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Sorry Noel I am not sure of the reason why only 1 container is loaded per flat wagon.

 

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Irish Rail 071 loco 074 + relay train passes Rush & Lusk

Date: 27 February 2015

Service: 13.43 North Wall to Platin

[video=youtube_share;vzsslEs7VuQ]

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Sorry Noel I am not sure of the reason why only 1 container is loaded per flat wagon.

 

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Irish Rail 071 loco 074 + relay train passes Rush & Lusk

Date: 27 February 2015

Service: 13.43 North Wall to Platin

[video=youtube_share;vzsslEs7VuQ]

 

The track in the video looking after the relay train has passed seems to be severely buckled.

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Noel - the wagons can hold either 2x 20ft, 1x 30ft, 1x 40ft or 1x 45ft. The tanktainers are generally 30-35ft long, meaning only one per wagon.

 

Thanks. That makes sense.

 

The track in the video looking after the relay train has passed seems to be severely buckled.

 

Yes I noticed that too. IE's Lada approach to infrastructure management. Buy lots of shiny new trains, scraping stock still with 15 years shelf life remaining, retiring many 18yo 201s, instead of upgrading the networks track work to better quality and higher speeds.

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Just an optical ollusion due to the zoom. Well known effect.

 

Regards stored 201's - they have non-standard bearings and various other fittings that make them more expensive than even the 071's (spares pool from 30-40 years of use, plus the Baby GM's)

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Irish Rail 29000 DMU 29029 operated the M3 Parkway to Clonsilla shuttle services yesterday. Here are 4 videos taken from Dunboyne station.

[video=youtube;x2KFFD-sFU0]

[video=youtube;27-j_iQWlr4]

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Some classic footage including a 121 running bonnet first at the start of this cine video of Raheny in the 60s

 

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Rare cine footage from the 1980s of the WISRA (West of Ireland Steam Railway Association) activities at Attymon.

 

[video=youtube_share;poSxKc_yiow]

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Irish Rail 071 no.073 arrives hauling weed spray equipment from Northwall to M3 Parkway today (10:05 North Wall-M3 Parkway)

 

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Irish Rail 071 no.073 arrives hauling weed spray equipment from Northwall to M3 Parkway today (10:05 North Wall-M3 Parkway)

 

and here it is arriving and running around the train.

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Having watched your clip, I found this on youTube

 

Look at about 4m15s into the video the 201 runs over opposed check points that are open and forces them closed! Is this normal a normal op?

 

[video=youtube;-6m-L-X7vDc]

 

Also at 6mins into clip she runs back through a red signal with a small semaphore square not set at danger!!! Is the semaphore shape a shunting signal that overrides the main light?

Edited by Noel

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Look at about 4m15s into the video the 201 runs over opposed check points that are open and forces them closed! Is this normal a normal op?

 

Also at 6mins into clip she runs back through a red light with a small semaphore square not set at danger!!!

 

Regarding the catch points, these are sprung and their purpose is to derail a runaway travelling in the opposite direction only. With double line working, trains run along the left-hand track in the direction of travel and so there's a greater danger posed by a runaway travelling in the opposite direction than there is by one travelling 'the right way'.

Edited by Garfield

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Regarding the catch points, these are sprung and their purpose is to derail a runaway travelling in the opposite direction only. With double line working, trains run along the left-hand track in the direction of travel and so there's a greater danger posed by a runaway travelling in the opposite direction than there is by one travelling 'the right way'.

 

Thanks. I just had never seen trap/catch points run over on a main line like that before. They must be fairly heavily engineered to have an entire liner train spring them back and forth as each bogie passes over.

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The terms are not actually interchangeable by the way

 

These are catch points. Catch points tend to be exclusive to running lines and are sprung to allow a train in the trailing direction to push the blades over. They used to commonly found at the base of inclines to prevent runaways from re entering a station or junction. They are not under the control of a signal centre.

 

Trap points are or used to be far more common And are/were used to prevent trains from inadvertently accessing running lines when they were not signalled to do so. They are controlled by point rodding and under the control pf a signalling centre. Typcally the were facing points and diverted the train off the track completely or into a sand drag. ( there one like that at limerick junction )

 

The use of a semaphore ground signal mounted on a colour light is unusual , must be a transistuon thing or some holdover from the power operated Hueston box maybe , shunt signals are alway passed " at caution" , ie slowly typically 5 mph

Edited by Junctionmad

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Two videos taken of the Limerick/Killarney portion of the Steam Dreams 'Emerald Isle Explorer' on Sunday, 21 June 2015:

 

Newtown Gates between Charleville and Buttevant:

 

Killarney Junction:

 

F.

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Lovely stuff Nelson, especially the layout. Pity the weather was a bit bleak for your cruise on the Waverley. Thanks for posting.

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Evening,

 

Some footage of the weedsprayer on the South Wexford Line last week:

[video=youtube;MXdrDl-Xd28]

 

Finbarr.

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Good Afternoon,

 

Irish Rail 201 loco 224 + IWT liner passes Hazelhatch & Celbridge

Date: 2 July 2015

Service: 9.35 North Wall to Ballina

 

 

 

Irish Rail EM50 track recording vehicle 700 passes Hazelhatch & Celbridge

Date: 2 July 2015

 

 

 

Irish Rail 071 loco 074 + track materials train passes Hazelhatch & Celbridge

Date: 2 July 2015

Service: Portlaoise to North Wall

 

 

Edmund

Edited by COMMUTER29000

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Videos of regular passenger services at Island Bridge Junction on 19 September 2015 including 223 light engine.

 

Irish Rail 22000 DMU 22048 + 22009 & 22000 DMU 22019 & 22000 DMU at Island Bridge Junction

Date:19 September 2015

Service: N/A

Service: 13.25 Dublin Heuston to Galway

Service: Dublin Heuston to Inchicore

 

Irish Rail 22000 DMU 22020 passes & 22000 DMU 22052 passes Island Bridge Junction

Date: 19 September 2015

Service: 12.20 Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston

Service: Inchicore to Dublin Heuston

 

Irish Rail 201 loco 223 passes & 22000 DMU 22022 passes Island Bridge Junction

Date: 19 September 2015

Service: Inchicore to Dublin Heuston

Service: 11.05 Galway to Dublin Heuston

 

Irish Rail 22000 DMU 22045 passes Island Bridge Junction

Date: 19 September 2015

Service: 14.00 Dublin Heuston to Cork

 

Irish Rail 22000 DMU 22053 + 22055 passes Island Bridge Junction

Date: 19 September 2015

Service: 13.20 Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise

 

Enjoy,

Edmund

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When was the rail connection to the docks lost via the side of the point depot , it looks like it was operational till quite recently

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Footage from inside Inchicore Works including 071 and 201 type locomotives, DART unit 8127, Mark 4 carriages and Tara Mines ore wagons.

Footage taken during an official tour with the Dublin Institute of Technology and uploaded with permission from Irish Rail.

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When was the rail connection to the docks lost via the side of the point depot , it looks like it was operational till quite recently

Thursday 22nd December 2005, locomotive 155 hauled 4 new MK4s across the connection and down the side of the Point Depot, that was the last day of use, the day before Wednesday 21st December 2005 locomotive 168 hauled a 29000 railcar. All new rolling stock deliveries after the 31st December 2005 arrived at the Ocean Pier, access via Alexandra Road.

Regards

hg

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[video=youtube;oVvMProyF-s]

 

If you pause the video at 1:50, anyone know anything about that wagon. I've never seen anything like it on the network before.

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