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C Class

Above: C176 with an ad for Mainline Rail later to become the Inter City part of Iarnrod Éireann. (Photobus)

Below: C193 also with an ad for Mainline Rail beside tow car P334 in Broadstone. (Photobus)

In between 1965 and 1968 CIÉ introduced 270 Leyland Leopard PSU3s on both rural services and on Dublin City Services.

C Class leopard working on rural routes had a red and cream livery where as the Dublin examples gained the drab tan/orange livery of the 1970s. However a problem arose with the air suspension and this caused a very uncomfortable ride for passenger and drivers alike. This problem cost CIÉ a lot to modify.

All of the C Class Leopards operating in Dublin were withdrawn in 1984/1985 however the rural Cs lasted into Bus Éireann in 1987 but all were withdrawn by 1990. A small few survived as school buses.

C17 and C231 are preserved by the Transport Museum Society of Ireland at either Howth or Castleruddery. C155 is in the Cavan & Leitrim Railway at Dromod on the Sligo line. C176/8 are privatley preserved and C177 is preserved by Kells Transport Museum.

Below: C155 as it is today in Dromod at the Cavan & Leitrim Railway on Friday 3 August 2001.