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1974 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R VanHool McArdle

1974 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R in Educating Rita, Movie, 1983 IMDB

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK — Built in: IE — Made for: IRL

1974 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R VanHool McArdle

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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ahight US

2007-08-02 21:10

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-08-02 21:23

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From the IMDB's trivia page:
Quote At the train station, there is an unusual black rectangle above the word "Platform" on the platform sign hanging from the ceiling. Its purpose is to cover up the Irish (Gaelic) word "┴rdßn", which would have been out of place in an English railway station. A slightly different tactic was employed in another scene showing a double-decker bus. Its destination is listed as Beaumont, a real suburb of Dublin. It was most likely chosen partly as a could-be-anywhere sort of name, but mostly because practically every other destination on a Dublin bus is listed bilingually.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0085478/trivia

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-08-02 21:38

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This is a bus belonging to CIE, the former Irish state-owned railway and bus operator. (Note the blank white circles pasted over the CIE emblem.) Apparently it's a Leyland (Atlantean?) AN68 with Irish-built Van Hool McArdle bodywork.
http://www.freewebs.com/eirebus2006/ddfvanhool.htm

-- Last edit: 2007-08-03 00:34:15

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-08-03 00:30

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Why 1976? If I've identified it correctly, this model was introduced in 1974.

Weasel1984 PL

2007-08-03 21:48

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I also think Atlantean http://www.preservedirishtransport.com/van_hool_AN68_gallery.htm

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SteveA EN

2007-08-03 22:41

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It's a Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Van Hool-McArdle body as stated - the registration plate is a fake to cover the fact that it's shot in Ireland. Either two vehicles were used or the same one twice with different registrations!

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-08-03 23:06

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The bus in the night-time scene appears to have the same advertisement on the side, so they're probably the same bus with different number plates.

kazimann IE

2010-02-26 23:40

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Should have a 'made for Ireland' tag as these were unique to this country.

antp BE

2010-02-26 23:59

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"Made for" indicates a model different than the normal one (name or visible details), here it is rather a model which existed only there, so the "normal" one :D

kazimann IE

2010-02-27 22:14

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The Irish ones had some exterior differences (i.e. the arrangement of the exterior lights was different to the British ones).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E93VzlEYGmM

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-02-27 23:55

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But the Van Hool McArdle body was only sold in Ireland anyway, wasn't it?

kazimann IE

2010-02-28 14:30

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True, they were made in Ireland too (in Inchicore in Dublin).

Gag Halfrunt UK

2014-01-07 23:01

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Bumping: Built in/made for Ireland.
kazimann wrote True, they were made in Ireland too (in Inchicore in Dublin).

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