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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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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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Evening all,

Pictures from the last few days have now been uploaded to https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/May-2018/i-XPwmdxb

Featuring:

Friday 25th May 2018:
Pictures from Clonkeen of the 1530 Heuston - Limerick and Birdhill Station showing the recent replacement of signals and relaying of the loop road.

Sunday 27th May 2018:
A Sunday afternoon spin to Cratloe, Spanish Point, Killimer and Tarbert.


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It was officially announced by DFDS that their container train between Ballina and Waterford's Belview Port is to cease running from Tuesday 5th June 2018. The press releases stated today (29th May) is the last train, but a Waterford to Ballina is scheduled to operate on the 30th May and the final train from Ballina to Waterford on the 5th June 2018. 

The penultimate train from Ballina, the 1105 Ballina - Waterford is pictured crossing the Commons Bridge at Portarlington with 081 in charge of a fully loaded train.

Click the image bellow to see the full sized image.

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Wednesday 30th May 2018:

The final update for May features the final Waterford to Ballina DFDS Liner at Kildare with 083 and at Hybla with 079. 079 took over from 083 at Kildare. The freight flow has ceased due to traffic levels on the route being too low for DFDS to sustain.

Click http://goo.gl/xAAb1p to see the pictures of the Liner plus the passenger traffic passing Kildare at this time.

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1.6.18. NIR GM 8113 passes Silverwood Lurgan on a Ballast Hopper transfer from Belfast to Poyntzpass.

 

1.6.18. NIR GM 8113 passes Silverwood Lurgan on a Ballast Hopper transfer from Belfast to Poyntzpass.

 

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Good afternoon all,

I've been very slack in updating forums recently, with a combination of college, volunteering and work getting in the way of putting anything down describing photos. So, here's a May update, featuring:

-Dublin Heuston
-Stradbally Diesel Day
-RPSI International tour arriving into Dublin Connolly
-Retro 071 in Kildare
-A trip along the Luas Green Line to Brides Glen
-Heuston in the evening

Click on any of the photos to view them full size with descriptions, or the album link here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157666962768707

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Regards,
Kieran

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13.5.18. Former NIR 80 Class Powercar 8069 now Preserved by the Downpatrick & County Down Railway . this collection shows photos of the road move from Northern Ireland Railway York Road Depot Belfast to the Downpatrick & County Down Railway.

13.5.18. Former NIR 80 Class Powercar 8069  now Preserved by the Downpatrick & County Down Railway . 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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The first update for June has a varied selection from a day around Galway City with pictures of the Leisureland Express in Salthill and a visit to Glenlo Abbey to see "The Pullman Restaurant". 

Images from today feature the final DFDS Liner to operate from Ballina to Waterford by 079, which was ironically fully loaded and I captured it as it passed Geashill at lunchtime.

Click the image below to see the full collection.

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Evening folks,

Photos from Limerick on the Wednesday evening showing 22025 and 2810 + 2809 in the station. Meanwhile earlier that day, occasional contributor "josefstadt" was in Co. Wexford to photograph the Iarnrod Eireann Weedspray train operate from Wexford to Waterford via the mothballed Rosslare Strand to Belview "South Wexford" railway line. Josefstadt has kindly allowed publication of the photographs on my website.

Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/June-2018/i-9XSGFTF to view all the images from today.

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13.5.18. Former NIR 80 Class Driving Trailer 8749  now Preserved by the Downpatrick & County Down Railway , 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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3.6.18. NIR GM 8113 & Ballast Hopper Train on night time ballast duties .Photos taken at Poyntzpass & Portadown Stations .

 

3.6.18. NIR GM 8113 & Ballast Hopper Train on night time ballast duties .Photo taken at Poyntzpass Station.

 

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Good morning all,

A few photos from the first week or so in June, featuring the following:

-Stradbally Running Days

-Spray Train in Connolly

-Lansdowne Road

-Pearse

-Heuston

-Connolly

-O'Connell Street

Click on the photos below to view them full size, or https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157697807791245

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Regards,

Kieran

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Evening folks,

Two updates to the website this evening featuring:

June 2018 gallery.
Friday 8th June 2018:
A few images from around Portlaoise, while I was meeting Finnyus who was changing trains on Friday evening in Portlaoise.

Saturday 9th June 2018:
While passing Dromkeen in the car, I stopped off the passing loop to photo the Limerick - Limerick Jct. shuttles passing at the former station.

Tuesday 12th June 2018:
Pictures from today come from Nenagh and Ballybrophy, showing the new destination displays being fitted to the 2800 Class fleet,

Pictures from the June gallery can be seen at https://goo.gl/G9LUbu


The second updates features Railtours Ireland's "Emerald Isle Express" which is travelling around Ireland this week visiting Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Killarney, Galway and Westport. I was able to travel on the tour today from Limerick to Athlone via Galway. 

