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

 

Your welcome.

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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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Lovely part of the world. I've eaten in Flanagan's on the Lake. Lovely spot. Also docked alongside there overnight on my recent Shannon Cruise.

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Lovely part of the world. I've eaten in Flanagan's on the Lake. Lovely spot. Also docked alongside there overnight on my recent Shannon Cruise.

 

Yes, Killaloe has so many hidden treasures, from cafes, eateries, history, etc. Twas allegedly once the ancient capital of Ireland. Can you imagine how successful that railway line might be nowadays with a holiday season DMU running from March to October. Like Carrick-on-Shannon, Killaloe seems to have weathered the recession better that some other small midland towns. Half the Munster rugby team live there. Best breakfast on the entire Shannon can be got in Derg House cafe on the western side of the bridge (Amilie's), lovely french couple run it and their full Irish is only €7 but is cooked like no other I've ever tasted, you won't need to eat again same day. Other nice places to moor up is below the bridge by the Cathedral canal, or at the Lakeside Hotel jetties (less noise, less wake). :)

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Good afternoon all,

 

A few shots from Inchicore yesterday, of the launch of 073 in the 1987 IR White Stripe "Tippex" livery. The rest of the photos from the week will be uploaded over the weekend

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Evening folks,

 

A bumper update this evening featuring:

 

Friday 7th July 2017:

Images from a trip to Dublin.

 

Saturday 8th July 2017:

A day out around the Iarnrod Eireann system travelling between:

Limerick - Limerick Jct. - Waterford - Kilkenny - Newbridge - Kildare - Portarlington - Athlone - Athenry - Ennis - Limerick.

 

Click smu.gs/2sRTiDn to view.

 

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Suddenly there's a prototype for running loads of different 071s at once!

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Evening folks,

 

Some images from Portlaoise and Limerick earlier today including the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

 

Click smu.gs/2tFgpA1 to view.

 

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Morning all,

 

some photos taken over the last few days: https://www.flickr.com/photos/finnyus/

 

Includes:

- Belmond Grand Hibernian in Cork

- Early morning trains from Mallow

- Late evening trains in East Cork

- Barrow Bridge

- Thomastown

- Recent trip to Germany and Switzerland

 

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Rathpeacon

 

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Rathpeacon

 

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Barrow Bridge

 

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Thomastown

 

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Essen Steele Ost

 

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Rivaz, Switzerland

 

Finbarr

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Evening all,

 

The latest images from this week have now been uploaded to smu.gs/2tUPEWW

 

Thursday 13th July 2017:

Images from Nenagh, Ballybrophy, Clonkeen and Roscrea.

 

Friday 14th July 2017:

The pictures from today are of a trip from Portlaoise to Killarney.

 

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Evening all,

 

A selection of photos from places ranging from Westport to Mallow and Dublin Pearse in what has been a varied week for me. Click on the photo below to view them full size

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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3.4.07 8457 Dhu Varren Halt Portrush Branch

11.4.07 Drogheda

27.4.07 4 Car 80 class at Larne Harbour

 

3.4.07 8457 Dhu Varren Halt Portrush Branch

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Good evening all,

 

Two updates to the website this evening.

 

The first is the July gallery and has images from Killarney, Nenagh, Borris-in-Ossory and Limerick over the last two days. Click smu.gs/2vvHxja to view.

 

The second update is a new one in the Forgotten Railways series, covering the Valentia Harbour Branch from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour, which was the most westerly railway station in Europe until its closure in 1960. Click smu.gs/2u2Krha to view.

 

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Good evening all,

 

Yesterday I had a tour around Inchicore Works. Although the weather wasn't the best, still plenty around to hold the attention! My thanks to those in Irish Rail who facilitated us. Click on any of the photos to view them full size

 

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Regards,

 

Kieran

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Thanks for posting Kieran. Very interesting photos inside Inchicore.

