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  • Rud wrote: »
    Don't know if this is considered train porn but still

    Was that some IE employee trespassing on the railway with his girlfriend and mates?








  • Mallow as I like to remember it....not a patch on what is was now




  • Agreed, was up there latly to meet someone, went a bit early to enjoy myself, what boredom, depressing is the only way to describe it. Wall to wall effing railcars.:eek:




  • Part 3 and 4 of the RPSI trip to Cork in 1985 from this user. The amount of 'on track' photographers and spectators is amazing.:D




    Happy times at Mallow, JD might even remember this scene?


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  • foggy_lad wrote: »
    Was that some IE employee trespassing on the railway with his girlfriend and mates?
    Why the hell would you assume it's an IE employee and not just random locals going out for the craic? For gods sake Foggy!




  • what are the inner rails bolted to it for? Stabilisation?




  • Eiretrains wrote: »
    Part 3 and 4 of the RPSI trip to Cork in 1985 from this user. The amount of 'on track' photographers and spectators is amazing.:D


    Happy times at Mallow, JD might even remember this scene?

    Certainly do remember it well. Not a high viz vest in sight - those were certainly the days! Driver Mick McGuinness, who features at Mallow, drove the weedspray trains after the late lamented Paddy Neville went to the great marshalling yard in the sky. And poor old diner 2409 in the bay platform - I've probably shaved with it since!:D




  • what are the inner rails bolted to it for? Stabilisation?

    Nah, they date from when it was proposed to convert Dublin/Belfast to 15 inch gauge. :D




  • Further to my earlier post about the new train being trialled in Norway, things went "off the rails" in the latest test this morning.

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    Five employees injured, one seriously but no fatalities. It has only happened this morning so no news on how it happened. The train was doing around 100km/h when the derailing occurred.


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  • pg633 wrote: »

    wow. Air traffic control X10




  • This one came up on my YouTube feed today. 177 hauling an ICR with square wheels.





  • starch4ser wrote: »
    train.jpg

    A mate of mine drives these old heaps on the Tara, they have to leave them running overnight as the GM engines are to hard to get going again if stopped, likely compression trouble and its cheaper to use up diesel opposed to new pots-pistons..




  • bryaner wrote: »
    A mate of mine drives these majestic beauties on the Tara, they have to leave them running overnight as the GM engines are to hard to get going again if stopped, likely compression trouble and its cheaper to use up diesel opposed to new pots-pistons..

    FYP.:)

    Pedant: Thats a 141 class pictured which are now retired. The 071 class operate the Tara Mines trains.




  • lord lucan wrote: »
    FYP.:)

    Pedant: Thats a 141 class pictured which are now retired. The 071 class operate the Tara Mines trains.

    Ha ha they look the same to me, he says the're old dogs to drive..




  • bryaner wrote: »
    Ha ha they look the same to me, he says the're old dogs to drive..

    A friend of mine is a driver in IE, he said "there's nothing better than going through the centre line at Kildare in an 071 in 8, and watching the passengers on the platforms covering their ears."




  • The 071s are always shut down overnight in Ballina freight yard and of late they are starting fine,even after a weekend in cold weather.I recall 084 being started in Westport over the Christmas,some cloud of smoke from her!!




  • The 071s are always shut down overnight in Balling freight yard and of late they are starting fine,even after a weekend in cold weather.I recall 084 being started in Westport over the Christmas,some cloud of smoke from her!!

    I've never seen an IE loco being started but have seen YouTube videos of other GMs being started. They seem to start fairly easily. The British-built ex-BR locos look like they take ages to get going.




  • I remember being in Westport on this very day when 078 failed while shunting the 1530(Mk2s) onto the platform,072 was sent LE from Ballina to assist,heres some footage(not great)quality www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftCzOrk55Kc&list=UUfvZfm4OL9N3lvA0g66-S2Q&index=38&feature=plcp


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  • During the DART upgrade a few years ago when Maynooth trains ran to Drumcondra only on weekends there'd always be at least one 071 stabled in Maynooth's sidings each weekend night, and it was always left running. Could hear it from my house if the upstairs windows were open, but seeing as I can still hear the station announcements and I've moved further away I think there's some magic sound carrying properties at that station...

