 

dave 

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CIE had a few ambulance coaches, created at various dates from at least 1950, or possibly before. They carried their original numbers for a long period, but were renumbered into a special series in the Autumn of 1965.

AM10 to 13 were formerly 94M, 163M, 1097 and 1900.

They were joined in early 1966 by AM14 and AM15, converted from Park Royals 1380 and 1408. The latter was the driving trailer from the Waterford & Tramore and had been in store since returned to Inchicore, following closure of that line. The extra two were probably there to allow withdrawal of some or all of the earlier coaches.

Edit: I see from notes that 1097 replaced 346 about 1957, so perhaps there were other "Invalid" coaches that didn't get re-numbered as "AM".

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