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The history of the Great Northern Railway can be traced back to almost the dawn of Irish Railways, when in 1839, the Ulster Railway commenced the building of the Belfast to Dublin line at its northern end. By 1844 the Dublin and Drogheda Railway Company had completed its line from Dublin to Drogheda. In between those two was subsequently built the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway, oddly named in that it neither was a junction, nor did it serve either of the cities in its title. The final link was the bridging of the River Boyne at Drogheda, which occurred in 1855. The Irish North Western Railway operated a line from Dundalk to Enniskillen, while each company had branch lines to serve other towns in their areas, including Howth, Navan, Kells and Oldcastle (D&DR); Bundoran, Cavan and Cootehill (INWR); Castlewellan, Newcastle and Banbridge (UR). A further line, from Portadown to Derry via Omagh was also laid, and this network was to form the Great Northern as and from April 1st 1876. Two further branch lines were opened by the GNR, to Ardee in 1896, and Drogheda Cement factory in 1938.

Diversification from steam hauled trains began in 1883, with a further branch being opened from the INWR line to serve Fintona in Co. Tyrone. This one mile line was serviced by a horse drawn double deck tram-car. A second tramway was opened in 1901, this time connecting Sutton and Howth stations on the Howth branch, but taking the scenic route around the Hill of Howth overlooking Dublin Bay. This used electric traction, thus giving the GNR a third form of motive power. These trams were designed to allow the open top deck to be easily dismantled, so that they could be towed along the main line to and from Dundalk Works when overhaul was required.

Towards the end of the 1920s, the GNR's thoughts turned to the internal combustion engine, both for rail and road applications. Initially the railcars were built for the narrow gauge County Donegal Railways, and then later for the GNR themselves. A new livery of Oxford blue and cream was adopted for the bus fleet and railcars, this being applied also to the horse tram and most of the Howth fleet. Other rolling stock was painted in varnished teak, with steam locos being painted a lighter shade of blue to the road fleet.

On January 28th 1929, the first GNR bus service commenced between Drogheda Railway Station and West Street in the town centre. Being a railway company at heart, there were no bus drivers employed, instead the job title was "motorman". A total of nine other bus companies were taken over by the GNR in the same year, and along with purchases of new buses, the fleet rose to 64 by the end of the year. The following year saw a further 42 buses enter service, of which 16 were second-hand. The other 26 were Leyland Tigers and Lions, many of which remained in service until after World War 2.

In the following few years, the fleet expansion followed much the same pattern, with a notable exception being the purchase of six Leylands from Ribble Motor Services in 1931, the first and only time that used buses were imported by the company. The formation of the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board in 1935 involved the take-over of all the GNR's bus services north of the border (except for cross border routes) and 50 buses as well. With this in mind, the GNR took the opportunity to transfer older or non-standard buses into Northern Ireland, and thus retain a more standardised fleet of Leylands and AECs. Because the company still had its rail network intact, it thereafter registered one bus from each general batch in Belfast, the others being done in either Dundalk or Dublin.

1937 was a turning point in the story, as that year saw two important developments. Two AEC Regent double deckers were placed in service on the Dublin to Howth route, and 21 new single deckers were designed and built in Dundalk, with an eventual total of 96 such buses being produced from 1937 to 1952. In the "make do and mend" practises of the GNR bus era, nine of the 1941 batch were rebodied in 1949/50, with their old bodies then being re-used to rebody some of the 1937 batch. One bus, 327, also received a chassis rebuild at the same time, and thus got a new chassis number and registration. The GNR-Gardner chassis numbers showed the date of build and fleet number, a very ingenious system.

Four more Regents were added in 1939, preceeded with a further 19 GNR-Gardners in 1938, and thirteen more in 1941. No further new buses were bought until the arrival of another Regent in 1946, followed by three more deckers and twelve Gardners in 1947. 1948 saw the largest ever influx of new buses, comprising 30 AEC Regal IIIs and seventeen more Regents. At this point it was felt that some rural routes had a requirement for double-deckers, so within a few years some were fitted with platform doors. They appeared on routes such as Drogheda to Clogher; Drogheda to Laytown, Dundalk to Newry and one was also scheduled for the Sligo to Ballyshannon service. These moves brought the rare sight of double deck buses working scheduled services across international land borders. Of the few companies worldwide who did such a thing, two were in Ireland, Lough Swilly being the other one.

The following years saw a gradual decline in the company's fortunes. The 47 new buses of 1948 was never to be repeated, with the final 31 Gardners being built over the following four years, plus four Leyland Royal Tigers arrived in 1952. 1953 saw the company being replaced by the Great Northern Railway Board, with five representatives from each of the Dublin and Belfast governments. 20 AEC railcars had entered service in 1950, followed by 24 further examples in 1957. Various other lightly used rail services were being operated by adapted ex road buses.

A further dozen Regents entered service in 1953, and the last new vehicles were the 33 AEC Regal IV buses and coaches delivered from 1954 to 1956. A fire in Dundalk works in September 1955 claimed a pair of two year old Regents and one Gardner, and in 1956 five ex CIE Leyland Titans were acquired and placed in service, with a sixth bus acquired for spare parts.

September 30th 1958 was the last day of the GNR as a separate entity. The entire road fleet passed to CIE, along with the surviving rail network in the Republic. Curiously, both the last bus and train to leave Dublin on the last night of the GNR had become the property of CIE before their journeys were completed! The rest of the system was taken over by the Ulster Transport Authority. It took several more years before the GNR fleet was to finally disappear, by then of course repainted into its new owner's colours. At least some of the Dundalk based Regents (and maybe other buses and garages too) were repainted into CIE's two tone green, but the colours were applied in the same layout as the blue and cream had been, rather than the standard CIE style. Some buses remained in GNR blue and cream until 1961, and as such were repainted into the CIE red and cream or blue and cream. Apart from the surviving buses detailed below, several examples of their railway vehicles also were preserved, including four of the Howth trams, one of which is in the Crich Tramway Museum and another in the United States.


