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  1. No. 2 is the IRRS 50th Anniversary special to Derry. Not sure of exact date, but definitely not 1980 as loco and train in post-1987 IR livery. No. 4 is the PWI Convention special at Portrush. Not sure if it was the actual special which ran from Portrush to Dublin (being attached to the 09:00 ex-Belfast at Lisburn, or the trial train to clear MkIII stock to Portrush sometime earlier. No. 4 is Macmine Junction. Grey 121 on the other side of the platform, presumably on a North Wexford service.
  2. Sorry jhb but that's not correct. There were five Cravens 1st Class carriages, 1147 - 1151. They were fitted with proper 1st class seating, not 'simply by throwing antimacassars over the seat backs'! 1147 - ex Standard 1551 - converted 1969 - 37 seats - reverted to 1551 06/72 1148 - ex Standard 1547 - converted 1970 - 37 seats - reverted to 1547 12/74 1149 - ex Standard 1558 - converted 1970 - 37 seats - increased to 40 seats in 1981 - reverted to 1558 12/84 1150 - ex Standard 1548 - converted 1970 - 37 seats - increased to 40 seats in 1981 - reverted to 1548 10/84 1151 - ex Standard 1547 - converted 1980 - 40 seats - reverted to 1547 03/85
  3. The 4-wheel heating vans were steam heating vans only, no generators. The would therefore suit the early version of the Cravens, i.e. those without the TL suffix.
  4. I presume you mean the 18th. You should be o.k. Edo. The next Bray show is on Sunday 18 July. Get to Bray on Sunday and still have time for the Ma's birthday on the 19th!
  5. The original intention was that the A class numbering would revert to A1 to A60 after all locomotives had been re-engined. The 'r' suffix was only to identify the GM-powered locos in a mixed fleet and once all locos had been done it was no longer needed. As Warbonnet says above, A1 did receive that number with the Supertrain livery, but before it appeared out of Inchicore CIE had decided to adopt the new numbering scheme and it became 001.
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  7. It does indeed, just like ttc's model shown in DJ Dangerous's post above.
  8. It sounds like the HOBS running late. Should have been through Malahide at about 21:45.
  9. Murph, pobably a silly question. I can understand why you would build your own turnouts for the scenic areas, but why not use propriatory turnouts for the 'off scene areas' on your layout? Surely that would make life a lot easier and progress a lot quicker.
  10. The AEC railcars were originally fitted with smaller buffers, but I think there were issues with buffer locking. When the new larger buffers were fitted the lamp irons had to be moved inwards to new positions, as lamps mounted on them would have been hidden by the buffers.
  11. Wishing all a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2021.
  12. Mine also arrived today. Many happy returns to all at IRM and even more success for next year!
  13. The vans were only vacuum braked, not dual braked. The through pipes connected the loco to the air brakes on the wagons, running along the outside of the underframe. The vans were, if I remember correctly, T.L.A.
  14. Noel, yes there is a generator in the weedspray van. Whether or not it is the same one as was in it originally, I'm not sure. Not sure either about heating. Hope this helps.
  15. Came across these signals on Amazon (UK). With a little modification the would seem to be a good representation of the Union Switch & Signal signals used on the DART line and elsewhere on the CIÉ / IR / IÉ system from the early 1980s. https://www.amazon.co.uk/JTD02-Model-Railway-Block-Signals/dp/B07JNB47S8/ref=sr_1_35?dchild=1&qid=1603018892&sr=8-35&srs=18706235031
  16. At the start of 1972 there were 20 C class locomotives still, to some degree, operational. So, while some of these might have been used to shunt members of the Mk IId fleet around Inchicore works, it is most unlikely that any C class hauled these carriages out on the main line. By the time the Mk IId fleet were introduced into traffic, in December 1972, all the C class had been re-engined. The B201 class were, on the other hand, used on service trains composed of Mk IId stock one a regular basis. The attached photo by Barry Carse appeared in the February 2020 edition of the IRRS Journal (V29, No. 201) and shows B231 working the 13:30 Dublin Heuston to Cork train (7 x Mk IId) through Knocklong on 21 April 1973.
