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Kirley,

 

Have a look at this link-

 

http://www.ehattons.com/89822/Oxford_Diecast_76SET38_Southdown_Centenary_Set_Leyland_Royal_Tiger_Weymann_Fanfare/StockDetail.aspx

 

The coach on the right hand side of this picture bears a strong resemblance to the CIE, U Class, Touring Coaches (Royal Tigers). The CIE coaches were modelled on this and had additional windows built into the roof sides. The colour used by CIE was Primrose Yellow and Grey. Each coach was named after a river and carried the Flying Snail emblem.

 

Google - CIE U Class Bus - The first image is the Coach and the second the bus version.

 

Old Blarney

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Kirley,

 

Have a look at this link-

 

http://www.ehattons.com/89822/Oxford_Diecast_76SET38_Southdown_Centenary_Set_Leyland_Royal_Tiger_Weymann_Fanfare/StockDetail.aspx

 

The coach on the right hand side of this picture bears a strong resemblance to the CIE, U Class, Touring Coaches (Royal Tigers). The CIE coaches were modelled on this and had additional windows built into the roof sides. The colour used by CIE was Primrose Yellow and Grey. Each coach was named after a river and carried the Flying Snail emblem.

 

Google - CIE U Class Bus - The first image is the Coach and the second the bus version.

 

Old Blarney

 

The U class turned out in primrose yellow were nicknamed 'Banana Boats' (a hit of the time was Harry Belafonte's 'Banana Boat Song'!)

 

Latterly the U's were predictably known as 'U Boats'.

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