Fleet list

1929

  • 1 ZI 2583 Leyland PLSC3 47791 - Leyland B31 new 1/29; w/d -/38; to garage tender GT1 -/38; scrapped -/50
  • 2 ZI 2725 Leyland PLSC3 47515 - City Wheel Works B32 new 2/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 3 ZI 2741 Leyland PLSC3 47516 - City Wheel Works B32 new 3/29; w/d -/40
  • 4 YI 9431 AEC 413 413131 - ?? B32 new 11/26; ex Louth and Meath Omnibus Company 2/29; w/d -/35; converted to railbus A
  • 5 YI 9432 AEC 413 413119 - ?? B32 new 11/26; ex Louth and Meath Omnibus Company 2/29; w/d -/34; rebodied with body from 186 and converted to railbus D -/34; renumbered D1 -/36; to Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway A -/39; rebodied -/50; sold for scrap -/57
  • 6 ZI 2451 AEC 426 426161 - ?? B30 new 12/28; ex Louth and Meath Omnibus Company 2/29; w/d -/35 and converted to railbus F ?/??; w/d -/44
  • 7 ZI 2452 AEC 426 426179 - ?? B30 new 12/28; ex Louth and Meath Omnibus Company 2/29; w/d -/35 and converted to railbus E 10/34; r/n E2 6/36; r/n 1 -/47; r/n 8178 -/56; to Ulster Transport Authority 10/58; to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra ?/??
  • 8 ZI 1164 Leyland PLSC 46493 - Leyland B32F new 2/28; ex O'Brien, Dublin 3/29; w/d -/40
  • 9 ZI 1429 Leyland PLSC 46339 - ?? B35 new 5/28; ex O'Brien, Dublin 3/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 10 ZI 2226 Leyland PLSC 47549 - ?? B35 new 10/28; ex O'Brien, Dublin 3/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 11 ZI 916 Leyland PLSC 47510 - ?? B36 new 12/28; ex Penrose, Baldoyle 3/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 12 ZI 310 Morris Commercial 16254 - ?? B14 new 5/28; ex Penrose, Baldoyle 3/29; w/d -/32 and converted to mechanics van
  • 14 ZI 2985 AEC Reliance 660015 - City Wheel Works B31F new 4/29; rebodied -/35 as GNR B32R; w/d -/40
  • 15 AZ 94 Dennis G 70118 - ?? B20 new 3/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; converted to lorry -/30; scrapped 5/39
  • 16 AZ 301 Dennis G 70190 - ?? B20 new 3/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F149 10/35; to Kyles of Bute Bus Company, Tighnabruich, Scotland -/36
  • 17 AZ 402 Dennis G 70199 - ?? B20 new 4/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; converted to lorry -/29; scrapped -/38
  • 18 AZ 724 Dennis G 70225 - ?? B20 new 5/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; converted to lorry ?/??; scrapped ?/??
  • 19 AZ 1039 Dennis G 70185 - ?? B20 new 6/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F150 10/35; to Brown, Garelochhead -/36
  • 20 AZ 1054 Dennis G 70293 - ?? B20 new 7/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; converted to lorry -/29; scrapped ?/??
  • 21 IB 3981 Dennis E 17576 - ?? B31 new 9/28; ex Irwin, Lurgan 3/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F151 10/35; w/d -/36
  • 22 ZI 3185 AEC Reliance 660266 - City Wheel Works B32F new 5/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 5/36; w/d -/48
  • 23 ZI 3264 AEC Reliance 660267 - City Wheel Works B32 new 5/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 7/35; w/d -/40
  • 24 ZI 3265 AEC Reliance 660269 - City Wheel Works B32 new 8/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 6/36; w/d -/47
  • 25 ZI 3263 AEC Reliance 660268 - City Wheel Works B32 new 5/29; converted to turf lorry 69
  • 26 ZI 3354 AEC Reliance 660274 - Aylesbury B34 new 6/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 27 ZI 3461 AEC Reliance 660270 - Potter B32 new 6/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 3/37
  • 28 ZI 3483 AEC Reliance 660281 - Aylesbury B32 new 6/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 11/35; w/d -/49
  • 29 ZI 3512 AEC Reliance 660144 - Potter B32 new 6/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 30 ZI 3513 AEC Reliance 660145 - Potter B32 new 6/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 10/35; w/d -/47
  • 31 ZI 3533 AEC Reliance 660282 - Aylesbury B32 new 7/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 1/36; w/d -/40
  • 32 ZI 3545 AEC Reliance 660146 - City Wheel Works B32 new 7/29; rebodied as GNR B32R 2/36; accident damaged -/40
  • 33 ZI 1693 ADC 416 416629 - ?? B30 new 6/28; ex Fairways, Dublin 17 4/29; w/d -/35; to Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway -/35; converted to railbus 1 -/35; to G N R 3 -/48; scrapped -/55
  • 34 ZI 1704 ADC 416 416631 - ?? B30 new 6/28; ex Fairways, Dublin 18 4/29; w/d -/35; to Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway -/35; converted to railbus 2 -/35; to G N R 4 -/48; r/n 8177 -/55; to C I E C8178N 10/58; scrapped ?/??
  • 35 ZI 2089 ADC 416 416491 - ?? B34 new 8/28; ex Fairways, Dublin 19 4/29; w/d -/35 and converted to railbus
  • 39 ZI 3552 AEC Reliance 660363 - Potter B32 new 7/29; rebodied 9/35; w/d -/47
  • 40 ZI 3553 AEC Reliance 660364 - Potter B32 new 7/29; rebodied 11/35; w/d -/48
  • 41 ZI 3554 AEC Reliance 660300 - Potter B31 new 7/29; rebodied 2/36; w/d -/48
  • 42 IB 4249 AEC Reliance 660273 - Vickers B32 new 6/29; rebodied 6/35; w/d -/40
  • 43 IB 4251 AEC Reliance 660272 - Service Motor Works B32 new 7/29; w/d -/37 following a fire and scrapped 10/37
  • 44 IB 4250 AEC Reliance 660271 - Service Motor Works B31 new 7/29; rebodied 5/36; w/d -/48
  • 45 AZ 2962 AEC Reliance 660013 - Service Motor Works B32 new 7/29; destroyed by fire 8/32
  • 46 MT 3228 AEC Reliance 660009 - Hall Lewis B32 new 4/29; ex AEC demonstrator 9/29; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 47 BI 1514 Reo 147021 - ?? B20 new 10/27; ex Parkes, Monaghan 6/29; to Williams, Dublin (dealer) -/32
  • 48 BI 1524 Reo 147247 - ?? B20 new 11/27; ex Parkes, Monaghan 6/29; to Williams, Dublin (dealer) -/32
  • 49 BI 1535 Dennis G 70153 - ?? B20 new 2/28; ex Parkes, Monaghan 6/29; scrapped 10/36
  • 50 BI 1567 ADC 416 416881 - ?? B32 new 7/28; ex Parkes, Monaghan 6/29; rebodied -/33; scrapped -/39
  • 51 BI 1574 Dennis F 45507 - ?? B26 new 7/28; ex Parkes, Monaghan 6/29; to garage tender 10/30; scrapped -/33
  • 52 BI 1589 Dennis G 70324 - ?? B20 new 9/28; ex Parkes, Monaghan 6/29; scrapped 10/36
  • 56 XI 8777 Dennis E 17089 - ?? B32 new 6/27; ex Winter, Belfast 9/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board E101 10/35
  • 57 AZ 1119 Dennis E 17534 - ?? B30 new 7/28; ex Winter, Belfast 9/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F152 10/35
  • 58 AZ 1131 Lancia 2088 - ?? B26 new 7/28; ex Winter, Belfast 9/29; to Stevenson, Rathfriland -/32
  • 59 AZ 1386 Dennis E 17570 - ?? B30 new 9/28; ex Winter, Belfast 9/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F153 10/35; to Brown, Garelochhead -/36
  • 60 AZ 2110 Graham-Dodge A561448 - ?? B14 new 4/29; ex Winter, Belfast 9/29; to McNally, Newry -/32
  • 61 AZ 2823 Dennis E 17662 - ?? B31 new 5/29; ex Winter, Belfast 9/29; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G207 10/35
  • 62 IK 4580 Kr CX 20003 - ?? B20 new -/22; ex Pratt, Skerries 7/29; w/d -/30 and converted to garage tender -/30; scrapped -/33
  • --- GM 749 Lancia ??? - ?? B24 new -/27; ex United Motor Services, Tanderagee 11/29; not used by GNR; scrapped ?/??
  • 69 IB 3572 Reo 142533 - ?? B20 new 4/27; ex United Motor Services, Tanderagee 11/29; to County Donegal Railways 7/30; w/d by -/33
  • 70 IB 3841 Dennis G 70209 - ?? B20 new 4/28; ex United Motor Services, Tanderagee 11/29; w/d by -/36
  • 71 IB 3527 AEC 414 414095 - ?? B26 new 2/27; ex United Motor Services, Tanderagee 11/29; converted to garage tender -/30; scrapped -/35
  • 72 IA 5629 Reo 119157 - ?? B20 new 8/25; ex United Motor Service, Tanderagee 11/29; to County Donegal Railways 7/30; w/d ?/??
  • 73 IA 5773 Reo 119399 - ?? B14 new 7/25; ex United Motor Service, Tanderagee 11/29; to County Donegal Railways 7/30; w/d ?/??
  • 74 XI 9530 Reo G 147247 - ?? B21 new 10/27; ex United Motor Services, Tanderagee 11/29; to McAnulty, Warrenpoint 4/32; w/d ?/??
  • 75 XI 5587 Reo 123879 - ?? B14 new 11/23; ex United Motor Services, Tanderagee 11/29; to County Donegal Railways 7/30; w/d ?/??


1930

  • 79 ZI 4262 Leyland TS2 60641 - City Wheel Works B31 new 1/30; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 80 ZI 4263 Leyland TS2 60825 - Potter B31 new 2/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 1/36; converted to garage tender GT2 -/40; scrapped -/45
  • 81 ZI 4264 Leyland TS2 60872 - Potter B30 new 2/30; rebodied 3/37; w/d -/49 and scrapped 12/49
  • 82 ZI 4265 Leyland TS2 60873 - City Wheel Works B31 new 2/30; rebodied 3/36; w/d -/48 and scrapped 6/48
  • 83 ZI 4266 Leyland TS2 60874 - Potter B31 new 2/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 11/35; w/d -/49 and scrapped 12/49
  • 84 ZI 4267 Leyland TS2 60875 - City Wheel Works B31 new 3/30; w/d -/47 and scrapped 4/47
  • 85 ZI 4268 Leyland TS2 60876 - Potter B31 new 2/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 10/36; w/d -/47 and scrapped 4/47
  • 86 ZI 4269 Leyland TS2 60877 - City Wheel Works B31 new 3/30; w/d -/45 and converted to horsebox 127 10/46; scrapped 7/54
  • 87 ZI 4270 Leyland TS2 60878 - GNR B31 new 5/30; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 88 ZI 4271 Leyland TS2 60879 - Potter B31 new 3/30; rebodied 5/36; r/n 279 -/45; w/d by -/49 and scrapped 12/49
  • 89 ZI 4272 Leyland TS2 60880 - Potter B31 new 3/30; rebodied 6/36; r/n 280 -/45; w/d by -/49 and scrapped 12/49
  • 90 ZI 4273 Leyland TS2 60881 - Potter B31 new 3/30; w/d 12/33 following accident at Balrath
  • 91 ZI 4274 Leyland TS2 60882 - Potter B31 new 4/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 11/36; r/n 281 -/45; w/d by -/49 and scrapped 12/49
  • 92 ZI 4275 Leyland TS2 60883 - City Wheel Works B31 new 3/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 10/36; r/n 282 -/45; w/d by -/49 and scrapped 12/49
  • 93 ZI 4276 Leyland TS2 60884 - City Wheel Works B31 new 4/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 12/35; w/d -/45 and converted to horsebox 128 10/46; scrapped 11/57
  • 94 ZI 4277 Leyland TS2 60885 - Potter B31 new 4/30; rebodied as GNR B31R 11/36; r/n 283 -/45; w/d by -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 95 ZI 4278 Leyland TS2 60885 - City Wheel Works B31 new 4/30; rebodied 6/35; w/d ?/??
  • 96 ZI 4279 Leyland TS2 60887 - Potter B31 new 4/30; rebodied 11/37; to Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway 3/45; sold for use as a caravan in Enniscrone -/53
  • 97 ZI 4280 Leyland TS2 60893 - City Wheel Works B31 new 5/30; rebodied 12/36; w/d -/45 and scrapped ?/??
  • 98 ZI 4281 Leyland TS2 60894 - Potter B31 new 5/30; rebodied 5/36; r/n 284 -/45; w/d by -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 99 AZ 1961 Gilford 15SD 10607 - ?? B26 new 2/29; ex Dow, Crumlin 1/30; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G208 10/35; to East Grinstead Coaches 9/36
  • 100 IY 1973 Dennis G 70037 - ?? B19 new 10/27; ex Markey, Drogheda 1/30; w/d -/32 and converted to lorry 9/32; scrapped ?/??
  • 101 IY 1989 Dennis G 70020 - ?? B20 new 12/27; ex Markey, Drogheda 1/30; w/d -/32 and converted to lorry ?/??; scrapped ?/??
  • 102 IY 2001 Dennis G 70033 - ?? B20 new 1/28; ex Markey, Drogheda 1/30; w/d -/32 and converted to lorry ?/??; scrapped 5/39
  • 103 IJ 5228 Ford 794828 - ?? B14 new 1/24; ex Norton, Kilkeel 2/30; w/d by -/32 and sold -/32
  • 104 IJ 7518 Ford 12976587 - ?? B14 new 5/26; ex Norton, Kilkeel 2/30; w/d -/31 and sold -/31
  • 105 IA 7372 Dennis G 70182 - ?? B20 new 3/28; ex Lewis and Smith, Lambeg 3/30; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F154 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 106 IA 6983 Overland BMT5382 - ?? B14 new 6/27; ex Lewis and Smith, Lambeg 3/30; converted to lorry 5/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/33
  • 109 AZ 5082 Leyland LT2 51114 - Service Motor Works B31 new 6/30; rebodied 12/37 following accident in Coolock; destroyed by fire near Keady -/40
  • 110 AZ 5078 Leyland LT2 51113 - Service Motor Works B31R new 6/30; rebodied ?/??; r/n 271 -/45; converted to lorry 150 1/47; r/n GT6 -/47; w/d ?/?? **SURVIVOR** Preserved as flatbed truck by Transport Museum Society
  • 111 AZ 5081 Leyland LT2 51112 - Service Motor Works B31 new 6/30; r/n 272 3/45; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 112 AZ 5077 Leyland LT2 51110 - McKeown & McClughan B31 new 6/30; w/d -/41 and scrapped ?/??
  • 113 IB 4446 Guy OND 9390 - ?? B20 new 1/29; ex McAlinden and Sherry, Lurgan 5/30; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G215 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 114 IB 4534 Guy OND 9477 - ?? B20 new 8/29; ex McAlinden and Sherry, Lurgan 5/30; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board H247 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 118 AZ 5079 Leyland LT2 51111 - McKeown & McClughan B31 new 6/30; rebodied 3/37; r/n 273 -/45; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 119 AZ 5080 Leyland LT2 51115 - McKeown & McClughan B31 new 7/30; r/n 274 -/45; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • ----- UI 1885 Chevrolet - ?? B16 new -/27; ex Roberts, Derry 7/30; not used by G N R; scrapped ?/??
  • ----- UI 1893 Chevrolet - ?? B16 new -/27; ex Roberts, Derry 7/30; not used by G N R; scrapped ?/??
  • 127 UI 2194 Dennis GL 70525 - ?? B20 new 12/29; ex Roberts, Derry 7/30; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G198 10/35; w/d -/37
  • 128 UI 2154 Gilford 1660T 10949 - ?? B32 new 7/29; ex Roberts, Derry 7/30; w/d -/36 and scrapped 10/36
  • 129 UI 2029 Dennis G 70216 - ?? B20 new 6/28; ex Roberts, Derry 7/30; w/d -/36 and scrapped 10/36
  • 130 UI 2082 Chevrolet LP41843 - ?? B14 new 2/29; ex Roberts, Derry 7/30; w/d -/30 and sold -/30


