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06-07-2013, 15:26   #781
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A day of mixed fortunes in the Sunny South East. After travelling to Wexford in the morning to photograph the Panel Train from Wexford to Portlaoise, it turned out it was cancelled due to no driver being available. Several cars were reported to have done U Turns on the N11 Dublin - Wexford Road after the news broke.

As I knew the 1130 Waterford - Westport Ety. Timber was operating and the original plan to get it near Waterford now impossible due to lack of time, plan B was put into action. Up to Enniscorthy, perfectly timing it to photograph the 0940 Connolly - Rosslare Europort passenger and then cross country via the R702 and L3001 roads to Muine Bheag and I arrived at Fenniscourt with only minutes to spare for the nice surprise of 209 on the timber. A good end to the day.
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07-07-2013, 22:28   #782
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Evening all,

I've uploaded a number of shots taken over the last few days:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/finnyus...7634536807158/

Includes:
- 077 + 223 with HOBS in Cork
- 081 + IWT at Ossory Road
- 231 on Enterprise duties
- Hansfield station (opened 28 June 2013)
- DART services at Dún Laoighaire & Dalkey
- 086 at Drogheda
- 2807/08 in East Cork

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Some great shots in that collection. My first time seeing a 201 on the HOBS.
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I wonder if we will ever see these lads in operation again.


http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/...010_CC_JA.html


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Cool history lesson!
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09-07-2013, 23:07   #786
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Id say as much chance as the 201s which are lying to rot in inchicore
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9.7.13 221 worked a Dublin to York Road Depot Belfast stock transfer which was the 4 MK3 Gen Vans for the Enterprise .Pics taken in the Portadown Area



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http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~dregin/t...terkenny01.jpg

Letterkenny train station taken from the Letterkenny Town Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/letterkenny1958

Not sure which company's station it is >_<

Nice model of it here: http://dev.donegalrailway.com/wp-con...rkenny-011.jpg

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Thats the Donegals station. Not the Swillys.
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Evening all,

A round up of pictures from the last couple of days.

Saturday 06th July 2013:
While heading back to the Midlands from Waterford I caught 22038 at Cloney with the 1835 Heuston - Waterford.

Monday 8th July 2013:
22017 0800 Heuston - Cork at Portarlington.

Wednesday 10th July 2013:
232 hauling failed Tamper 744 from Newbridge to Kildare via Sallins.

Photos begin at: http://smu.gs/153L7NZ

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Found this in a facebook album of just it and the previous pic, so I assume it's from Letterkenny too.
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I wonder if we will ever see these lads in operation again.


http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/...010_CC_JA.html


Can someone explain this to me please. Why are these newer trains sitting idle? Total ameatur question, excuse the greenness.
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Couple of reasons I can see:

1: The recession. Less trains are needed for service due to lower demand compared to the good old days of the Tiger.

2: A small non-standard fleet. The 8200's (total of 10 vehicles) were purchased for the Greystones extension and were the first batch of four deliveries to be made to extend the DART fleet. The 8200's were built by Alstom, while the three other deliveries of DART vehicles were built by Mitsui & Tokyu Car Corporation in batches of 16, 12, 40 vehicles all to an evolving design of 8500, 8510 and 8520 Classes. This made the 8200's non standard in the grand scheme of things in the DART fleet when compared to the 76 vehicles of the 8100 Fleet and 68 vehicles of the 8500's.

3: Anything Alstom built around the turn of the Century was, to be blunt, utter crap and this showed in the 8200's, often with numerous faults and spells of in and out of traffic down through the years. The 2700 Class DMU's, also Alstom built, were utter junk in the Dublin area and only improved when they were sent to Limerick and Cork Depots for less demanding regional services. The Alstom curse wasn't confined to the RoI. In the UK the following classes of trains had a nightmare entry into service: Diesels: 175 & 180. Electric: 334, 458 and 460. Thankfully Alstom gave Dublin a good tram design!
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I was in Co Donegal last week based near Creeslough, drove around 300 miles following the lines of the CDR, L&LSR and L&BER. Had all the lines highlighted on OSI and OSNI on my gps equipped Toughbook and took to the hills! Also had the visitors guides to the lines from the Donegal Railway Museum.

There's still a lot to be found, most of the small stations and crossing cottages still exist but the big stations have been mostly eradicated totally. The L&BER was my favourite due to it's remoteness.

Railcar No 18 at Fintown on the Glenties Branch of the CDR (later version of the one in Dregin's post)



Owencarrow Viaduct, train was blown off it in 1925 by high winds.


Unvandalised sign up in the hills above Creeslough. You can walk the line here.


Cashelnagore Station, miles from anywhere!



The line further towards Gweedore


You can drive on a couple of miles of it south of Crolly. Through The Rosses towards Burtonport it is currently being converted to a walking trail.

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ifi could like that post twice I would!
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