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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...

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1 hour ago, Garfield said:

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...

 

Will one of them have an IRM plate on the side???

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5 minutes ago, Westcorkrailway said:

C226 ITG special edition, all funds going towards the restoration of C226's long restoration project

 

And one for B113

 

And G601!

That's what I was thinking, and IRM's model of C226 will be in the semi-restored livery...

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The first shed in your opening post is poor old G601 - its main claim to fame is that it was used to restore freight services on the Banteer/Newmarket branch on the 1/6/1956. It was a big deal and there was an official piss-up in Newmarket on reopening day with toasts to CIE and all - there are menus from the event in the IRRS archives.

Like most innovations in CIE the reopening experiment was short-lived. The loco was finally stopped on the 22/7/72. Latterly it was dumped on the scrap bank in Inchicore. I (not the Irish Narrow Gauge Trust or anybody else) paid for it and was physically involved in recovering it from Inchicore on the 25/7/92 to temporary storage at Bord na Mona (Littleton) and then to Dromod on the 4/9/93.

Like so many other things it was sold to keep things at Dromod going - the Irish Traction Group being the buyer. Cosmetically restored it returned to Inchicore  for the Works "Open Weekend" in June 1996 - see attached pic. Hopefully, it will run again one day!

G601.jpg

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On 24/5/2021 at 6:57 PM, DERAILED said:

@ Wexford70

The first shed in your opening post is poor old G601 - its main claim to fame is that it was used to restore freight services on the Banteer/Newmarket branch on the 1/6/1956. It was a big deal and there was an official piss-up in Newmarket on reopening day with toasts to CIE and all - there are menus from the event in the IRRS archives.

Like most innovations in CIE the reopening experiment was short-lived. The loco was finally stopped on the 22/7/72. Latterly it was dumped on the scrap bank in Inchicore. I (not the Irish Narrow Gauge Trust or anybody else) paid for it and was physically involved in recovering it from Inchicore on the 25/7/92 to temporary storage at Bord na Mona (Littleton) and then to Dromod on the 4/9/93.

Like so many other things it was sold to keep things at Dromod going - the Irish Traction Group being the buyer. Cosmetically restored it returned to Inchicore  for the Works "Open Weekend" in June 1996 - see attached pic. Hopefully, it will run again one day!

G601.jpg

Am sorry you lost your capital investment but thank you for the chance of G601 at least having a future. Without such good faith actions, even more would have been lost.

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