1931

  • 138 CK 3558 Leyland SG7 12866 - Leyland B38D new 3/24; ex Ribble 76 -/31; converted to engineers railbus ?/??; r/n 8188 ?/??; w/d ?/??
  • 139 CK 3559 Leyland SG7 12867 - Leyland B38D new 3/24; ex Ribble 77 -/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/34
  • 140 CK 3576 Leyland SG7 12966 - Leyland B38D new 6/24; ex Ribble 79 -/31; converted to engineers railbus ?/??; r/n 8190 ?/??; w/d ?/??
  • 141 CK 3607 Leyland SG9 13057 - Leyland B36D new 10/24; ex Ribble 94 -/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/34
  • 142 CK 3609 Leyland SG9 13059 - ?? B36D new 10/24; ex Ribble 96 -/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/34
  • 143 CK 3610 Leyland SG9 13060 - ?? B36D new 10/24; ex Ribble 97 -/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/34
  • 144 BI 1591 International Harvester 15BR634E - ?? B20 new 8/28; ex Kelvin, Rockcorry 4/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/31
  • 145 BI 1599 International Harvester 15BR630E - ?? B20 new 9/28; ex Kelvin, Rockcorry 4/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/31
  • 146 JI 1935 International Harvester 15BR597E - ?? B20 new -/28; ex Kelvin, Rockcorry 4/31; w/d ?/??; chassis scrapped -/31 and body sold -/31
  • 147 JI 3978 Morris T 4583Z - ?? B14 new 11/27; ex Grew, Portadown 5/31; w/d by -/33 and scrapped 6/34
  • 148 AZ 7641 Leyland LT2 51593 - Stewart Wishaw B31 new 7/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 12/51
  • 149 AZ 7642 Leyland LT2 51594 - Stewart Wishaw B31 new 7/31; converted to lorry 4/46; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 10/54
  • 150 AZ 7643 Leyland LT2 51595 - Stewart Wishaw B31 new 7/31; w/d 11/40 following an accident at Carrigans and scrapped ?/??
  • 151 AZ 7644 Leyland LT2 51596 - Stewart Wishaw B31 new 7/31; converted to lorry 10/46; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 8/55
  • 162 AZ 343 Gilford LL15 10330 - ?? B28 new 4/28; ex Donaghy, Omagh 6/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F188 10/35
  • 163 JI 4305 Gilford 1660T 10473 - ?? B32 new 12/28; ex Donaghy, Omagh 6/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board F189 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 164 JI 4630 Gilford 1660T 11133 - ?? B32 new 12/29; ex Donaghy, Omagh 6/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G212 10/35; w/d -/35; to Raymond, London N1
  • 165 JI 4730 Gilford 1660T 11011 - ?? B32 new 3/30; ex Donaghy, Omagh 6/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G213 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 166 JI 5048 Commer NF6 36017 - ?? B32 new 3/31; ex Donaghy, Omagh 6/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board J281 10/35; w/d -/39
  • 167 JI 5049 Commer 6TK C28237 - ?? B20 new 4/31; ex Donaghy, Omagh 6/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board J282 10/35; w/d -/39
  • 168 XI 9770 Dennis G 70022 - ?? B20 new 12/27; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; converted to lorry ?/??; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 5/39
  • 169 AZ 1282 Dennis G 70329 - ?? B20 new 8/28; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; converted to lorry ?/??; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/38
  • 170 VA 4595 Dennis G 70320 - ?? B20 new -/28; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; converted to lorry -/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/38
  • 171 IB 4078 Vulcan Duke 3XS35 - Vulcan B20 new 2/29; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/31
  • 172 IB 4082 Vulcan Duke 3XS29 - Vulcan B20 new 2/29; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/31
  • 173 IB 4222 Vulcan Duke 3XS30 - Vulcan B20 new 6/29; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/31
  • 174 IB 4405 Vulcan Duke 3XS37 - Vulcan B20 new 12/29; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/34
  • 175 IB 4406 Vulcan Duke 3XS54 - Vulcan B20 new 12/29; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d 2/34 following accident and scrapped ?/??
  • 176 IB 4404 Vulcan Duchess D35 - Vulcan B26 new 12/29; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board G96 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 177 BI 1871 Vulcan Duchess D46 - Vulcan B26 new 10/30; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d by -/33 and scrapped -/34
  • 178 IB 4689 Vulcan Duchess D48 - Vulcan B26 new 10/30; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board H97 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 179 BI 1872 Vulcan Duchess D47 - Vulcan B26 new 10/30; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; w/d by -/33 and scrapped -/34
  • 180 TE 2039 Vulcan VWBL 26 - Vulcan B31 new 11/27; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board E57 10/35; w/d -/35
  • 181 GD 5184 Vulcan VWBL 12 - Vulcan B31 new 1/27; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board E58 10/35; w/d -/35 and scrapped
  • ----- CD 3158 Vulcan ??? - ?? B31 new -/27; ex Nugent, Keady 11/31; not used by G N R; scrapped ?/??
  • 182 ID 1614 Morris 11275T - Morris B14 new 12/26; ex Gordon, Dublin 12/31; converted to lorry -/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/34
  • 183 ID 1620 AEC 413 413105 - Strachan & Brown B32 new 12/26; ex Gordon, Dublin 12/31; w/d ?/?? and scrapped -/33
  • 184 ID 1733 ADC 415 415218 - Strachan & Brown B32 new 12/27; ex Gordon, Dublin 12/31; w/d ?/??; to Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway ?/?? converted to railbus ?/??; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 185 ZI 960 ADC 416 416466D - Strachan & Brown B30 new 11/27; ex Gordon, Dublin 12/31; w/d -/33; converted to railbus ?/??; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 186 ZI 996 ADC 416 416465D - Strachan & Brown B30 new 12/27; ex Gordon, Dublin 12/31; chassis scrapped -/34 and body fitted to railbus D (see bus 5 above)
  • ----- ZI 1335 Thornycroft - ?? B20 new -/28; ex Fitzpatrick, Dublin 9/31; not used by G N R; scrapped ?/??


1932

  • 187 ZI 4427 GMC T30 3235 - Potter B20 new 2/30; ex Murphy, Marino 1/32; w/d -/35 and scrapped ?/??
  • 188 ZI 4915 GMC T30 3308 - Potter B20 new 5/30; ex Murphy, Marino 1/32; w/d 5/32 following accident at Baldoyle and scrapped ?/??
  • 189 Z 1510 Reo GB GB554 - Eaton B26 new by -/25; ex Murphy, Marino 1/32; w/d -/32; to Halpenny, Blackrock 5/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 233 AZ 9134 Leyland TS3 636 - Short C24 new 3/32; w/d -/47 and scrapped 8/47
  • 234 AZ 9135 Leyland TS3 635 - Short C24 new 3/32; w/d -/48 and scrapped 12/49
  • 235 AZ 9136 Leyland TS3 638 - Short C24 new 6/32; w/d -/47 and scrapped 4/47
  • 236 AZ 9137 Leyland TS3 637 - Short C24 new 6/32; w/d -/48 and scrapped 12/51

    Note: The above four Leyland Tigers were jointly owned by the GNR and the LMS Northern Counties Committee, and numbered in the NCC fleet, until 1935, when the NCC share was acquired by the GNR.

