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Longreach

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on August  6, 2013




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Hedging one's bets. An extraordinary twist.

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Album : Independent bus operators.

Beyond the immaculately manicured hedge at Dublin airport lies Volvo Olympian '99 D 560' of Callinan Coaches of Co Galway.

Over the August 2013 bank holiday weekend striking Dublin Bus drivers caused a total cessation of services by Bus Atha cliath. Rival company 'Aircoach' picked up extra business at Dublin airport as a result. To strengthen their own capacity aircoach hired in two Volvo Olympians from the Co Galway company.

One of them being '99 D 560' , the former Dublin Bus 'RV560' which gained a place in the history books eight months earlier by being the last of a once 640 strong Olympian fleet to remain in normal revenue service. The Dublin Bus Olympian chapter closed, December 19th, somewhat ironically perhaps, only yards from where this image was recorded.

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