    They may have sorted whatever the problem was.




  • Indeed there is a lovely sound of a 71 ticking over,however in the case of Ballina/Westport it was numerous complaints from locals(in fairly recent times) to IE which lead to the decision to shut down the locos overnight/weekends.I think Drogheda is now the same.




  • Indeed there is a lovely sound of a 71 ticking over,however in the case of Ballina/Westport it was numerous complaints from locals(in fairly recent times) to IE which lead to the decision to shut down the locos overnight/weekends.I think Drogheda is now the same.

    I'd love to fall asleep to the sounds of an 071 idling overnight. Residents don't know what they're missing!:)




  • Tie (sleeper) replacement gang:

    New track laying train:

    Project page:
    http://www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/capital-investment/feature-story/metal-muscle




  • Karsini wrote: »
    I've never seen an IE loco being started but have seen YouTube videos of other GMs being started. They seem to start fairly easily. The British-built ex-BR locos look like they take ages to get going.

    A couple of years ago when I was working in Inchicore on the RPSI set, a 071 was parked up and spent about 2 hours being started up from dead before being turned off to repeat the cycle. It's some whack of noise it gives off for sure and not at all good for the feint of heart or the weak willed. Oddly enough, the engine of a 001 class is nowhere near as loud and that's even though it's pretty much the same EMD powerhead, sans a turbocharger kit. And that's from inside the compartment!




  • On single track lines, tokens are used to stop 2 trains being in the same section at the same time.

    So say a train wants from station A to Station B, the signal man will issue a token to the driver of the train to show that he has sole use of that section of line. Once the token has been issued no trains can enter that section. So the signalman at station B would not be able to issue a token going to A as the instruments and signals are interlocked. Once the train arrives at B he hands the token over and the signal inserts it into the machine which then releases the line. So then signalman B can send a train back to A or A can send another train towards B.

    Hope that makes some sense.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Token_(railway_signalling)
    foggy_lad wrote: »
    The tokens were a way of locking signals and points in a certain configuration so that only one train could be allowed or cleared for any section of track, Afaik it also blocked the section before the track that the train was on to allow a safety buffer. when the token was used it locked signals in place and was then passed to the train driver who would give it to the signalman at the end of the section he was travelling on, the token is then put in a machine which unlocks the signals and points on the cleared track and the train cant proceed without a new token for the next section.



    What would happen is somebody dropped the token? Did it ever happen?




  • newmug wrote: »
    What would happen is somebody dropped the token? Did it ever happen?

    If a token wasn't collected, a train would have to stop and retrieve it as it was his permission to be on a section of track; no token and a signal man would have to block his path by placing signals at danger and notify the next signalman/men en route that a train could not be given permission to proceed. It was nigh impossible for them to not be collected as many trains needed to stop at stations to pass them on while large hoops were provided to aid catching them. Some loco's and signal cabins had apparatus provided to help them catch the tokens at speed; throwing them off at the right place was another matter ;)




  • The "Sugar Cane Train" on Maui Island, Hawaii. Operated by the Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific over six miles of what once was a 200-mile network of three-foot-gauge sugar plantation railways. The engine, #1 "Anaka", was actually built in 1943 by H.K. Porter as an 0-4-0ST engine; the LKPRR redid it to resemble an old wood-burning engine, down to the spark-arrestor chimney and the oil-burning headlamp, and of course converting it to 2-4-0 tender configuration.




  • One of the new GE-built Class 70 locos in the UK. Sounds more like a washing machine than a loco!



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  • If a token wasn't collected, a train would have to stop and retrieve it as it was his permission to be on a section of track; no token and a signal man would have to block his path by placing signals at danger and notify the next signalman/men en route that a train could not be given permission to proceed.

    I seem to remember a story where a up-till-then speeding Cork-Rosslare Express was delayed while the crew searched from a token that was dropped.


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