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About GNRi1959

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    Omagh, Tyrone


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    GNR(i) Derry Road

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  1. GNRi1959

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Garfield, I'll try that, thanks
  2. GNRi1959

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    To be honest, I am alarmed that every time I do a 'google' on subjects relating to 'Omagh' or 'GNRi' this forum and my postings come up. I'm not happy with the lack of privacy.
  3. GNRi1959

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    I was there from 10.30am -12.30 taking the train out from belfast. Stayed in the Hilton last night, still not home.
  4. GNRi1959

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    From another post you may have read that I was in possession of the 1910 photo album that featured the original shot above and many more that I shared with Charles. Included pictures if troops leaving Omagh station for the battle lines of WW1, jammed into carriages like sardines.
  5. GNRi1959

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    JB, I'm so sorry we didn't arrange to meet Tony
  6. GNRi1959

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    It was nice to meet and speak to both Andy and Nelson today in Cultra. Fantastic layouts.
  7. GNRi1959

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Charles Friel gave a very interesting talk last night on the Irish Ambulance trains. The talk took place to mark the end of WW1 and was held in Enniskillen Presbyterian Church Hall. The event was very well supported and certainly well worth the trip. I would be interested in any photographs anyone would have of any of the movements of these trains and indeed any written information. I provided Charles with pictures of the train arriving in Omagh and would dearly love to see more of its movements around Ireland. Can anyone help?
  8. GNRi1959

    barrow street

    How can you build such elegant models and watch a game of football at the same time! Pure class.
  9. GNRi1959

    GNRi G Class 2-4-0

    I'm sorry for only getting back tonight but I've been having the delight of scanning a photo album from 1910-1921 featuring the Norman Holland Collection, a local photographer who managed to capture the railways pre-WW1 and after in Omagh. The album was loaned to me and I scanned at very high-res all that was of interest to me. You can see many of these if you're in Enniskillen this Thursday night, given copies to Charles Friel to use for his talk on the 'Ambulance Trains' of Ireland during the period. Furthermore, here is that much talked about Class G 2-4-0 No.50 at Omagh c. 1910
  10. GNRi1959

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    I'm staying in Belfast on Friday night and attending next day. Hopefully I can say hello to as many IRM members as possible. Change of plan for Friday 9th night - Christy Dignam and Joey Jewel of Aslan acoustic show in Ardhowen, Enniskillen Colm, I spoke to Ian at the show in Methodist College, Belfast earlier in the year and he's a really nice man.
  11. GNRi1959

    Derry Road Runabout

    Leslie, I've edited my last post - sorry for confusing the issue
  12. GNRi1959

    Derry Road Runabout

    I think the beauty and thrill of seeing a GNR(i) U class or UG loco can only be captured at close quarter in a small layout - in this case an end to end layout with hidden storage and fiddle yard - rather than a continuous circuit of track.
  13. GNRi1959

    Derry Road Runabout

    I am sorry for this unusual announcement. I simply couldn't commit to landscaping an entire layout in a shed that would never see the light of day. Having the layout take up all four walls of my shed meant I couldn't do anything else. I had no work area. I also like the idea of having a layout that I could exhibit at some point and that is where my focus is now. I do apologise for the way I broke the news, I'll be back on 'track' soon.
  14. GNRi1959

    Derry Road Runabout

    The lifting train has been and gone.........
  15. GNRi1959

    Derry Road Runabout

    Derry Road Runabout is no more

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