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Garfield last won the day on March 29 2018

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  • Birthday 31/12/1982

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    Director at Irish Railway Models and Accurascale, former journalist and PR executive, armchair football pundit, all-round bon vivant. A Longfordian who now lives in Westmeath.


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    Music, writing, railways, aircraft, football, miniature modelling, modern military history.


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  1. I think some of the old Eastern Bloc countries (maybe Hungary or Bulgaria) had certain railway lines operated by mostly children/teens so that they could gain experience for careers on the railway.
  2. Pleased to hear that they have responded promptly when contacted directly. It's becoming clear you have a vested interest in this, so I would politely suggest that the proper way to resolve any issues is to continue to communicate directly rather than sniping at the other side from here as neither party is going to benefit from that.
  3. Have you taken this up with them directly? I can't imagine it's easy to maintain regular operations with a small group of volunteers at this time.
  4. Can you please respond to my question? I get the feeling there's 'skin in the game' here that isn't being declared. My understanding is that it is run by volunteers?
  5. Can I ask what the story is with the constant criticism of Fintown?
  6. I think they may have been 'borrowed' by IR if a set was caught on the south side of a bomb alert or similar disruption on the Northern line. I have a vague recollection of seeing a set on a Sligo service in the '90s around the time there was trouble with gangs blocking the line at Lurgan...
  7. I actually quite like the appearance of the Bulleid-bodied AECs. Not exactly handsome, but there's still a lot of character there...
  8. One of the AEC sets with the Bulleid-designed bodies fabricated at Inchicore. I think most of these were later converted into powered intermediates.
  9. For a 'generous donation' in a plain brown envelope we can make doubly sure this doesn't happen...
  10. After the Crossleys were replaced by the General Motors engines, the locos were turned out in Black & Tan livery with the 'R' suffix to the running number. Then came Supertrain, and finally Irish Rail liveries.
  11. Already lined up, @jhb171achill! Unfortunately, Australia is still struggling to cope with Covid and there are still tight restrictions in place, which is preventing us from progressing with this project at the moment...
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