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About Wexford70

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    Collecting model railways since jouef was burying them in the ground! Mainly Irish models but also UK and continental but only those I have travelled on. Volunteer with the Waterford and Suir Valley railway.


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  1. Really impressive guys. Congrats.
  2. Not sure if it is a bargain but some 071s available on a German site. https://www.menzels-lokschuppen.de/Modellbahnen/Dieselloks/Murphy-Models-MM0082-IE-Diesellok-Class-071-Ep-5-6.html?listtype=search&searchparam=murphy
  3. Hi guys, one last photo kindly supplied by the guys in Rosslare Maritime Centre from a book by J Merrigan and B Clearers - 'Let Go Fore and Aft' A History of the Fishguard & Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company p26. According to the guys who were working ion the port at the time, cars were driven on to flat loaders at the land side, pushed by train to ramp where the last carriage can be seen and driven off by staff to be lifted onto the boat by crane. There were few cars transported in reality compared to today's traffic given a) the service was quite expensive and b) there was not the same volume of car ownership.
  4. Railway infrastructure: Commission urges GREECE and IRELAND to enact EU law on rail market opening and governance Today, the Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Greece and Ireland urging them to communicate the national measures taken to transpose EU rules on the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail and the governance of the railway infrastructure (Directive (EU) 2016/2370) which are parts of the 4thRailway Package. In December 2016, Member States agreed to transpose the Directive into national law by 25 December 2018. In January 2019, the Commission sent a letter of formal notice requesting Greece and Ireland to comply with the Directive. To date, however, Greece and Ireland have still not communicated to the Commission which measures have been taken to that end. They now have two months to comply with their obligations; otherwise, the Commission may decide to refer the cases to the Court of Justice of the EU.
  5. My thoughts exactly!! I just ordered some bubbles .
  6. Hi guys, I know there has been lots of useful info on the bubbles but saw the photo below and was wondering what logo would have been under the caked cement? Any suggestions?
  7. Fantastic models!!! As expected. How many different running numbers will there be?
  8. Is there any chance of Mark's Models doing another run? I know there were original plans to more of the un-powered to help complete the rakes. Was it one powered end to 3 or 4 un-powered wagons? If there was another run I would happily take 4 or 6..
  9. What were these original wagons from early 1970s in L'derry?
  10. I think they would. So many of the IRM models were pulled by later version 071s that I think there will ne renewed interest. I would certainly take a couple as I was one of the 'rivet counters' that just couldn't accept the grab irons on the front on the cabs. If Paddy ever stands back from producing models (may it be decades away!) would IRM consider taking ownership of the mouldings?
  11. Thanks Fran.
  12. When did the weed spraying train transfer to using 42ft wagons instead of the smaller 20ft? https://www.geograph.ie/photo/3036550 Weed spraying train in 1985 on NIR line https://www.geograph.ie/photo/3036471 https://www.geograph.ie/photo/3756959 Derry 1983
  13. Was speaking with the guys in the Rosslare Maritime Centre. St David III was the first ferry cars could drive onto. A deck of cabins was removed and a door created in the side of the ship. Max car height was 6 feet. May 1965 was the first service. Max 62 cars. Previously, another ship,, Slieve Dromod (will check the spelling) used take cars only. Passengers went on a separate ship. Photos and details available in Justin Merrigan's "Let Go Fore and Aft: History of the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company" ISBN-13: 978-0952848608 Have attached some photos from the web. The last one is a post card that seems to show the construction of the pier. Compare it to the second one where all the tracks are in place.
  14. Is there anything this forum does not know??? Thanks ttc0169 and Ironroad
  15. Hi guys, 2 questions: 1) Saw this on a video and at the very start you can see an unusual Craven livery with two IR logos. Would this have been a test design? 2) What year was the walk way taken down in Connolly? Also, nice to see the clip of the train in Rosslare when those crazy people in management actually had the trains terminating at the port building itself. Now since corrected and passengers have to walk 1/2 a mile to a halt past the car park. just in case any visitor decided to take the train.
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