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Been doing a bit of a ramble today. Some of it with the Branch Line Society who are over from the UK and some of it by myself to get some more "juicy" items.

 

Photos from:

-Thurles.

- Mallow.

- Killarney (to see a MKIV set).

- Stagmount (to see a MKIV set).

- Rathmore.

- Limerick Jct (to see the Waterford to Limerick Weedspray train)

- Heuston.

- Busaras.

- Connolly.

- Portadown.

 

Ciick http://smu.gs/2qGk2mj to view.

 

 

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Good morning all,

 

I've been slack in updating my Flickr, hence a large enough update today.

 

This update covers from 8 May to 20 May, with:

 

-2800 transfer to Inchicore

-Top and Tailed Mark 4 (sort of)

-Stradbally movements

-Luas Cross City works

-Balalst Cleaning

 

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

 

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Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157681000324114

 

Regards,

Kieran

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Evening all,

 

Lunchtime at Shanderry outside Portarlington today was very productive with 077 on the Weedspray from Athenry to Heuston and 072 on the Ballina - North Wall IWT Liner.

 

Also a small update to the end of Friday's journey with 22011 at Kildare close to midnight and Ballast Cleaner 781 at Cherryville Jct.

 

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

 

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Morning all,

 

Limerick Station will be closing for three weeks from Monday 5th June for the resignalling of the station to take place. The Station and Check Cabins will both be closed with control transferred to the new "Limerick Electronic Control Point". The Station Cabin will be demolished and the kink in Platform 3 will be removed during the closure.

 

On Tuesday I made a few detailed photos of the station layout prior to closure and alteration.

 

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

 

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I've just finished uploading all the images from my trip from Nenagh to Belfast today.

 

Photos from:

- Nenagh

- Ballybrophy

- Heuston

- Connolly

- Belfast Central.

 

Click https:/smu.gs/2qTHNsI to view all the images.

 

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Evening all,

 

A 100+ picture update this evening of my visit to Belfast and surrounding areas since last Thursday.

 

Thursday 25th May 2017:

After I arrived at Belfast, I went on an open top bus tour of the city.

 

Friday 26th May 2017:

Friday lunchtime was spent walking around Belfast City, also includes some photos from the Dargan Bridge.

In the afternoon I went to Bangor and stumbled upon a model railway show (to be featured in a separate gallery which will be uploaded on Monday) and a miniature railway called the Pickie Puffer.

 

Saturday 27th May 2017:

A trip from Belfast to Portrush and out to Bushmills by bus. Later in the afternoon I photographed the Belmod Grand Hibernian passing Botanic.

 

Sunday 28th May 2017:

A morning jaunt to the Dargan Bridge to see the RPSI Gatwick carriage transfer which turned out to be cancelled.

After getting the 1305 Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly, I travelled out to Howth on the 3rd and final RPSI "Howth 170th Special" of the day. These were operated to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the railway arriving at the current station on the 30th May 1847.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2sbqFwq to view all the images.

 

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Morning folks,

 

A few pictures from Tuesday have just been uploaded at http://smu.gs/2rmKrro

 

- Belmond Grand Hibernian passing Portlaoise on its way from Heuston to Cork.

- Limerick remodelling has begun with the closure of platforms 3 and 4 at the station. This is to allow the "kink" in platform 3 to be removed.

 

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Evening all,

 

A few images of the two Nenagh Branch morning services, which split in Nenagh with one going onwards to Ballybrophy and the second heading back to Limerick.

 

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

 

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Just a few more images from Nenagh station on Friday evening.

 

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

 

On a side note I'm looking to update the links page on the website (see ) . If you would like to be listed on the page please drop me a PM.

 

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Evening all,

 

Images from the past few days have now been uploaded to the June gallery.

 

Saturday 3rd - Monday 5th June 2017:

Celebrity "retrotrain" locomotive 071 was used on several legs of the Belmond Grand Hibernian operation over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

* On Saturday it worked the train between Islandbridge Jct. & Connolly (with 216 following L.E. behind to couple to the other end of the set for the trip to Belfast).

