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Garfield

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  1. There are some photos of blue Tara Mines wagons here: https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/1199-tara-mines-rake-in-blue/
  2. The ribbed lids could still be observed in use into the early 1990s. Even now, the third (peaked) style of lid hasn't yet completely replaced the second (curved) type, even though it must be a decade or so since they first appeared...
  3. The new red oxide Taras also have G2 lids. In reality, the transition from G2 to G3 is still taking place...
  4. The transition from blue to red oxide overlapped with the replacement of the lids.
  5. I wouldn't go laying any money down with Paddy Power just yet...
  6. I've seen a photo of a silver Sulzer with snatchers fitted, but oddly they were installed the opposite way around so that the snatcher in the rear cab would have to be used to exchange staffs. Always thought it was odd that they went to the trouble of incorporating the snatcher recesses into the design only to remove them so quickly, while at the same time the snatcher system remained in everyday use for a number of years after the last Sulzer was taken out of service.
  7. I think George was referring to the Bray address, @jhb171achill... It's one that appeared regularly in GSRPS newsletters back in the day as it's where the Society's secretary lived.
  8. C Class no. 226 and G Class no. G616 are currently inside the shed and a small group of volunteers is slowly but steadily working on returning both to working order. Once that has been completed, B103 and G601 will get their turn...
  9. I've similar memories of lying in my bed at night as a kid in Longford and hearing the growl of a pair of Bo-Bo GMs or the low frequency wallop of an 071 either pottering about the local yard with a liner or powering through on the way to Sligo. Unforgettable...
  10. It does seem to have been relatively short-lived and doesn't seem to have been rolled out across the fleet - just on a small number of units. Always thought it was an odd location to place the stripes; you would think placing wasp stripes or a yellow panel below the windscreen would have proved more beneficial in allowing someone to spot a train hurtling towards them...
  11. From that link: "In 2015, a sheep dung-spitting competition was introduced to Northern Ireland's Lady of The Lake Festival in County Fermanagh." That both raises questions and answers some outstanding ones...
  12. I'm afraid that's not where you put it - as others have pointed out with screenshots and links to what you posted, you created a topic in the 'For Sale or Wanted' section...
  13. The 'For Sale' section is for people to post ads for items they're selling themselves. The 'eBay Watch' topic (which is at the very top of that list) is where eBay links can be posted for discussion... I really don't see what the problem is, to be honest?
  14. As the lads said above, scroll down the page...
  15. Probably because you're looking in the wrong place? The last time you posted it was in the 'For Sale or Wanted' section: https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/forum/22-for-sale-or-wanted/ It's there towards the bottom, underneath the pinned posts...
  16. It's in the link @BosKonay posted above: https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/9979-broadway-ltd-bli-636-gn-great-northern-nw2-diesel-switcher-151-dcc-sound/
  17. I've come across photos of black locos with sandboxes... albeit not on all bogies.
  18. I have that copy of IRN but have been quite skeptical of the assertion that a number of locos were turned out in the same dark green livery as A46. As it was written a few years later, and as reference photos were most likely to have been black & white, I think there's a possibility that the writer misremembered or was mislead by the quality of some images and that they were actually looking at locos in the lighter green livery with waistband (with added coatings of dirt and Crossley engine oil)? There's a B&W photo in the George Mahon collection on the IRRS Flickr archive (link here for those who are members) which shows A11 - one of the locos supposedly turned out in dark green - in 1960, wearing a lined green livery. It's impossible to say for certain, of course, but the paint appears 'lighter' than the shade used on the 800s, which appears much darker in B&W images taken around the same time... Happy to be proven wrong, though!
  19. We know that A46 had been repainted by 1967, thanks to this J. P. O'Dea image (via the NLI's Flickr account). There's also another A Class loco in the frame (possibly A22), which is wearing the pre-rebuild B&T livery.
  20. Hi Patrick, The pre-rebuild Black & Tan livery lived alongside the all-over black livery. Some locos got B&T, most got black, and a small number got black with the yellow nose panels. As for the green livery - the lighter shade was by far the most common. The dark green livery on A46 was most likely unique, although there are rumblings another loco may have received the same shade for a short period - it's the same shade of green that was applied to the 800s in the Flying Snail era. Some locos with the lighter green livery also received an eau-de-nil waistband (a variation we may produce in the future if there is demand).
  21. Well there's already a bid on it, so...
  22. It was a station, although I don't know a lot about it. There are some images in the NLI's O'Dea collection: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000305774 http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000305773 It's interesting to see that passengers had to use a barrow crossing to get from one platform to the other as there was no footbridge...
  23. Pretty sure it didn't reach Bantry, but not sure about Baltimore. I'll have to see if I can dig out some notes...
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