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Awesome, just awesome, fills in the early 70@s gap nicely.

 

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Just when I was bemoaning the lack of good pictures of Irish wagons of this period to myself the other day. Superb stuff, it's probably the one period that would persuade me to model Irish properly some day.

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Some more juicy stuff (more atmospheric, this time)...

A Class Freight near Abbeydorney

A Class Loco Arriving at Abbeydorney

Token Exchange at Abbeydorney

Evening Freight from Ballina

 

 

And a loco that will hopefully be up and running again in the not-to-distant future:

Metrovick C Class Loco in Tralee Yard

C Class Loco at Tralee station

 

 

 

Have a look through the guy's Flickr photostream... lots more interesting stuff, including early diesel-era BR (for those of you that way inclined :P).

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They are memories that we can only relive in the scale we choose to model.Great find Patrick.

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Evening Freight from Ballina

 

what weird class of freight is that? Looks like beet wagons with very rusty upper bullied sections

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I did not realise British Railways containers were run on Irish Railwways. Nice find.

 

And have done for some time.

 

100_Ton_Dockside_Crane_North_Wall_Small.jpg

 

An electric 100 Ton Crane, built in Hamburg Germany, started operating on the North Wall Quay Extension 1905. These are BR containers of fruit being offloaded and moved to transit sheds along the North Wall (long gone). Note the Flying Snail on the transit vehicle door. DUTC/CIE. R

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Evening Freight from Ballina

 

what weird class of freight is that? Looks like beet wagons with very rusty upper bullied sections

 

They're BR containers. :) Another shot of containers in open wagons here: 4-Plank Open Wagons

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They're BR containers. :) Another shot of containers in open wagons here: 4-Plank Open Wagons

 

Well stew my foot and call me Brenda.

 

You learn something new every day. Thanking you Garfield.

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Evening Freight from Ballina

 

what weird class of freight is that? Looks like beet wagons with very rusty upper bullied sections

 

It appears to be a Bulleid open transporting a British Railways container, a bit like this:

 

http://www.ehattons.com/52679/Bachmann_UK_37_930C_3_Plank_Wagon_BR_Bauxite_With_BD_Container_BR_Crimson/StockDetail.aspx

 

-Rob

 

He says, without realising that the thread had moved on to 'page two' OOps!! :doh:

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It appears to be a Bulleid open transporting a British Railways container, a bit like this:

 

http://www.ehattons.com/52679/Bachmann_UK_37_930C_3_Plank_Wagon_BR_Bauxite_With_BD_Container_BR_Crimson/StockDetail.aspx

 

-Rob

 

He says, without realising that the thread had moved on to 'page two' OOps!! :doh:

 

 

Hmm, are those containers available seperately?

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Cheers, Rob. I'll be picking up a few of those... and I'm sure I won't be the only one after the lads here have seen those photos. :)

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Cheers, Rob. I'll be picking up a few of those... and I'm sure I won't be the only one after the lads here have seen those photos. :)

 

I'd always been told that those BR containers travelled frequently on the Irish rail network, but having such a good atmospheric shot... Well... :) It'd be a shame not to... ;)

 

-Rob

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Finding those photos was a happy coincidence, as there's a couple that include CIÉ pallet vans:

 

Pallet and Goods Vans

Pallet Van + Open Wagon

 

...And when I got home this evening there was a package containing a Parkside Dundas BR Palvan kit, which I'm hoping to bash into one of those wagons. :)

 

:trains:

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bash away and post the result!

 

Aye, will do... was asked if I'd do a write-up on the conversion for New Irish Lines as well, so the pressure is on! :dig:

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Finding those photos was a happy coincidence, as there's a couple that include CIÉ pallet vans:

 

Pallet and Goods Vans

 

 

 

Nice shot with the spray of dirt either side of the buffers from the wagons in front when they are coupled up

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I love the photo of the new Austin being delivered on an unfitted flat, cars, vans and farm machinery were often delivered by rail in those days. Car Carrier

 

Although most of the wagons shown were built in the 50s its interesting to see a few GSWR & GNR types still in use Unfitted Vans 3 Old Planked Van

 

Although it looks pretty ancient this particular type which seem to be doube sheeted insulated vans for preishible traffic seem to have lasted quite long Unfitted Vans 2

 

Weshty:

 

Yes I saw the tin vans they seem to mutate and do all sorts of strange things in Sligo ;) At one stage there were at least 3 different variations of the luggage version alone.

 

P.S. The demountable tanks may have been for Industrial Alcohol from Cooley, Ballina or Donegal.

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great pics john , and looking at this one earlier CIE Passenger Brake reminded me of your model....what is the latest on the tin van?

 

I am not able to give a firm date at the moment but would expect Mid 2013 for both the Heating & Luggage and Lugage Brake.

 

I received a lot of information since completing the original test builds and have still to finalise some of the detail.

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I am not able to give a firm date at the moment but would expect Mid 2013 for both the Heating & Luggage and Lugage Brake.

 

I received a lot of information since completing the original test builds and have still to finalise some of the detail.

 

 

Damn John, nice atmospheric shot, shows off the detailing very well.

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