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Interesting shot, this. Is it a mixed train, or is the Cravens coach just in the consist as part of a shunt move? I presume there's a genny van behind the coach if it's part of a service train...

It's just the carriage to accommodate an IRRS party over the Burma Rd, 15th June 1968, as was done on several occasions by sticking a carriage onto a regular goods! ;)

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It's just the carriage to accommodate an IRRS party over the Burma Rd, 15th June 1968, as was done on several occasions by sticking a carriage onto a regular goods! ;)

 

That would have been a great day out! It seems to have been common enough way of visiting goods only branches like Tullow and Banagher usually behind steam in the 50s.

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It's worth noting that the occasion of 055 and the E class in Tuam was the movement of the WISRA stock from Attymon to Tuam as part of them becoming Westrail and setting up their base there. A55 / 055 was a regular on the Limerick - Sligo route down through the years and also hauled the coal and oil on numerous occasions along with fertilser specials.

 

Anybody know what name she had? All the a class were unofficially named and were written on the inside of the cab. Does anybody have the complete list?

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