  17. Fulsome thanks to Paddy Murphy for dragging Irish railway modelling up to its current high standards.
  18. As part of the COVID Clear Out I am disposing of a collection of VHS Video Tapes. All are original and in their boxes. See attached listing. Collect in Killiney only . PM me if interested. INTERNATIONAL (not country specific): BBC TV Locomotion - The World the Railways Made (Double Video Pack) NTV Entertainment Eurostar - London to Paris in Ten Minutes TeleRail Millennium Steam - Vol 3 World Steam (Cuba, China, Java, Myanmar, USA and Poland) Hendring Steam Across the World - From Cape to Cairo Reader’s Digest Scenic Railway Journeys of the World (Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy) Reader’s Digest Scenic Railway Journeys of the World (USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru) Reader’s Digest Scenic Railway Journeys of the World (Egypt, India, China, Thailand, Australia) National Geographic Love Those Trains (USA and Europe) Arts Magic Around the World in Search of Steam - The Life and Travels of Colin Garratt CANADA: Music and Memories The Great Canadian Train Ride CHINA: TeleRail Vanishing World Steam - Volume 9 (Extreme Steam: Chinese Steam in 2003) CZECH REPUBLIC: TeleRail New Horizons - 12 Czech Republic TeleRail New Horizons - 12 Czech Republic DENMARK: TeleRail New Horizons - 13 Denmark 1 & 2 Films DSB Class MY and NSB Class Di 3 FRANCE: Markle Associates Video The Narrow Gauge Railways of France and Corsica - Part 1 Markle Associates Video The Narrow Gauge Railways of France and Corsica - Part 2 Eisenbahn Video TGV Atlantique GERMANY: Salford Scientific & Educational Films 150 Years of German Railways GREAT BRITAIN: Castle Hendring The Great Little Trains of Wales - Volume 1 (Bala Lake Rly; Welshpool & Llanfair Rly) Castle Hendring The Great Little Trains of Wales - Volume 2 (Ffestiniog Rly; Vale of Rheidol Rly) BBC Enterprises The Train Now Departing - Part 1 (The Long Drag; The West Highlander; Lines of Industry) BBC Enterprises The Train Now Departing - Part 2 (The Holiday Line; Steam on the Isle of Man; The Survivors) Start Audio & Video Diamonds Were Forever - A Celebration of Glasgow Steam TeleRail Rail Freight Today - North East TeleRail Rail Freight Today - Scotland NTV Entertainment Settle to Carlisle in the 1960s BBC Video Great Railway Journeys of the World - Confessions of a Train Spotter (Michael Palin - London to Kyle of Lochalsh) Pickwick Video Trains Remembered - No. 1 INDIA: Hendring Steam Across the World - Relics of the Raj (Indian Steam) BBC Video Great Railway Journeys of the World - India IRELAND: TeleRail New Horizons - 01 Ireland (5 copies) TeleRail Loco Hauled - Ireland Markle Associates Video Irish Rail Archive - Volume 4 (The South East of Ireland 1986 to 2000) TeleRail Rail Freight Today - Ireland Media Management & Production Ltd Irish Rail Freight ‘87 Online Video Irish Railways - Volume 1 Midland Publishing The Irish Narrow Gauge Today New Zealand: Stage Door Rimutaka Incline - The World’s Last Fell Engine Railway Abbey Freetime Steam Lives On POLAND: 73c Video Productions Poland 91 Polskie Koleje Panstwowe (PKP) Prenez le train pour la Pologne et en Pologne Hendring Poland - Last Stronghold of Steam in Europe PORTUGAL: TeleRail New Horizons - 10 Portugal SOUTH AFRICA: Bryan Benn In Days of Plenty - Volume 2 (South African Steam in the Late 1980s) The Union Limited Golden Thread - The Splendours of the Garden Route (South African Steam) Haysbridge Video Africa’s Champagne Trains - Volume 1 (The Blue Train) Haysbridge Video Africa’s Champagne Trains - Volume 2 (The Pride of Africa - Rovos Rail) SPA Films Steam by the Ocean - South African Steam Scene No. 2 (George to Knysna) SPAIN: TeleRail New Horizons - 16 Spain SWITZERLAND: Eisenbahn Video The Bernina Railway - Journey Through the Seasons Eisenbahn Video The Splendid Glacier Express Salford Scientific & Educational Films Railways of the Jungfrau Region Salford Scientific & Educational Films Swiss Railway Video Spectacular John Cocking Swiss Railway Video Spectacular (2) MITV Iron Way Granite Alp - The Arosa Line MITV Iron Way Granite Alp - The SBB Brünig Line - Part 1 (Interlaken to Meiringen) MITV Iron Way Granite Alp - The SBB Brünig Line - Part 2 (Meiringen to Luzern) MITV Iron Way Granite Alp - The Davos Line MITV Iron Way Granite Alp - MOB (Montreux to Zweisimmen) MITV Iron Way Granite Alp - The Albula Line Haysbridge Video Swiss Railway Journeys - Volume 1 Haysbridge Video Swiss Railway Journeys - Volume 2 Haysbridge Video Swiss Railway Journeys - Volume 3 RV Television Faszination Lötschbergbahn Videomatic Panoramic Express MOB Stylus Video Great Trains - The Glacier Express USA: Steam Powered Video The Pennsylvania Railroad 1952-1969 Steam Powered Video The Magnificent GG-1 - A Celebration Steam Powered Video Pennsylvania Glory - Volume 1 (The Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1950s) Steam Powered Video Pennsylvania Glory - Volume 2 (The Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1950s) Steam Powered Video Memories of the New Haven Railroad Music and Memories The Great Trains - American Train Ride Stephen
  19. The Atkinson-Walker steam tractor (un-numbered in its Clogher Valley days) did not survive on the CVR until that line's closure in1942. It was bought by Henry Forbes for the County Donegal Railways Joint Committee in 1931 and was sent to Dundalk for rebuilding in February 1932. The locomotive was ready for trials on the Donegal's lines at the end of December 1932. Although the locomotive, numbered No. 11 and given the name 'Phoenix' by the CDRJC, did not prove to be an unqualified success, it was useful as a shunter and accumulated over 204,000 miles in service up to the end of railway operations on the CDRJC. What the CDRJC bought in 1942 were railcar No. 1 (later CDRJC No. 10) and a diesel tractor No. 2, the latter without its engine. The tractor consisted of a cab, which was similar to that on the railcar, and behind this an open wagon body. Unlike the railcar, the tractor was not articulated. The cab of the tractor was used to replace that of the railcar after the latter was damaged in a collision at Strabane.
  20. To be pedantic, the shunting loco was steam-powered when on the Clogher Valley and was only fitted with a diesel engine when bought by the Donegal in 1931.
  21. The 071s were delivered in September 1976 and went into traffic the following year. This makes them 44 years old this year and 40 years old in 2016.
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