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2 hours ago, thewanderer said:

Evening all,

The batch of photos from the RPSI Special from Tralee to Mallow return have now been uploaded to the railtour gallery at https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/RailtoursPreservedRailways/2018/RPSI-Cork-Kerry-Railtour/

Enjoy!

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Fabulous photos as ever.  The shot of No 4 starting her 'run around' under Killarney station roof was absolutely epic. Could have been 75 years ago in another world.

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Great photo Fran. Curiously the first craven coach is ever so slightly 'bowed' in the middle and the fifth leading coach is riding slightly high on the bogie at the loco end. Bowed coaches of that era are not unusual. What speed can that train run at?  Presume there is a minimum speed required on certain sections so as not to delay traffic behind.

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forgot question mark :)

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Noel,

Either 40 or 60 mph for 85 depending if tender or boiler first, subject to Permanent Speed Restrictions etc.

 

Also thanks for the thumbs up on my other images from the weekend.

 

 

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Evening all,

During Monday the RPSI "Cork & Kerry" railtour made its way back from Tralee to Connolly with 85 Merlin in charge. I popped over to Portarlington to see the booked stop at the station. 

Photos from this can be viewed at https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/RailtoursPreservedRailways/2018/RPSI-Cork-Kerry-Railtour/i-CZPJJSN

No. 4 was booked to work the RPSI MK2 set was Connolly to Whitehead at 1500 today but this was failed in Connolly this morning. The revised plan sees 85 to work the train onwards after servicing at Connolly with a departure time of 1640, 1 hour and 40 minutes late.

While in Portarlington, I took pictures of the passing traffic which included 074 on the Ballina - North Wall IWT Liner and 2819 + 2820 heading empty from Limerick to Inchicore. Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/May-2018/i-vGkM49s to view.

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26.4.09. GM 071 with the Irish Rail Weed Sprayer Train at Dundalk .
 
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Afternoon folks,

The latest batch of photos from my UK trip have now been uploaded to https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018/UK-Trip-19th-to-23rd-May-2018/i-D9jnGVV

Featuring:
Saturday 19th May:
Photos from the flight from Dublin to Heathrow and my journey to Carshalton Beeches across South London via Underground, Bus and National Rail.

Sunday 20th May 2018:
A day trip to Brighton to see the sights and I also managed a trip on the Volks Electric Railway while I was there. The railway has been completely refurbished with a new depot at Halfway and a new station and museum at Aquarium Station. 

Monday 21st May 2018:
Today I headed from South London to Norwich, taking in the branch lines off the Great Eastern Main Line to Sudbury, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton on the Naze. Plus I spent 90 minutes at Ipswich to view the goings on.

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Tuesday 22nd May 2018:
A day out on the local lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, to travel on and photograph the Class 37 locomotive hauled set plus some out local highlights such as Berney Arms and the Reedham Swing Bridge. 

Later in the evening and a bit later than planned I travelled to Brighton via London to place me correctly for Wednesday's trip.

Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018/UK-Trip-19th-to-23rd-May-2018/i-NbNNjX6 to view the images from the day. 

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5 hours ago, thewanderer said:

Tuesday 22nd May 2018:
A day out on the local lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, to travel on and photograph the Class 37 locomotive hauled set plus some out local highlights such as Berney Arms and the Reedham Swing Bridge. 

Later in the evening and a bit later than planned I travelled to Brighton via London to place me correctly for Wednesday's trip.

Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018/UK-Trip-19th-to-23rd-May-2018/i-NbNNjX6 to view the images from the day. 

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Fab set of photos in great light.  Parts of Norfolk are living in another era, the land that time forgot. Love the shots around Brundall. Shame Broom have ceased both manufacturing and sales as they wind down the boat business. I understand their main sales guy Paul Pardon retired last year. Top guy. Nice pic of the 39KL on the hard standing. Love the class 37s, brings back memories of travelling there the late 70s and early 80s. Some of the stations seems in a state of mild decay, weed growth, etc.

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19 hours ago, Noel said:

Fab set of photos in great light.  Parts of Norfolk are living in another era, the land that time forgot. Love the shots around Brundall. Shame Broom have ceased both manufacturing and sales as they wind down the boat business. I understand their main sales guy Paul Pardon retired last year. Top guy. Nice pic of the 39KL on the hard standing. Love the class 37s, brings back memories of travelling there the late 70s and early 80s. Some of the stations seems in a state of mild decay, weed growth, etc.

Indeed Noel, a fab spot to visit. I knew about Broom finishing boat building, if I was rich enough I wouldn't mind buying a 430, so I wanted to have a walk around the place. Boats everywhere. I think I need to take a look at doing a cruise on the Norfolk Broads in the future. 

 

 

Afternoon folks,

The aims of Wednesday's around the Brighton area was to photo the Newhaven Stone train which turned up at Lewis with 59001 and travel and photograph retro blue and grey liveried 313201. As 313001 back in 1976 this was the first of the PEP design inspired units and is now the oldest 2nd generation EMU in service. It was repainted in 2017 to commemorate this fact.

Finally for the aviation fans, the Aer Lingus Retro Jet EI-DVM was on stand at DUB, beside my flight back from LGW to DUB with EI-CVB.

Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018/UK-Trip-19th-to-23rd-May-2018/i-rCxHJLt to view all the images from the day.

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12.5.18. Former NIR 80 Class Powercar 8090 & Driving Trailer 8752 are now Preserved by the Downpatrick & County Down , this collection shows photos of the road move from Northern Ireland Railway York Road Depot Belfast to the Downpatrick & County Down Railway.
 
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