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This will be launched in the Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, on Saturday 26th November. And none of the pictures in it are upside down......!

 

All welcome. Probably about 2pm.

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This will be launched in the Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, on Saturday 26th November. And none of the pictures in it are upside down......!

 

All welcome. Probably about 2pm.

 

Excellent John!

I'll try to be there:tumbsup:

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Many thanks, Patrick.

 

There's a third one in planning stage, Patrick, but so is a history of the Clifden line, so I'll just have to see what time I have. I'd like to get Clifden finished.

 

After the next "picture" book, I've a long term plan for a fourth. The next one will be a collection other than Barry's; while the last one will be a mix of photos from several contributors stretching from the 1920s to the 1990s. Now, none of this will happen overnight as being "retired", I'm exceptionally busy with all sorts of stuff....

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I think its fabulous to see pictures that without these sorts of publications would most likely be lost forever or remain incognito in private collections. The irish railways have changed so much since 2005 , that they are almost unrecognisable and these books are a great way to record its demise

 

well done John

 

dave

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This will be launched in the Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, on Saturday 26th November. And none of the pictures in it are upside down......!

 

All welcome. Probably about 2pm.

 

Good luck with the Launch and, of course, sales.

 

Looking forward to selling it to the exiles over here.

 

Pity it won't be in time for the Warley Exhibition!

 

Leslie

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Fantastic news,really looking forward to this already and a short drive from home( tralee )for me.

It would be a pleasure to meet you John as well. Best of luck with the launch.

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Many thanks, Patrick.

 

There's a third one in planning stage, Patrick, but so is a history of the Clifden line, so I'll just have to see what time I have. I'd like to get Clifden finished.

 

After the next "picture" book, I've a long term plan for a fourth. The next one will be a collection other than Barry's; while the last one will be a mix of photos from several contributors stretching from the 1920s to the 1990s. Now, none of this will happen overnight as being "retired", I'm exceptionally busy with all sorts of stuff....

From the 20s?

Keep talking...

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From the 20s?

Keep talking...

 

I missed that too. it would be great to see stuff from before the 50s, even the Odea collection has its limits in relatively modern times.

 

dave

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Best of luck with the launch! I'm looking forward to getting a copy, and delighted to hear there's more in the pipeline.....

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This will be launched in the Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, on Saturday 26th November. And none of the pictures in it are upside down......!

 

All welcome. Probably about 2pm.

 

Looking forward to this being launched. Docked in Foynes many times. It reeks of history.

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Jimmy O'Dea's stuff can all be viewed at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar. Amazing stuff. You need to make an appointment though, and it took me several days there to go through his entire collection a few years ago.

 

there's a good lot of railway stuff in the Lawrence Collection there too, dating from the 1880-1920 period. For those interested in trams or floating things, there's much to provide interest as well.

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For those interested in trams or floating things, there's much to provide interest as well.

 

Ringsend?

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This will be launched in the Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, on Saturday 26th November. And none of the pictures in it are upside down......!

 

All welcome. Probably about 2pm.

I'll be back in the US by then but looking forward to this as I said before.

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This will be launched in the Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, on Saturday 26th November. And none of the pictures in it are upside down......!

 

All welcome. Probably about 2pm.

 

JB, would love to be there, so fingers crossed. I'll definitely be getting the book.

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Good luck with the launch Jhb....I'm sure it will be a best seller,I won't make the event,I'll be attending the Warley exhibition,but I'm looking forward to reading this one.:tumbsup:

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Just an update; the launch will be performed by Lady Geraldine Dunraven, and it all kicks off at 2pm in the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes. Barry and I will be there along with Malcolm Johnston of Colourpoint Publishing. It promises to be a great afternoon!

 

Hopefully I'll see a few of this community there! All invited.

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I'd imagine Amazon, DiveController, or direct from the publisher. Yes, David, it would be available from publisher, as would Rails Through the West.

 

Thanks for your good wishes, folks.

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As John will tell you, there are several collections which give us an insight into Ireland in the early years of the Twentieth Century - Kelland Collection, Henry Casserley (from 1930s on), Ken Nunn Collection to name a few - all Englishmen, but they left us a Treasury - thank the Lord!

 

The earliest photo from any of these three gents in my book Steaming in Three Centuries was taken in 1901.

 

 

Leslie

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Just another reminder that you can buy John and Barry's North Kerry book from me on Stand D056 (Irish Railway Record Society) at the NEC on Saturday and Sunday. The stock arrived today!

 

Leslie

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As John will tell you, there are several collections which give us an insight into Ireland in the early years of the Twentieth Century - Kelland Collection, Henry Casserley (from 1930s on), Ken Nunn Collection to name a few - all Englishmen, but they left us a Treasury - thank the Lord!

The earliest photo from any of these three gents in my book Steaming in Three Centuries was taken in 1901.

Leslie

Are these collections digitized and accessible?

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Are these collections digitized and accessible?

They ARE digitised, however, the drawings are not accessible through the Internet, Kevin, if that's what you mean.

 

However, Richard does sell them on CD-ROM, so you can print whatever you need, however you need it.

 

I'll e-mail you the catalogue.

 

Leslie

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They ARE digitised, however, the drawings are not accessible through the Internet, Kevin

I'll e-mail you the catalogue.

Leslie

THat's exactly what I mean. Thanks, Leslie

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John

 

Good luck with your launch - thanks to Hermes, I'll be launching your book at Warley a couple of hours earlier!

 

For the rest of you - super book packed with an amazing variety of photos and traffic I didn't know the line carried!

 

If you're at Warley, be among the first to own it! Stand D056, in case you've forgotten - Irish Railway Record Society. Come and see Richard's great loco, coach, wagon and building drawings - AND BUY THOSE TOO!

 

Well done John and Barry - another winner.

 

Leslie

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John I hope the Launch went well.

 

I think I sold my first copy at about 10am - people came up to my boxes of books, looked at nothing else and grabbed yours! They know that Barry and you goodself will have done a good job.

 

I'll have to order more on Monday!

 

Leslie

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I would love to see Rails Through Waterford and Wexford.

 

From the 20s?

Keep talking...

 

 

Firstly, many thanks to all who were at Foynes yesterday. Barry and myself greatly appreciated the support and it was good to meet so many people.

 

One of a number of long term future projects would involve sifting through a somewhat eclectic collection of unpublished material, the earliest of which is late 1920s. Much sifting and photoshopping will be required though, as although the raw material is interesting, the quality of the photos varies from the very poor to the adequately good; few are of really high standard!

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My copy of Rails Through North Kerry arrived in the post this morning... I'm delighted with it! A wonderful book, packed with magnificent photos. Well done on producing yet another masterpiece, jhb!

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