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  1. Imagine the fuss if someone decided to name a locomotive 'Sambo' in this p.c. day and age! They would probably be blacklisted! 🤣
  2. Here are a few examples of train formations from the late 70s to mid-80s era. If I turn up any other examples I'll post them here: 30/07/1978 Up Wexford Cement (empty) 054 + 14 4-wheel pallet cement wagons (28001 series). 31/07/1978 Fertiliser (empty) 002 + 10 bogie fertiliser wagons (35001 series). 01/08/1978 09:40 Bray - Thomastown (Special) 085 + 3216TL + 1501TL + 1369 + 1384 + 1378 + 1465 + 2428 + 1476 + 1360 + 1474 + 1487 + 1383 + 2569. 04/08/1978 08:45 Dublin Heuston - Tralee 082 + 3187TL + 1150TL + 2402TL + 1504TL + 1542TL + 1422TL + 1505TL + 1510TL + 1917TL. 04/08/1978 17:10 Tralee - Dublin Heuston 011 + 1929TL + 2419 + 1545TL + 1528TL + 1425TL + 3189TL. 06/08/1978 11:00 Dublin Heuston - Waterford (deferred 10:30 service) 088 + 1366 + 1379 + 1430 + 1416 + 1461 + 3209TL. 21/08/1978 13:20 Lisburn - Bangor 731 + 765 + 89. 22/08/1978 Crane Special (to remove water tank in loco yard at Bray 161 + 627A + 626A + 295A + 12649 + 23686. 12/05/1979 07:55 Dublin Connolly - New Ross (IRRS Special) 186+155 + 2552 + 1454 + 2403 + 1485 + 1358 + 1470 + 1484 + 3212TL. Also locos 134+129 18/08/1979 08:00 Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central 017 + 1925 + 2420 + 1518 + 1510 + 1533 + 1924 + 1433. 15/03/1986 08:00 Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central 085 + 5602 + 5102 + 5405 +5236 + 5203 + 5213. 22/03/1986 18:00 Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly 082 + 5214 + 5156 + 5157 + 5213 + 5203 + 5236 + 5405 + 5102 + 5602.
  3. Eoin, yes there were sliding doors between the brake compartment and the corridor, where you have ?Doors? on the diagram.
  4. Eoin, looks fantastic. Just one thing I've noticed. Before you unite the coach body and underframe you need a partition around the brake compartment so you can't see straight through the coach. There was a corridor along one side of the brake compartment leading to the gangway connection. Also, partitions between the vestibules and the seating area. You've probably thought of these, but just in case …
  5. Shapeways do a body kit for the E401 class. Not sure about how accurate it is, certainly not up to IRM / MM quality, and one would need to source a chassis and wheels for it.
  6. The level of detail is simply stunning! Brilliant workmanship Warb.
  7. I've heard the rebuilt version, as shown above, referred to by the nicname 'coal scuttles'.
  8. I think that it is the back of a miniature / shunt signal.
  9. Like CIÉ and NIR, the names of the MED (multi-engine diesel) and MPD (multi-purpose diesel) railcars were pronounced as three separate letters, e.g. M E D, M P D, N I R, C I E. I never heard them being pronounced as if they were a word. On the other hand, the BUT railcars were referred to either as three separate letters - B U T, or as a single word - 'but'. Hope this helps.
  10. The re-engined C class diesels were often referred to as CR by railway staff.
  11. They certainly seem to have been. If you zoom in on the black & white photo of B125 in WRENNEIRE's post above you can see the original mounts below where the snatcher arm was mounted when the photo was taken.
  12. Love the new look with the A class! Well done.Thanks
  13. It also put you in the carriage next to the catering car - handy for the cuppa tae and the IE sambo!
  14. The train in question was a special being used by IÉ to take publicity photographs. The train consisted of two standards, a restaurant car and an EGV. For this photograph, the train proceeded very slowly across the viaduct, allowing a number of photos to be taken. This is the same train on its way from Cork to Mallow the previous day:
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