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  1. A late start to the January gallery due to the new national lockdown, which has meant travel has been non-existent. So to start off the January gallery we have images from Nenagh Station on the final two days of the branch service before the service suspension takes place due to the introduction of the COVID19 emergency timetable. Click [url]https://bit.ly/2K2qBxr[/url] to view. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/January-2021/i-SLjMJ6s/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/January-2021/i-SLjMJ6s/0/5bb4cdcb/S/DSC_4087-S.jpg[/img][/url]
  2. Evening folks, Two updates to the website this evening to bring 2020 to a close. The December gallery finishes, and indeed 2020 with several images from around the Killarney area. Click https://bit.ly/3hxNvJn to view. The second update is the annual 2020 Year in Review. It's a bit smaller than previous years thanks to COVID19, but the gallery still manages to contain over 200 images of some of the happenings on the Irish railways over 2020. Click https://bit.ly/2Mn6o6q to view. May I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for viewing The Wanderer'
  3. The December gallery has been updated with: Friday 18th December 2020: While on the way home, I popped into Nenagh Station to photograph the 1655 Limerick - Ballybrophy service. Sunday 27th September 2020: A few images of the Killarney - Tralee section of the Kerry Line with images from Ballyseedy, Farranfore and Maddams Hill Bridge. Click https://bit.ly/34Pu21H to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/December-2020/i-8VxSBrK/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/December-2020/i-8VxSBrK/0/896e7f28/S/DSC_3908-S.jpg[/img][/url
  4. Evening folks, Lough Ree Power Station will close on Friday 18th December, following on from the closure of West Offaly Power Station the previous Friday. Commissioned in April 2004, replacing an older station the plant was the 3rd largest peat fired power station in the country. I ventured down to record some of the final peat train workings before the station closes and the distinctive peat trains disappear from the bogs. Click https://bit.ly/2Ky4IWH to view 90+ images from the visit. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/IndustrialRailways/Railways-of-Bord-na-Mona/i-qW6
  5. Afternoon all, A few updates from the past week: The December gallery has new images from Killarney and the Limerick area. Click https://bit.ly/380ymMy to view. The 2nd update features images from Shannonbridge in Co. Offaly of the last day of Peat Trains operating into West Offaly Power Station which closed today at 1300. I believe there were four rakes out loading in the bogs on either side of the River Shannon with the last train reaching the power station shortly after 1515. Lough Ree Power Station near Lanesborough will close and go offline next Friday. An end of an Irish I
  6. Afternoon folks, The December gallery starts off with a trip to Dublin (for essential purposes), with pictures coming from Thurles, Heuston, Connolly, Tara Street and Jervis. Click https://bit.ly/3g6WHDS to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/December-2020/i-wVc4M9R/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/December-2020/i-wVc4M9R/0/a2fc9c22/M/DSC_3521-M.jpg[/img][/url]
  7. The latest images have just been uploaded to the November gallery featuring one of the HOBS train operating over the Nenagh Branch over the past two weeks. Click https://bit.ly/3o13qln to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/November-2020/i-6KF8T7H/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/November-2020/i-6KF8T7H/0/a10b55c0/S/DSC_3487-S.jpg[/img][/url]
  8. Just a small update from Thursday of this week. 072 brought the CWR train down the Nenagh Branch to drop rails north of Castleconnell at bridge UBN87 which has been renewed during the current line closure. Click https://bit.ly/3kA0NVE to view. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/November-2020/i-sc6vVd2/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/November-2020/i-sc6vVd2/0/0de8f55e/S/DSC_3448-S.jpg[/img][/url]
  9. The November gallery has been updated with pictures from Limerick and Limerick Jct. today. 22007 which has been fitted with rebuilt MTU Powerpacks and new "Ecoworld" ZF Transmission, replacing the Voith transmission entered passenger service on the Limerick Local ICR diagram after being out of service for testing since July. Click [url]https://bit.ly/2UbEQSb[/url] to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/November-2020/i-F6X9xjf/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/November-2020/i-F6X9xjf/0/423ffcba/S/DSC_3412-S.jpg[/img][/url]
  10. To answer a few of the questions above. The MKIV stand down is temporary and was due to a number of factors with pax numbers and fleet issues. The spare ICR sets on the Connolly side (not required due to the temporary re-signalling timetable) were drafted over to replace the MKIV sets as a temporary measure. As the normal timetable returns on the Connolly side on Monday week the "borrowed" ICR's have to go back starting next Thursday through to Monday, so the MKIV fleet will build up over next weekend to the required six sets. Unless a temporary timetable is introduced like ear
  11. Evening folks, A small update to the November gallery with some work related travel. Tuesday 3rd November 2020: A visit to Limerick Station on Tuesday saw a trio of 2800's stabled in the station. Wednesday 4th November 2020: After the trip to Limerick the previous day, I had to pay a visit to Portlaoise. Developments here include the spare ICR cab on display at the entrance to Laois Depot, plus a quick visit to Clonkeen to view the 1425 Cork - Heuston and 1530 Heuston - Limerick. Click https://bit.ly/38ldnWy to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.s
  12. Monday 19th & Saturday 24th October 2020: A few images of the Nenagh branch between Nenagh and Cloughjordan of the 1655 Limerick - Ballybrophy service last Monday and today. Click https://bit.ly/3mjhsOt to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-q5jFBMJ/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-q5jFBMJ/0/2fbff91f/S/DSC_3378-S.jpg[/img][/url]
  13. Saturday 17th October 2020: I ventured across the county to South Tipperary today so stopped off at Grange Level Crossing and Tipperary Station to grab a few photos. Click https://bit.ly/37nOkBk to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-D45wVfV/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-D45wVfV/0/e0272d43/S/DSC_3320-S.jpg[/img][/url]
  14. Evening folks, The October gallery has been updated with: Wednesday 7th October 2020: A day trip to Galway from Athlone for work purposes (in light of current travel restrictions) and a stop off at the Silverline Boat Rental Base at Banagher on the River Shannon. Thursday 8th October 2020: While in Cloughjordan this evening, I popped into the station to see the evening branch train to Ballybrophy passing through. Click https://bit.ly/3d9yYl3 to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-bpgqJsT/A][img]https://photos.s
  15. Evening folks, Just one update from earlier today at Craughan Cemetery in Cratloe of the 1805 Limerick - Galway. Click https://bit.ly/30tiC1D to see the full size version. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-s2srhtH/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Photos/October-2020/i-s2srhtH/0/accf6abe/S/DSC_3217-S.jpg[/img][/url]
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