Things are starting to look a little better as we reorganise our Tigers.
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Ireland's Operating Bus Museum

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Welcome to the KELLS TRANSPORT MUSEUM

IRELANDS OPERATING BUS MUSEUM
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DISCUSSION FORUM OPEN AGAIN WITHOUT PASSWORD.
As the discussion board was effectively killed due to the requirement for a password, we are going to re-open it and hope it keeps being used for the purpose it was intended, namely discussion of buses. Accordingly it is open again now and we welcome your contributions. Please do not abuse it.

NO I AM STILL NOT DEAD - TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE

August 14, 2013.

Now that I am recovered we are starting to get things right again and a major cleanup is underway. We will keep you posted.

FIRST NEW ARRIVAL FOR SOME TIME. CHELTENHAM 2408 ARRIVES August 14, 2013.

We are happy to announce the first new arrival for sometime in that Cheltenham 2408 has arrived. This is a Leyland TL11 Coach with Plaxton body. It was kindly donated by Malahide Coaches and delivered as usual by Barney Yourell. Photos will follow.

THIS WEBSITE HAS PROBLEMS August 14, 2013.

This website is unfortunately a mess with the arrival of IE 10. It was written in html3 which is not correctly read by IE 10 as is clear from the way the menu is invaded. The reason nothing has been done is that it is a major job and I could not do it while ill. Now that I am cured we are now starting and hopefully will have the problem sorted in a few weeks.

LATEST NEWS.

February 12, 2011. We are endeavouring to replace our lost Tigers the best we can but it will take time. Now that we have cleared our space we are going to start receiving vehicles again. Our first arrival is 2642. Photos will follow. The mild winter has helped us in the cleanup but we are still way behind in getting the office mess tidied up and cleaned up. For example all photographs have to be so treated and that is some job. Anyhow, we are busy and will keep you posted.

THE GREAT CLEANUP OF THE BUSES IS COMPLETE.

October 17, 2011. We finally got the destroyed vehicles cleared up and the following sad photos show what remains of eleven fabulous Tigers. We have included for posterity photos of what remained of the chassis after the bodies got burnt.
For the record they were:
340
385
1003
1271
1288
1309
1310
1311
1312
1313
2620

The big cleanup. Scrap on the left. Chassis stacked on top of each other on the right.

To describe the overall disaster as heart breaking is to put it mildly. It has really taken the heart out of us. However, all we can do is get on with it and this is what we are doing. As soon as the scrap is removed we will then put in new surface and hopefully make the place look like a museum again and not a scrapyard!

Our next major task is to salvage what we can from the office which also was blown up. We have managed to save the photo albums but they have suffered flame damage. We think we should be able to save the early photos as they were in plastic wrapping in albums but it is an awful lot of work as each photo has to be individually, carefully, taken from the album, cleaned and probably reprinted. We do not know yet what is possible as clearing the yard was our number one priority.

My last drive in 2620!

NO RALLY WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A THRESHING SECTION!

THIS WAS AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB EXHIBIT!

LIKEWISE, A SMALL SELECTION OF THE TRACTORS!

A SMALL NUMBER OF TRUCKS WERE PRESENT INCLUDING THE BEAVER OF THE MUSEUM!

THERE WAS A GREAT COLLECTION OF SMALL ENGINES OF WHICH THESE ARE ONLY A FEW!

EVEN THE ANIMALS CAME IN DROVES - OR WAS IT FLOCKS?

ULSTERBUS 1961 ARRIVES

May 24, 2011. Baby Leopard 1961 arrived today.

1961 is an Alexander bodied 680 engined Leyland Leopard.

The following are her details:

Registration Number: KOI 9961
Other Registrations Carried:
Chassis Make: Leyland
Chassis Model: Leopard Chassis No.:
Body Make : Alexander
Body Model:
Body Number:
Engine: Leyland 680
Engine Number:
HP:150
Seating: B8F
Date service entry: .

Originally Delivered to: Ulsterbus
As Fleet No. 1961
Other Operators:

LEOPARD 1961 ARRIVES

24 May 2011.

Our latest arrival Leyland Leopard 1961.

Drivers Side View

Rear View

Inside Looking Back.

Inside looking Forward

Drivers Area

Instruments.

Switches.

Classic Leyland Dash

Side Panel.

Original Fleet Number.

BMMO 780GHA WITH ROGER BURDETT VISITS THE MUSEUM

April 15, 2011. We were delighted that Roger Burdett with his magnificent restored BMMO C5 and 20 guests visited the museum today. The following photos were taken during their visit.

780 GHA is one of a batch of 28 British & Midland Motor Omnibus Company built buses and first entered service in March 1959. It had a BMMO 8 litre engine driving through a four speed constant mesh gearbox and with disc brakes all round. The four speed box was subsequently replaced by a five speed.

She was sold out of service in 1971 and turned into a mobile caravan. It was then bought for preservation in mid-1998. It passed to Roger Burdett in 2004 who has done a magnificent job on it.

Three generations - 1959, 1976, 1990.

A magnificent machine approaching the depot.

Nearer the depot

Original owner plate.

Inside looking back.

Inside Looking forward.

Instrument panel

Switch panel closeup with modern digital tacho!

Indicator with Original radio.

Roger and Partner with 780 GHA.

The group.

ULSTERBUS 1400 ARRIVES

April 16, 2011. Tiger 1400 arrived at the depot today and was delivered by Ross Aitken and Malcolm Carter. She is the new queen of the fleet.

1400 is an Alexander Q type Volvo engined Leyland Tiger.

The following are her details:

Registration Number: Previously WXI 1400 and currently DFZ 8200
Chassis Make: Leyland
Chassis Model: Tiger
Chassis No.: TR00
Body Make : Alexander Belfast
Body Model: Q
Body Number:
Engine: Volvo
HP:
Seating: B53F
Date service entry: 1994

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UPDATED ON 23 OCT 2011 at 186,156