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    Correct restoration of Railwayana (Lineside Signs)

    Yes it is an untitled GWR gate sign. Oddly enough, CIE produced an enamelled gate sign in the 50s quoting the very same Victorian Act of Parliament...in English AND Irish. Just because it mentions an Act from a certain year doesn't mean it dates from that time.
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    Midland Railway (of England)
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    Correct restoration of Railwayana (Lineside Signs)

    A retired railwayman, gone to his reward years ago, told me that the men sent out to paint the signs weren't given small brushes to paint the letters. They dipped their thumbs into the paint and painted them that way.
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    Bachmann OO9 Rusty and HO/OO Spiteful Brakevan and Tankers for Thomas Range

    Rusty isn't a million miles away from a Bord na Mona jobbie.
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    Cork, Blackrock and Passage Station building at Crosshaven

    Some interesting platform furniture; two "what the butler saw" Mutoscope machines, a vending machine for sweetmeats...presumably confectionary and what looks like a machine for stamping souvenir name tags.
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    GSWR Brake Vans

    Identical to wagon plate, just GSWR (running no) INCHICORE WORKS. A pretty good broadside photo of one in original condition in the Murray / Mc Neil GSWR book.
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    Black 47 - MGWR (ish) loco featured

    Watched this tonight. What appears to be presumably an early MGWR 2-2-2 and train is shown for a half a minute, with a fully enclosed cab rather than the expected simple backplate (or nothing at all) All computer generated of course. Set in Connemara, so a bit of artistic licence there too, the railway not having got to those parts until much later.
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    Western Rail Corridor

    I see that some of these 'keen cyclists' aren't at all bothered about our greenhouse emissions (which we will get hammered by the EU over, make no mistake) and consigning to history something that can reduce the numbers of cars and heavy lorries off the roads.
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    Western Rail Corridor

    Why can't it be both? Why is it always either/or?
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    Curved Goods Store?

    Have never seen a curved one anywhere. Maybe with some visual trickery you could get away with making a smaller straight one that fits?
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    GSR / CIE Wagon Liveries

    The de-roofed six wheelers used for turf traffic. Did these retain their (presumably well weathered) passenger livery or were they re-painted grey? When did they cease using them?
  12. Eastern end of Waterford. Where the car park is wedged in.
  13. There's an actual loco oil tank in a very public place somewhere in an Irish Rail station, if you know where to look! Painted grey and barely noticeable, last time I saw it.
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    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    Beyer Peacock sold near identical locos to the L&SWR and another batch were sold to Swedish railways.
  15. A Last Look at Ireland’s Disappearing Storefronts On a narrow street in the town of Wexford, in the southeast of Ireland, is B. Corcoran, a men’s clothing store. It’s been in operation since 1956, a fact which is evident from its storefront: above a painted olive green exterior, a wedge-shaped sign spells out “B. Corcoran Ltd.” in burgundy scripted lettering. Storefronts such as this one are a visual treasure for the graphic designer Trevor Finnegan. For the past eight years, in his spare time, he’s been exploring and photographing traditional Irish stores all over the country. The ongoing project is a way to document an important part of Ireland’s visual traditions and crafts, says Finnegan. “Their unique design style and the typographic styles really appeal to me,” he explains. “They are the face of local business and the give a real sense of friendliness that you find in these types of places here in Ireland.” https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/photos-of-shops-in-ireland?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e2d22d8aa7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-e2d22d8aa7-64330117&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_30_2018)&mc_cid=e2d22d8aa7&mc_eid=1ab2d0b412

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