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Very often retired ex-mainline stock was used. Even in the early days, former main line 2-2-2's ended their days thus. However, in steam days there were indeed numerous classes of shutters on the big companies lines. In diesel days there were fewer, and after the demise of the E class almost thirty years ago, it's been "normal" locos.

 

I suppose it depends on the location or era that you are modelling.

 

Shutters have fared well in preservation. Downpatrick has two ex-sugar company steam locos and two CIE "E" class, as well as a "G". Two other "G" class are there two, courtesy of the ITG. Whitehead has the Derry shutter "Harvey", the Guinness engine and the rare Planet shutter from Irish Shell. Cultra has the Donegal narrow gauge "Phoenix", Derry no. 1, and an even narrower gauge Guinness diesel. Several 1ft 10 in gauge Guinness steam locos have survived too....

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Hi guys and thanks, I should have said diesel, if there were any on Irish rail, I'm not thinking of any particular time, or region, thanks again, did anything like this run on Irish rail, :-bd

 

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Hi guys and thanks, I should have said diesel, if there were any on Irish rail, I'm not thinking of any particular time, or region, thanks again, did anything like this run on Irish rail, :-bd

 

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Wonder could you tweak it to make it look more like the NIR DH Class engines?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NIR_1_Class

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This thread might be of interest;

 

http://irishrailmodel.com/showthread.php/1574-D301-Class

 

...also the drawing here:

 

http://irishrailmodels.com/2012/01/25/d301-class-locomotive-drawings/

 

...and Steve Johnson's modelling article in Issue 5 of 'Irish Lines', here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgbbr6m6jvvi1cp/Irish%20Lines%20-%20Issue%205%20-%201993%20Winter.pdf

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