* On Sunday it worked the Connolly - Waterford - Muine Bheag legs of the tour train

* On Monday it worked the final leg of the tour from Muine Bheag to Heuston.

 

Due to other long standing commitments I wasn't able to go and photograph it but "TTC0169" had kindly supplied me with several images of his own from the train.

 

Monday 5th June 2017:

A visit to Limerick Station to see the re-signalling works taking place at the station.

 

Tuesday 6th June 2017:

A quick visit to Ballycleary Bridge south of the former Mountrath station to photograph the 1600 Heuston - Cork & 1520 Cork - Heuston.

 

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

 

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Saturday 10th June 2017:

The Belmond Grand Hibernian had maintenance downtime from Monday 5th June to Thursday 8th June. From Friday 9th to Sunday 10th June it was hired out by a group which visited Galway and Cork. On day two of the three day trip I chased the train from Ballybrophy to Shinanagh Level Crossing south of Charleville. I also called into Limerick Station to see how work is progressing during the three week closure.

 

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

 

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Fab pics of 4004 (nos 59 & 60) :tumbsup:

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Just a few more images from Nenagh station on Friday evening

 

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I presume he has the injectors on in that picture?

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I presume he has the injectors on in that picture?

 

Or has somebody won something?

 

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Good morning all,

 

A June update from me, as I've got a bit behind in posting here.

 

Shots from Saturday 3 and Tuesday 6 June, featuring:

-New logos on 29000s

-071 on the Belmond

-85 on the Midland Compound

-Repainted 219

-076 and 086 on per way trains out of Portlaoise

 

Click on any of the photos below to view them

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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May 2017 Gallery has now been fully updated .

 

4.5.17. Craigavon Lakes .

6.5.17. Withdrawn NIR Railcars waiting final scrapping at Thomas Hamill & Sons Yard.

6.5.17. RPSI Whitehead Base.

6.5.17. GM 216 with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train in the Belfast area.

8.5.17. RPSI loco No 4 & Mk2s Portadown Area.

10.5.17. Gm 077 with the Irish Rail Weed Sprayer train in the Newry Area.

11.5.17. Trains at Lisburn.

17.5.17. NIR GM 8113 & ballast train , photos taken between Poyntzpass & Portadown.

20.5.17. GM 216 with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train at Silverwood Lurgan

25.5.17. Enterprise Trains at Craigavon Lakes.

27.5.17. Here & There on NIR.

27.5.17. GM 216 with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train passing Moira.

28.5.17. Dublin Connolly Station.

28.5.17. GM 216 & GM 077 with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train at Dublin Connolly Station.

28.5.17. RPSI Howth 170 trips from Dublin Connolly Station to Howth .

28.5.17. Drogheda.

 

4.5.17. RPSI  Loco 85 Merlin passes Craigavon Lakes  heading from Whitehead to Dublin.

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4.6.17. Early morning views of Dundalk Station.

4.6.17. Dublin Connolly Station.

 

4.6.17. Early morning view of Dundalk Station

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Evening folks,

 

Thursday 15th June 2017:

The failure of 234 on the 1220 Cork - Heuston was the main news from today. Plus a few pictures from Nenagh early this morning. 2820 + 2819 are working the branch during the three week closure of Limerick Station.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2s5FUtv to view.

 

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Good evening all,

 

A few shots from Saturday first, with a trip to Cork chasing the Belmond on a private charter movement

 

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Shots from the past few days as well, with most from Connolly this morning for the Steam Dreams trip heading off

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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4.6.17. GM 216 & GM 071 with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train at Dublin Connolly Station.

 

4.6.17. GM GM 071 with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train at Islandbridge Junction

 

4.6.17. GM 216  with the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train arrives at Dublin Connolly Station on the 08:20 ex  Dundalk run.

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Morning all,

 

While the main focus over the past several days has been on the Emerald Isle Explorer, the June gallery has also been updated over the past few days.

