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    Quote Originally Posted by minister_for_hardship View Post
    That's just a replica of the film prop nameboard.
    The real life blue/white enamel WL&WR Ballyglunin nameboard still survives.
    The footbridge looks like that of a design favoured by the MGWR, it could have been transplanted from an Ex MGW location in GSR or CIE days.
    Ah! I see that now, Minister.

    Pity there are no GSWR six wheelers to go there too!

    Yes, the FB is a standard MGWR type. They had another curved design as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Ah! I see that now, Minister.

    Pity there are no GSWR six wheelers to go there too!

    Yes, the FB is a standard MGWR type. They had another curved design as well.
    And topped in MGW section style with a footbridge notice, quite possibly the bilingual GSR/CIE white with black lettering enamel sign.

    The tubular steel yellow painted handrailing on the other footbridge is a modern addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minister_for_hardship View Post
    And topped in MGW section style with a footbridge notice, quite possibly the bilingual GSR/CIE white with black lettering enamel sign.

    Might be worth advising the restoration committee there (maybe they know) that occasionally such things crop up at auctions. I know someone who has one (though he's not for selling it!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Might be worth advising the restoration committee there (maybe they know) that occasionally such things crop up at auctions. I know someone who has one (though he's not for selling it!)
    Probably better off making up a replica, if I had one I wouldn't leave it out in the open for it to sprout legs and walk esp. in an isolated place like that.

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    Very true.
    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support”

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    Suitable sharp intake of breath. Shouldn't be too hard to get that done in glossy powdercoated aluminium.

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    Ironic......nowadays, definitely footbridge only.

    In the days when those things were made, across the track was fine if (a) you were late, or if (b) you wanted a gricing photo!
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