  • 235 AZ 9533 Dennis Lancet 170065 - Weymann B30 C377 new 3/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K329 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 236 AZ 9534 Dennis Lancet 170066 - Weymann B30 C378 new 3/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K330 10/35; w/d 8/43
  • 237 AZ 9535 Dennis Lancet 170067 - Weymann B30 C379 new 3/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K331 10/35; w/d -/42
  • 238 AZ 9536 Dennis Lancet 170068 - Weymann B30 C380 new 3/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K332 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 239 AZ 9537 Albion PT65 16012D - Weymann B30 C381 new 3/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K342 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 240 AZ 9538 Albion PT65 16012E - Weymann B30 C383 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K343 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 241 AZ 9539 Albion PT65 16012F - Weymann B30 C382 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K344 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 242 AZ 9540 Albion PT65 16012G - Weymann B30 C384 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K345 10/35; w/d -/42
  • 243 AZ 9541 Albion PT65 16012H - Weymann B30 C385 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K346 10/35; r/n K319 10/43; w/d -/44
  • 244 AZ 9542 Albion PT65 16012I - Weymann B30 C389 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K347 10/35; w/d 8/43
  • 245 AZ 9543 Albion PT65 16012J - Weymann B30 C392 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K348 10/35; r/n K321 10/43; w/d -/44
  • 246 AZ 9544 Albion PT65 16012K - Weymann B30 C387 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K349 10/35; r/n K322 10/43; w/d -/44
  • 247 AZ 9545 Albion PT65 16012L - Weymann B30 C390 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K350 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 248 AZ 9546 Albion PT65 16013A - Weymann B30 C394 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K351 10/35; w/d 8/43
  • 249 AZ 9547 Albion PT65 16013B - Weymann B30 C386 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K352 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 250 AZ 9548 Albion PT65 16013C - Weymann B30 C395 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K353 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 251 AZ 9549 Albion PT65 16013D - Weymann B30 C388 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K354 10/35; r/n K324 10/43; w/d -/44
  • 252 AZ 9550 Albion PT65 16013E - Weymann B30 C391 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K355 10/35; r/n K325 10/43; w/d -/44
  • 253 AZ 9551 Albion PT65 16013F - Weymann B30 C393 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K356 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 254 AZ 9552 Albion PT65 16013G - Weymann B30 C402 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K357 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 255 AZ 9553 Albion PT65 16013H - Weymann B30 C398 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K358 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 256 AZ 9554 Albion PT65 16013I - Weymann B30 C400 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K359 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 257 AZ 9555 Albion PT65 16013J - Weymann B30 C399 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K360 10/35; w/d -/42
  • 258 AZ 9556 Albion PT65 16013K - Weymann B30 C396 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K361 10/35; r/n K326 10/43; w/d -/44
  • 259 AZ 9557 Albion PT65 16013L - Weymann B30 C403 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K362 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 260 AZ 9558 Albion PT65 16014A - Weymann B30 C401 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K363 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 261 AZ 9559 Albion PT65 16014B - Weymann B30 C397 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K364 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 262 AZ 9560 Albion PT65 16014C - Weymann B30 W906 new 4/32; to Northern Ireland Road Transport Board K365 10/35; to Military Authorities -/40
  • 263 ZI 8544 Leyland TS4 1171 - GNR B30R new 6/32; w/d -/48 and scrapped 12/51
  • 264 ZI 8545 Leyland TS4 1172 - GNR B30R new 6/32; w/d -/48 and scrapped 12/51
  • 265 TI 1478 AEC 414 414021 - ?? B26 new -/26; ex Phair, Belturbet 4/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/33
  • 266 ML 7421 Chevrolet 6360 - ?? B14 new -/27; ex Phair, Belturbet 4/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/33
  • 267 ID 1724 International Harvester 3LR6780 - ?? B20 new -/25; ex Phair, Belturbet 4/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/33
  • 268 ZI 1534 International Harvester 4888E - ??? B20 new -/28; ex Phair, Belturbet 4/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/35
  • 269 ID 1346 Studebaker 22003 - ?? B6 new -/28; ex Phair, Belturbet 4/32; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/33
  • 270 ZI 1793 Ds G 70268 - ?? B20 new -/28; ex Davidson, Aughnacloy -/32; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 271 JI 4753 Ds GL 70637 - ?? B20 new -/28; ex Davidson, Aughnacloy -/32; w/d -/37; converted to garage tender GT4 -/41; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 272 IY 2182 Guy OND 9240 - Guy B20 new 5/29; ex Maguire, Omeath 12/32; w/d -/35 and scrapped 6/36
  • 273 IY 2488 Guy B 23710 - Guy B24 new 4/31; ex Maguire, Omeath 12/32; w/d -/35


1933

  • 274 AZ 1358 Leyland TS2 60086 - Leyland B31 new 9/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast K38 12/33; w/d -/38 and scrapped 12/38
  • 275 AZ 1553 Leyland TS2 60089 - Leyland B31 new 10/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast K41 12/33; w/d -/38 and scrapped 12/38
  • 276 AZ 4059 Leyland TS2 60614 - Leyland B31 new 2/30; ex Catherwood, Belfast T107 12/33; rebodied 2/37; w/d -/49; converted to garage tender GT1 -/50; to CIE GT1 10/58; w/d -/60 and scrapped ?/??
  • 277 ZI 9197 Leyland TS4 1743 - Leyland B31 new 7/32; ex Catherwood, Belfast T115 12/33; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 12/49
  • 278 ZI 9198 Leyland TS4 1744 - Leyland B31 new 7/32; ex Catherwood, Belfast T116 12/33; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 12/49
  • 279 AZ 3030 Leyland TS2 60184 - Catherwood C31 new 7/29; ex Catherwood, Belfast C201 12/33; w/d -/38 and scrapped ?/??
  • 280 AZ 3353 Leyland TS2 60625 - Catherwood C31 new 7/29; ex Catherwood, Belfast C204 12/33; w/d -/38 and scrapped 4/38
  • 281 XI 8686 Leyland PLSC3 45673 - Leyland B30 new 5/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast E15 12/33; w/d 10/36 and scrapped ?/??
  • 282 XI 8794 Leyland PLSC3 45675 - Leyland B34 new 6/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast E17 12/33; w/d 3/36 and scrapped ?/??
  • 283 XI 9226 Leyland PLSC3 45683 - Leyland B31 new 8/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast E24 12/33; w/d 10/36 and scrapped ?/??
  • 284 AZ 1394 Leyland PLSC3 47490 - Leyland B36 new 9/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I58 12/33; w/d -/39 and scrapped ?/??
  • 285 AZ 1403 Leyland PLSC3 47491 - Leyland B30 new 9/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I61 12/33; w/d -/41 and scrapped ?/??
  • 286 AZ 1435 Leyland PLSC3 47495 - Leyland B36 new 9/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I67 12/33; w/d -/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 287 AZ 1529 Leyland PLSC3 47503 - Leyland B36 new 10/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I78 12/33; w/d -/41 and scrapped ?/??
  • 288 AZ 1530 Leyland PLSC3 47509 - Leyland B36 new 10/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I79 12/33; w/d -/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 289 XI 8902 Leyland PLSC3 45669 - Catherwood C29 new 7/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast F18 12/33; w/d 10/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 290 ZI 551 Leyland PLSC3 45698 - Hall Lewis B31 new 7/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast F19 12/33; w/d -/41 and scrapped ?/??
  • 291 XI 9124 Leyland PLSC3 45670 - Hall Lewis B36 new 8/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast E15 12/33; w/d -/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 292 ZI 709 Leyland PLSC3 45678 - Hall Lewis B35 new 9/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast F21 12/33; w/d -/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 293 XI 9521 Leyland PLSC3 46190 - Leyland B35 new 10/27; ex Catherwood, Belfast G29 12/33; w/d -/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 294 AZ 294 Leyland PLSC3 47052 - Leyland B36 new 3/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I36 12/33; w/d -/37 and scrapped ?/??
  • 295 AZ 1434 Leyland PLSC3 47496 - Leyland B36 new 9/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast I66 12/33; w/d -/41 and scrapped ?/??
  • 296 AZ 1514 Leyland TS2 60088 - Leyland B31 new 10/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast K40 12/33; rebodied -/37 as GNR B32; r/n 129 -/42; to Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway -/45; sold for use as a caravan in Enniscrone -/53
  • 297 AZ 1377 Leyland TS2 60579 - Leyland B31 new 10/28; ex Catherwood, Belfast T106 12/33; w/d 2/37 and scrapped ?/??


