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DART roof details

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Does anyone know where I can get photos of the roof detail of the DART 8500 or 8600 series. A trawl of the internet has provide a number of partial views as well as a video which shows some details. I am intending converting a Class 350 EMU to a DART. I have good photos of the front but photos showing the roof for each of the 4 cars are more elusive. 

Any information greatly appreciated

 

MikeO

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Thanks WRENNEIRE, more trains may pass there than at Malahide Station. By the time I realised there was a train in the station it had moved off so quickly and was almost out of sight so  I  did not get any useful photos.

 

Is the footbridge accessible to the public without having to buy a ticket of any sort.

 

MikeO

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4 hours ago, MikeO said:

Thanks WRENNEIRE, more trains may pass there than at Malahide Station. By the time I realised there was a train in the station it had moved off so quickly and was almost out of sight so  I  did not get any useful photos.

 

Is the footbridge accessible to the public without having to buy a ticket of any sort.

 

MikeO

Kilbarrack has 2 footbridges which are accessible without a ticket

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HowthJunction footbridge too. Lots of great views from it for overhead detail, you can get full length ways and side on views there.

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WRENNEIRE and Railer thanks. On Google Maps Kilbarrack looks to have the easiest access, particularly the foot bridge with the spiral paths at each end. I will investigate both when I get down that way.

MikeO

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Hi MikeO

I'm still waiting the drawing from my source, I enquired & reminded him again at the Wexford Show!

If you do a Google search 'DART 8500 or 8600' you'll find plenty of images including roof details that might help

Here are two links which show roof detail in among other photos

8500;-

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/8500%2Cdublin/Timeline

8600;-

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/8629%2Ctrain

Eoin

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Eoin

Thanks for the update and the links. Some of the photos are just the images I was looking for and confirms my suspicion that the Class 350 roofs are not Very similar to the DART roofs. On your second link there is a photo of no. 8629 showing yet another roof variation which may be much more simpler to make and produce a batter looking roof.

I will go looking for the other photos using the criteria you suggest. My previous searches using just "DART roofs" turned up very little.

MikeO

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