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  1. Iarnród Uladh

    New series looking at the railways in Ulster on TG4 tonight at 21:00. Tonight's episode looks at the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway
  2. 1916 Centenary Events

    A bit in the future I know, but Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have just published details of its programme of events for next year. Some items of railway interest included are: 10 March 2016 - Venue: Dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire at 19:00 Michael Mallin: a lecture by Brian Hughes: In 1966 Dun Laoghaire Railway station was renamed Mallin Station in honour of one of the executed leaders of the Rising. In this talk Brian Hughes, author of Michael Mallin: 16 Lives, will tell the story of Michael Mallin, former British soldier, who commanded the garrison of rebels in St Stephen’s Green and the College of Surgeons during Easter Week. He was Chief-of-Staff and second-in-command to James Connolly in the Irish Citizen Army. Organised by Coiste Éirí Amach 1916 DLR in conjunction with DLR County Council. ________________________________________ 23 March 2016 - Venue: Dlr Lexicon at 19:00 Major John MacBride, a lecture by Donal Fallon: On Easter Monday morning Major John MacBride left his home at Spencer Villas, Glasthule, to meet his brother off the train in Dublin – he was to be the best man at his wedding. However, when this former soldier of the Boer War saw that a Rising was about to start he joined the Volunteers. Although he did not play a key role in the Rising he was executed in Kilmainham Jail. Donal Fallon is an historian and a guide with Historical Walking Tours of Dublin and one of the founder of the award-winning blog on Dublin life and culture, ‘Come Here to Me’. Organised by Coiste Éirí Amach 1916 DLR in conjunction with DLR County Council. ________________________________________ Date & Time to be confirmed - Venue Dún Laoghaire Mallin Station Iarnrod Eireann will be producing an installation at Michael Mallin Station, Dún Laoghaire, to mark the centenary of the Rising. ________________________________________
  3. IRRS Diesel Tour

    The Irish Railway Record Society (IRRS) have arranged a diesel Railtour on Saturday 18th July 2015 using the RPSI Cravens set and GM 071 class locomotives (subject to availability). The scheduled route is Dublin Connolly (dep 08:05) - Portarlington - Claremorris - Ballina - Claremorris - Westport - Claremorris - Portarlington - Dublin Connolly (arr 18:54). For more details and the booking form, please see the IRRS website: http://www.irrs.ie/
  4. The weed spray train is scheduled to travel over the South Wexford line on Thursday week, 25 June. It is booked to depart Waterford at 09:00, arriving at signal WD361 at 09:15. It will enter the Absolute Possessions (Waterford-Wellingtonbridge and Wellingtonbridge-Rosslare Strand) at about 09:20. After exiting the possessions at Rosslare Strand it is due to depart for Rosslare Europort at 13:20. It will return to Wexford at 14:00.
  5. Novel Idea from Japan?

    Sign seen in Tokyo Station. I wonder if the Japanese have hit upon a new revenue stream? Could IÉ follow suit? Supplementary fare for travelling in the more sheltered pocket wagons!
  6. Czech Coal Train Derails

    Video of a recent derailment in the Czech Republic:
  7. Crazy Spiral

    Found this on the Bachmann facebook page:
  8. An excited footbridge

    Seen on ebay: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Horny-R-076-Footbridge-/311196734565?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item4874c55465 The mind boggles!!!!
  9. 1976 Sallins Train Robbery

    Scannal! RTE1 19:30, 22 September 2014 Nicky Kelly Padraig O'Driscoll examines the case of Nicky Kelly, who with Osgur Breatnach and Brian McNally was jailed for the 1976 Sallins Mail train robbery - one of the biggest and most dramatic thefts ever committed. With the only evidence against the trio being statements made during interrogation in garda custody, his co-accused managed to restore their freedom within 18 months. However, after a period on the run, Kelly spent four years in prison, and did not receive a Presidential pardon until 16 years after the robbery, with no explanation given as to how such a miscarriage of justice could ever have happened. Duration: 30mins
  10. Oscar Pistorious

    After the Legia Warsaw debacle, I hear that Oscar Pistorious has sacked his legal team and hired Celtic's - apparently you can lose both legs and win!
  11. Spar Advert

    Anyone know whose layout is in the Spar supermarket advert transmitted on RTE 1 this evening at about 20:00? It's only a short segment of the ad and features a 001-class hauling a freight train.
  12. Landslide in Baltimore MD

    Following heavy rains in the Baltimore (USA) region, a 120-year-old wall on 26th Street in the Charles Village area of the city collapsed last Wednesday,sending street lights, the footpath and half a dozen cars crashing down onto the CSX rail tracks some 30 feet below. Fortunately there were no injuries. The attached video taken by a local resident captures the moment of the collapse.
  13. Railcars on the Bluebell Rly

    The Bluebell Railway has hired a two-car diesel railcar from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth, Derbyshire. The set will operate some winter services between East Grinstead and Horsted Keynes while works take place on the line towards Sheffield Park. They will be the first Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) to visit the line. The two carriages have been refurbished, maintained, and repainted by volunteers from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway DMU Group. Passengers will be able to enjoy the Sussex scenery through the driver's cab for the first time during January and February. That didn't take long!
  14. IRRS Diesel Railtour 19 July

    IRRS Diesel Tour - 19 July 2014 The Irish Railway Record Society (IRRS) has arranged a diesel railtour on Saturday 19 July 2014 using the RPSI Cravens set and GM 071 class locomotives. The scheduled route is Dublin Connolly - Waterford - Limerick - Ballybrophy - Dublin Connolly. Subject to availability, there will be change of locomotives at Waterford and Limerick. Departure from Connolly is scheduled for 09:20 and the train is due back at 19:40, providing connections off the 06:50 Belfast-Dublin and into the 20:50 Dublin-Belfast services. For more details and the booking form, please see the IRRS website at the following link: http://www.irrs.ie/Common%20Files/Booking%20Form%20-%20071%20Diesel%20Railtour.pdf IRRS Programme Organiser
  15. €9.99 Fares

    Leaving aside problems actually getting the €9.99 fare for the moment, has anyone else noticed in Irish Rail's current TV advert that the last announcement is for 'the 9.99 train to Dublin is leaving from platform 6'. Which station outside of Dublin has a platform 6?
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