1934

  • ---- ZI 844 Leyland PLSC3 46221 - ?? B36 new -/27; ex General Omnibus Company, Dublin 7/34; not used by G N R; scrapped 7/34
  • ---- ZI 1473 Leyland PLSC3 46636 - ?? B35 new -/28; ex General Omnibus Company, Dublin 7/34; not used by G N R; scrapped by 8/36
  • 298 ZI 1086 Leyland PLSC3 46635 - ?? B35 new 1/28; ex General Omnibus Company, Dublin 7/34; w/d -/38 and scrapped -/38
  • 299 ZI 1472 Leyland PLSC3 46637 - ?? B35 new -/28; ex General Omnibus Company, Dublin 7/34; w/d -/37 and scrapped 6/37
  • 300 ZI 1684 Leyland PLSC3 47491 - ?? B35 new -/28; ex General Omnibus Company, Dublin 7/34; w/d -/38 and scrapped -/38
  • 301 ZA 2712 Leyland LT5A 5098 - GNR B35 new 8/34; rebodied 10/36 following accident; w/d -/51 and scrapped 12/51
  • 302 ZA 2723 Leyland LT5A 5099 - GNR B35 new 10/34; w/d -/52 and scrapped 3/52
  • 303 ZA 2724 Leyland LT5A 5100 - GNR B35 new 9/34; w/d -/52 and scrapped 3/52
  • 305 ZA 2726 Leyland LT5A 5102 - GNR B35 new 11/34; w/d -/53; to Foley, Cliffoney -/54 as playroom/store; scrapped -/63
  • 306 ZA 2727 Leyland LT5A 5103 - GNR B35 new 12/34; w/d -/51 and scrapped 6/51


1935

  • 33 ZA 3827 Dennis Ace 200376 - GNR B20 new 3/35; w/d -/42; to Department of Defence, Dublin 6/42; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 34 ZA 3828 Dennis Ace 200385 - GNR B20 new 5/35; r/n 225 -/46; w/d -/49 and scrapped ?/??
  • 35 ZA 3829 Dennis Ace 200386 - GNR B20 new 3/35; w/d -/42; to Department of Defence, Dublin 6/42; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 38 IH 3196 Dennis 4-ton 160043 lorry new 4/32; ex Nawn, Ballyshannon 9/35; fitted with GNR B25 bodywork -/36; converted to lorry -/42; r/n 333 -/42; r/n 70 9/48; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 4/49
  • 45 ZI 3511 AEC Reliance 660732 - O'Gorman B28 new 7/29; ex Furey's Tours, Dublin 3/35; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 10/37
  • 58 ZI 3510 Dennis E 17676 - ?? B29 new 6/29; ex Furey's Tours, Dublin 3/35; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 60 ZA 2421 AEC Regal I 6621535 - ?? B32 new 6/34; ex Furey's Tours, Dublin 3/35; rebodied as GNR B32R -/39 and reseated to B35R -/43; w/d -/54 and scrapped 5/54
  • 62 ZI 502 ADC 417 417054 - ?? B29 new 7/27; ex Furey's Tours, Dublin 3/35; w/d -/37 and scrapped 10/37
  • 304 ZA 2725 Leyland LT5A 5101 - GNR B35 new 1/35; w/d -/52 and scrapped 3/52
  • 307 ZA 3830 Leyland LT5A 6226 - GNR B35 new 8/35; w/d -/51 and scrapped 6/51
  • 308 ZA 3831 Leyland LT5A 6227 - GNR B35 new 7/35; w/d -/52 and scrapped 3/52
  • 309 ZA 3832 Leyland LT5A 6228 - GNR B35 new 6/35; w/d -/50 and scrapped 12/50
  • 310 ZA 3833 Leyland LT5A 6229 - GNR B35 new 5/35; w/d -/51 and scrapped 6/51
  • 311 ZA 3834 Leyland LT5A 6230 - GNR B35 new 8/35; w/d -/53 and scrapped 5/53
  • 312 ZA 3835 Leyland LT5A 6231 - GNR B35 new 6/35; w/d -/51 and scrapped 12/51
  • 313 ZA 3836 Leyland LT5A 6232 - GNR B35 new 7/35; w/d -/50 and scrapped 12/50
  • 314 ZA 3837 Leyland LT5A 6233 - GNR B35 new 5/35; w/d -/51 and scrapped 12/51
  • 315 ZA 3838 Leyland LT5A 6234 - GNR B35 new 8/35; w/d -/52 and scrapped 3/52
  • 316 ZA 3839 Leyland LT5A 6235 - GNR B35 new 5/35; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49
  • 317 ZA 4854 Leyland LT7 7013 - GNR B34 new 7/35; w/d -/51 and scrapped ?/??


1936

  • 61 ZA 7156 AEC Regal II 0862052 - GNR B35 new 7/36; w/d -/53 and scrapped 5/53


1937

  • 36 ZA 7154 Dennis Ace 200492 - GNR B20 new 3/37; to Department of Defence, Dublin -/42
  • 37 ZA 7155 Dennis Ace 200493 - GNR B20 new 3/37; to Department of Defence, Dublin -/42
  • 62 ZC 2576 AEC Regent I 06615342 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R 4894 new 10/37; w/d -/56 and scrapped 7/56
  • 63 ZC 2577 AEC Regent I 06615341 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R 4895 new 10/37; w/d -/56 and scrapped 7/56
  • 200 ZC 197 GNR-Gardner 3/37/200 - GNR B27R new 3/37; rebodied with body from 322 -/50; w/d -/56 and scrapped 10/56
  • 201 ZC 198 GNR-Gardner 4/37/201 - GNR B27R new 4/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 4/53
  • 202 ZC 199 GNR-Gardner 4/37/202 - GNR B27R new 4/37; w/d -/54 and scrapped 5/54
  • 203 ZC 200 GNR-Gardner 4/37/203 - GNR B27R new 4/37; w/d -/54 and scrapped 6/54
  • 204 ZC 201 GNR-Gardner 5/37/204 - GNR B35R new 5/37; rebodied with body from 209 -/50; w/d -/54 and scrapped 1/54
  • 205 ZC 1290 GNR-Gardner 5/37/205 - GNR B35R new 5/37; rebodied with body from 325 -/50; w/d -/54 and scrapped 5/54
  • 206 ZC 1291 GNR-Gardner 6/37/206 - GNR B35R new 6/37; w/d -/54 and scrapped 5/54
  • 207 ZC 1292 GNR-Gardner 6/37/207 - GNR B35R new 6/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 5/53
  • 208 ZC 1576 GNR-Gardner 6/37/208 - GNR B35R new 6/37; to Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway -/56; to Maguire, Carrigallen -/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 209 ZC 1577 GNR-Gardner 6/37/209 - GNR B35R new 6/37; rebodied with body from 327 -/50; w/d -/55 and scrapped 8/55
  • 210 ZC 1578 GNR-Gardner 7/37/210 - GNR B35R new 7/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 12/53
  • 211 ZC 1579 GNR-Gardner 7/37/211 - GNR B32R new 7/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 4/53
  • 212 ZC 1848 GNR-Gardner 7/37/212 - GNR B35R new 7/37; rebodied 3/49; to CIE G212 10/58; w/d 11/61 and gone 4/62
  • 213 ZC 1849 GNR-Gardner 7/37/213 - GNR B35R new 7/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 12/53
  • 214 ZC 1850 GNR-Gardner 7/37/214 - GNR B35R new 7/37; to Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway -/53; w/d -/56 and scrapped ?/??
  • 215 ZC 1851 GNR-Gardner 9/37/215 - GNR B31R new 9/37; w/d -/56 and scrapped 10/56
  • 216 ZC 2267 GNR-Gardner 8/37/216 - GNR B35R new 8/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 4/53
  • 217 ZC 2268 GNR-Gardner 8/37/217 - GNR B35R new 8/37; w/d -/53 and scrapped 4/53
  • 218 ZC 2269 GNR-Gardner 9/37/218 - GNR B35R new 9/37; to Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway -/53; w/d -/57 and scrapped ?/??
  • 219 ZC 2270 GNR-Gardner 8/37/219 - GNR B35R new 8/37; w/d -/56 and scrapped 10/56
  • 220 FZ 831 GNR-Gardner 11/37/220 - GNR B35R new 11/37; rebodied with body from 323 -/50; w/d -/55 and scrapped 10/55


1938

  • 241 ZC 3823 GNR-Gardner 4/38/241 - GNR B35R new 4/38; w/d -/53 and scrapped 4/53
  • 242 ZC 4102 GNR-Gardner 4/38/242 - GNR B35R new 4/38; w/d -/54 and scrapped 12/54
  • 243 ZC 4396 GNR-Gardner 4/38/243 - GNR B35R new 4/38; rebodied in -/48; to CIE G243 10/58; w/d -/60 and gone 11/60
  • 244 ZC 4103 GNR-Gardner 4/38/244 - GNR B35R new 4/38; rebodied with body from 321 in -/50; w/d -/56; to garage tender GT2 10/56; w/d ?/?? and scrapped ?/??
  • 245 ZC 4104 GNR-Gardner 4/38/245 - GNR B35R new 4/38; w/d -/54 and scrapped 12/54
  • 246 ZC 4397 GNR-Gardner 5/38/246 - GNR B35R new 5/38; rebodied with body from 243 in -/48; w/d -/55 and scrapped 6/55
  • 247 ZC 4398 GNR-Gardner 5/38/247 - GNR B35R new 5/38; rebodied with body from 318 in -/51; w/d -/54 and scrapped 4/53
  • 248 ZC 4399 GNR-Gardner 5/38/248 - GNR B31R new 5/38; w/d -/56 and scrapped 7/56
  • 249 ZC 4572 GNR-Gardner 5/38/249 - GNR B31R new 5/38; w/d -/55 and scrapped 4/55
  • 250 ZC 4573 GNR-Gardner 5/38/250 - GNR B31R new 5/38; w/d -/54 and scrapped 1/54
  • 251 ZC 4574 GNR-Gardner 5/38/251 - GNR B35R new 5/38; rebodied with body from 324 in -/49; w/d -/55 and scrapped 12/55
  • 252 ZC 4575 GNR-Gardner 5/38/252 - GNR B35R new 5/38; w/d -/54 and scrapped 11/54
  • 253 ZC 4731 GNR-Gardner 6/38/253 - GNR B35R new 6/38; rebodied with body from 326 in -/50; w/d -/54 and scrapped 12/54
  • 254 ZC 4732 GNR-Gardner 6/38/254 - GNR B35R new 6/38; w/d -/55 and scrapped 4/55
  • 255 ZC 4733 GNR-Gardner 6/38/255 - GNR B35R new 6/38; rebodied with body from 330 in -/50; w/d -/54 and scrapped 7/54
  • 256 ZC 4734 GNR-Gardner 6/38/256 - GNR B35R new 6/38; w/d -/54 and scrapped 7/54
  • 257 ZC 4735 GNR-Gardner 7/38/257 - GNR B35R new 7/38; w/d -/55 and scrapped 4/55
  • 258 ZC 5472 GNR-Gardner 7/38/258 - GNR B35R new 7/38; w/d -/55 and scrapped 4/55
  • 259 ZC 5473 GNR-Gardner 7/38/259 - GNR B35R new 7/38; w/d -/53 and scrapped 4/53

