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has been updated with a couple of pics of 461 in the Portadown area on Sunday 20.5.12. Edited by Gordon71

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22.5.12 233+dd+ Mk3 Van test train passed Seagoe Portadown heading for Belfast at 21:42 after doing a test run to Dundalk .

 

 

Pics are very poor

 

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csalem, what happened to 461 in dundalk?

 

Not sure exactly but I think it is the same problems as before. I believe it took two hours to do Connolly to Dundalk.

 

Orange/black 084 has returned to the Taras this week in Ireland:

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Also some other shots from the last week including 221 on the IWT liner and 081 on the Tara are now online at the link below:

http://smu.gs/Kyyiig

 

Enjoy!

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Hi all,

As can be seen by the shot below the Irish Summer may have arrived so with the fine weather I popped up to Gormanston to photograph the lunchtime activity.

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Apart from seeing NIR 3003 and 3001 operating an Enterprise service I also got to see 081 and 084 on the Taras, 8208 on the Enterprise and the usual mix of 22000 and 29000 DMUS. Pictures start below and continue on:

http://smu.gs/KCgHpC

 

Enjoy!

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Orange/black 084 has returned to the Taras this week in Ireland:

P1100017-S.jpg

 

she could badly do with a paint job...is she the last orange and black on the go?

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'The Timber Trains from Ballina and Westport are currently down to one train a week from each loading point and usually operate on Thursday's and Friday's. This week 073 worked the laden timber from Ballina and 072 worked the laden timber from Westport.'

 

wanderer, picture of the sunset with 073 heading the timber wagons is a beauty-well done! all you need now is a few glasses of the foaming ale, a nice young lass who loves trains and a bit of music and your on a winner!!!:x

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'The Timber Trains from Ballina and Westport are currently down to one train a week from each loading point and usually operate on Thursday's and Friday's. This week 073 worked the laden timber from Ballina and 072 worked the laden timber from Westport.'

 

wanderer, picture of the sunset with 073 heading the timber wagons is a beauty-well done! all you need now is a few glasses of the foaming ale, a nice young lass who loves trains and a bit of music and your on a winner!!!:x

 

Cheers Heir! I didn't get out this week for the Timber. Other stuff got in the way.

 

 

It's been a busy couple of days with loco hauled ICR's and visits to Roscrea and Killarney. All the pictures are now available at http://smu.gs/JGEPyn

 

Highlights:

 

Thursday:

076 hauled long term stopped 22033 from Inchicore to Laois Depot following repairs to vehicle 22633 and modifications to 22133.

 

Friday:

Photographs from Portarlington with 079 on the Autoballasters and passing MKIV's and 22000'S. Later that evening I visited Roscrea to photograph the 1820 Ballybrophy - Limerick and 1705 Limerick - Ballybrophy services crossing at the Station.

 

Saturday:

A trip from Portlaoise to Killarney with 219 on the 0900 to Cork and 22008 on the 1130 Mallow - Tralee. This service terminated at Killarney due to late running of the 0900 Heuston - Cork service from Thurles onwards.

Later in the day 22008 was again photographed at Killarney with the 1535 Mallow - Tralee plus some general photographs of Killarney and a Aircraft passing over Killarney.

 

Sunday:

The morning starts off with 22032 at Yellow Quarry and 22003 at Minish. In the afternoon it was time to travel back to the Midlands (on 22037) and the day finishes off with a few pictures from Carn Bridge of 207 on the 1630 Cork - Heuston.

 

Enjoy!

The Wanderer.

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Good evening all,

 

This evening I headed back to Roscrea, this time to photograph two 2700's crossing each other at the station (I had got two 2800's crossing on the previous Friday). As I had a bit more time on my hands I also photographed the Branch train at Ballybrophy, Borris-in-Ossory, Grange Beg and Quakers Road Level Crossing. All I need now is a 2700 and a 2800 crossing at the station!

