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  1. Model Village in Wicklow

    Thanks very much Joe. Do you remember where it was and does it still exist?
  2. Model Village in Wicklow

    Thanks for your replies Eoin. The setup I was thinking of was, for all intents in a field. There were models of notable buildings, including Trim Castle, Russborough House, the Obelisk on Killiney Hill. There was also a model railway but it doesn't look like 3 inch gauge, possibly O gauge. I'm attaching a couple of photos which might jog somebody's memory.
  3. Usual media weather hysteria

    Courtesy of Frank Zappa: 'Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow'!
  4. Model Village in Wicklow

    Does anyone remember a 'Model Village' setup, somewhere in the vicinity of (I think) Newtownmountkennedy? I was there in the mid-90s but can't remember its name or be certain of its location. Does it still exist?
  5. 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
  6. 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. ________________________________________
  7. 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/
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. Czech Coal Train Derails

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

    Found this on the Bachmann facebook page:
  12. 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!!!!
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
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