Broadstone Skid Pan Regent

Discussion and records of the buses and services of years gone by.
D250
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Joined: 06 Apr 2006, 21:51

05 Jan 2016, 13:10 #1

Would anybody have info, photo's, of the ex GNR Regent which was used asthe SKID PAN Bus at Broadstone in the 1960's.I know it carried adverts for CALTEX but any information would be appreciated.
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gnr302
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Joined: 02 Jan 2004, 01:30

05 Jan 2016, 19:43 #2

It was AR297, which was withdrawn from service early (about 1961), with the bodywork condemned. I thought I had a photo of it on skid pan, but no. I have seen one though. Here are two photos, one in GNR service on Eden Quay, one in Broadstone in its latter years.
This bus was new in 1948, part of a batch of 10, which were 289 to 298, for city services. About 1950, along with 293 and 295, it was fitted with platform doors, and these three were then always used on the Skerries service, until replaced by Rs in 1961.
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D250
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Joined: 06 Apr 2006, 21:51

19 Jan 2016, 13:43 #3

Thank You GNR302 for the info and photo's, I appreciate it.
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