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Good evening folks,

 

Tuesday 17th January 2017:

There was considerable disruption to the Westport line after the 1140 Ballina - North Wall IWT Liner failed near Balla Station. It was rescued by 088 and hauled 073 and its train to North Wall. I photographed and videoed it passing Portarlington about 140 minutes late, along with a couple of ICR sets and 229 on the 1800 Heuston - Cork.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2j6m9Ly to view all the images and video.

 

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Thursday 19th January 2017:

A few lunchtime photos from Clonkeen, mainly to see a Mallow - Inchicore trial train. Click the picture below to see all the images.

 

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Friday 20th January 2017:

A varied day today with pictures of an early morning Heineken Ireland Private Charter from Cork to Dublin Heuston and other pictures from Portarlington, Portlaoise, Cork, Mallow and Killarney.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2iKvxID to view.

 

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Evening folks,

 

The main events of the past two days have been the use of Belmond liveried 216 on several Dublin - Cork trains folllwoing the failure of 221 at Mallow on Saturday night.

 

216 was the standby loco at Cork and was pressed into service on the Sunday working:

 

1220 Cork - Heuston with 4006.

1900 Heuston- Cork with 4001.

 

On Monday 23rd January the loco worked the following services:

0715 Cork - Mallow empty.

0800 Mallow - Cork

0920 Cork - Heuston

1300 Heuston - Cork

1620 Cork - Heuston.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2iXlu2P to view the pictures and videos.

 

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8.1.17. RPSI stored former Gatwick Carriages 8911-8945-8947-8948-8946 move from Lisburn to Adelaide Depot Belfast hauled by NIR GM 112.

 

8.1.17. RPSI stored former Gatwick Carriages 8911-8945-8947-8948-8946  move from Lisburn to Adelaide Depot Belfast hauled by NIR GM 112

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A few photos from around Dublin on Tuesday evening, including 22000 Class sets passing Cabra on the new Grand Canal Dock - Hazelhatch / Newbridge "Phoenix Park Tunnel" services.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2jnCApc to view.

 

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Morning all,

 

Photos from the middle of the week have now been uploaded to http://smu.gs/2k9bpzJ

 

Highlights include:

- Belmond GH 216 working Cork - Dublin passenger trains.

- Linmag Rail Milling Machine at Portarlington.

- President Michael D. Higgins lets the train take the strain on a day trip to Cork.

 

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Evening all,

 

Haven't updated here for a while, but I have been active!

 

A few photos from the weekend, with Belmond loco 216 at Portlaoise and a trip to Cork and Cobh. As always, click on the photos below to view them all

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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15.1.17. RPSI former Gatwick Carriages 8948-8946 move from Adelaide Depot Belfast to the RPSI base at Whitehead hauled by GM 112.

 

15.1.17. GM 112 arrives light engine at Adelaide Depot from York Road Depot Belfast to haul  RPSI former Gatwick carriages 8948-8946 to the RPSI base at Whitehead.

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Hi all,

 

On the 30th anniversary of the formation of Iarnród Éireann, the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's 'Yank' 134 was moved from Connolly to Inchicore for body overhaul for the future main line career of the loco. This was the only 1994-logoed vehicle moving that day, with the 1976 'Retro Train' 071 working the 0815 liner ex Ballina. Click on the photos below to view them all

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Afternoon all,

 

 

073 was sent to Cork on Thursday 2nd February to collect failed 221 at Cork. It returned the following day as a 0930 Cork - Inchicore L.E. transfer. The pair are pictured passing Portlaoise a few minutes ahead of schedule.

 

Click the picture to view the gallery.

 

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Good morning all,

 

Once again, as part of my college course in DIT, we were invited for a tour around Inchicore works. Rolling stock observed included:

 

-234 in the Ramps getting engine attention

-232 waiting bogies

-222 in the paint shop

-2615+2606 waiting for the lathe to beome free

-Various 071's in the yard

-216 outside the running shed

 

Photos also include a spin to Drogheda and the trip home.

 

Once again, thanks to all involved, especially the IÉ staff who gave up the time to show us around.

 

Click on any of the photos below to view them full size

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Thanks for posting those super photos Kieran. Very interesting.

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We only got to go once when I did that course☹️☹️ Luckily I then did my work placement based out of Inchicore! 😄😄

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We only got to go once when I did that course☹️☹️ Luckily I then did my work placement based out of Inchicore!

 

Well the first time we tagged along with a group of Mechanical Engineers going out, second time was us proper, this time was on 'day release' from my placement in Connolly!

 

Glad you all like them!

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As many of you probably know by now, there was an IRM delegation in Germany this weekend. We got to check out real trains too, here's some pics from Frankfurt Hbf and Nuremberg Hbf for those who are interested. Enjoy!

 

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18.1.17. Driver Training runs between Lisburn & Crumlin with NIR Caf set 3017 on the closed Antrim to Lisburn Branch

 

 

18.1.17. NIR Caf set 3017 passes Causeway End Road Lisburn  on a  Driver Training run from Lisburn to Crumlin  on the closed Antrim to Lisburn Branch

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Good evening all,

 

A few shots from the beginning of the week, from Heuston, Connolly and Hazelhatch & Celbridge. As always, click on the photos to view them full size

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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That link is taking me to a page called "Interlaced-Textile Arts". A quick look on the IÉ Facebook page reveals nothing, however on Twitter it is there

 

 

Cracking shot!

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The ICR - the most photographed train in Ireland! ;-)

 

And the warmest inside......!

 

And the most uncomfortable seats ever to run on intercity routes! :)

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That link is taking me to a page called "Interlaced-Textile Arts". A quick look on the IÉ Facebook page reveals nothing, however on Twitter it is there

 

 

Cracking shot!

 

Ha - that was me hassling a friend that doesn't like moths, previous to spotting the Finnyus picture - I really must pay more attention and actually copy the right link...

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And the most uncomfortable seats ever to run on intercity routes! :)

 

You obviously haven't tried a thing or two in the UK! Or a 29000 to Sligo ;)

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You obviously haven't tried a thing or two in the UK! Or a 29000 to Sligo ;)

 

I have many a time, but only short commuter runs <2hr (except sligo on a 29000), but the Mk3 seats were so much more comfy on the intercity runs as are the Mk4 seats today, not to mention the ride comfort and lack of noise inside the coach.

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I have to say, as a regular traveller in ICR sets, I don't find the seats too bad. They're more comfortable than a Mk 4 seat, but so is a plank.

 

My issue with ICRs is the excessive heat, and unventilated smelly toilets.

 

I was on a 29 recently but was only going to Ashtown so it was ok! I find the NIR railcar seats quite good. But, noisy as they were, in terms of passenger comfort, the seats on the old AEC sets were better than any other railcar.

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You obviously haven't tried a thing or two in the UK!

 

We have some seats, over here on the big island, that the CIA use because it's less messy than waterboarding.

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we have some seats, over here on the big island, that the cia use because it's less messy than waterboarding.

 

rofl :)

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Good evening all,

 

A couple of shots from Connolly and Adamstown on Thursday, as well as a video of 084 hauling disgraced 217 back to Inchicore, as seen from the 1625 Heuston - Limerick ICR.

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Very good shot, Kieran, love the lighting. I can't help feeling that that design of building will be a significant railway landmark in years to come....

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