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    Camping Coaches

    Is 837 the one that used to tootle about on the weedsprayer? I recall seeing pictures of it with camping-coach esque boards on the sides when being used
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    Camping Coaches

    In addition, Irish Railfan's News for April 1959 says(I should probably have thought to have looked at it before posting this thread, but it's started an interesting conversation anyway): "Bookings are being arranged for one and two week periods on condition that the hirers buy in advance ordinary return rail tickets from their home station to the camping coach site for not less than six adults. Priority is being given to parties travelling the longest rail distance. The rentals of the coaches range from £7:10:0 to £12:0:0 per week depending on the month chosen." April '60: "CIÉ have also announced that charges for all camping coaches will be reduced in the off-peak periods while the obligation on those booking coaches to buy six return tickets from their homes to the site has been reduced this year to three return tickets. A special ticket costing £2:10:0 allowing unlimited travel in the area of the coach site is also provided this summer for those availing of the coaches. At the end of January last, English visitors alone had already booked for a total of 32 weeks holidays in the CIÉ camping coaches for the coming summer." I'm no expert on inflation: was that a good price or expensive or what?
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    Camping Coaches

    Here's the pic in that book of HC 8 at Tramore: 934 I think at Killarney
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    Camping Coaches

    Thanks very very much, very useful information Any idea what 'HC' stood for?
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    Camping Coaches

    Thanks very much, very interesting. Far one could be ex-MGWR 13? I also vaguely recall GSWR 813 being one of the Tramore pair as HC7. Can anyone expand?
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    Camping Coaches

    Hi all Is anyone aware of the identities of any of the camping coaches used by the GSR? Any other info would be greatly appreciated.
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    Grounded Bodies

    Lovely. Speaking of van-type things, I believe that the thing that replaced the now-thoroughly scrapped 2557 in Drogheda bowls clube is a CIÉ container.
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    Rathlin Island Railway

    Very interesting. Thanks very much, all
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    Grounded Bodies

    Sounds absolutely fantastic! I'd kill to see it. I must try and look for it on google maps later. Great thread, I must say
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    Grounded Bodies

    And composite GSWR 907 from 1889, built by the WLWR, w/1949. Any idea of its original No.? It's in Halfway, Cork, along with one of the four remaining CSET Rustons, a beet wagon, a wagon body, and a brake van. Not my pic
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    Grounded Bodies

    An interesting one, that Leona thing. LNER Pullman built 1927, a regular on the Devon Belle and Golden Arrow, used in 1965 on Churchill's funeral train, carried 'reverse rail blue' livery before withdrawl in 1969. I have more info on the three coaches there if you're interested (one is half a GUV).
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    Grounded Bodies

    Evening all Surprised that a topic like this hasn't been posted yet. In the past week, I've learned of at least 5 grounded coach bodies across Ireland that I previously didn't know existed. This has got me wondering what else is out there, so a few friends and I have decided to try and compile a list. Some examples that we're aware of are listed below; would anybody be able to add to this, or at least add details? - 6203 and 6205 in Naas - GNR 6-wheeler in Louth - GNR 6-wheeled full brake in Louth - BCDR 18 in Antrim - NIR 771 in Antrim - Half a GNR bogie... Somewhere (forget if it's still there or not) - A couple of GSWR things - Unidentified one... Somewhere - Half of SLNCR No. 10 in Manorhamilton - would be surprised if it's still there Of course, it would be inappropriate to post the locations of some coaches, so mere references - or even photos - would be still very interesting.
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    Rathlin Island Railway

    Hello all A friend recently told me about a railway on Rathlin Island, used for the construction of the lighthouse. I quote here: "Progress was slow and during 1914 the Board of Trade enquired if the work could not be hastened. When one sees the amount of concrete poured and set against the cliff at Crockantirrive coupled with an inclined railway built at Corraghy so that materials could be landed and brought across to the new station, no wonder the building took so long". Anyone have any info on it? Gauge, stock, when it closed etc.? I would imagine that it was man-powered. In addition, there appears to be this 'carriage' on the island. While I personally think that the wheel on it could be a road wheel, I'd be interested to see people's thoughts on it: http://www.geograph.ie/photo/2474054
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    Symphony in "A", July 1975, Drogheda.

    I think C231 was the only C never to carry silver. 232, 233, and 234 all did I'm quite sure.
  15. Great pics and stories. Any idea of a date for the move?
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