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What colour KC 157?

Having got KC 157 ready for painting we are debating what livery to put her in and we would welcome readers comments.

One is the Cork l;ivery with gold band as red and white and the other is the original green. She has all green seats and as KC 129 is red and white it might make sense to have her as green.

What do you think?

Michael Grimes

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it would be nice to see KC157 in the green livery.

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It would really be nice to see KC157 in the original CIE two tone green and not the later dublin bus two tone green of 1987 on. This is pretty much the same livery but without the orange band in between the two colours, and then with white CIE logos on her.

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Well it wouldn't make sense to put her into Dublin Bus colours considering it was a Cork vehicle most of it's life.

The original CIÉ green would look well, but for an authentic look it would require central doors.

It may sound a little weird, but what about cork school bus livery? Near enough the same paintjob as KC109 minus the orange/gold band, and with the addition of Bus Scoile decals.

I've also sent you an image of KC157 in service, something which would aid in the livery selection.


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It would be nice to see it back in the green CIE livery i think it would be nice in the Bus Eireann livery seen that she the BE livery for most of her life

Decision has been made on colour of KC 157 and possibly others

After much thought it is now our intention to put KC 157 back in the green livery as a typical Cork bus which she was.

Anyone know where we can get a pattern for the CIE roundels which were on her?

We will probably put KC 160 in the red and white. She is next. Views on the others are welcome. The full list of operational KC's is:

KC 35
KC 129
KC 152
KC 153
KC 157
KC 159
KC 160
KC 169

with KC 147 and KC 162 likely to be returned to operational condition.

It is intended to put KC 35 in Dublin Bus livery which she did wear.

Michael Grimes

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You Forgot 109.. Too many KCs, your forgetting them!!

Brian Griffin

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No KC 109 is not in our fleet in that she had a tragic ending and was totally destroyed down Waterford way.

Michael Grimes

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There must be something wrong with my eye sight.


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Come to think about it, i did not recall seeing 109 when i was over at the beginning of the month there, although it was there on the visit before that.

Even stranger is the fact i do not know whom actually owns/owned 109 either as while i originally thought Michael had aqured it, it seems it may have been on loan.

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kc109 is owned by f.dempsey i just what point this out he has nothing to hide all michael grimes put nother over kc109 to make it kc129 francis doesnt like what was going with messages going attacking and make worse for other perservation who do fine job plus you do not here them going they keep there bussiness to them selfs . john you where right kc109 is there