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  1. G class diesel livery

    G602 had a bit of black/orange tarpaulin thrown over it when stored in Inchicore during the 1970s, and at a quick glance a photo may give the impression of black/tan colour. Incidentally one of the Silverfox models now and again shows what the livery may have looked like on the G601s.
  2. G class diesel livery

    In addition to Kevin Murray, the late Jim O'Dea recorded the G611 Class upon delivery at Inchicore in 1962, and shows how some effort had been made in accessioning some, but not all, the fleet into the CIÉ series (G611, G612 as well as G613 featuring their fleet numbers): http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000305876 It is unclear whether the numbers were temporary, and in any case, the livery was changed completely, it is interesting to note the cabside number position differed from that applied when repainted for traffic in the black/tan colours.
  3. G class diesel livery

    As far as it's know, the three members of the G601 Class (601, 602, 603) skipped the black/tan livery and all three eventually ended their CIÉ careers in the plain black/white livery. The CIÉ green particularly suited the Deutz, such as on G603 in the early 1960s and it's common knowledge that the later batch (G611 Class) arrived in green but were quickly received the new black/tan colours prior to entering traffic, then some of them too later received the black/white colours and both liveries could be seen in tandem, such as on Loughrea branch operations. The IRRS Journal (No. 189) already quoted above explains and illustrates this information in far more greater detail. In the preservation era, I believe one of them carried the red Westrail livery, and as shown above, G611 was repainted into the CIÉ green colours, the nearest appearance to when they were delivered from Deutz in early 1962.
  4. Which station is this please?

    It's the LNWR station in North Wall, Dublin, looking from the train shed towards the road bridge at Sheriff Street and onward to Church Road. The shed became a goods depot after the station ceased operating in the 1920s, then demolished to make way for the re-developed docklands area in the 2000s. The main station building and adjoining LNWR hotel still survive. I believe the original photo now resides in the National Railway Museum archive in York.
  5. Omagh GNRi Station

    If this is of any use, PRONI has amongst their collection from the erstwhile UTA, sets of drawings of GNR(I) wagons (reference code UTA/23/AB/1), including a detailed drawing of the GNR(I) weed spraying plant dated 1937. A small image of this drawing was publicised recently in Archives & Records Magazine and it shows the tank wagon with its 6-wheel companion.
  6. Maybach Re-engined 201's

    I'm glad to read that there's a conscious recognition of respecting copyright re: IRRS Journal on this forum. Without this respect, it would only undermine the voluntary efforts and costs incurred that goes into producing the IRRS Journal and in particularly the pictures contained therein. If there is sufficient interest, the photo concerned can be made viewable via the IRRS's own Flickr photo-archive which is dedicated for such purposes for IRRS members. https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishrailwayarchive/
  7. Field Trip

    Glad you enjoyed exploring the old lines in the west, still plenty to see with a lot of variety. You probably didn't see the station in Bundoran, as unfortunately there's no trace left of the one time attractive terminus. I don't think the track in Clifden is original, more in place for the aesthetic feel of the restored buildings. Glad to read that the Fintown Railway is still operational, the last place you can see a CDR railcar operating on Donegal.
  8. A late reminder for everyone, but the IRRS Annual Slide Show is on this evening. Usual location and time at the IRRS Headquarters beside Heuston Station, shows starts @ 19:30 sharp. So if you're the area and doing nothing else you should attend, as it's generally a good show and I'm aware there's a good lineup of juicy material tonight, all Irish as well of course.
  9. Waterford Line Videos - 1990s

    Thought I might post this here too; had this obscure link saved from a few years back. Features passenger and freight mostly on the Waterford line in the mid 1990s. http://blip.tv/irish-rail-video-footage This particular video shows motive power used on the Bell Liners, which included a 201 in its final years.
  10. CIE Supertrain era films

    I discovered this website via link that was posted on Broadsheet earlier today, has some vintage films from RTE, including a few on transport. I had seen these on TV years back but it's nice to see it again online. Preparing a Dublin - Cork train 1979, too bad loco 084 doesn't look as good nowadays as she did back then! Behind Scenes of the Railway 1979, featuring all random stuff including signalling and snatchers. There are other much shorter clips, but not as interesting as the above. Might be of interest as we near the release of the Supertrain 071s.

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