Pictures from the day can be seen at http://goo.gl/tBnLny

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Good evening all,

Yesterday (21 June 2018), four oil wagons and a barrier wagon were moved from Heuston Guinness Sidings to Inchicore for further storage. Although initially scheduled for 0915, the transfer actually ran at 1145. Always a fun wait! However it did show how busy Heuston is in the morning - something that even I had not realised despite commuting through the station.

As always, click on the photos below to view them full size, or the album here -https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157670365570328 

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Regards,
Kieran

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A round up of photos from the week just gone. Click https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2018-Photos/June-2018/i-qnSNN54 to view them.

Monday 18th June 2018:
A couple of images from Monday evening at Limerick.

Tuesday 19th June 2018:
Due to a signalling failure which required the use of a "Pilotman", the 0630 Limerick - Ballybrophy was only formed with a single unit this morning as the usual splitting off a unit for the 0745 Nenagh - Limerick could not take place.

Thursday 21st June 2018:
A few images of 201 Class +MKIV sets at Clonkeen outside Portlaoise during lunch time including Set 4002 on a trial working from Mallow to Inchicore.

Friday 22nd June 2018:
Just one image from today of 2815 + 2816 passing Glenahilty between Nenagh and Cloughjordan on the 1655 Limerick - Ballybrophy.

Saturday 23rd June 2018:
A trip over to Templemore Station to view the 1040 Cork - Heuston which was formed of a 9ICR, instead of a MKIV set on this day due to a concert in Dublin.


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Evening folks,

I'm in London for a few days and the first batches of images have now been uploaded to the International section of the website at https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/International/2018

 

The three galleries are:

* UK Trip: 28th June to 3rd July containing all the general photos from around London during the visit. Click https://goo.gl/TtNCYh

* UK Trip: Highgate - Wilderness Walkabout Hidden London tour. 29th June 2018. If you're a fan of the London Underground then make sure you check this gallery out. Discover a station reclaimed by nature. Redeveloped with Charles Holden architecture in 1940 Highgate was set to be a bustling interchange as part of the Northern Heights project. Find out why it now lies in a secluded vale as an urban wilderness home to protected species. Click https://goo.gl/ZEu3qB

* UK Trip: Jenny Wren Canal Cruises. 29th June 2018. The "Jenny Wren" established in 1968, offers regular daily sightseeing tours, unique as they pass through the lock at Camden Market, before passing through London Zoo, Regent's Park, and the short Maida Hill canal tunnel, to emerge at "Little Venice". Click https://goo.gl/gt4G7W

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Evening folks,

The second and final batch of images from my recent London visit have been uploaded to https://goo.gl/rJvoDM

Featuring 

Saturday 30th June 2018: 
A circular trip around London using the North London & East London lines featuring: 
* Carshalton Beeches. 
* Clapham Jct. 
* Richmond 
* Kew Gardens. 
* Gospel Oak. 
* South Tottenham. 
* Barking. 
* Stratford. 
* Liverpool Street. 
* Shoreditch High Street. 
* West Croydon. 

My initial plan to travel Carshalton Beeches - Sutton - Wimbledon - Clapham Jct. had to be changed as GTR Thameslink decided to cancel the Wimbledon Loop service with little notice. 

Sunday 1st July: 
A few hours exploring SW London with pictures from: 
* Carshalton Beeches. 
* Epsom. 
* Motspur Park. 
* Raynes Park. 
* Wimbledon. 
* Dundonald Road. 
* Mitcham. 

Monday 2nd July: 
Another trip into Central London to meet a friend for lunch and after that I visited the London Transport Museum, the Hidden London tour in Highgate also gives 1/2 price admission into the Museum at Covent Garden. 

Pictures from: 
* Victoria. 
* Euston 
* Covent Garden. 
* Kings Cross St. Pancras. 
* London Bridge. 

Tuesday 3rd July: 
The last day in London but still managed to get out for a few hours photographing at: 
* Carshalton Beeches. 
* Norwood Jct. 
* Crystal Palace. 
* Beckenham Jct. 
* Birkbeck. 
* Sandilands. 
* Lloyd Park. 
* Gatwick Airport.

To view the gallery from day 1 (Thursday 28th) click https://goo.gl/piJGBU

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Evening folks,

Two LUAS updates this evening.

The July gallery shows the new interchange between the IE and LUAS platforms at Broombridge. The last remaining element of this is for the footbridge to open which will happen once maintenance staff training (Transdev) has been completed on it. Click https://goo.gl/aYzy1C to view.

The second update is a visit to the LUAS Depot at Broombridge as part of a visit by the Irish Railway Records Society Cork Branch.  Broombridge is a light maintenance depot and driver sign on / rest point. The maintenance area consists of a two road shed with one road with lifting jacks / bogie wash and the second road has pit access. The depot also contains a sanding house and tramwash. Click https://goo.gl/PjPirG to view these.

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