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When the photo's of R913 were taken on Feb 06, it had just arrived in the yard behind the tow truck and was reversed into position - this is why the front is clearly missing (it is inside the bus)
As for the photo's,
1): Photo's were taken in poor light, which i had to try and lighten up to at least bring out some detail. Unfortunately, in order to bring out detail, this has caused colouring in some parts to look a bit funny.
2): When R913 was taken to Ballyraggett, the only available space for storage was outside storage and was adjacent to a treeline. Unfortunately, with the trees depositing their crap over R913, this has caused a slight coating of slimy residue on some parts of the bus - easily removed with a good wash which it has since had after that visit.
3): When R913 was towed from Ballyraggett to Cork, the right of way (dirt-track road) out of the yard there was like a mud bath as it had been raining heavily the night before, therefor R913 did get splattered with mud on the way out.
KD156 and M212? The only two buses not photographed recently?? Any pics??
nfortunately i dont have any pictures of those two which, like quite a few other KTM vehicles, are not based in Cork but at other secure storage facilities.
The only pics i have are of the stuff at the main base at Cork, where i spent most of my time working while i'm over, although i do recall a breif visit somewhere where i noticed a near immaculate vehicle similar in shape to KD70, but not sure if this was KD156 or not as no visible ID was on it.
As you may know KD156 is stored in Louth Commercials, in outside storage. You should also know that Michael Grimes is based in Cork, quite a journey to travel from Cork to Louth and back just for a few photos.
You should also be aware that visitors, & preservationalists aren't allowed wonder around Louth Commercials taking pictures and what not. This is for their and the vehicles security. With the current security precautions in Louth Commercials it wouldn't be possible for anyone other than LC staff to get photos unless Michael Grimes was to go up himself.
i was speaken with michael on sunday on kd 156 i offered to pick this bus up and move celbridge from there to cork he is to get back to me on arrangements . if you see on dublin bus .cc the feature on aerdart you can see kd 156 parked up .
kd156 still be there!! does kells own kd70?
the answer is no kells do not own kd 70 answers on post card to this board only grimes has junk the day he builds shead the sky will open. it,s local junk yard to get rid of stuff as he say will except junk at the right price no offers refused .just leave out side the gate and we will take in and call it perservation thats joke...........