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Really interesting to see some of the goings on at Inchicore.Love the photos of 083 its almost unrecognizable.Thanks for posting :tumbsup:

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Evening all,

 

Two updates to the website this evening.

 

The first update is to the July Gallery from around Dublin City on Saturday 22nd July including:

- Connolly.

- Bus Aras.

- Loop Line Bridge.

- Heuston.

- Islandbridge.

- The Gullet.

- Saggart.

 

Click smu.gs/2tSneuX to view these.

 

The second update is of the Railway Presevation Society of Ireland "The Boyne" railtour from Connolly to Drogheda, Dundalk and Skerries.

 

Click smu.gs/2tBMsCA to view.

 

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Hi Finbar, thanks, great pics as every. What happened to Kilkenny station - it looks derelict? Did they build a new one and realign track? Noel

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Evening all,

 

Some images from last Monday have been uploaded to the July gallery.

 

Includes pictures from Thurles, Heuston and a selection from Inchicore including the Belmond Grand Hibernian passing with 076 and a few minutes after that 074 hauling the 0935 North Wall - Ballina Liner.

 

Click smu.gs/2tGGXOR to view.

 

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Good evening all,

 

A few shots from the Nottingham area from last week, with Mapperley Tunnel, Gedling Colliery, Beeston and trams featuring. Click on any of the photos below to view them full size

 

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Regards,

Kieran

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Tuesday 1st August 2017:

A lunchtime visit to Rosskelton to photograph the last operational 201 class (229) yet to receive a body overhaul.

 

Wednesday 2nd August 2017:

An unplanned and spur of the moment trip from Portlaoise to Limerick onboard the 1725 Heuston - Limerick service.

 

Thursday 3rd August 2017:

Pictures from Nenagh and Ballybrophy this morning after travelling on the 0630 Limerick - Ballybrophy via Nenagh service.

 

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

 

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18.7.17. Irish Rail Weed Sprayer Train hauled by GM 072 at Locations from Dundalk to Newry.

 

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Some fabulous photos Finbarr. I hadn't realised Kilkenny station had been 'rationalised' so much. It's been a long time since I was on the Waterford train.

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Afternoon all,

 

The latest update to the website features a weekend in Donegal. Now some people may say but there isn't any railways in Donegal, but there is if you know where to look!

 

The August gallery contains pictures from:

- Nenagh

- Castletown on the Mullingar to Athlone Greenway.

- Carrick-on-Shannon.

- Killybegs.

- Dunfanaghy Holiday Village

- Arranmore Island Ferry.

Click http://smu.gs/2uJ5wuo

 

The second gallery from the weekend is a visit to the wonderful Fintown Railway.

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

 

The third gallery from the weekend is a visit to the Difflin Lake Railway at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.

Click http://smu.gs/2vS4r8n to view.

 

All of the above galleries can also be accessed from the home page at https://thewandererphotos.com

 

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Posted (edited)
Remarkable picture of Cobh on Twitter.

 

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Just checked AIS, she's not there now, pic must be old. Yes the view of these large cruise ships from ashore can look pretty ugly, but thankfully you don't get that view from on board. These days Cobh seems able to cope with 280-320m long cruise ships, but the pax are transported away to their day excursions primarily by fleets of buses. I doubt a few two car 2600 rattle cans could cope with 3000 disembarking passengers. :) In the port of Civitavecchia near Rome cruise ship operators use special pullman style trains to get the pax quickly into the city.

 

While I was on AIS I noticed this beauty arrived in Kinsale today. She left Cork city earlier. Can you imagine how busy a rail line might be to the likes of Kinsale, Courtmacsherry and Baltimore during the summer and shoulder season had parts of the west Cork railway survived.

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One of the reasons residents of Dun Laoghaire are opposed to planning permission for large cruise ships in the harbour is the arrival of 15 story floating tower blocks obscuring views of the sea and harbour.

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The grass roof on the building would cause comments on a model layout...

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