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This was one of the last two surviving D & K coaches; the other was an even older "Green Third" dating from the mid 1830s. This fell to bits as late as the early 1950s at Inchicore (at which time 48 went north).


They survived only because they were used to transfer horse people the mile or so from Lansdowne Road station to the Ballsbridge siding when the Horse Show was on.


Since the D & K painted third class coaches dark blue with scarlet chassis and black wheels, it intrigues me that this coach entered the Belfast Transport Museum (in 1955) in maroon. Was this a DWWR / DSER livery? If so, it's the only likely accurate example in existence of DSER maroon. When was it repainted from blue?


The D & K painted first class coaches deep maroon; this coach was clearly never a first!

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