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That will be a Wexford - Rosslare local, probably. The two carriages are green and the tin van filthy "silver", so it's 1958-62 or very close to that. You've a GSWR 1906-era third class coach and a comparatively modern (post-1956-ish) laminate. The loco is as grubby as one would expect..... The cars are (left) a comparatively new (1960?) Austin A35, and what I suspect may be a 1950/1/2 Ford Prefect (right, partly out of sight).  A Ford "Thames" (or maybe VW?) van crosses the level crossing behind the train; with all these clues I'm going to say it's definitely 1961 or 1962.

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The photo was taken by Jack Patience in August 1960. The engine is J 15 No. 182. It is a Wexford North - Rosslare local service and the picture is reproduced in his book "CIE 1958 to 1962". The postcard version (which I assume the above is) is one of a smallish selection of cards that used to be on sale at the old Transport Museum in Witham Street in the 1960's. 

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14 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Close enough to 1961! 😊

The car on the left? Possibly….

I thought A35?

The larger rear window makes it an A35.

 

I think the car in front is a Popular, without the rear doors and the subsequent 'third window'.

 

Possibly.

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16 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Yes, thought so - the one in front also could indeed be a “Popular”, though I thought they had a slightly extended boot?

I think he may have the boot down and in use as an extended 'shelf' with those white bags on?

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Thanks for the info on the cars. Before my time, maybe more my parents era but used to hear my dad talk about them. I often wish there was a forum on Irish cars so that we could find appropriate vehicles to go with older layouts in particular (even if most of them will have British plate on. 

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10 hours ago, DiveController said:

Thanks for the info on the cars. Before my time, maybe more my parents era but used to hear my dad talk about them. I often wish there was a forum on Irish cars so that we could find appropriate vehicles to go with older layouts in particular (even if most of them will have British plate on. 

If only there was some organisation somewhere with the facilities to produce suitable vehicles...

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