 

Featuring:

 

Friday 16th June 2017:

A few odds and sods while chasing the "Emerald Isle Explorer". Also notable today was Heuston Driver Joseph Ryan working his last train before retirement.

 

Saturday 17th June 2017:

2604 + 2603 stabled at Tralee.

 

Sunday 18th June 2017:

A visit to Shannon Harbour while heading home from Athlone.

 

Tuesday 20th June 2017:

While in Killenard waiting for the Emerald Isle Explorer, 22041 passed with the 1125 Heuston - Galway. Plus later in the evening a visit to Ballybrophy to see 22030 + 22016 passing with a Cork to Laois Depot Empty.

 

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

 

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Good evening all,

 

Another big update from me. Getting behind of these updates!

 

First off, a few shots from Friday of the RPSI / Steam Dreams tour departing Connolly

 

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Saturday was a birght, hot day. Perfect for the first trial runs across the Luas Cross City network!

 

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And finally, a few shots from Monday, with various movements for the RPSI / Steam Dreams tours

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Afternoon folks,

 

Two updates to the website this afternoon.

 

The first is a long overdue update to the LUAS Cross City galley. I've been a rare visitor to Dublin in recent months, anytime I have been I haven't had the time to dedicate two plus hours to view the latest work on the extension. With two visits to Dublin in the latter half of June planned, I made time to visit the latest work to the LUAS extensions. The week before these photos were taken the first gauging trial took place. The photos from Wednesday cover from Phibsborough to Broombridge and Saturday covers the section from St. Stephen's Green to Broadstone. Great progress has been made throughout the extension with only finishing works to be completed now prior to the start of test running later in the summer.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2s7DS99 to view these.

 

The second update is images from Cabra to see the Belmond Grand Hibernian passing on its way from Heuston to Belfast and a visit to Heuston itself.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2sNGL0z to view these.

 

 

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Work took me out to Malahide today, just in time to catch the lunchtime Tara with 085. We can't wait to get these wagons into production at Irish Railway Models :)

 

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Also, the 29000s are a bit of a novelty to me, living out on Great Southern metals. Green Goddess 29405 at the 'hide

 

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Evening folks,

 

Latest updates to the website include:

 

Sunday 25th June 2017:

Pictures from Birdhill and Killaloe / Birdhill.

 

Monday 26th June 2017:

A visit to Limerick to see the reopened station following its closure for re-signalling.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2sf4YeB to view.

 

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9.6.17. RPSI Steam & Jazz train hauled by loco No 4 at Hilden , Lisburn & Derriaghy Stations

 

9.6.17. RPSI Steam & Jazz train hauled by loco No 4 passes Hilden on its run from Whitehead to Lisburn.

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Evening folks,

 

Latest updates to the website include:

 

Sunday 25th June 2017:

Pictures from Birdhill and Killaloe / Birdhill.

 

Monday 26th June 2017:

A visit to Limerick to see the reopened station following its closure for re-signalling.

 

Click http://smu.gs/2sf4YeB to view.

 

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Thanks for all the Limerick works photos. Very interesting following it.

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Former Killaloe railway station snapped yesterday from the water. It is now a beautiful private home. The goods sheds slightly downstream are now a popular steak house restaurant. The old line connected with the Limerick-Ballybropby line, ran along the river bank and once connected commercial Shannon passenger traffic with Limerick, as well as connecting Killaloe which was a sort of holiday resort with Dublin and Limerick.

 

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Good evening all,

 

A varied selection from the end of June from me, with shots from Inchicore, Stradbally, Boyle, Sligo, Heuston, Rosslare Europort, Limierck and Galway. Click on the photos below to view them full size

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Evening folks,

 

The June gallery comes to a close with some images from Ballybrophy, including a weedspraying road rail 4 x 4.

Click smu.gs/2tmNZsK to view.

 

The July gallery starts with images from Portlaoise and Limerick.

Click smu.gs/2tmVqjT to view.

 

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