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1939

  • 64 ZC 6980 AEC Regent I 06616374 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R 5394 new 5/39; w/d -/48 following accident and scrapped 10/48
  • 65 ZC 6981 AEC Regent I 06616375 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R 5395 new 7/39; rebuilt to H30/26RD 1/48; w/d -/54 and scrapped 5/54
  • 66 ZC 6982 AEC Regent I 06616377 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R 5397 new 6/39; w/d -/53 and scrapped 7/56
  • 67 ZC 6983 AEC Regent I 06616376 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R 5396 new 5/39; rebuilt to H30/26RD 1/48w/d -/54 and scrapped 5/54

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1941

  • 318 ZD 720 GNR-Gardner 1/41/318 - GNR B35R new 1/41; rebodied -/51; to CIE G318 10/58; w/d 1/62 and gone 4/62
  • 319 ZD 721 GNR-Gardner 1/41/319 - GNR B35R new 1/41; w/d -/55 and scrapped 1/56
  • 320 ZD 722 GNR-Gardner 1/41/320 - GNR B34R new 1/41; rebodied 10/49; to CIE G320 10/58; w/d 11/62 and gone 11/62
  • 321 ZD 723 GNR-Gardner 3/41/321 - GNR B34R new 3/41; rebodied -/50; to CIE G321 10/58; w/d -/62 and gone 7/62
  • 322 ZD 724 GNR-Gardner 3/41/322 - GNR B35R new 3/41; rebodied -/50; to CIE G322 10/58; w/d 5/62 and gone -/62
  • 323 ZD 725 GNR-Gardner 3/41/323 - GNR B35R new 3/41; rebodied -/50; to CIE G323 10/58; w/d 10/59 and gone 10/59 (first GNR single decker w/d by CIE)
  • 324 ZD 726 GNR-Gardner 3/41/324 - GNR B35R new 3/41; rebodied 3/49; to CIE G324 10/58; w/d 11/60; to Belfast Transport Museum 8/61 **SURVIVOR** Preserved by Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
  • 325 ZD 727 GNR-Gardner 6/41/325 - GNR B35R new 6/41; rebodied -/50; to CIE G325 10/58; w/d -/60 and gone 11/60
  • 326 ZD 728 GNR-Gardner 6/41/326 - GNR B35R new 6/41; rebodied -/50; to CIE G326 10/58; w/d -/60 and gone 11/60
  • 327 ZD 729 GNR-Gardner 6/41/327 - GNR B35R new 6/41; chassis rebuilt and rebodied in -/49 following accident - see ZJ 2123 below
  • 328 ZD 730 GNR-Gardner 6/41/328 - GNR B35R new 6/41; to CIE G328 10/58; w/d -/60 and gone 11/60
  • 329 ZD 731 GNR-Gardner 6/41/329 - GNR B34R new 6/41; to CIE G329 10/58; w/d -/60 and gone 4/60
  • 330 ZD 732 GNR-Gardner 6/41/330 - GNR B35R new 6/41; rebodied -/50; to CIE G330 10/58; used as office at Donegal garage from 4/60; scrapped later


1945

  • ---- ZI 1012 ADC 416A ??? - Aylesbury B30 new -/28 as Dublin United 355; ex Keenan, Carlingford 10/45; chassis scrapped and body to R.Blake, Dublin -/45
  • ---- ZI 1014 ADC 416A ??? - Aylesbury B30 new -/28 as Dublin United 357; ex Keenan, Carlingford 10/45; chassis scrapped and body to R.Blake, Dublin -/45
  • ---- ZI 1015 ADC 416A ??? - Aylesbury B30 new -/28 as Dublin United 358; ex Keenan, Carlingford 10/45; chassis scrapped and body to R.Blake, Dublin -/45
  • 226 JI 4837 Reo DA 7312 - ?? B16 new 6/30; ex Keenan, Carlingford 10/45; rebodied -/45; w/d -/49 and scrapped 2/49


1946

  • 285 ZD 7856 AEC Regent II 06617537 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R B32243 new 12/46; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/49; to CIE AR285 10/58; w/d 4/62; used as storeshed and scrapped ?/??


1947

  • 286 ZD 7857 AEC Regent II 06617538 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R B32244 new 2/47; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/49; to CIE AR286 10/58; w/d 4/62 and scrapped ?/??
  • 287 ZD 7858 AEC Regent II 06617535 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R B32241 new 3/47; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/49; to CIE AR287 10/58; w/d 4/62 and scrapped ?/??
  • 288 ZD 7859 AEC Regent II 06617536 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26R B32242 new 3/47; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/49; to CIE AR288 10/58; w/d 4/62 and scrapped ?/??
  • 361 ZH 1371 GNR-Gardner 9/47/361 - GNR B35R new 9/47; to CIE G361 10/58; w/d -/62 and gone 4/62
  • 364 ZH 2662 GNR-Gardner 11/47/364 - GNR B35R new 12/47; to CIE G364 10/58; w/d -/66 and gone 3/73
  • 373 ZH 1372 GNR-Gardner 9/47/373 - GNR B35R new 9/47; to CIE G373 10/58; w/d 11/62 and gone 11/62
  • 374 ZH 1373 GNR-Gardner 10/47/374 - GNR B35R new 10/47; to CIE G374 10/58; w/d -/62 and gone 11/62
  • 375 ZH 1374 GNR-Gardner 10/47/375 - GNR B35R new 10/47; to CIE G375 10/58; w/d 10/62 and scrapped
  • 376 ZH 2660 GNR-Gardner 11/47/376 - GNR B35R new 12/47; to CIE G376 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped
  • 377 ZH 2661 GNR-Gardner 11/47/377 - GNR B35R new 12/47; to CIE G377 10/58; w/d -/62 and scrapped
  • 380 ZH 2663 GNR-Gardner 11/47/380 - GNR B35R new 11/47; destroyed by fire in Dundalk Works 7/9/55
  • 381 ZH 72 GNR-Gardner 6/47/381 - GNR B35R new 6/47; to CIE G381 10/58; w/d -/65 and gone 11/65
  • 382 ZH 73 GNR-Gardner 7/47/382 - GNR B35R new 7/47; to CIE G382 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped
  • 383 ZH 74 GNR-Gardner 7/47/383 - GNR B35R new 7/47; to CIE G383 10/58; w/d 11/62 and scrapped
  • 384 ZH 75 GNR-Gardner 7/47/384 - GNR B35R new 7/47; to CIE G384 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped


1948

  • 289 IY 5391 AEC Regent III 09611694 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33086 new 3/48; to CIE AR289 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 290 IY 5392 AEC Regent III 09611691 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33087 new 3/48; to CIE AR290 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 291 IY 5393 AEC Regent III 09611693 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33088 new 4/48; to CIE AR291 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 292 IY 5394 AEC Regent III 09611695 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33089 new 5/48; to CIE AR292 10/58; to Inchicore staff bus -/67; scrapped ?/??
  • 293 IY 5395 AEC Regent III 09611689 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33090 new 6/48; rebuilt to H32/26RD -/52; to CIE AR293 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped
  • 294 IY 5396 AEC Regent III 09611686 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33091 new 6/48; to CIE AR294 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 295 IY 5397 AEC Regent III 09611687 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33092 new 6/48; rebuilt to H32/26RD -/52; to CIE AR295 10/58; w/d 11/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 296 IY 5398 AEC Regent III 09611692 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33093 new 7/48; rebuilt to H32/26RD -/52; to CIE AR296 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 297 IY 5399 AEC Regent III 09611690 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33094 new 9/48; rebuilt to H32/26RD -/52; to CIE AR297 10/58; to driver trainer -/67; scrapped ?/??
  • 298 IY 5400 AEC Regent III 09611688 - Park Royal/GNR H32/26R B33095 new 10/48; to CIE AR298 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 403 ZH 3902 AEC Regal III 0962235 - Park Royal B39R B33621 new 7/48; to CIE A403 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped
  • 404 ZH 3903 AEC Regal III 0962242 - Park Royal B39R B33622 new 7/48; to CIE A404 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 405 ZH 3904 AEC Regal III 0962243 - Park Royal B39R B33623 new 7/48; to CIE A405 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped
  • 406 ZH 3905 AEC Regal III 0962234 - Park Royal B39R B33624 new 7/48; to CIE A406 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 407 ZH 3906 AEC Regal III 0962239 - Park Royal B39R B33625 new 8/48; to CIE A407 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 9/71
  • 408 ZH 3907 AEC Regal III 0962236 - Park Royal B39R B33626 new 8/48; to CIE A408 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped
  • 409 ZH 3908 AEC Regal III 0962237 - Park Royal B39R B33627 new 9/48; to CIE A409 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped
  • 410 ZH 3909 AEC Regal III 9621E245 - Park Royal B39R B33628 new 9/48; to CIE A410 10/58; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/72
  • 411 ZH 3910 AEC Regal III 9621E246 - Park Royal B39R B33629 new 9/48; to CIE A411 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped
  • 412 ZH 3911 AEC Regal III 9621E247 - Park Royal B39R B33630 new 9/48; to CIE A412 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 413 ZH 3912 AEC Regal III 9621E248 - Park Royal B39R B33631 new 9/48; to CIE A413 10/58; w/d 5/71 and scrapped 9/72
  • 414 ZH 3913 AEC Regal III 9621E244 - Park Royal B39R B33633 new 9/48; to CIE A414 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 415 ZH 3914 AEC Regal III 9621E250 - Park Royal B39R B33632 new 9/48; to CIE A415 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 9/71
  • 416 ZH 3915 AEC Regal III 9621E457 - Park Royal B39R B33636 new 10/48; to CIE A416 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 417 ZH 3916 AEC Regal III 9621E251 - Park Royal B39R B33635 new 10/48; to CIE A417 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 418 ZH 3917 AEC Regal III 9621E249 - Park Royal B39R B33634 new 10/48; to CIE A418 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 419 ZH 3918 AEC Regal III 9621E252 - Park Royal B39R B33637 new 10/48; to CIE A419 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 11/72
  • 420 ZH 3919 AEC Regal III 9621E460 - Park Royal B39R B33638 new 10/48; to CIE A420 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 421 ZH 3920 AEC Regal III 9621E459 - Park Royal B39R B33639 new 10/48; to CIE A421 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 422 ZH 3921 AEC Regal III 9621E461 - Park Royal B39R B33640 new 10/48; to CIE A422 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 423 ZH 3922 AEC Regal III 9621E458 - Park Royal B39R B33641 new 10/48; to CIE A423 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped
  • 424 ZH 3923 AEC Regal III 9621E462 - Park Royal B39R B33642 new 10/48; to CIE A424 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped
  • 425 ZH 3924 AEC Regal III 9621E514 - Park Royal B39R B33643 new 10/48; to CIE A425 10/58; w/d 2/71 and scrapped 9/72
  • 426 ZH 3925 AEC Regal III 9621E515 - Park Royal B39R B33644 new 10/48; to CIE A426 10/58; w/d -/64 and scrapped
  • 427 ZH 3926 AEC Regal III 0962231 - Park Royal C35R B33615 new 6/48; to CIE A427 10/58; w/d ?/?? and donated to Transport Museum Society 6/75 **SURVIVOR**
  • 428 ZH 3927 AEC Regal III 0962232 - Park Royal C35R B33616 new 6/48; to CIE A428 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 9/71
  • 429 ZH 3928 AEC Regal III 0962233 - Park Royal C35R B33617 new 6/48; to CIE A429 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 9/71
  • 430 ZH 3929 AEC Regal III 0962238 - Park Royal C35R B33618 new 6/48; to CIE A430 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 9/71
  • 431 ZH 3930 AEC Regal III 0962241 - Park Royal C35R B33619 new 6/48; to CIE A431 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 6/73
  • 432 ZH 3931 AEC Regal III 0962240 - Park Royal C35R B33620 new 6/48; to CIE A432 10/58; w/d ?/?? and scrapped 9/73
  • 433 ZH 3932 AEC Regent III 9612E3740 - Park Royal H30/26R B33608 new 7/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR433 10/58; w/d 12/66 and scrapped
  • 434 ZH 3933 AEC Regent III 9612E3741 - Park Royal H30/26R B33611 new 7/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR434 10/58; w/d 12/67 and scrapped
  • 435 ZH 3934 AEC Regent III 9612E3742 - Park Royal H30/26R B33609 new 7/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR435 10/58; w/d 12/66 and scrapped
  • 436 ZH 3935 AEC Regent III 9612E3743 - Park Royal H30/26R B33610 new 7/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR436 10/58; w/d 7/67 and scrapped
  • 437 ZH 3936 AEC Regent III 9612E3744 - Park Royal H30/26R B33612 new 7/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR437 10/58; converted to treelopper -/64 and later scrapped
  • 438 ZH 3937 AEC Regent III 9612E3745 - Park Royal H30/26R B33613 new 7/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR438 10/58; w/d 12/67 and donated to Transport Museum Society -/68 **SURVIVOR** Preserved in GNR livery
  • 439 ZH 3938 AEC Regent III 9612E3746 - Park Royal H30/26R B33614 new 7/48; r/r MZ 2529 9/48; rebuilt to H30/26RD -/52; to CIE AR439 10/58; w/d 7/67 and scrapped

One of 30 Park Royal bodied AEC Regal IIIs bought new in 1948; these 39 seaters were the largest capacity s/d buses in the GNR until 1952 when the Royal Tigers arrived. Most of these Regals had the cut back canopy over the nearside front, which must have made rear view vision a bit difficult to say the least. (Photo by R.H.G. Simpson.)

Preserved Regent 438 seen returning from the ITT rally in 1987, at the customs post between Dundalk and Newry. This bus spent most of its life on the service between those two towns, only the "Dublin" destination display and the Nissan Sunny car behind the bus belying the fact that the photo wasn't taken in the 1950s! The customs station was subsequently closed and demolished when EU border restrictions were eased.


1949

  • 327 ZJ 2123 GNR-Gardner 12/49/327 - GNR B35R new 12/49; to CIE G327 10/58; w/d -/62 and scrapped ?/??
  • 362 IY 6177 GNR-Gardner 11/48/362 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G362 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 363 IY 6178 GNR-Gardner 5/49/363 - GNR B35R new 5/49; to CIE G363 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 365 IY 6179 GNR-Gardner 2/49/365 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G365 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 366 IY 6180 GNR-Gardner 9/48/366 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G366 10/58; w/d 4/63 and scrapped ?/??
  • 367 IY 6181 GNR-Gardner 6/49/367 - GNR B35R new 7/49; to CIE G367 10/58; w/d -/62 and gone 4/62
  • 368 IY 6182 GNR-Gardner 6/49/368 - GNR B35R new 7/49; to CIE G368 10/58; w/d -/62 and gone 4/62
  • 369 IY 6183 GNR-Gardner 6/49/369 - GNR B35R new 7/49; to CIE G369 10/58; w/d 11/62 and gone 11/62
  • 370 IY 6184 GNR-Gardner 5/49/370 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G370 10/58; w/d 11/62 and gone 11/62
  • 371 IY 6185 GNR-Gardner 3/49/371 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G371 10/58; w/d 11/62 and gone 11/62
  • 372 IY 6186 GNR-Gardner 8/48/372 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G372 10/58; w/d 11/62 and gone 11/62
  • 378 IY 6187 GNR-Gardner 6/47/378 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G378 10/58; w/d -/62 and scrapped ?/??
  • 379 IY 6188 GNR-Gardner 4/49/379 - GNR B35R new 6/49; to CIE G379 10/58; w/d -/62 and scrapped ?/??


1950

  • 385 ZJ 7547 GNR-Gardner 2/50/385 - GNR B33R new 3/50; to CIE G385 10/58; w/d -/66 and scrapped ?/??
  • 386 ZL 1853 GNR-Gardner 11/50/386 - GNR B33R new 11/50; to CIE G386 10/58; converted to ambulance -/64; w/d 10/74 and scrapped ?/??
  • 387 ZL 2718 GNR-Gardner 12/50/387 - GNR B35R new 12/50; to CIE G387 10/58; converted to ambulance -/64; w/d 9/75 and donated to Transport Museum Society -/80 **SURVIVOR**


1951

  • 388 IY 7382 GNR-Gardner 4/51/388 - GNR B33R new 5/51; to CIE G388 10/58; converted to ambulance -/64; w/d 10/74 and scrapped ?/??
  • 389 IY 7383 GNR-Gardner 4/51/389 - GNR DP35R new 6/51; to CIE G389 10/58; converted to ambulance -/64; w/d 9/75; to O'Callaghan, Athlone **SURVIVOR** Preserved by Cavan and Leitrim Railway
  • 390 IY 7384 GNR-Gardner 5/51/390 - GNR DP35R new 6/51; to CIE G390 10/58; w/d -/65 and donated to Transport Museum Society -/66 **SURVIVOR** Preserved in GNR livery
  • 391 IY 7385 GNR-Gardner 5/51/391 - GNR B33R new 6/51; to CIE G391 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??


1952

  • 225 ZO 3762 Leyland PSU1/9 521182 - Saro B44C new 7/52; to CIE U225 10/58; w/d 1/72 and scrapped 10/72
  • 226 ZO 4076 Leyland PSU1/9 521183 - Saro B44C new 8/52; to CIE U226 10/58; w/d 1/72 and scrapped 10/72
  • 227 ZO 4401 Leyland PSU1/9 521184 - Saro B44C new 9/52; to CIE U227 10/58; w/d 1/72 and scrapped ?/??
  • 228 IY 8390 Leyland PSU1/9 521181 - Saro B44C new 1/53; to CIE U228 10/58; w/d 1/72 and scrapped 10/72
  • 392 IY 8040 GNR-Gardner 12/51/392 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G392 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped ?/??
  • 393 IY 8041 GNR-Gardner 12/51/393 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G393 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 394 IY 8042 GNR-Gardner 2/52/394 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G394 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 395 IY 8043 GNR-Gardner 3/52/395 - GNR DP33R new 6/52; to CIE G395 10/58; w/d 7/62; to O'S Coaches, Hospital 5 -/66; scrapped -/68
  • 396 IY 8044 GNR-Gardner 3/52/396 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G396 10/58; w/d 4/63; sold for use as caravan in Co. Kildare ?/??; to Cavan and Leitrim Railway, Dromod ?/?? **SURVIVOR**
  • 397 IY 8045 GNR-Gardner 4/52/397 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G397 10/58; w/d -/62; to Seafield Fabrics, Youghal 7/62 (possibly an error for IY 8043??); scrapped ?/??
  • 398 IY 8046 GNR-Gardner 5/52/398 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G398 10/58; w/d -/66 and scrapped ?/??
  • 399 IY 8047 GNR-Gardner 6/52/399 - GNR B33R new 6/52; to CIE G399 10/58; w/d -/66 and scrapped ?/??
  • 400 IY 8048 GNR-Gardner 6/52/400 - GNR B33R new 7/52; to CIE G400 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 401 IY 8137 GNR-Gardner 6/52/401 - GNR B33R new 7/52; to CIE G401 10/58; w/d 9/64 and scrapped ?/??
  • 402 IY 8139 GNR-Gardner 6/52/402 - GNR B33R new 8/52; to CIE G402 10/58; w/d -/65 and scrapped ?/??