 

Pictures now online at: http://smu.gs/JLzbuF

 

The Wanderer.

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Good evening folks,

 

The latest update to the website covers the end of May and the start of June.

 

The final picture for May 2012 was on Wednesday 30th of 076 working the Weedspray Train from Mallow to Heuston.

http://smu.gs/LdnRkA

 

The first update for June features pictures from Portlaoise, Thurles and Killarney, along with several locations in the Killarney area. Plus something a bit different. The 6th Annual Bike Fest Parade through the streets of Killarney on Sunday morning.

http://smu.gs/K3cuT4

 

Enjoy!

The Wanderer.

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Hi all,

Spent last weekend in London, doing a bit of travelling around. Took many pictures including trains:

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Buses:

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And the Underground:

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All of the shots from an enjoyable weekend can be found here:

http://smu.gs/MO3UCP

 

Enjoy!

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Good morning folks,

 

Latest Irish Photos are now online featuring Heuston and Thurles:

http://smu.gs/K3cuT4

 

LUAS Trams at Heuston on Wednesday 6th June 2012:

http://smu.gs/Mwndmx

 

I spent most of last week on a 6 day tour of the UK.

 

Highlights of the trip would include:

 

The Night Riveria Sleeper and Caledonian Sleeper Trains.

The Railfest Event at York.

A tour of London taking in trains, underground and buses.

First Great Western and East Midland Train HST's

Former Dublin Bus Prototype WH1 which is/was owned by Ensignbus in Essex. Several hours after I photographed the bus it was destroyed in a fire!!! Little did we know.

and much much more....

 

The photographs are divided into each day. Click on to select what day you would like to view.

 

Enjoy!

The Wanderer.

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Good evening folks,

 

Two batches from today. The first was a visit to Kilmullen, near Monastervin to photograph (8)208 on the 1400 Heuston - Cork, while the 2nd was an evening visit to Newbridge Ballast Pit to view the evening departures from Dublin, including the Eucharistic Congress Specials to Limerick and Cork.

http://smu.gs/MzLY1e

 

Enjoy!

The Wanderer.

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Hi all,

Yesterday Northern Ireland Railways 112 paid a quick visit to Dublin:

P1100344-S.jpg

 

The purpose of the visit was to bring 186 back to Whitehead. Shots of the two locos in Killester:

P1100355-S.jpg

 

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The rest of the shots, mostly of DARTs, as well DB Schenkers current presence in Ireland, can be found here:

http://smu.gs/MYG2MJ

 

Enjoy!

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Good evening folks,

 

I had to be in Dublin today for a few hours so I took the opportunity to photograph the freight trains that operate through the Capital.

 

072 1010 North Wall - Ballina IWT Liner.

081 0920 Tara Mines - Alexandra Road Tara Mines.

219 0815 Ballina - North Wall IWT Liner.

 

In addition to the freight scenes, there is also photos of passenger trains at Islandbridge Jct, Claude Road and North Wall (withdrawn MKIII's).

 

Click on link: http://smu.gs/MDDHJQ

 

Also, LUAS Red Line tram photos from Abbey and Spencer Dock: http://smu.gs/Mwndmx

 

The Wanderer.

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Hi all,

NIR's 8113 brought a rake of ballast wagons to Dundalk today in around to run-round them:

P1100406-S.jpg

 

I also got some other shots of the shunt operation taking place from a number of different points around the station. Furthermore in the morning I went to Drogheda to see the DMU movements taking place, as well as orange/black 084 on the Tara:

P1100388-S.jpg

 

All of the shots start here:

http://smu.gs/MFfbYE

 

Enjoy!

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Does anyone know why 8113 + the ballast wagons came to Dundalk and ran around there?

Is there a branch line near there that I don't know about?

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Does anyone know why 8113 + the ballast wagons came to Dundalk and ran around there?

Is there a branch line near there that I don't know about?

