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Incidentally' date=' I spotted this on google maps, a mini crane on the back of a 42' flat. <img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9425"/><img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9426"/> Then I got this image... <img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9427"/> Anybody got an idea what it is/was for? Lifting old semaphore signals? R[/quote']

 

Ritchie-it's the old hiab wagon used for collecting old telegraph poles at one stage.

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Always good to see some more unusual Permanent way oddities! Thanks for posting:)

For the record, here's a few more I came across back in August 2012 down on North Wall.

Anyone ever see the Hi-rail Tractor in action? Im guessing it's for hedge cutting duties?

 

Couldnt get much closer, like ye said.... you'd have to be MI5, CIA, CIE (or a Ninja!) to get in there :D

Tom

 

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Here are a few of the many videos I took of some rail replacing and road resurfacing that was taking place on a local level crossing.

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741 on its way to the crossing:

 

I have close up pics of the tamper and some of the machinery used but the photos keep failing to upload.

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It breaks my heart seeing all that lovely bullhead track being ripped up in Clonmel. The new road bridge is a mess compared to the old one. However it is nice that they are starting to put in windows on the platform side of the two storey building. It is also nice to see the per way trains in action.

 

Rich,

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Hi Richie,

 

When was the Clonmel station bridge changed out? Safety? It was a bit hump-backed alright.

 

The new one is a block-ish yoke by comparison, not much elegance to it.

 

Great youtube clip though...

 

They started taking it out in 2012 Des, The signals were moved forward a few feet while the work was being done. The signal man told me that they needed a wider bridge to accommodate the traffic. I have fond memories of crossing the bridge when going to Fethard, I suppose it was more appealing to me instead of using the by pass. It's a wonderful station and a beautiful building. I can see the inspiration in Carrick and Clonmel for the SSM level crossing and signals.

 

Rich,

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Hi Richie,

 

When was the Clonmel station bridge changed out? Safety? It was a bit hump-backed alright.

 

The new one is a block-ish yoke by comparison, not much elegance to it.

 

Great youtube clip though...

 

not wishing to hijack but they're replacing the bridge over the rails at buttevant in the next few weeks.they've got the digger in building an access road at the moment.gonna be a horrible concrete jobbie nowt like the one that's been there since around 1840.

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