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That looks like the north end of O'Connell Bridge with the truck heading west towards Heuston.

 

I second that, Eden Quay heading for Batchelors Walk. Cinema where the laughter lounge now stands, ulster bank on o'connell st still there and the dead give away the clock with is still there over what is now an indian restaurant.

 

Great pic !

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Nice lorry - wonder if they'd do a GNR one (not that the GN had this lorry?).

 

Now, that Dublin bakery in the background of Richie's pic - Bolands (there's a name from Irish History Mr Dev) - obviously they never used the GN bakery container service, but would anyone be interested in a container in that red livery, suitably lettered?

 

Just thinking out loud - but not averse to getting answers!

 

Leslie

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That particular model of Leyland Comet truck were fairly common around Dublin in the early 60s. Moracrete used a fleet of Leyland Comet trucks sometimes with drawbar trailers for delivering blocks, paving slabs and concrete pipes from its works on the old Dolphins Barn brickworks site, on the Crumlin Road.

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I doubt that they had fork lifts to load and unload

 

Don't think there were many forktrucks going around in the 50's /60's, unless in the bigger depots.

 

How would the barrels be gotten off without a loading bank, suppose with a couple of planks and rolled off / using a filled sack to cushion the fall like the beer keg deliveries?

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Don't think there were many forktrucks going around in the 50's /60's, unless in the bigger depots.

 

How would the barrels be gotten off without a loading bank, suppose with a couple of planks and rolled off / using a filled sack to cushion the fall like the beer keg deliveries?

 

Most of the smaller items would have been loaded/unloaded by hand most trucks doing local deliveries had a helper to assist with the loading unloading.

 

Most goods yards and some goods sheds had hand operated cranes for unloading large items like farm machinery and containers.

 

Coles cranes similar to the Corgi model were a popular 60s era railway and steelyard crane, one was parked up for many years in Mullingar goods yard. https://www.corgi.co.uk/shop/trackside/dg226000-coles-argus-6-ton-crane-yellow/

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I assume someone has a list of CIE lorry numbers etc?

 

The GNR did NOT have this type of truck.

 

For those of you modelling God's Blue Railway, the full list of vehicles is to be found in Sam Simpson's brilliant book "Road Services of the GNR" which tells you the fleet number and even the civil registration number! In the case of the Company cars, it even tells you who drove them!

 

Oliver Bulleid appears to have had a Chevrolet Bel Air as his Company Car when he was CME of CIE. It can be seen in a photo in the Turf Burner book.

 

Ah, the trivia you can come up with ......

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