 

She could have run around at Newry but maybe she was working closer to Dundalk

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Pretty much all ballast trains go to dundalk sidings to run round before going back to Poyntzpass, running round on the mainline at Newry is generally a no no now

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Pretty much all ballast trains go to dundalk sidings to run round before going back to Poyntzpass, running round on the mainline at Newry is generally a no no now

 

I suppose that makes sense as there are sidings right beside the mainline and there's just the mainline at newry, a bit like DFDS ,IWT and Timber trains running around at Kildare

Thanks for that info

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Just a post to say that I recently updated Eiretrains with a lot of photos taken over the last six months, which because of other commitments I could not upload until now.

http://eiretrains.com/

 

There are a lot of freight, PWD and railtour photos from all sorts of locations, too many to list out here, but the updated galleries are listed on the main page and you can read the subject detail here.

 

Thanks for looking!

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eiretrains, any chance you have more pics og the derailed AEC? great pics!

 

 

 

lads, i have to say it, to all who post pics here ...thanks and keep them comming!!:tumbsup:

Edited by heirflick

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The railway is very busy this weekend with many people heading to Dublin to see the farewell Westlife Concerts.

 

A number of additional special services were operated to cater for the additional demand.

 

1000 Cork - Heuston: 229 + 7 MKIV (4004)

 

1055 Limerick - Heuston via Limerick Jct: 3ICR 22055

 

1055 Galway - Heuston: 2 car 2800: 2809 + 2810

 

0920 Athlone - Heuston: 3 ICR 22024

 

Photos of all the Special, except the Athlone - Heuston one begin at http://smu.gs/NhoA6f

 

The Wanderer.

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Hi all,

Popped out to a few locations around Dublin today to get some shots, mostly of units, but some other items feature too. Highlight was getting 2809/10 at Adamstown on the Westlife special from Galway to Dublin, an epic run for it:

P1100494-S.jpg

 

But also of interest was IE's MPV 790 bringing some sleepers to Dublin:

P1100482-S.jpg

 

And 072 on the IWT liner:

P1100489-S.jpg

 

Other shots from the day can be found at the link below, which include other trains at Lucan South, Drumcondra and a few Luas shots:

http://smu.gs/MKujE8

 

Enjoy!

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Good afternoon all,

 

There were several more Westlife Specials on Saturday 23rd June from Athlone, Cork, Limerick and Galway to Dublin Heuston to cater for the heavy demand travelling to Croke Park for the last ever Concert from the Boy Band (I hear lots of "Thank God for that!").

 

0920 Athlone - Heuston operated as a relief to the 0715 Westport - Heuston: 3ICR 22026.

 

1000 Cork - Heuston operated as a relief to the 0930 + 1030 Cork - Heuston: 6ICR 22035.

 

1045 Limerick - Heuston operated as a relief to the 1100 Limerick - Limerick Jct. / 1030 Cork - Heuston: 3ICR 22018.

 

1040 Galway - Heuston operated as a relief to the 1105 Galway - Heuston: 2800: 2807 + 2808.

 

Also there was some added interest on the main line this morning in the form of the RPSI Mystery Tour to Galway. 086 had the honours of working the rake of Cravens and it was pictured at Monastervin.

 

All the pictures from this morning are now online at: http://smu.gs/Nl1BHD

 

The Wanderer.

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UPDATE:

 

The return leg of the RPSI's Mystery Train from Galway to Connolly with 086 at the Commons Bridge in Portarlington.

http://smu.gs/NlzfwR

 

The Wanderer.

 

 

fair bit of flooding there...hope you had the wellies on! nice pics-8208 looks well at cherryville:tumbsup:

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Fabulous pics wanderer.

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Hi all,

On Saturday the RPSI ran another Mystery Tour, this time to Galway. I managed to get a few shots of it in Dublin Connolly on my way to work:

P1100514-S.jpg

 

086 and the RPSI's own Cravens set was used. The rest of the shots from Connolly an be found here:

http://smu.gs/MPztip

 

Enjoy!

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