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Hello all!

 

As the title suggests, does anyone here have any form of railwayana in their home or railway room? And would care to share with the rest of us? I have my own few NCC cast iron plates and I'll post some pictures up tomorrow but I was just wondering if other people have any gems either Irish or U.K.

 

Nelson

 

Edit: I know the "a" is missing from the title, any way to fix this?

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Nelson, if you click 'Edit Post', and then 'Go advanced' you should then be able to edit the title.

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This is my favourite Nelson

Dublin Wicklow & Wexford Railway

Its a big bastard, I couldnt get it into my loft

 

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Some of the bits in my Railway room:

 

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A couple from your neck of the woods

 

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Hi Nelson

I got a couple of loco lamps from south east rail down here in Sussex gonna dig em out and get them up here.

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Hello All,

 

Here's my very first thing that I bought, I think it was either 4 or 5 years ago, as you can see, it's been cleaned and sand blasted but now just needs a coat of red oxide and then the black and white paint applied.

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More to come possibly later today or tomorrow,

Nelson

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Last one for today, the bottom wagon plate was aquired 1 1/2 year ago while the top one I received very recently. This one needs repainting because the white has been replicated using silver paint which is incorrect.

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Nelson

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I've acquired some stuff over the years but most of it is currently in storage in ye olde homeplace. However, I do use this on a daily basis...

 

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Actually, I do have a couple of small items to hand...

 

A first class free pass for Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway services, which was issued to Savage French, who was the Deputy Chairman of the Cork, Bandon & South Coast Railway at the time.

 

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I have another one somewhere, too, among other bits and pieces.

 

And here's another SLNCR piece - a letter from the railway's Locomotive Superintendent, G E Egan, to the renowned railway photographer HC Casserley:

 

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A few more bits

 

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Not Irish I know but the Ponderous Carriages always caught my fancy

James Williams, Secretary had some dealings with the Irish Railway Commission.

 

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This came from Co Cork, from in front of a Station Masters house if I remember correctly, which I havent done for a while now.

 

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Amongst other things, I do have various bits off a couple of Class 37s saved before scrapping - a pair of air res gauges, tappets clearance plate, max speed plate and throttle, as well as a technical manual. Must dig them out

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I have a good few lamps. Really need to do something with them. This is the only one I properly restored.IMG_6690.jpg

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Huge thank you to all the contributors to this thread. There are some real gems out there! I will hopefully get some more photos posted tomorrow.

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Alas all have is an original illinois bolt and washer from a 121.. DSC_0069.jpg

 

Though I did spot this recently.. Dubious vintage apparently

 

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I have some bits of the Stafford-Uttoxeter line that I dug up in my garden....

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Love that shed sign Glenderg, my shed might have to get the same treatment.

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A must for any GM Modeller

 

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Sorry about the reflection, sunny Saturday!

 

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Anyone what this is from?

Heavy piece of kit

 

 

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Non Railway but just liked it, Road Traffic Act 1933, vehicle plate, might be from a horse drawn yoke?

 

 

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jhb171 Senior had an identical one! He would have joined the PWI about 1944. When he died two years ago, he was the oldest member of it in Ireland, and the last from the GNR(I) or NCC, as far as anyone was then aware, and also the last surviving GSR white-collar staff member, also as far as anyone knew. (He worked for all 3 companies, as well as the UTA and the LMS in England).

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Though I did spot this recently.. Dubious vintage apparently

 

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That is the real thing, that was attached to the cabin up until 5 years or so ago.

GSR/CIE bilingual signs weren't always enamelled, a few were simply painted onto sheet steel.

Probably better off indoors before the paint fades any further or peels off.

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That is the real thing, that was attached to the cabin up until 5 years or so ago.

GSR/CIE bilingual signs weren't always enamelled, a few were simply painted onto sheet steel.

Probably better off indoors before the paint fades any further or peels off.

 

Yes indeed - it is the real deal. And again, I would recommend keeping it indoors.

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Anyone what this is from?

Heavy piece of kit

 

 

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Non Railway but just liked it, Road Traffic Act 1933, vehicle plate, might be from a horse drawn yoke?

 

 

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SWL plate, probably from one of those hand cranked cranes that used be on loading banks.

EDIT 4 1/2 T might be a bit much for those, perhaps a small travelling crane.

 

Second one, could be bus or truck.

No way of knowing unless you trawl the records with the number.

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The second one....I think the top bit reads "Road Transport Act 1933" - am I right? And the lower bit means "licence plate". Thus, it is off a commercial (privately owned) registered lorry. It must be remembered that at that time the GSR had almost a monopoly of road freight. I am not sure if ownership records are still held for that period - if they are, bear in mind that the vehicle could have had many owners in its lifetime.

 

Actually - just thinking - since the GSR was a private commercial company, rather than a state or nationalised entity, it could in theory be off a GSR lorry.

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The second one....I think the top bit reads "Road Transport Act 1933" - am I right? And the lower bit means "licence plate". Thus, it is off a commercial (privately owned) registered lorry. It must be remembered that at that time the GSR had almost a monopoly of road freight. I am not sure if ownership records are still held for that period - if they are, bear in mind that the vehicle could have had many owners in its lifetime.

 

Actually - just thinking - since the GSR was a private commercial company, rather than a state or nationalised entity, it could in theory be off a GSR lorry.

 

The lower bit says 'vehicle plate'.

 

The modern version of this now carried by private buses is an oval alloy plate with just 'Public Service Vehicle' in Irish and an ID number usually fixed up front inside the bus. I have one somewhere with the reg numbers of previous buses that carried it scratched into the backside of it, so as well as going through several owners the plate could have been carried by more than one vehicle. I believe CIE buses had to carry them at one point but not any more.

 

CIE Conductors used wear an oval badge headed 'F.S.P.' (Public Service Vehicle abbreviated in Irish), a central number and 'Fear Stiurtha' (lit. Steering Man, not to be confused with Driver 'Tiomanai') underneath from a time when it couldn't be imagined there would be such a thing as a female bus conductor. Can be seen here worn by Albert Finney in A Man Of No Importance.

 

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Nice plate Minister

Never saw that before

Tanker wagon I presume?

 

Had to share this although its not mine nor is it train related

 

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Some of the bits off Class 37/5's just before they were scrapped

 

Ammeter

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Main Air Res brake gauges

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Valve clearance plates

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Power handle

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Training manual

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One of the pages detailing one of the electrical circuits

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A few more bits

 

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071 Fuel Gauge

 

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071 Key

 

 

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Dead 201 speed limit

 

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How does one confirm the authenticity of various pieces, particularly signs, which seem to turn up from time to time. It's hard to be sure that they are the genuine item or something that somebody has just cast a week ago

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