225 was one of the four Saunders Roe bodied Royal Tigers, new in -/52 and passing to CIE in -/58. These were the only centre entrance buses ever in the GNR or CIE fleets. (Photo by R.H.G.Simpson)

GNR-Gardner 399 dates from 1952 and was among the last new half-cab buses placed in service by the GNR. This bus design gave the company excellent service from 1937 onwards. (Photo by Robert Grieves.)


1953

  • 228 IY 8390 Leyland PSU1/9 521181 - Saro B44C new 1/53; to CIE U228 10/58; w/d 1/72 and scrapped 10/72
  • 299 ZO 8643 AEC Regent III 9612E4720 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B35864 new 4/53; to CIE AR299 10/58; w/d 10/67 and scrapped
  • 300 IY 8593 AEC Regent III 9612E4718 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B35865 new 4/53; destroyed by fire in Dundalk Works 7/9/55 and scrapped ?/??
  • 301 IY 8656 AEC Regent III 9612E4717 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B35866 new 5/53; to CIE AR301 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 302 ZO 9840 AEC Regent III 9612E4719 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B35867 new 6/53; to CIE AR302 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 303 ZU 3142 AEC Regent III 9612E7756 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B36859 new 10/53; to CIE AR303 10/58; w/d 3/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 440 IY 8391 AEC Regent III 9612E2699 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26RD B35868 new 1/53; to CIE AR440 10/58; w/d 12/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 441 IY 8394 AEC Regent III 9612E2697 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26RD B35869 new 1/53; to CIE AR441 10/58; w/d 12/66 and scrapped ?/??
  • 442 IY 8417 AEC Regent III 9612E2698 - Park Royal/GNR H30/26RD B35870 new 2/53; to CIE AR442 10/58; w/d 12/67 and scrapped ?/??

Great Northern Regent 303 is seen in the company's Dublin garage at Abercorn Road, which is off Sheriff Street in Dublin 1. Photo by R.Grieves.


1954

  • 260 IY 9559 AEC Regal IV 9822E1537 - f DP40R B36864 new 7/54; to CIE AU260 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 11/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 261 IY 9560 AEC Regal IV 9822E1529 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36865 new 7/54; to CIE AU261 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 262 IY 9561 AEC Regal IV 9822E1536 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36866 new 7/54; to CIE AU262 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 7/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 268 IY 9562 AEC Regal IV 9822E1539 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36872 new 6/54; to CIE AU268 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 2/73 and scrapped 9/73
  • 269 IY 9563 AEC Regal IV 9822E1532 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36873 new 6/54; to CIE AU269 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 12/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 270 IY 9673 AEC Regal IV 9822E1533 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36874 new 7/54; to CIE AU270 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 271 TZ 987 AEC Regal IV 9822E1535 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36875 new 10/54; to CIE AU271 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 272 IY 9920 AEC Regal IV 9822E1534 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36876 new 10/54; to CIE AU272 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 5/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 273 IY 9921 AEC Regal IV 9822E1540 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36877 new 10/54; to CIE AU273 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 5/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 274 ZY 79 AEC Regal IV 9822E1543 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36878 new 12/54; to CIE AU274 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 11/73; to Bray Children's Home 2/74; to Transport Museum Society by -/80 **SURVIVOR**
  • 304 ZU 4879 AEC Regent III 9612E7755 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B36860 new 1/54; to CIE AR304 10/58; w/d 7/67 and scrapped ?/??
  • 305 ZU 4880 AEC Regent III 9612E7754 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B36861 new 1/54; destroyed by fire in Dundalk Works 7/9/55 and scrapped ?/??
  • 306 ZU 4878 AEC Regent III 9612E7753 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B36862 new 1/54; to CIE AR306 10/58; w/d 2/71; to a school in Dublin 6/73; scrapped by CIE -/77
  • 307 ZU 4877 AEC Regent III 9612E7757 - Park Royal/GNR H36/30RD B36863 new 1/54; to CIE AR307 10/58; w/d 9/69 and scrapped ?/??

Seen in the County Sligo village of Grange is Regal IV number 271. It was the only one of the type to be registered in Belfast; the other 32 were done in either Dundalk or Dublin. The bus retains GNR livery and its rear entrance, but the picture may date from after the take-over by CIE. (Photo by Robert Grieves.)


1955

  • 263 ZY 126 AEC Regal IV 9822E1542 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36867 new 1/55; to CIE AU263 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; destroyed by fire 5/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 264 ZY 127 AEC Regal IV 9822E1531 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36868 new 1/55; to CIE AU264 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 12/69 and scrapped 9/73
  • 265 ZY 128 AEC Regal IV 9822E1538 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36869 new 1/55; to CIE AU265 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 12/69 and scrapped 9/73
  • 266 ZY 489 AEC Regal IV 9822E1545 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36870 new 5/55; to CIE AU266 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 267 ZY 490 AEC Regal IV 9822E1544 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B36871 new 5/55; to CIE AU267 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 275 ZY 130 AEC Regal IV 9822E1530 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36879 new 1/55; to CIE AU275 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 12/69 and scrapped 9/73
  • 276 ZY 238 AEC Regal IV 9822E1541 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B36880 new 3/55; to CIE AU276 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 8/73 and donated to Transport Museum Society 6/75; scrapped later for spares for AU274
  • 331 ZY 625 AEC Regal IV 9822E1829 - Park Royal/GNR C38R B37315 new 6/55; to CIE AU331 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; destroyed by fire 8/66 and scrapped ?/??
  • 332 ZY 626 AEC Regal IV 9822E1830 - Park Royal/GNR C38R B37316 new 6/55; to CIE AU332 10/58; rebuilt to C39F; w/d 12/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 333 ZY 627 AEC Regal IV 9822E1831 - Park Royal/GNR C38R B37317 new 7/55; to CIE AU333 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 11/71 and scrapped 9/73
  • 334 ZY 773 AEC Regal IV 9822E1832 - Park Royal/GNR C38R B37318 new 7/55; to CIE AU334 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 11/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 335 CIK 234 AEC Regal IV 9822E1833 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37319 new 10/55; to CIE AU335 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 8/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 336 ZY 1266 AEC Regal IV 9822E1834 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37320 new 12/55; to CIE AU336 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 12/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 337 ZY 1165 AEC Regal IV 9822E1835 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37321 new 10/55; to CIE AU337 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 8/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 338 ZY 1322 AEC Regal IV 9822E1836 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37322 new 12/55; to CIE AU338 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 11/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 339 ZY 1323 AEC Regal IV 9822E1837 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37323 new 12/55; to CIE AU339 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 3/72 and scrapped 9/73

Seen on a wet day in Dundalk in the early to mid 1960s is CIE's AU338. The entrance has been shifted to the front end, but the side destination has been left in its original position. Photo by Alastair Douglas.


1956

  • --- ZC 6622 Leyland TD5 302804 - DUTC H30/26R new -/39; ex CIE R109 -/56; scrapped for spare parts
  • 280 ZC 6624 Leyland TD5 302812 - DUTC H30/26R new -/39; ex CIE R111 -/56; to CIE R111 10/58; w/d 5/59 and scrapped
  • 281 ZC 6655 Leyland TD5 302841 - DUTC H30/26R new -/39; ex CIE R142 -/56; to CIE R142 10/58; w/d 5/59 and scrapped
  • 282 ZC 6663 Leyland TD5 302849 - DUTC H30/26R new -/39; ex CIE R150 -/56; to CIE R150 10/58; w/d 5/59 and scrapped
  • 283 ZC 6665 Leyland TD5 302850 - DUTC H30/26R new -/39; ex CIE R152 -/56; to CIE R152 10/58; w/d 5/59 and scrapped
  • 284 ZC 6667 Leyland TD5 302853 - DUTC H30/26R new -/39; ex CIE R154 -/56; top deck damaged in lowbridge accident before entering service, and then replaced with that from CIE R18 (ZC 731); to CIE R154 10/58; w/d 5/59 and scrapped
  • 340 ZY 1380 AEC Regal IV 9822E1838 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37324 new 1/56; to CIE AU340 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 11/71 and scrapped 9/73
  • 341 ZY 1381 AEC Regal IV 9822E1839 - Park Royal/GNR B45R B37325 new 1/56; to CIE AU341 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 8/73 and scrapped 2/74
  • 342 ZY 1682 AEC Regal IV 9822E1840 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B37326 new 5/56; to CIE AU342 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 5/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 343 ZY 1683 AEC Regal IV 9822E1841 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B37327 new 5/56; to CIE AU343 10/58; rebuilt to C34F; w/d 11/72 and scrapped 9/73
  • 344 ZY 1684 AEC Regal IV 9822E1842 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B37328 new 5/56; to CIE AU344 10/58; rebuilt to B45F -/63; w/d 12/71, to Bord Na Mona 9/73 and converted to railcoach
  • 345 ZY 1715 AEC Regal IV 9822E1843 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B37329 new 6/56; to CIE AU345 10/58; rebuilt to B45F -/63; w/d 8/72, to Bord Na Mona 9/73 and converted to railcoach; to Cavan and Leitrim Railway as railcoach **SURVIVOR**
  • 346 ZY 1716 AEC Regal IV 9822E1844 - Park Royal/GNR DP40R B37330 new 6/56; to CIE AU346 10/58; rebuilt to B45F; w/d 8/73 and scrapped 2/74

Total fleet owned = 462 with 11 survivors.


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